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Kertrats47 October 12 2013 03:58 PM

Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Hey everyone, I got the opportunity to interview David Mack about his upcoming entry in The Fall and a number of other topics. Some hints and tidbits for other projects as well. Check out the interview over at TrekCore!

Reanok October 12 2013 05:32 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Great David Mack Interview.I'm really looking forward to reading his upcoming novel in the fall series and Section 31 Disavowed.That's a novel I will be definitely looking forward to getting nest year.:bolian:

Sho October 12 2013 05:38 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Very interesting read, especially the mention of salary numbers. I had been wondering about those in absolute terms as well as the TV comparison for a while.

I work in the software industry, which I speculate is actually not that dissimilar from novel writing in terms of the work experience (you sit a lot, a lot of the work process is ultimately solitary, work doesn't really stop when you get up but rather a lot of the difficult problems tend to get solved away from the desk in your head, you need to juggle different levels of complexity both localized and global to the project in front of you, high levels of concentration are required for hours on end to be productive, etc.) and we definitely tend to get paid much better.

Worth keeping in mind when considering book pricing.

toughlittleship October 12 2013 07:35 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
I'm really looking forward to seeing Mack writing the DS9 characters again (Bashir and Shar anyway, I don't know who else is in A Ceremony of Losses) as since he wrote/pitched for DS9 and wrote Warpath , he seems to know those characters really well.

Slyvon October 12 2013 11:16 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Great Interview! Man I remember buying those computer games mentioned. The games came out before we had the internet available in rural Kentucky so it was a big deal to have something Trek I could interact with.

On the novel side, I'm thrilled to see the Andorian storyline continue. Finishing up the Ds9 relaunch I found the Andorians fascinating with Shar being an early favorite.

Of course I have about 50 Trek books on my list to read *before* I even get to The Fall series so.....

JD October 13 2013 03:47 AM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Nice interview. I wonder what the Data/Lal book is going to be?

Sho October 13 2013 03:49 AM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
And I wonder if Jeffrey Lang's back to write it?

zarkon October 13 2013 02:50 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
I will be over the moon if david mack is the guy to end the andorian reproductive crisis story thread once and for all so I never have to read about it again. Been going on for like nine years now, and has almost always been a terrible read.

Hopefully the data book brings him back to tng. Do wonder who's writing it though. The only names that spring to mind when I think of data books are Jean Lorrah and Jeffrey Lang, but neither have written a trek book in a long time. I suspect it'll be someone who's written a trek book fairly recently.

King Daniel Into Darkness October 13 2013 02:59 PM

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JD wrote: (Post 8762890)
Nice interview. I wonder what the Data/Lal book is going to be?

Hopefully, Lal Gets a Haircut.

Mage October 13 2013 03:51 PM

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I can't help but think that Ceremony of Losses will see Bashir going over to S31.

Paris October 13 2013 04:31 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
Great interview...and I second Sho's hope that Jeffrey Lang is the man to write that new Data book. I absolutely loved his Immortal Coil and would like to see him tackle this new stage in Data's existence :techman:

Reanok October 13 2013 05:55 PM

Re: Interview with David Mack at TrekCore
 
David Mack's Destiny novels are mentioned in anew article the in new official Startrek magazine in a new Interview it goes into a lot detail about certain storylines and characters like Erika Hernandez and her crew and about the creation of the Calier for this series .It's a Great interview they also talk about The new fall TNS/DS9 books too.And I'm excited about a new Data novel I hooe Jeffery Lang is the author Immortal coil is a great book.

Sho October 13 2013 06:54 PM

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IIRC Mr. Mack mentioned that he had been in touch with Mr. Lang with regard to the Cold Equations, and I believe Mr. Lang stopped by the board this year (in the newly-opened Immortal Coil review thread?), which is why I speculate he may be back in the running. Which would be awesome.

Shane Houston October 13 2013 06:55 PM

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zarkon wrote: (Post 8764354)
I will be over the moon if david mack is the guy to end the andorian reproductive crisis story thread once and for all so I never have to read about it again. Been going on for like nine years now, and has almost always been a terrible read.

Hopefully the data book brings him back to tng. Do wonder who's writing it though. The only names that spring to mind when I think of data books are Jean Lorrah and Jeffrey Lang, but neither have written a trek book in a long time. I suspect it'll be someone who's written a trek book fairly recently.

Una McCormack is writing a TNG book in the next year called Home Again. Maybe it's this book that will reunite us with Data.

Paris October 13 2013 07:09 PM

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Charmed One wrote: (Post 8765014)
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zarkon wrote: (Post 8764354)
I will be over the moon if david mack is the guy to end the andorian reproductive crisis story thread once and for all so I never have to read about it again. Been going on for like nine years now, and has almost always been a terrible read.

Hopefully the data book brings him back to tng. Do wonder who's writing it though. The only names that spring to mind when I think of data books are Jean Lorrah and Jeffrey Lang, but neither have written a trek book in a long time. I suspect it'll be someone who's written a trek book fairly recently.

Una McCormack is writing a TNG book in the next year called Home Again. Maybe it's this book that will reunite us with Data.

Isn't that an ebook? I'm hoping the new Data book is an actual dead-tree book...


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