Heironymous Frederich Handel (1923, October 5th), also known as Jerry Howard Frye, is a Naturalised-American Scieence Fiction Author and Actor, best known for his works in Major Hollywood Films and for his expansive repetoire of Novels that have garnered a popular audience. He has written over 78 Novels, has over 35 Short Story Collections and has been published in many magazines since the time of Pulp Fiction.
Being widely considered a master of the Genre, his works were called once by fellow science fiction writer Robert Silverberg as, "The Dark Side of Science Fiction" for his Macabre and Bizarre tales that have taken a turn for complexity. He has written for Science Fiction ever since the 40's and has worked along side with Robert Heinlein in a couple of his fictions as well with Isaac Asimov and Andre Norton. He has since won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award.
Heironymous Frederich Handel was born in Sussex, England on October 5th, 1923 to George Handel, an archeologist, and to Anna Johnson Handel, a School Teacher in England. They moved to New York in 1925 due to George's new hobby of being a Writer and Anna's want to teach at a University in America.
He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and graduated at the top of his class. He then attended Harvard on Invitation by his Friend Ricky Coleridge, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Physics, A Masters in Aeronautics and in Astrophysics, while Earning a Ph. D in Biology. Being overqualified for most jobs, he decided to take a teaching position in Harvard, becoming a Professor in Biology.
During his teen years, he joined a group of Science Fiction fans called "The Call to Space", which would later become a Short Story Collection between him and a group of peers that eventually went on to be very successful science fiction writers.
He joined Mensa at the age of 42 and later left because of conflicting reasons. He later then joined the International Robotics Association that gave him a chance to experiment with what he's been wanting to experiment, such as creating automatons of his own design and to publish articles on modern Robot Constructions. He later then joined the Hollywood group of Robotic Fanatics on this basis.
He was first married to Angelou Vera Frye for fifteen years and three chiildren, then they divorced. In 1971, he married Maria Stanton for ten years and two children, then she died of Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Failure. In 1992, He married to Nancy Lack, who is currently Married to him.
He currently resides with his family in Jacksonville, Florida.
Hollywood years (1965 - 1985)Edit
After writing his first screenplay in 1964 for the film "Monsters From Abroad", he was called back to set to see if he can give some pointers to the actors. After demonstrating what was needed to be done, they chose him for the role of being Toby, the Monster Hunter.'s Father. He accepted the role and this became his first acting job.
Because of the popularity of "Monsters From Abroad", he was later accepted into more popular roles in the Science Fiction Movies, but was offered his first real Hollywood Movie role when Director Matt Esterhaus, an englishman working in Hollywood, looked to him to play the main character in "The Pauper's Love" and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the role, as well as the Academy Award for best Ensemble cast.
He later quit being an actor in Science Fiction Movies due to the popularity of his roles in Mainstream films. yet, after receiving a call from Gene Roddenbery for a role in Star Trek, he couldn't refuse. He starred in the Special "Inter-Dimensional Thieves of Rogant", playing the role of Master Rogant, a terrifying being without form who has come from another Universe to take claim of this one, but due to very disturbing circumstances and bad accidents, the Special was cancelled and was later made into a book by Frye.
In 1985, after making seven more movies from the previous year and a half, Frye gets into a car accident and his back is injured to the point that acting seems more and more impossible. He retired from Hollywood in December of 1985 and returned to writing.
Later Career (1986 - present)Edit
After the accident, Frye took the initiative to write a novel for his wife, who was diagnosed with cancer at the time. He spent five years writing "Memories: A Song of Roses" for her. It made the #1 New York Times Best Seller's list in 1991 and later went on to being one of the most influential novels of the 20th Century. He then began writing his Autobiography after that, along with his wife who was writing hers. Unfortunately, Maria died before she could finish it and Frye decided to finish it himself.
In 1992, he published his Autobiography, "The Life of Frye: An Autobiography", and subsequent year, he published "Living with Frye: The Life of Maria Frye". Afterwards, he began writing a large Science Fiction novel that some friends of his said that "He seemed so obsessive over it, that he wouldn't find time to talk to us."
He then reclused himself to Jacksonville, Florida and refused to talk with people outside of his family and in 2003, he published his largest Science Fiction Novel to date, "Iro: An Account of an Aboriginal of Mars", which later on went to win the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, The Locus Award, The John Campbell Award, and was Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for its intricate and very fluid composition. It was later then named the most influential Novel in a bulk of history.
Since then, he has written short stories here and there and is waiting for a short story collection to be released, "Placid Rain: Stories from The Depths of Jerry Howard Frye".
- Akentatem and The Lost Glyph
- Ru and the Dekamin Wreakers
- Black and Boiling Sun
- Midnight Road
- The Tomb of the Sun God
- Heiroglyphic Tales: A Collection
Star Trek Novels
Stand Alone Novels