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Old September 9 2010, 06:59 PM   #31
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

first person who came to mind was Linda Park (Hoshi Sato-ENT) maybe its just me but they're freakishly alike.

completely off topic, but those are some incredibly sad eyes...
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Old September 9 2010, 07:07 PM   #32
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Wow, very cool cover. I like that Choudhury, although I got her totally wrong. For some reason I was picturing her as looking Indian or Middle Eastern.
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Old September 9 2010, 07:14 PM   #33
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first person who came to mind was Linda Park (Hoshi Sato-ENT) maybe its just me but they're freakishly alike.

completely off topic, but those are some incredibly sad eyes...
I also thought Linda Park, you're not alone. It looks like they photoshopped her face into being a little thinner and made the lips a lot thicker, but it could easily be Linda underneath all that work.
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Old September 9 2010, 07:15 PM   #34
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Choudhury is Indian, so it's perfectly natural that you'd picture her that way. I agree with ares93 that there's a resemblance to Linda Park, but it's a first draft -- and I can see some signs around her chin that the image has been altered from a photograph -- so maybe it's still in progress and the final version will look more Indian.
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Old September 9 2010, 07:21 PM   #35
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Cross Cult has released a first draft for their Den Frieden verlieren (Losing the Peace) cover:

Now that's a good cover (except for the colors having to be re-calibrated). I don't even have an idea who the woman is, since I haven't read Destiny or any of the TNG relaunch/Titan novels, but the cover still grabs my attention... I think it would even grab my attention if I had no idea who Picard or Worf were!
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Old September 9 2010, 07:46 PM   #36
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FWIW as I said it's a first draft, and they have already said in the comment section on facebook where they posted the cover that Data won't be on the final cover and that they aren't 100 % happy with the model for Choudhoury.
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Old September 9 2010, 07:48 PM   #37
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FWIW as I said it's a first draft, and they have already said in the comment section on facebook where they posted the cover that Data won't be on the final cover and that they aren't 100 % happy with the model for Choudhoury.
Looks like Data from Insurrection.
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Old September 9 2010, 09:04 PM   #38
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they really ought to do some different ships. they look like Babylon 4.
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Old September 9 2010, 09:32 PM   #39
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Who do we have to lobby at Pocket Books to get them to reprint A Stitch in Time with that cover? Seriously, that's an awesome cover, as compared to the Sonia Helios cover which was, to be charitable, not very enticing at all and, by all reports, hurt sales on the book.
Who do we have to lobby to get a reprint of A Stitch in Time period. Not cool to pay $20 online for it...
Wow, $20? Maybe I should dig out my copy and put it on ebay or something. Probably won't read it again (not a huge fan), and if it's going for that kinda money, it'll buy the next couple books for me...
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Old September 9 2010, 09:58 PM   #40
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Choudhury is Indian, so it's perfectly natural that you'd picture her that way. I agree with ares93 that there's a resemblance to Linda Park, but it's a first draft -- and I can see some signs around her chin that the image has been altered from a photograph -- so maybe it's still in progress and the final version will look more Indian.
indian as in native american of indian as in from india?

i have to admit i've always pictured her as a brit, or at least with british ancestry. then again, it been quite while since i read the TNG books. but Choudhury still has a british ring to it, at least for me.
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Old September 10 2010, 01:01 AM   #41
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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Who do we have to lobby at Pocket Books to get them to reprint A Stitch in Time with that cover? Seriously, that's an awesome cover, as compared to the Sonia Helios cover which was, to be charitable, not very enticing at all and, by all reports, hurt sales on the book.
Who do we have to lobby to get a reprint of A Stitch in Time period. Not cool to pay $20 online for it...
Wow, $20? Maybe I should dig out my copy and put it on ebay or something. Probably won't read it again (not a huge fan), and if it's going for that kinda money, it'll buy the next couple books for me...
might not be such a bad idea. last time i looked on half.com it was pretty expensive. haven't checked e-bay.
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Old September 10 2010, 01:03 AM   #42
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It doesn't show up at all on abebooks.com
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Old September 10 2010, 01:10 AM   #43
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indian as in native american of indian as in from india?
From India.


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i have to admit i've always pictured her as a brit, or at least with british ancestry. then again, it been quite while since i read the TNG books. but Choudhury still has a british ring to it, at least for me.
I got the British vibe as well, but she's actually from Deneva. A Denevan of British and Indian descent perhaps?
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Old September 10 2010, 02:37 AM   #44
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indian as in native american of indian as in from india?
Choudhury (in various spellings) is a very common surname in India. Jasminder is a fairly common Indian given name.


And most Indians today who speak English do so with a British accent, or a mix of British and Indian accents, because of the long history of British presence in India. That probably influenced how I wrote Choudhury's dialogue, which might be what gave the impression of Britishness. But it's Kadohata who's explicitly a Brit.

Of course "British ancestry" can mean a lot of things. Indians, Pakistanis, etc. are the largest nonwhite ethnic population in the United Kingdom.
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Old September 10 2010, 03:19 AM   #45
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In the books it say Kadohata has a Port Shangri-la accent, did anyone who's written her have a real word one in mind for it?
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