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Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    William Shatner's "Leonard", his biography on the late Mr Nimoy, has arrived Down Under!

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    Academy 3
    by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    Plus two of the alternate covers of issue #3 of IDW's "Starfleet Academy" comic mini-series. Cameo appearances by an Efrosian, some Caitians and an Arcturian!
     
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  2. BillJ

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    Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics, Volume I (1979-1981). From Amazon.

    Haven't had a chance to read it yet, just flip through it. Nice solid book, will definitely last through multiple readings.
     
  3. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    The artwork of the early Thomas Warkentin strips was often quite spectacular. Notice the assumption that Ilia survived TMP. ;)
     
  4. BillJ

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    The Warkentin art is sharp. Up there with Gordon Purcell for likenesses. I imagine they were working with an incomplete script, which is how we ended up with Ilia in that first adventure.
     
  5. Therin of Andor

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    Yep. "In Thy Image" has the real Ilia turn up at the end, and the "light bee" that was generating the body of the Ilia-lookalike probe, "Tasha", is found burnt-out on the ground where she stood. Warkentin had to complete his first strips before the film's ending was locked in.
     
  6. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Arrived Down Under yesterday: "The Latter Fire" by James Swallow.

    Acknowledgments includes Filmation's Scheimer & Sutherland, among others, so hopefully there are some fun TAS elements? Also to "Alec Peters and the Axanar crew for flying the flag".
     
  7. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Allegiance in Exile and Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Volume 2 arrived yesterday, Voyages of Imagination arrived today and I underestimated its weight.
     
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  8. John Clark

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    Oops - wrong thread:(
     
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  9. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    Not often that an acknowledgement turns me off to buying a book. But this one did it.

    "Flying the flag" of what? IP theft? Seems odd for someone that makes money from Star Trek to be saluting someone stealing. Why not to acknowledge people who shoplift books while he's at it?
     
  10. Defcon

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    The acknoledgements were most likely written and finalized way before the shit hit the fan regarding Axanar and Swallow was the only one confirmed by name for the Axanar Lit-tie ins, so he must have been on good terms at one point, wouldn't be so sure about that now.
     
  11. Daddy Todd

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    Oh dear. I hope Swallow isn't one of the 20 unnamed "Does" in the lawsuit filed against Axanar...
     
  12. Avro Arrow

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    You're going to deprive yourself of a James Swallow book because of an acknowledgement? Your loss, I guess. :shrug:

    If his involvement was just with the Axanar tie-in books, then I'm not sure how he could be, since AFAIK those books don't exist yet?
     
  13. Idran

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    What? I don't see anyone even implying that, who was that post meant to be towards?
     
  14. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    ^ That quote from BillJ that I included in my post above yours seems to be explicitly saying that. Did I misinterpret? If so, I apologize.

    (That being said... anyone can buy or not buy whatever they want for whatever reason they choose, of course. I realized after the fact that the post came across as a little judge-y. I guess I was just surprised that something like that would stop someone from getting a book that they (presumably) originally planned to get.)
     
  15. James Swallow

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    IIRC, the text for The Latter Fire was locked down in late summer last year, many months before the lawsuit was issued. The text was reviewed and approved by CBS and no issues were raised regarding it.
    That reference is there because I enjoyed the 'Prelude' fan film. This isn't the first time I've given name-checks to people who produce fan works; there are nods in Sight Unseen to Trek FM, Literary Treks, TrekMate, Visionary Treks, The G & T Show and so on, in The Poisoned Chalice, and Day of the Vipers has mentions of several Star Trek fan groups, etc. Elsewhere (on social media and the like), I've also mentioned fan productions like Pacific 201, ST Continues, Red Shirt Diaries, Exeter, Phase II, Aurora and others.

    To clarify this point: I was approached to write a story for a Four Years War anthology, but as the project was an unlicensed work not approved by CBS or Pocket Books, I declined.
     
  16. Defcon

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    Than we can add that as another point were Peters misled people as the announcement back then made it sound as if you're involved.
     
  17. Avro Arrow

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    Picked up The Latter Fire and Leonard today.

    Wasn't specifically planning to get Leonard, but Costco had it for $17, so I talked myself into it.
     
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    I got my copy of The Latter fire in the mail today.:techman:
     
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    I've also been re-buying some of the old non-fiction books I used to have a while ago. Recently picked up DS9 Companion, DS9 Tech Manual, Making of DS9, and now Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise is on it's way along with the recent Star Trek The Next Generation: On Board the USS Enterprise by the Okudas.
     
  20. Kilana2

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    I was finally able to order the three I.K.S. Gorkon novels. I love the Klingon stories. It will take some time for me to read them, though.
     
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