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Old February 12 2014, 05:16 AM   #1
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You're the Editor- 2015 Edition

Now that we know what the 2014 schedule looks like, we can start speculating about how we hope the 2015 schedule will turn out. I'm sure it will be alot better than anything we can think up, but for the sake of a fun thread...

You are the editor of the TrekLit line for publishing year 2015. What do you publish?

My list:

February
  • TNG: Post-The-Fall-Duology, Book One
March
  • TNG: Post-The-Fall-Duology, Book Two
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Part One
April
  • Seekers 3
May
  • Voyager: Full Circle Fleet, Book Seven
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Book Two
June
  • New Frontier: The End
July
  • Enterprise: Rise of the Federation, Book Three
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Book Three
August
  • TOS Movie Era
September
  • Titan
  • Voyager Full Circle Fleet Ebook
October
  • Aventine/ DS9 Post-The Fall-Crossover
November
  • DS9 Post-The-Fall
  • Federation Politics Ebook
December
  • Section 31: Disavowed Sequel
January
  • Data and Lal, Book Two
  • TOS Ebook
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Old February 12 2014, 05:19 AM   #2
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Everything would be DS9. Also,
would move to DS9.
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Old February 12 2014, 05:37 AM   #3
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Would love to see a new monthly ebook series ala SCE. With the greater maturity of ebooks and ereader proliferation in general, it seems like 2015 would be a great time to push in that direction.
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Old February 12 2014, 11:51 AM   #4
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February: Probably a 'post-Fall clean up' type novel, something that picks up on the tension between the old school Starfleet explorers and the newer, more aggressive combat style and advances this some. This seems like something that could be picked up in the Aventine novel by JJM, so that's the kick off.

March: I'm thinking here would be a good slot for a movie-era TOS novel, something between TMP/WoK.

April: DS9 - The Ascendants Anthology. Honestly, I'd prefer this as multiple books, but that seems to be unlikely given the one book per month rule, so I'm cheating and saying that multiple authors can get a crack at telling parts of this story. I would have preferred this to have been the 20th anniversary special last year, but that didn't happen, so better late than never.

May: TNG novel, set at some point between 'Indistinguishable From Magic' and 'Cold Equations' or thereabouts. I NEED a better picture of the new Enterprise crew, and I'd like to get to know them with a guarantee that they aren't going to get killed off in the course of the novel, so putting up the goalposts locks in a certain cast that cannot be killed.

June: A new Voyager novel, since we already know that Kristen Beyer is contracted for it, and I enjoy the ongoing storyline.

July: For some timeline variation, let's put the third Seekers novel here.

August: Since we've now established that the novels aren't locked into the ongoing narrative of the 24th century and can jump around, I'd love to get another Klingon Empire story from KRAD, mostly because for the dead-tree readers, there has not been much examination of the Kinshaya, so it'd be nice to see the oft-mentioned conflict between them, where Klag got promoted to General (I've been peddling this idea for a few years now, but with his upcoming Klingon book, even if it's reference and not fiction, it seems like the time, right?).

September: This seems like a good time for the third Rise of the Federation novel.

October: Since the 23rd century hasn't gotten much love in my list, I'd be willing to go for a post-TFF era novel around here. (Didn't I read that Greg Cox is writing one? Here we go.)

November: DS9 novel, picking up on the threads from Revelation and Dust. With the Ascendants storyline finally dealt with, we can get back to their ongoing story where we left off.

December: Kind of a selfish Christmas gift, but I'd love for a novel set during the series run of TNG, DS9, or Voyager. As much as I love the ongoing narratives, I also miss reading something new with the characters as they were when the series were new. We keep seeing in-series TOS novels, maybe this can show that there's enough interest in in-series novels of the others. Part of me is thinking a Dominion War era novel, but I'd also like to see the Enterprise-D in action again. So I don't know which series I'd pick.

January: A new Titan novel, and, personally, I'd like to let James Swallow get another crack at the crew, let him play with some of the characters who didn't appear much or at all in The Poisoned Chalice.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:12 PM   #5
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Re: You're the Editor- 2015 Edition

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Now that we know what the 2014 schedule looks like, we can start speculating about how we hope the 2015 schedule will turn out. I'm sure it will be alot better than anything we can think up, but for the sake of a fun thread...

You are the editor of the TrekLit line for publishing year 2015. What do you publish?

My list:

February
  • TNG: Post-The-Fall-Duology, Book One
March
  • TNG: Post-The-Fall-Duology, Book Two
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Part One
April
  • Seekers 3
May
  • Voyager: Full Circle Fleet, Book Seven
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Book Two
June
  • New Frontier: The End
July
  • Enterprise: Rise of the Federation, Book Three
  • Deep Space Nine: The Ascendants Ebook Trilogy Book Three
August
  • TOS Movie Era
September
  • Titan
  • Voyager Full Circle Fleet Ebook
October
  • Aventine/ DS9 Post-The Fall-Crossover
November
  • DS9 Post-The-Fall
  • Federation Politics Ebook
December
  • Section 31: Disavowed Sequel
January
  • Data and Lal, Book Two
  • TOS Ebook
I'm not one for reading Voyager or TOS/TMP books, but I think that would make a good schedule. Particularly having a NF book.
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Old February 12 2014, 06:48 PM   #6
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Re: You're the Editor- 2015 Edition

