MU Vanguard in Shards & Shadows

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by BrotherBenny, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    No, the reason there's no mirror SCE story is because we intended to do it as an eBook -- then the line got put on hiatus, but by then I'd already committed to "Family Matters," and then the anthology was delayed, and it was a whole big mess.

    If I had it to do all over again, I'd probably have gone with the SCE story instead, but the timing conspired against all of us. *sigh*
     
  2. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Silly question but why can't you just write an S.C.E. story not as an E Book but as part of the anthology? Why should one story make a difference?
     
  3. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You'll understand better when you read it.

    As I said upthread, our intention was to do Mirror-CoE as an eBook for simultaneous release with the anthology, similar to what was done with post-TV DS9, Gateways, and Vanguard. So work on the anthology went forward. Then, in the middle of that, CoE went on hiatus, and the preliminary plans for a Mirror-Coe eBook were scuttled. There was no budget for a 13th story in the anthology.


    Again--budget . . . not to mention the fact that all the author contracts were signed and executed with author royalties splitting 12 ways, not 13.
     
  4. Trent Roman

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    Sounds more like a variant on the Japanese 'Nobunaga' to me. An Empress Sato story, perhaps.

    That, or it's a crossover story featuring an older, mutant ninja turtle Michaelangelo having forsaken his partying ways.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  5. BrotherBenny

    BrotherBenny Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why do I get the feeling that The Sacred Chalice might have a particular Betazoid in it? And has Picard gotten over his Borg fetish yet?
     
  6. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry, my mistake. It is supposed to be "Nobunaga."

    Fixed now.
     
  7. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    i've copied that contents list over to Mem Beta. but someone might wanna fix all the author links back in...
     
  8. TerriO

    TerriO Writer-type human Premium Member

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    I get that, but I still have a problem with it. Contracts can be re-issued. Stories can be swapped out. It wouldn't be the first time a project has changed course mid-stream, and I'm sure knowing this bunch it won't be the last.

    It's just a shame that we have every other part of the line represented except CoE.
     
  9. JD

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    Cool, sounds like a really good line up to me. My bad about the SCE thing, I could have sworn someone mentioned it. To bad about the E-book though, that could have been alot of fun.
     
  10. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I say we continue the SCE but as a regular mm.
     
  11. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If you want Corps of Engineers to continue as its own series in print, start buying the hell out of the trades.
     
  12. BrotherBenny

    BrotherBenny Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Done and done!

    Seriously though, is that a possibility??

    And would the CoE continue as novellas in a TPB or be shoehorned into a full-length novel?
     
  13. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    For that answer let's check in with our very own KRAD.
     
  14. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Dunno.
     
  15. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If the numbers go up substantively and consistently, sure.



    "Shoehorned" is probably the wrong word for it. But in that scenario, if CoE were to continue, Keith and I would certainly discuss what format offered the best chance of renewed success.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Assuming that the very nature of the MU would allow for a Mirror SCE, I would love to see one.

    That, and:
    Mirror Vaughn
    , following the description of him in an earlier thread. :techman:
     
  17. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No need to assume; they've already made a cameo in Saturn's Children, the mirror-DS9 novel in Obsidian Alliances.
     
  18. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

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    Alas it seems not enough people here in Dublin buy them as I keep seeing the same copies of the last two anthologies in the bookshops I visit for the last few months. I can't understand why people don't buy them as I think they are ridiculously cheap for the amount of stories contained within and the quality of those stories.

    Back on topic this looks like a great line up. Particularly excited by James Swallows take on Vanguard, nice to see another author dipping a toe in the Vanguard pool. It is also exciting to see more new authors coming into the Trek fold.
     
  19. Frodo Lives

    Frodo Lives Captain Captain

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    Mack returns to the MU? YES! :techman:

    Hopefully we get a follow-up on Memory Omega. Though judging by the title, and the TNG-ish reference, I wonder if this could be something entirely different - a Mirror Universe story where the Terran Empire never fell, maybe? :vulcan:
     
  20. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    no, because all of these are consistent with each other and the fall of the Empire seen in DS9...