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8of5 January 26 2013 07:24 AM

New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
The Czech publisher of Trek novels, Laser Books, has released a new cover for their edition of Kobayashi Maru:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xb5viVNcAq...yashi+Maru.jpg

It was originally going to come out last year, but they've had a few hiccups with Enterprise because another publisher managed to get the rights to do the Romulan War books there.

They've also delayed their version of Death in Winter, because they're trying to get permission from Pocket to print it with Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility, from Tales From the Captain's Table.

If you're curious, I've elaborated on what their editor has let me know about all this and their other plans on my blog.

I always found the cover for Kobayshi Maru a bit bland, so am glad to see something different appearing for it.

BillJ January 26 2013 03:04 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
Uninspiring photoshop cover. Looks like they're trying to do Pocket proud.

Patrick O'Brien January 26 2013 03:21 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
I think I like the German cover art better.

CaptainDonovin January 26 2013 09:52 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
I like the colors... other than that meh.

JD January 26 2013 10:47 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
It's ok, definitely better than the US, but not as cool as the German one.

JWolf February 9 2013 01:45 AM

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It's a Photoshop nightmare. The font is shadowed and looks awful. The Photoshopping looks amateurish. In a nutshell, it's awful.

King Daniel Into Darkness February 9 2013 01:09 PM

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Czech out the new cover:D

Better than the very plain original.

JD February 9 2013 05:33 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
I'm amazed it took this long for someone to make that joke.

Mage February 9 2013 06:01 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
Quote:

King Daniel wrote: (Post 7660477)
Czech out the new cover:D

Better than the very plain original.


I dunno.... Wasn't the original cover original art by Doug Drexler? I'll always prefer original art over a simple photoshop. If the original cover was also a photoshop, I stand corrected.

JD February 9 2013 08:30 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
It was just a pic of the Enterprise in space. Personally, I prefer characters, or a dramatic scene on a cover rather than just a ship. This is actually one of the better ship covers, along with Greater Than The Sum, and the Vanguard covers.

Mr. Laser Beam February 10 2013 01:55 AM

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^ I would have preferred a picture of the actual Kobayashi Maru itself.

Christopher February 10 2013 03:37 AM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7663084)
^ I would have preferred a picture of the actual Kobayashi Maru itself.

Which wouldn't have been a very good idea from a promotional standpoint.

Mr. Laser Beam February 10 2013 05:02 AM

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^ Didn't ask for that, did I?

King Daniel Into Darkness February 10 2013 02:54 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
It would have been cool to see an Enterprised version of a scene from Wrath of Khan's Kobayashi Maru test, like the Klingons approaching in formation on the viewscreen.

People would be Russian to buy it.

JarodRussell February 10 2013 03:50 PM

Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru
 
Quote:

JD wrote: (Post 7661698)
It was just a pic of the Enterprise in space. Personally, I prefer characters, or a dramatic scene on a cover rather than just a ship. This is actually one of the better ship covers, along with Greater Than The Sum, and the Vanguard covers.

Greater Than The Sum is just a cropped version of one of the SOTL calendar images. And I guess the guy who did the calendar image didn't get paid for the re-use, so it's lazy and cheap.


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