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Defcon July 8 2012 11:10 AM

3 more TOS novels added to S&S catalog for 2013
 
As 8of5 reports on his Guide to the Trek Collective the Simon and Schuster website has been updated with listings for three new TOS books:

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March's book is Devil's Bargain, by Tony Daniel. This will be Daniel's first Star Trek novel, but he is an established sci-fi writer, with several novels and numerous short stories to his name.

In April we have Greg Cox's The Weight of Worlds. Which is presumably the same book as the his forthcoming TOS novel which he previously referred to as The Twilight Realm. Cox is of course an establish Star Trek novelist, having written books from all of the main series except for Enterprise!

Finally in May we have The Folded World, from Jeff Mariotte. He might not be a highly familiar Trek name, but he's no stranger; having penned the SCE ebook No Surrender, and the Lost Era novel Deny Thy Father, both about a decade ago. He was also the editor of a few WildStorm Star Trek comics, has written IDW's Covert Vampiric Operations (which later featured alongside Star Trek in the Infestation crossover), and has writer numerous other novels and comics, both original and tie-ins for other franchises!

Mage July 8 2012 11:20 AM

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Hm.... A total of 4 TOS novels is perhaps a bit heavy, but then again, this year it's mostly 24th century. I can life with it. Although, I haven't read the TOS books from this year yet, so perhaps I need to order those soon.

Defcon July 8 2012 11:22 AM

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They did pretty much the same in 2009 when the movie came out. I guess it worked then, so they're doing it again to tie-in to the next movie.

Mage July 8 2012 11:35 AM

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Defcon wrote: (Post 6605077)
They did pretty much the same in 2009 when the movie came out. I guess it worked then, so they're doing it again to tie-in to the next movie.

Good point. Didn't think of that.

Relayer1 July 8 2012 12:15 PM

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Oh great - more TOS... :(

Christopher July 8 2012 01:16 PM

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Mage wrote: (Post 6605071)
Hm.... A total of 4 TOS novels is perhaps a bit heavy, but then again, this year it's mostly 24th century.

Actually it seems to be a recurring pattern these days to split the year between a cluster of 23rd-century books and a cluster of 24th-century books. In 2010 we had TOS in January, March, and April, were supposed to have the Abramsverse novels in the middle third of the year, and had Typhon Pact in the last third. In 2011 we had 24th-century stuff from March through May, then Vanguard and TOS from June to September. And this year we've had TOS-era books from January through April and 24th-century books the rest of the year. So if 2013 is heavy with TOS books in the first half of the year, we might see a lot of 24th-century stuff in the back half if the pattern holds.

Lonemagpie July 8 2012 01:20 PM

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Good marketing sense leading up to the movie - casual readers probably won't really mind which Kirk and Spock is which...

F. King Daniel July 8 2012 01:23 PM

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Defcon wrote: (Post 6605077)
They did pretty much the same in 2009 when the movie came out. I guess it worked then, so they're doing it again to tie-in to the next movie.

It's just a shame there are still no genuine new universe tie-ins.

And, surely May should be the month of the Star Trek XII novelization? Or will that be a TPB release?

Christopher July 8 2012 01:25 PM

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KingDaniel wrote: (Post 6605278)
It's just a shame there are still no genuine new universe tie-ins.

Well, it's not like the YA Academy novels are counterfeits...


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And, surely May should be the month of the Star Trek XII novelization? Or will that be a TPB release?
Remember, the "May" books come out in late April. So the movie novelization would probably be the "June" book. Although it could be a TPB at that.

F. King Daniel July 8 2012 01:39 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 6605290)
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KingDaniel wrote: (Post 6605278)
It's just a shame there are still no genuine new universe tie-ins.

Well, it's not like the YA Academy novels are counterfeits...

Yeah, but they're still YA. I want bigger and deeper.
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And, surely May should be the month of the Star Trek XII novelization? Or will that be a TPB release?
Remember, the "May" books come out in late April. So the movie novelization would probably be the "June" book. Although it could be a TPB at that.
Good point.

BillJ July 8 2012 02:29 PM

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Relayer1 wrote: (Post 6605131)
Oh great - more TOS... :(

Beats more of the depressing as hell 24th century books.

Relayer1 July 8 2012 02:39 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 6605386)
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Relayer1 wrote: (Post 6605131)
Oh great - more TOS... :(

Beats more of the depressing as hell 24th century books.

Horses for courses - let's just hope they aren't stand-alones and pick up on the post Vanguard situation.

As they may well be going for the casual reader interested by the new movie, I have my doubts though...may have to reconsider my 'read everything' gameplan.

Thrawn July 8 2012 04:06 PM

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BillJ wrote: (Post 6605386)
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Relayer1 wrote: (Post 6605131)
Oh great - more TOS... :(

Beats more of the depressing as hell 24th century books.

I know this is an old argument, and I probably have no chance of convincing you, but anyone that calls Raise The Dawn depressing doesn't know what the word means.

zarkon July 8 2012 04:07 PM

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Wooooo, more classic trek.

Was Deny Thy Father any good? Never picked that one up since riker's such an uninteresting character in general.

Thrawn July 8 2012 04:12 PM

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Deny Thy Father was... boring. Nothing particularly bad about it, just nothing particularly good about it either. The only Lost Era book I didn't think was awesome.


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