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Old July 9 2012, 08:09 PM   #46
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Re: 3 more TOS novels added to S&S catalog for 2013

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Just to complete the set?
Well, you seem to have an affinity for the 'early' Trek and it would be a pity if no-one continued it...
All 3 are very fine reasons in my book.
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Old July 9 2012, 08:41 PM   #47
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I think Mr Cox should try his hand at writing for Enterprise.
Just to complete the set?
Well, you seem to have an affinity for the 'early' Trek and it would be a pity if no-one continued it...
It's not like no-one's wanting to continue writing Enterprise- I pitched a couple last year.

(Which, with hindsight, was clearly a tactical error when aiming for the year of the next movie with the TOS characters!)
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Old July 9 2012, 08:54 PM   #48
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Hm.... Deny Thy Father was definatly one of the weaker Trek novels. Not sure yet if I'll give Jeff another try. But if the blurb sounds good enough, I'll give it a shot.
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Old July 9 2012, 09:04 PM   #49
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Just to complete the set?
Well, you seem to have an affinity for the 'early' Trek and it would be a pity if no-one continued it...
All 3 are very fine reasons in my book.
Thanks for the show of support! I'm a little booked up at the moment, but who knows? Never say never . . . .
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Old July 9 2012, 10:36 PM   #50
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Well, you seem to have an affinity for the 'early' Trek and it would be a pity if no-one continued it...
All 3 are very fine reasons in my book.
Thanks for the show of support! I'm a little booked up at the moment, but who knows? Never say never . . . .
Glad you're busy ! Keep it in mind though...
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Old July 10 2012, 12:09 AM   #51
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I just hope there's a little 'interconnectedness' being planned into the 23rd Century stuff...
They wouldn't do that with this batch - these are meant to be the "movie tie-ins", and building in interconnectedness would just be shooting themselves in the foot.
But standalone books can be consistent with each other and maybe include subtle nods to each other if the authors choose to coordinate them, as Greg and I did with The Rings of Time and Forgotten History. Interconnectedness doesn't have to mean full-blown serialization; it can be far more subtle.
I really liked both of these, especially Rings. Looking forward to the 'new blood' in Treklit. Hope they were warned about the BBS though.
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Old July 10 2012, 10:26 AM   #52
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They wouldn't do that with this batch - these are meant to be the "movie tie-ins", and building in interconnectedness would just be shooting themselves in the foot.
But standalone books can be consistent with each other and maybe include subtle nods to each other if the authors choose to coordinate them, as Greg and I did with The Rings of Time and Forgotten History. Interconnectedness doesn't have to mean full-blown serialization; it can be far more subtle.
I really liked both of these, especially Rings. Looking forward to the 'new blood' in Treklit. Hope they were warned about the BBS though.
I hope they come on board the BBS ! I think they should be warned though...
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Old July 11 2012, 02:51 AM   #53
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And, surely May should be the month of the Star Trek XII novelization? Or will that be a TPB release?
Remember, the "May" books come out in late April. So the movie novelization would probably be the "June" book. Although it could be a TPB at that.
Has the novelization been confirmed? Do we know who will be adapting it?
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Old July 11 2012, 03:21 AM   #54
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And, surely May should be the month of the Star Trek XII novelization? Or will that be a TPB release?
Remember, the "May" books come out in late April. So the movie novelization would probably be the "June" book. Although it could be a TPB at that.
Has the novelization been confirmed? Do we know who will be adapting it?
No, it's still way too early for that.
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Old July 11 2012, 09:51 AM   #55
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Remember, the "May" books come out in late April. So the movie novelization would probably be the "June" book. Although it could be a TPB at that.
Has the novelization been confirmed? Do we know who will be adapting it?
No, it's still way too early for that.
Bit I would think Alan Dean Foster would be in with a shot...
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Old July 11 2012, 12:24 PM   #56
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Let's hope Greg gets it this time! And that it's not such a blatant rush job as the STXI one was.
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Old July 11 2012, 10:33 PM   #57
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I would happy with that. Greg would be a great pick to write the next movie novelization. Alan Dean Foster's Star Trek novelization was lacking. It was pretty much the movie with no expansion of characters or new scenes except for Spock's birth and Kirk's uncle/step-father. I want more beyond what's in the the film. Vonda N. McIntyre did a good job with that in her novelizations.
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Old July 11 2012, 10:43 PM   #58
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I would happy with that. Greg would be a great pick to write the next movie novelization. Alan Dean Foster's Star Trek novelization was lacking. It was pretty much the movie with no expansion of characters or new scenes except for Spock's birth and Kirk's uncle/step-father. I want more beyond what's in the the film. Vonda N. McIntyre did a good job with that in her novelizations.
As I'm sure Greg would tell you, that's not so much due to a difference in authors as to a difference in studio policies between then and now. Movie studios these days have become far more restrictive about their novelizations than they used to be. Authors used to be allowed to embellish, but these days many studios insist on absolute fidelity to the films. Not to mention that the extreme secrecy they impose means that authors are only given limited access to the script and aren't given time to do more than a straightforward adaptation. I know Foster was pegged for the ST '09 novelization very late in the game, and it's a testament to his ability and professionalism that he was even able to produce a readable work with so little time to do it in. I also know that his first draft had to be revised at the last moment to be more faithful to the film (though that's more because his first draft was from an earlier incarnation of the script). Given the intense secrecy Bad Robot maintains around its movies, I doubt Greg would be given any more freedom than Alan was.
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Old July 11 2012, 10:51 PM   #59
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I had a feeling Foster might have been under a time restraint, but I find it interesting that the movie studios now have tighter restrictions on novelizations.
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Old July 11 2012, 11:49 PM   #60
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I had a feeling Foster might have been under a time restraint, but I find it interesting that the movie studios now have tighter restrictions on novelizations.
It's strange but true, and, IMO, counter-productive because the movie itself will be out to buy a couple of months later... You'd think variation would be *good* to encourage the audience to buy the story in different versions...

But that seems to be the way they roll nowadays.
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