New 2017 titles and blurbs - DTI, McCormack DS9, and more!

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  1. DarkHorizon

    DarkHorizon Captain Captain

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    A bunch of new titles have shown up at Amazon, filling out the summer 2017 releases!

    The previously-announced Hearts and Minds from Dayton Ward gets a June release (street date May 30th):
    June 19 sees the release of another DTI eBook from CLB, Shield of the Gods, featuring the Aegis:
    And, last but no means least, a new Una McCormack DS9 novel, Enigma Tales, is the July release (out June 28), and yes, it's a Garak story... :)
    Interestingly, that leaves a gap in the schedule at the moment - no May book (end of April street date) is currently listed. Could it be a space for David Mack's Discovery novel (although it might be released later in the month than normal, depending on the series airdates...)? Alternatively, the schedule may not yet have caught up with the delay to Kirsten's Architects of Infinity.
     
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  2. Reanok

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    Thanks for posting this book news. They all sound like great books. Una's Novel sounds really exciting. I'm so glad we'll be getting 2 new ds9 books next year yay!:biggrin::bolian:
     
  3. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Great news as always!
     
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  4. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm looking forward to all of these, though I am currently not sure how I'll deal with Hearts and Minds, as I love Dayton's 20th century stuff, but I am currently not catched up on all the TNG stuff. Cross Cult will release Aramgeddon's Arrow in June 2017 so I might have to scratch all my plans to catch up with post-Nemesis Trek, so that I can read it as soon as possible.
     
  5. Markonian

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    Awesome news!
     
  6. Csalem

    Csalem Commodore Commodore

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    Really looking forward to the DS9 novel after reading that blurb.
     
  7. JD

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    All of those sound great.
    Hopefully if I'm lucky I'll be caught up with the TNG and 20th Century stuff by June.
    Hmm, so I wonder if this means DTI e-books will be a regular thing now.
    I can't not be excited for a Una McCormack Cardassia/Garak story, and I'm really excited to see her bring Natima Lang back. When was the last time we saw Natima?
     
  8. Christopher

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    No, I basically approached it (at least the last two parts) as a trilogy. The three e-novellas together add up to the length of a novel, and I've structured them so that they could sort of work as a novel-length story in three parts, with each installment growing out of the events of the previous one. (Although I don't know if there's any realistic prospect of them ever being collected that way, so don't get your hopes up. Would be nice, though.)

    Part of the basic idea behind the DTI, after all, is that they aren't swashbuckling action heroes like Starfleet personnel, and thus they shouldn't really be having adventures on a regular basis. I can't rule out the possibility of doing more in the future -- after all, they keep asking me for more -- but doing it too regularly would strain the premise, I think.
     
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  9. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Fleet Captain

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    Shame, that. That could change, right?
     
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  10. JD

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    I didn't realize the e-books were connected like that. Thanks for the explanation.
     
  11. Idran

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    That's part of the charm of the series, though; that our heroes aren't adventurers, they're bureaucrats.
     
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  12. Cyfa

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    I shouldn't wish my life away, but I'd gladly skip a few months to read all of these!
     
  13. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Fleet Captain

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    I guess that's what the guest characters are for. But you'd think they'd have a division for that.
     
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  14. Plaristes

    Plaristes Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I wouldn't think that a good DTI story would have to be an adventure. It could just involve figuring out a temporal mystery of some sort, right?
     
  15. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    Oh huh. Lije Dulmer and R. Daneel Lucsly? :D
     
  16. Jarvisimo

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    That Una novel sounds amazing!!!!! I love that it is about academia and politics. Most excellent.
     
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  17. CaptainDonovin

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    Looks fascinating. I've not read anything from the 2016 releases though they're collecting dust in my kindle. Now that I'm taking medical leave to fight this cancer of mine I just might get caught up.
     
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    Wow, Dayton Ward goes from the 1960s to the 1980s to the 2030s. I hope we get to see lots of the fictitious pre-World War III state of Earth.

    Aegis! Oh yes.
     
  19. Defcon

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    I have done a long overdue update to the upcoming books list on a another forum, and while I think I have everything covered I figured I could ask here if I have missed anything? Maybe it even is helpful for someone here.

    Star Trek


    January 2017: The Face of the Unknown * Christopher L. Bennett

    The Next Generation

    February 2017: Headlong Flight * Dayton Ward
    June 2017: Hearts and Minds * Dayton Ward

    Deep Space Nine

    March 2017: The Long Mirage * David R. George III
    July 2017: Enigma Tales * Una McCormack

    Voyager

    October 2017: Architects of Infinity * Kirsten Beyer
    tba: To Lose the Earth * Kirsten Beyer

    Enterprise

    No books announced at the moment

    New Frontier

    No books announced at the moment

    U.S.S. Titan

    2018: Fortune of War * David Mack

    Seekers

    No books announced at the moment

    MISC

    October 2016: Prey, Book One: Hell's Heart * John Jackson Miller
    October 2016: Strange New Worlds 2016 * various
    November 2016: Prey, Book Two: The Jackal's Trick * John Jackson Miller
    December 2016: Prey, Book Three: The Hall of Heroes * John Jackson Miller
    December 2016: Prometheus, Book One: Fire against Fire * Christian Humberg & Bernd Perplies (Published by Cross Cult; eBook only; translation of the German trilogy)
    January 2017: Prometheus, Book Two: The Source Of All Fury * Christian Humberg & Bernd Perplies (Published by Cross Cult; eBook only; translation of the German trilogy)
    February 2017: Prometheus, Book Three: Into The Heart Of Chaos * Christian Humberg & Bernd Perplies (Published by Cross Cult; eBook only; translation of the German trilogy)
    April 2017: Section 31: Control * David Mack
    May (?) 2017: Discovery tie in novel #1 * David Mack (/w Kirsten Beyer)
    June 2017: DTI: Shield of the Gods * Christopher L. Bennett (eBook only)
     
  20. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Sorry to hear that, @CaptainDonovin. Good luck.
     
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