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Old June 19 2010, 01:58 PM   #46
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Re: Massive New Trek Lit Update in Star Trek Magazine

Cast No Shadow sounds good, I too have really wanted to see more of Valeris. But what's happened to those YA Abramsverse books?
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Old June 19 2010, 02:04 PM   #47
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But what's happened to those YA Abramsverse books?
Nothing. They're still on the schedule for November 2010 and January 2011. The ST Magazine announcement is for the 2011 schedule, and it does mention the January YA title (as seen here at TrekMovie), but I assume that wasn't mentioned in this thread because it wasn't new information.
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Old June 19 2010, 02:28 PM   #48
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Old June 19 2010, 02:41 PM   #49
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Old June 19 2010, 02:45 PM   #50
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Yet again, there seems to be no DS9 relaunch novel.

How the mighty have fallen.
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Old June 19 2010, 03:05 PM   #51
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Well, we did get two last year and one thing year, so it's not that bad.

Oh, and as Christopher pointed out in his post some of the info is now up at Trek movie.
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Old June 19 2010, 03:31 PM   #52
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I'm dissappointed that there is no DS9 on the list. I was hoping that the DS9 relaunch would be back on track and moving forward after Rough Beasts of Empire.
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Old June 19 2010, 04:37 PM   #53
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I'm glad there's going to be a reprint of the First Romulan war novel.And that comment by Micheal about the next novel delveing into Vulcan Mythology definitely sounds like a continuation of the season 4 Vulcan arc from the tv series.
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Old June 19 2010, 04:37 PM   #54
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Yet again, there seems to be no DS9 relaunch novel.

How the mighty have fallen.
Alas, yes, though perhaps we'll feel differently after reading Rough Beasts
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Old June 19 2010, 04:42 PM   #55
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I just read the short synopsis for this book and it mentions Sisko's flashbacks of the Tzenkethi war.It looks like we'll finally get the backstory of the events when Sisko served on the Okinowa.
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Old June 19 2010, 04:58 PM   #56
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I just read the short synopsis for this book and it mentions Sisko's flashbacks of the Tzenkethi war.It looks like we'll finally get the backstory of the events when Sisko served on the Okinowa.
For that reason I won't be surprised if the story feels fairly insular with regard to what we have seen previously in the DS9-R, while perhaps focusing only on Sisko's past and his current isolation.

The situation is a bit awkward due to the fact that DS9 stories can affect large chunks of the alpha quadrant and the entire gamma quadrant (since that's where we left Odo), thus potentially causing all kinds of continuity issues with everything else that is going on post-Destiny.

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Old June 19 2010, 05:21 PM   #57
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I suspect I'm in the minority here, but I'm growing a little disappointed with Pocket's scheduling decisions (both this year and upcoming in 2011). Granted, I can understand how the behind-the-scenes editorial shakeups and the abrupt cancellation/delay of the four ST'09 tie-in novels kinda threw a wrench in their plans. Still, I'm a little bummed about the next 18 months or so of Trek lit. I'm eagerly waiting for the four Typhon Pact books to finally arrive. After that? Not much on my radar... VOY: Children of the Storm is the only guaranteed buy. I'm curious about both Indistinguishable From Magic and DTI: Watching the Clock, but I'll wait to hear more about these titles before I decide to read them.

Really bummed that the DS9 relaunch has essentially come to a stand-still. The momentum of a great series is now completely lost, and I really don't think the time jump in Rough Beasts of Empire will do it any favors.
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Old June 19 2010, 06:46 PM   #58
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More?!

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Old June 19 2010, 11:18 PM   #59
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The situation is a bit awkward due to the fact that DS9 stories can affect large chunks of the alpha quadrant and the entire gamma quadrant (since that's where we left Odo), thus potentially causing all kinds of continuity issues with everything else that is going on post-Destiny.
Apropos the gamma quadrant:

The lack of a planned follow-up for DS9 relaunch makes it quite clear that 'rough beasts of empire' will only treat with the the romulan plot. It's a one-shot, essentially. And delving into the dominion situation would only have been done if there were plans for a follow-up.

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Yet again, there seems to be no DS9 relaunch novel.

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Alas, yes, though perhaps we'll feel differently after reading Rough Beasts
About the book I have not yet formed an opinion.

About the series - nothing in the book can change the neglect bestowed upon DS9 relaunch. Consequently, changing its 'how the mighty have fallen', 'has-been' status is quite impossible.
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Old June 20 2010, 12:13 AM   #60
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The lack of a planned follow-up for DS9 relaunch makes it quite clear that 'rough beasts of empire' will only treat with the the romulan plot. It's a one-shot, essentially. And delving into the dominion situation would only have been done if there were plans for a follow-up.
I agree that seems likely, though there might be some indication of future plans in Rough Beasts.

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About the series - nothing in the book can change the neglect bestowed upon DS9 relaunch. Consequently, changing its 'how the mighty have fallen', 'has-been' status is quite impossible.
I don't think the "season 9" storylines that were taking shape in the Worlds trilogy are likely to come to fruition, but there is always the possibility that the DS9-R will catch a second wind at some point.

Or, failing that, perhaps it is time to break up the DS9 crew and get them involved in the other books, as has already happened in the case of a few DS9 characters. This wouldn't be my first choice, but if it has become impractical to continue telling DS9 stories with everything else that is going on, the rest of the characters at least should be salvaged.

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