Discovery to get tie-ins!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by DarkHorizon, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. DarkHorizon

    DarkHorizon Captain Captain

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Location:
    Newport, Wales
    So, the Star Trek: Discovery panel at Mission New York is ongoing - with our own Kirsten (MF) Beyer on stage. And one of the things that has just been announced is that a novel will be coming from Simon & Schuster, and a comic series from IDW! They will be released "as the show airs".

    https://twitter.com/TrekMovie/status/772163989325377536
    https://twitter.com/TrekMovie/status/772164156141240320

    EDIT: Further details! David Mack will be writing, and Mike Johnson doing the IDW run!

    https://twitter.com/TrekCore/status/772165551712002048
     
  2. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    Awesome! Beyer + Mack = :drool:
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Markonian and Enterprise1701 like this.
  4. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Have to read the TrekMovie feed quite closely. Kept mixing up Meyer and Beyer and spent a moment wondering when Beyer decided to kill Spock.

    Excellent news about the tie-ins. Queue the inevitable, are these books canon debate... ;)
     
    Markonian likes this.
  5. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Aww hell yes!
     
  6. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Lancaster, PA
    I've already seen one post on Facebook asking if the books are canon. :)
     
  7. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Must be a record!
     
  8. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    Are they ?

    :biggrin:
     
  9. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    Location:
    Woodward, OK
    Are these books canon?

    Well they are to this production team. In the same way Mosaic and Pathways were canon to Jeri Taylor. But once someone else takes over, just like what happened on Voyager, then they can and probably will be ignored.

    But this is still super awesome, and it seems that having Kirsten involved has already reaped some great benefits.
     
    Markonian and Jinn like this.
  10. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Location:
    California
    You know, one of my favorite bits of fun out of all the lead-up to Discovery has been slowly learning what David Mack has been vaguebooking about with each new bit of information released. :p
     
  11. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1999
    Location:
    USA
    For the first time ever i will buy the first tie-in book of a series.:bolian:
     
    Enterprise1701 and borgboy like this.
  12. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    The Wormhole
    So if the release of these novels is to coincide with the release of the season, does that mean that in January there will in fact be two Star Trek novels released? This Discovery tie-in and Dayton Ward's Headlong Flight which was already announced to be released the end of January.
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    We can't even assume that. It sounds more like the same kind of deal the IDW comics had with Roberto Orci and Bad Robot -- every effort is made to keep the tie-ins authentic, but that's more about being an accurate representation of canon and "being on the same page" than it is about actually being part of the canon. We don't know yet if it's actually a Lucasfilm Story Group sort of thing where the tie-ins are supposedly binding on the screen works as well as vice-versa.
     
  14. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    Location:
    Woodward, OK
    It could be February and still be at the same time the show is airing. Is there already a February book announced too?
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    With 13 episodes in the season, it could be January, February, or March, maybe even April, since we don't know when in January the show will premiere.
     
  16. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Location:
    The Wormhole
    Yes, DRG3's The Long Mirage.

    I'm going to assume it won't be released in March or April. Kirsten Beyer has her new Voyager novel out in March, David Mack's new Section 31 novel released in April.
     
  17. Captain of the USS Averof

    Captain of the USS Averof Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2016
    Location:
    Greece
    That's fantastic news! Both Kirsten Beyer and David Mack are great authors. Really excited about this, can't wait actually!
     
  18. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Your avatar is an accurate expression of me right now!
     
  19. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Location:
    Labrador City. woof
    Great news, glad to see there will be tie-in comics & novels. Congrats D'Mack & K'Beyer!
     
    Jinn likes this.
  20. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    This is really great news. I'm very glad the TV folks are interested in novels instead of blocking them like the movie people.
     
    Jinn likes this.