2020 titles announced

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by GaryH, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The Picard Musuem that was designed as a tie-in for the show to give hints gives these dates:

    He leaves the Enterprise In 2381
    He retires in 2385
    The present is 2399.
     
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  2. Danlav05

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    , who lived through the Star Wars extended universe novel situation a few years ago:
    "The stories that matter to you will still matter in some form [even if it may not be neat and tidy].... keep in mind Star Trek is a multiverse.

    interesting...
     
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  3. RuthlessNate

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    Curious to see what all you writers come up with to reconcile different story lines. Some stuff from previous books just simply can't have happened based on what we now know of the post-Nemesis Prime Timeline. I'd love for the new canon to pilfer some of the better ideas from the books, like the new Star Wars canon has, but I'm sure there's royalties issues there or something. A canon version of the Typhon Pact would be lovely.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Nope. That's not how it works with work-for-hire books. CBS owns all the idea and characters, period. They can do whatever they want with them.

    You're possibly thinking about how TV credits works. Tie-in books are a whole different thing.
     
  5. RuthlessNate

    RuthlessNate Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That's most likely it. You'd know better than I would!
     
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  6. DGCatAniSiri

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    Sounds like a comment to explain things like the Kelvinverse novels being printed alongside Prime novels, while the shelf they’re on also has something like The Sorrows of Empire and Dark Passions. Multiple timelines, multiple eras, all still Star Trek. Star Trek can support multiple takes on the same subject.

    It’s the kind of statement that says that there’s room for some kind of ongoing novel-original narrative even as the screen Trek goes in a different direction.
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    Interesting
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  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'm curious if the Kelvin universe books will keep their original setting (just post ST'09), or if they've been moved further down to after Into Darkness or even after Beyond? There's 6 months to a year between '09 and ID, but it carries the constraint of Kirk not losing a single crewmember in that time as per the Pike office scene in ID.
     
  9. thribs

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    JJVerse books must mean we’ve reached 2387 finally.
    No Enterprise novels sadly. I was loving reading about the early days of the Federation and Archer’s rise to President
     
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  10. David cgc

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    It was mentioned somewhere that the books were revised a bit from where they were left off before, so it's definitely possible they incorporate facts from the latter two movies.
     
  11. thribs

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    I wonder if they’ll incorporate the JJVerse comics into them as well. No reason not to.
     
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  12. The Wormhole

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    Hmm. I noticed there's not any mention of the 24th century Lit Con there besides the Voyager book, which had been postponed from previously.
    How do you reach that conclusion? Those books will be set in the 23rd century.
     
  13. thribs

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    2387 is when the Hobus incident happens and the JJVerse deviation timeline (even if I think it was always a different universe anyways) is created.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    Yeah, and guess what? The period of 2258-2263 is still over a hundred years prior to 2387 regardless of what timeline you're in. So in no way do these novels indicate we've "reached 2387."

    Now the Picard tie-in just announced, might indicate we've reached 2387.
     
  15. thribs

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    Yes but to get to the JJVerse, you need to get to the Hobus incident for it to become a thing.
    I’m curious if they’ll do a novel version of the Hobus story with the novel canon. Would make a good trilogy. I imagine they could relate it to the Typhon Pact in some way.
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    The already announced Collateral Damage was also mentioned.
     
  17. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I would not be surprised at all if there was no mention of Hobus at all in either of these two novels. Hell, it wasn't mentioned in a majority of IDW's Kelvin timeline comics.
     
  18. The Wormhole

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    Collateral Damage is this year. The Voyager book is the only Lit Con book on 2020's lineup.
     
  19. Tuskin38

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    Oh whoops.

    Erm, no? They could release these novels whenever they wanted. They don't need to wait for the other novels to catch up.
     
  20. thribs

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    I know they could. It’s just a convenient timing if this new TNG novel is in 2387. Maybe it even ends with a hint to what’s coming. That would be neat.