(written from a Production point of view)
Ruth Amelia Berman (born 15 November 1942; age 74) is a science fiction and fantasy author, who wrote the short story "Visit to a Weird Planet, Revisited" and co-wrote the story "The Face on the Barroom Floor" for the 1978 anthology, The New Voyages. She started out as a Star Trek fan writer, publishing in numerous fanzines during the 1960s and 1970s.
A noticeable fan publication she contributed to as publisher and editor, was Inside Star Trek, a by Gene Roddenberry officially endorsed fanzine, which was published during the production of the Original Series, and for which Berman conducted several interviews with behind-the-scenes production staffers and actors, including:
- Beaming up: William Shatner – issue 1, July 1968, pp. 10-12
- Behind the camera: Fred Phillips – issue 2, August 1968, pp. 3-7
- Beaming up: DeForest Kelley – issue 3, September 1968, pp. 4-7
- Beaming Up: James Doohan – issue 5, November 1968, pp. 3-5
- Beaming Up: Leonard Nimoy – issue 6, December 1968, pp. 3-4
- Beaming Up: George Takei – issue 8, February 1969, pp. 3-7
Berman received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer in 1973.