Germany exclusive Star Trek trilogy coming in 2016?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Sorry, I was being a little fasicious, I should have put a blinky eye at the end to indicate I wasn't being serious in my post, I actually agree with you, they are needlessly similar.
     
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  2. Defcon

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    Yeah, I kinda guessed that. That's why I went with the slightly sarcastic reply and not the full on nerd-rage reply ...
     
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    I didn't remember what the cover for the German version looks like. You'd think if they were going to make a new cover Titan would have just created something totally new, rather than just changing up the German one a bit.
     
  4. Bernd Perplies

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    Perhaps they wanted to show more of the ship. In the German version you don't see the shape of the ship because of the more dynamic angle, the ship swooping toward the reader. The English version shows us the whole ship, but it looks a litte less dramatic.
     
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  5. Mage

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    I kinda like the German cover better. It has the sense of the Prometheus in motion, flying away while the station goes boom. In the other version, it just kinda sits there.
     
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  6. James Swallow

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    Looking forward to reading this...
     
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  7. Kilana2

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    It was surprisingly good, better than expected. :techman:
     
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    I am nearly finished with book three and very much agree with Kilana2.
     
  9. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I love them and enjoy the audiobook. Fingers crossed we get a sequel at some point.
     
  10. Avro Arrow

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    Not me. I *really* miss that stylized "Prometheus" logo. Its change to a generic-looking sans typeface (appears to be Trade Gothic Bold Condensed?) really hurts it.

    Still looking forward to reading the book of course. But... why would they do that?
     
  11. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Branding and Marketing reasons, I personally prefer the new title design, it meshes better with the other Trek novels.
     
  12. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, personal taste is, er, personal. :)

    I've done a bit of searching, and as far as I can tell at the moment, it doesn't look like that logo was done with a traditional typeface. Instead, it appears that the letters were created as images by an artist, Mikhail Bakunovich, and released through Shutterstock, and other stock image services.

    P R O M E T H U S (not a typo, just didn't feel the need to link to 'E' twice... ;) )

    So I don't pretend to know how Shutterstock works, but I guess it's possibly a licensing issue, and Titan just doesn't have license to use those images?

    At any rate... I still think they should have tried to do something with a character similar to the original logo. The new Trade Gothic version just seems uninspired and boring.