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.
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.