SF writer Margaret Wander Bonanno, 71, died unexpectedly of natural causes on April 8, 2021. She lived near Los Angeles. Bonanno wrote original SF as well as a number of Star Trek tie-ins, along with work in other genres.
Bonanno was born February 7, 1950 in New York City. Her original SF includes The Others series with The Others (1990), Otherwhere (1991), and OtherWise (1993) and the Preternatural series with Preternatural (1996), Preternatural Too: Gyre (2000), and Preternatural³ (2002). Her latest book is alternate historical fantasy Ailuranth (2018). She wrote seven Star Trek novels, beginning with Star Trek: Dwellers in the Crucible (1985) and most recently Star Trek: Unspoken Truth (2010). She also co-wrote novel Saturn’s Child with Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols (1995). Under the house name Rick North she contributed to the YA series Young Astronauts. Outside the genre, she wrote four literary novels and a biography of actor Angela Lansbury, among other works.