Dayton Ward

Dayton Ward (born 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, 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 to his Star Trek books, he has written numerous articles related to Star Trek 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.

Before he became a successful author, Ward enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for more than eleven years, before being honorably discharged. He currently lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri, where he works as a software developer when not writing. His stated hobbies include reading, going to movies, and watching football, basketball, or beach volleyball.

He is a fan of Canadian rock band Rush, and several of his stories have been named after Rush songs.

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Star Trek: Vanguard - The Saga
... by David Mack (August 2005) Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (July 2006) Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack (June 2007) Open Secrets by Dayton Ward, story by Ward and Kevin Dilmore ...
Dragon's Honor - Vanguard (2005-2012)
... Mack August 2005 after "Where No Man Has Gone Before" 2 ... Summon the Thunder Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore June 2006 c ... Series season 3 ... Reap the Whirlwind David Mack May 4 ... Open Secrets Dayton Ward April 2009 2266-2267 5 Precipice David Mack November 2267. 6. 7 ... What Judgments Come Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore September 2011 2268, 8 ... Storming Heaven David Mack March 2012 2268, 9 ... In Tempest's Wake Dayton Ward (e-book only) October 2, 2012 2269 ...

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