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Old September 6 2014, 02:27 AM   #76
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

I'm not sure how I feel about painted art.
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Old September 6 2014, 03:31 AM   #77
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

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Interesting. Let me look into this, although I see that insignia is mostly obscured by the curve of the planet in the lower lefthand corner.
But the flipped up part of the jacket with the white shows more as well as the insignia on the black strip. Overall, it's rather noticeable.

I do hope you can get someone in charge of the cover to get it fixed. It seems a shame to spoil such a nice cover with so obvious an error.
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Old September 6 2014, 03:32 AM   #78
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I'm not sure how I feel about painted art.
It's better then your average Photoshopped in starship that can be pretty boring.
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Old September 6 2014, 04:09 AM   #79
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

Up until a few years ago, almost all sci-fi book covers were painted covers.

Heck, I'm old enough to remember when cover artists used to deliver actual canvasses to publishers instead of just emailing a file . . . .

It was fun and exciting to unwrap them.

(Although I'm sure the artists don't miss having to schlep them on the subway or pack them for shipping!)
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Old September 6 2014, 04:22 AM   #80
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I'm not sure how I feel about painted art.
It's better then your average Photoshopped in starship that can be pretty boring.
Speaking of starships in general, a few days ago, StarTrek.com also posted this nifty tribute to the Enterprise-A on the official site:

Celebrating the Ships of the Line: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A
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Old September 6 2014, 04:28 AM   #81
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

I'm looking forward to this new novel Greg. I can't say I'm in love with the cover, but it's what's inside that counts.

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Old September 6 2014, 05:01 AM   #82
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I'm looking forward to this new novel Greg. I can't say I'm in love with the cover, but it's what's inside that counts.

Kevin
Thanks!

Personally, I think the cover gets the job done. It's colorful and eye-catching and clearly conveys that this is a movie-era novel featuring the older and wiser Kirk and Spock . . . .
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Old September 6 2014, 05:08 AM   #83
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I'm looking forward to this new novel Greg. I can't say I'm in love with the cover, but it's what's inside that counts.
Agreed -- for myself at least, this time period is probably the most interesting to me in the Original Series era, as far as where the main characters are in their personal and professional lives, the political state of the galaxy, the starships/technology, etc.

This particular span of years is where it all comes together for me, as a fan (along with pretty much the entire run of DS9). Very much anticipating this novel.
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Old September 6 2014, 05:09 AM   #84
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

That is an awesome cover, I really hope this is the start of a trend. For those unaware Joe Corroney has done quite a bit of cover and interior art for IDW's Trek comics.
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Old September 6 2014, 05:12 AM   #85
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Interesting. Let me look into this, although I see that insignia is mostly obscured by the curve of the planet in the lower lefthand corner.
But the flipped up part of the jacket with the white shows more as well as the insignia on the black strip. Overall, it's rather noticeable.

I do hope you can get someone in charge of the cover to get it fixed. It seems a shame to spoil such a nice cover with so obvious an error.
What's wrong with the flipped-up part of the jacket or the black strip? And isn't that the captain's symbol on the black strip?

(Clearly, I am not an expert on Starfleet uniforms! )
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Old September 6 2014, 08:49 AM   #86
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What's wrong with the flipped-up part of the jacket or the black strip? And isn't that the captain's symbol on the black strip?

(Clearly, I am not an expert on Starfleet uniforms! )
I think he's referring to the fact that admirals have a small strip of gold piping around their black strip, as Kirk does in the cover image (although you don't see much of it, because the flap is open). Compare to Spock's uniform in the same image, which doesn't have the gold.

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I do hope you can get someone in charge of the cover to get it fixed. It seems a shame to spoil such a nice cover with so obvious an error.
Yeah, 'cause there have never been errors on covers before... would be terrible for them to spoil their perfect record! (And seriously, is this something that people that, say, don't actively hang out at a Star Trek BBS would even notice or care about?)

I find the cover striking, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on the actual book. Although, I will admit, when I first saw the image and had just seen the top part before scrolling, my first thought was "hey, why are they numbering the TOS novels again? And I thought they were already past #90!"
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Old September 6 2014, 08:27 PM   #87
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Re: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

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What's wrong with the flipped-up part of the jacket or the black strip? And isn't that the captain's symbol on the black strip?

(Clearly, I am not an expert on Starfleet uniforms! )
I think he's referring to the fact that admirals have a small strip of gold piping around their black strip, as Kirk does in the cover image (although you don't see much of it, because the flap is open). Compare to Spock's uniform in the same image, which doesn't have the gold.

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I do hope you can get someone in charge of the cover to get it fixed. It seems a shame to spoil such a nice cover with so obvious an error.
Yeah, 'cause there have never been errors on covers before... would be terrible for them to spoil their perfect record! (And seriously, is this something that people that, say, don't actively hang out at a Star Trek BBS would even notice or care about?)
Hell, at least they're wearing the right uniform. Seriously, there are quite a few novels featuring characters wearing uniforms from the wrong era. Or with the 24th century novels, the wrong comm badge.
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