I think some readers mistake his surreal, absurd take on DS9 in The Laertian Gamble for ignorance or incompetence.
No, it was excruciatingly boring
. Turning the pages was a real chore.
Re KRAD's comments about ST authors and sales: While I definitely have my preferred authors, I'm a collector
. I buy every
Star Trek book: good, bad and indifferent, fiction and non fiction. Who actually wrote the book sometimes
helps me to decide which book on my teetering "to read" pile gets my attention next, but I am one of those very dependable fans who doesn't influence spikes in sales at all, expect perhaps if/when I do a positive review of one.
Nerys Ghemor wrote:
Sometimes the byline IS very important. Diane Duane's Trek works got me into her original stuff, and by now I've amassed a fairly large collection.
Ah, but that was only after
you read her Star Trek book, not what made you buy her first Star Trek-related title.
I got into reading the original SF works of Larry Niven, David Gerrold, Vonda McInytre and Peter David because
of positive experiences with their ST work, but I would have picked up their ST stuff anyway, because it had "Star Trek" on the cover.