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Dayton Ward at Shore Leave 38 convention, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 2016.
Dayton Ward at Shore Leave 38 convention, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 2016.

Dayton Ward (born Zanzie Dayton Ward, June 7, 1967) is a science fiction author primarily known for his Star Trek novels and short stories, which began with publication in the Strange New Worlds anthology series. He published stories in each of the first three Strange New Worlds volumes[1], making him the first author to render himself ineligible under the rules of that series. As such, future authors who achieved the same feat were said to have earned a "Wardy".

In addition, he has written numerous articles in Star Trek Communicator and Star Trek Magazine. He has also published a number of short stories in various magazines and collections. His frequent collaborator on these and other works is fellow author Kevin Dilmore.

Ward has been nominated six times for, and has won twice, the Scribe Award from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. The winning entries were Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon's Arrow, in 2016,[2] and Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures, in 2019.[3]

Ward was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. After graduating high school, Ward enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he worked in information systems. He was eventually stationed in Kansas City, Missouri.[1] He served for more than eleven years, before being honorably discharged. He remained in and lives with his family in Kansas City. Ward worked as a software developer and part time writer before becoming a full time writer. He also consults for CBS on Star Trek licensee projects, including publications from Simon & Schuster and IDW Publishing.[1]

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (short story collection)

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (short story collection)

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a science fiction anthology series of licensed, fan-written, short stories based on, and inspired by, Star Trek and its spin-off television series and films. The series was published by Simon & Schuster, from 1996 to 2016, edited by Dean Wesley Smith, with assistance from John J. Ordover and Paula M. Block. The collected stories were submitted by amateur writers.

Star Trek Magazine

Star Trek Magazine

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Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore

Kevin Dilmore was a newspaper reporter and long-time contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator Magazine before breaking into fiction writing. In addition to novels and short stories, both solo and with writing partner Dayton Ward, Kevin also contributed the author interviews in 2003's "Star Trek: Signature Collection" releases. Kevin currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery

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Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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United States Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps

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Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

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CBS

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster

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IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing

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  • Planet of the Apes: An Annotated Chronology (February 2001)
  • Friend in Need (The World's Best Shortest Stories, April 2001)
  • The Planet of the Apes Chronicles (contributor, August 2001)
  • The Last World War (September 2003)
  • Absent Friends (Kansas City Voices Magazine, November 2004)
  • Enemy Unknown! (Rocket League, July 2005)
  • The Genesis Protocol (February 2006)
  • Getting Some Air (DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash, January 2007)
  • Stayin' In Vegas (DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash, May 2007)
  • Texas Pride: A Tale of The Last World War" (Amazon Shorts Program, May 2007)
  • Stop Loss (Down in the Cellar, June 2007)
  • Jack and the Weird-Ass Box (Houston: We've Got Bubbas!, July 2007)
  • Stayin' In Vegas, Part II (DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash, September 2007)
  • Last Stand (Thug Works Magazine, October 2007)
  • Stayin' In Vegas, Part III (DZ Allen's Muzzle Flash, November 2007)
  • Wet Work (The 4400 novel, with Kevin Dilmore, November 2008)
  • Fresh Perspective (Full-Throttle Space Tales Volume 3: Space Grunts) (May 2009)
  • Counterstrike: The Last World War, Book 2 (April 2010)
  • 24: Trial by Fire (September 2016)
  • Footprints in the Stars (July 2019)
    • "Lost and Found"
References
  1. ^ a b c Tony Robinson (January 14, 2020). "Trekpod". Spreaker (Podcast). Retrieved February 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Previous Scribe Award Winners". International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Ailur, Rigel. "International Association of Media Tie-In Writers". Facebook. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
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