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Old June 7 2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Cover for TOS: The More things change

Startrek.com has the cover and a short synopsis for the eBook exclusive TOS novella The more things change by Scott Pearson:

http://www.startrek.com/article/firs...-things-change

I have feeling they aren't really trying with those eBook exclusive covers ...
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Old June 7 2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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Isn't that basically the cover of the 2004 Ships of the Line Calendar, but with the Excelsior and Klingon ships edited out?
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Old June 7 2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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I remember hoping that this was to be a DS9 novel, given that "the more things change, the more they stay the same" was the last line of DS9.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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Looks kind of bland! The ebook itself looks good though. I'd get it.
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Old June 7 2014, 05:13 PM   #5
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Re: Cover for TOS: The More things change

6 months after The Motion Picture, eh? So it must go in between various sections of Forgotten History.
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Old June 7 2014, 05:46 PM   #6
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If it's in continuity with Forgotten History and other books, then six months after TMP would put it around the start of the period when Spock takes leave to rescue and mentor Saavik, or about a month after Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again Part 1 and three months before the middle portion (Ch. VIII-XI) of Forgotten History. Also perhaps shortly after the frame story of Julia Ecklar's The Kobayashi Maru, which is more than four months after TMP according to my notes.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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Re: Cover for TOS: The More things change

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Isn't that basically the cover of the 2004 Ships of the Line Calendar, but with the Excelsior and Klingon ships edited out?
It seems to be a different image.

From the calendar:



The e-book cover:

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Old June 7 2014, 10:11 PM   #8
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It's from a Ships of the Line Calendar, definitely. Had it in my hands just yesterday, but I don't know which one. Maybe 2013.
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Old June 7 2014, 11:02 PM   #9
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TMP era !

Cool...
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Old June 7 2014, 11:25 PM   #10
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If it's in continuity with Forgotten History and other books, then six months after TMP would put it around the start of the period when Spock takes leave to rescue and mentor Saavik, or about a month after Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again Part 1 and three months before the middle portion (Ch. VIII-XI) of Forgotten History. Also perhaps shortly after the frame story of Julia Ecklar's The Kobayashi Maru, which is more than four months after TMP according to my notes.
It's six months plus or minus whatever's necessary to land it right between all these other events in its own little window. Beyond that, I'll let the Timeliners arm wrestle to decide the best day of the week for it to start!
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Old June 7 2014, 11:58 PM   #11
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Assuming Spock is in it, then it could fit in just before he takes his yearlong leave, especially if we're free to shave a few weeks off the six-month interval.

Though personally I'd like to see (or write) more stories set in the period when Spock is on leave and Sulu is acting first officer. I mean, a year is a long time.
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Old June 8 2014, 03:43 AM   #12
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It's from a Ships of the Line Calendar, definitely. Had it in my hands just yesterday, but I don't know which one. Maybe 2013.
It's from the 2004 edition (I updated my earlier post with the full image ).
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Old June 8 2014, 04:29 AM   #13
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^If you mean the book cover, it's not the same image as the one in the SOTL calendar you posted. It's an almost identical angle on the ship, but from slightly higher and farther to port, so there's more visible separation between the bottom of the torpedo assembly and the curve of the engineering hull, and so that the gangway hatch on the saucer and the windows of the arboretum are more easily distinguished. Also the lighting is distinctly different.
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Old June 8 2014, 05:57 AM   #14
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Yup, that's what I mentioned earlier, there -- the 2004 calendar image is different from the new one.
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Old June 8 2014, 06:33 AM   #15
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Books with Sulu as the first office would be cool, but I'd really love to read more about Spock mentoring Saavik.
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