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Old November 2 2012, 07:30 PM   #31
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION

This is fantastic news!

The Enterprise books published have always held such vast potential that never seemed to bear any fruit. The ENT novels that I've found some enjoyment in were always colored by my greater disappointment in them.

Now with Christopher at the helm, I feel very confident that this potential will be fully realized. Mix in the largely unpainted canvas that constitutes this era of Trek history and I think we, the readers, are in for one fine novel.

Does anyone know if this is the same timeframe that the new book "Federation: the First 150 Years" covers?
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Old November 2 2012, 08:45 PM   #32
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This is really exciting. I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I loved ENT, and I'm glad to see that it will live on in novel form for at least a little while longer. I've been hoping to see a genuine take on the early days of the Federation, and I'm happy to hear that you'll be exploring those days, Christopher.

Can't wait for next July!
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Old November 2 2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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I'm so excited for this book, I can't tell you. Literally speechless.

Okay maybe a little bit more. Sounds like what my fantasy TV show would be right now. Move forward from ENT, have a mix of familiar faces and new jumping onboard characters. Plus one eye on how it connects with the 23rd Century, whether you see that as the road to TOS or the current alt movie flavour.

With a Blu-ray release for Enterprise rumoured, 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for me.

Congratulations Christopher. The ENT-era had so much unfinished business and potential. Glad to see it's getting a second chance after mixed reaction to the Romulan War books.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:52 PM   #34
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Fantastic news!

ENT was the first Trek series I saw consciously from the start and I'm more than happy that the series isn't over yet.

Btw, the early Federation era was also glimpsed in Indistinguishable from Magic (Rasmussen's flashback).

Quick questions: Will there be NX-class vessels mentioned/seen (with or without the SOTL refit)?
Have you made visual sketches of the uniforms, similar to the sketches of the Pak'shree and Choblik?

Looking forward to this new chapter of Star Trek history.
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Old November 2 2012, 09:37 PM   #35
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION

Christopher, are you going to make any reference to this:

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Old November 2 2012, 10:05 PM   #36
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This sounds absolutely like it is going to be a great read. Looking forward to it. (Need any proofreaders ... hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
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Old November 2 2012, 10:08 PM   #37
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION

Christopher wrote: View Post
I approached the uniform design as an intermediate step between the ENT and Kelvin uniforms, with elements foreshadowing later uniform designs as well.
I hope you also take the opportunity to seed the storyline with the great (and, until recently, mostly ignored/overlooked) ST:TMP and STIV "races of the Federation" who were new to those who knew only TOS/TAS, but whom you've so cleverly used in "Ex Machina" and all your other novels since.

Very exciting news!

Now I'll read the rest of the thread.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:14 PM   #38
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Does anyone know if this is the same timeframe that the new book "Federation: the First 150 Years" covers?
In my case it's more like "The First 1.5 Years." Give or take. And before anyone asks, since that book isn't coming out until just before my deadline for the manuscript, I doubt there will be any cross-pollination.


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Btw, the early Federation era was also glimpsed in Indistinguishable from Magic (Rasmussen's flashback).
Oh, yes, how could I forget? Still, that's just, like, a few weeks after the founding. It doesn't reveal much.


Quick questions: Will there be NX-class vessels mentioned/seen (with or without the SOTL refit)?
At least one will be seen, along with other classes such as the Intrepid type.


Have you made visual sketches of the uniforms, similar to the sketches of the Pak'shree and Choblik?
I have. I'll post it eventually.


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Christopher, are you going to make any reference to this:

?
That's decades beyond the timeframe of the story I'm telling here.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:17 PM   #39
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Where was that death originally mentioned?
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Old November 2 2012, 10:29 PM   #40
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Where was that death originally mentioned?
In the personnel file shown in "In a Mirror Darkly". I have found this via google:

http://www.writtenbymikesussman.com/...HoshiBio2.html
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Where was that death originally mentioned?
On a computer screen only visible on HDTVs.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:43 PM   #42
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Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION

The only downside to this announcement is now I feel like I'm being forced to read the 2nd Romulan War book.

This is really good news. Congrats Christopher. I'm looking forward to this.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:45 PM   #43
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The only downside to this announcement is now I feel like I'm being forced to read the 2nd Romulan War book.
The man just said you don't have to read To Brave the Storm to read Rise of the Federation.
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Old November 2 2012, 10:49 PM   #44
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Christopher, I'm very excited to hear about this. I appreciate how thoroughly you've considered all of the questions you have.

When I first watched Enterprise, I was very intrigued and much liked it -- I think some of that was the idea that it WAS Star Trek and, like it was my crack, even the bad stuff seemed good. I quickly fell out of love and stopped watching. Recently, though, I re-watched it and, like you, changed my frame of mind. Genuinely, I think going into it and understanding that this is part of the universe and accepting it as a story that someone told (and though I may have told differently, is still the story out there), it was much better to appreciate.

I do digress with you on the fourth season, which was my favorite because of the politics (my bachelor's degree is in political science, so I at least feign a certain amount of interest in those stories). But I like how thoroughly you've considered so many of those unanswered questions -- it seems like you're story is definitely going to hit hard at those things people may have seen as "inconsistencies" (i.e. why was the Federation structure so similar to the Earth structure for Starfleet?).

Congratulations again! I haven't read a new Star Trek novel in ages, but will definitely pick this one up
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Old November 2 2012, 10:59 PM   #45
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The only downside to this announcement is now I feel like I'm being forced to read the 2nd Romulan War book.
As I just said in the "Strangers From The Sky Vs. First Contact" thread, we know from canon that after the Earth-Romulan War ends, the Romulans are never heard from again until "Balance of Terror" 105 years later. So the story of the Romulan War is decisively over. What I'm doing here, therefore, is not a continuation of the earlier books' storyline, but the beginning of a whole new storyline. So it works fine as a jumping-on point, so long as you have a basic familiarity with Enterprise the TV series.
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