So I know this would likely fall under the Fan Fiction section moreso than here, but I basically need to ask for advice and permission. I'm writing a Star Trek-inspired story. Inspired? Yes. An idea popped in my head several weeks back, and for the life of me, it will not leave me alone. To be honest, I'm actually very proud of it. I have read a LOT of Pocket Books Star Trek fiction, especially in the last 4-5 years, so I have a profound respect for Trek Lit and how you all have made excellent strides in not only more fully fleshing out these beloved characters, but also creating wonderful originals ones yourselves. Which is where my question of permission comes in. My story is somewhat, er, scopetastic and will likely cover a lot of time and ground. There are two original character from recent works I could not help but what to include in this so far: Federation president Nan Bacco and Esperanza Piniero. While I would love for Pocket Books to be bowled over by my "amazing and wonderous skill in communicating the human condition", I think my book probably goes a few thousand light years out of the realm they'd feel comfortable supporting. So, I guess, I'm bouncing this specific request to Mr. Palmieri and KRAD. I didn't want to continue my story without getting at least your permissions to use those two wonderful characters in my story. I promise that I'll treat both of them with the utmost respect and I believe wholeheartedly that I can speak in their voices. Also, if you'd like to hear my idea, please just let me know. Thanks! While I won't divulge the idea publically, I will share its title. "Delta"