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lotsa licenses
The new tie-in novel that got approved today is the 25th licensed universe that I've worked in in some form or other. (In the past I said that Leverage was my 20th, but I miscounted....)

Here's how it breaks down:

Star Trek -- 16 novels, 13 novellas, 7 short stories, 6 comic books, 20 articles, 2 rewatches, 3 anthologies, 1 coffee-table book
Supernatural -- 3 novels, 1 essay
Resident Evil -- 3 novelizations
Marvel Comics -- 2 novels, 5 short stories, 4 essays
Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- 2 novels, 1 novelization, 1 nonfiction book
Xena/Hercules -- 2 novels, 1 short story
The Executioner -- 2 novels
Farscape -- 1 novel, 3 short stories, 48 comic books
Firefly/Serenity -- 1 novelization, 1 essay, 1 role-playing game adventure
StarCraft -- 1 novel, 1 comic book
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda -- 1 novel
World of Warcraft -- 1 novel
Command and Conquer -- 1 novel
CSI -- 1 novel
Dungeons & Dragons -- 1 novel
Leverage -- 1 novel
REDACTED -- 1 novel
Doctor Who -- 3 short stories, 1 anthology
BattleTech -- 2 short stories
Magic, the Gathering -- 1 short story
Zorro -- 1 short story
Cars -- 4 comic books
Kung Fu Panda -- 1 comic book
Star Wars -- 1 essay
DC Comics -- 1 essay

Current Mood: curious curious
Current Music: "Stars Overhead" by Cats Laughing

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yendi From: yendi Date: February 19th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, Redacted! I love that one!

(Incidentally, your Andromeda novel was the first KRAD licensed book I read, although I think I read Dragon Precinct first.)

(And yes, I almost made a joke along the lines of, "wait, the Precinct books aren't licenses?")
kradical From: kradical Date: February 19th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I still have a mess of remaindered hardcovers of the Andromeda novel piled in the garage. I always bring one or two to conventions, and every once in a while, I'll sell one to someone who loved the show -- it just happened at Farpoint, in fact.

I had a lot of fun with that book, too, though it amuses me how very much like a Firefly novel it could've seemed when it came out. Of course, I wrote it in the summer of 2002 before the TV show debuted, and it came out in February 2003 after the show was cancelled, so it had no impact on the novel whatsoever, but it always amused me, the similarities between the pre-show Eureka Maru and Serenity....
yendi From: yendi Date: February 20th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I hadn't thought about that (even though I obviously read it post-Firefly), but I'm just a sucker for stories along those lines (and Beka and Tyr were my favorite characters, so the book was pretty much right up my alley).
kradical From: kradical Date: February 20th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Beka and Tyr were my favorites, which is why, when I was approached to write a novel, I immediately pitched the prequel notion, as that was of far more interest to me than writing about Dylan Hunt's Crazy Commonwealth Crusade. :)
yendi From: yendi Date: February 20th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Someday, I want to see an Andromeda Without Dylan project in the vein of Garfield Without Garfield.
ebenbrooks From: ebenbrooks Date: February 19th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. And am I correct in my recollection that you also have a day job? Seriously, where do you find the TIME?!?
kradical From: kradical Date: February 19th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, I haven't had a traditional day job since 1998. I did do work on and off for the Census Bureau from 2009-2010 and had a two-day-a-week job at a high school library from late 2010 to early 2012, but that's it.
ebenbrooks From: ebenbrooks Date: February 19th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, okay. I must be thinking of someone else, then. Never mind. :)
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