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Old June 9 2012, 03:28 PM   #77
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Re: new canon vs novelverse: worst case scenario

E-DUB wrote: View Post
Ah, another canon debate. Canon, to me, is what the late Phillip K. Dick once said about reality. It's something that doesn't go away just because you stop believing in it. Having ones work superceded by events is something novelists and other writers simply have to deal with and not just in the Treklit field. In my personal opinion (and that of others I've seen commenting here) one of the best Trek novels ever was "Federation", which was totally contradicted by the film "First Contact", one of the best films ever. Am I supposed to not enjoy one or the other because of those contradictions? Not at all.
I remember enjoying Federation very much, and when it was superceeded by First Contact I did wonder if the authors might rewrite/rerelease it to fit around the movie. I think there's a fair few contradictions though...
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