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Old January 19 2008, 01:00 AM   #31
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^ Both Dean and Kris have been focusing on their original work rather than tie-ins of late.
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Old January 19 2008, 01:02 AM   #32
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Xeris said:
Who said half love it? I certainly haven't read posts from anyone who stated they loved it, or liked it for that reason.
FWIW I liked the book. Yes, the characterization of the new crewmembers wasn't compatible with Q&A, but that was a minor quibble and more an editorial fauxpas than anything else.

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But we're getting off topic. How about Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I enjoy their stuff and they write so well together. Wasn't their last ST book the Star Trek: Day of Honor: Treaty's Law?
They hardly qualify as onetimers.
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Old January 19 2008, 01:06 AM   #33
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One-timers for me because I've only read one of their books, and yes I know they did 11.
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Old January 19 2008, 01:06 AM   #34
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I just realized I didn't put down my choice, Sarah Shaw, the author of Saturn's Children. TBH I don't really remember alot about the story, other than the fact that I really liked and was hoping she would do more Trek.
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Old January 19 2008, 01:24 AM   #35
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All I know is, I wish a reputable (imo) author like Peter David or Greg Cox would pick up the ball and run with an ENT season 5 relaunch.
Too late -- Andy Mangels & Mike Martin have beaten them to it. They've written The Good That Men Do and the upcoming Kobayashi Maru, which are the first two books in the ENT relaunch. Although it's possible other authors might contribute future novels to the series.
Christopher, I've seen TGTMD, read the cover, a few pages and some reviews. I get the impression it isn't what I am looking for; a good story picking up where season 4 left off.

The title Kobayashi Maru doesn't seem to point in the direction I'm looking for either but we'll see...
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Old January 19 2008, 01:33 AM   #36
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I'm someone who loves Before Dishonor, and I've said as much in a few threads.

I like the current stable of authors a lot, and I like a lot of the one-shot authors. As long as brilliant stories continue to hit the market, I'm a satisfied reader.
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Old January 19 2008, 01:43 AM   #37
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^Other than you feelings about BD, I couldn't agree more. IMHO the current authors are some of the best storytellers to have ever been involved with Trek, they go up there with the likes of Fontana, Roddenberry, Behr and Moore.
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Old January 19 2008, 05:04 AM   #38
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All I know is, I wish a reputable (imo) author like Peter David or Greg Cox would pick up the ball and run with an ENT season 5 relaunch.
Too late -- Andy Mangels & Mike Martin have beaten them to it. They've written The Good That Men Do and the upcoming Kobayashi Maru, which are the first two books in the ENT relaunch. Although it's possible other authors might contribute future novels to the series.
Christopher, I've seen TGTMD, read the cover, a few pages and some reviews. I get the impression it isn't what I am looking for; a good story picking up where season 4 left off.

The title Kobayashi Maru doesn't seem to point in the direction I'm looking for either but we'll see...
I'm honestly not sure what you mean by that, since The Good That Men Do is a good story and does pick up where ENT Season Four left off.
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Old January 19 2008, 06:24 AM   #39
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I'd like to see Keith Sharee of Gulliver's Fugitives to take another crack at Trek.

As far as the TNG relaunch goes... so far it has been horrible. Which has really suprised me, considering the talent involved.

I am very happy with the direction Martin & Mangels have taken with the Enterprise relaunch.
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Old January 19 2008, 06:45 AM   #40
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Jean Lorrah -- technically a three-off, I guess? One classic Trek and 2 Next Gen.

She had such a handle on Data and Tasha that I'd love to see what she'd do with characters from other shows, esp. Jadzia Dax.

For those of you who mentioned Vonda McIntyre, I sure hope you've read her Dreamsnake, because if you haven't, you've been denying yourself a real treat. There's a reason it won all those awards...
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For those of you who mentioned Vonda McIntyre, I sure hope you've read her Dreamsnake
In January 1988, I was stuck in a country town on a rainy, miserable holiday and I ran out of ST novels to read. I found "Dreamsnake and other stories" in a little second hand book store. It's fantastic!
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Old January 19 2008, 01:50 PM   #42
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Jean Lorrah -- technically a three-off, I guess? One classic Trek and 2 Next Gen.
Four-off, actually -- two of each. The Vulcan Academy Murders and its direct sequel The IDIC Epidemic for TOS, Survivors and Metamorphosis for TNG.
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Old January 19 2008, 02:15 PM   #43
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Uss Stardis said:
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All I know is, I wish a reputable (imo) author like Peter David or Greg Cox would pick up the ball and run with an ENT season 5 relaunch.
Too late -- Andy Mangels & Mike Martin have beaten them to it. They've written The Good That Men Do and the upcoming Kobayashi Maru, which are the first two books in the ENT relaunch. Although it's possible other authors might contribute future novels to the series.
Christopher, I've seen TGTMD, read the cover, a few pages and some reviews. I get the impression it isn't what I am looking for; a good story picking up where season 4 left off.

The title Kobayashi Maru doesn't seem to point in the direction I'm looking for either but we'll see...

Kobayashi Maru, now there's a snappy title. I wonder why noone ever thought of it before.

So what happens to the original novel. Does it get decanonated or somefing?

The Trek Lit squad go from house to house throughout the world, seeking all copies of Kobayashi maru by Julia Ecklar, taking it by force if necessary, and have a great big bonfire in front of the Brandenberg Gate.
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Old January 19 2008, 02:42 PM   #44
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The Trek Lit squad go from house to house throughout the world, seeking all copies of Kobayashi maru by Julia Ecklar, taking it by force if necessary, and have a great big bonfire in front of the Brandenberg Gate.
Why? The first book, the TOS one, was four officers telling how they dealt with the no-win scenario test in Starfleet Academy. We also saw Saavik's KM test in ST II.

The ENT version will be the actual incident that inspired the infamous scenario used at the Academy.

I don't see a problem.
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Besides, Julia Ecklar's novel is called The Kobayashi Maru. That makes all the difference.
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