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Old May 22 2013, 10:28 PM   #16
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Re: DRGIII posted the cover for his The Fall novel on FB.

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The Robinson is in a rather annoying place; right in the middle?
Are you sure that's the Robinson? The registry number on the saucer appears to be "NCC-()()()()-D" (sorry, I can't make out the four numbers after the NCC, so those () represent the unclear numbers, but it looks like a "-D" there at the end). So, hopefully this is just a temp cover.

Of course, the Excelsior was on "Raise The Dawn".
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Old May 22 2013, 10:52 PM   #17
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DS9b must have not been finished in the last TP book, it looks more like the old station with a Starfleet aesthetic.
Its construction was just beginning there. The cover to Raise the Dawn showed the construction shack for the team building the station, not the station itself.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:27 PM   #18
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Ooh, that is a nice cover.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:44 PM   #19
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Drool.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:49 PM   #20
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Looks fantastic, indoor rainforest would be great.
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Old May 23 2013, 01:56 AM   #21
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Transparent tritanium for the viewport of the arboretum section?
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Old May 23 2013, 02:18 AM   #22
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Nice cover; DS9.1 looks fantastic. I love (what appears to be) the Vanguardesque terrestrial enclosure.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:12 AM   #23
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such a great cover. This just gets a fire lit under my ass to finally get caught up on the 24th century stuff. I own all the books, but still to this day, i've only read everything up to Destiny. I still need to get through the Post-Destiny, Typhon Pact stuff. so i'll be starting tonight with "A Singular Destiny"
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Old May 23 2013, 03:16 AM   #24
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There are some weak points, but eventually you get to Plagues Of Night / Raise The Dawn, which is just phenomenal.
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Old May 23 2013, 08:25 AM   #25
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I like the cover a lot as well and the new station design is very cool indeed.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:52 AM   #26
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In general I like the design. Namely that Starfleet would be nostalgic enough to build an entirely new facility, but harken back to a Cardassian design when they could just as easily build one of their normal designs.

It's kind of hard to make out what that green is, but yeah I suppose an arboretum would be reasonable. And the rim of that window appears to be bright like it's a force field.

I can't tell if it's the angle, but the central core underneath looks to be slightly off kilter, as though it's farther back than that dome underneath. But wouldn't that be all one structure?

I guess the only thing I'm a little confused by is the vertical rings. Not that they exactly made a lot of sense on the original station (shouldn't they have pointed outwards?). Seem like they'd be a hazard to navigation. Or simply block the view. I thought I remembered reading that there would be docks all up and down those rings, but would they be stacked up more on the vertical part? Or is a ship supposed to turn perpendicular to the horizontal plane of the station to link in? Like towards the top?

Also, is it me or is that ring above the terrestrial enclosure not actually attached to the rest of the station?

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And must the Excelsior-class the oldest serving?!
After the Mirandas were seemingly retired to make way for the Merians, it appears the Excelsiors could be the oldest class still in operation. Total speculation though obviously.
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Old May 23 2013, 09:56 AM   #27
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I really like that cover in terms of content, but the rendering quality is lackluster.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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In general I like the design. Namely that Starfleet would be nostalgic enough to build an entirely new facility, but harken back to a Cardassian design when they could just as easily build one of their normal designs.
I'm pretty sure it was stated that O'Brien and Nog had a big hand in the design of the thing, so the deliberate visual reference may be their doing rather than Starfleet-at-large's.

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Old May 23 2013, 01:41 PM   #29
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I really like that cover in terms of content, but the rendering quality is lackluster.
As stated at the source link, it's probably not the final render. The first releases of Trek novel covers are often drafts rather than final art.
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Old May 23 2013, 01:49 PM   #30
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So apparently the Starfleet Corps of Engineers not only built a new station, they imported a new nebula.
Or maybe that's just the Badlands in the background?
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