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Old September 6 2010, 01:12 PM   #16
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

That cover for "A Stitch In Time" might be the coolest thing I've seen all week.
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Old September 7 2010, 11:40 PM   #17
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

Just out of curiosity, did A Stitch in Time not sell as well as it was predicted it would?
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Old September 8 2010, 01:55 AM   #18
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

If I remember right, it simply sold about as much as your average numbered DS9 novel, at a time when they were amongst the worst selling. As I recall, John Ordover once used it as an example of a novel that would have massively benefitted from being a duology, sales-wize.
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Old September 8 2010, 02:00 AM   #19
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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If I remember right, it simply sold about as much as your average numbered DS9 novel, at a time when they were amongst the worst selling. As I recall, John Ordover once used it as an example of a novel that would have massively benefitted from being a duology, sales-wize.
J.J. may have said that about A Stitch in Time, though I don't recall him doing so.

I do remember him saying that, in retrospect, he should have split The 34th Rule and published it as a trilogy.
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Old September 8 2010, 02:37 AM   #20
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

Oh, I think that's what I'm (mis)remembering. A Stitch in Time was a Margaret project, wasn't it?
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Old September 8 2010, 02:41 AM   #21
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It was, yes.
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Old September 8 2010, 05:34 PM   #22
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

I've always thought foreign covers were much more interesting when it comes to science-fiction books... even British covers top most American ones. I prefer minimalist designs, though. There's no need to have 40000 things to look at one the cover. I also hate floating heads, but that's a Trek book staple.
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Old September 8 2010, 05:39 PM   #23
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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I've always thought foreign covers were much more interesting when it comes to science-fiction books... even British covers top most American ones. I prefer minimalist designs, though. There's no need to have 40000 things to look at one the cover. I also hate floating heads, but that's a Trek book staple.
For sure. The Star Wars New Jedi Order foreign covers are pretty cool...
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Old September 8 2010, 10:15 PM   #24
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

Some of the covers are better, such as Before Dishonor(Heldentod) and the aforementioned A Stitch in Time. But I'm not a fan of the Destiny cover on the first page for example and am left puzzled what Mirror Ezri is doing on the front of the DS9 Section 31 book.
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Old September 8 2010, 10:18 PM   #25
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

Yeah, because of the way Japanese is printed alot of the Star Wars book are spilt in half, and some of the double covers they use are gorgeous. Here are some examples.
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Old September 9 2010, 03:54 PM   #26
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Cross Cult has released a first draft for their Den Frieden verlieren (Losing the Peace) cover:

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Old September 9 2010, 04:13 PM   #27
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Now that is pretty, and it's nice getting a face for Choudhury (That's been something of a complaint of mine since the introduction of main characters created in the books, barring New Frontier, that we don't get faces for the names). Also, I like that there isn't the crashed Enterprise in the background, which I never understood on the US release.
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Old September 9 2010, 05:19 PM   #28
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That one seems to have more of an impact. One of the people in the background looks a little bit like Data.
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Old September 9 2010, 06:41 PM   #29
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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Now that is pretty, and it's nice getting a face for Choudhury (That's been something of a complaint of mine since the introduction of main characters created in the books, barring New Frontier, that we don't get faces for the names). Also, I like that there isn't the crashed Enterprise in the background, which I never understood on the US release.
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That one seems to have more of an impact. One of the people in the background looks a little bit like Data.
It looks like they used a shot from Insurrection for the people in the background, everyone leaving their homes...but it is very well done.
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Old September 9 2010, 06:53 PM   #30
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Oh, I thought maybe it was meant to be Kadohata at first, but I guess those are lieutenant's pips and security gold, so it must be Choudhury. I like it. A very striking face.
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