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A. C. Crispin (1950–2013)

Autor(a) de The Paradise Snare

49+ Works 11,212 Membros 114 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

A. C. Crispin was born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 5, 1950. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Maryland in 1972. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked for the US Census Bureau. Her first novel, Yesterday's Son, was published in 1983 and was mostrar mais part of the Star Trek series. She wrote three other Star Trek novels: Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders, and Sarek. She wrote V, a novelization of the television miniseries, in 1984 and collaborated on two more books in the V series: East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein and Death Tide with Deborah Marshall. She also wrote Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy and The Starbridge Chronicles. Her most recent works include The Exiles of Boq'urain: Storms of Destiny, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom, and Time Horse. She died of cancer on September 6, 2013 at the age of 63. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por A. C. Crispin

The Paradise Snare (1997) 1,529 exemplares
The Hutt Gambit (1997) 1,441 exemplares
Rebel Dawn (1998) 1,373 exemplares
Yesterday's Son (1983) — Autor — 897 exemplares
Sarek (1994) 853 exemplares
Time for Yesterday (1988) — Autor — 755 exemplares
The Eyes of the Beholders (1990) — Autor — 650 exemplares
V (1984) — Autor — 492 exemplares
Gryphon's Eyrie (1984) 421 exemplares
SongSmith (1992) 321 exemplares
Starbridge (1989) 313 exemplares
Silent Dances (1990) 241 exemplares
V: East Coast Crisis (1984) — Autor — 201 exemplares
Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy (1997) 200 exemplares
Alien Resurrection (1997) 194 exemplares
Shadow World (1991) 186 exemplares
Serpent's Gift (1992) 159 exemplares
V [1983 Television mini series] (1983) 159 exemplares
Silent Songs (1994) 140 exemplares
Voices of Chaos (1998) 110 exemplares
V: Death Tide (1985) 104 exemplares
The Price of Freedom (2011) 98 exemplares
Ancestor's World (1996) 97 exemplares
Storms of Destiny (2005) 74 exemplares
Sand and Stars (2004) — Autor — 58 exemplares
Yesterday's Son [abridged] (1988) 23 exemplares
Sylvester (1985) 17 exemplares
Auftrag für Raumschiff Enterprise (1995) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Sarek [abridged] (1994) 13 exemplares
Star Trek - Enter the Wolves (2001) 13 exemplares
Time for Yesterday [abridged] (1988) 11 exemplares
Star Trek: Die klassische Serie (1995) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Star Trek: Portal do Templo (2016) 3 exemplares
Yesterday's Sun 1 exemplar
Death Tide 1 exemplar
Alien - O Regresso 1 exemplar
Puente a las estrellas (1990) 1 exemplar
Starbridge (1989) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995) — Contribuidor — 1,405 exemplares
Tales from Jabba's Palace (1995) — Contribuidor — 1,283 exemplares
Tales of the Witch World (1987) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Tales of the Witch World 3 (1990) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Infinite Stars (2017) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Magic in Ithkar 3 (1986) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Highwaymen: Robbers and Rogues (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
Enterprise Logs (2000) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Amazing Stories (Star Trek) (2002) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume X (1994) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera for a New Age (2013) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Tales of Zorro (2008) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Surviving Tomorrow: A Charity Anthology to Fight COVID-19 (2020) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



beskamiltar | 11 outras críticas | Apr 10, 2024 |
A superb conclusion to an amazing trilogy.

This story outlines Solo’s background well, while also positioning him for his role in the original trilogy. Reluctantly heroic, Solo is repeatedly punished for doing the right thing, building up that veneer of cynicism we encounter in A New Hope. It can be hard to read at times for all the right reasons.

Additionally, the story sets up Lando, Jabba, Chewie, and Boba Fett. While also introducing some well-written original characters.

I warmly recommend the trilogy to any Star Wars fan.… (mais)
Thulan | 10 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2024 |
Really fun book. Introduced a number of really cool ideas... that it sadly did not explore. Ultimately enjoyable though. 3 out of 5.
thanbini | 5 outras críticas | Nov 15, 2023 |
Like most people who from time to time like to read a non-episode book based on a television show they enjoyed, I’ve been disappointed on more than one occasion. Books in the Star Trek universe are notorious for the sometimes poor quality of writing and/or story, and failing to be true to the characters as portrayed on the show. Eyes of the Beholders has none of these shortcomings, and is in fact, one of the best books I’ve ever read in the Star Trek: The Next Generation group of stories.

The basic story of an alien artifact and the graveyard of ships it has lured to their demise, while hardly original, is wonderfully conceived and written by A.C. Crispin. He manages to make a somewhat familiar scenario seem fresh, even mysterious. The members of the crew seem themselves, and the reader feels like they are reading a well-written episode they missed somehow. The various crew members each have enough “screen” time that the reader’s desire to spend time with them again is satisfied. The answer to the mystery of whether the artifact is a weapon, or simply technology so alien that it drives humans to near madness is intriguing, and the solution rewarding.

Because the characters were themselves, it was very enjoyable spending time with them. But there is much more here. In addition to the main story, we also have Data attempting to write a romance novel. This adds humor to the narrative as he passes it to one friend on the ship after another to get their opinion on it. Crispin perhaps does his best job, however, in painting the relationship of the Vulcan doctor, Selar, and a young Andorian orphan girl who is blind, and because of her condition, is unwanted by her own people. The final solution to their story may be predictable, but it’s also warm and tender, and adds a great deal to the specialness of this entry in the Next Generation universe.

I loved this. Anyone who reads these for enjoyment, especially for the nostalgia of spending a bit more time with characters they came to know and love over the years, and looked forward to seeing each week, can’t go wrong with this one. Very highly recommended.
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Matt_Ransom | 5 outras críticas | Oct 6, 2023 |



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