Larry Nemecek to announce new book

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by RAMA, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. RAMA

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  2. JD

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    Intriguing.
     
  3. Caesar753

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    Very cool. Curious to see what this is all about.
     
  4. bbailey861

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    Well, I guess I'll have to check back on Thursday and see what gives.
     
  5. Mysterion

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    Well, here's what it says on his site:



    More maps! Yay! I love that sort of stuff, and am very happy to see that we're getting stuff new material.

    Will be interesting to see what kind of questions answered/questions posed ratio this one has. :)
     
  6. 8of5

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    Well, Amazon have spilt the beans, here's their description:

    Sounds like fun to me, having maps from different times and cultural perspectives should make it a very different experience from Star Charts; which did that a little bit I suppose, but not as full on as this sounds.
     
  7. JD

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    Cool, depending on my financial situation when it comes out I might have to get one. I have a feeling they won't be doing a digital version of this, so I might have to go physical for this one.
     
  8. RAMA

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    A bit pricey, but I think if I start saving now it'll be doable.
     
  10. The Wormhole

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    So basically Star Charts done in the same style as the First 150 Years of the Federation? Could be interesting, but at that price I'm out.
     
  11. Ktrek

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    I'll say it's pricey! It's only 48 pages and that makes it about a $1.00 a page. I know it will come down by release date on Amazon but I doubt even at half price I would buy it.

    Wow! I must be making progress! I can actually say NO! to purchasing a Trek book!!!

    Kevin
     
  12. bbailey861

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    Only 48 pages? I love Star Charts, and I like the concept for this one but I'm really going to have to look at this before I shell over that amount for only 48 pages.
     
  13. Christopher

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    Sounds like it's more of a coffee-table art book than an atlas per se. I wonder how consistent it'll be with Star Charts. Strictly speaking, it wouldn't have to be, but a lot of the novels have used SC as a resource, and it'd be nice if this were a compatible resource for future novelists to draw on.
     
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    I was more interested in John Byrne's lost episodes photocomics coming in 2014 !
     
  15. DEWLine

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    Agreed on that point in particular, and I suspect that Larry and Geoffrey already know this.
     
  16. danellis

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    Not listed on amazon.uk yet.

    dJE
     
  17. 8of5

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    It sounds like the book element is supplemental to the maps being the main content of thing thing. Each map is about ten pages worth of paper, so there's another hundred pages, they're just loose.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Kinda like the 1980 Star Trek Maps, which was a pouch containing two big double-sided foldout maps and an Introduction to Navigation booklet.
     
  19. Mysterion

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    ^^^^
    A classic, and my preferred layout of the Trek universe.
     
  20. Christopher

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    I read the item about this on TrekCore, and it mentions that Nemecek was a contributor to Star Charts. So the two might well be consisent. Then again, Mandel worked on both ST Maps and STSC, yet they interpreted the Trek universe in two completely different ways.