About J. Neil Schulman
J. Neil Schulman is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, radio personality, filmmaker, composer, and actor.
His dozen books include the novels Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza, both of which won the Libertarian Futurist Society’s Prometheus Award for best libertarian novel, and the anthology Nasty, Brutish, And Short Stories.
His latest novel is the comic fantasy, Escape from Heaven, in which a radio-talk-show host manages the election campaign of Jesus to win back the earth from Jesus’ ex-wife, Satan.
Schulman’s articles and essays have been published in magazines ranging from National Review to Cult Movies, and in newspapers including articles for the Los Angeles Times.
His nonfiction books include Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, endorsed by Academy-Award-winner Charlton Heston, The Frame of the Century? in which he suggested an alternate killer who could have framed O. J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, and his autobiographical I Met God — God Without Religion, Scripture, or Faith, in which this former atheist describes the experiences that led him to conclude the existence of God, but still distance himself from all religions.
His latest book is Unchaining the Human Heart — A Revolutionary Manifesto, in which J. Neil Schulman makes the case that liberty is a necessity for the attainment of happiness.
Most recently Schulman moved into independent filmmaking as the writer, director, and executive producer of the comic-thriller feature film, Lady Magdalene’s, starring Star Trek icon (and fellow executive producer) Nichelle Nichols.
Schulman played Al Qaeda terrorist Ali in the film, and even composed the music for two songs (and lyrics for three more) for the soundtrack. The production held its world première screening on February 2, 2008 at the San Diego Black Film Festival, where it won the festival’s “Best Cutting Edge Film” award. On October 1, 2008, following its fifth film-festival screening, Lady Magdalene’s won “Audience Choice” at the Cinema City International Film Festival. In July 2011 the Anthem Film Festival at FreedomFest awarded Lady Magdalene’s a Special Jury Prize for Libertarian Ideals. The full movie can now be seen on YouTube.
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