King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
I'm currently reading the TMP novelization, and am gussing that, being penned by GR himself, it was immune to the ban on references.
Well, it was written in 1979
, ten years before "the memo". (It is partially quoted in the lettercol of DC Comics Series II issue #1.)
Richard Arnold made the point, several times in his column in "Star Trek Communicator", that the additional material in ST:TMP's novelization, even though penned by GR himself, was "not canon".