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Old April 10 2013, 10:10 AM   #57
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Re: Brannon Braga: Not a Diane Carey Fan?

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...no, but one would think that it'd be part of their job to ask her to take them out.
Two related points.

1. Is it the job of the editors to save their writers from themselves?
From themselves? Not sure. But I'm fairly positive they'd want to make sure the book was acceptable for publishing.

And since they got published...
The Broken Bow novelization differs from the other work she did in that it was literally the first literary production associated with the show. The original tie-in novels weren't that widely read, and even the DS9 episode novelizations weren't very high profile. Neither can be said of the novelization of the first episode of a new series.

2. Perhaps more speculatively, would there necessarily have been the opportunity for the editors to get Carey to take them out, or--if all else fails--for the editors to take them out themselves? Her asides seem to have been fairly pervasive throughout the manuscript. Depending on how much time there was between manuscript submission and the final prep work for publication, they might not have had the time to do an extensive revision.
Even assuming all that was true (and I'm not convinced it would have been), they could have not signed her to keep writing books.[/QUOTE]

As others have noted, it's telling that after Broken Bow Carey has written no more Trek novels.

Looking at the bibliography again, the Star Trek: Challenger series that Carey initiated as a successor to New Earth even died aborning, not having gotten past two entries in the Gateways series.

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It is important to note that Diane Carey appears to have been given novelizations because of her ability to quickly put out a novel with a short deadline.
This is confirmed in Voyages of Imagination, where Carey states that she wrote the book in two weeks while at sea serving as a ship's cook.
She wrote the Broken Bow novelization in two weeks, in those conditions?
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