2023 book releases

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

  1. Eduardo

    Eduardo Captain Captain

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    Some listings for upcoming trades for IDW comics:

    Star Trek: Aliens
    (February 2023)
    By Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Christina Rice, Illustrated by Timothy Green and Andy Price

    Dive deeper into the world of Star Trek with special one-shot stories focusing on the memorable aliens of the series: Klingons, Ferengi, and Trill!

    First, the story of Kahless the Unforgettable, from the death of his coward brother Morath to his victory at Three Turn Bridge. Then, follow Quark on an unforgettable adventure to Ferenginar, where mother, brother, and brother challenge the very core beliefs of Ferengi culture. In the final story, someone is following Vanah, a research student and ex-applicant to the Trill Symbiont Initiate Program, after a life-changing event on a joint Trill-Federation science expedition. Delve into the world of the Trill in this suspenseful tale of tradition, independence, and survival.

    By an exciting mix of creators including Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Timothy Green II, Christina Rice, Andy Price, Jody Houser, and Hendry Prasetya.

    Star Trek: The Mirror War
    (April 2023)
    By Scott Tipton and David Tipton, Illustrated by Gavin Smith

    Return to the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation with Capatin Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the ISS Enterprise-D as they plot to reestablish their dominance.

    There is the reality you know. And, on another dimensional plane, there exists a dark, twisted reflection of that universe. So familiar, and yet so different. An Empire in place of a Federation, where profit and power take precedence over peace and exploration.

    As the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance rules, having overrun the Empire, destroying its fleet, and driving it back to Earth, rumors and propaganda spread throughout the Alpha Quadrant the news of the Empire’s final demise. Those rumors are, however, untrue. A handful of Imperial ships remain, intent on protecting Earth and what’s left of the Empire. And commanding the newest and most powerful of those ships is a man equally intent on seeing it rise again—Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

    Witness the epic struggle that will shake the Mirror Universe to its core! Collects issues #1–8 of Star Trek: The Mirror War.

    Star Trek Picard - Stargazer
    (April 2023)
    By Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, Illustrated by Angel Hernandez

    Following the climactic events of Season Two's finale, Jean-Luc and Seven of Nine launch an unsanctioned mission that sets the stage for the upcoming Season Three!

    When the Stargazer, under a new captain, mysteriously disappears, Jean-Luc Picard is once more compelled away from his chateau to confront the shadows of his past. Before his days on the Enterprise, a young Picard violated the Prime Directive for the greater good...and created an enemy that now threatens not only the Stargazer, but an entire system.

    For Seven of Nine, agreeing to help Picard means putting her own future at risk—but is it even the future she wants?

    Star Trek: Picard creator Kirsten Beyer reteams with veteran Trek comics scribe Mike Johnson and artist non-pareil Angel Hernandez for an adventure that promises to unearth secrets—of the past, present, and future—at every turn!

    Star Trek Lower Decks (May 2023)
    By Ryan North , Illustrated by Chris Fenoglio

    Ensign, report to the bridge! Board the U.S.S. Cerritos for a mission to the enigmatic Qvanti system as the hit Paramount+ animated series comes to comics!

    Captain Carol Freeman leads her crew on an expedition aimed to build bridges and advance Federation technology, but she and the away team quickly suspect that the planet and its people are not all what they seem… Meanwhile, the crew in the lower decks take to the holodeck for some much-needed recreational time—until a bloodthirsty visitor decides to join in on their games. Can Boimler, Mariner, Tendi, and Rutherford save the ship from the likes of Dracula?

    Star Trek: Lower Decks unites New York Times-bestselling and Eisner-winning writer Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and comics artist extraordinaire Chris Fenoglio (Goosebumps, Star Wars Adventures).
     
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  2. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Judging by the page count and lack of "Vol 1" at the end of the title, it seems like this will only be a four issue mini. Which is quite disappointing to me. I was on-board getting the floppies for this one if it's an ongoing, but if it's just four issue I'll just get a digital copy of the trade.
     
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  3. Eduardo

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    Actually, it was announced as just a three issue miniseries, according to the press releases, so one issue less.
    (for example, mentioned here:
    https://intl.startrek.com/news/the-...ace-fanged-fiends-in-new-idw-comic-miniseries )
     
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  4. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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  5. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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  6. DGCatAniSiri

    DGCatAniSiri Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Considering my pull list backlog as it is, I’m content with a three part series. Anything that strains my wallet less while still letting me have the comics...
     
  7. Enterprise1701

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    I am curious to see how the interior art style looks.
     
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm curious about the Picard miniseries that takes place before season 3.I'm curious what Picard and Seven have been up to and Raffi too also Laris .
     
