(written from a Production point of view)
John J. Ordover is a former editor at Pocket Books, and for many years he was responsible for overseeing the company's line of Star Trek books. He is partially responsible for the "rebirth" of Star Trek fiction in the 1990s, being the driving force behind series-bending concepts such as the Invasion! miniseries, the Eugenics Wars novels, and Star Trek: New Frontier, Trek's first novel-only series. He also edited the first seven volumes of the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthologies.
In August of 2003, Ordover left Pocket books to start up a book packager (though he did continue to work on a few projects he had left at Pocket), but ended up a part-owner of Phobos Books where he holds the title of editor-in-chief. There, he was responsible for the development of the new Phobos Impact Science Fiction and Fantasy lines, presenting the forthcoming novels All Eve's Hallows by Dean Wesley Smith (September, 2005) Dragon America by Mike Resnick (also September, 2005), Sword of Orion by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (October, 2005), Blood and Roses by Ann Tonsor Zeddies (November, 2005), The Genesis Project by Dayton Ward (January, 2006) Luna City Special Investigations: Dead Man on the Moon by Stephen Harper (February, 2006) and Phobos Rising by L.A. Graf (March, 2006).
In 2000, Ordover won the Psi Phi Award for Lifetime Achievement. It was subsequently nicknamed "the Ordie" in his honor.
He runs the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art in Manhattan.
Episode writing credits
- Identity Crisis
- Strange New Worlds I (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds II (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds III (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds IV (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds V (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds VI (with Dean Wesley Smith and Paula M. Block)
- Strange New Worlds VII (with Dean Wesley Smith, Elisa J. Kassin, and Paula M. Block)