Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

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  1. ares93

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    ^ some of those are actually pretty good.
     
  2. Defcon

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    Two of the upcoming titles were retitled, too:

    The Star to every Wandering
    Der Leitstern des Verirrten - The Lodestar of the Lost

    Rising Son
    So der Sohn - Like Son (as in "Like father, like son" I suppose)
     
  3. Christopher

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    Actually that sounds to me like an attempt at a literal translation that misunderstood the intent -- interpreting "singular" to mean simply "separate, individual" rather than the intended sense of "extraordinary, remarkable."

    Now, that's a good example of translating the underlying sense of the title effectively.
     
  4. MichaelS

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    I don't consider that an entirely new title, since it appears to originate in a more recent translation of Shakespeare's sonnet 116.

    Right, I missed that one.
     
  5. Defcon

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    Ah, I haven't read the book since the original release, and not being a Shakespeare buff, I forgot it was a quote from a Shakespeare sonnet. :alienblush:
     
  6. SPCTRE

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    Agreed. Not only does the title lose some of its meaning, it is almost distorted.
     
  7. Defcon

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    ^Well, the (most fitting) literal translation of Precipice would have been (Der) Abgrund, but since that's already the title of the DS9 novel Abyss I guess they went for Vor dem Fall.

    ETA: That was in reply to a part of SPCTRE's post he seems to have edited out after I started my reply.
     
  8. MichaelS

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    Neither am I, as it happens. :D I like watching the plays, but as for reading his poetry, that's a little too far outside my current comfort zone.
     
  9. SPCTRE

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    Yeah sorry about that, I realized too late that that part of my post was a complete and utter brainfart :lol:
     
  10. Defcon

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    CC has released a (first?) cover draft for "Das höchste Maß an Hingabe", the German translation of Enterprise: Last Full Measure.

    You can find it here.
     
  11. JD

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    Nice.
     
  12. Defcon

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  13. Christopher

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    Hoshi on cover = excellent.
     
  14. Bishop76

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    That's a much cooler cover, but it doesn't make the book not suck, does it?

    The Japanese get some really good covers too for their Star Wars novels.
     
  15. JD

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    Yeah, I love the Japanese SW covers. I really like that KM cover too.
     
  16. Defcon

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    Very cool. I think that's my favorite NF.
     
  18. Defcon

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    Yeah, I like it too, but oddly enough it gets mostly negative comments on the Facebook post.

    Too esoteric, too fantasy-like, too cheesy, etc...
     
  19. captcalhoun

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    they're the DOGS of war, not the WOLVES...
     
  20. fleetcaptain

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    I like both covers. That's the first good NF cover than the others.