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Old November 6 2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

Out of interest, how many writers of Trek prose have also done prose fiction for Doctor Who? I know Peter David wrote the short story "One Fateful Knight" for one of the Big Finish prose anthologies, which was both a sequel and prequel to the TV story "Battlefield." What others?
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Old November 6 2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

I'm sure I'm going to leave some people out...

Mike W. Barr
Peter David
Keith R.A. DeCandido
John S. Drew
Diane Duane
Allyn Gibson
Una McCormack
Robert T. Jeschonek
Terri Osborne
James Swallow
Richard C. White

Swallow and McCormack have written novels for both franchises. The others have written Doctor Who short stories for Big Finish's Short Trips anthologies.
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Old November 6 2013, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

^And Keith edited one of those anthologies, IIRC.
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Old November 6 2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

David A McIntee is another who has done work on both
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Old November 6 2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post
I'm sure I'm going to leave some people out...

Mike W. Barr
Peter David
Keith R.A. DeCandido
John S. Drew
Diane Duane
Allyn Gibson
Una McCormack
Robert T. Jeschonek
Terri Osborne
James Swallow
Richard C. White
What stories did they write?
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Old November 6 2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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David A McIntee is another who has done work on both
I knew I was going to leave someone out. Lonemagpie is probably cursing my name as I type this!

I also left out Paul Kupperberg and Kevin Killiany.

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I'm sure I'm going to leave some people out...

Mike W. Barr
Peter David
Keith R.A. DeCandido
John S. Drew
Diane Duane
Allyn Gibson
Una McCormack
Robert T. Jeschonek
Terri Osborne
James Swallow
Richard C. White
What stories did they write?
Keith was in Decalog 3.

Mike W. Barr, Keith DeCandido, Kevin Killiany, and Paul Kupperberg were in Destination Prague. Also in that volume was Chris Roberson, who later wrote Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes for IDW publishing.

The rest were in The Quality of Leadership.

There was another Trek author-heavy Short Trips anthology that was in development when Big Finish gave up the license. I'd have to look at old e-mails to refresh my memory about who was invited; I think Dayton Ward was in the frame for that one. The story I pitched was a Six/Charlie story that was pretty clever.
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Old November 6 2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

McCormack, Swallow and McIntee have also written Big Finish audio plays.
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

I would love a Paul Cornell-penned Star Trek novel.

I would love love love love love if Pocket and BBC Books could work together so Cornell could write the TOS/Second Doctor story Cornell wanted to write for Big Finish.

I should also point out that Titan's Star Trek Magazine had contributions by authors known in fandom primarily for their Doctor Who work, including Lance Parkin.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:22 PM   #9
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I knew I was going to leave someone out. Lonemagpie is probably cursing my name as I type this!
Actually, no, cos I was taking the OP to be asking about Trek writers who'd moved onto DW, and I'm the one who did it the other way round.

So I probably don't, technically, count.
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Old November 6 2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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^Well, Noddy just said "also," not "afterward." So I think it encompasses anyone who's done both, regardless of order.
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Old November 7 2013, 01:05 AM   #11
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Of course there is the rumour that Gene Coon was so cash-strapped that he not only moonlighted as Lee Cronin, but also as Robert Holmes. I doubt you've heard it before as I just made it up...
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Old November 7 2013, 02:17 AM   #12
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We need to get Greg Cox (Does he follow Doctor Who?) and especially Christopher (Since I know he watches Doctor Who) to write some Audios (<-- I use that as a Cyberman, rather than a Bolian in the Doctor Who Forum )

Allyn, I knew you were a bit on the inside, but, I didn't realize you were an author, I thought maybe a columnist (Please don't take offense, I'm not very well read )
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Old November 7 2013, 02:30 AM   #13
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Re: Trek authors who have also written for Doctor Who

Oh, I realized the other author I forgot who has written novels in both franchises.

John Peel.
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Old November 7 2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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I would love a Paul Cornell-penned Star Trek novel.

I would love love love love love if Pocket and BBC Books could work together so Cornell could write the TOS/Second Doctor story Cornell wanted to write for Big Finish.

I should also point out that Titan's Star Trek Magazine had contributions by authors known in fandom primarily for their Doctor Who work, including Lance Parkin.
I admire a lot of Cornell's work, so I wouldn't mind seeing his TOS/Second Doctor crossover myself.

I didn't know Lance Parkin had contributed to the Trek magazine though. What's he written for it?
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Old November 7 2013, 02:00 PM   #15
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I would love a Titan novel from Lance Parkin.
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