Therin of Andor wrote:
Fair enough, but with the novels as they are now, will the same really happen with "JJ's Star Trek"?
"As they are now" how?
I don't understand. What's wrong with the novels as they are now? If JJ's movie does well, why won't
there be renewed interest in ST novels?
If a casual moviegoer - or even someone who's watched Trek
in the past, but never sampled the novels - watches ST:XI
and decides to pick up a few of the books, what's their point of entry?
, a series which is set in the same era as the film, but features an unfamiliar cast of characters? Greater Than The Sum
, ostensibly a TNG
novel, but set beyond the series and featuring a handful of the original crew? One of William Shatner's books, starring a resurrected Kirk outside of mainstream continuity?
In the past, I've applauded and enjoyed things like the DS9
Relaunch, ongoing arcs, and original series. But I don't think those are the type of things that will draw in new readers - no matter how exciting and well-written they are, I'd question how accessible
they are to newcomers.