RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,774
Posts: 5,216,886
Members: 24,218
Currently online: 714
Newest member: momogila

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 3 2013, 09:38 PM   #16
Turtletrekker
Vice Admiral
 
Turtletrekker's Avatar
 
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

I approve.
__________________
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.
Turtletrekker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3 2013, 09:55 PM   #17
Reanok
Commodore
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Great news! It's nice to have another new Startrek book series take place in the Tos era.
Reanok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3 2013, 09:56 PM   #18
DorkBoy [TM]
Captain
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Wow this is gonna be fun! Great to have something new to look forward to.

Love the retro styled covers as well.
__________________
Homer: The information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek.
DorkBoy [TM] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3 2013, 10:50 PM   #19
Skywalker
Admiral
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Is it 2014 yet?
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 12:19 AM   #20
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

8of5 wrote: View Post
I love that we'll start to get some sort of TOS movie era ongoing continuity...
Well, we already have one of sorts, encompassing my Ex Machina, The Darkness Drops Again, and Forgotten History. And I'm hoping Seekers might tie into some elements of that -- I'm available to Dave, Dayton, and Kevin for consultation if they're interested. (Sounds like they're mainly filling in the gap before TMP, though.)
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 12:33 AM   #21
ryan123450
Commodore
 
ryan123450's Avatar
 
Location: Woodward, OK
View ryan123450's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

The fact that fan art can lead to the creation of a book series is the coolest part of this whole thing.
__________________

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
ryan123450 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 12:47 AM   #22
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

I'm crazy excited about this. Vanguard is my favorite Trek series, and I loved the Sagittarius and Endevour crews, so the idea of a series focused solely on them has me very excited indeed. Every time I think we've gotten the best year in Trek Lit ever, we get news like this that makes the next year look even better.
__________________
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 01:45 AM   #23
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

I think the best year in TrekLit was probably either 2008, with Terok Nor, A Burning House, the first two Myriad Universes volumes, Greater Than The Sum, and oh yeah a little trilogy called Destiny, or 2009, with Vanguard 4 & 5, the first two Beyer Voyager novels, two of the best Titan novels, A Singular Destiny, and Losing The Peace.

Since then, things have been a bit TOS-heavy for my tastes. Last year did have Plagues/Dawn, which was stunning, and Beyer has been awesome every time, but I felt like Cold Equations was solid but not really up to Destiny's standards.

Next year, though, is starting to look pretty great, as long as Seekers takes the place of a couple of TOS novels and the 24th century line stays strong.
__________________
The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart - be confused no longer about what to read next, or what to read first.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 04:37 AM   #24
aventinelover
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Just...Wow.
aventinelover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 04:46 AM   #25
RPJOB
Commander
 
RPJOB's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Cool beans! Hopefully the connections back to TOS are more background rather than set-up. It's a big galaxy, not everything has to revolve around Kirk and his crew. Let's see that the rest of Starfleet is just a capable and has just just as many strange, exciting and occasionally oddball adventures as the Enterprise did.
__________________
We can admit that we're killers ... but we're not going to kill today. That's all it takes! Knowing that we're not going to kill - today! - Kirk - A Taste of Armageddon
RPJOB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 06:07 AM   #26
Masao
Fleet Captain
 
Masao's Avatar
 
Location: Tokyo
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Holy crap! How something like this can come around is crazy. A ship I designed for a fan website 12 years ago is plucked from obscurity to become a secondary "character" in a official book series, stars in a series of fan-made fake book covers paying homage to the official novelizations of TOS, and then becomes the star of an official book inspired by the fake covers. What a world!
__________________
"Jesus said the meek would inherit the earth, but so far all we've gotten is Minnesota and North Dakota." -- Garrison Keillor
Masao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 06:42 AM   #27
Ktrek
Captain
 
Ktrek's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Very exciting news! I hope the series does well and Pocket reduces their TOS releases. I'm at a point where I loath new TOS books, but this sounds like a really great idea.

Kevin
__________________
"Oh...Well, Who am I to argue with me?" Dr. Bashir - Visionary - Deep Space Nine
Ktrek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 09:57 AM   #28
Stoek
Commander
 
Location: Stoek
View Stoek's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

It is gratifying to see that Pocket Books apparently realizes that even though we may be a niche audience, if they wish to keep even the most diehard Trek fans business they have to be willing to try new and different things. There was a time when it felt as if TPTB thought that simply churning out a mediocre pseudo-episode style novel was enough for us.
Stoek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 11:16 AM   #29
flandry84
Captain
 
flandry84's Avatar
 
Location: Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

Hot damn!
I really,really hope that this new series will carry on the "HBO"type sensibilities of Vanguard.
__________________
Bah!
flandry84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4 2013, 12:59 PM   #30
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Star Trek: The Seekers

flandry84 wrote: View Post
Hot damn!
I really,really hope that this new series will carry on the "HBO"type sensibilities of Vanguard.
I gather the intent is to do something different this time, more in line with the sensibilities of classic TOS episodes and novels. Hence the retro Blish-style covers and numbered installments. So we'll be getting more episodic strange-new-worlds adventures with the Endeavour and Sagittarius crews, and it'll be open-ended rather than having a finite arc like Vanguard.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.