Ann Carol Crispin (1950-2013) was an American author of science fiction novels. She writes the Starbridge series, and several movie tie-in novels (such as works set in universes such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and more). She is a New York Times bestselling author, and was named a Grandmaster in 2013 by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Ann earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1972 from the University of Maryland. She began her career as a novelist in 1983. Eventually, she would become known for her ability to create backstories for characters from other mediums, and was nicknamed the “Queen of the Backstory.” Ann passed away in 2013, but not before she got the opportunity to write a farewell message to her fans.

A.C. Crispin made her debut as a published novelist in 1983 with the novel Yesterday’s Son, part of Star Trek: The Original Series. Below is a list of A.C. Crispin’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Original Series Books

Yesterday's Son(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time for Yesterday(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Witch World: High Halleck Cycle Books

Gryphon's Eyrie(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Songsmith(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of V Books

V(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
East Coast Crisis(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Tide(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Starbridge Books

Starbridge(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Dances(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow World(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpent's Gift(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Songs(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ancestor's World(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices of Chaos(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation Books

The Eyes of the Beholders(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Trek Books

Sarek(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sand and Stars(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Wars: Han Solo Books

The Paradise Snare(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hutt Gambit(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebel Dawn(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Aliens Books

Resurrection(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Exiles Of Boq’urain Books

Storms of Destiny(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pirates Of The Caribbean Books

The Price of Freedom(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sylvester(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: The Witch World: High Halleck Cycle series is written with Andre Norton. Silent Dances, Silent Songs and Alien: Resurrection were co-authored by Kathleen O’Malley. Shadow World was co-authored by Jannean Elliott. Serpent’s Gift was co-authored by Deborah A. Marshall. Ancestor’s World was co-authored by T. Jackson King. Voices of Chaos was co-authored by Ru Emerson. East Coast Crisis was written with Howard Weinstein. Death Tide was co-authored by Deborah A. Marshall. Sand and Stars was written alongside Diane Duane.

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A.C. Crispin Synopses: Silent Dances by A.C. Crispin and Kathleen O’Malley is the first book in the StarBridge series. Deaf since birth and resistant to the ear-shattering sonic cries of the Grus, Tesa is a perfect choice for ambassador to their planet. Nonetheless, other alien groups look to destroy the Grus and Tesa must make peace with them and save the inhabitants of her adopted homeland.

Storms of Destiny by A.C. Crispin is part of the Exiles of Boq’urain series. A priestess of Boq’urak, Thia has dedicated her life to service. However, once she discovers the unholy truth about the deity, she is banished to a world torn by terror and conflict. There she joins forces with an outcast warrior priest, an enigmatic healer, an enslaved prince, and a bitter spy on a mission to save a troubled realm.

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