"Dr. McCoy picked up his rook and plunked it down again..."
September 10, 2013 1:26 PM Subscribe
Sci-fi author A.C. Crispin has died.
posted by zooropa (39 comments total)
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She was 63.
Although she was the author of her own StarBridge novel series
, she was best known for her work in tie-in fiction. Her titles in this genre included:
Interestingly, Star Trek: Yesterday's Son
was written while Ms. Crispin worked at the US Census Bureau. It was the first Star Trek novel that wasn't also a film novelization to reach the New York Times Bestseller List
After joining the Science Fiction Writers Association in 1983, Ms. Crispin went on to serve as the Eastern Regional Director and later, the Vice President. She became known as a fierce advocate for writers, and co-founded the SFWA's "scam watchdog" committee Writer Beware
Ryan Britt eulogized Ms. Crispin on tor.com
by saying: "A.C. Crispin will be missed for her vigilant devotion to sticking up for writers, her wonderful candor, her thoughtful and exciting writing, and most of all, for giving the fans of various fictional worlds sweet and unforgettable gifts."