OT: The 4400 Welcome to Promise City/Promises Broken

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. JD

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    I know we do have a seperate general Sci-Fi forum, but since the two authors involved have written I'm a big fan of The 4400, and I was just curious if these two books are going to be ending the series, or will this be the beginning of an ongoing DS9R type series for The 4400? I think I remember David Mack making a reference to ending the story, but I just wanted to make sure.
     
  2. David Mack

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    The answer, as with all things in publishing, is, "It depends."

    I wrote Promises Broken to serve as a "grand finale" to The 4400, but I left enough of the fictional universe intact that if sales warrant a continuation, there is somewhere for the series to go.
     
  3. Defcon

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    This is from an interview I did last September with David Mack, so it might me a bit outdated already:

     
  4. David Mack

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    ^ All of that remains true and accurate.
     
  5. LightningStorm

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    I am quite excited for these two books.
     
  6. JD

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    Cool, I think it was that interview that I was thinking of.

    I can't wait to see what Cox and Mack do. I remember being upset that the show ended the way that it did, because I thought that it was a great set up for future stories. So now I am really excited to see where things go in these books.
     
  7. John Clark

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    I am too. I do hope they sell well enough to continue as I've enjoyed the others I've read so far.
     
  8. nickyboy

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    when are they out?
     
  9. Defcon

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    If I remember correctly in July (Cox) and November (Mack).
     
  10. Trent Roman

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    Sounds like an illustrated calendar... The Men of Tie-In Fiction.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
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    :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw: Only for charity...The Starfleet Officers' Benevolent Fund
     
  12. William Leisner

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    A calendar of tie-in writers? Doesn't sound very benevolent to me...
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for the interest in the books. FYI, there's also an ongoing thread about the books in the Science Fiction & Fantasy forum.
     
  14. JD

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    Oh, sorry. I guess I should have checked there first.:brickwall:

    EDIT: I just came back after checking out the other thread, and found a few interesting bits from Greg Cox.
     
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  15. Greg Cox

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    Just to elaborate on that last point, I really wanted to have Richard deal with Isabelle's death. It bothered me that, on the show, they never had a chance to show Richard reacting to the news that his daughter had been killed by The Marked.

    That was an obvious loose end up to pick up on.
     
  16. Tsavo

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    I'm working my way through the series, but i already have some spoilers. However, noting that these books may be the only thing resembling a finale I will read, I just want to know if the story line involving Alana is resolved. I WILL still be reading the books, but there's no way I can be happy if her story line is left the way it is in the series.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Refresh my memory: Who was Alana?

    It's been a few years since I wrote for THE 4400 . . . .
     
  18. Christopher

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    Alana was Tom's girlfriend who could take people into alternate realities and was unceremoniously written out of the series at the end of, I think, the third season. She was re-abducted and never heard from again.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Right, thanks.

    Alas, I confess we didn't deal with her in the concluding novels. Given how many other loose ends we had to wrap up, there just wasn't room to reopen that storyline as well. Revisiting Alana was on my wish list had the books continued, but . . . .
     
  20. ronny

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    Not only was she not seen again, I don't even remember her being mentioned again. I'm not sure why they wrote the character out but I thought the way the did it was a low point for the show that I liked.