King Daniel wrote:
I'm not resistant at all. No question Vonda McIntyre originated a lot of Trek lore, including the idea that George Kirk was a Starfleet officer.
And that he was named
George Kirk in the first place. Don't forget that she deserves credit for naming both George and Winona.
But the idea of him being first officer of a starship began with Carey - and the earliest versions of the Star Trek story supposedly began with Robert April and George Kirk on the Enterprise - an idea right out of Final Frontier.
Which built on what McIntyre had previously established. What I object to is that you only
mention Carey and thus give the misleading impression that she created the characters. It's not about one versus the other, it's about only mentioning one when you should mention both.