Michael Hemmingson, 47, died of apparent cardiac arrest in Tijuana, Mexico, on January 9. He was a prolific dramatist, journalist, fiction author and critic.
Within the genre, he wrote the screenplay for the 2007 film Aliens, based on a one act play. (Not connected with Sigourney Weaver movies.)
His media study monograph, Star Trek: A Post-Structural Critique of the Original Series, was a San Diego Book Awards Association 2010 finalist nominee for General Non-fiction Book.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]