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Therin of Andor May 20 2012 11:16 AM

Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
Either I missed something, or nobody here has mentioned that there is an original short story, derived from the "Star Trek Online" game events and characters, in Titan's recent "Star Trek Magazine", no 40, Summer 2012.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7...e15a32b2_n.jpg
Captain Va'kel Shon by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Author Christine Thompson continues storylines from "Star Trek Online" and features the handover of the Enterprise captaincy from Data (IDW's "Countdown"), now in his professor role from "All Good Things...", to the Andorian, Shon, for the launch of the Enterprise-F. Also clarified is the fate of the B-4.

Lonemagpie May 20 2012 11:24 AM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
Dunno, but I'm amazed nobody mentioned Greg Cox's Facebook post on May 8th that included the words "contracts" and "Star Trek:The Twilight Realm"...

DarkHorizon May 20 2012 11:37 AM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
I'll just note that Christine Thompson is 'Kestrel', the game's head writer. I don't read STM any more, so I didn't see that.

As for Greg's news - I don't follow the authors on Facebook, so will have missed that. A link would be appreciated.

Lonemagpie May 20 2012 01:26 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 6368284)
I'll just note that Christine Thompson is 'Kestrel', the game's head writer. I don't read STM any more, so I didn't see that.

As for Greg's news - I don't follow the authors on Facebook, so will have missed that. A link would be appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...0&id=591878799

Of course, he doesn't say it's a book - could be a comic or videogame, or fan film - but on the balance of probabilities...

Relayer1 May 20 2012 02:00 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
I don't buy it. This is probably a dumb question, but as an avid consumer of Treklit, is this a first or has original fiction been included in the magazine before ?

Christopher May 20 2012 02:13 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
I seem to recall that ST Magazine didn't have a fiction license in the past. So something has evidently changed.

Therin of Andor May 20 2012 02:20 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Relayer1 wrote: (Post 6368515)
as an avid consumer of Treklit, is this a first or has original fiction been included in the magazine before ?

Last time we saw original short ST stories in a magazine was that relaunch of "Amazing Stories", which alternated TNG and VOY stories with "Babylon 5". John Ordover eventually negotiated to have the ST ones reprinted in a trade omnibus:
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Stories

Christopher May 20 2012 03:50 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
Of course, it could be that STM only has the license to do fiction based on Star Trek Online, much as Amazing Stories only had the TNG and VGR licenses.

Greg Cox May 20 2012 04:08 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6368452)
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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 6368284)
I'll just note that Christine Thompson is 'Kestrel', the game's head writer. I don't read STM any more, so I didn't see that.

As for Greg's news - I don't follow the authors on Facebook, so will have missed that. A link would be appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...0&id=591878799

Of course, he doesn't say it's a book - could be a comic or videogame, or fan film - but on the balance of probabilities...


Oh, it's definitely my next novel. Another TOS book set during the original five-year mission.

And, despite the title, no sparkly vampires are involved!

Julio Angel Ortiz May 20 2012 05:37 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6368878)
Oh, it's definitely my next novel. Another TOS book set during the original five-year mission.

And, despite the title, no sparkly vampires are involved!

For a second there, I thought I had the first Trek novel to give to my 9-year old daughter to read... ;)

Lonemagpie May 20 2012 06:52 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6368878)
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6368452)
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DarkHorizon wrote: (Post 6368284)
I'll just note that Christine Thompson is 'Kestrel', the game's head writer. I don't read STM any more, so I didn't see that.

As for Greg's news - I don't follow the authors on Facebook, so will have missed that. A link would be appreciated.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...0&id=591878799

Of course, he doesn't say it's a book - could be a comic or videogame, or fan film - but on the balance of probabilities...


Oh, it's definitely my next novel. Another TOS book set during the original five-year mission.

And, despite the title, no sparkly vampires are involved!

What about Sols and Master Swords?

Greg Cox May 20 2012 06:57 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6369343)
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6368878)
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6368452)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...0&id=591878799

Of course, he doesn't say it's a book - could be a comic or videogame, or fan film - but on the balance of probabilities...


Oh, it's definitely my next novel. Another TOS book set during the original five-year mission.

And, despite the title, no sparkly vampires are involved!

What about Sols and Master Swords?

Alas, I don't get that reference . . . .

Lonemagpie May 20 2012 07:02 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6369367)
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6369343)
What about Sols and Master Swords?

Alas, I don't get that reference . . . .

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Hyrule invaded from The Twilight Realm...

BillJ May 20 2012 07:05 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 6368263)
Either I missed something, or nobody here has mentioned that there is an original short story, derived from the "Star Trek Online" game events and characters, in Titan's recent "Star Trek Magazine", no 40, Summer 2012.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7238/7...e15a32b2_n.jpg
Captain Va'kel Shon by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

Author Christine Thompson continues storylines from "Star Trek Online" and features the handover of the Enterprise captaincy from Data (IDW's "Countdown"), now in his professor role from "All Good Things...", to the Andorian, Shon, for the launch of the Enterprise-F. Also clarified is the fate of the B-4.

I'd much rather have Data as the captain of the Enterprise fiction, than a character I don't know and don't care about. :shrug:

Greg Cox May 20 2012 07:15 PM

Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?
 
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6369418)
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 6369367)
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Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6369343)
What about Sols and Master Swords?

Alas, I don't get that reference . . . .

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has Hyrule invaded from The Twilight Realm...

Ah, clearly there are holes in my fannish knowledge!


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