In yesterday's interview update I mentioned putting together an article about the history of 'lost' Wing Commander novels... and now it's available! This short article collects information which has been sitting around in our archive for a while, in the hopes that it will help some future publisher continue the novel series where it left off. It runs through the history of the HarperCollins' movie novels, Andrew Keith's False Colors concepts and a couple of other unexplored possibilities. You can read it here.
In retrospect, the writing was on the wall: despite a contract which promised to publish both books within a year of the movie's release, HarperCollins delayed Stars' publication by months. When the book finally did reach stores in 2000, it did so without even new cover art. Instead Wing Commander's theatrical poster was re-used, advertised alongside largely nonsensical advertising copy. The HarperPrism imprint, responsible for the series, was quietly disbanded. Although Telep completed Pilgrim Truth the book was never scheduled for release. Worst of all, Stars ended in a cliffhanger: Paladin was missing and thought a traitor, the Confederation still threatened by Captain Aristee and her doomsday weapon.