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Old August 7 2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

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At Shore Leave, I had the pleasure of announcing a small part of Simon & Schuster's publishing schedule for next year's slate of STAR TREK novels. With 2013 marking the twentieth anniversary of DEEP SPACE NINE, S&S will publish a novel to commemorate the occasion. Although I don't yet have a contract in hand, one has been requisitioned, and I expect to receive it shortly. Until I sign on the dotted line (actually, it happens to be a solid line), nothing is certain, but the plan right now is that I will be penning the novel. I'm pretty jazzed about it too.
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Old August 7 2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Thank you, S&S!!
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Old August 7 2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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Man I hope it's the Ascendants story. I kinda doubt it will be, but if it is it will be the highlight of the 2013 schedual for me.
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Old August 7 2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

So, is DRGIII now the only DS9 author now, similar to Beyer on Voyager? Not knocking the man, because I like his work, but I'd like to see variety in the ranges.
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Old August 7 2012, 01:55 AM   #5
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

First, congrats. Second, hard to believe its been 20 years now. I guess the Steve Miller song is correct: time keeps on ticking into the future.
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Old August 7 2012, 01:59 AM   #6
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

I also like variety, but given how clearly Raise The Dawn pointed towards a DS9 relaunch, I think giving him the next book to finish off that process makes a lot of sense to me.

Plus Raise The Dawn was unbelievably outstanding, so it's hard to be upset about this either way!
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Old August 7 2012, 02:42 AM   #7
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I also like variety, but given how clearly Raise The Dawn pointed towards a DS9 relaunch, I think giving him the next book to finish off that process makes a lot of sense to me.!
So... it's a DS9 relaunch relaunch? Relaunch^2?
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Old August 7 2012, 10:18 AM   #8
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

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Man I hope it's the Ascendants story. I kinda doubt it will be...
You reckon DRG3 is going to ignore a significant and fan-demanded gap in the DS9 timeline?

I'm sure the Ascendants will make at least a cameo flashback, but probably more than that.
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Old August 7 2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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Only 1 book? It should receive a trilogy
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Old August 7 2012, 12:00 PM   #10
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So, is DRGIII now the only DS9 author now, similar to Beyer on Voyager? Not knocking the man, because I like his work, but I'd like to see variety in the ranges.
That's just what I thought. We may be going a single author route for some of the 24th century series' - DRGIII for DS9, Kirsten Beyer for Voyager and Michael A. Martin for Titan.
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Old August 7 2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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Only 1 book? It should receive a trilogy
You've seen DRG3's page counts. Some of his single novels are almost trilogy-length.
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Old August 7 2012, 01:17 PM   #12
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

DRG3's TP duology was great, and the thought of him continuing the tales of DS9 is fantastic! I wonder if it will jump to the timeframe from Raise the Dawn's epilogue (late 2384)?
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Old August 7 2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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Man I hope it's the Ascendants story. I kinda doubt it will be...
You reckon DRG3 is going to ignore a significant and fan-demanded gap in the DS9 timeline?

I'm sure the Ascendants will make at least a cameo flashback, but probably more than that.
There's a difference between ignoring something and choosing to focus on something else. I think at this point the emphasis is pretty clearly on going forward with the story. DRGIII's current arc has gained enough momentum that it might not be a good idea to interrupt things by looking backward. Maybe there's a way to incorporate the Ascendants organically into a forward-moving story that's integral to the new arc, but there's no guarantee of that.

The Ascendants storyline was part of Marco's plan for the series, and Marco isn't in charge anymore. As we've seen enough times in comics and television, when the powers that be are replaced, story arcs they were developing can be abandoned and never heard from again. Adopting a predecessor's plot orphans is not mandatory in series fiction.

And we don't really know how "fan-demanded" it is, beyond that very small percentage of fans who post on this BBS.

So yeah, maybe it could happen, if it meshes with the current plans. But don't make the mistake of assuming it has to.
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Old August 7 2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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Only 1 book? It should receive a trilogy
Most of DRGIII's novels are as long as some trilogies.
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Old August 7 2012, 04:21 PM   #15
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Re: Twentieth Anniversary DS9 Book by DRG III

Variety can go hang ! I'm more than happy for Kirsten M F Beyer to be writing Voyager (I was never very fond of the show or novels before she took over) and I feel that DRGIII is certainly THE DS9 author for now.

I realise both will move on eventually, through either a wish to do other things or a simple running out of steam on one title, and they will know when it's time to go. Leave 'em be while they're on a roll...
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