Funny enough Cross Cult hasn't much to do with S&S normally. The rights to translate ST novels from English to German were brokered by a CBS related agency in Germany called CPLG. They also were our contact to talk to CBS about Prometheus. As far as I know S&S hat nothing to say or do about it. Cross Cult is just another licensee from overseas. That said we were totally allowed to contradict or forget about the TrekLik continuity - but we chose not to do, because we are avid fans of what has been done with the Prime Universe since the end of the shows and movies. So we really tried to tie things together (i.e. find our niche between "The Fall" and novels like "Takedown" and "The Missing") and we hope that effort will survive the next few novels from our colleagues in the US.