Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Enterprise1701, Jan 17, 2019.
I think this is a new announcement?
Sounds great. Looks as if we have to wait for details for some time, though.
Wonder which era/series?
Me too, I hope DS9
I think I have seen a couple references to this, but I can't remember what exactly was said.
I think I read somewhere that it is a TNG novel that follows on from the Section 31 novel Control.
Has the working title of 'Collateral Damage'.
This makes me even more excited!
Aha, that's where news first broke!
Interesting. Just today I checked Memory Alpha's schedule of upcoming releases and Collateral Damage wasn't there. Memory Alpha is usually more on-point.
Yeah I was wondering if that tweet was in reference to Collateral Damage when I saw it. I had been hoping Collateral Damage was coming out in June, to keep us on a ‘one book per month’ streak.
If he only started writing it today I guess that theory is blown. Hopefully this is another?
I am not sure when Collateral Damage will be published — it hasn't been officially announced yet by S&S. I was supposed to start writing it a couple of months ago, but I had to renegotiate my delivery schedules because of the need to do a major rewrite on my third Dark Arts novel for Tor Books.
What happens if the new Picard TV series makes your Control novel and its follow up an AU?
Thanks David. I had also wondered if that had caused a delay. How long between starting the writing and publication does it generally take? Do you think it was ever “penciled in” for June at first, or would that have been way too soon even by your originally plan?
All fictional universes are alternate universes to start with. None of it is real, so all that matters is whether the story is entertaining.
I suspect the current litverse is safe at least until all the planned novels are completed, even if the new series is contradictory to the new series. I mean, I think they will obviously come to a conclusion at some point in that event, but I don't see Pocketbooks pulling planned books.
But you know, if it's a good book it won't matter a whole lot. I read "The Empty Chair" for instance, even though I knew at least some of it was contradicted by on screen canon.
Star Trek: Federation is once of the finest Star Trek novels ever to see print, even though a huge portion of it is flatly contradicted by the events of First Contact. Makes no difference.
Debating how fictional fiction based on other fiction seems like an exercise in futility to me. I’m just gonna enjoy good stories that may or may not be from various alternate continuities. I mean, I read TOS novels from the eighties back to back with TOS stories from the last five years with no difficulty. Same thing will happen here if the current ongoing universe of the novels is incompatible with the new series.
When writing tie-ins to an ongoing series, there is always a risk that what you write will be contradicted. Just as when writing original science fiction, there is always a risk that some new discovery or invention will render your work obsolete. All you can do is write the best stories you can based on what you know at the time.
So for new novels no more piles of PADDS stacked on a desk.
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