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Old December 21 2010, 07:15 AM   #1
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New Catalog covers and info- cover/info not final

I was just checking and the early descriptions and covers are up for Voyager: Children of the Storm, Vanguard: Declassified, and TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes and Cast No Shadow have been added to the S&S catalog. And just to remind everyone, these are early descriptions and covers, so there's a pretty good chance that they will not match the final product.
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Old December 21 2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: New Catalog covers and info- cover/info not final

Well, the blurb for Cast No Shadow is more or less correct, but the cover is somewhat misleading and it gets the title wrong...
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Old December 21 2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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Re: New Catalog covers and info- cover/info not final

James I didn't know you had written a book on David Fincher. He's one of my favorite directors working right now.
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Old December 21 2010, 12:44 PM   #4
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James I didn't know you had written a book on David Fincher. He's one of my favorite directors working right now.
And it's an excellent book too - shame the publisher has gone... (It's about eight inches from my left hand where I'm sitting...)
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Old December 21 2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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I think it's already been stated that the blurb given for Declassified is incorrect; the stories described there are placeholder ideas proposed early in the process, and the actual stories they settled on are different. As for the cover, I assume the other authors' names will be added, and I bet that digital model of the Enterprise is a placeholder for another Connie.

And the blurbs for the TOS books just look like someone quoted the first paragraph from each book's outline.
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Old December 21 2010, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: New Catalog covers and info- cover/info not final

They all seem pretty cool, of the four, Cast no Shadow and Children of the Storm I'll probably buy.

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I think it's already been stated that the blurb given for Declassified is incorrect; the stories described there are placeholder ideas proposed early in the process, and the actual stories they settled on are different. As for the cover, I assume the other authors' names will be added, and I bet that digital model of the Enterprise is a placeholder for another Connie.
I seem to remember David Mack saying as much about a blurb for Declassified was incorrect.

Is there any chance Misters Ward or Mack could comment either way though or somewhen else who is actually involved in Declassified.
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Old December 21 2010, 02:28 PM   #7
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Damn... Looks like I'll have to remake the cover for SK: Memento Mori before I release it. Its basically identical to the Voyager cover... And I was so fond of it. Oh, well.
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Old December 21 2010, 02:32 PM   #8
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^If that title's appearing on the cover to something, it should be spelled correctly as "Memento Mori." A memento is something that helps you remember.
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A memento is something that helps you remember.
But only momentarily.
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Old December 21 2010, 03:07 PM   #10
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Please don't do that. The word "memento" has absolutely nothing to do with the word "moment." That is a pervasive misconception that I'm trying to clear up, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't undermine me.
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Old December 21 2010, 03:09 PM   #11
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^If that title's appearing on the cover to something, it should be spelled correctly as "Memento Mori." A memento is something that helps you remember.
Unless it's a deliberate pun or suchlike, of course... (I've always wanted to give *something* the title "Evilution", for example)
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Old December 21 2010, 03:28 PM   #12
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^If that title's appearing on the cover to something, it should be spelled correctly as "Memento Mori." A memento is something that helps you remember.
Indeed. Sorry mate, typo. I should be Memento Mori as you said. That would be "Remember your mortality" or "Remember that you are mortal" in english. Depending on how you translate it.

I really need to stop trusting the spell check...
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Old December 21 2010, 03:38 PM   #13
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This is the first I've seen of the A Choice of Catastrophes cover, and I quite like it.

As Christopher said, though, the blurb is pretty much a summation of the first paragraph or so of the outline, and it pretty much fails to mention any of the things that (I think) make the book interesting!
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Old December 21 2010, 03:50 PM   #14
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Funny... the only book I'm really looking forward too is Children of the Storm from Voyager, my least favorite series.

Perhaps I'll pick up A Choice of Catastrophes, I'll have to see how the reviews shape up on this one.
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Old December 21 2010, 05:11 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure I'll get Vanguard and Voyager. The other two sound interesting, but I'll need to see more before I decide.
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