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Old August 1 2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

8of5 posted some new blurbs from S&S today, including No Time Like the Past, a TOS book by Greg Cox featuring a team-up of James Kirk & 7of9. Don't believe me? Read it for yourself.
No Time Like The Past wrote:
Stardate 6422.5. A diplomatic mission to the planet Yusub erupts in violence when ruthless Orion raiders attempt to disrupt the crucial negotiations by force. Caught in the midst of tense and dangerous situation, Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S Enterprise finds an unexpected ally in the form of an enigmatic stranger who calls herself “Annika Seven.”

Stardate 53786.1. Seven of Nine is taking part in an archaeological expedition on an obscure planetoid in the Delta Quadrant when a disastrous turn of events puts Voyager’s away team in jeopardy—and transports Seven across time and space to Yusub, where she comes face to face with one of Starfleet’s greatest legends.

Stardate 6422.5. Kirk knows better than most the danger that even a single castaway from the future can pose to the timeline, so he and Seven embark on a hazardous quest to return her to her own era. But there are others who crave the knowledge Seven possesses, and they will stop at nothing to obtain it—even if this means seizing control of the Enterprise!
Usually with something like I would be scared, but with someone with the skill and history of Greg Cox behind it, it has the potential pretty awesome IMO.

We also have one for Christopher L. Bennett''s Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel.
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Having survived its first major crisis, the Federation turns to nation-building as Admiral Jonathan Archer works to bring the worlds of the powerful Rigel system into the young union of the United Federation of Planets. But factions both within the Federation and among its enemies oppose the alliance, and Archer will need all the skills of his former Enterprise crewmates to prevent them from plunging Rigel into a systemwide war.
Cool. I've been curious about Rigel for a while, so it'll be interesting to get a deeper look at the system.

Jeff Mariotte is behind a new TOS movie era followup to "A Private Little War" entitled Serpent in The Garden.
Serpent in the Garden wrote:
Early in his five-year mission commanding the U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain James T. Kirk found himself caught up in a growing conflict on the planet Neural. To maintain the balance of power against a force being armed by the Klingons, he provided weapons to his friends, the Hill People. Years later, Admiral Kirk learns that the Klingon presence on the planet has grown considerably, in possible violation of the Treaty of Organia. Did his impulse as a young captain turn out disastrously wrong? Should he—could he—have done more to eliminate the Klingon threat? To find out, he embarks on a secret mission back to Neural—where he might just be the only person who can prevent an interstellar war.
I'm not sure about this one since Mariotte's last TOS book didn't get to good of a reaction around here.
He also revealed that DRGIII said in an interview that he is working on a new exploration focused book that isn't TNG, DS9, or VOY, and that features a captain her's written before. Personally, I'm hoping for a new Enterprise-B story with either of it Captains.

EDIT: Oops, turns out this was covered in another thread already. Sorry.
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Old August 1 2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

I'm sorry, but as talented as Grex Cox is, the Kirk/7of9 tale sounds silly. My only thought was "Kirk chases a pair of breasts that go beyond any final frontier he's ever encountered"
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Old August 1 2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

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I'm sorry, but as talented as Grex Cox is, the Kirk/7of9 tale sounds silly. My only thought was "Kirk chases a pair of breasts that go beyond any final frontier he's ever encountered"
What you don't think it could be amusing for Seven to smack Kirk down if he tries anything?
But I''m going to give Greg Cox a little more credit than that, as I do like his writing and I enjoy time travel stories most of the time.
Though since it IS Cox, I'm wondering if someone's going to ask if Annika Seven has a connection to Gary Seven...
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Old August 1 2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

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I'm sorry, but as talented as Grex Cox is, the Kirk/7of9 tale sounds silly. My only thought was "Kirk chases a pair of breasts that go beyond any final frontier he's ever encountered"
What you don't think it could be amusing for Seven to smack Kirk down if he tries anything?
But I''m going to give Greg Cox a little more credit than that, as I do like his writing and I enjoy time travel stories most of the time.
Though since it IS Cox, I'm wondering if someone's going to ask if Annika Seven has a connection to Gary Seven...
Okay, just for you, a brief preview:

"Any relation to Gary?"

