TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise, by Greg Cox (November 25, 2014)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Leto_II, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. indianatrekker26

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    I really like that cover. A nice callback to the covers of the 80s/90s. I'm really interested in this book.
     
  2. Thrawn

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    Nice cover. Covers have really been awesome this year in general, especially Seekers and Section 31.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Is that an actual painted cover? Nice to see one of those again.
     
  4. Enterpriserules

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    Interesting look for the cover. Really like seeing the maroon jackets on a cover again!
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for posting that. I got a sneak peek at the cover a while ago, but was sworn to secrecy until it was officially unveiled. Glad to see it's finally out in the open!
     
  6. Reanok

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    Nice cover art. I really like it. I'm definitely looking forward to getting this one.
     
  7. Kertrats47

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    VERY nice! The covers have been really great this year, and I really do like this one in particular.
     
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    Nice art. Getting excited to read this one. In our household, we are forbidden from buying ourselves anything from November on, so I suspect I'll see this one at Christmas.
     
  9. Paris

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    Beautiful cover. I love that some comic artists who do great painted work, are getting covers. I did notice that Kirk has admiral's insignia on his uniform. Was he made admiral again after STV...and was subsequently demoted again before STVI in 2293?
     
  10. JWolf

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    If this cover is a callback to the 80s/90s, then we should have something wrong with them. Usually the eyes. Seems Birdsong (who did a lot of the covers) has a problem (mostly) with eyes.
     
  11. JWolf

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    I am so hoping for an interesting TOS novel, Some of what we've been getting have been underwhelming (IMHO).
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Hmm. No, he's definitely just Captain Kirk in this book.

    Does he really have an admiral's insignia in the art? I confess I've never paid too much attention to the costuming details, aside from thinking that the maroon uniforms always looked cool.
     
  13. JWolf

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    Yes, it is the Admiral uniform Kirk is wearing on the cover. Any chance you could point out this mistake to the powers that be?

    Admiral uniform: http://images2.fanpop.com/image/pho...rk-star-trek-the-movies-13224240-900-1135.jpg

    Captain uniform: http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/bonus_gen/publicity/kirk_gen1.jpg

    And here is a chart of the various ranks and insignias for that time period.

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  14. Greg Cox

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    Interesting. Let me look into this, although I see that insignia is mostly obscured by the curve of the planet in the lower lefthand corner.
     
  15. Leto_II

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    Movie Era! It's been a long time.

    Like EnterpriseRules says, seeing the maroon jackets again on a novel cover is great, and almost brought a tear to my eye, despite one of them being Kirk's admiralty uniform (and yes, Christopher, we still think you're cool, even though you hate them :D).
     
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  16. Enterprise1701

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    I'm not sure how I feel about painted art.
     
  17. JWolf

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    But the flipped up part of the jacket with the white shows more as well as the insignia on the black strip. Overall, it's rather noticeable.

    I do hope you can get someone in charge of the cover to get it fixed. It seems a shame to spoil such a nice cover with so obvious an error.
     
  18. JWolf

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    It's better then your average Photoshopped in starship that can be pretty boring.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Up until a few years ago, almost all sci-fi book covers were painted covers. :)

    Heck, I'm old enough to remember when cover artists used to deliver actual canvasses to publishers instead of just emailing a file . . . .

    It was fun and exciting to unwrap them.

    (Although I'm sure the artists don't miss having to schlep them on the subway or pack them for shipping!)
     
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  20. Leto_II

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    Speaking of starships in general, a few days ago, StarTrek.com also posted this nifty tribute to the Enterprise-A on the official site:

    Celebrating the Ships of the Line: USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A