Good choices except no Ebook for DS9, just paper.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Good choices except no Ebook for DS9, just paper.
Especially for the Ascendants story.
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Old February 13 2014, 01:07 AM   #8
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My schedule:
January: Post-The Fall DS9 by David R. George III
I haven't read The Fall books yet, but I've been following the discussion and apparently DRGIII left quite a few balls up in the air that never really landed solidly.
Febuary: Post-The Fall Titan by anyone but Michael A Martin
No reason other than that I'm a Titan fan
TNG TV series era e-book by anyone:
I'm an E-book reader, and IMO they would be a perfect way to give us smaller more episodic stories set during the series.
March: NYTBAKMFB Voyager book
Because these books have been great, and I'm pretty sure we already heard she's working on one for next year.
April: Greg Cox's movie era TOS novel
Didn't we already hear this was on the way?
DS9 TV series era e-book by anyone
See TNG entry
May: Something by a new author
As great as the main group of authors we've built up are, it's always nice to add a new voice to the mix IMO
June: Post-The Fall TNG novel by David A McIntee
I really enjoyed Indistinguishable from Magic, and would love to see David McIntee write more Geordi centric TNG following up on IfM
July: Myriad Universes vol. 4
Love this series, and would bring it back in a heartbeat if I could
Voy TV series era e-book by anyone
August: Data novel (if he doesn't return to Starfleet by the end of Light Fantastic) by Jeffrey Lang
If he doesn't return to TNG, then I would love a spin-off series focused on Data, and if TLF is as good as Immortal Coil then Jeffrey Lang should just keep going with Data
September: A themed antholgy
I really enjoyed the themed anthologies we used to get, and would love to see a return of those types of books
Rise of the Federation book 3
I think we already heard this is happening, didn't we?
October: Something new by KRAD
I miss KRAD writing Trek
VOY TV series e-book by anybody
November: The Seekers 3 by David Mack
Since this will mostly likely go beyond just 2 books
December: The Seekers 4 by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
Since we got one we might as well get a second for the other ship/crew.
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Old February 13 2014, 01:32 AM   #9
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12 x DS9
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Old February 13 2014, 02:02 AM   #10
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I just realized I forgot about JJM's Aventine novel. So I would switch out the new author book for that.
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Old February 13 2014, 04:32 AM   #11
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Re: You're the Editor- 2015 Edition

- The next two Voyager novels, concluding this trilogy and then another book after that too. Really just as fast as she can write them, keep 'em coming.

- A bigass DS9 duo or trilogy, featuring a present-day storyline that picks up from Revelations & Dust and flashbacks to the Ascendants resolution as well, masterfully orchestrated by DRG3.

- The end of New Frontier.

- The other 6 or 7 can be split between TNG, Seekers, Enterprise, Titan, TOS (and apparently Aventine) in whatever way seems fair, just as long as Michael A. Martin is banished forever. I'm less personally invested in these, and I'd just like a variety.

- An multi-part eBook mini-event featuring a story from within the TNG show, preferably early on. I've always thought (and The Buried Age proved to me) that writing TNG's first season characters from the perspective of now could be enlightening and pretty entertaining too.
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Old February 13 2014, 06:22 AM   #12
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Masiral wrote: View Post
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Good choices except no Ebook for DS9, just paper.
Especially for the Ascendants story.
Although the resulting ragestorm on this board would at least be entertaining!

(To be fair, though, I do agree. After all this time, if the Ascendents conclusion does get written/released, it should not be an eBook exclusive. OTOH, I am intrigued by the thought of regular-novel-length eBook exclusives as "extra" novels in the schedule....)
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Old February 13 2014, 06:25 AM   #13
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January
Rise of The Federation: CLB

February
TNG/Post Fall: KRAD

March
VOY: Beyer
Titan eBook: Andy Mangels (solo)

April
The Seekers: Mack

May
Voyager: Beyer
TOS Movie Era eBook: McGintee

June
DS9 Duology 1: Una McCormack

July
DS9 Duology 2: Una McCormack
Data Ebook: Jeffery Lang

August
TOS: Ward

September:
Aventine Stand Alone: New Author
Demeter/O'Donnell eBook: Beyer

October/Nov/Dec:
24th Century Crossover Trilogy: Mack
December: Rise of the Federation eBook: CLB
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Old February 13 2014, 07:09 AM   #14
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Good choices except no Ebook for DS9, just paper.
Especially for the Ascendants story.
Although the resulting ragestorm on this board would at least be entertaining!

(To be fair, though, I do agree. After all this time, if the Ascendents conclusion does get written/released, it should not be an eBook exclusive. OTOH, I am intrigued by the thought of regular-novel-length eBook exclusives as "extra" novels in the schedule....)
Yeah, novel-length eBook exclusives are good, or at the very least, regular novella-length eBooks. Just more Star Trek in general, really.
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Old February 13 2014, 01:54 PM   #15
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All I can contribute to this discussion is that I'd love to see another Articles of the Federation-style story -- novel or e-book -- about the Federation government under
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