RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 137,921
Posts: 5,331,620
Members: 24,558
Currently online: 600
Newest member: GarySe7en

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inquisition
By: Michelle on Jul 12

Cubify Star Trek 3DMe Mini Figurines
By: T'Bonz on Jul 11

Latest Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Jul 10

Seven of Nine Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

Pegg The Prankster
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

Star Trek #35 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

New ThinkGeek Trek Apparel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Star Trek Movie Prop Auction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Drexler: NX Engineering Room Construction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 27 2012, 11:15 PM   #121
Relayer1
Commodore
 
Relayer1's Avatar
 
Location: The Black Country, England
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
I want more "New Frontier", not a finale.
Would that make it a 'Finale Frontier' ?

I'm really, really sorry....
__________________
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...
Relayer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 02:30 AM   #122
ryan123450
Commodore
 
ryan123450's Avatar
 
Location: Woodward, OK
View ryan123450's Twitter Profile
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

I want more New Frontier also, but if the series is beginning to peter out, I would rather have a finale before all interest is lost, and we end on a cliffhanger. That would be horrible.
__________________

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
ryan123450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 04:39 PM   #123
Relayer1
Commodore
 
Relayer1's Avatar
 
Location: The Black Country, England
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

ryan123450 wrote: View Post
I want more New Frontier also, but if the series is beginning to peter out, I would rather have a finale before all interest is lost, and we end on a cliffhanger. That would be horrible.
Not if it was a cliffhanger that was picked up in the main novel series. We're seeing the DS9 and TNG cast mingling in novels pretty regularly post Destiny, maybe it's time to bring the NF characters in from the cold...
__________________
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...
Relayer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 07:45 PM   #124
Enterpriserules
Fleet Captain
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

At least 5 books revolving around DS9 to celebrate it's anniversary pre and post Destiny, Written by David George III if possible (maybe not all of them since that is a lot of writing for one man)

An Ent book - post Romulan War

Titan book

Bennett TOS movie era book

2 Voyager books - Full Circle era

2 Typhon Pact/TNG/Aventine books
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 08:05 PM   #125
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Actually, after Raise The Dawn, I'm changing my mind.

I want this:

Elias Vaughn wrote: View Post
Twelve DS9 books.
Well, maybe Beyer's next novel and then eleven DS9 books. Yeah, that sounds about right.
__________________
The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart - be confused no longer about what to read next, or what to read first.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 08:14 PM   #126
Enterpriserules
Fleet Captain
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Thrawn wrote: View Post
Actually, after Raise The Dawn, I'm changing my mind.

I want this:

Elias Vaughn wrote: View Post
Twelve DS9 books.
Well, maybe Beyer's next novel and then eleven DS9 books. Yeah, that sounds about right.
If this happened I would not complain as long as DRGIII was the writer in collaboration with the rest.
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 09:16 PM   #127
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Yeah, he's sure earned some trust, hasn't he?
__________________
The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart - be confused no longer about what to read next, or what to read first.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28 2012, 09:21 PM   #128
Enterpriserules
Fleet Captain
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Thrawn wrote: View Post
Yeah, he's sure earned some trust, hasn't he?
Completely. Like Beyer with Voyager, DRGIII just gets the DS9 characters
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2012, 03:13 AM   #129
WarsTrek1993
Captain
 
Location: The Final Frontier, TX
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Enterpriserules wrote: View Post
Thrawn wrote: View Post
Yeah, he's sure earned some trust, hasn't he?
Completely. Like Beyer with Voyager, DRGIII just gets the DS9 characters
I agree 100%, DRGIII is the master of DS9!
WarsTrek1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2012, 06:33 AM   #130
Avro Arrow
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

Well, I wasn't going to do this, but then I figured what the heck? Half of these you've already seen earlier in the thread, and the other half is just irrational fantasy wish-fulfillment... but if Pocket wanted rationality, they shouldn't have hired me as editor!

So for the 12 MMPBs:

1. DS9 Ascendents Duology: Book 1 by DRGIII
2. DS9 Ascendents Duology: Book 2 by DRGIII
3. VOY continuation by Kirsten Beyer
4. ENT novel set after founding of the Federation -- similar to Starfleet: Year One, but in the ENT continuity, featuring both characters from ENT and original characters.
5. TNG post-Cold Equations novel by KRAD (or anything by KRAD. Seriously, get him back!)
6. Titan novel by Andy Mangels (I've been unimpressed by Martin's solo work, but I'd certainly like to see what Andy can do solo.)
7. A Reyes & Co. aboard the Dauntless novel, by a certain Mr. Palmeiri. (I have no idea if he would have the desire to do this, or even the time with his new gig and all, but I really liked "The Ruins of Noble Men", and with Vanguard concluded, this would give us some more time with these characters.)
8. Aventine novel by someone... I'm thinking maybe Leisner, if he's interested. (Where is he, anyway?)
9. Something by CLB... either Titan or TOS (any period)
10. Novelization of the Secret of Vulcan Fury, by D.C. Fontana (C'mon, let's get this one...)
11. The ultimate Star Trek Kzinti novel, co-written by Larry Niven and ???
12. Something by Mr. Mack. You may... indulge yourself.

