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Old July 17 2013, 08:36 AM   #16
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Re: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow cover revealed

I liked McCormack's Brinksmanship quite a bit. It's one of my favorite Typhon Pact novels so I'm looking forward to Crimson Shadow. I'm not a big fan of Bacco but I think McCormack handles politics deftly and I got confidence that she'll do so again with this book. This is the newest novel I'm looking forward to the most.
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Old July 17 2013, 09:47 AM   #17
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Looking forward to the books, but what's up with some of the covers lately? Very bland.

I can't wait to start reading A Choice of Futures, but the image of a bored Archer isn't very interesting.
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Old July 17 2013, 12:50 PM   #18
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Looking forward to the books, but what's up with some of the covers lately? Very bland.

I can't wait to start reading A Choice of Futures, but the image of a bored Archer isn't very interesting.
Don't let the cover deter you. It's a fantastic book
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Old July 17 2013, 01:12 PM   #19
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Re: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow cover revealed

Regarding the title, I'm not sure if everyone remembers this but it's another classic Cardassian literature reference, like Una's previous book The Never-Ending Sacrifice.

Meditations on a Crimson Shadow was another book that Garak recommended to Bashir as a classic. I'd say it's much more likely the title is a reference to that than to human noir thrillers. Although I guess it could be both.

But yeah, the cover's dull. Maybe it's a theme, with each series' principal hardware on each book's cover. But then wasn't one of them 'no particular series' ? And didn't we already do that with the first four Typhon Pact books?

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Old July 17 2013, 02:15 PM   #20
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I'm really looking forward to this book. 'The Neverending Sacrifice' was one of my favorite books, so it'll be great to have another story about Cardassians. Garak and Picard together sounds like a really fun combination.

I have to agree on the cover though. I know books in general are going towards more simplistic covers rather than illustrative ones, but this could be the cover to almost any star trek book.
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Old July 17 2013, 05:46 PM   #21
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I kind of like the cover, if only for the increased possibility we'll get a fancy new shot of the Aventine on one of the other book covers or the Titan on James Swallow's novel!
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Old July 17 2013, 07:51 PM   #22
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Yes that was what I am expecting too. That leads me too believe there will be something really cool and unexpected on the other book.
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Old July 17 2013, 08:04 PM   #23
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Same here. The cover is pretty boring. Let's hope it's just an interim.
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Old July 17 2013, 08:24 PM   #24
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I kind of like the cover, if only for the increased possibility we'll get a fancy new shot of the Aventine on one of the other book covers or the Titan on James Swallow's novel!
Or an old shot on a different garishly coloured background ?
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Old July 17 2013, 09:55 PM   #25
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I really like the cover for The Crimson Shadow. I think it's visceral and intriguing.
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Old July 18 2013, 06:09 AM   #26
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Hmm... generally I *love* ship covers, but that one just seems... dull. I'm sure the book will be great, though!

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Suffering some serious Bacco overload here.
Seriously... is that a thing? I can't get enough of Bacco.
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Old July 18 2013, 07:36 AM   #27
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Hmm... generally I *love* ship covers, but that one just seems... dull. I'm sure the book will be great, though!

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Suffering some serious Bacco overload here.
Seriously... is that a thing? I can't get enough of Bacco.
We haven't seen any Bacco since last year's Cold Equations. I don't think there's Bacco overload.
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Old July 18 2013, 08:03 AM   #28
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Needs more Mark E Smith...
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Old July 18 2013, 04:39 PM   #29
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I kind of like the cover, if only for the increased possibility we'll get a fancy new shot of the Aventine on one of the other book covers or the Titan on James Swallow's novel!
Or an old shot on a different garishly coloured background ?
Well, I'm still hopeful for a new one based on the new model that Tobias Richter has recently revealed.

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Old July 18 2013, 08:37 PM   #30
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The synopsis sounds great, but I have no artistic ability and am pretty sure I could make that cover if given 5 minutes in front of a generic Photoshop
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