New blurbs for Raise the Dawn, Fallen Gods, and The Eternal Tide

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  1. 8of5

    8of5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A new batch of blurbs has been added to Simon and Schuster's website:

    Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn
    Titan: Fallen Gods
    Voyager: The Eternal Tide
    All sounds good to me. All three are on my "read as soon as I can lay hands on them" list.
     
  2. Mage

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    All three sound very, very good! 2012 is shaping up to be a good year for reading Trek.
     
  3. Shon T'Hara

    Shon T'Hara Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm not too pleased with the idea of the Pact going for galactic domination. I hope the blurb's wrong and things head more towards a Cold War type situation. And the V'ger summary sounds too much like a logistical report.
     
  4. DGCatAniSiri

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    With Pava being singled out like that, I have this little hope that it means that there might be some kind of follow up on the story hinted at near the end of the Starfleet Academy comics. It'd be nice to get some resolution to that.

    Regardless, I can't wait for these. Though am I forgetting something? What are the specifics of the 'disastrous events' in the Bajoran system?
     
  5. JB2005

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    They all sound excellent :)
     
  6. DS9forever

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    Don't care about Titan or VOY, Raise the Dawn (with Sisko!) is the one I'll be getting. I wonder if Sisko and Picard will have scenes together? And does the "'disastrous events" in the Bajor system refer to the period between The Soul Key and Rough Beasts of Empire? Very intriguing!
     
  7. toughlittleship

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    I know the details may not be correct, but Raise the Dawn sounds epic and could be the beginning of a new direction for the Deep Space Nine characters.
     
  8. Deranged Nasat

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    I hope those are all accurate, because all three sound fascinating. :) Lots of interstellar politics, plenty of exploration in Voyager and Titan, and follow-ups on established plot points and arcs in all three. Mmmmm....
     
  9. Deranged Nasat

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    To be fair, apart from being an "exciting" word that generates interest, "control" doesn't have to mean the Pact is trying to invade or anything. :) It probably means domination of trade, control over the galactic economy, a policy of "if you want to be active in the interstellar community you need to come through us". They want to be the ones pulling the strings, rather than the UFP being the superpower. So I'd say it is like the Cold War - it's about which ideological and political group is the model for the rest of the galaxy and who gets to "control" the direction local space takes next, not who holds which territory.

    Of course, it doesn't mean some of the more agitated groups aren't yelling about lobbing explody things at each other, hence I suppose the "standing on the brink of war" line. Still, I'm assuming Bacco and Kamemor will keep things together ;)
     
  10. Therin of Andor

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    The untold Ascendants' storyline's conclusion?
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    I have to admit as well my interest has grown regarding 2012's offerings. There is some pretty cool stuff to look forward to!
     
  12. ryan123450

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    All three sound awesome. Hope the Ascendants storyline figures in this somehow.
     
  13. DGCatAniSiri

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    Ah. I thought it was referring to something that had been published that I was forgetting about. Dammit, stop teasing us and just give us our Ascendants story already!
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    It sounds to me as if Raise the Dawn is a continuation/follow-up to Rough Beasts of Empire.

    If it is in fact a continuation of RBoE, I am going to be really interested in seeing how its present-day events tie in with the rest of the Typhon Pact novels, since, chronologically, RBoE is the first of the Typhon Pact sub-series.

    I'll also be interested in seeing what, if anything, it does to expand our knowledge about the current status of DS9 in the post-Destiny timeline, given that it features Ro (who, as per Zero Sum Game [which, chronologically, takes place after RBoE and would therefore take place after RtD as well if RtD is in fact a continuation of RBoE], is the current commanding officer of DS9).

    The reference to the 'disastrous events in the Bajor system' sounds to me like a reference to something that Sisko touches on briefly in RBoE, and, if it is, we might actually be getting a glimpse into the missing 5-year period of time that passes between the events of The Soul Key and the events of RBoE (most likely from both Sisko and Ro's perspective).
     
  15. 8of5

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    It doesn't give too much story away, but even the logistics of Voyager's new mission excite me; I'm very curious to see what the entire Full Circle fleet gets up to - I suppose Voyager is now a bit like the later seasons of Stargate Atlantis - They're connected with the Alpha Quadrant, but still very much on their own, in a very exotic area of space.

    And/or maybe something that happened in the preceding half of the duology?
     
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  17. DrCorby

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    Titan: Fallen Gods also seems to follow directly from the Titan Typhon Pact novel Seize the Fire, with references to Titan still looking for the terraforming technology featured prominently in the earlier novel.

    Isn't Fallen Gods by Michael A Martin? The last line of the blurb mentions an Andorian finding a danger that had been "hiding in plain sight" for 200 years -- which puts it in the Enterprise era. With Martin also writing the Enterprise Romulan Wars novels, he may also referencing something from those novels (perhaps only hinted at), as well...
     
  18. 8of5

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    Because Plagues of Night is being published the month before Raise the Dawn maybe??

    And also because DRG3 has commented a couple of times (on his facebook page) that his Plagues of Night picks up from all four of the first Typhon Pact novels.

    Indeed, from what's been described so far it sounds a bit like Martin is trying to rescue some of the ideas he wasn't permitted to expand upon when the Romulan War series was cut down to two.
     
  19. Sci

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    They all sound very cool!

    Some quick thoughts:

    Looks like DRGIII's trilogy will definitely help continue the story of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, even if it's published under the Typhon Pact banner.

    The blurbs don't say that the Typhon Pact is moving towards "interstellar domination." It says that factions within the Pact want that -- and that other factions in the Pact, such as the Romulan government, are working towards peace and stability. This builds upon what we've seen from previous Typhon Pact entries -- the Breen seem hostile to the Federation and the Kinshaya to the Klingons, for instance, while the current Romulan government and a significant Kinshaya faction have no such angry impulses, and the Tzenkethi are less about being hostile towards anyone than about being manipulative for their own welfare and stability.

    Also:

    How can the Andorian or Federation governments rid Starfleet crews of their Andorian crewmembers? This makes no sense to me. The Andorian government would have no right take away the Federation citizenships of expat Andorian Federates; the most they could do to an Andorian Federate not living on an Andorian world, ship, or station would be to strip them of their Andorian citizenships in abstentia. (I suppose the Andorian government could imprison an Andorian Federate living on its worlds, ships, or stations if they refuse to renounce their Federation citizenships, but that would run directly counter to their promise at the end of Paths of Disharmony, and to Andor's democratic nature.)

    And the Federation shouldn't be able to single out Andorians, for that matter -- it's already an established fact that Starfleet officers can be foreign citizens (Nog) or dual citizens (Worf), and singling out Andorians would be speciesist discrimination.
     
  20. Deranged Nasat

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    Maybe certain factions within the Federation are feeling spiteful? Perhaps a few Andorian Starfleet officers ended up "turning" and sabotaging things to avenge the UFP's "betrayal" and now someone in Starfleet's leadership has an agenda about weeding out the Blue Menace? Just because it runs counter to the Federation's value systems doesn't mean they can't slip up in places. Maybe some of the Satie-types are back in power as part of the recent "Pact Cold War" phase?
     

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