Now, since trade paperbacks don't count towards the 12 books per year (right?), I'd also commission six TPs. One would be released every second month:

1. Trial Run by Shatner and the Reeves-Stevens. (Shut up... I still want to see it! )
2. DS9 20th Anniversary Anthology
3. New Frontier Finale, by PAD
4. Slings & Arrows Omnibus. (C'mon, it's due.)
5. Crucible Omnibus, by DRGIII (including all the extra content that was originally commissioned)
6. The inevitable Star Trek: Insert Title Here movie novelization.

And, since eBooks don't count towards the 12 books per year (right?), I'd also commission 12 eBook novellas, now that eBook readers are growing in popularity. These would be in two distinct series:

1. A TOS-era series set aboard a small surveyor/scout vessel. This would be an exploration-based series. To be released in odd months. (This is basically because I really liked the Sagittarius in Vanguard, and the Huang Zhong in That Which Divides, and I think that type of story could work as an ongoing series.)
2. A "Tales of Known Space" type series. This anthology series could feature anything from anywhere in the Star Trek universe. To be released in even months.

Wait a minute... I'm just the "idea editor", right? I don't have to actually, y'know, edit all of those, do I?

No offense intended to any authors I didn't specifically mention by name above... there are many more that I'd like to include, but the spaces ran out. Normally, I'd be happy to commission you for 2014, but I'm guessing I would be having a meeting with upper management, where they'd bandy about phrases like cost overruns this, market overpenetration that, and then sadly all the personal contents of my office would be found in a cardboard box out by the curb. I'd be sure to get them back, though... BTW, would anyone want to buy 100 boxes of standard-sized paperclips?
Avro Arrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2012, 07:23 AM   #131
captcalhoun
Admiral
 
Location: everywhere
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

okay, i'll bite...

1. a TNG novel by KRAD
2. VGR continuation
3. a New Frontier trilogy.
6. 2 novels set aboard a different vessel in the TOS era starting a new series.
8. something by CLB, possibly a new TTN novel.
9. a DS9 trilogy.
12. a new TyPac novel.

plus Slings and Arrows omnibus, and 2 SCE omnibuses.
captcalhoun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2012, 06:22 PM   #132
WarsTrek1993
Captain
 
Location: The Final Frontier, TX
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

I'm throwing out a few ideas once again by saying, what if they threw in a few audiobooks for already released novels?

A couple next year would be good: Plagues Of Night, and Forgotten History.
WarsTrek1993 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30 2012, 12:08 AM   #133
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

WarsTrek1993 wrote: View Post
I'm throwing out a few ideas once again by saying, what if they threw in a few audiobooks for already released novels?
I've always been a collector of the audio novels, but the main reason I started was because they were new vocal performances of Star Trek by actors from the show. And especially with "Leonard Nimoy as the voice of Spock", whose early pieces for Simon & Schuster Audioworks were rewritten (by the original novelists) as First/Science Officer's Logs.

The abridged audios were an exciting way to bring novels I'd already bought and read into a new dimension of collecting/entertainment. It never worried me that they were abridged; the audios were simply a refreshed, different version of the novels when I needed a ST fix. And I really appreciated the productions where the original novelist (not George Truett) cleverly adjusted their work to suit an abridged format.

S&S started to lose some magic, for me, when they began to rely upon their stable of non-Star Trek voice actors to read the productions. As talented as they might be, Anthony Stewart Head, Boyd Gaines, David Kaye, Joe Morton, Grover Gardner and Nick Sullivan just do not excite me. And, now that the audio book industry has seemingly turned away from abridgements to whole novels on CD or download, in its entiirety, I have as much trouble finding a spare eight hours or so to hear a book, I've already read, narrated by a stranger. If I could find the time, I'd probably prefer to read the book myself.

Having said that, the DTI novels, read by Dulmur and Lucsly themselves, would be... awesome! (And perhaps "Ex Machina", as read by Billy Van Zandt.)
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30 2012, 02:52 AM   #134
Reanok
Commodore
 
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

I certainly would have 2 more Myriad universe books come out or Story anthologies one Enterprise story collection and one ds9 book to cover the missing five years that was skipped in the relaunch novels.
Reanok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30 2012, 03:08 AM   #135
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: You're the Editor for 2013...

I don't think we need the whole five years. I think we just need the Ascendants story. We know from Raise The Dawn that the end of that arc was responsible for most of the changes that we see several years later, so that one should be enough.
__________________
The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart - be confused no longer about what to read next, or what to read first.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.