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Old December 4 2008, 08:35 PM   #16
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

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It's been reported that Trek editor Marco Palmieri was among those laid off yesterday.
Very sorry to hear this.

Marco if you're reading this: thanks for the work you've done on the ST books the last few years. I really appreciate the direction you've given to the novels and you got me to look forward to them again. Hope you find the situation you need quickly. Good luck to you.
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Old December 4 2008, 08:42 PM   #17
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Oh, shit. I echo Mysterion's comments: I've enjoyed the vast majority of the books you've helped to produce and the overall editorial direction you've helped craft, and I just know I'll miss your input here and behind the scenes. I don't have access to the internal decision-making as S&S, of course, but am pissed off on your behalf, particularly with a young family. I hope that you soon find renumerative employment you care about as much as you obviously cared about the Trek line.

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Old December 4 2008, 08:45 PM   #18
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

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It's been reported that Trek editor Marco Palmieri was among those laid off yesterday.
No no no!

Why Marco??? This is so ridiculous, what is the rationale ?? This just blows.

A bit of Trek has a died today.

So so lame.
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Old December 4 2008, 08:54 PM   #19
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

Marco that sucks! i hope this doesnt start to spell the end of trek books!
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Old December 4 2008, 08:56 PM   #20
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Marco that sucks! i hope this doesnt start to spell the end of trek books!
The article linked above mentions that Margaret Clark will still be editing the ST line. Sounds like she'll be doing the job she's been doing plus taking up the load Marco had as well. Good luck to her on this.
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Old December 4 2008, 08:59 PM   #21
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I just feel plain bad/angry at the moment! This is the worst season to loose a job. The best of luck to Marco!
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Old December 4 2008, 09:13 PM   #22
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Crap, crap, crap, f***ing crap. Specifically, and in general.

I was kind of looking forward to 2008 being over. But I fear 2009 is going to completely suck for the majority of people in this country.
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Old December 4 2008, 09:24 PM   #23
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

To echo the others on here, I was going to swear in every language I can think of, the result being:



Marco, good luck with finding a new job quickly. With your success rate at Pocket, I would hope it shouldn't be hard. Do be sure to let us know where you end up so we might continue to aid in your success.
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Old December 4 2008, 09:25 PM   #24
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Damn. Just damn.
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Old December 4 2008, 09:33 PM   #25
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Good lord! This is horrible news!

Marco's clearly good at what he does, I'm sure he'll bounce back from this terrible set back. I hope for his sake it's sooner rather than later.
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Old December 4 2008, 09:36 PM   #26
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Wow, sorry to hear about everyone affected, especially Marco. Terrible news.
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Old December 4 2008, 09:37 PM   #27
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Re: Simon and Schuster cuts 35 jobs

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It's been reported that Trek editor Marco Palmieri was among those laid off yesterday.
Dear land I hope not!!
Or at least hopefully its just temporary! He's done a fantastic job for years! Who could replace him? He knows everything about the ST books (esp the DS9R) inside and out... !!!!!!!!!!

This is insane!!

*Furious*

What if the future few years falls apart now!?!? *flails about in panic*
He's done so well...
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Old December 4 2008, 09:53 PM   #28
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I and the other writers I've heard from are all very upset about this and very sad to lose Marco. He was pivotal in making Star Trek literature what it is today, and brought great innovation, sophistication, and quality to the line. But I'm sure that in the future, we'll all strive to live up to the standards he set for Trek lit. Still, it won't ever be quite the same.
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Old December 4 2008, 10:16 PM   #29
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That's crap. Marco did a great job while editing the Trek line and will be missed.
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Old December 4 2008, 10:37 PM   #30
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It's been reported that Trek editor Marco Palmieri was among those laid off yesterday.
Noooooooo!

Marco, I've enjoyed everything you've done with the Trek books over the years. Thank you for some wonderful reading experiences, thank you for participating in the forum here, and best of the luck for the future.
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