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Old August 30 2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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New Description for Seize the Fire

Simon & Schuster just put up a new, more detailed description for the Titan Typhon Pact book, Seize the Fire.
SEIZE THE FIRE

Shortly after revealing its union with the Federation's newest adversary—a coalition of galactic powers known as the Typhon Pact—the Gorn Hegemony suffers an ecological disaster that destroys the hatchery world of their critically important warrior caste. Fortunately, the Gorn had already been investigating traces of an ancient but powerful "quick terraforming" technology left behind by a long-vanished civilization. This technology, should it prove controllable, promises to restore their delicate biological and social status quo. But when a Gorn soldier prepares to use the technology to reshape the planet Hranrar into a new warrior-caste spawning ground, threatening to extinguish the native Hranrarii, he draws the unwanted attention of a mad Gorn trooper determined to bring the military caste into dominance.
Meanwhile, as the U.S.S. Titan embarks upon a search for this potent technology in the hope of using it to heal the wounds the Federation sustained during the recent Borg crisis, Captain Riker must balance his responsibility for his crew's safety against the welfare of the Hranrarii and his duty to the Prime Directive. With a menacing Typhon Pact fleet nipping at his heels, Riker must not only stop the Gorn warriors but also plumb the secrets of an ancient terraforming artifact. But of everyone serving aboard Titan, Commander Tuvok may be the only one who understands how dangerous such planet-altering technology can be, even when used with the best of intentions. . . .
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Old August 30 2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: New Description for Seize the Fire

Memo to Gorn Hegemony: Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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Old August 31 2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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Re: New Description for Seize the Fire

Segue into how Tuvok was around during the events of Star Trek II?
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Old August 31 2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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Re: New Description for Seize the Fire

That's what you'd think, but Tuvok really shouldn't be old enough to remember much about that time. Hmmm...now that I think about it, maybe he could be, but he would have probably been a teenager around then.

On the other hand, Tuvok's age has always been variously portrayed, so anything's probably possible.
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Old August 31 2010, 02:18 AM   #5
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He was on the Excelsior a few years later during the time of Star Trek VI, so it's not impossible, continuity-wise.
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Old August 31 2010, 02:26 AM   #6
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According to Memory Alpha, Tuvok was born in 2264 and ST2 took place in 2285.
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Old August 31 2010, 03:24 AM   #7
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hmmm. I guess he's a few year older than I was thinking.
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Old August 31 2010, 03:57 AM   #8
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See? Titan's still about long-distance exploration of strange alien stuff, even in the Typhon Pact miniseries. Thought so.
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Old August 31 2010, 05:47 AM   #9
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I did too. I'm pretty sure we'd even been told as much by Michael Martin or one of the editors, in the past.
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Old August 31 2010, 06:32 AM   #10
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Hanging around the Gorn, a species that we met in TOS doesn't seem to be "long distance exploration". Get them way out there, away from the trappings of TOS, TNG, DS9 & VOY. Out on the frontier. One ship, exploring.

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Old August 31 2010, 05:53 PM   #11
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And why aren't the Gorn allowed to be exploring too?
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Old August 31 2010, 06:05 PM   #12
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Because it would be like Magellan just happening to bump into another European explorer in the Pacific except on a much, much larger scale.
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Old August 31 2010, 06:08 PM   #13
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kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
Because it would be like Magellan just happening to bump into another European explorer in the Pacific except on a much, much larger scale.
Who cares? It'll make for a good story. The Federation doesn't usually run into other explorers from their neighborhood; after 40 years and hundreds of stories, one where they do isn't that bad.
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Old August 31 2010, 06:33 PM   #14
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Re: New Description for Seize the Fire

Not sure if it's worth a separate thread, so I post it here, since this thread is about news from S&S:

It seems like the next New Frontier novel Blind Man's Bluff has been pushed back again. Both S&S and Amazon have an April release date listed now.
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Old August 31 2010, 09:36 PM   #15
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Wasn't it changed once before already?
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