Entry updated 1 August 2022. Tagged: Author.
Working name of US singer, dancer and actor Grace Dell Nichols (1932-2022), best known for her role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek (1966-1969) series and its very many spinoffs. Her first venture into genre fiction was the novelette "Surprise!" with Myrna Culbreath and Sondra Marshak in Star Trek: The New Voyages 2 (anth 1978) edited by Culbreath and Marshak.
Her first novel Saturn's Child (1995) with Margaret Wander Bonanno is a tale in which First Contact leads to an inter-species romance; a belated sequel was Saturna's Quest (2002) with Jim Meechan. Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories (1994) is nonfiction. [JC/DRL]
Grace Dell Nichols
born Robbins, Illinois: 28 December 1932
died Silver City, New Mexico: 30 July 2022
- Saturn's Child (New York: Ace Books, 1995) with Margaret Wander Bonanno [hb/Michael Herring]
- Saturna's Quest (no place given: Planet X Publications, 2002) with Jim Meechan [hb/Michael David Ward]
- Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1994) [nonfiction: hb/]
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