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Old November 27 2012, 11:18 PM   #1
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What "New Frontier" really means.

I first heard about "New Frontier" in December, 1996, shortly after the movie "First Contact" came out.

So I thought "New Frontier" would be about Lily Sloane and Zephrem Cochrane getting along with the Vulcans.

So how about it? Any author interested?

Thank you.
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Old November 27 2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

More to the point is 'is the publisher interested ?' which translates as 'is there a market for it ?'.

I'm not sure - the early days of the Federation isn't that different an idea and that's (understandably) being branded as 'Enterprise'. I'm not sure it would be as marketable otherwise.

Maybe Christopher will include some historical background covering this era if his series takes off...
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Old November 28 2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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I can remember getting the hardcover compilation of the first four books back in 1997 or whenever it was when I was 15!

I've always thought "New Frontier" was a terrific name for a series.
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Old December 1 2012, 06:02 AM   #4
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Never, ever suggest a story on this board for another author to write. If they publish it, endless legal issues are possible. Nobody wants that.

If you have an idea for a Star Trek novel, YOU write it.
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Old December 1 2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Wow, I've just realized just how old "New" Frontier is. I bet Peter David never expected it to go on as long as it has.
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Old December 1 2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
If you have an idea for a Star Trek novel, YOU write it.
Easy tiger.
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Old December 1 2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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I don't see any story ideas here anyway. What's the big deal?
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Old December 1 2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

I don't think "I'd like to see something about Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane" really constitutes a story idea... right?
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Old December 1 2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

^Nope, not unless you propose what they're actually doing in the story.
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Old December 2 2012, 07:16 AM   #10
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Kertrats47 wrote: View Post
I don't think "I'd like to see something about Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane" really constitutes a story idea... right?
Doesn't every story start out as a simple one-line idea just like that?

And as for why you feel like you need to debate this with me, I'm just trying to nip this universally bad practice in the bud. You should be thanking me instead of nitpicking.

And also as for what will inevitably be your continued debate on the subject, remember that I didn't ask for it. Anybody ELSE feel like granting me literary immortality for doing the right thing?
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Old December 2 2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
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I don't think "I'd like to see something about Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane" really constitutes a story idea... right?
Doesn't every story start out as a simple one-line idea just like that?
I gotta side with Chris on this, it doesn't constitute a story idea.

By that logic, "I'd like to see something with dinosaurs" is the story idea for Jurassic Park.

Now, "Dinosaurs restored to life through a cloning and then run amok" is a story idea.
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Old December 2 2012, 02:10 PM   #12
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
Never, ever suggest a story on this board for another author to write. If they publish it, endless legal issues are possible. Nobody wants that.

If you have an idea for a Star Trek novel, YOU write it.
So we could actually destroy the entire Trek Lit by posting every idea we have? Oh, the power.
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Old December 2 2012, 03:11 PM   #13
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Tiberius wrote: View Post
vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
Kertrats47 wrote: View Post
I don't think "I'd like to see something about Zefram Cochrane and Lily Sloane" really constitutes a story idea... right?
Doesn't every story start out as a simple one-line idea just like that?
I gotta side with Chris on this, it doesn't constitute a story idea.

By that logic, "I'd like to see something with dinosaurs" is the story idea for Jurassic Park.

Now, "Dinosaurs restored to life through a cloning and then run amok" is a story idea.
Right. Characters or a setting don't constitute a story. A story is an event. A man standing on a stage isn't a story. What he does there is the story.
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Old December 2 2012, 03:32 PM   #14
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

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vegaslover62 wrote: View Post
Never, ever suggest a story on this board for another author to write. If they publish it, endless legal issues are possible. Nobody wants that.

If you have an idea for a Star Trek novel, YOU write it.
So we could actually destroy the entire Trek Lit by posting every idea we have? Oh, the power.
Nah, but we could make it impossible for the authors to interact with us. They'd have to avoid the Treklit threads like the plague.

By the same token, there's no point them being on here if we can't actually talk reasonably freely.

It's like most things - common sense is required....
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Old December 2 2012, 07:31 PM   #15
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Re: What "New Frontier" really means.

Well that's not going to work out too well then...
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