Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Turtletrekker, May 26, 2010.
Unfortunately we don't know yet
The publisher hasn’t announced a publication date, so we have no way of knowing when it will appear.
Last I saw anything she said she was definitely working on it. I get the impression she's pretty busy but it will get done. So I think it's safe to assume we'll see it, it's just a matter of when. If I had to guess I'd think it will definitely be out in 2019 sometime though. But that's just my guess so take it for what it's worth.
I’d give far more favorable odds that it’ll be 2020.
Kirsten Beyer is part of the writing staff for Discovery, so she's very busy.
Not just Disco it seems. It looks like she's also a part of the new JLP series in some capacity..
Series creator, in fact, according to Ted Sullivan's tweet this afternoon after the announcement happened. Plus it appears she's co-showrunning alongside Kurtzman and Goldsman (which is to be expected, her working with more experienced producers and learning the day-to-day aspects of production, considering she's only spent around a year or so as a Discovery staffer, though she's had prior Hollywood credits as a writer).
I admit I want Picard books.
I'm also reading the DISCO ones.
I'd also love a New New Frontier book while I'm dreaming.
Going over my DS9 page on my website and I'm struck by the fact that I'm not sure if DS9: Hollow Men actually has any connection to the Lit-verse? Anyone think of anything I can't recall, or does any of Una McCormick's other novels refer back to those events?
Thanks in advance!
I don't think it does. It takes place during the series and I don't think there are any ties to the relaunches. It came out when the relaunches were already being released and it carried the original TV series logo (instead of the relaunch DS9 logo) to differentiate it. I believe it was the only series-era novel released since the relaunches started (until next year's DS9 novel anyway)
I'm not sure if it did either. I haven't read it in a long time. It was when Marco Palmieri was the editor of the DS9 books and he was big on cross-referencing things, so I would be willing to bet a whole dollar that there are references to material that originated in the novelverse. Be it the Oralian Way or Andorian genders or what have you.
McCormack's Garak in Hollow Men is bound to be consistent with how she wrote him in other Trek works and probably with Robinson's A Stitch in Time. I treat Hollow Men like Prophecy & Change in that they are generally stories that expand on elements from the series era and mesh well with what was done in the post-series material.
Yeah, I guess I shouldn't say there weren't any references. It's possible there was a few nods to the novel-verse, though since it took place before the relaunches it'd probably be mostly foreshadowing. And as @Smiley noted, she also wrote other Garak stories so how she presents his character would probably be familiar.
But I do recall it was a standalone story overall. You could read it without reading any of the relaunches. I recall they intended on it being taken as a standalone.
Does Garak mention going to Earth in any Destiny-era books? He does that for the first time in Hollow Men.
That may be a good avenue of exploration.
I remember he is on Earth in one of the VOY novels, Acts of Contrition or Atonement, IIRC.
For the record I did confirm that Hollow Men is explicitly part of the Lit-verse. Found reference to Councillor Choaying from Trill: Unjoined and Cardassia's Blind Moon from A Stitch in Time.
Hi guys! Just finished "To Lose the Earth". Awesome book! Read the acknowledgements and Kirsten Beyer intimated that this would be the last Voyager book for a while. Are they putting the books on hiatus or is someone else taking over as author of the books? I know Kirsten is heavily involved in writing for Discovery.
That depends on what is going to happen with the Novelverse now that we have Picard.
Q's wife goes aboard the Enterprise in The Q Continuum trilogy, right? Does that trilogy "fit"?
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