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Old August 4 2013, 05:24 PM   #31
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Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

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I think the best year in TrekLit was probably either 2008, with Terok Nor, A Burning House, the first two Myriad Universes volumes, Greater Than The Sum, and oh yeah a little trilogy called Destiny, or 2009, with Vanguard 4 & 5, the first two Beyer Voyager novels, two of the best Titan novels, A Singular Destiny, and Losing The Peace.
I didn't care excessively for Destiny, but loved Cold Equations. Add in DRGIII's duology, 2012 is very strong for me.

Either way, Seekers already makes me anxious for next year !
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Old August 4 2013, 05:35 PM   #32
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Old August 4 2013, 10:07 PM   #33
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Holy crap! How something like this can come around is crazy. A ship I designed for a fan website 12 years ago is plucked from obscurity to become a secondary "character" in a official book series, stars in a series of fan-made fake book covers paying homage to the official novelizations of TOS, and then becomes the star of an official book inspired by the fake covers. What a world!
I know... it's a dizzying thrill ride, huh? I'm still suffering a degree of disbelief about the whole thing.... how my fannish faux homage inspired a series?! Ka-RAY-zeee!!!!
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Old August 4 2013, 10:10 PM   #34
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Love the retro styled covers as well.
Thanks! I'm really pysched that they insisted on that cover format as part of their agreement with the publisher. I mean I thought it was cool... but it's now become more obvious that most old school Trekkies start squeeing in the ultrasonic at the sight of that format and the big ole numbers
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Old August 4 2013, 10:15 PM   #35
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BTW, if anyone wants to see the covers that inspired this... and my "Blish: Remastered" book covers, you can catch 'em here:

http://arcas-art.deviantart.com/gallery/30878717
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Old August 5 2013, 03:14 AM   #36
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Great that you are on the forum MrArcas. Congratulations on the part you've played in this series' creation!
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Old August 5 2013, 03:15 AM   #37
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BTW, if anyone wants to see the covers that inspired this... and my "Blish: Remastered" book covers, you can catch 'em here:

http://arcas-art.deviantart.com/gallery/30878717

Awesome work! Thanks for sharing it with us. I've been loving your faux Blish covers since they were pointed out to me a year or so ago. I also love the faux Bantam '70's "novel that never was" cover by Silverberg. Did you ever do the other titles in that series -- by Phil Dick, etc.?
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Old August 5 2013, 05:08 AM   #38
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BTW, if anyone wants to see the covers that inspired this... and my "Blish: Remastered" book covers, you can catch 'em here:

http://arcas-art.deviantart.com/gallery/30878717
That's some great stuff. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the covers for the real books.
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Old August 5 2013, 02:44 PM   #39
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I haven't read Vanguard yet (they're all on my shelf,waiting) so I can't speak to their content, but the covers will definitely be nice! I just hope these are stories that CAN'T be told just as easily in ENT, TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY.
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Old August 5 2013, 03:59 PM   #40
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I also love the faux Bantam '70's "novel that never was" cover by Silverberg. Did you ever do the other titles in that series -- by Phil Dick, etc.?
Well I certainly MEANT to.... I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I liked the fact that name SF writers were taking on Trek novels, back then.... but honestly.... reading 'em today... they just weren't that good. Probably my fave of that era is "The Galactic Whirlpool", but since it was Gerrold he already had a leg up on what makes good Trek.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:04 PM   #41
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I really like your Abode Of Life cover, I think its the best of the lot.
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Old August 5 2013, 04:21 PM   #42
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I liked the fact that name SF writers were taking on Trek novels, back then.... but honestly.... reading 'em today... they just weren't that good. Probably my fave of that era is "The Galactic Whirlpool", but since it was Gerrold he already had a leg up on what makes good Trek.
Planet of Judgment was pretty strong too. It's clear that Joe Haldeman knew his Trek, or at least researched it well, but he also brought his own sensibilities to it in an interesting way, particularly using his military experience to flesh out landing party procedures.
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Old August 5 2013, 05:41 PM   #43
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BTW, if anyone wants to see the covers that inspired this... and my "Blish: Remastered" book covers, you can catch 'em here:

http://arcas-art.deviantart.com/gallery/30878717

Awesome work! Thanks for sharing it with us. I've been loving your faux Blish covers since they were pointed out to me a year or so ago. I also love the faux Bantam '70's "novel that never was" cover by Silverberg. Did you ever do the other titles in that series -- by Phil Dick, etc.?
A group of us did some 'speculative' covers for Trek adaptations of known sci-fi stories; in this thread in Fan Art, I did Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, as well as Fahrenheit 451 and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Congrats, MrArcas! You're the reason I'll be buying any Star Trek books next year .
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Old August 6 2013, 06:01 AM   #44
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This series sounds awesome! I am *so* in!

Khatami's journey through the course of Vanguard was great to watch, so I'm looking forward to seeing it continue. And it's always fun to see the crew of the Sagittarius in action!

Can't wait for this to come out...
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Old August 6 2013, 06:32 AM   #45
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Wowza. This is awesome news. I really do need to catch up on Vanguard. I reread them all when Precipice came out, but I got burned out on Declassified. But I did really like the Sagittarius and Endeavor crews.
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