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Old August 29 2011, 11:31 PM   #16
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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Okay, even though it's a tentative cover, it looks like Forgotten History is being billed as a DTI book after all, rather than a TOS book. Maybe that'll change, I dunno. But I like the graphical continuity of using the Shepherd Gate Clock face again, unifying it with the WTC cover. Heck, I like the design, period. It works well for the book. Anyway, the blurb is the one for Watching the Clock and is definitely not right.
Do authors get any input or approval of the cover design ?
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Old August 29 2011, 11:34 PM   #17
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mmmmm ... TOS nerdvana ... glhlhlhlhlh ...

Ok - I am officially excited about trek novels again. Maybe someone has been listening to the "not enough old school TOS" whining!

Also, I just started the first DTI book and I'm impressed. Glad to see there's another one coming up. And, it's not just a DTI book but its TOS era. Nice!
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Old August 29 2011, 11:45 PM   #18
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

The Rings of Time and That Which Divides covers just look weird to me. The other two look nice, and Storming Heaven in particular looks epic.
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Old August 29 2011, 11:50 PM   #19
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The cover for Rings Of Time doesn't excite me but then again I never try to judge books by their covers.
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Old August 30 2011, 12:00 AM   #20
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Do authors get any input or approval of the cover design ?

Not unless you're Stephen King or J. K. Rowling.

And for a tie-in novel? The licensor gets cover approval, not the author.
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Old August 30 2011, 12:08 AM   #21
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Do authors get any input or approval of the cover design ?

Not unless you're Stephen King or J. K. Rowling.

And for a tie-in novel? The licensor gets cover approval, not the author.
I thought that was probably the case - must be a bit dispiriting if you slave to produce a novel you are proud of and then hate the cover though !
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Old August 30 2011, 12:20 AM   #22
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Do authors get any input or approval of the cover design ?
Not approval, but I've sometimes been allowed to offer input or make suggestions, depending on the editor. For instance, Marco Palmieri let me see the draft cover for Over a Torrent Sea and clarify some things for the artist about Selkie anatomy. And it was my suggestion to use the Shepherd Gate Clock on Watching the Clock's cover, though my idea was very different from what ended up being used (I was thinking of something like the cover for The Best and the Brightest, a "cast portrait" of the main characters posing by the clock).
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Old August 30 2011, 12:37 AM   #23
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

That's not supposed to be the Enterprise on The Rings of Time cover, is it?

Love the others, especially the fact that Christopher's new book is being labelled 'DTI.'
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Old August 30 2011, 01:21 AM   #24
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That's not supposed to be the Enterprise on The Rings of Time cover, is it?
It's presumably a preliminary sketch of the cover design, just a suggestion of what the actual cover will look like.
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Old August 30 2011, 01:35 AM   #25
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That's not supposed to be the Enterprise on The Rings of Time cover, is it?

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That is indeed the Enterprise . . . unless somebody stuck another starship into my book when I wasn't looking!
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Old August 30 2011, 01:41 AM   #26
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Well, it could've been Colonel Christopher's ship. Probably wasn't, but, still.
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Old August 30 2011, 02:52 AM   #27
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

Michael actually made a mockup cover for A Choice of Catastrophes that he passed onto Jaime Costas when she asked if we had ideas. I don't know if the eventual cover artist saw it, but there were some elements in common.
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Old August 30 2011, 03:09 AM   #28
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Re: Bunch of new covers, plus a blurb for That Which Divides

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That's not supposed to be the Enterprise on The Rings of Time cover, is it?
I have no idea (well...other than the author of the book says that it's the Enterprise, but what does he know? )

However, that is definitely the Enterprise on the Storming Heaven cover. A little full circle maybe?
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Old August 30 2011, 03:32 AM   #29
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Oh ok wow! I hadn't noticed that. My first thought was actually I wonder if that's the Enterprise, but then I got destracted looking at the other covers and the blurb and I never looked close enough to see what ship it was. Though wasn't there another not-final cover that had the Enterprise, and it was eventually changed to another ship?
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Old August 30 2011, 03:40 AM   #30
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However, that is definitely the Enterprise on the Storming Heaven cover. A little full circle maybe?
It's just as possible that Drexler is still working on it and hasn't swapped out the markings on the 3D model yet.
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