Indeed, KRAD is thanked in the acknowledgments for his assistance to DRGIII in writing Revelation and Dust. The idea that this is all "punishment" against KRAD is just silly.
KRAD was thanked previously. While his books were being ignored/at best, swiftly neutered at the request of TPTB.
You're letting wishful thinking colour your perception.
I like how you're coming up with conspiracy theories about TPTB wanting to destroy KRAD's very Treklit legacy, but you're calling someone else out for wishful thinking.