News Discovery: Dead Endless by Dave Galanter coming in December

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Kertrats47, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    The cover of the newest Discovery novel, Dead Endless by Dave Galanter, was revealed by the Star Trek twitter feed as well as by the author on Facebook.
    https://www.treklit.com/2019/09/cover-of-discovery-dead-endless-revealed.html
    Check it out!

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    Publisher's Description:

    The U.S.S. Discovery’s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
     
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  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    If they have to use photo covers, I'm glad they're starting to find ways to make them more artistic and eye-catching.
     
  3. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, I really like this one. Great use of the imagery to put something together that looks compelling. Even the kind of radial design coming out from Stamets' head adds a lot to it, showing his mental connection to the mycelial network (presumably).
     
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  4. JD

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    Nice to see more than just a standard promo picture.
     
  5. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    So, the cover (while cool) isn’t making the back cover text seem less like it’s describing “Saints of Imperfection.” Except for the part specifying that it’s an original novel above the title.
     
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    The cover reminds me of a magazine cover I saw once where they had a generic CGI purple human head but there was lightning and sparks in the brain because the story was about something to do with the brain like memory storage or Alzheimer’s, or something to do with the brain.
     
  7. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Finally a decent DSC cover!
     
  8. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What year is this based in?
     
  9. Tuskin38

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    Sometime pre-season 1.
     
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  10. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ha, yes, that's pretty weird.
     
  11. GaryH

    GaryH Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I like the cover. I was so bored of paintings of ships.
     
  12. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Mine just came. Cover looks even better in person, thanks to selective use of gloss/matte. It'lls be a little bit before I get to reading it, because my "currently reading" pile grew quite large during the closing months of the semester, and I am trying to catch up.

    Flipping through it, I can see things that set it during season one (Stamets mentions the Glenn), but I also noted a mention of the jahSepp, so it looks like there might be some time-jumping elements.
     
  13. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just started. Tilly is an Ensign and Stamets has implants, so this starts Post Season 1?
    Need a thread with spoilers allowed.
     
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  14. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Just spoiler code what you need to ask/comment on.
     
  15. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Need a refresher to have the content under spoiler tab.
     
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