Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]
Transwarp beaming is now canon in the prime universe so needs to be addressed in Treklit. It also needs to be 'managed' - there needs to be a good reason that it can't be regularly used or made safer, otherwise, ships become redundant.
We also have to accept that everything we see in the JJverse looks the same in the prime universe unless there is proof in the earlier shows/films that it doesn't OR a plausible reason for the difference in the novel.
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...