Re: What "New Frontier" really means.
More to the point is 'is the publisher interested ?' which translates as 'is there a market for it ?'.
I'm not sure - the early days of the Federation isn't that different an idea and that's (understandably) being branded as 'Enterprise'. I'm not sure it would be as marketable otherwise.
Maybe Christopher will include some historical background covering this era if his series takes off...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...