2023 book releases

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Enterprise1701, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    And that's entirely the big publishers' own fault, an effect of how they hobbled the market with agency pricing. Given that, no way would they ever embrace digital-first.
     
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  2. Reanok

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    I prefer paper back books or hard back books to read than a e-book. Due to the eye strain of reading it on a screen too long.
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    I keep wanting to call the book 'In Harm's Way'

    My brain keeps adding the 'In'
     
  4. Ronald Held

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    I would prefer the Kindle versions come out if the physical books are not ready.
     
  5. Josh Kelton

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    There are other options such as E Ink devices, which are designed to reduce eye-strain.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Ink
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper

     
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  6. F. King Daniel

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    I find modern devices cause this a lot less than those of even 5 years ago.

    Either that or my eyes have adapted, which considering how long I stare at my phone for... :lol:
     
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  7. Ronald Held

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    Could we get 6+ books in 2023?
     
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  8. USS Firefly

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    I have seen the first two episodes of Star Trek Picard. We (I) need captain Sulu on the Excelsior books set in the 24 st century
     
  9. Scout101

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    Hopefully more coming, pretty sad that it’s may and we’ve only got maybe 2 more coming this year…
     
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  10. The Caretaker

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    Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask, I expect this has been discussed elsewhere already. Will there be further books set after Coda (I've not read the triology yet)? I know these books are meant to wrap up the ongoing plot lines from the past few years but wasn't sure if that was to wipe the slate clean for further stories or if that would be the end of the line. I know the last TNG / DS9 books have been set during their respective shows so maybe that is how future novels will continue.
     
  11. F. King Daniel

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    That's the grand finale of the litverse. It's just tie-ins to the various series' from now on.
     
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  12. The Caretaker

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    Thank you for the reply, I guess I will ration the novels I still have left!

    Was this a decision down to dwindling sales or the fact that the litverse is now being contradicted by new TV shows?
     
  13. F. King Daniel

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    The latter. When Star Trek: Picard came along, there were irreparable continuity issues differences between what the novels had done post-Nemesis and what the TV show did. This is their somewhat controversial fix.
     
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  14. Tuskin38

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    Yeah, as the writers who post here would probably say, they need to stick to Show/Movie canon.
    Since we have new shows set after Nemesis, it's basically impossible to do the litverse anymore and keep it consistent with the new shows.
     
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  15. Greg Cox

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    Bingo. Media tie-in books have to be consistent with the source material, namely the actual movies and TV series. That's just how it works.
     
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  16. Eduardo

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    Just mentioning this here, as not really sure where to put it?

    https://trekmovie.com/2022/06/10/ni...-prequel-series-may-become-star-trek-podcast/

    As a guest on the latest episode of Page One: The Writer’s Podcast, Nicholas Meyer was asked about the Ceti Alpha V project. He replied, “That will be a podcast,” and when the host laughed, Meyer revealed he was serious:

    It is. I’m not joking… I am concluding a deal to turn it into a podcast which I will write and presumably direct. And if the podcast is a hit, then maybe we’ll revisit it on film of some kind.

    Meyer didn’t get into any other details but when asked directly by TrekMovie, he confirmed the project is currently a possibility. On the Page One podcast, Meyer talked about the benefits of audio drama:

    I love radio plays… when I was in college, I directed a play a week. Talking on behalf of radio plays, I believe that all great artistic media rely for their success on something that they leave out. Paintings do not move. Music has no intellectual content. Words are merely code on a page. In each of those cases, it is the imaginative contribution of the listener, the reader… When your imagination complements the sounds, which is otherwise just sounds… Film alone has the hideous capacity to do everything for you. We call this eye candy and candy is not good for you. So I look for ways for things to leave out. And radio is a great way for things to leave out. Imagination does not need any training.
    So maybe this will be the 2nd audioplay or something else if released episodically?
     
  17. DEWLine

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    I have to admit to having enjoyed shows such as Afghanada back when CBC Radio still had a drama division.
     
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  18. Goth Janeway

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    Can someone help me out with the terminology here? As I've probably mentioned before, I'm not really into audiobooks/dramas, so it might not surprise you to find out I'm also not really into podcasts, either. I've sampled a few, but it's not really my thing. But the few that I have listened to were non-fiction. (Some of them have been discussing fiction, but the podcasts themselves were not a fictional story.)

    So if he's saying the story will be released as a podcast, I assume that means that the only thing that differentiates that from an audio drama is the delivery method? Does that mean it would only be available through streaming (ie no option to download)? Are there other fictional podcasts, and if so, how do they work?
     
  19. Eduardo

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    I know that Marvel & DC have been releasing fiction podcasts, like for example:
    - https://www.marvel.com/digital-series/podcasts/
    - https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/22/22295156/dc-comics-spotify-universe-podcast-superhero
    - Marvel's Wastelanders: Black Widow: https://www.marvel.com/digital-series/podcasts/marvels-wastelanders-old-man-star-lord
    - Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night : https://www.marvel.com/watch/digital-series/marvel-s-wolverine
    - Batman Unburied: https://open.spotify.com/show/3pUWoZ6fC2qA02D3X0CeMb

    But basically, yes, mostly released in episodes in a weekly schedule via podcasting platforms like spotify, etc. (some of them may offer downloading offline, but depends, for example, podbean has downloads available of the ones linked above from Marvel https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/t2qxj-1f2b44/Marvel's-Wastelanders-Black-Widow-Podcast)

    Edit: Ah, I almost forgot, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter could fit that description too:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/orphan-black-the-next-chapter/id1559581654
    https://www.realm.fm/shows/orphan-black
     
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  20. Goth Janeway

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