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Old February 15 2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

I just finished Path of Disharmony and was wondering what the effect on Vanguard, if any, would be. I know Paths of Disharmony didn't feature any of the Vanguard characters, but the story's use of the meta-genome seemed to answer the question of the mysterious historical importance of the meta-genome that was one of the first important questions that helped drive the narrative (although, the story has definitely evolved beyond that). It's probably my favorite book-only series, and it would be a shame if it ended so unceremoniously. I know there is a short story collection coming out this year with (at least?) one story that's supposed to push the narrative forward somewhat (or wrap up the storyline, maybe?), but are there plans for the story to continue after that? Thanks for any info.
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Old February 15 2011, 02:08 AM   #2
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

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I know Paths of Disharmony didn't feature any of the Vanguard characters
Well, that's not too surprising. While some non-human characters or very young characters might still be alive keep in mind that PoD takes place 80-100 years after the events of the Vanguard series.

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I know there is a short story collection coming out this year with (at least?) one story that's supposed to push the narrative forward somewhat (or wrap up the storyline, maybe?), but are there plans for the story to continue after that?
The anthology you're referring to is entitled Declassified and is coming sometime in June. There is also an as-yet unnamed Vanguard novel scheduled for December. You can read some very early, and likely incorrect, information and see an early version of the cover art here:

http://catalog.simonandschuster.com/...star%20trek&a=

I hope you find this helpful. I'm extremely anxious to see the Vanguard saga continue.

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Old February 15 2011, 02:52 AM   #3
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

No, no, no. It's not over yet. Just keep buying them and we'll keep writing them.
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Old February 15 2011, 04:29 AM   #4
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

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I just finished Path of Disharmony...
Thank you very much for the incorrect topic. Here I thought we'd have spoilers for Vanguard and instead we get a spoiler for Paths of Disharmony. Well done. Way to go. Can we have more?
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Old February 15 2011, 06:14 AM   #5
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

^Yeah, someone might want to put a spoiler warning in the first post.
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Old February 15 2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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Old February 15 2011, 06:30 AM   #7
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

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I just finished Path of Disharmony...
Thank you very much for the incorrect topic. Here I thought we'd have spoilers for Vanguard and instead we get a spoiler for Paths of Disharmony. Well done. Way to go. Can we have more?
It's been out for a bit, dude. Chill. And it DID say Spoilers in the title.


In my opinion this in no way 'ends' what they can do with Vanguard. For all we know Vanguard may expand beyond the original storyline... and in some ways it already HAS.
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Old February 15 2011, 07:22 AM   #8
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

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I just finished Path of Disharmony...
Thank you very much for the incorrect topic. Here I thought we'd have spoilers for Vanguard and instead we get a spoiler for Paths of Disharmony. Well done. Way to go. Can we have more?
It's been out for a bit, dude. Chill. And it DID say Spoilers in the title.
Yeah, it does say "spoilers" - and very clearly has the title for a different series in it. I suppose those of us who don't read at the speed others do are just supposed to magically know that it means spoilers for the latest book? Why is it so hard to just note what the spoilers are for?
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Old February 15 2011, 07:42 AM   #9
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

FWIW There will be an interview with Dayton on Unreality SF sometime soon, where he talks a bit about the stories in Declassified and drops a hint about the background for the following novel.
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Old February 15 2011, 02:57 PM   #10
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Sweet. Any Vanguard new is good Vanguard news (unless it says the series is ending, then it's bad).
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Old February 15 2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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Re: Is the Vanguard series over? (Possible spoilers)

Thanks for all the responses. I've sorta been out of the Star Trek book game for a year or two and am just now catching up so when I was reading all the meta-genome stuff in PoD, I thought maybe I missed an announcement that the series was over or something.


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I just finished Path of Disharmony...
Thank you very much for the incorrect topic. Here I thought we'd have spoilers for Vanguard and instead we get a spoiler for Paths of Disharmony. Well done. Way to go. Can we have more?
I apologize if my spoiler warning in the title wasn't enough. I tried to do the in-text spoiler thingy but couldn't figure out how (my bad, like I said I've been out of the Star Trek world for a year or two so I haven't been on this board in a while). But, I also really don't feel like I spoiled anything other than Paths of Destruction mentions the meta-genome, which shouldn't really ruin anyone's appreciation of PoD, but if it does I sincerely apologize.
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Old February 15 2011, 08:32 PM   #12
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I tried to do the in-text spoiler thingy but couldn't figure out how
Write your post, then highlight the spoilerish parts. Then click on the last icon above the text window (Smilie with x as mouth).

A pop up appears where you can insert what the spoiler is about. Confirm with OK and you're finished.
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Old February 15 2011, 09:39 PM   #13
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Old February 15 2011, 09:39 PM   #14
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I apologize if my spoiler warning in the title wasn't enough.
Please in the future remember to indicate what a spoiler is for when you think there's something being spoiled. A post could say SPOILER WARNING! DON'T READ THIS!!! over and over, but unless it tells what's being spoiled, there's no way to know whether or not it's going to spoil something the reader hasn't read.

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Old February 16 2011, 02:01 AM   #15
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No, no, no. It's not over yet. Just keep buying them and we'll keep writing them.
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