Any TrekLit authors who would write for StarWarsLit?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Freman, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Freman

    Freman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was just wondering if any of the Trek literature authors on here would, if given the opportunity, want to write a novel or two over in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

    I'm a huge fan of SW EU, and would love to see a Star Wars novel written by some of the Trek authors.
     
  2. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

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    Sure I would, they've just never asked me. I've asked them, but the schedule always seems full. Hell, if the money was right, I'd write a novel one chapter at a time on the backs of Cheerios boxes.

    Yes, I would write cerealized fiction. ;)
     
  3. STR

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    I'm never buying a book of yours again after that one.





    kidding...
     
  4. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    A pun. I love it! A punny, you could say.
     
  5. Freman

    Freman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, they should ask you then, because you're definitely on my list of ST authors that I would LOVE to write a Star wars novel. Just started Vanguard Book One, and so far, it is brilliant!
     
  6. Andy Mangels

    Andy Mangels Writer Red Shirt

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    Heck, I started out in Star Wars fiction. Well, sort of. I did the "non-fiction" Essential Guide to Characters, which was bios of fully fictional events, so it's kind of there. And I did one Star Wars comic, Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction, which was voted by 20,000 Star Wars fans as the BEST Single Star Wars comic ever done!
     
  7. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Same here - actually I spoke to the editor just a couple of weeks ago and she said they're booked solid.

    OTOH, I actually have done, sort of: contributed regularly to the Fact Files.
     
  8. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Generally speaking? Sure. I think it'd be fun. It would depend on the story and the "era" within the SW timeline, though. I'm not all that enamored with much of the way-post-original trilogy period. Maybe something a bit more straightforward, like a Han Solo/Chewbacca "Before they met Luke Skywalker" sort of thing. Just a man and his Wookie, hot-roddin' through the galaxy, usin' words like "parsec" in all the wrong ways..... :D
     
  9. trampledamage

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    This is a market that has to be looked into! I know two Trek Lit fans (me and my dad) who do read the cereal box at breakfast when we haven't got anything else to hand. To have Trek fiction there would be fantastic!
     
  10. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    ^ You may be on to something.....

    "Dayton Ward, P.I., and the Mystery of the Disappearing Fruit Loops."
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I don't think Star Wars is my cup of tea. One, it's about war, and I don't do war stories. Two, it's basically sword-and-sorcery fantasy transposed into space, and I'm a hard-SF guy. Three, it's all so solidly mapped out, this whole Expanded Universe where every writer has to honor every bit of continuity ever established in every book and comic and video game and trading card and action figure and bedsheet and PEZ dispenser ever made, so it doesn't seem like there'd be a lot of room for bringing my own creativity to the table. Maybe if I could take the approach of the old Marvel comics, say, tell a sidebar story that wasn't connected to all the war stuff and took place in some part of the galaxy that little has been established about so that I could do my own thing, I could do that, but I'm not sure the fanbase would be very interested in something like that.
     
  12. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    There's a bunch of writers who have written both Star Wars and Star Trek in the past, starting with Alan Dean Foster.

    Off the top of my head, I can name A.C. Crispin, Vonda McIntyre, Greg Bear, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson (who co-wrote a Star Trek GN for Wildstorm) and... hmmm, oh yeah, K.W. Jeter.

    These days, there seems to be relatively little crossover between the writer pools of the two franchises, but it used to happen all the time.
     
  13. Cicero

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    Foster's The Approaching Storm was a good example of Star Wars without war - like several Star Trek stories, it featured a diplomatic mission that aimed to prevent a war from starting.
     
  14. David Brennon

    David Brennon Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Peter David wrote Skippy the Jedi Droid... if that counts. And Michael Jan Friedman was supposed to write a New Jedi Order trilogy, but it was canceled. I believe he may have done work on the first book before it was given the axe.
     
  15. Freman

    Freman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Actually, Christopher, the fanbase would be very interested in stuff like that. We thrive on smaller, character type stories, and love them just as much, if not more then the bigger 9-book series type stuff. :)
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    Sure. I'd write a STAR WARS novel in a minute if they asked me.

    (I approached them years ago, but, at the time, I only had a few books to my credit.)
     
  17. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

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    God'll get you for that.

    Would I write a SW novel for the right amount of money? Yes, I would. Would I write one for slightly less than the right amount. Sure. Would I write one for a hot bowl of soup? Well, okay, but only if I could have unlimited saltines, too...
     
  18. mikjod

    mikjod Cadet Newbie

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    Maybe it's just my imagination, but most of the Star Wars books these days seem to be from the same group of authors. Also I think they only do about 6-8 books a year, and they have these long series, so I don't know how much they actually look for new material. I use to read alot of Star Wars, but since the NJO, I just have not been into that much.
     
  19. mattburgess

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    I'd like to see that! That would take incredible skills the likes of which only superman can muster!
     
  20. elaithin

    elaithin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That might actually get me to read them again. I got so disillusioned with the books right after the New Jedi Order that I haven't picked up a single one since. The whole of the Star Wars universe seems to be locked into a repetitive cycle, and I'm tired of the same story.

    I'd pick up more books taking place prior to the NJO in a heartbeat, though.