have been watching Star Trek
since I had to sneak down the hall to watch, when I should have been in
bed. I saw bits and pieces of the first run on the old B&W.
When it went into syndication I saw it all, and loved what I saw. I
found like minds in school and gradually turned into a full blown
Trek, born of the Cold War, was
a vision of a bright future where we didn't have to hate, where reason
and peace could prevail. Everywhere around me I saw fear and no hope
for a bright future. I clung to Star Trek for all it was worth.
Trek lead me to read Science
Fiction, and as a result as deeply enriched my life. For years the urge
to write has been with me, but the ability to think out an entire plot
has not. I wanted to do Trek, but as yet I had not matured enough to do
it. I read the pro novels, I read the Kratih
'zines, and read just about everything Trek, and otherwise, I could get
my hands on.
I got my hands on the work of one Jay P. Hailey. Something in his
simply written stories struck a cord, and I read them obsessively until
I had read them all. The pressure built, and my own work burst forth.
So you have Hailey to thank (or blame) for the results.
Trek do I like? Well, that would be opening a can of worms. What some
people like, others do not (see above). If you want my opinions on Trek
shows and movies, join the TrekCreative
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will get plenty of opinions, and an opportunity to express your own.
do recommend that anyone who likes Trek should broaden their horizons
with other Science Fiction.
I personally recommend are:
- Arthur C.
- Robert A.
- Anne McCaffery
- E.E. Doc Smith
- Larry Niven
- Isaac Asimov
- Orson Scott
(These are presented as a start, and in no particular order)
you will find your favorites, or know them already. I have found
enjoyment in the writing of these authors, their names and work have
stuck with me.
fiction, as with any writing is a matter of taste, one man's meat being
another man's poison. I have listed my own work for reading or
download, and I have links to other sites with Star Trek fan fiction as
well. Try it all, you might find something you like.
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