Peter David

Peter David

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in Fort Meade, Maryland, The United States
September 23, 1956




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aka David Peters

Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humorous effect, as in his work on the comic book Young Justice.

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Pete (may I call you Pete?) I loved “INSIDE OUT.” Everybody loved “INSIDE OUT.” It’s got something like 100% approval rating. People are wondering what you’re going to do next.

I beg of you: let it be animated. Stay the hell away from live action.

Now I have no idea if you are even considering live action, but if you are, don’t.

Andrew Stanton. Huge Pixar success story. Director of “WALL-E” and “...

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Requiem Renaissance Restoration
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“That was when it was all made painfully clear to me. When you are a child, there is joy. There is laughter. And most of all, there is trust. Trust in your fellows. When you are an adult...then comes suspicion, hatred, and fear. If children ran the world, it would be a place of eternal bliss and cheer. Adults run the world; and there is war, and enmity, and destruction unending. Adults who take charge of things muck them up, and then produce a new generation of children and say, "The children are the hope of the future." And they are right. Children are the hope of the future. But adults are the damnation of the present, and children become adults as surely as adults become worm food.
Adults are the death of hope.”
Peter David, Tigerheart

“To the brave crew and passengers of the Kobayshi Maru…sucks to be you.”
Peter David, Stone and Anvil

“If we can't alter the tide of events, at least we can be nearby with towels to mop up.”
Peter David, Q-In-Law


For June 2015, we venture into the far reaches of the galaxy and go where no book club has gone before. This month, we read STAR TREK!!

Star Trek Stargazer:
Gauntlet by Michael Jan Friedman
Gauntlet (Star Trek  Stargazer, #1) by Michael Jan Friedman
Before he came aboard the Enterprise-D, Captain Picard's first ship was Stargazer. Meet his first crew aboard his first ship. This takes place before Next Generation.
  3 votes, 42.9%

Star Trek Q Continuum:
Q-Space by Greg Cox
Q-Space (Star Trek  The Next Generation #47; The Q Continuum, #1) by Greg Cox
Little is known of the unearthly realm from which Q hails. Now Picard must learn Q's secrets -- or all of reality may perish!
  2 votes, 28.6%

I don't care
  2 votes, 28.6%

Star Trek: Double Helix
Infection by John Gregory Betancourt
Infection (Star Trek  Double Helix, #1) by John Gregory Betancourt
This series follows an insidious disease infecting the Alpha Quadrant of the Galaxy beginning when Picard takes command of the Enterprise D.
  0 votes, 0.0%

Star Trek New Frontier:
House of Cards by Peter David
House of Cards (Star Trek  New Frontier, #1) by Peter David
Takes place aboard the U.S.S. Excalibur, a newly refit Ambassador-class starship commanded by Captain Mackenzie Calhoun. New adventures await!
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