2024 book releases

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by mastadge, Jun 11, 2023.

  1. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    And the text editions are both live on the Apple store. I see the Kindle editions are up on Amazon, as well.
     
  2. GaryH

    GaryH Commander Red Shirt

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    Very happy to see Gillian return
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Mea culpa. That (and Sausalito) is my fault. I had a brain glitch when firing off that ad copy. It's being fixed.

    Gillian Armstrong is a celebrated film director, one of whose movies I novelized for Pocket Books some years ago. No idea why her name bubbled up from my memory when I was drafting that copy! :)
     
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  4. Christopher

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    Ah. I was wondering how one would get from "Taylor" to "Armstrong." The only connection I could think of is that they're both names of astronauts prominent in the late 1960s, albeit one fictional and one real. (And both have iconic quotes attributed to them.)
     
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  5. SurvivorJoe

    SurvivorJoe Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    It'll be cool to see a new story about Gillian. I was always bummed they didn't follow-up with her in Star Trek V. Like why even bring her into the future in IV if you're just never going to even mention her ever again?
     
  6. Christopher

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    They brought her into the future to take care of George, Gracie, and their children, not to hang out on the Enterprise. I'll never understand why so many fan and tie-in stories assume the ship Gillian was assigned to at the end was a spaceship rather than a watercraft; I mean, she's the Federation's only expert on humpback whales, so obviously she's going to stay on Earth to oversee the successful repopulation of the humpback whale species (which would be virtually impossible to pull off with only a single breeding pair).
     
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  7. SurvivorJoe

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    Yeah I get all that. I just mean, looking at it simply as a movie, it seemed like they introduced a new character only to never mention her again. I would have liked to see her return is all. :shrug:
     
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  8. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Impossible for us. Although the World Famous San Diego Zoo™ may already have humpback whale genetic material in its Frozen Zoo™
    (Disclaimer: I'm a card-carrying member of the Zoo. It gets me into the Zoo and the Wild Animal Park any time I want; the only drawback is that they do put me on exhibit once a year, usually in a cage right next to a howler monkey whose big tricks are playing with himself in public and throwing his feces at visitors.)
     
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  9. toughlittleship

    toughlittleship Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Love it! Both a prequel to Emissary and a sequel to Chain of Command. I wonder if Kira, Odo, Quark and Garak might feature?
     
  10. Victoria

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    How do people tell the difference?
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    I guess she was less like a new character and more like a guest star we never hear from again, like on the original TV show. How many one-shot leading ladies guest-starred on TOS and we're gone the next episode?

    Granted, the TOS movies were somewhat more serialized than the TV show.
     
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  12. Christopher

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    I don't get why you'd find that surprising, any more than it's surprising that we didn't see Admiral Morrow or Captain Styles after ST III. They served their purpose in the story and that was it. Gillian's role in ST IV was defined by her relationship with the whales, not her relationship with Kirk or Starfleet. Once the whales' story was resolved, there was no reason to see her again.
     
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  13. Therin of Andor

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    Kindles and audios are often added later.

    Admiral Morrow appears in early draft ST IV scripts. By the time it went to shooting script, Morrow had become Cartwright.
     
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  14. Mike Doyle

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    I have pre-ordered the kindle edition. I’m in the UK
     
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  15. Christopher

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    I considered mentioning that, but it just underlines the non-essentiality of bringing back a character. Even when they needed someone in the same role of Starfleet head, it didn't have to be the same person.
     
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  16. Eduardo

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  17. Reanok

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    Thanks for posting the new cover of Star Trek explorer magazine.
     
  18. Denise

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    Mr. Cox, I have just gotten back into TOS novels, trying to read the ones I missed, and I happened on yours. I loved Miasma. I have downloaded Assignment: Eternity and most of the others. I am hoping for more TOS novels.
     
  19. Denise

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    Any chance for one of your TOS novels?
     
  20. DGCatAniSiri

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    Since he’s got Picard’s Firewall coming in February, precedent says that it’ll be ballpark of a year at least before he gets another Trek book on the schedule, assuming all the stars align properly. Let him attempt to get some sleep into his schedule.
     
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