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Old September 8 2013, 04:26 PM   #409
Greg Cox
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Re: Do fans want the prime timeline back?

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The question is, would you have pitched a story like that and felt good about it?

STiD is the most unoriginal piece of work I have heard of in recent times.
You're talking to somebody who managed to get three books out of Khan. I ain't throwing stones.
Yeah, but you didn't resort to simply re-telling or re-arranging something. You told proper prequel stories.
But we're all toiling over very well-trodden paths at this point. Speaking from experience, it's pretty much impossible to come up with a plot or scene that doesn't bear some resemblance to one of the many, many, many Trek movies, episodes, books, or comics. And that's not even counting the fanfic!

Heck, I've been accused of writing "continuity porn" more than once--and not without reason! I've brought back the Hortas, Gary Seven, Q, Redjac, "God," the Pakleds, and the Great Bird knows who else.

And just wait until you see my next book . . . which revisits several familiar worlds and species and time periods.
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