I was going to post this in the Litverse and ST'09 thread, but figured it deserved it's own. We know Pocket books has the licence to publish Discovery fiction (with David Mack's first DSC novel slated to coincide with the show's launch), but what about DSC and the novelverse as a combined entity? They're supposedly all in the same Prime Universe continuity despite DSC having a very modern look, much more akin to the recent movies than anything prior. This thread isn't to moan about Discovery's direction/visuals/etc, but about whether the novels should (or even are allowed to?) treat Discovery as part of the existing continuity, dropping in references and crossing over in months and years to come, or whether it should be kept a separate entity? Paper printers, sewn on patches and coloured pullovers on the Enterprise going on at the same time as holographic communications and consoles, and snazzy blueniforms might be a bit much to reconcile. Or would the nonvisual medium of novels actually make it easier?