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 Witch World: High Hallack Cycle Books

The Crystal Gryphon (By: Andre Norton) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spell of the Witch World (By: Andre Norton) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jargoon Pard (By: Andre Norton) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zarsthor's Bane (By: Andre Norton) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gryphon in Glory (By: Andre Norton) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horn Crown (By: Andre Norton) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gryphon's Eyrie (With: Andre Norton) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Were-Wrath (By: Andre Norton) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Songsmith (With: Andre Norton) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silver May Tarnish (By: Lyn McConchie,Andre Norton) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of V Books

V: The Original Miniseries (With: Kenneth C. Johnson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
East Coast Crisis (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Tide (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New England Resistance (By: Tim Sullivan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Florida Project (By: Tim Sullivan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Alien Swordmaster (By: S.P. Somtow,Somtow Sucharitkul) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Symphony of Terror (By: Somtow Sucharitkul) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prisoners and Pawns (By: Howard Weinstein) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Path to Conquest (By: Howard Weinstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Conquer the Throne (By: Tim Sullivan) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
V: The Second Generation (By: Kenneth C. Johnson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of StarBridge Books

Publication Order of Star Trek Books

(with Diane Duane)

Sand and Stars (With: Diane Duane) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy Books

The Paradise Snare (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hutt Gambit (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rebel Dawn (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Exiles Of Boq'urain Books

Storms of Destiny (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Pirates Of The Caribbean Books

(with Joshamee Gibbs)

The Pirate Guidelines (By: Joshamee Gibbs) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pirates of the Caribbean (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Star Trek: TOS (Original) Books

The Klingon Gambit (By: Robert Vardeman) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Entropy Effect (By: Vonda N. McIntyre,Leonard Nimoy,George Takei) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Covenant of the Crown (By: Howard Weinstein) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Prometheus Design (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Abode of Life (By: Lee Correy) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrath Of Khan (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Fire (By: Sonni Cooper) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Triangle (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Web of the Romulans (By: M.S. Murdock) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Yesterday's Son (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mutiny on the Enterprise (By: Robert Vardeman) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wounded Sky (By: Diane Duane) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trellisane Confrontation (By: David Dvorkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Reflection (By: John M. Ford) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (By: Vonda N. McIntyre,Harve Bennett) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Enemy, My Ally (By: Diane Duane) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vulcan Academy Murders (By: Jean Lorrah) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uhura's Song (By: Janet Kagan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Lord (By: Laurence Yep) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ishmael (By: Barbara Hambly) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Killing Time (By: Della Van Hise) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mindshadow (By: J.M. Dillard) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crisis on Centaurus (By: Brad Ferguson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreadnought! (By: Diane Carey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time for Yesterday (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Battlestations! (By: Diane Carey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Demons (By: J.M. Dillard) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enterprise: The First Adventure (By: Leonard Nimoy) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romulan Way (By: Diane Duane) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strangers from the Sky (By: Leonard Nimoy,Margaret Wander Bonanno) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep Domain (By: Howard Weinstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreams of the Raven (By: Carmen Carter) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How Much for Just the Planet? (By: John M. Ford) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Timetrap (By: David Dvorkin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Final Frontier (By: Leonard Nimoy,Diane Carey) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The IDIC Epidemic (By: Jean Lorrah) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Three-Minute Universe (By: Barbara Paul) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spock's World (By: Diane Duane) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Memory Prime (By: Garfield Reeves-Stevens,Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cry of the Onlies (By: Judy Klass) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kobayashi Maru (By: Julia Ecklar) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Enemy Unseen (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rules of Engagement (By: Peter Morwood) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pandora Principle (By: Carolyn Clowes) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doctor's Orders (By: Diane Duane) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home Is the Hunter (By: Dana Kramer-Rolls) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legacy (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Prime Directive (By: Garfield Reeves-Stevens,Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Probe (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rift (By: Peter David) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Disinherited (By: Peter David) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Destiny (By: Diane Carey) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Windows on a Lost World (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadows on the Sun (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sarek (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Traitor Winds (By: L.A. Graf) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crossroad (By: Barbara Hambly) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Recovery (By: J.M. Dillard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Twilight's End (By: Jerry Oltion) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Strike (By: Diane Carey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mudd in Your Eye (By: Jerry Oltion) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vulcan's Forge (By: Josepha Sherman,Susan Shwartz) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heart of the Sun (By: George Zebrowski,Pamela Sargent) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Assignment: Eternity (By: Greg Cox) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Constitution (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rough Trails (By: L.A. Graf) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flaming Arrow (By: Jerry Oltion,Kathy Oltion) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thin Air (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swordhunt (By: Diane Duane) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Honor Blade (By: Diane Duane) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Aliens Are Coming! (By: Dayton Ward) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Roundup (By: Christie Golden,Dayton Ward) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gemini (By: Mike W. Barr) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Garth of Izar (By: George Zebrowski,Pamela Sargent) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ex Machina (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Case of the Colonist's Corpse (By: Tony Isabella,Bob Ingersoll) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Burning Dreams (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Troublesome Minds (By: Dave Galanter) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inception (By: S.D. Perry) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unspoken Truth (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Choice of Catastrophes (By: Steve Mollmann,Michael Schuster) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rings of Time (By: Greg Cox) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
That Which Divides (By: Dayton Ward) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Allegiance in Exile (By: Dayton Ward) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil's Bargain (By: Tony Daniel) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Weight of Worlds (By: Greg Cox) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Folded World (By: Jeffrey Mariotte) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shocks of Adversity (By: William Leisner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From History's Shadow (By: Dayton Ward) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Time Like the Past (By: Greg Cox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seasons of Light and Darkness (By: Michael A. Martin) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Serpents in the Garden (By: Jeffrey Mariotte) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The More Things Change (By: Scott Pearson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow of the Machine (By: Dayton Ward,Scott Harrison) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foul Deeds Will Rise (By: Greg Cox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Savage Trade (By: Tony Daniel) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crisis of Consciousness (By: Dave Galanter) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Armageddon's Arrow (By: Dayton Ward) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All That's Left (By: Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Child of Two Worlds (By: Greg Cox) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miasma (By: Greg Cox) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Latter Fire (By: James Swallow,Dayton Ward) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elusive Salvation (By: Dayton Ward) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Face of the Unknown (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Captain's Oath (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Antares Maelstrom (By: Greg Cox) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Higher Frontier (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Agents of Influence (By: Dayton Ward) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Contest of Principles (By: Greg Cox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Living Memory (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Harm's Way (By: David Mack) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost to Eternity (By: Greg Cox) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Numbered) Books

