Dayton Ward

Bryan T...
2,741 books | 1,411 friends

Robert ...
1,617 books | 752 friends

7,191 books | 483 friends

Nayad M...
971 books | 2,142 friends

785 books | 192 friends

4,836 books | 107 friends

1,424 books | 332 friends

Joe Pra...
2,724 books | 441 friends

More friends…

Dayton Ward

Goodreads Author

Tampa, Florida, The United States


Member Since
February 2008

Dayton is a software developer, having become a slave to Corporate America after spending eleven years in the U.S. Marine Corps. When asked, he’ll tell you that he left home and joined the military soon after high school because he’d grown tired of people telling him what to do all the time.

Ask him sometime how well that worked out.

In addition to the numerous credits he shares with friend and co-writer Kevin Dilmore, he is the author of the Star Trek novels In the Name of Honor and Open Secrets, the science fiction novels The Last World War and The Genesis Protocol, and short stories which have appeared in the first three Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthologies, the Yard Dog Press anthology Houston, We’ve Got Bubbas, Kansas City Voices



In response to Linda's questions in the first blog entry, and using them as a guide, I'll attempt to offer some insight into why I do what I do:

Status on current projects: At present, I have a couple of balls in the air. First, I'm working with my co-writer, Kevin Dilmore, to wrap up a Star Trek novella which will be published next year.

Along with that, I'm editing a science fiction antholo Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on February 25, 2009 08:53
Average rating: 3.85 · 16,223 ratings · 1,742 reviews · 100 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Time to Sow (Star Trek: A...

3.77 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Paths of Disharmony (Star T...

3.69 avg rating — 947 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Time to Harvest (Star Tre...

3.78 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Summon the Thunder (Star Tr...

3.88 avg rating — 707 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Peaceable Kingdoms

3.96 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Secrets (Star Trek: Va...

3.95 avg rating — 519 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Drastic Measures

3.61 avg rating — 838 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Armageddon's Arrow

3.89 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Headlong Flight

3.89 avg rating — 564 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What Judgments Come (Star T...

4.02 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Dayton Ward…
The Last World War Counterstrike: The Last Wor...
(2 books)
3.54 avg rating — 259 ratings

Agents of Influence
(1 book)
4.10 avg rating — 132 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Dayton’s Recent Updates

Dayton is now friends with Vladimir Ghinculov
Dayton is now following Julee Avram's reviews
Dayton rated a book really liked it
Galloway's Gamble by Howard Weinstein
Galloway's Gamble
by Howard Weinstein (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the interest of full disclosure, I've known Howard Weinstein for close to 15 years, and before we met I was reading his Star Trek and V novels and his Star Trek comics.

As a kid, I watched reruns of shows like The Rifleman or the occasional episod
Dayton wants to read
Star Trek by Robb Pearlman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dayton entered a giveaway
Star Trek by Robb Pearlman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dayton is now following
Dayton joined the group TV We've Just Watched
Dayton made a comment on his profile
" Thank you for the kind words, Linda! "
Glass Empires by Mike Sussman
More of Dayton's books…
“You want to know the problem with going somewhere no one’s ever been? It takes so damned long to get there.”
Dayton Ward, Armageddon's Arrow

“Still, I knew from that first moment that my tour on the Enterprise was going to be something special.” He shrugged. “The name carries that level of expectation, you know?”
Dayton Ward, Armageddon's Arrow

I hate time travel.
Dayton Ward, Headlong Flight

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Mystery, Crim...: First Name - Last Name 10051 1743 1 hour, 18 min ago  
4105 TV We've Just Watched — 601 members — last activity Oct 04, 2020 07:27AM
A place to give your recent impressions of a TV show you just watched, a series you love or one you've just discovered.

Comments (showing 1-8)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Janice Happy New Year.

Janice You're welcome. Spock was one of my favorite Star Trek characters, and I loved Sarek, but Scotty will always be my favorite of the Star Trek characters. Have a great day.

message 6: by Dayton (last edited Apr 12, 2017 09:25PM)

Dayton Janice wrote: "Love the Spock video."

Thank you!

Janice Love the Spock video.

Janice Thank you much for "friending" me. I've loved Star Trek since the 60s, and Scotty was always my favorite. Also thank you so much for your service in the Marines. My last foster uncle had been one, and served in Iwo Jima. I never asked him about it, but he did show me his purple heart...I still miss him.

Timothy Big fan your books love the vanguard series.

Dayton Thank you for the kind words, Linda!

message 1: by Linda (last edited Feb 18, 2009 10:44PM)

Linda J J. Dayton Ward is definatly one of my very favorite Star Trek authors.
I'm just not sure how he does it. Wish I did!

back to top