Author Holocron Series: A.C. Crispin

May 6, 2020 at 12:02 am | Posted in Author Holocron, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

As A.C. Crispin, Ann wrote the popular Han Solo Trilogy for Star Wars, a back story set before the events of A New Hope. She’s authored works for Star Trek and the miniseries V as well as original works such as the StarBridge series. More recently, she wrote for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with The Price of Freedom.


Ann Carol Crispin was born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 5, 1950 to parents George Arthur Tickell and Eleanor Hope Hooker. She went to college at the University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 1972. Her first published novel was Yesterday’s Son, a Star Trek novel that explores Spock’s discovery that he has a son. It was the first Star Trek novel, other than the movie novelizations, to hit the New York Times Bestseller List. The previous New York Times Bestseller for the Star Trek franchise was The Wrath of Khan by Vonda N. McIntyre, who would later write the Star Wars novel The Crystal Star, which was also a New York Times Bestseller. The fact that both authors had such success in Star Trek certainly helped them in being selected to write for Star Wars. The remarkable point is that they both succeeded in the two biggest sci-fi franchises of all time, a testament to their writing talents. Continue Reading Author Holocron Series: A.C. Crispin…

Author Holocron Series: Aaron Allston

April 8, 2020 at 12:33 am | Posted in Author Holocron, Books, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Star Wars has given fans many books to read over the years, and for those willing delve into the old Legends titles, there’s a lot to enjoy. Today we’re kicking off a new series highlighting the authors of those old Legends novels and sharing some trivia you might enjoy. To get things started, we present Aaron Allston.


Aaron Allston was born in Corsicana, Texas on December 8, 1960. By 1982, he was an editor of the magazine Space Gamer, and the next year he worked as a freelance game designer, author of the supplement Autoduel Champions, and helped launch the magazine Fantasy Gamer. He wrote his first novel in 1988 called Web of Danger which was packaged as a two for one book along with Acolytes of Darkness by Flint Dille and David Marconi. It would take 10 more years before readers would see his first Star Wars novel, Wraith Squadron, which kicked off a long relationship with the franchise. From 1998 to 2012, Allston graced fans with thirteen Star Wars novels and two short stories. Sadly, Allston passed away in 2014 from heart failure. I met Aaron at Star Wars Celebration VI back in 2012 in Orlando, Florida, one of my favorite Celebrations because of that. It’s a memory I’ll cherish. While Aaron may be gone from the world, his books live on. Continue Reading Author Holocron Series: Aaron Allston…

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