Star Trek writers of decades past - where have they gone?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Extrocomp, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thank you very much :) I have to find a copy of that somewhere... But I think I know just the right guy.

    Good point, "who would win" arguments can be very interesting and i would lie if I said I didn't engage in one or two of them at the one point or another. Also because I just noticed it, when I wrote "Interestingly pretty much all the people who later want to study chemistry or physics absolutely hate biology." I only meant the ones I know, not generally all future chemists and phisicists.

    Yeah, okay that is definitely a difference. I am currently reading the immediate post TF novels and wondered how old he was by then. As it turns out he is 80 by The Fall.

    Huh, I seem to have a pretty bad memory of TOS...



    I guess she could have also meant the ship that Kirk temporarily commanded in Inception. MaybeI don't consider TFA as part of my personal continuity, so there won't be all that much conflic there.
     
  2. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    Yep, he was captain of the Stargazer from 2333 until 2355, and was off-the-map for 9 years until the Ent-D; TNG wasn't the new guy making a name for himself like TOS was, it was the well-established guy making his comeback after a hiatus.
     
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  3. Christopher

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    Don't feel bad. For decades, a ton of things that people have thought they remembered from TOS were actually from The Making of Star Trek. It was the definitive book about the series for a while and had enormous influence.

    Except for this map: https://christopherlbennett.wordpress.com/home-page/star-trek-fiction/tng-the-buried-age/
     
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  4. Jinn

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    I am going to rewatch TOS in the near future anyway, so I'm looking forward to seeing what actually happened and what came from The Making of Star Trek or other sources.
     
  5. Therin of Andor

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    Written without CBS involvement. However, Bob did plan to add new and revised material for the trade reprint but the publisher, Voyageur Books, was asked by CBS Licensing to just reprint the original version.

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  6. Leto_II

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    Strangely, Prime Universe Kirk's official entry over at StarTrek.com actually mentions this factoid, even though it never appeared onscreen in a TV episode or movie:

     
  7. trampledamage

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    I'm going to see if I can find some of these - I love Dillard's Trek novels, and I like historical novels - so it should be a good fit :techman:
     
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  8. Allyn Gibson

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    I read Banners two years ago, and I enjoyed it. In a review of the book, I called it "good, not great," which I think is fair, as it had a few problems that could have been fixed easily. If you ever wanted to read a Hornblower-esque Carey novel and you have an interest in the Early Republic period of American history, which I did and do, then Banners is worth the time.
     
  9. Christopher

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    That bit about "becoming the youngest captain in Starfleet to date at 34" makes no sense. He was 34 in "The Deadly Years," which was several years into his command of the Enterprise. (TMoST put it at four years, but conventional wisdom now is 2-3.)
     
  10. Trek Survivor

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    Nostalgic to see some of these names.

    Michael Jan Friedman is still my all-time favourite Trek author (including his huge amount of TNG comic work), with John Vornholt a comfortable second.
     
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  11. Hugh Cambridge

    Hugh Cambridge Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I loved every book Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens wrote.
    Do someone know what they are doing these days ?
     
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  12. Christopher

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    They seem to be continuing to work at TV writers-producers. After their work on Enterprise's fourth season, they created and wrote for Primeval: New World in 2012-13, and in 2015 they were attached to a CW horror pilot called Incarnate that doesn't seem to have materialized. They've worked on several projects currently in development, including a Captain Power reboot and feature-film adaptations of Jerry Pournelle's novel Janissaries and Andre Norton's Witch World novels. But they still write prose -- an original fantasy/horror novel called Wraith came out last year.
     
  13. Therin of Andor

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  14. Ronald Held

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    Could this thread be archieved for future use?
     
  15. TheAlmanac

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    Wright is also the co-founder and current spokesperson of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
     
  16. Defcon

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    Sadly I had to add another author to the page who died recently:

    Victoria "Vicki" Estelle Mitchell Gustafson a.k.a. V.E. Mitchell (1954-2017)

    Enemy Unseen
    Windows on a Lost World
    Imbalance
    Atlantis Station

    Thanks to @Daddy Todd for sending me the news.
     
  17. Timewalker

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

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    The name seemed familiar, so I checked Amazon... turns out that I have some of her historicals. She's nowhere near the caliber of Margaret George, Pauline Gedge, Lindsey Davis, or Philippa Gregory, but they're not bad. Borgia-themed novels were quite popular when the TV series were on.

    I was privileged to meet him at a convention in Calgary, back in the '90s. I was able to chat with him for a few minutes after the autograph session, and his wife came in... I remember her fuming because he called us "gals" as he hurried out the door. I certainly took no offense - he was really nice.

    :(

    Vicky Mitchell and her husband, Jon Gustafson, used to attend NonCon and Con-Version, the two annual SF conventions in Alberta, back in the '80s and '90s. I didn't get to talk to her much - just a brief autograph in one of the novels - but her husband is an art and book appraiser specializing in science fiction and fantasy. Since I had an extensive collection even then, he's the one I talked to more.
     
  18. stardream

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    A Star Trek Author used to live near me but for the life of me, I can't remember which one...or what books she wrote. :sigh:

    Does anyone remember if any of the authors lived in a small town in Virginia?
     
  19. Bob Greenberger

    Bob Greenberger Writer Red Shirt

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    Actually, I never talked to Paramount/CBS directly. This was between Voyageur Books and them.

    I'd still love to write more Trek fiction but the current team at Pocket doesn't seem interested and two projects at IDW went nowhere.
     
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  20. Therin of Andor

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    Yeah, I remember. That was weird!