in today's Trek lit market where authors seem to be given the green light to do whatever they want and churn out amateur fan-fiction disguised as professional, high-class lit it's all fine and accepted.
This seems like a thorough insult not only to the editors of the Trek
line, but also to the writers of current Trek
fiction, many of whom post here. Besides which, it's a totally nonsensical statement--since Pocket's Star Trek
fiction is officially-licensed and professionally published, there's no way it can be classified as "amateur."