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Old July 12 2009, 12:36 AM   #211
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Re: 2009 Fall Book Preview With Covers

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I guess I am just voicing a concern that the entire conflict is going to be explored (limited?) in just one book. Its something that is concrete in Trek history and I hope the coming novel is merely a set up for a good series of books. Just seems to me the Romulan War should be more than just one book. I hope that is the case.
I'd be perfectly happy with one book. As far as I'm concerned, there aren't a lot of major unanswered questions about that war. We know what we need to know about it. If we want the Enterprise books to be bogged down in continuity for the sake of continuity, there are enough unanswered questions from Enterprise itself.
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Old July 12 2009, 12:48 AM   #212
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In other words, you're making an assumption with no facts to back it up. Gotcha.
Do a little research from time to time.
It is the obligation of the person making the claim to provide research to support his claims, not the obligation of the person to whom he is making his claim.

Show me some actual evidence that in-house licensees have an unfair advantage over other potential licensees and that an in-house licensee has to really mess things up to lose their license -- and that, by implication, in-house licensees do not gain and then keep the license by planning and producing higher-quality work in comparison to other potential licensees -- and I'll buy what you're selling.

Otherwise, you are talking out of your ass.
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Old July 12 2009, 01:15 AM   #213
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Is there anyone else out there who is a little concerned the coming book The Romulan War may not be enough? I guess I am just voicing a concern that the entire conflict is going to be explored (limited?) in just one book. Its something that is concrete in Trek history and I hope the coming novel is merely a set up for a good series of books. Just seems to me the Romulan War should be more than just one book. I hope that is the case.
It was originally announced as a MMPB trilogy, and then as a single trade. I'm sure this one volume - in some places subtitled "Under the Raptor's Wing"? - won't attempt to tell the entire war in one volume, but it will supposedly be a very chunky book. It will depend on how well it sells, which is presumably also why there are no 2010 ENT novels announced yet.

In any case, wasn't this historical event also known as "The Romulan Wars" in fanon?
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Old July 12 2009, 01:52 AM   #214
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Saw the cover for The Romulan War...
Is there anyone else out there who is a little concerned the coming book The Romulan War may not be enough? I guess I am just voicing a concern that the entire conflict is going to be explored (limited?) in just one book. Its something that is concrete in Trek history and I hope the coming novel is merely a set up for a good series of books. Just seems to me the Romulan War should be more than just one book. I hope that is the case.
The cover you've seen is not final. The actual title is Under the Raptor's Wing -- I'm not sure if the phrase The Romulan War is even on the final cover -- and it's just the first part of the story of the Earth-Romulan War.


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It was originally announced as a MMPB trilogy, and then as a single trade. I'm sure this one volume - in some places subtitled "Under the Raptor's Wing"? - won't attempt to tell the entire war in one volume, but it will supposedly be a very chunky book.
Margaret mentioned a page count at Shore Leave, and I don't remember the exact figure, but it was pretty hefty.

It will depend on how well it sells, which is presumably also why there are no 2010 ENT novels announced yet.
I think that's because 2010 is being devoted mainly to standalone TOS and Abramsverse books to go after the potential new audience created by the movie, with the back third of the year beind devoted to The Typhon Pact.

In any case, wasn't this historical event also known as "The Romulan Wars" in fanon?
I'm not familiar with that. I've always heard it referred to as the Earth-Romulan War. Are you maybe thinking of the Eugenics Wars?
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Old July 12 2009, 02:03 AM   #215
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Re: 2009 Fall Book Preview With Covers

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I guess I am just voicing a concern that the entire conflict is going to be explored (limited?) in just one book. Its something that is concrete in Trek history and I hope the coming novel is merely a set up for a good series of books. Just seems to me the Romulan War should be more than just one book. I hope that is the case.
I'd be perfectly happy with one book. As far as I'm concerned, there aren't a lot of major unanswered questions about that war. We know what we need to know about it. If we want the Enterprise books to be bogged down in continuity for the sake of continuity, there are enough unanswered questions from Enterprise itself.

Oh, I totally agree that there are a lot of unanswered questions from the TV show, but I think The Romulan War is such a huge historical section of trek history that it deserves a good amount of attention.

I hope the book does well, and as Christopher and Ian have speculated, I hope there are others to follow.
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Old July 12 2009, 04:52 AM   #216
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Saw the cover for The Romulan War...
Is there anyone else out there who is a little concerned the coming book The Romulan War may not be enough? I guess I am just voicing a concern that the entire conflict is going to be explored (limited?) in just one book. Its something that is concrete in Trek history and I hope the coming novel is merely a set up for a good series of books. Just seems to me the Romulan War should be more than just one book. I hope that is the case.
The cover you've seen is not final. The actual title is Under the Raptor's Wing -- I'm not sure if the phrase The Romulan War is even on the final cover -- and it's just the first part of the story of the Earth-Romulan War.
The one revealed on Trekmovie.com isn't the final one?
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Old July 14 2009, 12:15 AM   #217
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^So I gather.
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Old July 14 2009, 02:59 AM   #218
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Planning on preordering ST Voyager: Unworthy.
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