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Old December 21 2010, 05:16 PM   #16
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James I didn't know you had written a book on David Fincher. He's one of my favorite directors working right now.
That was a good few years ago, and Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher is quite a bit out of date now (it only covers up to Panic Room). That said, I'm quite proud of that book, and indeed, Fincher is a very interesting subject.

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And it's an excellent book too - shame the publisher has gone... (It's about eight inches from my left hand where I'm sitting...)
Thanks, Dave. As for the publisher being gone, that's true - but their back-catalog has just been bought up by another publisher, so maybe it might see light of day again. I'd love to do a new edition...
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Old December 21 2010, 05:23 PM   #17
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I was just checking and the early descriptions and covers are up for Voyager: Children of the Storm, Vanguard: Declassified, and TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes and Cast No Shadow have been added to the S&S catalog.
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I think it's already been stated that the blurb given for Declassified is incorrect; the stories described there are placeholder ideas proposed early in the process, and the actual stories they settled on are different. As for the cover, I assume the other authors' names will be added, and I bet that digital model of the Enterprise is a placeholder for another Connie.
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I seem to remember David Mack saying as much about a blurb for Declassified was incorrect.

Is there any chance Misters Ward or Mack could comment either way though or somewhen else who is actually involved in Declassified.
I can confirm that absolutely everything on the S&S digital catalog page for Declassified is completely wrong: the incomplete author list at the top, the cover art, the description. They even call it a novel when it's actually an anthology of four novellas. Except for the fact that they associated my name with it as an author, they got nearly every detail wrong.
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Old December 21 2010, 06:39 PM   #18
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Are there Any updates for the new Enterrpise novel In Shariel's Jaws yet?I was hoping they'd have cover art or some type of Synopsis for the book come out.
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Old December 21 2010, 07:19 PM   #19
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Are there Any updates for the new Enterrpise novel In Shariel's Jaws yet?I was hoping they'd have cover art or some type of Synopsis for the book come out.
It seems a little early for that one. Maybe I've got my dates mixed up but that one's not scheduled to be released for almost a whole other year; sometime in November or December 2011 if I remember correctly.

I wouldn't expect to see anything before summer but maybe we'll get lucky.

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Old December 21 2010, 09:29 PM   #20
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Thanks, Dave. As for the publisher being gone, that's true - but their back-catalog has just been bought up by another publisher, so maybe it might see light of day again. I'd love to do a new edition...
Is it by any chance Signum? That'd be logical to a great degree, being that it's owned by one half of the original publisher...
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Old December 21 2010, 09:43 PM   #21
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This is the first I've seen of the A Choice of Catastrophes cover, and I quite like it.

As Christopher said, though, the blurb is pretty much a summation of the first paragraph or so of the outline, and it pretty much fails to mention any of the things that (I think) make the book interesting!


Well then I guess that means it'll be 10 times better than the description already sounds! lol
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Old December 21 2010, 10:05 PM   #22
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so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't undermine me.
Gosh, I added the little devil icon and everything. I figured I'd get in with a pun before somebody else did.
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Old December 21 2010, 10:20 PM   #23
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Christopher doesn't have a sense of humor apparently.
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Old December 21 2010, 10:42 PM   #24
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It's just that hearing memento pronounced "momento" is a pet peeve of mine. It really grates on me, and it's rooted in the completely wrong assumption that the word is somehow related to "moment." It isn't. Not even slightly. It's from the same root as memory, remember, etc. So making a joke based on the exact misconception I'm trying to correct just makes it harder to get that across. So no, I'm not inclined to be amused by that.
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Old December 21 2010, 10:45 PM   #25
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Christopher doesn't have a sense of humor apparently.
It appears that this week, nobody does...

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It's just that hearing memento pronounced "momento" is a pet peeve of mine. It really grates on me, and it's rooted in the completely wrong assumption that the word is somehow related to "moment." It isn't. Not even slightly. It's from the same root as memory, remember, etc. So making a joke based on the exact misconception I'm trying to correct just makes it harder to get that across. So no, I'm not inclined to be amused by that.
It was a typo, mate. No need to get all wound up about it.
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Old December 21 2010, 10:54 PM   #26
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Sorry, but like I said, it's a pet peeve.
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Old December 21 2010, 11:16 PM   #27
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I was just checking and the early descriptions and covers are up for Voyager: Children of the Storm, Vanguard: Declassified, and TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes and Cast No Shadow have been added to the S&S catalog.
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I think it's already been stated that the blurb given for Declassified is incorrect; the stories described there are placeholder ideas proposed early in the process, and the actual stories they settled on are different. As for the cover, I assume the other authors' names will be added, and I bet that digital model of the Enterprise is a placeholder for another Connie.
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I seem to remember David Mack saying as much about a blurb for Declassified was incorrect.

Is there any chance Misters Ward or Mack could comment either way though or somewhen else who is actually involved in Declassified.
I can confirm that absolutely everything on the S&S digital catalog page for Declassified is completely wrong: the incomplete author list at the top, the cover art, the description. They even call it a novel when it's actually an anthology of four novellas. Except for the fact that they associated my name with it as an author, they got nearly every detail wrong.
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Old December 21 2010, 11:17 PM   #28
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I was just checking and the early descriptions and covers are up for Voyager: Children of the Storm, Vanguard: Declassified, and TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes and Cast No Shadow have been added to the S&S catalog.
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I think it's already been stated that the blurb given for Declassified is incorrect; the stories described there are placeholder ideas proposed early in the process, and the actual stories they settled on are different. As for the cover, I assume the other authors' names will be added, and I bet that digital model of the Enterprise is a placeholder for another Connie.
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I seem to remember David Mack saying as much about a blurb for Declassified was incorrect.

Is there any chance Misters Ward or Mack could comment either way though or somewhen else who is actually involved in Declassified.
I can confirm that absolutely everything on the S&S digital catalog page for Declassified is completely wrong: the incomplete author list at the top, the cover art, the description. They even call it a novel when it's actually an anthology of four novellas. Except for the fact that they associated my name with it as an author, they got nearly every detail wrong.
Sorry, about that. I couldn't remember if that was the same one that was posted before. So I decided to post it just in case it wasn't, guess I should have gone with my gut and not posted it.

I'm really, really excited for all four of these. I've enjoyed stories by all of these authors in the past, and they all focus on topics or characters I'm interested in.
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I will say that out of the four books listed there "A Choice of Catastrophes" and "Cast No Shadow" interest me the most.
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Sorry, but like I said, it's a pet peeve.
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