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Old December 28 2013, 03:21 PM   #121
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Re: First look inside the new Stellar Cartography

I remember that. Also, the designer fictionally credited is a Federation Starfleet officer who probably served in the United Earth Starfleet pre-Federation. I'm therefore now wondering if the confusion depicted is intentional in some way, as Lt. Cdr. Millburn's own blurred memories.

(Also, noticing the "Denobula Prime" error being reinforced here where the map should read "Denebola".)
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Old December 28 2013, 08:25 PM   #122
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I got a copy, and while the book is cool for what it is, I'm still wishing there'd be Trek reference books on the same level of quality and detail as Star Wars's Essential Atlas, Essential Guide to Warfare, Book of Sith, etc.
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Old December 28 2013, 10:48 PM   #123
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Book of Sith and The Jedi Path are published from the same company that did Stellar Cartography and the Federation: The First 150 Years.

As For the Essential Guides, those are Del Ray/LucasBooks, and we already know what Pocket Books stance is on coffee table books, so I don't expect to see anything like the Essential Guides for Star Trek any time soon. Maybe 47 North or even DK will explore something like them in the future, but I doubt we will get anything like them in the near future. They would be nice to get though, I agree.

I'll be getting this soon finally. I saw a couple of reviews/unboxing videos on Youtube for the book and maps and was extremely impressed.
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Old December 29 2013, 09:34 AM   #124
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Re: First look inside the new Stellar Cartography

Regardless of quality and if this lived upto peoples expectations, will it be available one day in a digital only format for ebook readers.
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Old December 29 2013, 10:29 AM   #125
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Book of Sith and The Jedi Path are published from the same company that did Stellar Cartography and the Federation: The First 150 Years.

As For the Essential Guides, those are Del Ray/LucasBooks, and we already know what Pocket Books stance is on coffee table books, so I don't expect to see anything like the Essential Guides for Star Trek any time soon. Maybe 47 North or even DK will explore something like them in the future, but I doubt we will get anything like them in the near future. They would be nice to get though, I agree.

I'll be getting this soon finally. I saw a couple of reviews/unboxing videos on Youtube for the book and maps and was extremely impressed.
It would be neat if we could get a picture online for every book so we could know how the main characters look. Like they did it with the last Leia novel.
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Old December 29 2013, 03:33 PM   #126
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Dimesdan: Are you talking about an idea of "future-proofing" this project?
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Old December 29 2013, 07:28 PM   #127
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Regardless of quality and if this lived upto peoples expectations, will it be available one day in a digital only format for ebook readers.
I'm not convinced there'd be much of a point.
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Old December 29 2013, 10:54 PM   #128
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Re: First look inside the new Stellar Cartography

My full review of the package is online - like I said earlier, very disappointed, especially considering the price point. This should have been a top class product, and it doesn't even succeed in replacing the previous star chart releases.

http://www.geekchocolate.co.uk/index...ooks&Itemid=59

My boyfriend is also extremely angry - this was his main present to me this Chrimblemas, and he knew how much I wanted it based on the publisher's description, and we both feel profoundly ripped off.

Still, it's better than On Board the USS Enterprise...
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Old December 30 2013, 01:31 AM   #129
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Re: First look inside the new Stellar Cartography

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Book of Sith and The Jedi Path are published from the same company that did Stellar Cartography and the Federation: The First 150 Years.

As For the Essential Guides, those are Del Ray/LucasBooks, and we already know what Pocket Books stance is on coffee table books, so I don't expect to see anything like the Essential Guides for Star Trek any time soon. Maybe 47 North or even DK will explore something like them in the future, but I doubt we will get anything like them in the near future. They would be nice to get though, I agree.

I'll be getting this soon finally. I saw a couple of reviews/unboxing videos on Youtube for the book and maps and was extremely impressed.
DK did do a Star Trek Visual Dictionary, but I don't know if it did well enough for them to want to do more Trek stuff.
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Old December 30 2013, 04:04 AM   #130
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It would be neat if we could get a picture online for every book so we could know how the main characters look.
Some people do like imagining original characters on their own, using the authors' descriptions to visualize them.

Otherwise, there is this thread:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=31760
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Old December 30 2013, 09:26 AM   #131
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They can still do that even if they have pictures online.
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Old December 30 2013, 12:42 PM   #132
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Book of Sith and The Jedi Path are published from the same company that did Stellar Cartography and the Federation: The First 150 Years.

As For the Essential Guides, those are Del Ray/LucasBooks, and we already know what Pocket Books stance is on coffee table books, so I don't expect to see anything like the Essential Guides for Star Trek any time soon. Maybe 47 North or even DK will explore something like them in the future, but I doubt we will get anything like them in the near future. They would be nice to get though, I agree.

I'll be getting this soon finally. I saw a couple of reviews/unboxing videos on Youtube for the book and maps and was extremely impressed.
DK did do a Star Trek Visual Dictionary, but I don't know if it did well enough for them to want to do more Trek stuff.
A got one at a clearance sale at The Works for £4.99 just before Christmas, so I doubt it set the world on fire.
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Old December 30 2013, 01:03 PM   #133
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They can still do that even if they have pictures online.
Sure, but many fans complain when a visual fails to match their expectation, such as the cover art featuring George Kirk Sr on "Final Frontier", and Morgen and Asmund - or is it Gilaad Ben Zoma and Tricia Cadwallader? - on "TNG: Reunion".

Once seen, it is hard to unsee.
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Old December 30 2013, 03:11 PM   #134
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Once seen, it is hard to unsee.
Indeed, wildly off topic, but I just finished Richard Matheson's Hell House last week, and about fifty pages from the end, watched the film version, The Legend of Hell House, and despite everyone involved being utterly miscast, couldn't shake their faces when I finished the book.
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Old December 30 2013, 06:15 PM   #135
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Re: First look inside the new Stellar Cartography

I've only seen photos online thus far, and I honestly don't know if I'll be getting this myself, but I have noticed a few welcome additions to the maps. The Dominion War spread has added Ventani (the location of Tret Akleen's homeworld, interesting to get a sense of its location relative to Prime), Devos (Son'a Ketracel-white production), and Mirada (I'd been wondering where it was, and assuming Cardassian-proximate given that Miradorn aren't anywhere in the political league of Tholians and Romulans). I also know that Vanguard Station was added to the Beta Quadrant overview map. On a less pleasing note, I also also know that Denobula has been thrown around all over the place to accommodate the Romulan War chronology from Federation: The First 150 Years (I much prefer the novels' version).

I was wondering, how common are these additions and/or changes?
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