Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Leto_II, Apr 5, 2014.
Not a Starfleet officer, but not an alien.
It's Elias Sandoval, isn't it?
Sorry, he was the only random character I could think of off the top of my head that fit the criteria.
Here's another hint: The title of the book may be something of a clue . . ..
Samuel T. muthafuckin' Cogsley.
Since the title is from Hamlet: Lenore Karidian?
And we have a winner!
Fascinating. Does this mean Kevin Riley will make an appearance?
Possibly . . . .
Riley was around as recently as the previous year (2287) during the events surrounding the Cetacean Probe's return (and journeyed across the galaxy with the Probe and the Enterprise-A), plus of course there's his history with Lenore and Kodos.
So color me intrigued by this.
I'm up for movie era TOS that actually feels like movie era TOS. Count me in as wanting to read this one.
I am looking forward to this. I really wish the movie era was mined more often in the novels, there is so much space for stories to be written!
Thanks Mr. C, this one just gets better and better!
Do you have any control over what the cover will be, Greg?
Nope.That's what art departments are for.
God save us from authors who think they are art directors!
Someone over at another site just pointed out that Simon & Schuster have updated/changed the official blurb for the novel (replacing the old one at the link):
Very nice. Intrigued by the weapons-inspection mentions.
Greg, as author, are you able to suggest changes/updates to synopses by the publisher as more info is released over time, or was this something done by Pocket's marketing department on their own initiative?
I confess: I wrote the new copy myself . . . and Pocket graciously agreed to go with it.
Ordinarily, authors don't write their own advertising copy, but, as you may or may not know, I'm also a professional copywriter, who has been writing the blurbs for other people's books for nearly thirty years now, so I'm not above volunteering to do the same for my own books!
(Just last week, I wrote the jacket copy for two upcoming Tor projects: a fantasy novel and a legal thriller.)
Maybe a bit off topic, but... a straight legal thriller? Or something in some sort of SF/F context? I didn't think Tor did anything non-genre; given how I've enjoyed SF (Retrieval Artist, Elijah Bailey) and fantasy (Dragon Precinct) takes on police procedurals, someone doing the same with a legal thriller sounds like an interesting prospect.
Okay, to be more precise, the legal thriller will probably be published under the Forge imprint, but it's the same company and people: Tom Doherty Associates. In general, the Tor label goes on the sf/fantasy stuff, while the more mainstream stuff (mysteries, spy thrillers, historical fiction, etc.) are published as Forge.
True story: We basically invented Forge back in the early nineties because Tor had become so identified with sf/fantasy that whenever we tried to publish something else--like a straight legal thriller--people would just assume it was somehow science-fictional. Newspapers would assign it to the sf reviewer, bookstores would shelve it in the sf section, etc.
So . . . Forge Books was born. But, behind the scenes, it's the same company as Tor. And I'm writing the copy for the same people.
Hope that makes sense!
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