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Old February 27 2014, 03:38 AM   #16
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

There's no suggestion Dimesdan has done anything wrong - he took a freely available image and posted it here. Not a problem.

And while it is true that once anything is posted on the internet it's out in the wild and can't be contained, David R. George has asked for links to his facebook page and since it's easy enough to do, I like to oblige.

You don't need to be a member of Facebook to see that page, just click on the link.
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Old February 27 2014, 04:02 AM   #17
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

I too am glad S&S went back to the old Lost Era style. This cover is one of the better covers we've had in a long time. A lot of the recent covers have just been pretty bland.
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Old February 27 2014, 04:09 AM   #18
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

I LOVE the throwback to the original Lost Era covers. I was so disappointed when "The Buried Age" didn't follow suit.

I'm not 100% sold on the image itself, but I'm not against it either. It's better than floating Photoshop heads, so there IS that...
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Old February 27 2014, 05:06 AM   #19
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

I'm not sure what would've been a good choice of ship image if The Buried Age had followed the previous cover design. There are several different featured ships in the course of the book.

Besides, it was felt at the time that the book would be more marketable as a TNG novel than a Lost Era novel. And it is essentially an origin story for TNG, much as Terok Nor is an origin story for DS9. The other TLE books are either focused on ships that didn't have their own series (Excelsior, E-B, E-C) or crossing over characters and events from multiple series, so there's nothing to label them with other than TLE. But the others are arguably TNG/DS9 first and TLE second.
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Old February 27 2014, 05:34 AM   #20
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

FWIW It's also up at startrek.com, so I guess the whole bruhaha about what can and can't be posted here is pretty pointless now, as everyyone and their mother in the TrekLit community will have the cover up now ...

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-constant-star
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Old February 27 2014, 08:03 AM   #21
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

I just had a cool thought. What if The Lost Era became an ongoing series focused solely on Enterprise-B crew? I know I would love it.
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Old February 27 2014, 08:15 AM   #22
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

trampledamage wrote: View Post
There's no suggestion Dimesdan has done anything wrong - he took a freely available image and posted it here. Not a problem.

And while it is true that once anything is posted on the internet it's out in the wild and can't be contained, David R. George has asked for links to his facebook page and since it's easy enough to do, I like to oblige.

You don't need to be a member of Facebook to see that page, just click on the link.
Well, some people around here seemed to think so, and given you've changed the image into a link and you've abided to an unfair request (given the image was on Facebook) and he's not been an active member here for years, you are kinda implying that what I did was wrong and against the rules somehow.

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FWIW It's also up at startrek.com, so I guess the whole bruhaha about what can and can't be posted here is pretty pointless now, as everyyone and their mother in the TrekLit community will have the cover up now ...

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-constant-star
Exactly, so instead of a link to a fan Facebook page, I'll change it back to the image on my photobucket account.
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Old February 27 2014, 01:48 PM   #23
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

It may seem to be a bit pointless now, since it's up on startrek.com, but I thought it was a fair request from DRG - whether he's a member here or not; it's his work.

We operate on the information we have at the time. Dimesdan did when he posted the image, I did when I changed it to a link.
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Old February 27 2014, 02:27 PM   #24
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I bet the spine is inconsistent...
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Old February 27 2014, 04:00 PM   #25
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

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I just had a cool thought. What if The Lost Era became an ongoing series focused solely on Enterprise-B crew? I know I would love it.
Then it would not be Lost Era any longer. It would be a series about the Enterprise-B. But a series about the Enterprise-B would be very welcome (IMHO).

What I would love to see is eBook only series focusing on the Ent-B and the Ent-C.
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Old February 27 2014, 04:42 PM   #26
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

I think it is cool that the cover looks so much like the LE book featuring the Ent-B.
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Old February 27 2014, 06:12 PM   #27
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OverlordSpock wrote: View Post
I was so disappointed when "The Buried Age" didn't follow suit.
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I'm not sure what would've been a good choice of ship image if The Buried Age had followed the previous cover design.
I felt the same way as OverlordSpock did at first, both for the Terok Nor trilogy and for The Buried Age. Christopher raises a valid point with the choice of ship though. The Stargazer would have likely been the most recognizable choice, but of course it only features in a small part of the novel. The current covers for these books are still amazing though, so I don't mind as much that they didn't follow the TLE format.

Having said that, still kudos for bringing the format back for this new installment. I always though it looked very nice and unique, and if the inside matches the quality of Serpents Among the Ruins as much as the outside does, I will be very happy.
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Old February 27 2014, 07:39 PM   #28
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Glad they went back to the previous design. Looks sharp.
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Old February 27 2014, 09:17 PM   #29
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Re: One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

Tirius wrote: View Post
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I was so disappointed when "The Buried Age" didn't follow suit.
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I'm not sure what would've been a good choice of ship image if The Buried Age had followed the previous cover design.
I felt the same way as OverlordSpock did at first, both for the Terok Nor trilogy and for The Buried Age. Christopher raises a valid point with the choice of ship though. The Stargazer would have likely been the most recognizable choice, but of course it only features in a small part of the novel.
Although, Deny Thy Father used the Pegasus on its cover which doesn't really play that large a role in the overall story.
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Old February 27 2014, 10:50 PM   #30
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Excellent cover. My favorite of the year so far.
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