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Old January 24 2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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German Covers for Typhon Pact

The folks @ TrekWeb have posted the German covers for the Typhon Pact novels. Very nice.

I can't post pics from my phone but there is the link:


http://trekweb.com/articles/2013/01/...l-Series.shtml
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Old January 24 2013, 04:21 AM   #2
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

Weird -- while Nullsummenspiel is a literal translation of Zero Sum Game, the others have just taken one word from each title -- Feuer (Fire) for Seize the Fire, Bestien (Beasts) for Rough Beasts of Empire, and Zweitracht (Disharmony) for Paths of Disharmony.
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Old January 24 2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

Christopher wrote: View Post
Weird -- while Nullsummenspiel is a literal translation of Zero Sum Game, the others have just taken one word from each title -- Feuer (Fire) for Seize the Fire, Bestien (Beasts) for Rough Beasts of Empire, and Zweitracht (Disharmony) for Paths of Disharmony.
Hmmm, wonder why. I do love the covers though.
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Old January 24 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Christopher wrote: View Post
Weird -- while Nullsummenspiel is a literal translation of Zero Sum Game, the others have just taken one word from each title -- Feuer (Fire) for Seize the Fire, Bestien (Beasts) for Rough Beasts of Empire, and Zweitracht (Disharmony) for Paths of Disharmony.
Perhaps the literal Translations would have been too long to look good on the Cover:
Das Feuer ergreifen
Wilde Bestien des Imperiums
Pfade der Zwietracht

Especially the third sounds a bit strange in German, more like a Horror-B-Movie title. And of the course, lesser text means you can enjoy more of that beautiful background-picture.
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Old January 24 2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

Kopernikus wrote: View Post
Christopher wrote: View Post
Weird -- while Nullsummenspiel is a literal translation of Zero Sum Game, the others have just taken one word from each title -- Feuer (Fire) for Seize the Fire, Bestien (Beasts) for Rough Beasts of Empire, and Zweitracht (Disharmony) for Paths of Disharmony.
Perhaps the literal Translations would have been too long to look good on the Cover:
Das Feuer ergreifen
Wilde Bestien des Imperiums
Pfade der Zwietracht

Especially the third sounds a bit strange in German, more like a Horror-B-Movie title. And of the course, lesser text means you can enjoy more of that beautiful background-picture.
Heh, I think the third is the only one that sounds appealing and the first two sound rather strange.
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Old January 24 2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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Wow, those look great. I prefer them much more than the US versions.
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Old January 24 2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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I like how the artists for Paths of Disharmony moved Shar's antennae forward to reflect their placement on the Andorians from Enterprise, as opposed to in the back of the head as they were in the original version of that image on Demons of Air and Darkness's cover.
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Old January 24 2013, 08:09 PM   #8
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Weird that Sisko isn't on the Rough Beasts of Empire cover.
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Old January 24 2013, 09:31 PM   #9
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

One thing I missed is the uniforms for Dax & Bashir are the wrong color. I know - picky, picky.
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Old January 24 2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

Who is the small kid with dreads and what appears to be a penis coming out of her head suppose to be?
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Old January 24 2013, 10:34 PM   #11
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That's not a small kid, it's Shar, the Andorian science officer who was a featured character in the DS9 Relaunch and reappeared in Paths of Disharmony.
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Old January 25 2013, 12:05 AM   #12
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One thing I missed is the uniforms for Dax & Bashir are the wrong color. I know - picky, picky.
It's the first thing that I've noticed
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Old January 25 2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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^^I too noticed that.
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Old January 25 2013, 07:41 AM   #14
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

CaptainDonovin wrote: View Post
One thing I missed is the uniforms for Dax & Bashir are the wrong color. I know - picky, picky.
Already fixed (or maybe the tetraptych just had an old version?):

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...ct-covers.html
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Old January 25 2013, 07:41 AM   #15
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One thing I missed is the uniforms for Dax & Bashir are the wrong color. I know - picky, picky.
It's the first thing that I've noticed
Fear not, they've updated the Zero Sum Game one again, with a new portrait of Ezri, and corrected collars:

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