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Old October 9 2013, 12:33 AM   #91
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Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

I'm hoping we'll see some crossover with Vanguard plot threads. And the SCE of the era...
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Old October 9 2013, 06:03 PM   #92
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I'm hoping we'll see some crossover with Vanguard plot threads. And the SCE of the era...
Well, considering that the last VAN novel ended
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Old October 9 2013, 09:11 PM   #93
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I'm hoping we'll see some crossover with Vanguard plot threads. And the SCE of the era...
SCE. Yes...
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Old October 11 2013, 06:49 PM   #94
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Can you imagine KRAD writing an SCE-themed Seekers entry ...
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Old October 13 2013, 04:00 PM   #95
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I just realized something.....


no Bersh glov Mog. I really liked him.
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Old October 14 2013, 04:29 AM   #96
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Can you imagine KRAD writing an SCE-themed Seekers entry ...
I would certainly like him to!
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Old November 3 2013, 04:36 PM   #97
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The books are now listed at Amazon.

What's odd is that they seem to have titles - weren't the Seeker books supposed to be just numbered (Seekers , Seekers 2, etc..)?

FWIW at least in the amazon listing the first book by David Mack is called Second Nature and the second one by Ward/Dilmore Point of Divergence.

Note: Since they only list Dilmore as the writer of Book 2, they just as well could be wrong about the titles as well.

ETA: Dayton confirmed on Twitter that they were asked to provide titles.

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Old November 3 2013, 04:46 PM   #98
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That's lame. I loved the throwback feel of those cover mock-ups, with just the numbers.
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Old November 3 2013, 04:50 PM   #99
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They could still go for that and only have the titles on the spine, but I guess that's unlikely.
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Old November 3 2013, 05:44 PM   #100
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They could still go for that and only have the titles on the spine, but I guess that's unlikely.
I wouldn't be surprised if they now had titles for merchandising and sales purposes. Pocket wouldn't want people in bookstores to miss a book because they were confused by the lack of a title, and they would want people to be able to find the book online through searches. A title cuts adds clarity. I'm only speculating -- I don't know that that's the reason -- but it wouldn't surprise me at all because I deal with the very thing in my day job.
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Old November 3 2013, 06:36 PM   #101
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Dayton has posted about the listing on his blog:

We were told Friday that this info was being pushed out over the weekend, and it looks like Amazon.com‘s already more or less on the ball with it, but the first two Star Trek: Seekers novels are now as listed as forthcoming and available for pre-order.
Kinda.

Star Trek: Seekers #2 – Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, August 26th, 2014


Now, there’s a few things to note about these listings:
First, they’re listed as being only available in Kindle e-Book format. For those wondering, rest assured that the books also will be available as mass market paperbacks, along with all the various other e-Book formats.
Next, they’ve appended “Star Trek: The Original Series” to both titles. I suspect this is just related to whatever sales/marketing copy was sent out, as “Star Trek: Seekers” remains the series title. For whatever it’s worth, they did the same thing with Harbinger, the first book in the Star Trek: Vanguard series


At the moment, Kevin is listed as the sole author of Book #2, which is just another example of how Amazon tends to dick up entries with more than one author. I imagine this will be updated/corrected in due course.
Anyway, there you go. I expect that other booksellers will start populating their own sites with similar info in the coming days. It should be fun to see what they do with the data entry.


Meanwhile, I guess I should probably get on with writing my part of Book #2, then….


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I wouldn't be surprised if they now had titles for merchandising and sales purposes. Pocket wouldn't want people in bookstores to miss a book because they were confused by the lack of a title, and they would want people to be able to find the book online through searches. A title cuts adds clarity. I'm only speculating -- I don't know that that's the reason -- but it wouldn't surprise me at all because I deal with the very thing in my day job.
I think you're probably spot on with that.
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Old November 3 2013, 11:52 PM   #102
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David Mack has now posted about this as well on his blog.

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Eagle-eyed readers who remember the original pitch for the Seekers concept might be scratching their heads right now. Because Dayton and I have already been asked about this on Twitter, I might as well address the inevitable inquiries now.
When we first announced the series, our vision was that the books would not have regular titles, only numbers, in order to evoke the retro look and feel of the old James Blish anthologies published by Bantam in the 1970s.


Long story short, we were overruled on this by the publisher. I’ll spare you the book-industry technobabble, but the simple explanation is that we were told the automated, meta-tagged, keyword-driven sales system that connects publishers, wholesalers, and retailers, would have suffered some kind of cyber-seizure if we had denied it titles. So, the books will now have titles. Win some, lose some.
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Old February 7 2014, 08:39 PM   #103
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Can anyone remember if the authors said anything about whether Reyes (and Desai) were 'done' or if there was any chance of seeing them again ?

How about Pennington and (I'm sorry but) I just can't remember what happened to Quinn.
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Old February 7 2014, 08:43 PM   #104
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^ Don't expect to see any of them in Seekers.
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Old February 7 2014, 08:52 PM   #105
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(I'm sorry but) I just can't remember what happened to Quinn.
He has a new identity and a clean chance at a new life out beyond the Federation. T'Prynn saw to it (rather than killing him as she was directed to do). I doubt we'll ever be seeing him again. He's free now.
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