"Who?"
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Old August 1 2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

T'Ressa Dax wrote: View Post
I'm wondering if someone's going to ask if Annika Seven has a connection to Gary Seven...
I had assumed that it was part of her cover story - possibly picked up on from Kirk misunderstanding her name and where she had appeared from...
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Old August 1 2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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7 of 9 to JTK: "You are small..............."
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Old August 1 2013, 10:43 PM   #7
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The Seven of Nine idea sounds okay; she would be the only 24th century character who wouldn't think meeting Kirk was a big deal.
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Old August 1 2013, 10:46 PM   #8
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

If it was anyone other than Cox or Dayton Ward, No Time Like the Past would scare me a bit.
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Old August 1 2013, 11:10 PM   #9
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

Thanks for the votes of confidence, folks. This is an idea that has been percolating at the back of my brain for a couple years of now. In fact, I almost ended up writing it before The Weight of Worlds, but I eventually decided that, after The Rings of Time, I didn't want to do two time-travel adventures in a row . . . .
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Old August 1 2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, but as talented as Grex Cox is, the Kirk/7of9 tale sounds silly. My only thought was "Kirk chases a pair of breasts that go beyond any final frontier he's ever encountered"
What you don't think it could be amusing for Seven to smack Kirk down if he tries anything?
But I''m going to give Greg Cox a little more credit than that, as I do like his writing and I enjoy time travel stories most of the time.
Though since it IS Cox, I'm wondering if someone's going to ask if Annika Seven has a connection to Gary Seven...
She fell for Chakotay, what on Earth makes you think she could resist Shatner. Err. Kirk.
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Old August 2 2013, 12:33 AM   #11
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

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Thanks for the votes of confidence, folks. This is an idea that has been percolating at the back of my brain for a couple years of now. In fact, I almost ended up writing it before The Weight of Worlds, but I eventually decided that, after The Rings of Time, I didn't want to do two time-travel adventures in a row . . . .
Based on your cool personality here in the forums and my love of your previous books, I'll buy it and give it a chance. Though I'd be lying if I said I could wrap my head around a story with Kirk meeting Seven and take it seriously.

Although it would be nice to read Seven take down the famous Captain Kirk down a peg or two instead of the Kirk worship we get from other characters. Heaven forbid if it had been Harry Kim who was sent back in time to meet Kirk.
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Old August 2 2013, 01:16 AM   #12
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

Does Seven get to wear one of those 23rd Century miniskirts?
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Old August 2 2013, 05:00 AM   #13
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Re: New blurbs.... Including a 7 of 9/James Kirk team-up

Just because I wouldn't even know where to look it up, when does that stardate from Seven's starting point work out to be? Are we talking Seven from the series or during the fleet's return to the Delta Quadrant?

I also second the miniskirt question from above.
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Old August 2 2013, 05:13 AM   #14
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Just because I wouldn't even know where to look it up, when does that stardate from Seven's starting point work out to be? Are we talking Seven from the series or during the fleet's return to the Delta Quadrant?
The first two digits in a 24th Century stardate correspond to a Gregorian calender year. For instance, Star Trek: First Contact's stardate of 50893.5 was in 2373. The second digit increases by one for each year, and the year is divided into 1,000 units that make up those last three digits.

So stardate 53786.1 would be three years after ST:FC -- 2376. And the final three digits mean that it's almost three-quarters of the way through the year. So we're looking at late Season Six of VOY for Seven.

ETA:

Just looked it up on Memory Alpha's VOY Season Six page. It looks like Seven's timeframe is set between "Good Shepherd" (stardate 53753.2) and "Live Fast and Prosper" (stardate 53849.2).
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Old August 2 2013, 12:05 PM   #15
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Looks like 2014 is shaping up to be another year where I'll be reading everything!
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