Discovery: Fear Itself cover revealed

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  1. Enterprise1701

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    http://www.startrek.com/article/discovery-novel-fear-itself-arriving-in-june

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  2. thribs

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    Pity it’s not him from behind showing his famous “flat butt” like the first novel with Michael. :)
     
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  3. ryan123450

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    Pity this could be the last Pocket Trek novel.
     
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  4. thribs

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    Has that been confirmed that they’ve lost the license?
     
  5. Christopher

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    Once again, there is no reason at all to believe that. All we know is that the license renewal is delayed. Anything else is reckless speculation.
     
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  6. Nerys Myk

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    CBS still owns Pocket last time I checked. Synergy.
     
  7. thribs

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    I don’t know if I will get this one. I’m not really a fan of Discovery and I only bought the other books because of their connections to TOS.
     
  8. tomswift2002

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    Doesn't mean a thing. If another publisher makes a better offer than Simon & Schuster, then CBS might go with that publisher.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    There may be advantages to keeping it "in house" that transcends such offers.
     
  10. ATimson

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    It's not "reckless" to point out that the license hasn't been renewed yet - or if so, that it hasn't been announced - and that Pocket has lost the right to contract additional novels unless/until that renewal occurs (or in other words, lost the license).

    There's no reason to believe that another publisher is going to get the license instead - that would be speculation. But the ending of Pocket's license isn't, or else we'd have new titles on the shelves this year.
     
  11. Christopher

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    Go back and read what I was actually responding to before you get all lecturey. It wasn't "the license hasn't been renewed yet" -- it was, verbatim, "this could be the last Pocket Trek novel." Which is pure speculation based only on fear.
     
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  12. David cgc

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    Also, the (potential) last Pocket novel is going to be "To Lose the Earth," so it's not even accurate FUD.
     
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  13. JD

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    Right now I'm holding out hope that Pocket is just waiting for either Comic-Con, the Vegas Trek Con, or one of the Destination Star Trek cons in Europe to make a big announcement.
     
  14. thribs

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    Looking forward to DST in October. I just want a photo with Jason Issacs.
     
  15. tomswift2002

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    Not really. If it was “in house”, then CBS would be publishing the books themselves. But, aside from being owned by the same parent company, CBS & S&S are two separate companies. I’m reminded of the effect TOS had on RCA and NBC in the 60’s: while NBC was owned by RCA, they were losing money on TOS, but RCA was making money from people buying color TV’s to watch it.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    S&S is a subsidiary of CBS Corporation.
     
  17. Christopher

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    That's just another way of saying what tomswift2002 said, that they have the same parent company. But tom is right that they're still distinct entities with distinct needs and decision-making processes. The shared ownership creates advantages and incentives to working together, but it is not an automatic guarantee or requirement. Although, again, that's purely hypothetical.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    That was my point. There may be advantages beyond the money CBS Entertainment gets from the license.
     
  19. trampledamage

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    Okay - can this thread please be about the book, and not about the license - there's another thread for that.
     
  20. thribs

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    Okay. So was Phlox written back in? There has to be some tie in with the known Trek.