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Old July 8 2012, 10:26 PM   #31
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Old July 8 2012, 11:19 PM   #32
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Old July 8 2012, 11:58 PM   #33
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Oh great - more TOS...
Oh, great - MORE TOS!!!
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Old July 9 2012, 01:13 AM   #34
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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.
Just about to read Forgotten History. How does it refer to The Rings of Time?
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Old July 9 2012, 01:17 AM   #35
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Just about to read Forgotten History. How does it refer to The Rings of Time?
In passing. There are two brief references to its events in Chapter V.
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Old July 9 2012, 01:46 AM   #36
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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.
Good point. I was assuming that Relayer1 was looking for something more substantial, but you're right, things like those, or even the early 80s shared TOS continuity, show that there can be novels that are consistent but not tightly bound like most 24th century novels are nowadays.
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Old July 9 2012, 03:50 AM   #37
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As 8of5 reports on his Guide to the Trek Collective the Simon and Schuster website has been updated with listings for three new TOS books:

March's book is Devil's Bargain, by Tony Daniel. This will be Daniel's first Star Trek novel, but he is an established sci-fi writer, with several novels and numerous short stories to his name.

In April we have Greg Cox's The Weight of Worlds. Which is presumably the same book as the his forthcoming TOS novel which he previously referred to as The Twilight Realm. Cox is of course an establish Star Trek novelist, having written books from all of the main series except for Enterprise!

Finally in May we have The Folded World, from Jeff Mariotte. He might not be a highly familiar Trek name, but he's no stranger; having penned the SCE ebook No Surrender, and the Lost Era novel Deny Thy Father, both about a decade ago. He was also the editor of a few WildStorm Star Trek comics, has written IDW's Covert Vampiric Operations (which later featured alongside Star Trek in the Infestation crossover), and has writer numerous other novels and comics, both original and tie-ins for other franchises!
I don't really have strong feelings about these either way at the moment. I'll have to wait for the descriptions to see which interest me.
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Old July 9 2012, 09:31 AM   #38
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Was Deny Thy Father any good?
It was awful. One of the worst Trek books I ever read.

Naturally, I hope his next is better.
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Old July 9 2012, 10:03 AM   #39
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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.
Good point. I was assuming that Relayer1 was looking for something more substantial, but you're right, things like those, or even the early 80s shared TOS continuity, show that there can be novels that are consistent but not tightly bound like most 24th century novels are nowadays.
To be honest, anything that makes the TOS era richer and more coherent makes me happy. Although it's not my favourite era (apart from Vanguard), I'm fairly well represented as wanting the post Vanguard 23rd Century to be handled more like the 24th.

Christopher's stuff has interconnectedness all the way through, joining dots where I sometimes hadn't even seen the dots, let alone the join ! It doesn't always have to be that way however - That Which Divides certainly had some links and so do some of the other stand alones, without beating you over the head with it. Conversely, Troublesome Minds was really too isolated for my taste.

Given a choice re the original crew I'd prefer more TMP era stuff too...
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Old July 9 2012, 10:55 AM   #40
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Deny Thy Father was... boring. Nothing particularly bad about it, just nothing particularly good about it either. The only Lost Era book I didn't think was awesome.
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Not that great, but I thought it was more interesting than MWB's installment with Sisko and Uhura...
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It was awful. One of the worst Trek books I ever read.

Naturally, I hope his next is better.
Hrm. Maybe I'll wait for reviews before picking up folded world then.
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Old July 9 2012, 11:31 AM   #41
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FWIW I liked both MAriotte's Deny thy Father and No Surrender. His Supernatural novel Witch's Canyon was meh, but based on his Trek ,ahem, track record I'm looking forward to his novel.
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Old July 9 2012, 02:56 PM   #42
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I'm glad we'll be getting some more TOS novels next year.I'm definitely intertested in getting these books.
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Old July 9 2012, 03:55 PM   #43
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Cox is of course an establish Star Trek novelist, having written books from all of the main series except for Enterprise!
I think Mr Cox should try his hand at writing for Enterprise.
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Old July 9 2012, 06:26 PM   #44
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Cox is of course an establish Star Trek novelist, having written books from all of the main series except for Enterprise!
I think Mr Cox should try his hand at writing for Enterprise.
Just to complete the set?
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Old July 9 2012, 08:05 PM   #45
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I think Mr Cox should try his hand at writing for Enterprise.
Just to complete the set?
Well, you seem to have an affinity for the 'early' Trek and it would be a pity if no-one continued it...
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