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Old July 1 2013, 04:40 PM   #31
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Re: News about early 2014 schedule

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and may just have a connection to one of the latter-day series.
So Kirk & Co. discover a planet full of Mormons?
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Old July 1 2013, 04:53 PM   #32
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and may just have a connection to one of the latter-day series.
So Kirk & Co. discover a planet full of Mormons?
"Captain's Log. We have received an urgent distress call from the U.S.S. Brigham Young . . . ."
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Old July 1 2013, 05:05 PM   #33
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As 8of5 reports on thetrekcollective.com Amazon has added a couple of new Star TRek books for 2014 to their catalog (FWIW they are also mentioned under author updates on the respective authors' S&S pages with the links leading to an error message):

February: Voyager:Protectors by Kirsten Beyer
March: TOS: No Time like the Past by Greg Cox
April: Enterprise - Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett
May: TOS: Serpents in the Garden by Jeff Mariotte

Also finally listed on Amazon is Michel A. Martin's eBook exclusive TOS novella Seasons of Light and Darkness, with a release date of April 28th 2014, which is almost a year later than the June/July 2013 date Martin originally mentioned.
I'm definitely forward to this line up of books.coming out next year.No Tme like the past sound slike a time travel story. I'm definitely looking forward to getting this and the New Enterprise novel.Serpents in the garden Intriguing title for a novel.the Twok novel sounds good too.
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Old July 1 2013, 05:14 PM   #34
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In any case, I'm looking forward to this collection of books.
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Old July 1 2013, 08:08 PM   #35
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and may just have a connection to one of the latter-day series.
So Kirk & Co. discover a planet full of Mormons?
"Captain's Log. We have received an urgent distress call from the U.S.S. Brigham Young . . . ."
Their replicators are down and they are out of Jello....
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Old July 1 2013, 09:56 PM   #36
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Well Gregs new book sounds like it could make me want to read it. I hope it turns out to be something I'd like.
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Old July 2 2013, 02:30 AM   #37
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and may just have a connection to one of the latter-day series.
So Kirk & Co. discover a planet full of Mormons?
"Captain's Log. We have received an urgent distress call from the U.S.S. Brigham Young . . . ."
I'd read that book. Hell, I'd love to WRITE that book!

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Old July 2 2013, 08:11 AM   #38
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March: TOS: No Time like the Past by Greg Cox
This sounds time-travel-y, and I'm a sucker for a good time travel story!
Oh, it's definitely time-travel-y . . . and may just have a connection to one of the latter-day series.

(He says coyly.)
Nice! Can't wait!
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Old July 2 2013, 08:17 AM   #39
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I for one am enjoying The Folded World & don't mind the setting of the end of the 5ym. Would love some fill in the gap stories from the TMP-TWoK time period (besides Ex Machina). I know Forgotten History touches on some events & there are probably older novels I don't know of that do as well.
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Old July 2 2013, 04:42 PM   #40
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^There are a lot of older novels that are nominally set in the interval between TOS & TMP -- including just about any TOS novel by Howard Weinstein or L.A. Graf -- but few of them really do anything with the period that couldn't have been done in a 5-year-mission novel. The Graf books do focus heavily on Chekov as security chief, so there's that. Weinstein's Deep Domain offers a version of Kirk's decision to give up the ship again and go back to the admiralty. The two early Pocket novels by Sondra Marshak & Myrna Culbreath, The Prometheus Design and Triangle, are more heavily rooted in exploring TMP concepts than most Pocket novels, but the way they do so is, well, not that well-regarded.
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Old July 2 2013, 04:52 PM   #41
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^There are a lot of older novels that are nominally set in the interval between TOS & TMP -- including just about any TOS novel by Howard Weinstein or L.A. Graf -- but few of them really do anything with the period that couldn't have been done in a 5-year-mission novel.
That's kind of my attitude. I periodically flirt with the idea of setting one of my TOS books during the movie era, but if it's just a case of changing the costumes and the ranks and the window dressing a bit, what's the point? Unless I'm planning to deal with Saavik or Gillian or Kirk being an admiral or the Genesis technology or whatever, I might as well set any new standalone adventures during the 5YM.

Sure, in theory, I could have set The Weight of Worlds or The Rings of Time or No Time Like the Past during the movie era, but, whenever I thought about it (and I did), I didn't see anything that I could do in the movie era than I couldn't do during the 5YM.

The exception, of course, being the framing sequence in TO REIGN IN HELL, which had to be set in the movie era because it followed up on the events of The Wrath of Khan. In that case, the trip was necessary.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:25 PM   #42
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^ I find that a strange viewpoint. Don't you think the characters grew and changed over that time period? I for one think of the Movie Era versions of the characters as superior to the TV show versions, with the hyperbole toned down and all.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:42 PM   #43
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^Yeah, that's precisely what appeals to me about the post-TMP era -- the chance to explore the characters' growth and change, to flesh out the glimpses of their life changes that we got in TMP and TWOK. Spock adjusting to his new acceptance of his emotions, Chekov adjusting to security, Sulu contemplating a future captaincy, things like that. And because it's such a blank slate, there's plenty of room to introduce character development arcs, like Sulu's relationship with Chief DiFalco in my books.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:49 PM   #44
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^I feel the same as Christopher. Spock's growth in the time period leading up to TMP, and directly after it, are key. Forgotten History did a great job of exploring the differences brought on by TMP. Whenever I see another 5YM book come out, it just makes me think the story is going to be all about the action or "planet of the week" and that zero character growth is to be expected. It's too bad Greg feels like this. I'd love to see him add something to these characters instead of telling stories where everything gets put back in the box at the end .
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I periodically flirt with the idea of setting one of my TOS books during the movie era, but if it's just a case of changing the costumes and the ranks and the window dressing a bit, what's the point? Unless I'm planning to deal with Saavik or Gillian or Kirk being an admiral or the Genesis technology or whatever, I might as well set any new standalone adventures during the 5YM.
Could always go old-school, and have it set post-TMP but with TOS cover art to confuse the masses.
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