Aaron Allston

  • American novelist
  • Born 1960

Aaron Dale Allston (December 8, 1960 – February 27, 2014) was an American game designer and author of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels. His works as a game designer include game supplements for role-playing games, several of which served to establish the basis for products and subsequent development of TSR's Dungeons & Dragons game setting Mystara. His later works as a novelist include those of the X-Wing series: Wraith Squadron, Iron Fist, Solo Command, Starfighters of Adumar, and Mercy Kill.

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb. Most of us can't get paid to be smart.

I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.

There are two types of people in the world, and I'm one of them.

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.

No one pays me to be nice.

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.

Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.

Life is like an analogy.

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails until things start to go your way.

Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest answer to any problem is 90% crap.

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.

The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.

When all else fails, complicate matters.

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.