2020 titles announced

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  1. GaryH

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  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    2 of the 2010 cancelled Kelvin Universe books are backsjfut8r8roe9eenncncmcmdmmmmslzlzl!!!!!!
     
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    FIRST #StarTrek NOVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 2020 #STLV

    March: THE HIGHER FRONTIER (TOS) by Christopher L. Bennett

    April: THE ORDER OF PEACE (Kelvin) by Alan Dean Foster

    June: THE AGENTS OF INFLUENCE (TOS) by @daytonward

    August: MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN DEATH (Kelvin) by @DavidAlanMack
     
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    THE LAST BEST HOPE is the first PICARD novel, coming from @unamccormack in February 2020.
     
  5. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    wow, very surprising to see the kelvin books brought back. I wonder if this means the Kelvinverse really is kaput on screen for the time being.
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    Dayton has added that his book is actually titled AGENTS OF INFLUENCE with no "The".
     
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  7. JD

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    We're also getting a Picard comic miniseries, Star Trek: Picard: Countdown by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson starting in November, and a Picard novel, The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack.
    John Jackson Miller is also working on another Discovery novel, and they confirmed that To Lose The Earth will be coming out next year.
    Collateral Damage cover:
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    I'm really happy with pretty much all of these announcements.
    I'm thrilled we'll finally be getting to read the Kelvinverse novels.
    Ed Schlesinger on what's happening with the books now that Picard is coming out: "That answer is complicated [but we] are taking it very seriously", and "We are taking [the status of the books] very seriously, and we are not looking to do anything to jeopardize our relationship with the fan base."
    John Jackson Miller on what's happening with the books now that Picard is coming out: "We have a lot more opportunities to integrate things [between books & tv] now... you guys want it to work, and WE want it to work."
    EDIT: Oh yeah, and they are calling Collateral Damage, the "culmination" of 16 years of TNG storytelling, going all the way back to the A Time To... series". So even if it's not the total end of the Novelverse continuity, it sounds like it will at least be tying up a lot of the lose ends.
     
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  8. JoeP

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    Interesting that they went back to the tv-era TNG font. I’ve missed it.
     
  9. indianatrekker26

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    That is one SHARP looking cover for TNG Collateral Damage. and i notice they have the ST:TNG font back to the original way it was.
     
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  10. David Weller

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    I don’t mind the font but that cover leaves me cold
     
  11. Stevil2001

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    I like the idea of the cover more than the actual cover. Happy to see the back of the generic font that's dominated Destiny-era fiction.
     
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  12. Csalem

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    I like the cover and happy to see we are getting Kirsten's Voyager novel next year too.
     
  13. JD

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    The Collateral Damage cover is my favorite in a long time.
    I wonder if the release of the old Kelvinverse novels means we can look forward to new ones too. I've been dying for a Beyond prequel about the USS Frankling crew ever since the movie came out, and this makes me a bit more hopeful that we might actually get one.
     
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    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    I literally don't believe this. Like, seriously. This is a hoax.
     
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  15. GaryH

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    I absolutely adore the Collateral Damage cover. I was so bored by the last few Trek covers of a ship in space.

    I do think they have a plan to tie things in with Picard. All the LitVerse takes place before the destruction of Romulus so there is such a time gap between Picard and then that they can hand wave a lot away. The main thing to resolve that I can see is Picard’s marriage and child.
     
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    A phone book by Una is exciting...
     
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    It's Jeri Ryan appearing in the Picard trailer all over again.

    They're getting quite good at doing this to us:lol:
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    It needs a lot of hand waving as Picard left the Enterprise five years before the current day in the literverse and retired a couple of years after that!
     
  19. GaryH

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    That is not confirmed yet though, right?

    The characters age in real time with the actors, so it’s been 10 years since Romulus was destroyed (11 by the time the new show airs) so that is a big time jump. They can make this work if you don’t squint too hard.
     
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    "Keep in mind Star Trek is a multiverse"

    :vulcan:
     
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