“And there were Uhura, Chekhov, and Sulu on the bridge, without a word being said.
“No, it wasn’t -real-. No such luck. At least, not yet.
“-My- luck came when John Ordover came looking for experienced writers to write STAR TREK. Now, as a writer of fantasy and science fiction, I, like Han Solo, can imagine an awful lot. But I never imagined that I too would get to play in a universe that absorbed so much of my imagination as I grew up — much less play with my favorites, the pointy-eared types with their formidable honor and intellect, logic and scheming.
“The next generation? It’s us writers. I may never get to see a ship go faster-than-light, but I got out thataway first.”
Susan co-authored Vulcan’s Forge, Vulcan’s Heart, and the upcoming Vulcan’s Soul (due out 2002) with Josepha Sherman.