I think it's a pretty foregone conclusion at this point that the Lit-verse (at least the main continuity as it has been for the last twenty years) is getting a grand finale of some sort relatively soon. I was hoping this thread would be a repository of what little tidbits of info we've been teased with over the last couple of years. I think it all started (at least to the best of my memory) with this great post by Dayton Ward...https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/new...tv-show-spoilers.295360/page-86#post-13474884 Both Dayton Ward and David Mack have since made several veiled references to wanting and planning on doing something more with the Lit-verse beyond Collateral Damage. Perhaps others can post specific instances of this. David Mack revealed in episode 309 of Literary Treks that he would have a new Trek novel released around the end of 2021 which was "going to be something big, going to be something else!" Obviously no guarantee, but it most certainly could be related. Before the final, newest piece of evidence we've been given, I'll say my assumptions/wish for this supposed upcoming story have from the beginning been the epic story we've been waiting more than a decade for. The destruction of Romulus. The hope/assumption for any future Lit-verse storyline now that Picard has aired was for some form of temporal reset, to wipe clean the entire 2380s in universe so that they can instead play out according to the Picard continuity. This would be infinitely better from my point of view than a repeat of the situation that occurred with the Star Wars EU. Since we know the destruction of Romulus precipitates the creation of an entirely new timeline with the Kelvin-verse, it has been my assumption that somehow further temporal shenanigans would be revealed, and the Lit-verse 2380s would also be erased/branched off from, giving us the new canon version, but making the Lit-verse events "count" in the same way that the "Year of Hell" timeline had actual repercussions in the Full Circle novels. So with this in mind, I had assumed we'd be getting a destruction of Romulus/Crisis on Infinite Treks/Lit-verse Finale at some point. Then comes Voyager: To Lose the Earth. It is revealed that the DTI is taking a huge interest in the Krenim after the events of A Pocket Full of Lies. But the people on the ground know that going back to fool with the Krenim would be a tremendously bad idea. While reading this it seemed very clear that this may be the beginning of a future plot thread. Then in episode 311 of Literary Treks, Kirsten Beyer surprisingly does everything but come right out and say that this is the beginning of the storyline which will reconcile the Lit-verse with the new Picard continuity. "Some of [the ending] was agreed upon to service future things." Matt Rushing: "I have a sneaking suspicion, that this may have an implication, in maybe the next couple of books that we see, where we can possibly line up the novel-verse with the Picard universe." Kirsten Beyer- "You think? Does that sound like something I would have any interest in doing? I mean do you know me at all, Matthew? (laughs throughout)" So now I think it's actually quite clear that the Lit-verse timeline is heading toward a confrontation with the Krenim. This (not the destruction of Romulus) will result in the entire 2380s being erased, and in the new timeline playing out as is shown in Last Best Hope and Picard. So in fact, Romulus does not ever need to be destroyed in the Lit-verse. The only time this story ever needs to play out is in Last Best Hope. We've been waiting a decade for this to happen in the Lit-verse, and now I predict it never even needs to. Once you take that expectation out of play, there is really nothing else we can even guess at. Literally anything could happen. Anyone could die. No holds barred with no repercussions. The end of the Lit-verse. And then total reset back to about 2380. I think this is coming in about one year. I HOPE it is a multibook storyline similar to The Fall or Destiny. I hope we get epic conclusions for every series, especially DS9 which out of all the series, deserves an ending better than the place it is in right now. After this I really don't care where Treklit goes. As long as this twenty year long story gets some closure. I'm very grateful it looks very much like we're moving in that direction. I really look forward to it.