The Shocks of Adversity cover

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    S&S has posted a cover (labeled as not final) for William Leisner's The Shocks of Adversity on their site:

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    Not sure if the blurb was available earlier, but:

     
  2. ATimson

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    I'm kinda surprised S&S hasn't been going for more generic covers. That Enterprise, or character shots (though less so Spock than the others) tie the books rather firmly to the original show. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of releasing them around the time of the movie?
     
  3. bfollowell

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    Yes, I see the cover in the S&S Digital Catalog, but the description is for The Folded World. Strange...

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    Now it's back to the correct description. Very strange indeed...
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    Pretty nice cover.
     
  5. Christopher

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    How do you define a "generic" cover in that sense? If you don't show the ship or the leads' faces, it's so generic it doesn't even say Star Trek (unless it's just the insignia or something).

    Besides, TOS is still the most familiar incarnation of the franchise -- which is why it's the one that got remade into the current movie series. And people are going to recognize the basic design of the Enterprise no matter how its nacelles are shaped.
     
  6. bbailey861

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    I can't imagine why anyone would want to go with a generic cover. Christopher asked, but I am assuming by generic you mean something so obtuse that it could apply to any of the Trek incarnations. The book is clearly TOS, and with that in mind, I like this cover. Enterprise gives me the time period involved, and the other ship along with the planets gives me the 'wonder of space'. The colours used, especially after seeing many Hubble photos, does the same thing.
     
  7. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Looks like it could've come from a Remastered TOS episode.
     
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    :techman:Nice cover art. This is one of the TOS books I've been wanting get when it comes out in a few months.
     
  9. JD

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    Nice cover.
     
  10. Ktrek

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    I like this cover. I think it's one of the better covers of the recent books. I like the font used and where the title is placed and William Leisner's name underneath. The three bars under the words "the" and "of" give it some classiness.

    Kevin
     
  11. Tino

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    Mmh. Pretty uninspiring, isn't it? As much as the latest Voyager-covers, I really found them lacking feeling and message. I loved TNG's "Losing the Peace".
     
  12. timothy

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    I like it very nice :)
     
  13. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I didn't really, as Picard's body is wrong (and no combadge) and there is clearly a smaller Enterprise-E nacelle in the background.
     
  14. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Not to mention both Picard's and Worf's rank pips being on the wrong side of their collars. That effort looked pretty sloppy to me, personally.
     
  15. Patrick O'Brien

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    Very nice cover.
     
  16. Tino

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    True, details were wrong. So I guess I rather like the idea behind the cover: it was made to look like a photoshooting rather a generic image of a starship.
     
  17. Corran Horn

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    I'll grant you the pips but Picard has a combadge on my copy.
     
  18. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Ummm, I'm not anywhere near my copy to check, but wasn't the combadge added to the final cover?
     
  19. tomswift2002

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    The combadge is there (plus it's on the spine as well, since the spine just used a cropped version of the cover)...although I can't see the rank pips, but the artist may not have put them in, since on both Worf and Picard that area is heavily shadowed.
     
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  20. William Leisner

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    *facepalm*