Possible covers and info for upcoming books (spoilers obviously)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Yeah, but you have to remember that the authors are always telling us that that stuff isn't really trustworthy. That's why I didn't post the full descriptions.

    As for the RW cover, TBH I liked it to, but I didn't want post stuff that I knew wasn't accurate.
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    As JD said, don't assume the information in the catalogue is accurate. Remember how A Time To... was initially reported as being 12 books? But there never actually were going to be 12 books; that was just a first-guess tentative figure before they decided how many books they actually did want to do and then began to develop them.
     
  3. Kirsten Beyer

    Kirsten Beyer Writer Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    FWIW, this is the first I've seen of the cover for Unworthy and I don't believe it's final.

    Kirsten
     
  4. JB2005

    JB2005 Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    England, UK
    Do authors generally get to see the cover before they are made public? (Just curious...)
     
  5. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    That'd be Marlena Moreau
    -------------------------
    She sounds familiar... She appeared in an episode did she not? I'm thinking either Mirror Mirror, City on Edge of Forever or Yesterdays' Child..
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    As a rule, yes. But again, the covers shown in the catalog are usually early, preliminary covers. Sometimes the schedule for putting out the catalog may require using the rough version of a cover in progress that hasn't yet reached the stage where the editor is ready to share it with the author.
     
  7. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'm wondering why they chose to put Chakotay's head on the body of Don Johnson, circa 1987...
     
  8. DGCatAniSiri

    DGCatAniSiri Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Marlena was the Captain's Woman on the mirror Enterprise in Mirror, Mirror.
     
  9. Kirsten Beyer

    Kirsten Beyer Writer Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles

    So was I.

    Actually I'm pretty sure that's a photo from "Future's End" or whatever that 2-part episode with Ed Begley Jr. and Sara Silverman was called. Why, why, why are such things burned on my brain?
     
  10. Marie1

    Marie1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    Alpha Centauri
    I have an odd question, but why would SF be investigating the Caeliar's disappearance? It seems a bit far, sending a bunch of ships to the DQ... I thought what they did, the help they were providing, kinda made sense, so they could use some space...
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    To make sure they -- and more importantly, the Borg -- are really gone.
     
  12. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Location:
    South Pennsyltucky
    No, it really was supposed to be 12 books, with Daffyd ab Hugh writing the missing duology. (My understanding is that it was supposed to be something Lovecraftian; that would have been cool, actually, with Picard battling the Elder Gods.) And Keith's duology compressed down to a single book -- and then spawned articles. Twelve books. Sorry, Christopher, but you are the Weakest Link. ;)
     
  13. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    :) I'm glad to see there's finally a synopsis for The Romulan war and a temporary cover. I'm reallly looking forward to getting this and the new Titan novel.
     
  14. T'Ressa Dax

    T'Ressa Dax Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Location:
    Kendra Province, Bajor

    Oh, that's why Seven's pose looked familiar!
     
  15. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2001
    Location:
    I-L
    It's absolutely her. Wonder where that'll go.
     
  16. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    I'm wondering if maybe she is just who they happened to pick to represent someone from this AI planet. Although if they were going that route I would think that they have picked someone less recognizable.
     
  17. Trent Roman

    Trent Roman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2001
    Location:
    The Palace of Pernicious Pleasures
    Maybe it's who the AI planet chooses to represent it/them; if they manage to scan Riker's brain, this will stand out as an example of an artificial being Riker once had feelings for (which persisted at least a few years, for 'Jean-Luc' to insert her as Riker's wife in his artificial reality) and thus a good form for interactions to take place through.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  18. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    That would certainly work. It actually would make more sense than the artist just happening to pick Minuet as a model for a new character. After all they did get a bunch of new models for the Mission Gamma books.
     
  19. LutherSloan

    LutherSloan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Location:
    Doing the Federation's dirty work
    I was hoping that was Vale, but clearly it's Minuet. I agree that this AI planet, if that's what the story is really about, probably searched Riker's mind to get her image. It's the most plausible way she could suddenly reappear.
     
  20. Wally

    Wally Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    All good stuff. I'm especially for the new Titan book. It is easily my favorite of the post-Nem books.