Some interesting reading
You may have seen some of this already, but not here...
BookTrek's A.C. Crispin transcript is up. Some interesting reading, but there's a fair amount being left unsaid, I suspect, not that we fans necessarily have any kind of right to know. It's hard not to feel a bit disappointed, though.
TrekBBS regular Robert Lyons has an interview with David Mack on his site in which Mack discusses the upcoming Trek books series Star Trek: Vanguard.
There's an interesting thread on the SimonSays board in which Pocket's Marco Palmieri makes some interesting comments about his decision-making vis a vis Trek books, noting, for example, that the Section 31 books were the most popular Trek books of 2001 and Immortal Coil was the most successful single Trek novel of 2002. He says those books haven't been followed up on because, in the first case, he doesn't want to overdo the concept, and in the second because the right story hasn't come along yet. As he says, "So instead of more Section 31 fiction, I developed The Lost Era, which also proved successful." Considering that Pocket has sometimes overused certain ideas and tried a few gimmicky ideas (like ending the Gateways novels in a hardcover), I have to say, I like Marco's way of thinking. As good as the S31 novels were, I'm glad we got The Lost Era instead of more of the same again.
Australia's Sydney Morning Herald has an article on media tie-in novels by Mark Juddery, especially Star Wars and Doctor Who, mentioning some Australia-based novelists (Sean Williams, Garth Nix, Kate Orman, and Jon Blum). It's relatively open-minded on the subject. (Juddery's own website has a couple of interesting pieces, one a harsh critique of Star Trek written when Enterprise premiered, another looking at the number of Canadians in Hollywood in light of some comment about Australians' success there.)
(Now playing: Brian Eno, "Asteroid Dawn," Curiosities Volume II.)