When I was growing up I read whatever Star Trek books or comics I could get my hands on. Many of those books & comics were by Peter David. This man is amazing! His work on the Star Trek comics from DC were most probably some of the best Star Trek stories I have ever read and his novels capture what the show is all about.
We often say say that this actor or that actor is our hero or inspiration but when it comes to the written word Peter David for me is an inspiration. When I found out about the stroke I was very upset and still am.
Please read below on our we can help Peter & his family during this traumatic time. Taken from Trek Mate News by Jon Taylor.
Peter David is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them.
His Star Trek work includes both comic books and novels, such as Imzadi, and co-creating the New Frontier series. His other novels include film adaptations, media tie-ins, and original works, such as the Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. His television work includes series such as Babylon 5, Young Justice, Ben 10: Alien Force and Space Cases, the last of which David co-created.
On December 30, 2012, David reported on his blog that he had experienced a stroke while on vacation in Florida. The following day, his wife, Kathleen, explained that the stroke occurred in the Pons section of David’s brain, and that David lost most of the use of his right arm and his right leg, and suffers from blurry vision in his right eye. Kathleen indicated that while a total recovery is unlikely, David was still in good spirits, and that with therapy, he will adapt in order to return to his prior routine.
How you can help David:
“Even though we have health insurance we have co-pays and the like. And since this stroke fell at the end of the year, we have all the new co-pays to deal with (I can honestly see those of you who have had to deal with this nodding your heads). And there are things that the insurance company just won’t cover (more head nodding). So we are at the beginning of what is going to be a very expensive year even though we are only 4 days in.”
His current Crazy 8 Press books are:
Pulling Up Stakes Part 1
Pulling Up Stakes Part 2 (Brand new)
This is one novel broken into two pieces. This is the cover blurb
Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows? Yeah. So are we. Sick of the entire unlife of vampires? Yeah. So is Vince Hammond. Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are part of a cult of vampire hunters going back all the way to the French Revolution, which many believe to be an uprising of the poor against the rich but was actually a massive purging of vampires from the French nobility (hence the guillotine)
The Camelot Papers
A powerful ruler who’s considered by many to be simple-minded and vacuous and has serious father issues. A no-nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs. A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt-chaser. A scheming, manipulative adviser who is constantly trying to control public perceptions. A man seen as the next, great hope for the people, except there are disputes over his background and many contend he’s not what he appears to be.
George W? Hillary and Bill? Karl Rove? Obama?
Try Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Galahad.
Whatever you think of the state of today’s politics, The Camelot Papers shows you just how little matters have changed in the past thousand years or so. The Camelot Papers presents a fresh perspective on Arthurian legend by using modern day sensibility and combining it with a classic tale to bring a new insight into iconic characters.
The Hidden Earth Saga of which there are two published and the third is in the works.
These are science fiction mixed with mythological creatures and the fate of the Universe hangs in the balance. Big epic sweeping books with those great characters that Peter is famous for writing.
There are Print on Demand for all these books if you want a paper copy rather than electronic.
The more they sell of these books, the easier it will be for them to pay the bills as they start to pour in.
Buying his other books does help but that is very long term and isn’t much per books but it does help especially the Marvel graphic novels he has written.
Original source PeterDavid.net