A.C. Crispin

in Stamford, Connecticut, The United States
April 05, 1950

September 06, 2013



Ann Carol Crispin (1950-2013) was an American science fiction writer, the author of over twenty published novels. She wrote professionally since 1983. She wrote several Star Trek and Star Wars novels, and created her own original science fiction series called Starbridge.

Crispin also served as Eastern Regional Director, and then Vice President, of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. With Victoria Strauss, she founded Writer Beware, a "watchdog" group that is part of SFWA that warns aspiring writers about the dangers of scam agents, editors, and publishers. Writer Beware was founded in 1998, and has assisted law enforcement and civil authorities in tracking and shutting down writing scams.

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The following is an article that Ann wrote for the SFWA Bulletin back in 2005. I’m reposting it here to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Andre Norton’s death.


Some of the magic has gone out of our world.

Andre Norton died on Thursday, March 17, 2005, one month to the day after her 93rd birthday. She died pretty much as she had wished to: at home, peacefully. She had be...

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“Remember that on any world the wind eventually wears away the stone, because the stone can only crumble; the wind can change.”
A.C. Crispin, Time for Yesterday

“All that blood and...stuff. Me, I'll take intelligent cowardice over foolhardy bravery any day”
A. C. Crispin, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom

“What good will convincing the princess do?" Bria asked. "I know she's supposed to be well-loved, but she's still just a young girl."

"The viceroy is considering appointing her Alderaan's representative to the Imperial Senate next year," Winter said. "Don't underestimate Leia's strength of purpose or influence.”
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