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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

View Poll Results: I want to see ...
... only canon characters (except for guest spots) 2 2.35%
... a focus primarily on canon characters 24 28.24%
... an equal balance of canon and original characters 48 56.47%
... a focus primarily on original characters 9 10.59%
... only original characters (except for the odd cameo) 2 2.35%
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Old September 9 2012, 09:44 PM   #46
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Re: Going forward: Emphasis on canon or original characters?

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Beyond its inclusion in an Enterprise episode why do we have to have or think about future Enterprises? Why do these need to be the focus? For the crews, it's like the name is cursed! The benefit of Treklit is getting away from TV-centrism and showing that interesting things happen to other people - a la Vanguard, New Frontier, DTI, Articles & A Singular Destiny.

Otherwise we end up having narrow-focus cheese, like the Shatner books, the use of Sela in every Romulan plot for two decades of writing, and even the Klingon Empire series and its 'every Klingon from tv in one book' set-up, which suggest that only a few score people are important in the entire universe!
Mentioning Articles i would love a sequel to that KRAD
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Old September 10 2012, 01:53 PM   #47
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Or any book by Krad, but it would be good to see another Articles, since it was so good at suggesting the scope of the Federation
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Old September 10 2012, 05:58 PM   #48
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Beyond its inclusion in an Enterprise episode why do we have to have or think about future Enterprises? Why do these need to be the focus? For the crews, it's like the name is cursed! The benefit of Treklit is getting away from TV-centrism and showing that interesting things happen to other people - a la Vanguard, New Frontier, DTI, Articles & A Singular Destiny.

Otherwise we end up having narrow-focus cheese, like the Shatner books, the use of Sela in every Romulan plot for two decades of writing, and even the Klingon Empire series and its 'every Klingon from tv in one book' set-up, which suggest that only a few score people are important in the entire universe!
I admit that I come at this from a different perspective. If I wanted to write about non-canon characters and ships, I'd write an original novel. The whole point of writing a tie-book is to play with somebody else's toys.

If I'm writing a Green Hornet story, I want to write about Britt Reid and Kato. If I'm writing STAR TREK, I want to write about Kirk and Spock and the Starship Enterprise . . ..
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Old September 10 2012, 06:05 PM   #49
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Re: Going forward: Emphasis on canon or original characters?

Whereas for me, much of the interest is in taking things only glimpsed or briefly portrayed in canon and finding out more about them.
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Old September 10 2012, 06:10 PM   #50
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So, Greg and Christopher are very different people...must say I saw that coming !

Treklit needs both so it's all good !
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Old September 10 2012, 06:12 PM   #51
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Whereas for me, much of the interest is in taking things only glimpsed or briefly portrayed in canon and finding out more about them.
Like the Enterprise-J and the 26th century? They were briefly glimpsed in canon as well...
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Old September 10 2012, 06:14 PM   #52
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So, Greg and Christopher are very different people...must say I saw that coming !

Treklit needs both so it's all good !
Infinite diversity in infinite Trek novels!
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Old September 10 2012, 06:23 PM   #53
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So, Greg and Christopher are very different people...must say I saw that coming !

Treklit needs both so it's all good !
Infinite diversity in infinite Trek novels!
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Old September 10 2012, 10:21 PM   #54
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Re: Going forward: Emphasis on canon or original characters?

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Whereas for me, much of the interest is in taking things only glimpsed or briefly portrayed in canon and finding out more about them.
Like the Enterprise-J and the 26th century? They were briefly glimpsed in canon as well...
It'd have to be a Myriad Universes or alternate future tale, since the Enterprise NX-01 destroyed the Delphic Expanse 400 years early and rendered the Battle of Procyon V moot. If there ever is an Enterprise-J in Trek Prime, it may be very different from what we saw in "Azati Prime"
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Old September 10 2012, 11:34 PM   #55
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Re: Going forward: Emphasis on canon or original characters?

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Whereas for me, much of the interest is in taking things only glimpsed or briefly portrayed in canon and finding out more about them.
Like the Enterprise-J and the 26th century? They were briefly glimpsed in canon as well...
It'd have to be a Myriad Universes or alternate future tale, since the Enterprise NX-01 destroyed the Delphic Expanse 400 years early and rendered the Battle of Procyon V moot. If there ever is an Enterprise-J in Trek Prime, it may be very different from what we saw in "Azati Prime"
However that may be a different Expanse, part of the Sphere Builders' first invasion which the Federation thwarted leading them to go back in time...anything is possible.
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Old September 11 2012, 09:06 PM   #56
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Oh, the delights of the Temporal Cold War ...
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