Writer of "Star Wars", "Star Trek" Novels Dies

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - A.C. Crispin, a science fiction author who wrote popular tie-in novels to "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and helped run the online watchdog "Writer Beware" that alerted authors to literary scams, has died.

Crispin died of cancer Friday at age 63, according to an announcement on the Web site of the publisher Tor Books, and on the site for Writer Beware.

Starting in 1983, she wrote more than 20 novels, many of them based on movies and TV series, including "Star Trek," ''Star Wars" and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Other novels by Crispin, whose full name was Ann Carol Crispin, included "Storms of Destiny," ''Sylvester" and an original series, "Starbridge."

In 1998, Crispin and Victoria Strauss founded Writer Beware, which provides warnings about everything from poetry contests to vanity presses.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 222739941