A. C. Crispin

A.C. Crispin is the author of the bestselling Star Wars novels The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn. She's also written four top-selling Star Trek novels: Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek.

Ms. Crispin's most famous genre work was writing the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries V. She went on to collaborate on two more books in the V series, East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein, and Death Tide with Deborah A. Marshall.

Crispin and noted fantasy author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together. Both Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith are still in print from Tor Books. Andre Norton's recent passing has brought increasing demand for her works. Ann Crispin and Andre Norton were friends for nearly 30 years.

Ms. Crispin has not confined herself to writing media-related fiction. Half her work is in her own original universes. Her major science fiction undertaking was the StarBridge series for Berkley/Putnam. These books, written solo or in collaboration with gifted new talents, centered around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth. 

Awards & Recognition 

  • 7 time New York Time Best Sellers List (The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn, Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek
  • 1991 American Library Associationís Young Adult Best Book List (Starbridge)
  • 1991 Preliminary Ballot Nominee for the Nebula Award (Silent Dances)
  • 1993 New York Public Libraryís Recommend Books for Teens List (Serpentís Gift)
  • 1994 Nominee for ALA Young Adults Best Book List (Silent Songs)

StarBride Series
Starbridge |Silent Dances |Shadow World |Serpent's Gift | Silent Songs | Ancestor's World | Voices of Chaos