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Old March 8 2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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The Shocks of Adversity cover

S&S has posted a cover (labeled as not final) for William Leisner's The Shocks of Adversity on their site:



Not sure if the blurb was available earlier, but:

Located far beyond the boundaries of explored space, the Goeg Domain is a political union of dozens of planets and races. When the U.S.S. Enterprise arrives in its territory to investigate an interstellar phenomenon, Commander Laspas of the Domain Defense Corps is at first guarded, then fascinated to discover the existence of an alliance of worlds much like his own, and finds a kindred spirit in Captain James T. Kirk. And when the Enterprise is attacked by the Domain’s enemies, crippling the starship’s warp capability and leaving its crew facing the prospect of a slow, months-long journey home, the Goeg leader volunteers the help of his own ship, offering to combine the resources of both vessels to bring the Enterprise to a nearby Domain facility to make the necessary repairs.

But what at first seems to be an act of peace and friendship soon turns out to be a devil’s bargain, as Kirk and the Enterprise crew learn that there are perhaps more differences than similarities between the Federation and the Domain. When the Goeg’s adversaries strike again, the Enterprise is drawn deeper and inexorably into the conflict, and Kirk begins to realize that they may have allied themselves with the wrong side…
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Old March 8 2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Re: The Shocks of Adversity cover

I'm kinda surprised S&S hasn't been going for more generic covers. That Enterprise, or character shots (though less so Spock than the others) tie the books rather firmly to the original show. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of releasing them around the time of the movie?
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Old March 8 2013, 08:48 AM   #3
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Re: The Shocks of Adversity cover

Yes, I see the cover in the S&S Digital Catalog, but the description is for The Folded World. Strange...

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Now it's back to the correct description. Very strange indeed...
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Old March 8 2013, 03:02 PM   #4
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Pretty nice cover.
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Old March 8 2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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I'm kinda surprised S&S hasn't been going for more generic covers. That Enterprise, or character shots (though less so Spock than the others) tie the books rather firmly to the original show. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of releasing them around the time of the movie?
How do you define a "generic" cover in that sense? If you don't show the ship or the leads' faces, it's so generic it doesn't even say Star Trek (unless it's just the insignia or something).

Besides, TOS is still the most familiar incarnation of the franchise -- which is why it's the one that got remade into the current movie series. And people are going to recognize the basic design of the Enterprise no matter how its nacelles are shaped.
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Old March 8 2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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I can't imagine why anyone would want to go with a generic cover. Christopher asked, but I am assuming by generic you mean something so obtuse that it could apply to any of the Trek incarnations. The book is clearly TOS, and with that in mind, I like this cover. Enterprise gives me the time period involved, and the other ship along with the planets gives me the 'wonder of space'. The colours used, especially after seeing many Hubble photos, does the same thing.
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Old March 8 2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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Looks like it could've come from a Remastered TOS episode.
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Old March 8 2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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Nice cover art. This is one of the TOS books I've been wanting get when it comes out in a few months.
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Old March 8 2013, 10:26 PM   #9
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Nice cover.
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Old March 10 2013, 07:32 PM   #10
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I like this cover. I think it's one of the better covers of the recent books. I like the font used and where the title is placed and William Leisner's name underneath. The three bars under the words "the" and "of" give it some classiness.

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Old March 14 2013, 02:29 PM   #11
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Mmh. Pretty uninspiring, isn't it? As much as the latest Voyager-covers, I really found them lacking feeling and message. I loved TNG's "Losing the Peace".
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Old March 14 2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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Re: The Shocks of Adversity cover

I like it very nice
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Old March 14 2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Mmh. Pretty uninspiring, isn't it? As much as the latest Voyager-covers, I really found them lacking feeling and message. I loved TNG's "Losing the Peace".
I didn't really, as Picard's body is wrong (and no combadge) and there is clearly a smaller Enterprise-E nacelle in the background.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:40 AM   #14
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Mmh. Pretty uninspiring, isn't it? As much as the latest Voyager-covers, I really found them lacking feeling and message. I loved TNG's "Losing the Peace".
I didn't really, as Picard's body is wrong (and no combadge) and there is clearly a smaller Enterprise-E nacelle in the background.
Not to mention both Picard's and Worf's rank pips being on the wrong side of their collars. That effort looked pretty sloppy to me, personally.
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Old March 15 2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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