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Old July 2 2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Blurb for What Judgments Come

As the title says, a blurb has appeared for the next Vanguard installment at the Simon & Schuster website:

Operation Vanguard has risked countless lives and sacrificed entire worlds to unlock the secrets of the Shedai, an extinct alien civilization whose technology can shape the future of the galaxy. Now, Starfleet's efforts have roused the vengeful Shedai from their aeons of slumber. As the Taurus Reach erupts with violence, hundreds of light-years away, on "The Planet of Galactic Peace," Ambassador Jetanien and his counterparts from the Klingon and Romulan empires struggle to avert war by any means necessary. But Jetanien discovers their mission may have been designed to fail all along... Meanwhile, living in exile on an Orion ship is the one man who can help Starfleet find an ancient weapon that can stop the Shedai: Vanguard's former commanding officer, Diego Reyes.

THE END OF THE EPIC SAGA BEGINS
We're actually coming up on the end? Will Storming Heaven bring it to a close?
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Old July 2 2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

Wow that is actually amazing. Treklit has never had a series come to a difinative and planned close. While I think Vangaurd still has more life in it, I would much rather it end before I'd like it to than for it to drag on and on past it's prime and then someday end with unresolved plot lines going.

Hopefully New Frontier will come to a definative close soon as well.
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Old July 2 2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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I was wondering a few days ago, will Vanguard even come to an end, properly? I guess it will.....
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Old July 2 2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

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Hopefully New Frontier will come to a definative close too as well.
That depends on how well Blind Man's Bluff sells; Peter David has said he's not contracted for any more New Frontier novels after the just-released BMB and that future books will depend on this book's sales.
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Old July 2 2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

David Mack, if you're around - can you tell us how many more books the series is going to last? Has it been decided?
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Old July 3 2011, 05:56 AM   #6
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Huh, I was under expecting at least several more years worth of Vanguard stories. But if this is the end, I'm sure it'll be a good one. The authors haven't let us down yet, and I don't see any reason to expect them to in the future.

Although it does say the end of the epic saga begins, it doesn't say anything about how long the end will be. For all we know this "end" could take another 5 or 6 books.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:09 AM   #7
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I'm just saying, I love Wardilmore and all, but Mack had best be writing the final book. For real.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:23 AM   #8
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^If I got my wish (which I know I won't) the final book will be a huge 1000 page epic written by Mawardimore, or maybe even Pamawardimore.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:25 AM   #9
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^ I'm still taking a 1,000 page epic by Mack all by himself.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:30 AM   #10
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I could definitely live with that, too.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:30 AM   #11
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Storming Heaven will be the finale, yes. It was a decision made by us, the authors, to end the saga properly, rather than risk it running out of steam or end up left unfinished for whatever reason.

Although What Judgements Come has Dayton & Kevin's name on the cover, and Storming Heaven has my name on the cover, the title pages for the two books will credit all three of us with the story for each book, because we developed the two-part conclusion as a team. This is a change from our previous operating mode of one-upmanship from one book to the next; we wanted to plan this all out and do it right.

Hang on to your hats, folks. It's about to get intense.
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Old July 3 2011, 07:50 AM   #12
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Well, that's both extremely depressing and...kind of thrilling. I would much rather stories end well than trail off into oblivion, but I figured Vanguard could last a really long time, so much great stuff available.

But given how absurdly quickly books 2 and 3 moved, I do think a lot of those possibilities could get used in two books, especially written to be as epic as possible.

Either way, can't wait
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

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Huh, I was under expecting at least several more years worth of Vanguard stories...
THE END OF THE EPIC SAGA BEGINS

And, unless they destroy the station, other adventures could still take place there.
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Old July 3 2011, 12:11 PM   #14
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

This sounds really rather brilliant, like many other people not having read Reap the Whirlwind yet and only reading Harbinger and Summon the Thunder and loving them both, I'll have to hunt this illusive title down and then read the subsequent titles.

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Huh, I was under expecting at least several more years worth of Vanguard stories...
THE END OF THE EPIC SAGA BEGINS

And, unless they destroy the station, other adventures could still take place there.
From what David said in this very thread and how the creative team of Mack, Ward, Dilmore and Palmieri have crafted this story from the very beginning and have always said it would come to an end, it will end. Starbase 47 will be no more and the (selected) events of Operation Vanguard will go down in the annals of history according to Paths of Disharmony. Some of the characters may show up, some of the events will be alluded to, but Vanguard will end as a series.
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Old July 3 2011, 03:35 PM   #15
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Some of the characters may show up, some of the events will be alluded to...
Exactly.
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