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Old August 18 2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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New Frontier no more?

With no new novel from the New Frontier line announced (that I've seen - apologies if I'm not up to date), has anyone heard if Peter is done with his corner of the sandbox?
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Old August 18 2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Re: New Frontier no more?

It's all up to Pocket at this point. No new book has been ordered, but neither has the series officially come to an end. It all depends on the sales of the last book weather another will follow. I for one hope for the next to be the last, an epic finale to the series so that we aren't left hanging without a final book.
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Old August 18 2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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With no new novel from the New Frontier line announced (that I've seen - apologies if I'm not up to date), has anyone heard if Peter is done with his corner of the sandbox?
PAD is awaiting an invitation to pitch a new story. He's not "done" with NF but is always busy with lots of other stuff, so until that invitation comes from Pocket's editor, it seems we are at a stalemate. If sales of the last two (in trade PB, with MMPB reprint a year later, rather than the old hardcover deal he used to have) were disappointing, that might be it for a while.

In 2011, PAD said, on his blog:
http://www.peterdavid.net/2011/04/25/blind-mans-bluff/

and in the linked interview, he says:
"I do have thoughts as to how I’d wrap up the series if given the opportunity. I also have a lot of interesting directions I’d take the books if the series keeps going. But I honestly have no clue if that’s going to come to pass. 'Blind Man’s Bluff' was the last book on my current contract, and I’ve been asking Pocket for a year if the series is going to be continuing. I have yet to get a straight answer, or any answer. So for all I know, 'Blind Man’s Bluff' is the last hurrah of New Frontier."
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Old August 19 2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Re: New Frontier no more?

I'm hoping we'll get just one last final entry so the whole crew gets a proper conclusion from PAD. After that, I wouldn't mind seeing them pop up now and then in the "main line" of books during the Typhon Pact era.
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Old August 19 2012, 01:10 AM   #5
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I'm hoping we'll get just one last final entry so the whole crew gets a proper conclusion from PAD. After that, I wouldn't mind seeing them pop up now and then in the "main line" of books during the Typhon Pact era.
Soleta would be interesting in Kamemor's new Romulus, to be sure.
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Old August 19 2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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Re: New Frontier no more?

One wonders if other authors would pitch on NF with the current situation? I'd love a Typhon Pact book touching on NF...
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Old August 19 2012, 07:15 AM   #7
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One wonders if other authors would pitch on NF with the current situation?
Doubtful. The pro authors aren't usually burning to use other authors' original characters. They are more likely to be busy creating their own. If PAD announces he's officially done with NF, then it might happen, but PAD is already on record as willing to do more. If asked.

More likely, perhaps: PAD might get asked to pitch a "Typhon Pact" contribution for his next NF.
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Old August 19 2012, 09:41 PM   #8
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Re: New Frontier no more?

To be honest, I wouldn't mind a proper finale to NF, but if it is done for good I wouldn't be overly dissapointed. There are a lot better series out there (VOY Relaunch, Titan, TNG Relaunch...) that I would rather see the TPTB focus on.
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Old August 19 2012, 09:44 PM   #9
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To be honest, I wouldn't mind a proper finale to NF, but if it is done for good I wouldn't be overly dissapointed. There are a lot better series out there (VOY Relaunch, Titan, TNG Relaunch...) that I would rather see the TPTB focus on.

That's basicly how I feel. I lost interest in NF after the entire Beings plot. I bought the novel that came after that, the one were Janos left at the end. But that's was it for me. To much of that novel just didn't make sense to me anymore. That little tribble-like creature being a mastermind? Calhoun ordering the destruction of the Kobiyahsi Maru and his teachers thought it was original thinking or something like that? It just got to silly for me.

But I do feel that any series should get a decent ending, and not just be cancelled. So, for the fans I hope there will be one last huraah.
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Old August 19 2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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Re: New Frontier no more?

It needs to be rolled into the novel mainstream to be used occasionally like The Aventine.
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Old August 20 2012, 05:42 AM   #11
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I could see that working. Since NF is so associated with Peter David, I'd rather not get NF novels written by someone else, but I think cameos or guest supporting roles in other authors' books could be fun.
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Old August 20 2012, 09:57 AM   #12
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I could see that working. Since NF is so associated with Peter David, I'd rather not get NF novels written by someone else, but I think cameos or guest supporting roles in other authors' books could be fun.
KRAD already did that with Shelby, in Q&A. Worked very nicely if you ask me.
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Old August 21 2012, 04:20 AM   #13
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I think PAD burned up the last of his Trek cred with Before Dishonor.

That and he's never been good at playing by the established novelverse rules. THe NF novels became so outrageous and comicbook like that I stopped reading after McHenry turned into Apollo's son and all of Kebron's skin fell off.
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Old August 21 2012, 10:21 AM   #14
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I think PAD burned up the last of his Trek cred with Before Dishonor.

That and he's never been good at playing by the established novelverse rules. THe NF novels became so outrageous and comicbook like that I stopped reading after McHenry turned into Apollo's son and all of Kebron's skin fell off.
"Became so outrageous"? The first book ended with a planet turning out to be a gigantic egg for an insanely giant bird that could fly through space at warp 9. The tone of the series was set from the get-go.
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Old August 21 2012, 11:16 AM   #15
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I would like them to show up every now on the in other works. I only read some NF short stories because i do not have the time to read the whole thing and also i like to know how the aliens i am reading about look like.

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