Cover and blurb for TOS: The Weight of Worlds

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  1. JD

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    Star Trek.com has posted the cover and blurb for Greg Cox's upcoming TOS novel, The Weight of Worlds.
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    I like the cover myself. It strikes me as almost being a little retro in a way. And the story sounds great to me.
     
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  2. Relayer1

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    I love the cover.

    Although I'm not exactly the worlds biggest 5 Year Mission fan, Gregs stuff is usually fun...
     
  3. DS9forever

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    Given how prominent Uhura seems it is strange she isn't on the cover.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Yep, a very retro cover. My first thought was that it had kind of a Bantam-era vibe.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Hey, thanks for posting that. Pocket nicely showed me the cover right before the holidays, but asked me not to pass it around before it could be formally unveiled. Glad to see it's finally out in the world!
     
  6. Lonemagpie

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    Love the painting - retro and good
     
  7. Admiral Rex

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    I liked it at first glance, but Kirk's head looks out of proportion with his body.
     
  8. BillJ

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    Love the v-necks Kirk and Sulu are sporting, gives it a comic book feel. :techman:
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Holy shit! That cover is awesome!
     
  10. bbailey861

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    I am so freaking excited. This cover is beautiful and I can't wait to buy this. Jesus, I'm in my 50's and I sound like I'm still 12. I'm going to pour myself a drink.
     
  11. T'Bonz

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    Gorgeous cover.
     
  12. indianatrekker26

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    i freakin LOVE this cover! No photoshop in sight! An actual drawn, painted cover! So refreshing!
     
  13. sulfur

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    Who painted that cover?
     
  14. Christopher

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    Actually it looks like a digital painting to me (the colors have a very computerish smoothness), and I gather that Photoshop is one of the most popular digital painting programs in use these days. So it could be Photoshop in the literal sense, even if it isn't "photoshopped" in the vernacular sense (I guess the program's functionality has expanded since that term entered the vernacular).
     
  15. BeatleJWOL

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    Interesting. Shades of the Zaran Totality, or the old Omne novels?
     
  16. Patrick O'Brien

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    Great cover:bolian: Sounds like a good read too:)
     
  17. Defcon

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    Nice retro cover.

    I think it would work as a nice avatar for Greg as well:

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  18. King Daniel Beyond

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    That is a rather striking cover. It reminds me a little of the old FASA Trek books, and I mean that as a good thing!

    Apologies if this is an inappropriate thing to ask (if so just ignore) but I remember from another thread recently some discussion of a Spiderman novel, ostensibly set in the comic book continuity being written with the movie series very much in mind. I'm curious if something similar is the case here?
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    That is a rather striking cover. It reminds me a little of the old FASA Trek books, and I mean that as a good thing!

    Apologies if this is an inappropriate thing to ask (if so just ignore) but I remember from another thread recently some discussion of a Spiderman novel, ostensibly set in the comic book continuity being written with the movie series very much in mind. I'm curious if something similar is the case here?
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    TOS novels aren't really that complicated. I'm sure if someone having just seen STID went to the bookstore, picked this up and pictured Chirs Pine, Zachary Quinto and everyone else on a bridge with a dozen lens flares they'd enjoy the story just as much as the rest of us who are picturing Shatner, Nimoy, and the old gang on 1960s television sets.
     
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