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Old January 9 2010, 05:44 PM   #76
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Re: Summer 2010 catalogue details

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Perhaps there is an error in the catalog and the correct release date for The Hazard of Concealing is August 29th.

As far as I know, HAZARD is coming out end of August/beginning of September.

Except for big deal stuff like HARRY POTTER, book publishing doesn't tend to be more precise than that!
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Old January 9 2010, 05:52 PM   #77
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... they pressed book publishers to adopt the music industry's practice of putting out all their new releases on Tuesday. And so you'll note from the list of dates above, they all match the Tuesday before the 1st of the following month... which of course pushes the shipping schedule as much as a week back in any given month.

Ironically, New Release Tuesday may be the only thing that survives the end of traditional music distribution.
^I guess I should have said the 31st then.

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Perhaps there is an error in the catalog and the correct release date for The Hazard of Concealing is August 29th.
So the correction should read:

Release dates

Star Trek: Refugees
May 25, 2010

Star Trek: Seek a Newer World
June 29, 2010

Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death
July 27, 2010

Star Trek: The Hazard of Concealing
August 31, 2010
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Old January 9 2010, 06:18 PM   #78
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Re: Summer 2010 catalogue details

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So the correction should read:

Release dates

Star Trek: Refugees
May 25, 2010

Star Trek: Seek a Newer World
June 29, 2010

Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death
July 27, 2010

Star Trek: The Hazard of Concealing
August 31, 2010
Actually it should read:

Release dates

Star Trek: Refugees
late May, 2010

Star Trek: Seek a Newer World
late June, 2010

Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death
late July, 2010

Star Trek: The Hazard of Concealing
late August, 2010

Because except for huge things like Harry Potter, books don't have precise release dates. They just get shipped out a couple of weeks before the end of the month, as Bill said, and they show up whenever the stores get them in and manage to get them shelved.
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Old January 9 2010, 06:57 PM   #79
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Re: Summer 2010 catalogue details

You are correct of course, but for the record, the Kindle releases do have precise dates, and those dates are/will be the ones Snakespeare listed and Bill explained.
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Old January 9 2010, 07:43 PM   #80
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You wrote: "their solicitations are included in the Gallery Books catalogue", but I thought we were getting more than just this fake timeline Trek.
It's all fake, you know. They're just stories.
What?! It's not real? But Captain Picard just got knighted and everything - next you'll be saying there's no Santa Claus!
There is too, a Santa Claus!!! He came to my house and brought me all kinds of neat Trek stuff...and yes, I'll be reading all four of these books when they come out. Looking forward to them, in fact.

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Old January 10 2010, 12:15 AM   #81
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as for the months, my notes say June, July, Aug and Sept for Foster, Bennett, Mack and Cox. the SS website says May, Jun, July, Aug for the four books, but then the SS website also has Mack's The Sorrows of Empire as Dec 2009.
There's no contradiction there. A book with a June publication date will actually come out in mid- to late May. A book with a January publication date will actually come out in mid- to late December. I'm not sure why that is, but it's the way it works.
that's exactly what I said in the first paragraph of my post. Here, I was going to just say the SS website agree with my dates, but then people will nitpick and say but the SS website don't. That's why I wrote these dates, and wrote the date for The Sorrows of Empire.
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Old January 11 2010, 01:14 AM   #82
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Christopher: I just spotted your PM in my in-box. (I admit I don't check it very often) See my comments on the paragraph in question.
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Old January 11 2010, 02:48 AM   #83
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^ I hope that after the book are released, somebody here remembers to ask about this mysterious exchange. I'm glad to see that while there may not be a straight through-line continuity between the four books, the authors are at least trying to keep aware of internal consistancy.

I have to admit to after having an initial reluctance to this series (I'm honestly just sorta "meh" on the movie), I'm now leaning towards picking them up based largely on the conversations here at the BBS.

One thing that would be cool, and I guess this is aimed toward Mr. Cox as he is writing the book with Spock-Prime, would be to have references to not only the Prime-Universe canon, but to the novel-verse continuity as well.
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Old January 11 2010, 03:05 AM   #84
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One thing that would be cool, and I guess this is aimed toward Mr. Cox as he is writing the book with Spock-Prime, would be to have references to not only the Prime-Universe canon, but to the novel-verse continuity as well.
We're trying to keep the continuity nods to a minimum, to allow the books to stand on their own as a new subseries and to keep them accessible to new readers. So any such references would be subtle and small. At least they are in my book, and I think we're all operating under the same parameters.
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Old January 11 2010, 03:26 AM   #85
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^ All it would take for me to be happy is something is as simple as Spock-Prime making a throw-away reference to the Shedai or something similarly novel-based.
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Old January 11 2010, 03:37 AM   #86
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^ All it would take for me to be happy is something is as simple as Spock-Prime making a throw-away reference to the Shedai or something similarly novel-based.
What about little novel-derived things like... Hikaru Sulu, Nyota Uhura, Winona Kirk...?
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Old January 11 2010, 03:38 AM   #87
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Touche.
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Old January 11 2010, 04:35 AM   #88
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^ All it would take for me to be happy is something is as simple as Spock-Prime making a throw-away reference to the Shedai or something similarly novel-based.
I will say that not all the throwaway references in Seek a Newer World are TV- or film-based.
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Old January 11 2010, 03:46 PM   #89
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Decent enough covers. I always find that the catalogue pictures are pretty rough looking, so I guess we'll just have to wait a few months for clearer pics.
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Old January 11 2010, 04:42 PM   #90
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^ I hope that after the book are released, somebody here remembers to ask about this mysterious exchange. I'm glad to see that while there may not be a straight through-line continuity between the four books, the authors are at least trying to keep aware of internal consistancy.

I have to admit to after having an initial reluctance to this series (I'm honestly just sorta "meh" on the movie), I'm now leaning towards picking them up based largely on the conversations here at the BBS.

One thing that would be cool, and I guess this is aimed toward Mr. Cox as he is writing the book with Spock-Prime, would be to have references to not only the Prime-Universe canon, but to the novel-verse continuity as well.
There's something to be said about the books improving on and correcting the sins of the boradcast/film versions. With these authors involved, I'd suggest that you won't have to be a fan of the new film to enjoy them.

After all, if I'm open to reading a Voyager novel, then the possibilities are huge...
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