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Christie Golden is a Star Trek author, the writer of many Star Trek: Voyager books as well as her own fantasy series, The Last Dance.

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Christie Golden
Biographical information

November 21, 1963



Star Wars work

Fate of the Jedi

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"A long time ago, in a movie theater far, far away…a 13-old-girl had her universe completely, utterly, and irrevocably changed. Yep, I’m talking about Star Wars. Back in the good old days my mom would drop me off for the 1:00 show and pick me up sometime around 6:30. I’d watch that movie again and again and again…absorbing it into my very soul, probably."
―Christie Golden

Christie Golden is an award winning author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, who will contribute to the upcoming Fate of the Jedi series.[1]



"I wrote a full-length manuscript and shopped it around for seven years. It never did sell, but I started getting "good" rejection letters. And because of connections I had made through my efforts, I got on an audition list for TSR. No publishers do this any more that I know of, but it was a good break for me and led to the publication of VAMPIRE OF THE MISTS."
―Christie Golden, on how she got her break into novel writing

Christie Golden was born on November 21, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia. At thirteen years old, Golden would spend entire afternoons watching A New Hope[2]. After graduating high school, Golden attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in English, and spent a semester of university at Cambridge University in England. She has written eighteen novels and sixteen short stories in fantasy, horror and science fiction.

After shopping around a manuscript she had written for about seven years and suffering numerous rejections, Golden was approached by TSR to do a novel. Golden premiered TSR's Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel - Vampire of the Mists. She followed up with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within. Golden has written at least seven Star Trek: Voyager novels including the popular Dark Matters trilogy, the Homecoming duology, and the Spirit Walk duology.

Golden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King's Man & Thief and Instrument of Fate, which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot.

Among her work in the gaming fantasy novels, she wrote Warcraft: Lord of the Clans (which was written in six weeks)[3],World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde, and Arthas: Rise of the Lich King. She has also written a trilogy of novels titled StarCraft: the Dark Templar Saga for Blizzard Entertainment and Simon and Schuster Pocketbooks.

Under the name Jadrien Bell Golden wrote the fantasy thriller entitled A.D. 999 which won her the Colorado Author's League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel in 1999.


Current projects

Golden is currently halfway through her Final Dance series; the first book in the series 'On Fire's Wings' follows the discovery of the first of five dancers, Kevla the flame dancer. The second book 'In Stone's Clasp' records both the flame dancer, Kevla and the stone dancer, the element of earth, Jareth. The book 'Under Sea's Shadow', published in ebook format only, was released in August of 2007 and focuses on the Sea dancer. The last two books, 'At Wind's Tempest' and 'Through Soul's Desire' would complete the series.

In addition to her original novels, Golden is currently working as one of the three authors in the nine book Fate of the Jedi series. Her first entry into both the series and into the Expanded Universe in general, Omen, has reached #4 on the New York Times bestseller list and #3 on the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list.[4] Golden has also written a short story prequel to Omen that focuses on Vestara Khai. The short story is exclusive to Star Wars Hyperspace members, and is titled Imprint.

In addition to her duties on the Fate of the Jedi series, Golden has just finished the first draft[5] of an unnamed Warcraft novel based on the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm.[6]

Golden currently lives in Denver, Colorado, United States with her husband, artist Michael Georges, and her cats. She is an avid World of Warcraft fan, and plays on the Shadow Council server.


Star Wars

Year Title Format Notes
2009 Omen Novel
2009 Imprint Short story
2010 Allies Novel Future release
2011 Fate of the Jedi 8 Novel Future release


  • Vampires of the Mist
  • Several Star Trek novels
  • Several Starcraft novels
  • Several Warcraft novels
  • Other stories

Notes and references

  1. Del Rey Star Wars books continue through 2013
  2. A long time ago, in a movie theater far far away...
  3. Lord of the Clans interview at BlizzPlanet
  4. I'm still here!
  5. First Draft Done and Comicon, Ho!/
  6. Christie Golden writing the Cataclysm novel

External links

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