  9. Eduardo

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    Two Prodigy Books, middle-grade novels, for January 2023

    A Dangerous Trade
    By Cassandra Rose Clarke
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/bo...a-Rose-Clarke/Star-Trek-Prodigy/9781665921176

    Don’t miss this thrilling, all-new original middle grade novel starring Dal, Gwyn, and the rest of the Protostar crew.

    While traveling through the Delta Quadrant, the Protostar crew discovers a worn transporter coil on their ship. Despite Janeway’s misgivings, the crew decides to trade a Starfleet-issued battery for new transporter parts at a market on a distant planet. Little do they know that a group of rogue traders are intent on getting their hands on something much bigger: the Protostar! Will the crew be able to defend their ship and stay out of trouble? Star Trek fans will love this brand-new, original story featuring all the heart, humor, and action of the Prodigy series.

    Supernova
    By Robb Pearlman
    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Supernova/Robb-Pearlman/Star-Trek-Prodigy/9781665925426

    In this middle grade adventure based on the Star Trek: Prodigy video game, Dal and Gwyn must rescue their missing crewmates.

    When the Protostar crash-lands in a peculiar star system, the crew ends up separated and Dal and Gwyn must work together to find their missing crewmates. They don’t have much time, though: the nearby star is destabilized and in danger of creating a supernova. Then Dal and Gwyn discover evil droids patrolling the area, and they look just like the Watchers back in Tars Lamora. How will Dal and Gwyn confront this nightmare from their past…and prevent an explosion in their near future?

    https://twitter.com/msmazeppa/status/1559262548389666822
    Robb Pearlman is exhausted (@msmazeppa)
    Well the tribble's out of the bag! I'm thrilled to (finally) announce that I've boarded the bridge of the Protostar and written a StarTrek Prodigy Middle Grade novel! Look for it in January from @simonschuster ! Cover Reveal to come! #startrek #startrekprodigy
    https://twitter.com/seeorsea/status/1559249992052768768
    Cassandra Rose Clarke (@seeorsea)
    Yay! It's official: I wrote another Star Trek novel--this one featuring the crew from Prodigy!!!
     
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  10. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    I was a little confused by the description, but I'm guessing Robb Pearlman's Supernova is a novelization of an upcoming video game.
     
  11. mastadge

    mastadge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Bite-sized Star Trek novels with a $6.99 price point? Yes please.
     
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  13. jaime

    jaime Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To be fair, they could have just shut it off, or wrapped up the DS9 arc with one or two last books and left it at that.

    Coda was terrible.

    In Trek Lit history, Federation was utterly contradicted by the very next movie out the gate, and no-one was remotely bothered.
     
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  14. Avro Arrow

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    I admittedly have no evidence at hand to back this up, but that last part doesn't really strike me as plausible! :lol:
     
  15. Eduardo

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    Adding another IDW tpb, for May 2023, collecting the Mirror War one shots:

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/...ronfman-j-holtham-danny-lore-marieke-nijkamp/

    Star Trek: Warriors of the Mirror War
    By Celeste Bronfman, J. Holtham, Danny Lore and Marieke Nijkamp

    Expand upon the world of The Mirror War in these short stories focusing on some of your favorite characters: Data, Geordi La Forge, Benjamin Sisko, and Deanna Troi!

    Data and Barclay’s relationship has been strained since Barclay returned from the Prime universe. When Barclay becomes preoccupied with revenge, Data determines to help him right past wrongs so that the human can return to peak operating efficiency. Then, Geordi La Forge is on a scouting mission for Picard when he suddenly finds himself ambushed and teleported into an agony booth. Who is this masked figure torturing La Forge, and what connection do they have to his past?

    When Benjamin Sisko is tasked with taking out Intendant Kira Nerys’ political rival at a very public party, things quickly escalate from tense to dangerous when another figure from Sisko’s past makes a dark appearance. And in the finale, at the rise of a new dawn for the Terran Empire, Deanna Troi reflects on how far her ambition has driven her on her calculating quest to seek power and escape among the stars.

    Brought to you by a host of talent including Celeste Bronfman, Roberta Ingranata, J. Hotham, Carlos Rodriguez, Danny Lore, Hendry Prasetya, Marieke Nijkamp, and Megan Levens.
     
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  16. jaime

    jaime Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well..

    I saved my pocket money and didn’t each lunch for two weeks to buy the hardback, and wasn’t bothered when first contact dropped it in the canon bin.
     
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  17. Corran Horn

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    we'd have to check davidh's psiphi.org archives. :D
     
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  18. Smiley

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    My memory of older First Contact/Federation talk on the internet is that some people would just "count" the story that they liked better, and those who liked both would try to reconcile the discrepancies or just live with them.
     
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  19. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I liked, scratch that, loved both Federation and First Contact. We've all gotten used to keeping multiple timelines in our heads. If an actual splinter event ever happens, Trek fans are ready.
     
  20. ryan123450

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    Is this a real thing?!