George Clayton Johnson’s 80th birthday will be celebrated on Saturday, July 11 with a party at Mystery and Imagination Bookstore in Glendale, writes John King Tarpinian. The festivities begin at 2 p.m.
George is responsible for some of science fiction’s most imaginative, historic and memorable scripts, including The Twilight Zone episodes “Nothing in the Dark,” “Kick the Can,” and “A Game of Pool,” and the first Star Trek episode to air, “The Man Trap.” He collaborated with William Nolan on the novel Logan’s Run, later made into an MGM movie. He also wrote the screenplay for the original Ocean’s 11.
Mystery & Imagination is located at 238 N. Brand Bl. in Glendale, California.