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Old April 20 2008, 03:23 AM   #7
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Re: Comic-con news

Well, since Karen was kind enough to start this thread....

Here are the new projects that were announced at NY Comic-Con at the very well attended Star Trek Books panel this afternoon, which was run by Marco Palmieri, Margaret Clark, David Mack, Christopher L. Bennett, and myself. (Note that these are just the new things announced here for the first time; the panel presentation included the entire current schedule, but the other stuff has already been announced and is easily findable on the 'net.) (Note also that the following is tentative and subject to change, as always.)

September 2008:
Star Trek 101 by Terry J. Erdmann & Paula M. Block

February 2009:
A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido

March 2009:
TOS: Mere Anarchy by Mike W. Barr, Christopher L. Bennett, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Dave Galanter, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, and Howard Weinstein
Titan: Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L. Bennett

April 2009:
VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer

May 2009:
Vanguard Book 4 by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore

There is also now an author list for Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows, still set for January 2009 release:
  • Christopher L. Bennett
    Margaret Wander Bonanno
    Peter David
    Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Michael Jan Friedman
    Jim Johnson
    Rudy Josephs
    David Mack
    Dave Stern
    James Swallow
    Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    Susan Wright
Other notes:

Vanguard Book 4 doesn't have a title yet. My money's on it being a Rush song......

The February, March, and April books are jokingly being referred to as "cleaning up Mack's mess." All three will follow up on the events of Destiny.

Full Circle will actually pick up initially where Spirit Walk Book 2 left off, and take Voyager aaaaaaall the way through to Destiny and beyond -- which means the book will cover a few years, all told, and it will set the tone for future post-finale VOY fiction.

Over a Torrent Sea will pick up where Destiny leaves off, as Christopher picks up the pieces from whatever Dave leaves of Titan.

Yes, that's really Mere Anarchy on an actual schedule. It'll probably also have an introduction or afterword or some such by me.....

Star Trek 101 is a book designed for people who don't read this board. It's meant as a primer for the casual fan, someone who's been hearing the buzz about this movie, and knows that Star Trek exists, but doesn't know much about it. Having said that, there are fun things there for the more dedicated fans. My personal favorite: there'll a list of the 10 essential episodes of each live-action series, as well as a "Spock's Brain" award for each series. (I asked Margaret if "Spock's Brain" won the "Spock's Brain" award, and she assured me it did...)

Finally, A Singular Destiny is a little bit of a different beast. The people who've been clamoring for a Clancy-style political thriller will like this one, as it's about the political fallout from Destiny's events (which will be considerable). It won't feature any of the main crews, although a ship that plays a big role in Destiny will also play a big role here, as well as familiar faces from other parts of the Trek universe. The protagonist will be a civilian character of my own creation.

Oh, and those of you who want to see more of the Bacco Administration from Articles of the Federation, both the Destiny trilogy and A Singular Destiny will feature those characters in good-sized roles.

I think that covers the high points. Dave or Christopher may remember other stuff I've forgotten....

Oh, the covers for Greater than the Sum, Kobayashi Maru, and Destiny Book 2: Mere Mortals have also been revealed, but I don't want to post them until I check with M&M tomorrow.
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