Star Trek Vanguard: In Tempest's wake by Dayton Ward

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by timothy, May 29, 2012.

  1. JD

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    I don't see why, the comics with the code in the back are still the same price.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    I'm going to throw out a wild and crazy idea.

    Print-On-Demand.

    The costs on POD have come down rather dramatically in the last decade. It might be a viable option for collectors or readers who absolutely have to have a dead-tree format. They'd pay a premium, true; The Struggle Within (to pull a recent example) might cost $9.99 or $12.99.

    To bring this back to Star Trek literature, this would be shades of Strangers from the Sky. Everyone in the book is reading Strangers from the Sky on their eBook readers, but Kirk, because he likes the feel of physical things, has a POD version of the book made. :)
     
  3. Sho

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    So wild and crazy that I talked about it in 3-4 posts preceding yours :).
     
  4. Mike Winters

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    It's only wild and crazy because Allyn mentioned it. You just aren't wild or crazy enough.

    Mike:p
     
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    Scalzi's book was a special early exception (and even then retailers took a few days after release to get the note). We don't have an exact date for the rest of their catalog; I think the estimate is "late July".
     
  7. Sho

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    While this isn't the original thread for the ebook, I thought I'd reuse this one since it has the better title. The Simon & Schuster page now has the cover:

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    And StarTrek.com posted the synopsis:

     
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  8. RPJOB

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    As much as I loved the saga of Vanguard, it was their story, not Kirk's. This feels like "These Are The Voyages". The final word being given over to a guest star.

    I hope I'm wrong but this just feels wrong, based on the blurb.
     
  9. timothy

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    Kirk and crew did guest star in the first book :)
     
  10. Sho

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    Notably if I remember things correctly the author did prefer for it to be seen as a TOS story, so the Vanguard labeling is possibly marketing's doing.
     
  11. Ronald Held

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    I do not see a problem with thos from a historical POV.
     
  12. JD

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    Yeah, he said that it was supposed to be changed to TOS at some point. Apparently someone must have changed their mind. I get the feeling that this isn't really meant to be the last Vanguard story so much as an epilogue that ties it into TOS a little more.
     
  13. timothy

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    That will be cool gives me a chance to reread the other books. ;)
     
  14. Patrick O'Brien

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    ^The cover makes for a cool new Avatar:bolian:
     
  15. timothy

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    I know right also turned it into wallpaper on my nook color ;)
     
  16. craig keith

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    Im sorry Mage im going to have to disagree for many reasons .. u mention you want to look at you bookcase and look at the art that there, i do the same with my kindle. I have about 100 books on there and i can see every single one of them, without the need to have a massive bookcase and tbh a massive waste of paper.

    However the best thing about ebooks is that when i discover a new author, or even one that i have been reading for a long time. Kirsten Beyer comes to mind, i finished reading children of the storm and then read her acknowledgments and about the author and relised that she written an alias book. I instantly went on the kindle store and downloaded it. Now i only has seen alias in passing although i know it wasn't a bad series however because kirsten wrote it, i wanted to read it, and i downloaded and read it the next morning.

    That is the beauty of ebooks and as you really don't have to have an e-reader now, you can just download the software, not buying something because you want a physical book it really just denying yourself some really good art.

    As as for the cost .. you dont need to spend 70 or 80 euros, You can download the software from amazon for FREE and then just pay for the books.
     
  17. timothy

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    Okay got mine today and it was $3.99 very cool :)
     
  18. Sho

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    Oh crap, I totally forgot about the date! I'll open a review thread shortly. Thank you for the post, timothy!
     
  19. Ronald Held

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    Ooops have to get it downloaded after finishing here.
     
  20. timothy

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    @ sho no prob vanguard rules :)-
     

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