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Old July 3 2011, 03:49 PM   #16
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

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Some of the characters may show up, some of the events will be alluded to...
Exactly.
And to continue what I said earlier: but Vanguard will end as a series.

Where as after what you said earlier, you come across that you believe that Vanguard will continue as a series post Storming Heaven which from what David has said here and from what has always been said about Vanguard is it will end and the story will be concluded which I personally believe is the best and most logical thing to happen.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:02 PM   #17
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you come across that you believe that Vanguard...
Must be my secret hidden agenda to deliberately confuse people.
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Old July 3 2011, 05:50 PM   #18
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Re: Blurb for What Judgments Come

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you come across that you believe that Vanguard...
Must be my secret hidden agenda to deliberately confuse people.
Here's what you wrote:
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Huh, I was under expecting at least several more years worth of Vanguard stories...
THE END OF THE EPIC SAGA BEGINS

And, unless they destroy the station, other adventures could still take place there.
Now that clearly says you believe that stories will continue post Storming Heaven on Starbase 47 and the Taurus Reach which from what has been said is clearly not the case.

Anyway, we all know you have no more say in what occurs with in the books than anyone else who post here (except the writers of course, but then only in what they write and nothing outside that remit) although you give the impression other wise.

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Old July 3 2011, 06:09 PM   #19
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Storming Heaven will be the finale, yes. It was a decision made by us, the authors, to end the saga properly, rather than risk it running out of steam or end up left unfinished for whatever reason.

Although What Judgements Come has Dayton & Kevin's name on the cover, and Storming Heaven has my name on the cover, the title pages for the two books will credit all three of us with the story for each book, because we developed the two-part conclusion as a team. This is a change from our previous operating mode of one-upmanship from one book to the next; we wanted to plan this all out and do it right.

Hang on to your hats, folks. It's about to get intense.
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Well, that's both extremely depressing and...kind of thrilling. I would much rather stories end well than trail off into oblivion, but I figured Vanguard could last a really long time, so much great stuff available.

But given how absurdly quickly books 2 and 3 moved, I do think a lot of those possibilities could get used in two books, especially written to be as epic as possible.

Either way, can't wait
This sums up my feelings pretty well too. I'm disappointed the series is ending, but at the same time I can't wait to see how you guys end things. Thinking about it a little more, I'm glad to hear that you guys will be ending the series before it gets dragged on to long. Will this be the first ongoing series to actually get a real, planned conclusion?
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Old July 3 2011, 06:17 PM   #20
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I'm a bit sad. I was hoping that Star Trek: Vanguard could be an ongoing series as long as David, Dayton, Kevin -- and, I was hoping, Marco -- were drawing breath.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:32 PM   #21
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Well I have total faith in the authors that the end will be amazing, and I'd rather have an amazing end than a boring dragged-out fade to nothing.

New Frontier really deserves it's chance at an epic ending as well. Here's hoping.
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Old July 3 2011, 06:46 PM   #22
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Now that I know this, I might not read Declassified or What Judgments Come, and just wait until the whole thing is done to read it all from the beginning again. That would be fun.

David - is there a publication date for Storming Heaven yet? I'm guessing somewhere in the April > June area?
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Old July 3 2011, 07:25 PM   #23
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Will this be the first ongoing series to actually get a real, planned conclusion?
The Stargazer novel series pretty much did. The books had an arc that came to a conclusion in the final volume. It was a conclusion that also served as a new beginning, just in case the decision was made to continue the series at some later time, but it was a planned ending for the series as it stood at that point, and it hasn't been revived since.

Then again, maybe that was more of a miniseries than an ongoing series, since it was only, what, six books long, not counting The Valiant?
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Old July 3 2011, 07:27 PM   #24
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^ The current plan is to have Storming Heaven go on sale at the end of June 2012, just in time for Shore Leave, so that the series' finale can break in the same place as its premiere did seven years earlier.

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Then again, maybe that was more of a miniseries than an ongoing series, since it was only, what, six books long, not counting The Valiant?
Well, when Vanguard concludes it will number only eight books, including the anthology Declassified. I'm not sure there's a minimum threshold that distinguishes something as either a series or a miniseries. The distinction between the two, I think, might be that a miniseries is a subset of stories within a larger established series. In that regard, I think that both Stargazer and Vanguard deserve to be classified as series in their own rights.
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Old July 3 2011, 07:30 PM   #25
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I know that Corps of Engineers was technically canceled when the ebook line went on hiatus, but wasn't the last two-part book in that series intended as a suitable finale as well?
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Old July 3 2011, 07:34 PM   #26
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IIRC TerriO has said that she was able to rewrite the story somewhat to make it more fitting for a finale when she learned that the line was "put on hiatus".
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Old July 3 2011, 07:38 PM   #27
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^Yeah, it was tweaked to work as a finale late in the game, but it definitely was not a planned conclusion for the series. I know because I had an outline awaiting approval from Licensing when the series got canned, and I'm not the only one.
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Old July 3 2011, 07:45 PM   #28
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^Yeah, it was tweaked to work as a finale late in the game, but it definitely was not a planned conclusion for the series. I know because I had an outline awaiting approval from Licensing when the series got canned, and I'm not the only one.
You announced it in the "About the Author" blurb in one of your books, as I recall -- the Aftermath trade paperback, maybe?
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Old July 3 2011, 08:08 PM   #29
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^ The current plan is to have Storming Heaven go on sale at the end of June 2012, just in time for Shore Leave, so that the series' finale can break in the same place as its premiere did seven years earlier.
Cool, makes sense.

Oh, and Vanguard is definitely a *series*. Nothing this epic is "mini-" anything
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Old July 3 2011, 09:11 PM   #30
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One of the things I love about Star Trek: Vanguard is that it's actually a very insightful look at how otherwise good people, acting from commendable motives, can be led to make horrible choices -- at how institutions can fail, how personal culpability intersects with national service, at how original sin can infect liberal democracy. It's a much darker look at politics than Star Trek traditionally has, but it's very honest.
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