2018 Releases

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by aventinelover, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I don't want to get all "Batman's a scientist," but Meyer's involvement in new Trek, with rumors that could've been this miniseries thing, date back to February 2016. Just because we first heard publicly that CBS and Paramount were thinking about re-merging recently (and heard that not everyone involved actually wants to even more recently than that) doesn't mean this couldn't have been an anchor slowing things down behind the scenes for a long time.
     
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  2. tomswift2002

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    The license might’ve expired in 2016, but we have no idea how long this corporate thing has been brewing. With Redman having a controlling stake in both companies, this could’ve been going on since the split.
     
  3. OCD Geek

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    In this case though, both companies own different parts of the Star Trek canon (TV series vs movies). If one company is now suing the shit out of the other, this may make contract negotiations with them to write tie-in novels utilizing both halves of the IP more fraught and complicated than it should be. Add in the whole Bad Robot supernova third-party aspect to the negotiations too, and no wonder this has turned into a bit of a clusterfuck.

    This behind-the-scenes power struggle has been going on for a while too. From Deadline's report:
    "In case you missed it, that last part seems aimed at CBS CEO Moonves, who could find himself much like now ex-Viacom boss Philippe Dauman was in 2016 when that longtime CEO lost a boardroom war with the younger Redstone. Of course, Moonves doesn’t seem to see the same fate for himself."
    http://deadline.com/2018/05/cbs-nat...-redstone-response-leslie-moonves-1202391722/
     
  4. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    The previous license expired at the end of 2017.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    It was the end of 2016, wasn't it? If it had still been in effect in '17, I would've probably gotten a contract that year, but I didn't.
     
  6. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Ah, hell. I think you’re right. Time flies when you’re not working on this stuff.

    On the other hand, the books published in 2017 would’ve been procured during 2015-2016, with an intent to publish within the covered period. The titles currently slated for 2018 publication are all the result of delays (aside from the two DSC books, which were a special case). They were originally supposed to go last year.
     
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  7. thribs

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    Still no news? They better have some soon. I’m nearly caught up. :)
     
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  8. Thrawn

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    If the article I posted has anything to do with it, it would appear to be pretty unlikely there'll be news soon.
     
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  9. Reanok

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    Trekmovie says that there was a temporary retraining order against Sherry Redstone that prevented her from appointing someone for the board of directors that ends sometime today. It's too bad not to know how this affects the future of the Star trek books .:thumbdown:
     
  10. JD

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    I don't know a ton about backstage business stuff, but I could see where something like this would put a halt on pretty much any new business deals, like a tie-in novel contract, especially one that connects the two companies.
     
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  11. David Weller

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  12. Ronald Held

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    Will this internal war further delay novels???
     
  13. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And will someone think of the children?!
     
  14. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I had thought about the idea for what I called "The Last Star Trek Novels" for when, like all good things, it came to an end. A history spanning mega story which never got beyond that as a concept. (Although one aspect of it, the fall of Section 31, has been done in the litverse.) Who figured that whole thing might end with neither a bang nor a whimper, but with lawyers screaming at each other.
     
  15. ryan123450

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    Given the ‘present day’ year, it ends with the events of Star Trek ‘09. :nyah::evil:
     
  16. King Daniel Beyond

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    Which means the timeline was erased and replaced with the Kelvin universe and there are no more novels because there's no more future history to tell:nyah::razz:;)
     
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  17. ryan123450

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    It would be one possible interpretation if things end at this point. At that would be a very sad interpretation.
     
  18. Voth commando1

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    I'm hoping that
    sometime before the end of the next decade there will be primeverse novels going into the 2390s and 2400s if not further.
    I really want to see
    the Hobus supernova and its consequences for prime verse Trek-it's basically a keystone event that ends the 24th century of the Trek timeline, everything that comes after should continually reverberate from it-in fact I'd say it would have bigger consequences in universe than the Borg invasion of destiny-and I want to see that played out
     
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  19. ryan123450

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    Agreed wholeheartedly.
     
  20. Paul Weaver

    Paul Weaver Commodore Premium Member

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    There have already been prime novels, in the modern novelverse, with scenes set in the near future.

    For further in the future we've seen lots of future events in the TV series - including Braxton and Daniels. I can't see the universe being destroyed as part of Horbus.