Trivia / John M. Ford

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Unfortunately Ford's surviving family were in opposition to his writing career, and because he failed to set up a legal foundation for his works before he died, they now hold veto power over any attempt to republish his works (except the two Star Trek books, which Paramount has control of). The only means to find them now is in used bookstores.
  • What Could Have Been: A fight with the new editor of the Star Trek line torpedoed Ford's plans for a sequel to The Final Reflection. He did go on to write How Much for Just the Planet? (which contains some bitter swipes at Paramount), but afterwards he never wrote another Star Trek novel.