Allyn Gibson wrote:
Perhaps. But I imagine that Pocket would have been happier and Star Trek
novels would have sold better if fans hadn't been told repeatedly that the books didn't count.
On the other hand, it's worth noting that there's a potential dark side to treating tie-in books as canon.
Let's be honest here. If the movie and TV people actually had to worry about what happens in the books, we would never be allowed to do anything interesting ever again.
Tie-in authors would have less
freedom, not more, because the studios wouldn't want us to do anything that might possibly
limit their options in the future.
It would be like the Richard Arnold era times 100.