Good news everybody! A veteran Trek writer is doing the adaptation of the forthcoming Trek prequel:

One of the last pieces of the multimedia rollout for the new Star Trek movie has finally been revealed. Today Pocket Books confirmed with TrekMovie that veteran sci-fi novelist Alan Dean Foster is writing the adaptation for the new Trek feature.

The only author I think I’d prefer to do the adaptation would be Vonda N McIntyre, who wove so many subplots and little characters into the II/III/IV movie novel adaptations.

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Edit: Hitch has reminded me that he wrote some stinkers too. This could go either way.