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Old November 4 2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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Re: New catalog entries - CLB, Ward, and DRGIII

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This is awesome news, I can't wait to read these, especially The Fall and Rise of the Federation.
Is it just me or do these sound like bookend series? One dealing with the rise of the Federation and the other dealing with its decline.
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Old November 4 2012, 11:23 PM   #17
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This is awesome news, I can't wait to read these, especially The Fall and Rise of the Federation.
Is it just me or do these sound like bookend series? One dealing with the rise of the Federation and the other dealing with its decline.
Given how quickly the recent novels have been moving up in the timeline towards 2387, I think it's far more likely that The Fall would be about the Hobus Supernova and the fall of Romulus than about the fall of the Federation.
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Old November 4 2012, 11:54 PM   #18
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Re: New catalog entries - CLB, Ward, and DRGIII

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This is awesome news, I can't wait to read these, especially The Fall and Rise of the Federation.
Is it just me or do these sound like bookend series? One dealing with the rise of the Federation and the other dealing with its decline.
Given how quickly the recent novels have been moving up in the timeline towards 2387, I think it's far more likely that The Fall would be about the Hobus Supernova and the fall of Romulus than about the fall of the Federation.
That's possible too. But aren't we still about four years away? It would seem weird for DS9 to do another time skip.
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Old November 5 2012, 12:02 AM   #19
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Is it just me or do these sound like bookend series? One dealing with the rise of the Federation and the other dealing with its decline.
Given how quickly the recent novels have been moving up in the timeline towards 2387, I think it's far more likely that The Fall would be about the Hobus Supernova and the fall of Romulus than about the fall of the Federation.
That's possible too. But aren't we still about four years away? It would seem weird for DS9 to do another time skip.
It would, which is why I don't necessarily think The Fall will be about Romulus. But I think it's more likely to be about Romulus than the fall of the Federation.
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We know from the framing story of The Good That Men Do that the Federation isn't about to go anywhere.
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Old November 5 2012, 12:04 AM   #21
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Given how quickly the recent novels have been moving up in the timeline towards 2387, I think it's far more likely that The Fall would be about the Hobus Supernova and the fall of Romulus than about the fall of the Federation.
That's possible too. But aren't we still about four years away? It would seem weird for DS9 to do another time skip.
It would, which is why I don't necessarily think The Fall will be about Romulus. But I think it's more likely to be about Romulus than the fall of the Federation.
Well, I didn't day fall, I said decline. Some of which we're already seeing in Persistence of Memory.
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Old November 5 2012, 12:07 AM   #22
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Re: New catalog entries - CLB, Ward, and DRGIII

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We know from the framing story of The Good That Men Do that the Federation isn't about to go anywhere.
They're ignoring things from Indistinguishable from Magic, so I don't see a big deal in ignoring things from an Enterprise book. But I didn't say fall, I said decline.

Besides Star Trek: The Fall sounds far more dramatic than Star Trek: The Decline.
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Old November 5 2012, 03:19 AM   #23
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'The Fall' of the Typhon Pact?
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Old November 5 2012, 03:48 AM   #24
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'The Fall' of the Typhon Pact?
Also a possibility. I mean, at this point, everyone's seen Breen forces opening fire on Kinshaya civilians in defiance of Kinshaya government orders, we readers have seen the Tzenkethi trying to manipulate their Romulan allies, the Romulan government knows that some Tzenkethi and Breen forces were coordinating with the rogue Tal Shiar faction that was undermining the Praetor... the seeds for a Pact breakup are there if the writers decide to go in that direction.
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Old November 5 2012, 06:26 AM   #25
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Re: New catalog entries - CLB, Ward, and DRGIII

These are three of my favorite Trek authors, so I'm definitely looking forward to these books. I'm very curious what "The Fall" is referring to. I agree that DRGIII's post on Facebook does make this sound like a multi-author (and series?) series.
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Old November 5 2012, 05:07 PM   #26
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Sounds interesting. I hope the DS9 novel is titled as such.
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Old November 5 2012, 05:47 PM   #27
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'The Fall' of the Typhon Pact?
Also a possibility. I mean, at this point, everyone's seen Breen forces opening fire on Kinshaya civilians in defiance of Kinshaya government orders, we readers have seen the Tzenkethi trying to manipulate their Romulan allies, the Romulan government knows that some Tzenkethi and Breen forces were coordinating with the rogue Tal Shiar faction that was undermining the Praetor... the seeds for a Pact breakup are there if the writers decide to go in that direction.
I don't know but I think a decline of the Federation storyline would have a far more emotional hook for readers and tie-in to what we're experiencing around the world today...



I don't think the below really constitutes a story idea, but I'll spoiler code it just the same.

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Old November 9 2012, 06:49 PM   #28
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A little heads up: Dayton talks about From History’s Shadow on his blog.
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Old November 9 2012, 07:22 PM   #29
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I saw that on Facebook this morning. Sounds awesome!
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'The Fall' of the Typhon Pact?
So soon? I imagine these things are dictated by sales figures/projections first and foremost, but I imagined the Typhon Pact hanging around a few years (both in-universe and IRL) yet.
I figured if anything was going to bring them down, it'd be the destruction of Romulus, which could be the Chernobyl to the Typhon Pact's USSR.
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