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Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by DarkHorizon, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. JD

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    Does the fact that CBS owns Pocket's parent company, Simon & Schuster make it any easier for them to keep the license? I would have expected them to just automatically keep it, but it sounds like that's not the case.
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    I've speculated if 2012 being when the license renewal was being negotiated played a part in the first half of 2013 being dominated by TOS standalone novels. So if anything, this year being license another license renewal could just mean we'll get half a year of standalone novels, though it'll be interesting what they could be, as I'm under the impression they want to give the 23rd century a wide berth at the moment to see how Discovery will impact things, kind of like what they did in 2008 because of Trek XI. TV series era TNG novels, perhaps?
     
  3. nickyboy

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    I understand that the Pocket Books contract runs out at the end of the year. But I’m beginning to wonder if it will be renewed.

    There were no announcements of new books at Shore Leave over the past weekend and I haven’t heard any of the authors mentioning working on any future Trek books that have yet to be announced.

    I get the feeling we'll be getting no further Trek from Pocket Books in 2018.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

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    They compete like everyone else. Best proposal is accepted.

    I thought I remembered David Mack being excited about future "Star Trek: Discovery" novels?
     
  5. Jinn

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    And there are already plans for a Voyager novel after Architects of Infinity.
     
  6. MadeIndescribable

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    Even if Pocket kept the lisence, there could still be changes as to what the lisence contained, allowed them to do, etc. At the moment they can't mention anything that was original to the latest 3 films at all, even things which occured in the Prime timeline as well, so that could be something that's up for negotiaion now?
     
  7. Defcon

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    Which were mentioned way before the delays to AoI were known so initially that novel maybe was planned for the spot AoI is in now for all we know.
     
  8. USS Firefly

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    That would be great and impressive :)
     
  9. JD

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    They stopped announcing new books at Shore Leave years ago, I think they only did it one or two more times after Marco left.
    How far in advance do they usually announce the books? It's only July, so there's still plenty of time for an announcement, especially if they're saving them for a big announcement on StarTrek.com or one of the other websites. Even if they are have usually made the announcents by now, if they are still negotiating that could be slowing things down. Either way it still seems a bit early to be predicting doom for Pocket's Trek line.
    I really hope they can finally get the rights to the Kelvinverse movies, so at least that way a certain event can actually be used in the books. It could also be cool to see some of the crossover elements, like the Kelvin, and the new aliens incorporated into the other series' books. @Greg Cox, @Christopher, @Dayton Ward, and @David Mack, if they did get the rights would it be possible to tweak your Kelvinverse books to fit in with the second and third movies?
     
  10. David Mack

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    Mine, maybe. Don't know about the others. And your memory betrays you — Dayton didn't write any of the Kelvin-verse books; the fourth author in that lineup was Alan Dean Foster.
     
  11. JD

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    Oh, that's right, it was just four, I was thinking there were five.
     
  12. ryan123450

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    I think Christopher said he reworked his into his recent TOS novel.
     
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    Well Titan is publishing the English version of "Star Trek Prometheus" that was originally published by Cross Cult in German, and is based in the 24th Century Pocket universe. Plus we've seen in the past both Wildstorm and IDW publish comics based on Star Trek New Frontier.

    So as to whether the current universe would end would be up to the new publisher.
     
  14. Christopher

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    I don't see why it would be. Those would still have to be proposed, outlined, and approved as far in advance as any other book. And if the license hadn't been renewed, those books simply wouldn't have existed.

    Maybe early 2013 was heavy on TOS novels as a lead-up to Into Darkness, which came out that May. Really, though, I wonder if maybe it's just that Margaret Clark likes TOS and the 5-year mission. When she took over editing the DC Trek comics in the mid-'90s, the TOS comic gradually shifted from its traditional movie-era focus to a pilot/5YM-era focus. Similarly, there seem to have been more TOS novels since she took over as Pocket's primary Trek editor.
     
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    I wonder if Robert Petkoff will narrate Original Sin?
     
  18. ATimson

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    I think the odds are pretty good, seeing as how he's done the other ten (?) unabridged titles S&S has released over the last year or so.