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Old March 1 2014, 11:32 PM   #136
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Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Good going, Ed!
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Old February 1 2015, 02:53 PM   #137
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German publisher Cross Cult has put Seekers on its list, even though no release dates are fixed yet.
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Old March 7 2015, 11:29 PM   #138
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Book Four now has a title:

For those who may be curious, we can now offer up the title for the 4th Star Trek: Seekers novel: ALL THAT'S LEFT.
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Old March 7 2015, 11:32 PM   #139
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Book Four now has a title:

For those who may be curious, we can now offer up the title for the 4th Star Trek: Seekers novel: ALL THAT'S LEFT.
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Old March 9 2015, 10:35 PM   #140
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Here's the blurb for All That's Left.
Initially charted by Starfleet probes dispatched to survey the Taurus Reach, the planet Cantrel V now plays host to a budding Federation colony as well as a combined civilian/Starfleet exploration team. Ancient ruins of an unknown civilization scattered around the planet have raised the curiosity of archeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other interested members of the Federation scientific community. Together, they are attempting to shed light on the beings who once called this world home.

After a large, unidentified vessel arrives in orbit and launches a seemingly unprovoked orbital bombardment, the U.S.S. Endeavour responds to the colony’s distress call. As they attempt to render assistance and investigate the mysterious ship, Captain Atish Khatami and her crew begin to unlock the astonishing secrets the planet has harbored for centuries. Does the survival of a newly discovered yet endangered alien race pose a threat not only to Cantrel V but other inhabited worlds throughout the Taurus Reach and beyond?
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Old March 10 2015, 01:43 AM   #141
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Boy that sounds generic.

In not necessarily a bad way - these are supposed to be a return to Trek's roots after all - but man. Not thinking outside the box on this one, huh.
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Old March 10 2015, 01:46 AM   #142
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^Unless there's a twist that isn't hinted at in the blurb.
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Old March 10 2015, 01:49 AM   #143
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I´m not sure if more off-screen Star Trek is something for me. I´m reading New Frontier and Vanguard and want to know about how the story continues and all. I´ll wait and see.
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Old March 10 2015, 02:20 AM   #144
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Boy that sounds generic.

In not necessarily a bad way - these are supposed to be a return to Trek's roots after all - but man. Not thinking outside the box on this one, huh.
I'm sure Dayton and Kevin are touched by your show of faith in their abilities.
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Old March 10 2015, 02:35 AM   #145
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I'm sure Dayton and Kevin are touched by your show of faith in their abilities.
I don't think he's criticizing their writing ability so much as the idea; in any case, I think people may be forgetting that Seekers is intended to be more episodic, as opposed to an ongoing story arc like Vanguard--as you've pointed out before, David.

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Old March 10 2015, 02:41 AM   #146
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I don't mean to judge the novel ahead of time; I'll definitely read it. I'm just saying, that sounds like the back cover of every numbered novel that was ever published. Lots of those were good too.
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Old March 10 2015, 06:31 PM   #147
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I don't mean to judge the novel ahead of time; I'll definitely read it. I'm just saying, that sounds like the back cover of every numbered novel that was ever published. Lots of those were good too.
I mean, at the end of the day, it seems to me that modern TrekLit can be divided into "familiar paradigm" novels and "original paradigm" novels. Familiar paradigm novels are the ones that are aiming to tell the kinds of stories Star Trek has its television roots in -- stories like, the ship comes across a planet with a dark secret and the captain must save the day. They treat them as primary texts to be emulated and added to.

The original paradigm novels are the ones that try to be more complicated, that treat the TV shows as primary texts to be built upon rather than emulated -- things like, what happened to Bajor after the Dominion Was defeated?, or, what if Picard found himself having to invade and occupy an independent planet because it had weapons of mass destruction?, or, what kinds of upheavals did Cardassia go through that we didn't see?, etc.

Neither one is inherently better than the other. An author can do really wonderful work in either the familiar paradigm or in the original paradigm. Peter David's Vendetta, Q-in-Law, and Q-Squared are all familiar paradigm novels, and they're great. And conversely, Peter David's Before Dishonor, or J.M. Dillard's Resistance, or Michael A. Martin's Titan: Fallen Gods, were all original paradigm novels that didn't work so well.

Star Trek: Seekers is definitely a familiar paradigm series. It's emulating the canon rather than reacting to it. It's the kind of premise that's not going to interest everyone, but that doesn't mean it's good or bad; it's just a matter of what you're looking for from a Star Trek novel. Are you looking for something that's like the TV show, or are you looking for something that reacts to the TV show?
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