King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
The Star Trek Star Charts were a massive flop in 2002. What makes them think something so similar will do any better in 2013?
At the time of books like Star Charts
and Starship Spotter
, Pocket was reluctant to invest enough to make those books really high in quality, which limited their appeal to collectors. This sounds like it's going to be a classier, fancier work, more of a collector's item like Federation: The First 150 Years
. So they're probably gambling that investing more in the work will make it more appealing and successful.
Especially when the old maps and star charts are just a Google image search away, along with several high quality fan-made maps of Trek space.
If you're just looking for information, sure, an online map could be useful. If you're looking for a collector's item or a coffee-table book or a poster for your wall, that's a different matter.