2021 books announced

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by GaryH, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. DS9forever

    DS9forever Commodore Commodore

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    Maybe we might get DS9: A Celebration and TNG: A Celebration.
     
  2. JD

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    According to TrekCore's article about this new batch of books, there is also going be a Grudge the cat book, with her giving her purrspective (sorry, not sorry) on the events of Discovery Season 3.
    Here's the description:
    STAR TREK: DISCOVERY through a cat’s eyes: find out what Grudge the cat really thinks of the planets, the ships and all of the people she meets in the course of her travels.

    Grudge is a “Queen,” and she knows it. Everyone – her so-called owner, Cleveland “Book” Booker, Michael Burnham, Ryn, Zareh, and Tilly – bows down to her, some more willingly than others. And nothing, not extended periods in space, not ship-rattling attacks from enemies, rattles her. Ever. She’s a cool kitty with a ’tude. We call it “Cattitude.”
     
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  3. Markonian

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    I wonder whether Grudge's book contains any new tidbits, like her past or visit to other planets, or just retells the eps closely.
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    "Many have asked me to write about my adventures with Book prior to when we first encountered Michael Burnham, and there are many fine and exciting adventures to tell. But I'm aware you readers tend to look down on anything in written form as being 'non-canon' and only view what you see on screen as what truly counts, so fine. I will degrade myself by telling a story you'll only ignore anyway. So, when Burnham and the crew of USS Discovery entered my service..."
     
  5. F. King Daniel

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    Please don't be written in I can haz cheeseburger cat meme-speak.

    Please.
     
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  7. DGCatAniSiri

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    Well, now I’m picturing Grudge shouting “unhand me, peasant!” in that scene where Tilly finds her in Michael’s quarters...
     
  8. David Weller

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    I dare say that it will involve some sort of cat-astrophe. Like the litter box not being cleaned..
     
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  9. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Not from Eaglemoss, but there was a 50th anniversary edition of "Boarding the Enterprise" (with new intros by David Gerrold and Robert J Sawyer), an anniversary issue for "Star Trek Magazine", "The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained" hardcover, plus the "50 Artists, 50 Years" art book and calendar. Lots of Trek books carried a 50th logo that year.
     
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  10. Desert Kris

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    I didn't know I wanted a book focused on Grudge the kitty cat, until hearing about it just now. Now I know I do want that, and I want it right meow.

    Regarding the rest of the upcoming line up, the cover for TNG Shadows Have Offended looks terrific with that profile of Worf. Yet...I thought that novel was going to focus on Beverly Crusher and Deanna Troi...? That seems like a curious decision.

    Edited to add: Ah, it has already been said (regarding Shadows cover).
     
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  11. Khan 2.0

    Khan 2.0 Commodore Commodore

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    yes and there was the Altman/Gross 50 year Mission volumes.

    i was also thinking back to the 25th anniversary and thinking there was an abundance of 'coffee table' books like Where One One Has Gone Before (JM Dillard) and The Art of Trek and the Encyclopedia/Chorology but then remembered they came out after around the time of Generations .. i remember there was supposed to be a special 25th coffee table book from Gene Roddenberry that was advertised in various magazines like starlog and The Official Fan Club mag etc but that it got cancelled and i think i read somewhere it was due to Leonard Nimoy not agreed to sign off on it.. so the only 25th anniversary book i recall was the silver covered Starlog special which was like a photo album and a very big deal to me at the time :)

    edit: yes its on MA https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wik...reference_books#Star_Trek:_The_First_25_Years
     
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  12. Reanok

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    It's nice we're getting news about More new Star Trek books coming out later this year.
     
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  13. historypeats

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    I was mostly pleased with Voyager: A Celebration, and would love to see these. Heck, I know it's not very popular around here, but I'd be down for Enterprise: A Celebration.
     
  14. JD

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    And on the fiction front we got the movie era e-book novella Miasma by Greg Cox, and the TV era novel trilogy Legacies, which was made up of Captain to Captain by Greg Cox, Best Defense by David Mack, and Purgatory's Key by Dayton Ward, and The Face of The Unknown by Christopher L. Bennett.
    And on the comics front IDW did the first Waypoint miniseries as their 50th Anniversary celebration.
     
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  15. KRAD

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    Somewhere in a closet I've got an advance galley of that book, which I reviewed for Library Journal, but the book was cancelled, so the review never ran, but I got to keep the galley. I gave it a lukewarm review, as it wasn't great. It was written in the same format as The Making of Star Trek, with Roddenberry inserting interstitial bits, but the bulk of the book written by his collaborator, in this case Susan Sackett.
     
  16. dupersuper

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    We all know that the best selling covers are those with gorillas, questions in text and the colour purple.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    So we need purple covers with inquisitive Mugatos?
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    or Purple Mugatos.

    or Bonzi Buddy with a horn on his head.
     
  19. The Wormhole

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    I want that book NOW!!!
     
  20. Dayton Ward

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    "The Inquisitive Mugatos" is the name of my new band.