Author turnover: Why did they leave, and where are they now?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Therin of Andor

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    Me too. After "Nemesis" added the B-4 to the Data backstory, I wrote to Jeff suggesting it might be useful for a followup to his excellent Data novel, "Immortal Coil", but Jeff said that his only connection to Pocket Books had been via Marco Palmieri, and with Marco's departure he didn't really have an "in" for pitching, nor the inclination to do more ST.
     
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  2. Deranged Nasat

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    ^ I'm sorry to hear that. I very much enjoyed his contributions and would have liked for him to become one of the "regulars".
     
  3. flandry84

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    Given how well they handled the supporting characters of TOS and nowadays we seem to be coming down with a plethora of newer minor or supporting characters,how about the L A Graf collective for a return?
     
  4. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    :eek:

    *Brain blue-screens*
     
  5. Sho

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    Because you knew or you didn't? :)
     
  6. JD

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    Agreed. I really enjoyed everything thing he wrote for the Trek novel line.
     
  7. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    Didn't. Know.
     
  8. Patrick O'Brien

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    Me either.:lol:
     
  9. PKS8304

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    Whatever happened to Vornholt anyway? I really enjoyed everyone of his Next Generation books.
     
  10. Relayer1

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    I am struggling with Gemworld - I keep finding more interesting things to read...
     
  11. Therin of Andor

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    Yeah, it was pretty slow moving.
     
  12. Sho

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    Gemworld seems to be getting referenced a lot in other novels, though.
     
  13. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Sure. The premise was fine. Just needed to be a tighter single novel and not a leisurely duology. Home to a half dozen different sentient races, including Melora Pazla's Elaysians. Cool!
     
  14. DrCorby

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    I think I have these books, but never read them. But every time I see the title "Gemworld", I think of the 80s-era DC comics series "Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld". (I used to see it on the shelves when I made my regular weekly comics runs.) :rommie: I don't think they're related...
     
  15. Relayer1

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    That's why I wanted to read it. Read half of book one a year ago then stopped. Recently finished it and made a good start on book two, but drifted off again...
     
  16. JWolf

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    Which is good for Trek as it finally allowed someone else (Kirsten Beyer) to take over and actually write some really good Voyager books. Kirsten even managed to to end that awful story line Golden started and move on.
     
  17. JWolf

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    Let's get V.C. Andrews to do some Trek. Andrews has been pumping out a lot of books despite being dead.
     
  18. Patrick O'Brien

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    Gemworld sounds like a tough read. I think I may skip that one?
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Indeed. At this point, there are more books by "V. C. Andrews" (TM) than actual books by the late Virginia Andrews . . . .
     
  20. Christopher

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    I had no problem with it. I loved the rich, imaginative worldbuilding, this wildly exotic environment populated by multiple diverse, mostly nonhumanoid species.