Spoilers A proper name for the novelverse?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by F. King Daniel, Nov 2, 2021.

  1. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Rear Admiral

    Jan 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    No, that's just our band’s name. ;)
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  2. DGCatAniSiri

    DGCatAniSiri Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 1, 2008
    "Avatar" timeline could still qualify as a designation in universe - if we're taking the events in the Avatar duology as our "point of divergence," then the divergence happens at the discovery of the Ohalu text in B'Hala, chief among them the prophecy of the Avatar.

    That said, I can roll with George.
  3. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    The Wormhole
    Somehow, me and my friends in the real world have started calling the Litverse "Typhon Pact Continuity" so that's what I'm sticking with. At least until I learn what the name given to it in Oblivion's Gate is.
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  4. Unimatrix Q

    Unimatrix Q Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 26, 2015
    The "Die And Let Live" Timeline? :lol:
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  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I doubt that's really the in-universe point of divergence, though. It's the start of the systematic effort to construct a unified novel continuity, but that continuity ended up folding in a fair amount of earlier stuff and adding stuff set earlier in the timeline.
  6. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Hey, Earthlings! Stop nuking each other! Moderator

    Jan 10, 2003
    So by convention the novelverse should be the Pluto Timeline! ;)

    I'm personally partial to "Destinyverse", but it doesn't really work well in-universe. One of the defining characteristics of the timeline would seem to be the Borg Invasion, but not sure how to make a good-sounding name from that.

    Since the invasion directly led to the formation of the Typhon Pact, maybe "Typhon Timeline" would be appropriate?

    I think an argument could also be made for "Tezwa Timeline" (or maybe "Kinchawn Timeline"?).

    Although it sounds like our speculation becomes moot in about a month anyway! :D
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  7. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I like Typhon or Typhon Pact timeline, since the existence of the Typhon Pact is one of the biggest differences from the other timelines we've seen. Borg Invasion Timeline is OK too, but Typhon Pact is quicker and easier to say/read.
  8. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 14, 2020
    Krakow, Poland
    What comes first into my mind, somehow, don't ask, when I think about the Novelverse is how two Federation Presidents were assassinated. I propose, then, it be dubbed the JFK-verse.

    Other than that? Janedeath, maybe?
  9. Krupp

    Krupp Lieutenant Red Shirt

    May 9, 2012
    Lots of different interesting ways to pitch it, that would be in-universe consistent. The Caeliar Timeline, or the Caeliarverse, for one - as their species and link to the borg was quite profound.
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  10. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
    Since it began after TPTB stopped numbering the novels, the "unnumbered timeline" comes to mind.
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  11. dupersuper

    dupersuper Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 24, 2020
    Also, though maybe the Coda treatment tying up the litverse is a chance to shuffle the depressing latter New Frontier books into that alternate timeline, getting rid of the rest of New Frontier would be a waste. Most take place long before the Borg invasion and such that make the litverse hard to reconcile with Picard et al.
  12. Mike Doyle

    Mike Doyle Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2019
    And the shattered Janeway from A Pocket Full of Lies
  13. Mike Doyle

    Mike Doyle Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 11, 2019
    The Romulus Timeline? Seems to be the only one where it stays intact.
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  14. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    We haven't hit the year of the supernova yet.
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Well, we have, as Coda is set in 2387, though it wasn't established when in the year the supernova occurred.

    But we now know from Picard that there were years of advance warning for the supernova, which hasn't been the case in the novelverse up to early 2387. Which is why it seems unlikely that the supernova would happen in that timeline.
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  16. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Oh whoops.
  17. Enterprise1701

    Enterprise1701 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 24, 2014
    Sol III, Sector 001, 2063 C.E.
    To me, it feels that Coda negating a supernova for this timeline because of and in spite of canon works winds up lending more credence to the frame story of ENT - The Good That Men Do (which was of course written before the Abrams / Kurtzman era).
  18. SolarisOne

    SolarisOne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I vote for this one.
  19. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2017
    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs
    I propose we call it the Kelvin-Timeline Timeline, because apparently the Kevlin Timeline doesn't exist within this timeline.
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  20. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    Honestly, I always thought of them as the "Relaunch" books. So "Relaunch Universe" seems simple and straightforward.