(Maybe this question has been asked already--but I haven't seen it as of yet. Apologies if I'm resurrecting the dead.) Okay. So apparently, there was supposed to be a quartet (or so) of novels to be set in the Trek XI timeline. These books were eventually yanked off the schedule. Why? To make sure they don't contradict anything in the next film. Now...for me, this begs the question: If they're so concerned about the second movie invalidating the books...then why have those books written in the first place? Considering how far the process was in the publishing of said books...wasn't it a little late to have cold feet like that? Thoughts?