Is Isaac Szpindel?
Dr. Isaac Szpindel lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is a two-time Prix
Award-winning screenwriter, author,
film producer, electrical engineer, neurologist, a student of five
styles of martial arts, speaks five languages and is an accomplished public speaker. He
is affectionately known as "Buckaroo
Banzai" by his friends in the SF community.
Isaac's SF writing credits include "By Its Cover",
which appears in Tales from the
Wonder Zone: Explorer
and "Downcast" (with Eugene
Roddenberry), which appeared in the fifth anniversary edition of Parsec. Isaac's story,
"Patterns", was a finalist for the Writer's of the Future Contest. His short story "Porter's Progress"
appears in the anthology Space Inc. edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Julie E. Czerneda. ReVisions:
edited by Isaac Szpindel and Julie E. Czerneda
is a new alternate
history SF anthology from DAW Books and includes Isaacs Prix
Aurora Award-winning story "When the Morning Stars Sang Together".
His story "Engines of Creation" appeared in the Spiritual
SF edition of Oceans
of the Mind (Ed. Richard Freeborn) in summer 2004 and his story "Ineffable"
appeared in the DAW fantasy anthology: In the Shadow
of Evil (Edited by John Helfers and Martin Greenberg) in 2005.
Look for Isaacs next story "From
Gehenna" in the DAW Anthology, Slipstreams
Isaac is involved extensively in the Canadian film industry. He
is the Aurora Award-winning screenwriter for the Rescue
Heroes episodes "Underwater Nightmare" (which
was the 2002 Aurora
Award winner in the professional category Best Work in English: Other) and
"Bat's Life" (a 2003 Aurora Award Finalist) presently
airing on WB and Teletoon. He has written 6 episodes, and is
head-writer/story-editor, for the SF action/adventure series, The boy,
which is currently airing worldwide and locally on YTV. He has
recently been hired to write an exciting new SF/Fantasy feature-film for
an international company and has created a television series currently
in development for an
Emmy-Award-winning producer and backed by a Major Canadian broadcaster. He is executive producer of the
award-winning short-film Hoverboy
and is completing several short stories for well known
Look for Isaac's story
"From Gehenna" in the DAW Anthology,
Coming May 2006
Look for Isaac at SF conventions
where he is a frequent guest and panelist.
...Buckaroo Banzai, born to an immigrant mother and a
foreign father, thus began life as he was destined to live it...
going in several directions at once. A brilliant neurologist and
engineer, this restless young man grew quickly dissatisfied with a life
devoted solely to medicine and physics. He roamed the planet
studying martial arts and science-fiction writing; finally finding his
place amongst a most eccentric group of friends, those smooth-talking
science-fiction-writing scientists, Team Banzai.....
The following eccentric, smooth-talking,
science-fiction-writing scientists have been known to sit in on
Team Banzai Panels at Ad Astra, Torcon 3 and Toronto Trek.