What happened to Olivia Woods?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by rfmcdpei, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 19, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    There's not much more about Olivia Woods to be found than what's listed in Memory Alpha and Memory Beta or in the back of her novels, and her name hasn't come up in the recent discussions I've taken part in.

    I find this a bit mysterious. I quite enjoyed both her novels: the flipbook Fearful Symmetry was an inventive pairing of novellas charting the descent of Iliana Ghemor into hell and her Bajoran doppelganger's discovery of what happened, while The Soul Key was a fantastic entry in the ranks of the mirror universe. Woods wrote compellingly and with some humour, and had a very good grasp of the canon. She was great.

    Does anyone know what happened?
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  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    She was a writer brought in by Marco Palmieri, and he was laid off. A lot of other authors who worked with Marco haven't been brought back since his tenure ended. Different editors have different writers they work well with. You can see similar things happening with other editors. For instance, I don't think we've seen any books by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch since John Ordover left.
  3. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
  4. DS9Continuing

    DS9Continuing Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 29, 2001
    I love Fearful Symmetry and The Soul Key and I'm not entirely clear on why other people don't. I'd be quite happy to have Olivia back for more.

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  5. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

    Jun 2, 2012
    Derbyshire, UK
    And KRAD, for that matter.

    Btw, Ms Wood's books are going to be released in German this year for the first time.
  6. DS9forever

    DS9forever Commodore Commodore

    Oct 3, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Since "Sarah Shaw" was actually David Mack, I thought Woods might be a pseudonym as well.