2021 books announced

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

  1. The Wormhole

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    There will always be at least one TOS novel. They're the ones that still make the most money, so it would be odd not to have them in the annual lineup.
     
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  2. F. King Daniel

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    They could be doing another 2009ish hold-fire on TOS until Strange New Worlds takes proper shape. If those leaked casting sheets are true...
    Fresh-out-of-the-academy Uhura is part of Pike's crew, as is Dr. M'Benga
    And that's before we even consider the more crazy end of the rumour mill...
    That bisexual James T. Kirk will appear and join Pike's crew
    Which would definitely put a lot of TOS into a new light
     
  3. Leto_II

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    Yikes. And not even considering the Litverse, here, having
    Uhura showing up in the 2250s aboard a starship is gonna wreak holy hell on what Star Trek III: The Search for Spock broadly canonically established about her career (when "Mr. Adventure" referred to her as being "[a] twenty-year space veteran" in the film). Even stretching that estimate to 25 years (TSFS taking place in 2285), if SNW begins circa 2258-59, we'd still be talking about adding roughly an entire decade to that line in the movie.

    Unless he was maybe working off of a totally-inaccurate assumption regarding her career, and was off by about ten years. Or -- okay -- maybe she spent part of her post-Academy career planetside working at Starfleet Communications than aboard a starship. But that would still have to fall at some point after her service with Pike, but prior to 2285, if this rumor turns out to be true.

    Granted, it's only one line of dialogue, and we've seen filmed Trek disregard/handwave away bigger things in the past, here.
     
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  4. Christopher

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    No worse than Morrow's "The Enterprise is twenty years old" in a movie taking place 31 years after "The Cage."
     
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  5. Leto_II

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    True. And I actually edited my post with similar sentiments about a minute or so before you made yours, there, too. ;)
     
  6. E-DUB

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    Or two.
     
  7. Tuskin38

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  8. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    The TOS font on the "Star Trek" feels kind of out of place, for the ending of the post-Nemesis era.
     
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  9. The Wormhole

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    Although it kind of thematically fits with Collateral Damage reverting back to TNG's TV series era logo despite being post-Nemesis.
     
  10. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    I guess, but then maybe the font from Nemesis (the "Star Trek" part) or TNG itself would have been more fitting.
     
  11. Stevil2001

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    The generic font of the Destiny-era fiction has been "Rotis Serif"; that's what books like The Fall and Section 31 have used (and, of course, the TNG books). That's what I assumed Coda would use as well. But I guess now that the classic "Star Trek" font is the generic font on all the Paramount+ shows, the novels are matching that.

    It does seem weird that the new, set-during-the-series DS9 novel is using the relaunch branding still when otherwise all the fonts are hewing closer to the screen.
     
  12. Ronald Held

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    Maybe we need a 2022 thread like this one?
     
  13. David cgc

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    Reminds me a bit of how the season 9 soundtrack of Doctor Who came out so long after the actual season, it used the season 11 branding.
     
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  14. David Weller

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    And now all Doctor Who merchandise has to use the current branding as mandated by the BBC.
     
  15. YubYubCommander

    YubYubCommander Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Heads up, Shadows Have Offended is out in the wild. I got my copy last night.
     
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    mastadge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And for those tracking Trek profanity, Picard says "merde" right in the first chapter.
     
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  17. Reanok

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    I've been forward to reading Shadows have offended.
     
  18. Greg Cox

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    Well, that takes care of the "offended" part of the title. :)
     
  19. Therin of Andor

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    I bet his shadow said it at the same time.
     
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  20. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Same here. I found it at my local Barnes. I started it last night, only a chapter in.