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Old September 4 2012, 03:35 PM   #16
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Re: Quite a lot of death and destruction.....

I dunno. For me, yes, there was definitely an apocalypse during the time of Destiny and some reconstruction blues afterward--but I think for the most part, the past year has been something of a throwback to the TOS era in which the Federation is mired in political, economic, and technological struggles with a serious rival nation or two. But I do think the farther one goes from home, the less safe space becomes. In that sense, our heroes are in the business of trying to tame a wild and dangerous frontier.
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Old September 4 2012, 03:39 PM   #17
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Q said it best "If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross, but it's not for the timid."
"a little bloody nose" is no longer accurate.
These days, it's more like "beaten to a pulp" every other book.

The reason is equally simple: it sells books these days.
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Old September 4 2012, 04:34 PM   #18
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Q said it best "If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross, but it's not for the timid."
A great bit. One of my all-time favorite STAR TREK quotes.
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Old September 4 2012, 05:00 PM   #19
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^I've always loved the DS9 ep with Quark and the other Ferengi trying to save Quark & Rom's mom. Iggy Pop was the Vorta adversary I believe. Funny stuff
The Magnificent Ferengi. It's a favorite of mine too. And of course there was also Trials & Tribble-ations.
I also thought Bride of Chaotica, and A Fist Full of Datas were pretty good in VOY and TNG.
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Old September 4 2012, 05:09 PM   #20
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...and of course there was also Trials & Tribble-ations. I also thought Bride of Chaotica, and A Fist Full of Datas were pretty good in VOY and TNG.
Agreed on all fronts
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Old September 4 2012, 05:24 PM   #21
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The reason is equally simple: it sells books these days.
Not really, currently it is thought that dystrophic themes sell books but since no one is writing any other kind, that is not necessarily true. The general thinking has been, only 15 year old boys read Science Fiction and therefore Trek, but that doesn't make that assumption true either.
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Old September 4 2012, 06:07 PM   #22
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"Little Green Men" is a classic.
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Old September 4 2012, 06:36 PM   #23
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"Little Green Men" is a classic.
I was just thinking that. Quark in 1940's America was great
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Old September 4 2012, 06:54 PM   #24
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The reason is equally simple: it sells books these days.
For the record, I'm not aware of any official strategy or policy to that effect.

Nobody at CBS or Pocket Books has ever told me that I need to add more death or destruction to my books.

Heck, it's sometimes the other way around.

(Believe it or not, the Terminator people once asked me to tone down the violence in my book!)
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Old September 4 2012, 07:39 PM   #25
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I think DS9 had some very funny episodes.

Definatly, and I suppose that's sort of what I'd love to see in TrekLit. I'm not sure an actual 'comedy' would work, but I'd love to see something a bit lighter right now.

Mind you, I have no complaints about the novels themselves, nothing at all. Sure, there have been a few less then stellar novels over the last three years. But in general, I'm a happy man. I'd just love to some more optimism in TrekLit, that things not only seem to be going the right way, but are actually staying there for a while.
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Old September 4 2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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^I think New Frontier might fit the bill. Not always super light, but lighter than the mainline books of late

...but you may have already read them. Just sayin'...
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Old September 5 2012, 01:11 AM   #27
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(Believe it or not, the Terminator people once asked me to tone down the violence in my book!)
Tone down violence...in a Terminator novel?!
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Old September 5 2012, 01:24 AM   #28
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(Believe it or not, the Terminator people once asked me to tone down the violence in my book!)
Tone down violence...in a Terminator novel?!
I guess I got a little carried away!
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Old September 5 2012, 10:54 AM   #29
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(Believe it or not, the Terminator people once asked me to tone down the violence in my book!)
Tone down violence...in a Terminator novel?!
I guess I got a little carried away!
What's your definition of carried away ?
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Old September 5 2012, 03:03 PM   #30
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Tone down violence...in a Terminator novel?!
I guess I got a little carried away!
What's your definition of carried away ?
Mass slaughter, gorily described?
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