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Old May 26 2013, 04:47 PM   #8
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Re: If STID was a SNW submission... (SPOILERS)

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So the question is, had STID been a submission for SNW, would it have been laughed out of consideration?
No. Dean Wesley Smith read far worse.

Dave Mack and John Ordover did an internet radio show in which they talked Star Trek books in the late 90s. They had Smith on once to talk about the kinds of stories he read.

At the time, the most insane story was a Deep Space Nine story. A giant space penis arrived at the station and mated with the Bajoran wormhole.

If Smith got through that, a hypothetical Star Trek Into Darkness story would be positively normal!

And to follow-up on what DorkBoy said, what matters was the execution. If Smith was gripped on page one and the story held together in the 7,500 word limit, Star Trek Into Darkness could very well have worked for Strange New Worlds.
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