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Old July 24 2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Blurbs for the 2013 TOS novels

The Simon and Schuster online catalogue has been updated with the first blurbs for the four TOS novels coming in 2013:

Allegiance in Exile, by David R. George III
After a particularly horrifying experience, Captain James T. Kirk starts down the path toward something he believes he might regret for the rest of his days: accepting a commission as an admiral working at Starfleet Headquarters on Earth, far removed from the mysteries and adventures of deep-space exploration. Knowing that the Enterprise’s five-year mission is coming to an end and not wanting to forever be a wandering soul, Kirk must decide if this promotion is worthy of his true destiny or merely a temporary lapse in judgment....

Devil's Bargain
, by Tony Daniel
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are sent to evacuate the Federation mining colony Vesbius, a frontier settlement that is on the brink of an extinction-level event, threatening the lives of all the colonists and the disruption of ore production vital to Starfleet. However, the colonists refuse to abandon this settlement, not wanting to leave their claims. It is after these irrational decisions that Spock suggests that perhaps an unexpected ally could aid the colony and help complete the mission....
The Weight of Worlds, by Greg Cox
Kirk, Spock, and Sulu must protect the remote Federation colony of Ephrata from the dreaded Coven—beings from another galaxy who are seeking starships much like the Enterprise to spread from world to world, opening gateways between dimensions to eventually conquer the entire Federation.
The Folded World, by Jeff Mariotte
En route to a diplomatic mission, the Enterprise receives a distress call from the USS McRaven. As the Enterprise approaches the area where the McRaven appears to be, the crew encounters an anomoly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Space itself seems inconsistent—warping, changing appearance. But during the brief periods of calm, they locate the McRave—along with other ships of various origins, all tightly surrounding and being held in place by an enormous unidentified vessel....
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Old July 24 2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: Blurbs for the 2013 TOS novels

Thanks for sharing those!
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Old July 24 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Allegiance in Exile kinda sounds like stuff we've already had - I'm sure there'll be a new spin on it but not too interested from that.

Devil's Bargain sounds meh. double meh if it's the klingons or the romulans in "unexpected ally" status.

The Weight of Worlds & The Folded World both have interesting premises.
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Old July 24 2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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That last one sounds right up my alley. I already love the title, too.

Here's hoping the two new writers find their way to our board's shores soon! I wonder if it would be all too forward to contact and invite them? (Assuming they have websites.)

Edit: Whoops, one new writer! I forgot about Jeff Mariotte's Lost Era novel, Deny Thy Father!
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Old July 24 2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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Okay, that blurb for my book is based on an old draft of the outline. There is no "Coven" in the actual book.
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Old July 24 2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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Re: Blurbs for the 2013 TOS novels

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Allegiance in Exile kinda sounds like stuff we've already had - I'm sure there'll be a new spin on it but not too interested from that.

Devil's Bargain sounds meh. double meh if it's the klingons or the romulans in "unexpected ally" status.

The Weight of Worlds & The Folded World both have interesting premises.
My thoughts exactly. I'd only add that Weight of Worlds sounds a bit more exciting to me with it's extra-galacticness and "gateways". While The Folded World at this first glance sounds rather like The Time Trap, Elite Force, etc.

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Okay, that blurb for my book is based on an old draft of the outline. There is no "Coven" in the actual book.
Still something as exotic as described above though I hope?
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Old July 24 2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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FWIW, I fired off messages to Mr. Daniel and Mr. Mariotte, pointing them at the sub-forum and this thread, politely inviting them to pay us a visit.
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Old July 24 2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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Awwesome big kirk & spock year next year can't wait.

Looking forward to both mr.cox's and david r. George iii books. The other two are new to trek aren't they?
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Old July 24 2012, 08:12 PM   #9
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The other two are new to trek aren't they?
Tony Daniel is, but as Sho posted earlier; Jeff Mariotte has previously written the Lost Era novel Deny Thy Father.
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Old July 24 2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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At least it doesn't look like it's too full of TOS...
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Old July 24 2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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Pass, buy (Horta?), buy, maybe.
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Old July 24 2012, 11:09 PM   #12
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TOS-heavy few months right before the movie premier is good, I think. Those books will all be on shelves after it hits, so people will have plenty of books to buy.

But I'm a pretty big 24th century cheerleader, and the year from Children of the Storm to Plagues of Night was a really long year. I hope we get some more of that stuff in the summer and fall next year.
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Old July 24 2012, 11:21 PM   #13
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Allegiance in Exile kinda sounds like stuff we've already had - I'm sure there'll be a new spin on it but not too interested from that.

Devil's Bargain sounds meh. double meh if it's the klingons or the romulans in "unexpected ally" status.

The Weight of Worlds & The Folded World both have interesting premises.
Nailed it. Though I'll probably pick up DRGIII's novel based on him alone.

The Folded World sounds right up my alley...
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Old July 24 2012, 11:26 PM   #14
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Yeah I'll pretty much buy anything DRG3 writes at this point.

I'll wait on reviews for the other 3; TOS isn't usually my favorite.
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Old July 25 2012, 12:40 AM   #15
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They all sound pretty good, but it's still early to decide if they are definite buys for me.
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