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Old October 5 2014, 04:31 PM   #1
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S.C.E. Novels

So I heard about USS DA VINCI around the Destiny trilogy and liked a lot the cameos we had about her crew .

it is true that they stopped writing novellas for this ship? Why"? There is a chance we will have them back ?

The short stories are just awesome ! I just started the omnibus HAVE TECH WILL TRAVEL and i am at the 4th story in it
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Old October 5 2014, 04:42 PM   #2
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Normally, I'd say don't hold your breath. And I still think that it's very unlikely.

But with novels being released under the Deep Space Nine banner again, and a new New Frontier novel coming, who knows.
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Old October 5 2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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it is true that they stopped writing novellas for this ship?
Yes, the last eBook was published in late 2007.


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Why?
From the final part of a three part article I wrote in 2010:

Putting the line on hiatus came down to simple economics,” points out regular writer Dayton Ward. “They weren’t making enough money to justify the cost of continuing to produce more stories, and from what I understand, the series was never a real money-maker.
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There is a chance we will have them back ?
Never say never, but I think it is highly unlikely (sadly).
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Old October 5 2014, 05:36 PM   #4
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The SCE books wit the Davinci crew are great stories. I've read several of the story collections .I really liked the ones I finished reading recently.
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Old October 5 2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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The SCE books wit the Davinci crew are great stories. I've read several of the story collections .I really liked the ones I finished reading recently.
Unless they get substantially better later in the run, I can't agree. I made a concerted effort to read through them in order, but ran out of steam / interest around e-story 25 or 26, during Breakdowns in the paperback versions.

There were very few decent entries up to that point. Very few.
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Old October 5 2014, 07:08 PM   #6
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To each their own, I guess. I enjoyed them and was disappointed when they ended. I'd love to se IDW do a series of comics with the SCE crew.
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Old October 5 2014, 11:18 PM   #7
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Thank you guys for the quick replies .
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Old October 6 2014, 02:39 AM   #8
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Not everything's been that quiet with the da Vinci crew since 2007. We did get to see a little of what they were up to in the "Cold Equations" trilogy.

But it would be nice to see the last few Corps Of Engineers books get published in paperback. That might be a good tester to see if there's interest in the series.
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Old October 6 2014, 01:08 PM   #9
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Indeed Tomswift , especially that we have Renan Konya who was on daVinci and now is on the Enterprise and Nancy Conlon who is the CEO of Voyager and the authors always were happy to give some insights of their life on daVinci . Yes that ship deserves more attention
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Old October 6 2014, 05:37 PM   #10
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I've just ordered HAVE TECH WILL TRAVEL
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Old October 6 2014, 05:45 PM   #11
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The SCE books wit the Davinci crew are great stories. I've read several of the story collections .I really liked the ones I finished reading recently.
Unless they get substantially better later in the run, I can't agree. I made a concerted effort to read through them in order, but ran out of steam / interest around e-story 25 or 26, during Breakdowns in the paperback versions.

There were very few decent entries up to that point. Very few.
For me personally, I was able to make it to Book 4 before I ran out of steam.
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Old October 6 2014, 06:56 PM   #12
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S.C.E. books were ahead of their time, since they were originally released as e-book novellas. I believe if there were a series like this now, it would be more successful since people have e-readers now. I enjoyed them, but had to buy the paperback reprints back then. Of course, now I would just be able to purchase the ebook.
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Old October 6 2014, 11:40 PM   #13
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I liked S.C.E. a lot, even before I got to write for it. I think that, like a lot of tv series (Firefly, Buffy, and SG-1 come to mind), the strength of the characters was often able to carry me through a story with so-so plotting. Soloman was my favorite.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:10 PM   #14
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Despite thinking they had more misses than hit's, there's nothing rong with the premise or characters. I'd be more than happy with a new run or the ship/cast guesting regularly like the Aventine...
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Old October 7 2014, 06:10 PM   #15
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I wish amazon had ported my old .lit MS Reader files to Kindle. A lot of the SCE books I had bought I can't even access anymore.
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