Star Trek: The Rings of Time

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Greg Cox, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Greg Cox

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    Jumping on the announcment bandwagon, I'm happy to say that I just signed the contracts for a new TOS novel, which I intend to start writing tomorrow. The working title is THE RINGS OF TIME.

    I don't want to give too much away, since I haven't even started the book yet, but I'll tease you with just two words:

    Shaun Christopher.
     
  2. Deranged Nasat

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    By Saturn's rings!

    That's good news; I look forward to it. :)
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Thanks! I've been meaning to get back to Shaun ever since I worked him into the Eugenics books years ago.

    I first pitched this book to Margaret Clark at least two years ago, but then Margaret left, and Jamie left, and I got distracted by other projects . . . .

    I can't believe I'm finally getting to write it.
     
  4. zarkon

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    Wow, two announcements of books by authors whose work I like in the trek era I like most, in the same day. 2012 looks like it's going to be good, trek book wise.
     
  5. captcalhoun

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    will Fontana and O'herlihy appear?
     
  6. BillJ

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    Looking forward to it. :techman:
     
  7. JD

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    Very interesting. I haven't read the Eugenics Wars books yet so I don't know what this will be building off, but I will certainly be keeping an eye on it.
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    Aw, I thought it was *Kings* Of Time, and that'd be a great name for a band...
     
  9. Christopher

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    Well, Shaun Christopher is a character alluded to in canon Trek:

    http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Shaun_Geoffrey_Christopher
     
  10. shanejayell

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    So presumably it involves the trip to Saturn and time travel, maybe?

    Either way, looking forward to it!
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    That would be a good guess. :)
     
  12. shanejayell

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    Eh, you could just be teasing us anyway.

    (I almost hope it's NOT the original series characters, if only for variety. What series has not had major time travel adventures? Titan?)
     
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  14. BillJ

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    I pretty sure this is an Original Series novel.
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    It's Kirk and Spock and the rest.
     
  16. shanejayell

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    Yeah, I know. I was just throwing out random ideas.

    Is this gonna tie into the DTI books, too?
     
  17. timothy

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    that is so true. I love the original crew and mr.cox's take on them is some of the best trek fiction out there. this book seems very interesting and I am looking forward to it. will be hearing from khan in this book?
     
  18. Greg Cox

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    No Khan or Gary Seven this book.

    (I actually tried to work Seven and Roberta into the plot, but it felt forced so I decided against it.)
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Not directly, but Christopher and I have been comparing notes.
     
  20. shanejayell

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    Cool, I like some cross continuity between novels.