2021 books announced

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

  1. thribs

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    Thanks for the clarification. It’s very confusing looking up the book on the Book Depository as each book seems to have two copies listed, with different release dates for each.
     
  2. ATimson

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    It looks like Book Depository has the audiobook releases with the "real" release date, and the print books listed with the UK release date about two weeks later. (Waterstones and Amazon UK list the same later dates.)
     
  3. thribs

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    Do we know if Coda is set after the Hobus incident? With the story sounding a lot like Crisis, it would be interesting if the JJVerse had a cameo in this and we get some closure in the Prime universe with the Spock stuff.
     
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  4. Dayton Ward

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  5. David Mack

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    To be honest, we haven't really revealed much of the actual story at all, so for you to say it sounds like anything else…? Pure speculation. As for whether you'll trick us into giving away the story this close to publication… not bloody likely. ;)
     
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  6. thribs

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    You have to admit that does sound a lot like Crisis. Just with less Superman. :)
     
  7. USS Firefly

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    Maybe Superman will be in the books!! ;)
     
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  8. Tosk

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    No damn answers? ;)
     
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  9. thribs

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    It would be the best book ever if so. :)
    The closest we got to something like that was with the X-Men crossover novel
     
  10. Seventh Day of Christmas

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    Pfft. We already had a superman on Star Trek.

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    Spock even said so! :p
     
  11. David Weller

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    I have Planet X but haven’t read it. But wasn’t there a line where someone comments that Picard and Xavier look alike?
     
  12. Josh Kelton

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    Yes, there's a holodeck recreation of Xavier at the end of the book.
     
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  13. Christopher

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    Can we please stop calling it that? Picard established it was the Romulans' home star that went supernova. "Hobus" was an invention of the tie-in comic, now discredited and overwritten by canon, like "Klinzhai" for the Klingon homeworld or "Penda" as Uhura's first name. And I've always hated the name "Hobus" anyway. It sounds like a character from a comedy sketch about an Ancient Roman hobo.

    Anyway, I don't see how the supernova could happen in the novel continuity, at least not in 2387. Picard has established that there were 5-6 years of advance warning before the supernova blew, but in the novels there's no sign of it as late as 2386. And no, there's no possible way the Romulans could "hide" evidence of the supernova, because it's a freaking star and it's visible to everyone with a telescope for thousands of light-years around.
     
  14. James Swallow

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    Yup, that was me.

    To clarify; back in mid-2019 I was developing the outline for a Picard novel that would have addressed Seven's life after the return of Voyager, with a storyline that had her crossing paths with (and eventually joining) the Fenris Rangers. But word came down from the Picard production office that they wanted to keep that missing bit of Seven's past undefined, as it was something they felt they might want to explore on the show at some point - so I wrote The Dark Veil instead.

    That was 2 years ago. As to what current plans there may or may not be to cover Seven's life post-Voyager/pre-Picard, your guess is as good as mine...!
     
  15. Csalem

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    Dunno why, but whenever I see Hobus it reminds me of the character Jake Hobart in Raise The Titanic. Some odd word association going on in my head...
     
  16. F. King Daniel

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    The Romulans set up the Typhon Pact and everything they did as a spectacular act of misdirection:p
     
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  17. thribs

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    Yeah but the novels now don’t have to follow that Picard stuff now. They could go with the JJVerse explanation. Probably would have made a better story
     
  18. Christopher

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    Yes, they do. That is the job of licensed tie-in fiction.


    The Hobus story in Countdown is not "the JJVerse explanation," because the comics are not canonical. The only canonical version of the supernova is the one in the actual movie, which said only that "a star" went supernova, "consumed everything in its path," and destroyed Romulus before Spock could prevent it. The Picard version is merely a clearer, more detailed version of that account, one that makes a hell of a lot more sense than the way Countdown interpreted it. "Hobus" is merely the conjecture of a tie-in story and is no more canonical than the Typhon Pact or the Full Circle Fleet.
     
  19. thribs

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    Yes but this novel is the send off of the old continuity. They don’t need to shoehorn the new stuff into it.
     
  20. thribs

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    Go go Fenris Rangers! :)
     
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