Which non-trek authors would you like to write a trek novel?

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  1. FreddyE

    FreddyE Captain Captain

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    Are there any authors who haven´t written any Star Trek novels so far you would like to do so?

    For example, I would be very interested in Rick Riordan having a go.
     
  2. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Jack McDevitt or Neal Asher
     
  3. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Somehow I had the impression we had a thread like that only a couple of months ago, but it was actually almost 9 months ago:

    www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=200842

    Anyway, not 100% what you asked for, but I would like to see a solo-novel written by Kevin Dilmore, about the FNS or something like that.
     
  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.
     
  5. Tosk

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    Robert J. Sawyer.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    George R. R. Martin
     
  7. JD

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    I would be intersted in seeing what James Rollins, the author of the Sigma Force series, could do with Trek. The SF series has a great cast of characters, and deals a lot with real scientific theories. I could see that translating to a Trek setting pretty well.
     
  8. DEWLine

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    Rob ended up writing Starplex instead.

    But we'll see what happens over the next couple of decades, I suppose.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Agreed. That could be fun.
     
  10. Elias Vaughn

    Elias Vaughn Captain Captain

    Grant Morrison would write the trippiest Trek novel ever.
     
  11. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Wow, totally disagree with that one. Personally, I don't think his style would suit Trek at all.

    I'd go with William Boyd.
     
  12. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    Agreed, but no one would be safe :evil:
     
  13. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    For some who'd like to see such a novel done, that would be part of the point, no?
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just like David Mack.
     
  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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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.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Yes. His worked is peppered with Trek references.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I thought the same about J.G. Ballard.
     
  18. JD

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    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.
     
  19. Christopher

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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.
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Especially all of that filler material involving the Klingons, that was kind of a giveaway. :lol: