Remember how A Time To... was initially reported as being 12 books? But there never actually were going to be 12 books; that was just a first-guess tentative figure before they decided how many books they actually did want to do and then began to develop them.
No, it really was supposed to be 12 books, with Daffyd ab Hugh writing the missing duology. (My understanding is that it was supposed to be something Lovecraftian; that would have been cool, actually, with Picard battling the Elder Gods.) And Keith's duology compressed down to a single book -- and then spawned articles
. Twelve books. Sorry, Christopher, but you are the Weakest Link.