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Old December 5 2012, 02:53 PM   #16
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Re: Simon & Schuster to release ST titles in eBook omnibi?

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We still haven't heard about any trade paperbacks for next year. Although I'd rather see more Myriad Universes, or something themed like Seven Deadly Sins.
I thought the TPBs were pretty much dead, after The Romulan War's second volume was demoted to MMPB (despite the size).
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Old December 5 2012, 03:41 PM   #17
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We still haven't heard about any trade paperbacks for next year. Although I'd rather see more Myriad Universes, or something themed like Seven Deadly Sins.
I thought the TPBs were pretty much dead, after The Romulan War's second volume was demoted to MMPB (despite the size).
While that is a shame, I feel that a lot of the Myriad Universes stories we got could've easily been individual MMPB novels (especially in the latest volume). I just hope that it continues in some form, even if it's relegated to eBook only releases.
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Old December 6 2012, 05:49 AM   #18
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We still haven't heard about any trade paperbacks for next year. Although I'd rather see more Myriad Universes, or something themed like Seven Deadly Sins.
I thought the TPBs were pretty much dead, after The Romulan War's second volume was demoted to MMPB (despite the size).
The Destiny omnibus was a trade release, so we did get one since To Brave The Storm.
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Old December 6 2012, 07:25 AM   #19
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Twenty-three dollars? Pass.
The Destiny one is listed for $11.99, but yeah there isn't really much to gain with the other two.
The prices on Amazon are a lot lower than that - $14.69 for the newer two, and although the Destiny collection is not on .com yet, the price on .co.uk is £6.99 (viz. £8.99 for the other two). For comparison, Allegiance in Exile, out at the same time, is $8.09/£4.99. Your e-book retailer may employ similar discounts.
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Old December 6 2012, 02:48 PM   #20
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The prices on Amazon are a lot lower than that - $14.69 for the newer two, and although the Destiny collection is not on .com yet, the price on .co.uk is £6.99 (viz. £8.99 for the other two).
That must be regional pricing - Amazon is showing me $23 in the US.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:28 AM   #21
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Wonder if we'll see a collection of Slings and Arrows?

Or a paperback, damn it.
Well, should have bought Slings and Arrows when the price was reasonable.
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Old December 7 2012, 03:44 PM   #22
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Wonder if we'll see a collection of Slings and Arrows?

Or a paperback, damn it.
Well, should have bought Slings and Arrows when the price was reasonable.
Seven dollars for a 43 page short story? I would dearly love to hear how Pocket can possibly justify that price.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:54 PM   #23
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Wonder if we'll see a collection of Slings and Arrows?

Or a paperback, damn it.
Well, should have bought Slings and Arrows when the price was reasonable.
Seven dollars for a 43 page short story? I would dearly love to hear how Pocket can possibly justify that price.
Way back when before S&S went agency, the prices were reasonable. In fact, I bought all of them. Now that I have them as ePub via B&N, I may reread Slings and Arrows.
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Old December 18 2012, 07:15 PM   #24
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These three omnibuses have covers now, they reuse the artwork from Plagues of Night, Forgotten History, and Mere Mortals. Have a looksie.
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Old December 18 2012, 09:06 PM   #25
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I would have included Rough Beasts of Empire with Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn.
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Old December 19 2012, 02:49 AM   #26
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I'm also scratching my head at tossing the Temporal Investigations book in with the 'Original Series' omnibus. I mean, aren't the readers gonna be a BIT lost without the first DTI book?
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Old December 19 2012, 03:39 AM   #27
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I'm also scratching my head at tossing the Temporal Investigations book in with the 'Original Series' omnibus. I mean, aren't the readers gonna be a BIT lost without the first DTI book?
Hopefully not. I was originally told it was going to be published under the TOS banner, so I approached it so that it could work as a TOS novel -- so that someone unfamiliar with DTI, or even the TNG era in general, could still follow the book. Although the same characters appear, there are virtually no references to specific plot points or story arcs from Watching the Clock. So the uninitiated reader could pick it up and just see these characters from the future as one-time guest stars, kind of like the futures glimpsed in novels like Crossroad and Imzadi.

I like to think the two DTI novels can be read in either order, which is appropriate. Indeed, I'm hoping that including FH in this TOS omnibus will introduce DTI to some fans who didn't take note of it when it was published under its own subtitle.
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Old December 19 2012, 01:02 PM   #28
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Hopefully not. I was originally told it was going to be published under the TOS banner, so I approached it so that it could work as a TOS novel -- so that someone unfamiliar with DTI, or even the TNG era in general, could still follow the book. Although the same characters appear, there are virtually no references to specific plot points or story arcs from Watching the Clock. So the uninitiated reader could pick it up and just see these characters from the future as one-time guest stars, kind of like the futures glimpsed in novels like Crossroad and Imzadi.

I like to think the two DTI novels can be read in either order, which is appropriate. Indeed, I'm hoping that including FH in this TOS omnibus will introduce DTI to some fans who didn't take note of it when it was published under its own subtitle.
I have to agree with Christopher. I'm currently reading DTI: Future History, and loving it by the way, and have to say it is as much a TOS novel as a DTI novel, maybe more in some ways. I think it fits in well. Also, there are several brief mentions of the "Scagway" incident. Nothing major, just that name actually, and I take it those are references back to Grag Cox's Rings of Time which I haven't had a chance to read yet.

I'm just glad to see the covers, though it would've been nice to see some totally new art. I'm also curious what is driving this new direction and wondering if it means we may finally see the final two S.C.E. omnibus editions in ebook format.

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Old December 20 2012, 07:27 PM   #29
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Also, there are several brief mentions of the "Scagway" incident. Nothing major, just that name actually, and I take it those are references back to Grag Cox's Rings of Time which I haven't had a chance to read yet.
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Old January 16 2013, 02:55 PM   #30
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Some of these are out now, David Mack's blog confirmed that the Destiny collection is the revised version http://www.davidmack.pro/blog/?tag=omnibus - and on Amazon UK at least they seem to be decent value - £7 for Destiny and £9 for the Typhon Pact book.
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