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Old December 30 2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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Rise Like Lions - A Mirror Universe saga

So, my copy of The Sorrows of Empire dropped through my letterbox today. As is my custom, I flipped to the back to look at the acknowledgements and About the Author sections (yes, I admit, I'm looking to see if MA or MB are credited).

And I found this:

[David] Mack's upcoming novels include Zero Sum Game, part of the Star Trek: Typhon Pact miniseries;
So, is this the title of the series now, as opposed to The Typhon Pact?

More Beautiful than Death, a tale set in the continuity of the 2009 feature-film version of Star Trek;
Yep, yep. So far, so good.

and a new Mirror Universe saga, Rise Like Lions.
WHAT?!

Is this the Memory Omega storyline culmination story that seems to have been hinted at by For the Want of a Nail in Shards and Shadows, amongst others? I'm very much looking forward to it if it is.
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Old December 30 2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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Sweet....
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Old December 30 2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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^ Well, this is where I mea culpa: I was supposed to take that out at editing and I forgot.

Bottom line: though I have proposed such a project, it has not yet been approved by CBS or Pocket or in any way contracted for. When I wrote the About the Author page on the expanded version of The Sorrows of Empire, neither I nor Margaret had any idea she was soon to be laid off, and she had been keen to acquire Rise Like Lions.

It's my hope I will get to move forward on the project this year, but this is a case in which I, quite simply, spoke too soon. I apologize to my readers, and to my editors and publisher for the confusion.
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Old December 31 2009, 12:49 AM   #4
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Re: Rise Like Lions - A Mirror Universe saga

Okay guys, all together now...

(entire board shouts, Jack Bauer-style)

"DAMMIT!!!!"

Could somebody close this thread before more people get their hopes up?
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Old December 31 2009, 01:43 AM   #5
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Re: Rise Like Lions - A Mirror Universe saga

Well, just because it's not official yet doesn't mean we can't talk about it. We have all hoped this story would be told since the Memory Omega storyline first began. And I don't see any reason why Pocket won't tell this story, so hopefully David Mack's book will the one we get.
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Old December 31 2009, 01:49 AM   #6
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Can't remember the last time I had my emotions jerked around like that, from high to low, in a trekbbs thread.

I vote for NOT closing this thread. Someone else is going to see the same thing in the book and ask about it. Might as well keep this one open since it's get the authors response in it. Just my two cents, for what it's worth.
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Old December 31 2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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Re: Rise Like Lions - A Mirror Universe saga

gee, guys, have some confidence.



besides, I'm too lazy to do unnecessary mod things.
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Old December 31 2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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^ Well, this is where I mea culpa: I was supposed to take that out at editing and I forgot.

Bottom line: though I have proposed such a project, it has not yet been approved by CBS or Pocket or in any way contracted for. When I wrote the About the Author page on the expanded version of The Sorrows of Empire, neither I nor Margaret had any idea she was soon to be laid off, and she had been keen to acquire Rise Like Lions.

It's my hope I will get to move forward on the project this year, but this is a case in which I, quite simply, spoke too soon. I apologize to my readers, and to my editors and publisher for the confusion.

I really hope that you get to write this book!
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Old December 31 2009, 07:36 AM   #9
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Are the new editors members here, yet?
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Old December 31 2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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David Mack wrote: View Post
^ Well, this is where I mea culpa: I was supposed to take that out at editing and I forgot.

Bottom line: though I have proposed such a project, it has not yet been approved by CBS or Pocket or in any way contracted for. When I wrote the About the Author page on the expanded version of The Sorrows of Empire, neither I nor Margaret had any idea she was soon to be laid off, and she had been keen to acquire Rise Like Lions.

It's my hope I will get to move forward on the project this year, but this is a case in which I, quite simply, spoke too soon. I apologize to my readers, and to my editors and publisher for the confusion.
Well then, I apologise for getting everybody's hopes up, and hope we will get to see this in print at some point soon.
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Old December 31 2009, 11:02 AM   #11
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Re: Rise Like Lions - A Mirror Universe saga

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Are the new editors members here, yet?
There is only one constant Star Trek editor at the moment as far as we know: Jamie Costas. It doesn't seem as if she is a member here.

They also seem to have rehired Margaret Clark to work freelance for them, but the only project of hers we can be sure about is the Ships of the Line calendar.
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Old December 31 2009, 04:06 PM   #12
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Well, just because it's not official yet doesn't mean we can't talk about it.
What's the point in talking about a book that does not exist?
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Old December 31 2009, 07:13 PM   #13
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We talk about people and planets and spaceships that don't exist all the time.
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Old December 31 2009, 10:50 PM   #14
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
ryan123450 wrote: View Post
Well, just because it's not official yet doesn't mean we can't talk about it.
What's the point in talking about a book that does not exist?
Do you realize how fast this board would wither and die if we didn't?
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Old December 31 2009, 10:57 PM   #15
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^Yeah, for example we talked about what later became the Myriad Universes series for years before it eventually was formally announced and published.

And we know the proposal for this book is on the editor's desk, so it's not as if we were talking about some obscure rumor.
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