Larry Nemecek to announce new book

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

  1. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    And having finally listened to the interview, I'm more convinced that this is a good "next step" project to buy into.

    It's just that I want to support my local bookstore as well, but there's that cost issue too...
     
  2. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    I meant who cares if it is consistent with the Star Charts. If it's a good product I'll be thrilled.
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    I once read about a fan making their own, using a plotting program and the co-ordinates from the Star Trek Maps and Shane Johnson's Worlds of the Federation.
     
  4. bbailey861

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    It isn't like there are many choices left - even in Ottawa - any more. There is Octopus Books - but your best bet is still Chapters. It is Canadian and the prices are usually pretty much on par with Amazon.ca, if that's who you are trying to avoid. Chapter's/Indigo didn't have it on their website yet, but Amazon.ca is showing it at $52.
     
  5. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    True, we've had a lot of attrition over the last year in our neck of the woods. In addition to Octopus, though, there's also still these outfits in Ottawa:

    Books on Beechwood
    Perfect Books
     
  6. DEWLine

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    That would be an interesting piece of coding to play/work with, as different from the whitten.org Starmap as it would be.
     
  7. Christopher

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    Not quite the same, but there's this:

    http://www.whitten.org/starmap/

    It's a mix of real astronomical data and Star Charts information. You can only view it from the same angle that SC shows, but it does provide some more real-world information. It was my source for the identification of "Beta Rigel" with Tau-3 Eridani in Rise of the Federation.
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    ^Cool, thanks!