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Old February 14 2014, 07:26 PM   #61
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Re: New Aventine novel announced for 2015!

<waves hand> I'm not the Jedi Ben you're looking for!

Oh wait, it's Trek, that don't work and it's too late to do a Spock.

Yes, I am, been lurking here for years.

Back to the topic, from his SW work JJM's best ability is to tell a dark story but level it out with active and likeable characters with a good dollop of humour. I hope he brings that to his Trek work too.
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Old June 23 2014, 07:35 PM   #62
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Re: New Aventine novel announced for 2015!

Seems like the novel will be labeled The Next Generation and has the name Takedown.

JJM talked about it on the Visonary Trek Captain's Table podcast: http://www.visionarytrek.com/the-cap...ackson-miller/

Haven't listened to it yet, so no idea how much they talk about it.
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Old July 21 2014, 12:29 AM   #63
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And the blurb is now up for Star Trek: The Next Generation - Takedown, which is now set for a Jan. 27 release: http://bit.ly/STTakedown

I finished it a few weeks back and it's with CBS now -- and I have to say I have rarely had so much fun writing. The book is the sort of naval SF story I've always wanted to write; and it is absolutely steeped in Trek lore. Really looking forward to talking more about this one, as the release approaches!
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Old July 21 2014, 12:44 AM   #64
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Very intriguing.
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Old July 21 2014, 03:07 AM   #65
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I finished it a few weeks back and it's with CBS now -- and I have to say I have rarely had so much fun writing. The book is the sort of naval SF story I've always wanted to write; and it is absolutely steeped in Trek lore. Really looking forward to talking more about this one, as the release approaches!
That definitely makes me want to read it!
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Old July 21 2014, 03:15 AM   #66
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Jan 27 is much too far away. Very excited to see where this story goes following the events of The Fall!
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Old July 21 2014, 05:21 AM   #67
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I am all in on that blurb. That sounds resolutely badass.
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Old July 21 2014, 06:01 AM   #68
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I see the marketing department couldn't help including the standard "Only our heroes can prevent an all-out war!" at the end there.
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Old July 21 2014, 08:40 AM   #69
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It sounds interesting. Also, a bit confusing as I understood the focus of 24th century novels would be a bit more towards the older 'planet of the week' adventure style, and less political drama and novels that bring our heroes to the cusp of war. Mind you, not that I mind the occasional novel like that.
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Old July 21 2014, 03:47 PM   #70
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This does sound amazing with a twist that I cannot wait to have explained!
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Old July 21 2014, 04:49 PM   #71
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I understood the focus of 24th century novels would be a bit more towards the older 'planet of the week' adventure style, and less political drama
Yeah, that was bothering me no end.

This sounds more like the stuff I want to read...

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Old July 21 2014, 05:07 PM   #72
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A week after my birthday... A bit late but a great BD gift nevertheless

I'm looking forward to it
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Old July 21 2014, 05:29 PM   #73
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It sounds interesting. Also, a bit confusing as I understood the focus of 24th century novels would be a bit more towards the older 'planet of the week' adventure style, and less political drama and novels that bring our heroes to the cusp of war. Mind you, not that I mind the occasional novel like that.
This is far more action than politics, I think you'll find; but we can see how there would be broader implications to events. The starships and their crews are the ones at the scene, so I tried to keep a laser focus on them.

I really approached it as a film or two-parter TV story; able to stand alone, as this book does.
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Old July 21 2014, 06:49 PM   #74
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It sounds interesting. Also, a bit confusing as I understood the focus of 24th century novels would be a bit more towards the older 'planet of the week' adventure style, and less political drama and novels that bring our heroes to the cusp of war. Mind you, not that I mind the occasional novel like that.
This is far more action than politics, I think you'll find; but we can see how there would be broader implications to events. The starships and their crews are the ones at the scene, so I tried to keep a laser focus on them.

I really approached it as a film or two-parter TV story; able to stand alone, as this book does.
I like the sound of that.
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Old July 21 2014, 07:45 PM   #75
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By the way, I will be at San Diego Comic Con this week, signing all four days at the Lucasfilm pavilion, where Del Rey is giving out special advance copies of my next novel. If you're there, be sure to drop by and say hi. (That's another reason I'm looking forward to Takedown coming out, so there's a physical Trek book to sign!)
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