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Old October 27 2013, 04:44 AM   #16
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

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Robert J. Sawyer.
Yes. His worked is peppered with Trek references.
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Old October 27 2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Unfortunately they've passed away now, but I've wondered how Leslie McFarlane, Howard R. Garis and James Lawrence would've, each, written a Trek novel.
I thought the same about J.G. Ballard.
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Old October 27 2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Alan Dean Foster. I know he's done a lot of tie-ins (the TAS episodes and I believe he did the novelization of the 2009 movie). He has a wonderful take on the characters, so I would love to see him tackle an original Trek novel that's not based on an already-aired episode or movie.

I'm also curious as to what kind of Trek novel Ben Bova could write. It would likely be more scientifically plausible, with less technobabble. There's no question he knows how to write SF adventure stories, as witness his Asteroid Wars arc of his overall Grand Tour series.
He actually did write one of the unpublished Abramverse novels that were supposed to come out in 2010. So we did get very close to getting a non-novelization from ADF.
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Old October 27 2013, 09:11 PM   #19
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^Well, all of the last four Star Trek Log volumes (7-10) did contain original stories by Foster. They were sequels to the episodes (and in the case of Log Ten, a prequel and a parallel story as well), but they were definitely original Star Trek fiction by Foster.
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Old October 27 2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

^ Especially all of that filler material involving the Klingons, that was kind of a giveaway.
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Old October 28 2013, 05:47 AM   #21
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I know he expanded on the TAS episodes. My point is that it wasn't completely, 100% standalone material, as in published separately from the Log books.
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Old October 29 2013, 02:42 AM   #22
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^Well, all of the last four Star Trek Log volumes (7-10) did contain original stories by Foster. They were sequels to the episodes (and in the case of Log Ten, a prequel and a parallel story as well), but they were definitely original Star Trek fiction by Foster.
I completely forgot about that.
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Old October 29 2013, 08:05 PM   #23
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Robert J. Sawyer.
Yes. His worked is peppered with Trek references.
This isn't Trek, but I really wish RJS had gotten the chance to write Alien Exodus. I have long wanted to see how..



fits into the SW universe...
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Old October 29 2013, 08:30 PM   #24
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

Stephen Baxter, Stephen King, Jack McDevitt, and Joe Haldeman (without the constraints)
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Old October 29 2013, 09:05 PM   #25
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

Within the genres of sci-fi, fantasy and the like? The late Iain Banks, for sure! And Alasdair Reynolds. But maybe also someone who would do something distinctly personal with the source, like Patrick Rothfuss or Neil Gaiman or Gene Wolfe (I guess the middle of whom might have once written Trek lit, and maybe the former might if for fun, but the latter would have fit into the 80s era).

But I still, like when I asked this question long ago, would love some more female, non-white or literary authors to write Trek, people who write and think like Zadie Smith or Kazuo Ishiguro or such like. It's great to see Una doing very interesting things like Brinkmanship's critique of patriarchy, as well as her use of non-omniscient authorial voices, or David Mack's lengthy first person narrative in the first Cold Equations book (and there are lots of other wonderfully authorial devices to pick out from recent): it would be lovely to see other such social or authorial devices encouraged and used
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Old October 29 2013, 09:29 PM   #26
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After hearing Octavia Butler talk about her love and admiration for the space program, I believe she would have told one helluva Trek story in prose.
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

Do not, under any circumstances, let Kenji Siratori anywhere near Trek.
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Old October 30 2013, 02:43 AM   #28
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^Why?
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Re: Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

^ Ever read Blood Electric? That'll answer your question.

Unless of course you actually LIKE books that are, quite literally, nothing but gibberish. (Hell, even the back cover blurb doesn't make sense.)
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Old October 30 2013, 04:37 AM   #30
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I had never heard of that before your post. I just looked it now, and all I can say is .
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