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Old June 6 2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Simon & Schuster renews its Trek license

http://www.licensemag.com/licensemag...tegoryId=33594

"Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, will continue its successful partnership with CCP [CBS Consumer Products] for Star Trek novels in print and electronic formats. Under the renewal agreement, Pocket Books will produce original novels across all Star Trek series. Over the past 33 years, Simon & Schuster has published close to 1,000 Star Trek titles."

Also info in the above link re new publishing deals (and example upcoming titles) for Abrams Publishing, becker&mayer! and Cider Mill Press.
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Old June 6 2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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http://www.licensemag.com/licensemag...tegoryId=33594

"Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, will continue its successful partnership with CCP [CBS Consumer Products] for Star Trek novels in print and electronic formats. Under the renewal agreement, Pocket Books will produce original novels across all Star Trek series. Over the past 33 years, Simon & Schuster has published close to 1,000 Star Trek titles."

Also info in the above link re new publishing deals (and example upcoming titles) for Abrams Publishing, becker&mayer! and Cider Mill Press.
I'm going to take this as confirmation that ENT will continue.
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Old June 6 2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Re: Simon & Schuster renews its Trek license

That's a shame. I was hoping someone else would bring a fresh perspective. Oh well.
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Old June 6 2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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That's a shame. I was hoping someone else would bring a fresh perspective. Oh well.
Really? I am quite pleased with this news. S&S/Pocket Books has built up an incredibly detailed, intricate, continuous extended Trek universe. I'd hate for all of that to get scrapped because a new publisher decides to ignore everything that's come before.
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Old June 6 2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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Really?
Yeah, I've been less than thrilled with the post-Nemesis books for quite a while now. Even the Voyager re-re-launch fell flat for me pretty quickly, I never made it through Children of the Storm and can't remember the last TNG (including Titan), DS9 or ENT book I actually made it through.

I bought Plagues of Night got a couple chapters in and was soooo bored.
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Old June 6 2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Really? I am quite pleased with this news. S&S/Pocket Books has built up an incredibly detailed, intricate, continuous extended Trek universe. I'd hate for all of that to get scrapped because a new publisher decides to ignore everything that's come before.
Well, as various folks suggested on this board the last time the subject of a license change came up, it's possible that if the license changed hands, the new publisher might continue the existing continuity. The Doctor Who novels from BBC Books initially disregarded the Virgin novels' continuity, but then started incorporating it. The Del Rey Babylon 5 novels included references to events from a couple of the Dell B5 novels. And all the Star Wars tie-ins from different publishers are supposed to stay consistent with each other.

Of course, it's also possible that they would prefer to start a new continuity, or tie into Star Trek Online, or maybe only have the license to do Abramsverse fiction, or something. So it's just as well we don't have to worry about that for now.




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Yeah, I've been less than thrilled with the post-Nemesis books for quite a while now. Even the Voyager re-re-launch fell flat for me pretty quickly, I never made it through Children of the Storm and can't remember the last TNG (including Titan), DS9 or ENT book I actually made it through.
Post-NEM books and ENT books aren't the entirety of what Pocket publishes. There's also been a lot of TOS-era stuff in recent years.
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Old June 6 2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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Guess I need to finish that book now . . .
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Old June 6 2012, 07:47 PM   #8
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Guess I need to finish that book now . . .
Come on Greg, what's taking so long?
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Old June 6 2012, 08:20 PM   #9
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1,000 books Looks like I have a bit of catching up to do
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Old June 6 2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Guess I need to finish that book now . . .
Come on Greg, what's taking so long?
I need to finish the Leverage book first!
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Old June 6 2012, 09:14 PM   #11
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I never made it through Children of the Storm and can't remember the last TNG (including Titan), DS9 or ENT book I actually made it through.
Try sticking with a book to the end. Sometimes they start off slow with the setup, but pay off in the end. Did you try the Destiny trilogy by David Mack? I found those quite awesome.
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Old June 6 2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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I never made it through Children of the Storm and can't remember the last TNG (including Titan), DS9 or ENT book I actually made it through.
Try sticking with a book to the end. Sometimes they start off slow with the setup, but pay off in the end. Did you try the Destiny trilogy by David Mack? I found those quite awesome.
Tough to stay with a book when it's putting you to sleep. Yes I read the Mack trilogy.
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Old June 6 2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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That's a shame. I was hoping someone else would bring a fresh perspective. Oh well.
Every editor at Pocket/Gallery since 1980 has brought a "fresh perspective".
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Old June 6 2012, 11:55 PM   #14
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Very happy with this - continue as you were please Guys !
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Old June 7 2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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Perhaps, BillJ, you don't remember what things were like back in the Bantam days: at one point, literally every other novel was a new variation on the tired old "Kirk and the Enterprise Crew stick their noses into someplace they don't belong, and run afoul of some superbeing," the books seemingly competing with each other only to see which would be the worst.
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