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Old August 18 2013, 12:03 AM   #1
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Fiction eBook from Erdmann & Block!

According to paulablock's and Terry J Erdmann's Facebook pages today, they have been approved to write their first "Star Trek" fiction eBook! Due 2014.
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Old August 18 2013, 02:41 AM   #2
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Very cool. I'm curious to see they handle fiction after all of the years of only doing non-fic.
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Old August 18 2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Paula wrote some Trek fanfic back in the fanzine era, although I don't believe I've read any of it.
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Old August 18 2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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Could be cool. Any indication of the time period, crew, era?
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Old August 18 2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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I wonder if we're going to back to the e-books being an entry point for new writers like it seemed to be during SCE?
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Old August 18 2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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I wonder if we're going to back to the e-books being an entry point for new writers like it seemed to be during SCE?
That works for me. I just hope the whiners (I want this eBook in print now) will not whine about these eBooks.
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Old August 18 2013, 10:30 PM   #7
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Could be cool. Any indication of the time period, crew, era?
No, they aren't elaborating yet. Links to Paula's famous fanfic are in the 2014 Schedule thread.
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Old December 7 2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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Block has written for Star Trek before, the short story "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet" in the first Strange New Worlds release.
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Old December 7 2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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Even though I get nearly all my non Trek books by Kindle now, I still get all my Trek books in print if it's an option, but will get the ebook exclusives without complaining. I have such a large collection of Trek books in print I like keeping getting them that way, and ridiculous as it is, it's quite a bit cheaper most of the time to get them in print that ebook!
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Old December 7 2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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Even though I get nearly all my non Trek books by Kindle now, I still get all my Trek books in print if it's an option, but will get the ebook exclusives without complaining. I have such a large collection of Trek books in print I like keeping getting them that way, and ridiculous as it is, it's quite a bit cheaper most of the time to get them in print that ebook!

I get all of them on my Kindle now, but never on the release date, because usually the price comes down to something at least a little more reasonable within a few days.
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Old December 7 2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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Re: Fiction eBook from Erdmann & Block!

OK, I don't read a lot of non-fiction, so please forgive my ignorance, but I don't believe I've ever heard of them. Could someone give some examples of their better known works?

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EDITED: OK. I see they're probably best known for the Trek 365 books.
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Old December 7 2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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^I'd say they're best known for the DS9 Companion, which is the best and most in-depth of the series-companion books.
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Old December 7 2013, 11:57 PM   #13
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^I'd say they're best known for the DS9 Companion, which is the best and most in-depth of the series-companion books.
In your not so humble opinion don't you mean.

I personally think the Voyager Companion is light years ahead of all the others.
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Old December 8 2013, 09:51 AM   #14
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^^ I think it can be taken as a broad internet opinion, from amazon and Goodbooks reviews:

TNG Companion (amazon.com; goodreads)
DS9 Companion (amazon.com; goodreads)
Voy Companion (amazon.com; goodreads)
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Old December 8 2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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^I'd say they're best known for the DS9 Companion, which is the best and most in-depth of the series-companion books.
In your not so humble opinion don't you mean.

I personally think the Voyager Companion is light years ahead of all the others.
You're joking right? All I remember from the VOY Companion is the author noting the episodes where a shuttlecraft was blown up.
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