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About Jason Davis

Photo by Bo Nash.

Jason Davis is a writer, editor, and producer. He has written articles, columns, and reviews for publications as diverse as Cinescape, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and He was a contributing editor at Creative Screenwriting magazine, where he wrote cover stories for the print publication and edited DVD reviews for its online companion. For fifteen years, he’s been senior editor at both Publishing 180 and Synthetic Worlds Publishing, editing thirty books on the television series Babylon 5, including an art-filled coffee table book for the show’s 20th anniversary, and producing Blu-ray and DVD releases on the making of the series. He edited over a dozen new titles in collaboration with the legendary Harlan Ellison® and directed a Preservation Project designed to create definitive, expanded reissues of Ellison’s 40-book back catalog. One of his short stories won the Bill Camfield Memorial Award for Satire. Studio Thirteen, the television series he created, wrote, and produced in college was licensed by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels for national broadcast. His books include Writing The X-Files and The Babylon 5 Encyclopedia. For the last dozen years, he’s been helping other writers realize their dream of publication by coaching them to put their stories on paper and guiding them to publication. He lives in Burbank, CA.

Harlan Ellison and Jason Davis, who edited more of his books than anyone else in his 69-year literary career.
Photo ©2013 by Rod Searcey. Used with permission.

Why Humanity Is My Business: In the Babylon 5 episode “Moments of Transition” (1997), Alfred Bester (Walter Koenig) misquoted the ghost of Jacob Marley from A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1843) by Charles Dickens. “Mankind was my business” becomes “Humanity is my business.” Thus was this website titled. A bit circuitous? Perhaps.

“Harlan Ellison” is a registered trademark of The Kilimanjaro Corporation.