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Old January 26 2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru

The Czech publisher of Trek novels, Laser Books, has released a new cover for their edition of Kobayashi Maru:



It was originally going to come out last year, but they've had a few hiccups with Enterprise because another publisher managed to get the rights to do the Romulan War books there.

They've also delayed their version of Death in Winter, because they're trying to get permission from Pocket to print it with Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility, from Tales From the Captain's Table.

If you're curious, I've elaborated on what their editor has let me know about all this and their other plans on my blog.

I always found the cover for Kobayshi Maru a bit bland, so am glad to see something different appearing for it.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru

Uninspiring photoshop cover. Looks like they're trying to do Pocket proud.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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I think I like the German cover art better.
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Old January 26 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I like the colors... other than that meh.
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Old January 26 2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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It's ok, definitely better than the US, but not as cool as the German one.
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Old February 9 2013, 01:45 AM   #6
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It's a Photoshop nightmare. The font is shadowed and looks awful. The Photoshopping looks amateurish. In a nutshell, it's awful.
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Old February 9 2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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Czech out the new cover

Better than the very plain original.
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Old February 9 2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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I'm amazed it took this long for someone to make that joke.
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Old February 9 2013, 06:01 PM   #9
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Czech out the new cover

Better than the very plain original.

I dunno.... Wasn't the original cover original art by Doug Drexler? I'll always prefer original art over a simple photoshop. If the original cover was also a photoshop, I stand corrected.
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Old February 9 2013, 08:30 PM   #10
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It was just a pic of the Enterprise in space. Personally, I prefer characters, or a dramatic scene on a cover rather than just a ship. This is actually one of the better ship covers, along with Greater Than The Sum, and the Vanguard covers.
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Old February 10 2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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Re: New Czech cover for Kobayashi Maru

^ I would have preferred a picture of the actual Kobayashi Maru itself.
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Old February 10 2013, 03:37 AM   #12
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^ I would have preferred a picture of the actual Kobayashi Maru itself.
Which wouldn't have been a very good idea from a promotional standpoint.
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Old February 10 2013, 05:02 AM   #13
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^ Didn't ask for that, did I?
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Old February 10 2013, 02:54 PM   #14
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It would have been cool to see an Enterprised version of a scene from Wrath of Khan's Kobayashi Maru test, like the Klingons approaching in formation on the viewscreen.

People would be Russian to buy it.
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Old February 10 2013, 03:50 PM   #15
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It was just a pic of the Enterprise in space. Personally, I prefer characters, or a dramatic scene on a cover rather than just a ship. This is actually one of the better ship covers, along with Greater Than The Sum, and the Vanguard covers.
Greater Than The Sum is just a cropped version of one of the SOTL calendar images. And I guess the guy who did the calendar image didn't get paid for the re-use, so it's lazy and cheap.
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