Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by aventinelover, Jul 29, 2017.
I was curious about this too. Apologies, I didn't read all 34 pages of this thread, but I did look at recent posts. I believe the reason the 2018 schedule is sparse is due to the renegotiation of the Star Trek license for S&S. Appears that it should be signed by now as it was apparently close to be finalized last month. Trekcore did a piece on this in early December: http://trekcore.com/blog/2017/12/book-report-star-trek-novels-take-a-break-in-2018/
Nothing new there.
Most of the quotes are from posts on here.
Understood. I just didn't see the renegotiation referenced in the posts I read here; granted I didn't read all 34 pages just some of the more recent ones.
Anyone know if contract is signed yet?
^^Awesome avatar, BTW.
I was kinda wondering what that is??
You'll know when you see The Last Jedi.
Ah, OK. Something to look forward to next spring or summer...
It's a non-native sea creature off the coast of Kerry.
None of the Bantam Books (including the James Blish novelisations).
None of Alan Dean Foster's 'Star Trek Logs' from Ballantine.
Star Trek: TOS
'Enterprise: The First Adventure' by Vonda N. McIntyre
'Mission to Horatius' by Mack Reynolds
'Probe' by Margaret Wander Bonanno
'Starfleet Academy' by Diane Carey
Star Trek: William Shatner
'The Ashes of Eden'
'Star Trek: First Contact' by J. M. Dillard
Star Trek: VOY
'Caretaker' by L. A. Graf
'The Escape' by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
'Ragnarok' by Nathan Archer
'Violations' by Susan Wright
'Cybersong' by S. N. Lewitt
I could be wrong, but I think that covers it - a total of thirteen Pocket Books left undigitised (presuming they can still reprint 'Mission to Horatius').
In the UK, Pocket released omnibus editions of Foster's 'Star Trek Logs' in 1995 in paperback.
Very few ebooks of the Starfleet Academy titles have been released.
Only one TNG and three DS9 (the 'Day of Honor' DS9 YA is an extra in the 'Day of Honor' omnibus) were ever released in ebook format in English.
You don’t want to know.
still no new news?
As Bones said in Star Trek IV, "the bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe." You have lawyers negotiating with more lawyers, offers and counter-offers, meetings and more meetings, faxes, emails, and phone calls. Eventually something may come of all of it. It takes time.
And things usually don't get publicized the moment they happen. What the public hears about is generally several months behind what's going on behind the scenes. So don't expect to be inundated with news anytime soon.
Indeed. There might be a note buried in Publisher's Weekly. I tend to think there would be more in the way of news -- okay, a press release -- if someone other than S&S got the contract. (And now that the contract has presumably expired, it could well turn into a free-for-all with other publishers making pitches to CBS.) Otherwise, for most people, the news that S&S has the contract for more Star Trek novels would be when the new books become orderable on Amazon. Heck, most people outside of this forum probably aren't even aware that Pocket's contract has expired.
Don't wanna be inundated with news, wanna be inundated with BOOKS
Saw a Star Trek book group on Facebook who was convinced Titan was the new publisher of Trek books after they saw Prometheus, Book 1.
I wouldn't exactly be disappointed if a new publisher got a shot at Trek lit.
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