Derek Tyler Attico

Award Winning Author, Screenwriter & Photographer

About ME

My Story

Derek Tyler Attico is a speculative fiction author, essayist, and award-winning photographer. In fiction, Derek has won the Excellence in Playwriting Award from the Dramatist Guild of America, and he is a two-time winner of the Star Trek Strange New Worlds short story contest (“Alpha & Omega,” “The Dreamer and the Dream”) published by Simon and Schuster. Derek is also the author of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Star Trek novel The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko by Titan Publishing.

Outside of Star Trek, his short stories appear in Double Trouble and Turning the Tied from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, Thrilling Adventure Yarns from Crazy 8 Press, and others. His essays appear in print from ATB Publishing and Star Trek Magazine.

Derek is also a contributing writer for the Star Trek Adventures tabletop role-playing game and a role-playing game designer. With a degree in English and History, Derek is an advocate of the arts, human rights, and inclusion. 


Recent Works

Here is a selection of some of my most recent projects.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko

The fascinating life of Starfleet’s celebrated captain, and Bajor’s Emissary of the Prophets, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Star Trek Adventures: Klingon Core Rulebook

THE KLINGON EMPIRE core rulebook for the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game takes you to the Final Frontier of the Galaxy.

Star Trek Adventures: Delta Quadrant Sourcebook

The Delta Quadrant Sourcebook provides Gamemasters and Players with a wealth of information set within the ever-expanding Star Trek universe.


To celebrate bad-ass moms everywhere, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a fantastic line-up of authors to create stories spanning numerous genres.


Writing With Light: My Voice Through The Lens


Speaking Inquiries

Derek has been a panel moderator and speaker at Star Trek: Mission New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the American Writers Museum, Shore Leave Convention, and others.