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Dayton Ward

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Tampa, Florida, The United States


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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 anth... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 25, 2009 08:53
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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!

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