Fiction eBook from Erdmann & Block!

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  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    According to paulablock's and Terry J Erdmann's Facebook pages today, they have been approved to write their first "Star Trek" fiction eBook! Due 2014.
     
  2. JD

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    Very cool. I'm curious to see they handle fiction after all of the years of only doing non-fic.
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Paula wrote some Trek fanfic back in the fanzine era, although I don't believe I've read any of it.
     
  4. CaptPapa

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    I really do not know . . .
    Could be cool. Any indication of the time period, crew, era?
     
  5. JD

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    I wonder if we're going to back to the e-books being an entry point for new writers like it seemed to be during SCE?
     
  6. JWolf

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    That works for me. I just hope the whiners (I want this eBook in print now) will not whine about these eBooks.
     
  7. Therin of Andor

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    No, they aren't elaborating yet. Links to Paula's famous fanfic are in the 2014 Schedule thread.
     
  8. DS9forever

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    Block has written for Star Trek before, the short story "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet" in the first Strange New Worlds release.
     
  9. borgboy

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    Even though I get nearly all my non Trek books by Kindle now, I still get all my Trek books in print if it's an option, but will get the ebook exclusives without complaining. I have such a large collection of Trek books in print I like keeping getting them that way, and ridiculous as it is, it's quite a bit cheaper most of the time to get them in print that ebook!
     
  10. T'Ressa Dax

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    I get all of them on my Kindle now, but never on the release date, because usually the price comes down to something at least a little more reasonable within a few days.
     
  11. bfollowell

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    OK, I don't read a lot of non-fiction, so please forgive my ignorance, but I don't believe I've ever heard of them. Could someone give some examples of their better known works?

    Thanks.

    - Byron

    EDITED: OK. I see they're probably best known for the Trek 365 books.
     
  12. Christopher

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    ^I'd say they're best known for the DS9 Companion, which is the best and most in-depth of the series-companion books.
     
  13. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    In your not so humble opinion don't you mean.

    I personally think the Voyager Companion is light years ahead of all the others. :p
     
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  15. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You're joking right? All I remember from the VOY Companion is the author noting the episodes where a shuttlecraft was blown up.
     
  16. Christopher

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    If you want a listing of facts and details about the contents of the episodes, then The Voyager Companion covered them very well, but it suffered from a lack of behind-the-scenes analysis. The TNG one had a decent mix of episode overviews and background trivia. But Erdmann had a level of ongoing, firsthand access to the production unequalled by any Trek chronicler since Stephen E. Whitfield when he wrote The Making of Star Trek, and unlike that book it covers the entire run of the series. So it's true that "best" is a matter of opinion, but it is indisputably the most in-depth of the companion books.
     
  17. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    Yes. I thought it was so bad I sold it after owning it a month. The DS9 one in comparison and the TNG one to a lesser extent I reread every once in a while.
     

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