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Old December 10 2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

A new batch of blurbs has been added to Simon and Schuster's website:

Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn
An all-new novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

After the disastrous events in the Bajoran system, Captain Benjamin Sisko must confront the consequences of the recent choices he has made in his life. At the same time, the United Federation of Planets and its Khitomer Accords allies have come to the brink of war with the Typhon Pact.While factions within the Pact unsuccessfully used the recent gestures of goodwill—the opening of borders and a joint Federation-Romulan exploratory mission—to develop quantum-slipstream drive, they have not given up their goals. Employing a broad range of assets, from Romulus to Cardassia, from Ab-Tzenketh to Bajor, they embark on a dangerous new plan to acquire the technology they need to take control of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. While UFP President Bacco and Romulan Praetor Kamemor work feverishly to reestablish peace, Captains Sisko, Jean-Luc Picard, and Ro Laren stand on the front lines of the conflict...even as a new danger threatens the Bajoran wormhole as it once more becomes a flashpoint of galactic history.
Titan: Fallen Gods
The Starship Titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery in this latest exciting novel.

Though the Federation still reels from Andor’s political decision that will forever affect the Federation, Captain William T. Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are carrying out Starfleet’s renewed commitment to deep space exploration. While continuing to search the Beta Quadrant’s unknown expanses for an ancient civilization’s long-lost quick-terraforming technology—a potential boon to many Borg-ravaged worlds across the Federation and beyond—Titan’s science specialists encounter the planet Ta’ith, home to the remnant of a once-great society that may hold the very secrets they seek. But this questalso takes Titan perilously close to the deadly Vela Pulsar, the galaxy’s most prolific source of lethal radiation, potentially jeopardizing both Titan and what remains of the Ta’ithan civilization. Meanwhile, Riker finds himself on a collision course with theFederation Council and the Andorian government, both of which intend to deprive Titan of its Andorian crewmembers. And one of those Andorians—Lieutenant Pava Ek’Noor sh’Aqabaa—uncovers a terrible danger that has been hiding in plain sight for more than two centuries....
Voyager: The Eternal Tide
An all-new novel that continues the epic saga of the Starship Voyager!

As the Voyager fleet continues its exploration of the Delta Quadrant, investigating the current status of sectors formerly controlled by the Borg becomes the fleet’s priority. Two of the fleet’s special mission vessels, Galen and Demeter are left at New Talax to aid Neelix’s people while Voyager, Quirinal, Esquiline, Hawking, and Curie move out to do a systematic search for any remnants of the Borg or Caeliar. Achilles moves to a location central enough to offer aid to the exploring vessels as needed.

As this mission begins, Fleet Commander Afsarah Eden, who has shared what little she knows of her mysterious past with Captain Chakotay, begins to experience several more “awakenings” as she encounters artifacts, people, and places that make her feel connected to her long lost home. She is reluctant to allow these to overshadow her mission, but this becomes increasingly difficult as time passes….
All sounds good to me. All three are on my "read as soon as I can lay hands on them" list.
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Old December 10 2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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All three sound very, very good! 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for reading Trek.
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Old December 10 2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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I'm not too pleased with the idea of the Pact going for galactic domination. I hope the blurb's wrong and things head more towards a Cold War type situation. And the V'ger summary sounds too much like a logistical report.
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Old December 10 2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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With Pava being singled out like that, I have this little hope that it means that there might be some kind of follow up on the story hinted at near the end of the Starfleet Academy comics. It'd be nice to get some resolution to that.

Regardless, I can't wait for these. Though am I forgetting something? What are the specifics of the 'disastrous events' in the Bajoran system?
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Old December 10 2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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They all sound excellent
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Old December 10 2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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Don't care about Titan or VOY, Raise the Dawn (with Sisko!) is the one I'll be getting. I wonder if Sisko and Picard will have scenes together? And does the "'disastrous events" in the Bajor system refer to the period between The Soul Key and Rough Beasts of Empire? Very intriguing!
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Old December 10 2011, 09:00 PM   #7
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I know the details may not be correct, but Raise the Dawn sounds epic and could be the beginning of a new direction for the Deep Space Nine characters.
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Old December 10 2011, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

I hope those are all accurate, because all three sound fascinating. Lots of interstellar politics, plenty of exploration in Voyager and Titan, and follow-ups on established plot points and arcs in all three. Mmmmm....
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Old December 10 2011, 09:27 PM   #9
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I'm not too pleased with the idea of the Pact going for galactic domination. I hope the blurb's wrong and things head more towards a Cold War type situation.
To be fair, apart from being an "exciting" word that generates interest, "control" doesn't have to mean the Pact is trying to invade or anything. It probably means domination of trade, control over the galactic economy, a policy of "if you want to be active in the interstellar community you need to come through us". They want to be the ones pulling the strings, rather than the UFP being the superpower. So I'd say it is like the Cold War - it's about which ideological and political group is the model for the rest of the galaxy and who gets to "control" the direction local space takes next, not who holds which territory.

Of course, it doesn't mean some of the more agitated groups aren't yelling about lobbing explody things at each other, hence I suppose the "standing on the brink of war" line. Still, I'm assuming Bacco and Kamemor will keep things together
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Though am I forgetting something? What are the specifics of the 'disastrous events' in the Bajoran system?
The untold Ascendants' storyline's conclusion?
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Old December 10 2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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Re: New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

I have to admit as well my interest has grown regarding 2012's offerings. There is some pretty cool stuff to look forward to!
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All three sound awesome. Hope the Ascendants storyline figures in this somehow.
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Old December 10 2011, 10:21 PM   #13
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Though am I forgetting something? What are the specifics of the 'disastrous events' in the Bajoran system?
The untold Ascendants' storyline's conclusion?
Ah. I thought it was referring to something that had been published that I was forgetting about. Dammit, stop teasing us and just give us our Ascendants story already!
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Old December 10 2011, 10:26 PM   #14
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Re: New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

It sounds to me as if Raise the Dawn is a continuation/follow-up to Rough Beasts of Empire.

If it is in fact a continuation of RBoE, I am going to be really interested in seeing how its present-day events tie in with the rest of the Typhon Pact novels, since, chronologically, RBoE is the first of the Typhon Pact sub-series.

I'll also be interested in seeing what, if anything, it does to expand our knowledge about the current status of DS9 in the post-Destiny timeline, given that it features Ro (who, as per Zero Sum Game [which, chronologically, takes place after RBoE and would therefore take place after RtD as well if RtD is in fact a continuation of RBoE], is the current commanding officer of DS9).

The reference to the 'disastrous events in the Bajor system' sounds to me like a reference to something that Sisko touches on briefly in RBoE, and, if it is, we might actually be getting a glimpse into the missing 5-year period of time that passes between the events of The Soul Key and the events of RBoE (most likely from both Sisko and Ro's perspective).
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Re: New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

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And the V'ger summary sounds too much like a logistical report.
It doesn't give too much story away, but even the logistics of Voyager's new mission excite me; I'm very curious to see what the entire Full Circle fleet gets up to - I suppose Voyager is now a bit like the later seasons of Stargate Atlantis - They're connected with the Alpha Quadrant, but still very much on their own, in a very exotic area of space.

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Though am I forgetting something? What are the specifics of the 'disastrous events' in the Bajoran system?
The untold Ascendants' storyline's conclusion?
And/or maybe something that happened in the preceding half of the duology?
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