I apologise for bumping the thread without any info to add - I know how irritating that can be - but ... is there any news? I've been checking almost daily for any updates or info, and now we're just over a couple of months away from release I was wondering if we were going to hear anything soon, see the cover, perhaps an excerpt, etc. (I wasn't able to go to Shore Leave so didn't hear the excerpt from there, or hear anyone report on it.)
I wondered if we might get something in Star Trek Magazine like a few other recent titles, but I think the next issue of that is now out after Protectors is released.
I'm not sure what sort of news you were hoping for but...I finished my final pass on Protectors
a few weeks ago so it's all but done now.
It has a cover. I've seen a version of it, though not the final one, which I'm told will be released shortly with a blurb on Startrek.com.
No one has mentioned an excerpt being released, so I can't help you there. I did a reading at Shore Leave which was cut a little short due to time constraints. We had a lot to talk about re: TET and by the time all of the questions were answered we only had about 15 minutes left for reading.
The scene I read from was between Janeway and Picard. It comes roughly 1/3 of the way into the novel and I chose it because it is one of my favorites and is also the first time I've ever written Picard. Reactions from the panel were great, so, I guess I didn't make a complete mess of it.
In that scene, Janeway comes to Picard seekeing a little perspective from somoene with whom she has shared many common experiences. One of the oddest realities to confront while writing it was that despite the fact that these two have a great deal in common, they really don't know each other all that well.
The rest will have to wait another couple of months. It sounds like everyone has been really loving The Fall series so you've got plenty to enjoy until then.
I'm looking forward to reading them as well, but haven't had a moment to do so because....I guess this is the first official announcement here....
I am now in the process of finishing up the first draft of the Voyager
novel which will follow Protectors.
It doesn't have a release date that I know of, but it it due to be complete mid-December and is called Acts of Contrition.
picks up right where Protectors
leaves off and continues the "bigger" story I've mentioned before which is set to be concluded in one more novel after Acts
that is not yet "official." As soon as it is, I'll share more on that front.
So, there you go.