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Star Trek: Aldrin

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Fan Fiction Disclamer ▲

Star Trek: Aldrin and accompanying works are fan fiction based on and using elements from Star Trek, which is trademarked by Paramount Pictures and CBS. I do not claim ownership of Star Trek or any associated characters or the universe of Star Trek. The stories of the U.S.S. Aldrin are of my own invention and are not part of the official Star Trek canon; these stories are for entertainment purposes only. I am not in any way profiting financially from the creation or publication of these works. I am grateful to Gene Roddenberry, CBS, and Paramount for the wonderful Star Trek universe in which I can play; without it these stories would not exist. If you desire to support my work, please consider making a donation to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to preserve our world's space exploration heritage and inspire the next generation of explorers.

Please note that Star Trek: Aldrin does not fit into the 'expanded universe' of post-TNG-era Star Trek novels published by Pocket Books. I disagree with the direction the Star Trek novel universe has taken under the direction of Pocket Books; Star Trek: Aldrin plots a different and less destructive course.

About The Author ▲

Star Trek: Aldrin is written by Derek Kessler. Asked to describe himself, Derek would tell you that he's in the Ohio Army National Guard, he is the Editor-in-Chief of technology blog webOS Nation, verges on being a professional ranter, is something of an armchair political pundit, and - of course - a serious Trekkie. For several years he was also the Chief Forum Administrator and News Manager for TrekUnited, though he is no longer involved with the site in an official capacity.

Derek first started writing the Star Trek: Aldrin series in 2004 as a way to explore the Star Trek universe in the post-TNG-era. While a few Star Trek movies have come out in that time, several Star Trek novels have also been published, taking the universe in a destructive direction that Derek just wasn't comfortable with. So, in 2012 Derek completed a total rerwrite on the first Star Trek: Aldrin novel - Sic Semper Tyrannis - to share his vision of the ongoing Star Trek universe.

You can follow Derek on Twitter at @dkdsgn, on at @kessler, and send him an email at