2020 titles announced

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

  1. thribs

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    Why would they mention the Hobus incident? That’s completely irrelevant within that universe.
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    Then why are you saying these novels should mention it?
     
  3. thribs

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    I was meaning the upcoming Prime universe novels, if they came to be.
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    Aside from maybe the Picard tie-in there isn't any novels due in 2020 that's anywhere near 2387.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    As I recall, it wasn't actually the Hobus incident, which took place in the 24th century in Prime Universe, that split the timeline. It was Nero coming through the wormhole and destroying the Kelvin, creating the Kelvin timeline. That was the point of divergence.

    As far the 23rd century of the Kelvin century is concerned, the Hobus incident is something that may or may not happen a hundred years in their future. At most, it's something Zachary Quinto's Spock is going to have to deal with when he's old and gray. :)
     
  6. thribs

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    Collateral Damage maybe set in 2387. We were at the end of 2386 in the previous book and it’ll take some time for Picard to get back to Earth. Chances are it could be 2387 by the end.
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    Hobus won't be in Collateral Damage.
     
  8. thribs

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    I know but I just mean that was the story that caused it to be. The Red Matter on the supernova creating the black hole that created the tunnel to the JJVerse.
    Something I still say was always it’s own thing, not just a gateway to the Prime’s past.
     
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    Cross-posted from the "Picard Series and the Novelverse" thread

    Dayton Ward has posted a more fleshed-out version of David Mack's and his prior statement on his Facebook.

    That (continues to) indicate that there's not going to be hard-stop switchover to a post-Picard world the way there was with Star Wars, and it's probably not going to be one of those "secret finales" where a series that ends unexpectedly has its storylines tied up in a sister series, with Old Picard musing in some novel about... oh, what's the stupidest possible thing that would never happen... the other space-probe fantasy life he lived just after Data died that presented a fairly plausible and surprisingly wide-reaching version of the next seven or eight years.
     
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  10. thribs

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    Yes I know but the story could end with a tease to it. A “post credit” scene if you will.
     
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    The novels don't need to reach Hobus in order to do Kelvinverse novels. We already know about it from the movie, and I can't really see the potential events leading up to it in the Prime Universe having any effect on them.
    When the were originally going to be released we were even farther away from the Hobus supernova, and it had no impact on them being released.
     
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    That is one ugly cover! Reminds me of the artwork from the Poster Calendars or the artwork cards that were included in the TAS Blu-Ray set.
     
  14. AJ Hawker

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    At least its different to the covers we have been getting. I don't mind it.
     
  15. thribs

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    Well obviously. I’m just pointing out it’s a nice coincidence if this novel is indeed ending in 2387.
    I wonder why now they are releasing them? There is a dry spell and they decided to release them to fill some release slots up Perhaps?
    Now if only Disney will release their “JJVerse” Star Wars novel. :)
     
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  17. thribs

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    Curious what Higher Frontier is about. I doubt @Christopher is allowed to mention anything about it yet.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Pocket/S&S didn't have the license to publish Kelvin novels until we started back up again last year. I'd imagine the delay since then was because of the need to plan how best to approach them, get the authors to revise them, etc.

    As for The Higher Frontier, I'm told the "metadata" is going out to Amazon & such over the weekend, including a brief description.
     
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  19. Desert Kris

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    I hope it works out for the Kelvin books, but I feel like I'm going to be cold about it until I actually see them appear in the bookstore. My memory is a little faulty, but my recollection is that they were cancelled a month or two before they arrived. I still feel anger and resentment about their abrupt cancellation just before they were published. I recall something about worry that they might influence or be perceived wrongly as influencing the writers of the next movie, or conflict with what they decided they wanted to establish about that version of the timeline. And then Diane Carey wrote later about how flattered she was that Dreadnought! seemed to have influenced the first two JJ Abrams movies anyway, so they might as well have just gone forward with publishing the books. I felt impatient with petty, meaningless worry about the books and the movies not working as a coherent continuity or alternative canon or what have you; I would have take the books as inspired by the new movies with small inaccuracies that can be explained later, rather than not have the books at all. We still don't have them (unless one counts the aspects that re-emerged in books by Greg Cox and Christopher Bennett later) until we actually have them. It's still a source of bitterness for me, aggravated by the collapse of the movie series.
     
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    It’s the Star Trek / Babylon 5 crossover we’ve all been waiting for!!

    * looks around * .... just me, huh?