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Old July 8 2012, 04:43 PM   #16
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Re: 3 more TOS novels added to S&S catalog for 2013

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...Was Deny Thy Father any good? Never picked that one up since riker's such an uninteresting character in general.
Not that great, but I thought it was more interesting than MWB's installment with Sisko and Uhura...
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Old July 8 2012, 05:10 PM   #17
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For the record, The Weight of Worlds is indeed the Book Formerly Known as The Twilight Realm. Some changes to the plot called for a new title.

And let me take a second to welcome Tony Daniel to the ranks of Trek writers. I edited Tony's first two novels, Warpath and Earthling, at Tor years ago and am looking forward to seeing what he does with Trek. (His most recent sf novel just came out from Baen.)

I've also been enjoying Jeff Marriotte's recent CSI novels.
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Old July 8 2012, 05:47 PM   #18
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Hopefully we will get DS9 and TNG novels in the latter half of the year.
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Old July 8 2012, 06:11 PM   #19
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I don't typically read the TOS novels, so these don't really get me excited. However, given the abundance of 24th century Treklit that's scheduled for the latter half of 2012, I guess it's fair to balance the scales a bit.
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Old July 8 2012, 06:56 PM   #20
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Well Greg's a safe pair of hands, and some new blood could be interesting.

I just hope there's a little 'interconnectedness' being planned into the 23rd Century stuff...
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Old July 8 2012, 07:29 PM   #21
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I just hope there's a little 'interconnectedness' being planned into the 23rd Century stuff...
They wouldn't do that with this batch - these are meant to be the "movie tie-ins", and building in interconnectedness would just be shooting themselves in the foot.
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Old July 8 2012, 07:47 PM   #22
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i dunno about DTF, but i do know No Surrender was one of the weakest SCEs in my not-at-all-humble opinion.
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Old July 8 2012, 08:13 PM   #23
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I just hope there's a little 'interconnectedness' being planned into the 23rd Century stuff...
They wouldn't do that with this batch - these are meant to be the "movie tie-ins", and building in interconnectedness would just be shooting themselves in the foot.
But standalone books can be consistent with each other and maybe include subtle nods to each other if the authors choose to coordinate them, as Greg and I did with The Rings of Time and Forgotten History. Interconnectedness doesn't have to mean full-blown serialization; it can be far more subtle.
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Old July 8 2012, 08:21 PM   #24
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Hopefully Tony Daniel's Trek offering will be better than his Batman work at DC. I'm not a fan of his, but I'll check out the book out of curiosity. Looking forward to Greg's new book though!
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Old July 8 2012, 08:22 PM   #25
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I just hope there's a little 'interconnectedness' being planned into the 23rd Century stuff...
They wouldn't do that with this batch - these are meant to be the "movie tie-ins", and building in interconnectedness would just be shooting themselves in the foot.
For the record, that's not any sort of official editorial policy. I certainly didn't receive any instructions along those lines. Nobody told me to avoid "interconnectedness" because of the movie or any other reason. I submitted a proposal. It got approved, with the usual tweaks, and that was that.

At no point was the subject of "connectivity" ever discussed.

In fact, I'm the one who pitched another standalone TOS book like Rings of Time, simply because I'd just finished watching all three seasons of the original series again and was inspired to write some more classic TOS.

As I've mentioned before, people tend to overestimate the amount of "showrunning" involved. It was not like I got any sort of directives telling me what kind of book to write. Sometimes it's just a case of some pushy author saying "I'm really in a mood to write TOS right now . . . "
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Old July 8 2012, 08:25 PM   #26
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Hopefully Tony Daniel's Trek offering will be better than his Batman work at DC. I'm not a fan of his, but I'll check out the book out of curiosity. Looking forward to Greg's new book though!
Different "Tony Daniel." This isn't the comic book writer who wrote for BATMAN. This is a completely different science fiction writer who just happens to have the same name!

(Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to clear this up right away!)
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Old July 8 2012, 09:13 PM   #27
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I will appreciate new TOS novels, if well written.
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Old July 8 2012, 09:43 PM   #28
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Don't really care about interconnectedness in TOS books, of premier interest to me is good characterisation(especially the kirk-spock-mccoy dynamic).

Preferably frontier exploration - there's just something about exploring the edges of known space in the TOS era that trumps the same thing in other series.
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Greg Cox wrote: View Post
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Hopefully Tony Daniel's Trek offering will be better than his Batman work at DC. I'm not a fan of his, but I'll check out the book out of curiosity. Looking forward to Greg's new book though!
Different "Tony Daniel." This isn't the comic book writer who wrote for BATMAN. This is a completely different science fiction writer who just happens to have the same name!

(Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to clear this up right away!)
Tony Daniel, Comic book writer

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Old July 8 2012, 10:19 PM   #30
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^Which one's the guy who plays C-3PO?
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