Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Star Treks, Jan 18, 2008.
Another vote for Simon Hawke.
(I liked 'Blaze of Glory' and 'The Romulan Prize')
I really loved The Romulan Prize. Is The Patrian Transgression of similar quality?
It's not Trek Lit, but she also wrote an episode of New Voyages.
I generally like Jeter's work. Hell, I liked The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy, and I don't know of many Star Wars fans who do.
I thought his Blade Runner novels (of which I've only read the first two; I never got around to importing the third and it's probably long out of print) were merely adequate.
I liked Warped. I've often said that it's a phildickian pastiche, but the reality is that it only deals with phildickian ideas in a Trek setting. (If it were a true phildickian pastiche, Quark would have saved the universe, there would have been drug use, and there would have been at least one sex scene. Warped bats 0 for 3 on that score.)
I seem to recall that David Alexander wrote in his Roddenberry biography that Roddenberry wanted Asimov to write a Trek novel in the 1970s. Looking at Asimov's career, that doesn't make any sort of sense as realistic possibility. He wrote The Gods Themselves and some novella-length work in the 1970s, but he didn't return to full-length novels until the 1980s, and at that point he discovered best-sellerdom in his own universes. Maybe Asimov could have been pursuaded in the 1970s, but I think it unlikely.
I had no problem with Jeter's "Bloodletter". Not memorable over time, but I didn't hate it. "Warped" was just so... turgid. Reading it was a real chore, and I usually steam through ST hardcovers.
I even bought all his "Bladerunner" sequels, but "Warped" put me off wanting to read them in a hurry. They got left at the bottom of a tall pile, where they remain.
I think it is.
Yes! I second that.
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