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Old March 7 2012, 06:25 PM   #16
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The Romulan War was initially planned as a trilogy, but it got cut back to two books. To Brave the Storm covers the period that was going to be in books 2-3.
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Old March 7 2012, 06:53 PM   #17
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The Romulan War was initially planned as a trilogy, but it got cut back to two books. To Brave the Storm covers the period that was going to be in books 2-3.
Thanks. Was that a sales thing or was the plan changed mid-production? Do you know if the 2 books will be collected?

Also, is there a lit plan going for ENT?
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Old March 7 2012, 07:07 PM   #18
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In my opinion, cutting The Romulan War back to two books was detrimental to its overall quality. I loved Beneath the Raptor's Wing, but To Brave the Storm was frustrating, because it lost the measured, in-depth coverage and broad canvas of the first. Instead it felt rushed; interesting developments barely had time to register before we were on to the next event. It really does seem like two books worth of material forced into one, sadly.
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Old March 7 2012, 07:20 PM   #19
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Thanks. Was that a sales thing or was the plan changed mid-production? Do you know if the 2 books will be collected?

Also, is there a lit plan going for ENT?
I'm not in a position to know the answers to any of those questions.
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Old March 7 2012, 09:03 PM   #20
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Also, is there a lit plan going for ENT?
Michael A. Martin has been reported to have indicated on Facebook that there are currently no plans for future ENT novels.
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Old March 7 2012, 10:30 PM   #21
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Michael A. Martin has been reported to have indicated on Facebook that there are currently no plans for future ENT novels.
Well, there currently aren't very solid plans for anything, since the process of developing projects for 2013 has only just started. So that's not exactly conclusive.
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Old March 8 2012, 01:16 AM   #22
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Michael A. Martin has been reported to have indicated on Facebook that there are currently no plans for future ENT novels.
Well, there currently aren't very solid plans for anything, since the process of developing projects for 2013 has only just started. So that's not exactly conclusive.
True, but I'm told that Martin indicated on his Facebook page that he thinks further ENT novels are unlikely unless sales on To Brave the Storm are good.

But, as you noted, that's not a definitive end to ENT novels -- after all, that could change in just a few years' time if someone comes up with an idea that excites the Pocket authors and makes them think the audience will be excited.
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Old March 8 2012, 03:36 AM   #23
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Enterprise would the the series most suited to reach an ending. I'd be ok with that.
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Old March 8 2012, 10:59 AM   #24
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Considering that TNG, DS9 and VOY did come to definitive conclusions on TV, and Pocket continued the stories anyway, makes it crystal clear it's about how much money they're making off the Enterprise name and not about the story ending.

It was the least popular series on TV, and the post-finale books were tedious. Outlook not so good.
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Old March 8 2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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At times like this I almost regret pitching a couple of Enterprise-era books...

(Then again, they're both set during the series, not after)

Back to the drawing board, eh?
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At times like this I almost regret pitching a couple of Enterprise-era books...

(Then again, they're both set during the series, not after)

Back to the drawing board, eh?
Not necessarily. Just make them occur as close to the end of the series as possible, to be in a position to leap over the relaunch Romulan war novel series all together. A bi-pass procedure like in 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
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Old March 8 2012, 10:33 PM   #27
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- The Good That Men Do by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin: Published 2007
- Kobayashi Maru by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin: Published 2008
- The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing by Michael A. Martin: Published 2009
- The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm by Michael A. Martin: Published 2011
I was wondering, are they any good?
I haven't read the RW books yet, but I did read the other two. I really enjoyed The Good That Men Do, and despite some some strange guest characters I also enjoyed Kobayashi Maru.
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Old March 10 2012, 06:00 PM   #28
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Thanks for the reviews. Judging by the above comments the ENT books aren't as good as the DS9 relaunch books then.

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Haven't read the two lone Martin books, but I've thoroughly enjoyed the post-ENT stories, and the Hoshi and MACO novels, too.
Does anyone know the title of this MACO novel? Could it be Last Full Measure?
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Old March 10 2012, 06:11 PM   #29
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In light of the news that RW was reduced from 3 to 2 books, I picked up the 2 RW books. Now I have to read TGTMN novel, Kobyashi Maru, and the 2 RW on my to-read pile. I'll probably also read the old TOS book also taling about the The Kobyashi Maru experiences of Kirk (and his crew?) that came out several years ago.

Are there other novels in Trek lit that expound upon "references" in the any of the tv shows, such as the Khitmer Accords and others? I believe the RW was referenced on TOS tv?
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Old March 10 2012, 06:31 PM   #30
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Are there other novels in Trek lit that expound upon "references" in the any of the tv shows...?
These days it's hard to find ones that don't.
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