Encounter at Farpoint (By: David Gerrold) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost Ship (By: Diane Carey) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Peacekeepers (By: Gene DeWeese) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Children of Hamlin (By: Carmen Carter) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survivors (By: Jean Lorrah) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strike Zone (By: Peter David) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Power Hungry (By: Howard Weinstein) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masks (By: John Vornholt) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Captain's Honor (By: David Dvorkin,Daniel Dvorkin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Rock and a Hard Place (By: Peter David) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gulliver's Fugitives (By: Keith Sharee) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doomsday World (By: Peter David,Carmen Carter,Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Eyes of the Beholders (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exiles (By: Howard Weinstein) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Contamination (By: John Vornholt) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boogeymen (By: Mel Gilden) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Q-in-Law (By: Peter David) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Perchance to Dream (By: Howard Weinstein) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spartacus (By: Terry Mancour) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chains of Command (By: Bill McCay,Eloise Flood) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Imbalance (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Drums (By: John Vornholt) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nightshade (By: Laurell K Hamilton) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Grounded (By: David Bischoff) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romulan Prize (By: Simon Hawke) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guises of the Mind (By: Rebecca Neason) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Here There Be Dragons (By: John Peel) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sins of Commission (By: Susan Wright) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Debtors' Planet (By: W.R. Thompson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Foreign Foes (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Requiem (By: Michael Jan Friedman,Kevin Ryan) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Balance of Power (By: Dafydd ab Hugh) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blaze of Glory (By: Simon Hawke) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Romulan Stratagem (By: Robert Greenberger) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Into the Nebula (By: Gene DeWeese) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Stand (By: Brad Ferguson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dragon's Honor (By: Greg Cox,Kij Johnson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rogue Saucer (By: John Vornholt) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Possession (By: Kathleen O'Malley,J.M. Dillard) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Soldiers of Fear (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infiltrator (By: W.R. Thompson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Fury Scorned (By: Pamela Sargent) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Death of Princes (By: John Peel) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Intellivore (By: Diane Duane) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
To Storm Heaven (By: Esther M. Friesner) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Q-Strike (By: Greg Cox) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infection (By: John Gregory Betancourt) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I, Q (By: Peter David,John de Lancie) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dyson Sphere (By: George Zebrowski) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vectors (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quarantine (By: John Vornholt) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Sector (By: Michael Jan Friedman,Diane Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double or Nothing (By: Peter David) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Virtue (By: Christie Golden,Michael Jan Friedman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Forgotten War (By: William R. Forstchen) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gemworld, Book One (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gemworld, Book Two (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Genesis Wave Book One (By: John Vornholt) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vectors: Double Helix #2 (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diplomatic Implausibility (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tooth and Claw (By: Doranna Durgin) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Warp: Book One (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Warp: Book Two (By: Dave Galanter,Greg Brodeur) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Genesis Wave, Book Two (By: John Vornholt) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Genesis Wave, Book Three (By: John Vornholt) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Immortal Coil (By: Jeffrey Lang) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Hard Rain (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Genesis Force (By: John Vornholt) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sand and Stars (With: Diane Duane) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Engines of Destiny (By: Gene DeWeese) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Takedown (By: John Jackson Miller) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Star Trek: The Amazing Stories(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Infinite Stars(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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.

If You Like A.C. Crispin Books, You’ll Love…

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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