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Old March 9 2012, 07:58 AM   #37
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Re: OT: THe Dark Knight Rises by Greg Cox

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^ Vonda McIntyre's novelisations of II and III were very good, with lots of extra character development and scenes.
Totally agreed. Amazingly good!

Once she left the series, I don't think subsequent novelisations were as developed.
Friends and I noted, at the time, that Vonda's novelization of ST IV begins to add new material as she had on the previous two, but abruptly becomes a strict conversion-of-script-into-prose from just after the 20th century trash collectors were revealed to be brainstorming clichd lines for a movie script they're writing together.

From comments in "Voyages of Imagination", it seems like ST IV might have been the first tie-in manuscript scrutinized by Richard Arnold, rather than Susan Sackett, with objections to authors adding new material. Certainly, Vonda's experiences getting "Enterprise: The First Adventure" and ST IV through the approval process seem to have turned her off ST tie-ins.
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
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