Crispin Finishes New Trek TrilogyBy Kristine
December 11, 2003 - 2:54 PM
A.C. Crispin is finishing up work on a trilogy that picks up where her novel Yesterday's Son left off.
In an interview at SciFi.com, Crispin spoke about the plot of her new trilogy. "In the book, Vulcan is destroyed, and someone's altered the past," she said. "Kirk, Spock and McCoy go back in time to fix things. Vulcan is a savage place, barbaric, and Kirk and McCoy end up in a Vulcan field hospital. McCoy has to wear pointed ears to fit in."
She also spoke of her experiences writing Yesterday's Son, which was the first Trek book not adapted from a movie to hit the New York Times bestseller list. The 11th book in the Trek series, Yesterday's Son deals with the consequences of the Star Trek episode "All Our Yesterday." In the book, Spock's liason with Zarabeth results in the birth of a child.
After seeing the episode "All Our Yesterdays" at a convention, Crispin said the story came to her. "I sat down and thought about it for a month or two, and I began to think: 'This is such a good story. Everyone should read it,'" she said. "Although I really don't think of myself as arrogant, you have to have a certain amount of arrogance to believe your writing is good. I looked at the books in the Star Trek fiction program, and saw they didn't have any but dry stories at the time. I thought, 'I can do better.'"
Crispin is also working on a fantasy trilogy entitled "Exiles of Boq'urain." The central character of the trilogy is a neuter, who won't become one sex or the other until he falls in love. Problems arise when he falls in love with both a man and a woman.
For more from Crispin about her writing and her participation in "Writers Beware," a program to protect writers from scam artists, check out the full interview here at SciFi.com.