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Howard Weinstein (born 16 September 1954; age 61) is a noted science fiction author. In 1974, at age 19, he became the youngest person to ever write a script for Star Trek, selling “The Pirates of Orion” for use in Star Trek: The Animated Series. He has also written numerous Star Trek novels and comic books. He was credited with “thanks” on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Weinstein was interviewed by Lynne Stephens for the article “Howard Weinstein – Scribe to the “Power Hungry”” for The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 8, pp. 22-25 and by Michael McAvennie for the article “Picard’s Options”, published in The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 13, pp. 52-53.
Weinstein is also noted for dedication to fans, appearing at hundreds of conventions. He lives in New York with his dog, Mail Order Annie.
In December 2006, it was announced that Weinstein had written a script, “The Sky Above, the Mudd Below,” for Star Trek: New Voyages. [X]wbm
Other novels he has written include three in the V Series, East Coast Crisis (with A.C. Crispin), Prisoners and Pawns, and Path to Conquest. He has also written Puppy Kisses are Good for the Soul in 2001 and Mickey Mantle in 2003.