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Old October 25 2009, 04:36 AM   #46
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You can tell because the ending of the book is, as I said, a cliffhanger on multiple levels. It's an escalation rather than a resolution. There's no question that the book is intended to be Part One of the story rather than the whole story.
Even if sequels are "intended", that doesn't mean we will get them for sure, does it?
No, but you never know anything for sure. I mean, hell, for all you know, you don't know for sure that the Canadians won't invade tomorrow and ban all Star Trek books because of all the "Mars is the new Canada" jokes in Beneath the Raptor's Wing.

But the fact that something hasn't been formally announced doesn't mean there's any reason to think it's not in the works.
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Old October 25 2009, 04:44 AM   #47
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But the fact that something hasn't been formally announced doesn't mean there's any reason to think it's not in the works.
Hmm. Well, given all the bones we've been thrown over the years and then had them yanked away again, I'm inclined to take a more realistic view: If it's not on the shelves, it doesn't exist.
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Old October 25 2009, 05:02 AM   #48
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But the fact that something hasn't been formally announced doesn't mean there's any reason to think it's not in the works.
Hmm. Well, given all the bones we've been thrown over the years and then had them yanked away again, I'm inclined to take a more realistic view: If it's not on the shelves, it doesn't exist.
Those bones were usually side projects or standalone novels, not the continuation of a major ongoing series.
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Old October 25 2009, 05:15 AM   #49
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^ The principle is the same. You can't count on the existence of a novel until it's actually being offered for sale. I mean, we can talk about the next Romulan War novel all we want, but until somebody says they're going to write one, they actually do write it, and most importantly, we can buy it, it is effectively meaningless.
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Old October 25 2009, 06:18 AM   #50
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Old October 25 2009, 06:23 AM   #51
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^ The principle is the same. You can't count on the existence of a novel until it's actually being offered for sale. I mean, we can talk about the next Romulan War novel all we want, but until somebody says they're going to write one, they actually do write it, and most importantly, we can buy it, it is effectively meaningless.
Dude, get real. They're not going to discontinue telling a story they've already spent four books building up to that they haven't finished. And they're certainly not going to stop publishing novels based on Star Trek: Enterprise.

Will it be a while before the continuation? Probably. But there's no reason to think it's not going to happen.
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Old October 25 2009, 09:57 PM   #52
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I just finished it, and will start to reread it soon.
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Old October 25 2009, 10:02 PM   #53
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^ The principle is the same. You can't count on the existence of a novel until it's actually being offered for sale. I mean, we can talk about the next Romulan War novel all we want, but until somebody says they're going to write one, they actually do write it, and most importantly, we can buy it, it is effectively meaningless.
Holy crap.

Do you think they will stop publishing DS9 after the next book? Stop publishing Voyager? Stop publishing TNG? Of course not. This is one of the TV shows; they're going to keep publishing Enterprise books.

And clearly, the next Enterprise book would have to be a continuation of this one.
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Do you think they will stop publishing DS9 after the next book? Stop publishing Voyager? Stop publishing TNG? Of course not. This is one of the TV shows; they're going to keep publishing Enterprise books.
I don't doubt that. I'm sure there *will* be future ENT novels (the almost total lack of shelf space that my local Borders is devoting to Trek novels notwithstanding). I was referring to a SPECIFIC novel, or at least the idea of one.

And clearly, the next Enterprise book would have to be a continuation of this one.
Clearly?

The first few ENT novels weren't serialized (neither were *any* Trek novels in days of old), so there's obviously a precedent.
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Old October 25 2009, 10:45 PM   #55
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Every series except TOS & Abramsverse right now is serialized. Why would they stop doing that for Enterprise specifically if all the rest continue?

Or, reversing that, why would they stop serializing everything, when it's been going so well for 8 years?
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Old October 25 2009, 10:52 PM   #56
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The first few ENT novels weren't serialized (neither were *any* Trek novels in days of old), so there's obviously a precedent.
Of course they weren't serialized, since they were set during the series. But the books set after the series have been highly serialized, with both of the first two being direct lead-ins to the Earth-Romulan War, and they've all been by the same author team, except without Andy Mangels on the latest one. So applying the precedent of books during the series to the post-series books makes no sense.

All that matters is how well Book 1 sells. If it does well, there will be a Book 2. And judging from its sales rank at Amazon.com (as of this writing, #52 in all science fiction, #5 in Space Opera), I'd say there's no cause for alarm.
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Old October 25 2009, 11:27 PM   #57
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I'm glad to hear the book is selling so well. I really like the way the Enterprise stories are continued from one book to the next.I'm halfway finished with this book and think it's really a well written novel.
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Of course they weren't serialized, since they were set during the series. But the books set after the series have been highly serialized
I'm not talking about when they were *set*, I mean when they were *written*. If, for example, a book could come out right now that was still set during the series (I'm assuming this is not out of the question for any Trek series novel), then obviously it's not set in stone that all, or indeed any, future novel MUST pick up where TRW left off. Right?
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Of course they weren't serialized, since they were set during the series. But the books set after the series have been highly serialized
I'm not talking about when they were *set*, I mean when they were *written*. If, for example, a book could come out right now that was still set during the series (I'm assuming this is not out of the question for any Trek series novel), then obviously it's not set in stone that all, or indeed any, future novel MUST pick up where TRW left off. Right?
Nothing is set in stone, but that doesn't mean that they're in any way likely to just abandon a story they're in the middle of telling.
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Old October 26 2009, 12:12 AM   #60
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Of course they weren't serialized, since they were set during the series. But the books set after the series have been highly serialized
I'm not talking about when they were *set*, I mean when they were *written*.
Same difference. They were written and therefore set during the series, so it was impossible for them to have any real continuity or serialization. But every book series set after the end of the show it's based on, except TOS, has had some degree of serialization, and ENT's post-finale novels have been heavily serialized. So using pre-finale novels as a precedent is comparing apples and oranges.


If, for example, a book could come out right now that was still set during the series (I'm assuming this is not out of the question for any Trek series novel), then obviously it's not set in stone that all, or indeed any, future novel MUST pick up where TRW left off. Right?
Of course they could do more novels set during the series, but there's zero reason why that would prevent them from continuing the serialized post-finale storyline in progress. The publication of Hollow Men didn't prevent the post-finale DS9 books from continuing. The publication of String Theory didn't prevent the post-finale VGR books from continuing.

Again, the key factor is how well BTRW sells. If it sells well, they'll do another. That's how this business works. Any other factor is pretty much beside the point.

Anyway, why are you trying so desperately to convince yourself that there might not be a continuation? Take my advice, don't borrow trouble. There's enough in life to worry about without making up new, unjustified worries.
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