Cover & Blurb for Dayton Ward's "From History's Shadow"

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  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Commodore Commodore

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    OK, not sure how I missed hearing about this one, but apparently Dayton Ward has an upcoming book called From History's Shadow. I just saw the cover and blurb here on The Trek Collective.

    I have to say, I'm really excited about this one. A Star Trek take on Majestic 12 and the Roswell/UFO "conspiracy"? Sounds like a lot of fun... can't wait!

    (I never thought about it before, but I guess based on "Little Green Men", in the Trek world, the conspiracy was real!)

    And that retro-looking cover is all kinds of awesome!

    The article on The Trek Collective doesn't mention a release date, and neither Memory Alpha or Beta seem to have this one listed. Anyone know when this one comes out?

    (The linked article also has the blurb for A Choice of Futures, but Christopher has already posted that one in the thread for that book.)
     
  2. Sakrysta

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    That cover is all manner of shiny. :techman:
     
  3. DeVario

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    I really like that cover, and the story sounds like it will be very interesting. As for the release date, I'm pretty sure it will be August, the month after A Choice of Futures.
     
  4. Christopher

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    That's a neat cover, and an interesting story. It sounds like it might not be in continuity with Forgotten History, though, depending on how immediately it follows "Assignment: Earth."
     
  5. tomswift2002

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    I like the cover. It's a lot better than the bland cover for ROTF that's below it.

    But besides "Little Green Men", Star Trek has another connection to AREA 51. Jonathan Frakes made a documentary on Roswell back in the late-90's. As far as I know, it has only been released on DVD by Front Row Entertainment with poor audio quality (the audio is very muffled).

    As for continuity, I was thinking more of the Greg Cox continuity from the "Assignment:Eternity" and the Eugenics Wars books.
     
  6. Christopher

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    And was an executive producer and frequent director on the TV series Roswell.


    Which are part of the same overall novel continuity as the DTI novels.
     
  7. Enterprise is Great

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    The Observers are invading the Star Trek universe now! Where Fringe Division?

    Nice cover , btw. :techman::techman:
     
  8. Allyn Gibson

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    The mention of Majestic 12 leads me to wonder if Cryptosporidium-136 will have a cameo in the book. :)
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    It's supposed to be the August book (meaning it'll be out the last Tuesday of July).

    It is a nice cover, and something I saw on the blurb:

    My guess is that's supposed to be Mistral from Carbon Creek.
     
  10. Lonemagpie

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    I love that cover.
     
  11. Allyn Gibson

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    I look at it, and I can hear a theremin. :)
     
  12. Reanok

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    :techman:I like that cover. And to have Roberta Lincoln in the novel great to have her character return in another TOS novel. This is Definitely a novel I plan on getting.
     
  13. DS9forever

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    This isn't the first time that the author has focused on the subject; Ward wrote "The Aliens Are Coming!" for SNW, which featured John Christopher from "Tomorrow is Yesterday" and Wainwright (now working for Project Sign) from "Little Green Men".
     
  14. JD

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    I love that cover, I'd put it up there as one of my all time favroites. The story sounds really cool. I was interested in this before, but now I am very excited. I am curious if it will take the Euegenics Wars books into account. I'm hoping it will since most have Dayton's books have been part of the novelverse continuity.
     
  15. BillJ

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    I wish the non-TOS book covers were as creative...
     
  16. DS9forever

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    Yeah, the only good ones I can remember are the ones for Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn. I'm hoping the covers for Star Trek: The Fall will be good.
     
  17. BillJ

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    The ones for the Destiny trilogy (five years ago) were awesome, but it has been pretty slim-pickings as far as quality artwork goes since then.
     
  18. Avro Arrow

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    Thanks to you both! I checked MA's Upcoming Productions page, and sure enough, it's listed there. When I had searched on the title, I got no page hits. However, it looks like the apostrophe messes up whatever search algorithm they're using, since I tried searching on "T'Pol" as a test and got no hits either.

    And here I was wondering if Seven would travel back in time to work with them... :)
     
  19. iarann

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    Based on that synopsis, I wonder if the Vulcan who had been on Earth for over a decade is the same one from the Enterprise episode where T'Pol tells a tale of the first contact with Earth that may or may not be real.
     
  20. Christopher

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    ^The final scene of T'Pol holding T'Mir's purse makes it pretty clear that the story was true. No doubt the Vulcan is Mestral, and that's a cool connection.