New blurbs - Typhon Pact, SCE, MyU, NF; plus Haynes details!

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  1. DarkHorizon

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    Simon & Schuster's catalog website (they changed from releasing seasonal PDFs to a rolling online database a while back) has been updated with more detailed entries for its autumn/winter 2010 Trek releases, including blurbs (although no new covers as yet).

    As always, these should not be considered final, and things may (and probably will) change before release.

    The straightforward ones first (to build up your excitement!):

    SCE: Out of the Cocoon
    SCE: What's Past
    (I think the intro paragraphs on those two are the wrong way round!)

    Myriad Universes
    : Shattered Light
    "six new alternate realities"? But, there are only three stories...

    And now, the more extensive stuff!

    Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game
    Bashir and Sarina with Ezri!

    Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

    Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire


    [Removed blurb due to S&S posting it by mistake and having since removed it]

    New Frontier: Blind Man's Bluff
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    EDIT:
    Oh, and whilst I'm here, I should add this - the Haynes July-December 2010 catalogue appeared this week (since it's the London Book Fair, and they were there), and this was in it:

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  2. Christopher

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    Definitely.

    I think that's just cut and pasted from the blurb for the first two volumes, which had six tales in all.
     
  3. F. King Daniel

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    Wrong freakin' Enterprise!!

    We've seen manuals for the TOS ship since the 70's. I want my 725-meter ubership with 6 warp cores, a gigantic beer brewery engine room and a fleet of shuttles.

    Sigh.

    :(
     
  4. JoeP

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    Wow, those are some pretty big changes for DS9! Can't wait to read it now. I wonder: is the part about Kira leaving the Bajoran Militia an error (it should be Starfleet), or did she re-join the Militia between books?? Or did I miss something else entirely.
     
  5. Christopher

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    If the Haynes version of the TOS Enterprise is based on Doug Drexler's marvelous cutaway from "In a Mirror, Darkly," which seems a reasonable likelihood if Mike Okuda is consulting, then I'm definitely interested. Not to mention getting cutaways and details for all the other Prime-universe Enterprises. This could do a lot to fill the tech-manual gap of recent years, even without Abramsverse content.
     
  6. Thrawn

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    Oh wow, I cannot WAIT for Rough Beasts of Empire. Those are EXACTLY the kind of huge, emotionally-laden changes I was hoping for from George taking on the time jump. Beautiful.

    Plus, Bashir being badass sounds great, and um does that New Frontier blurb mean that NF is also jumping forwards to the concurrent 24th century novels? If so, that's neat. Keeping NF connected to the rest of the stories a bit more appeals to me, even if there are obvious arguments against it.

    So excited!!
     
  7. JD

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    Wow, if any of that stuff in the Rough Beasts of Empire description is even half right, it should very interesting. Plus, more secret agent Bashir!
     
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  8. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I'll bet Vaughn's not staying down for long, that's all I'm saying :lol:
     
  9. Stevil2001

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    :borg:?
     
  10. elaithin

    elaithin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, I'm really excited for these now, too. *Especially* for Rough Beasts of Empire.
     
  11. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I want a wordcount for that thing. I'm hoping for 200,000 at least.
     
  12. Allyn Gibson

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    True. You don't put that sort of thing in the back cover blurb... and then not have it go anywhere. It's not a selling point for the book, y'know. ;)
     
  13. MichaelS

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    Don't tell me you expected something else...
     
  14. flandry84

    flandry84 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    From your lips to God's ears.
    Vaughn is one of the best of the reboot characters.IMO.

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong though please.Does this book(DS9)take place 5 years after the Destiny war?Has Vaughn been in a coma for 5 years?:confused:
     
  15. kkozoriz1

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    The DS9 story is going to need a ton of backstory filled in. But, did Sisko have to be lonely, fractured and separated from his family? More doom & gloom? I hope not.
     
  16. flandry84

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    Well,Sisko was never going to be the Don Rickles of Starfleet,was he?:lol:
     
  17. Thrawn

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    The most recent DS9 novel, The Soul Key, took place in early 2377. Destiny took place in early 2381. I believe Typhon Pact takes place in early 2382, or close to it.

    So, the 5-year time jump is from Soul Key to Beasts, not from Destiny to Beasts. The Borg invasion is a year or less prior to Typhon Pact.
     
  18. BrotherBenny

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    I'm hoping they provide a few easter eggs for RBOE. And I'm looking forward to them all.
     
  19. Starbreaker

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    Looks like fun stuff. I think it's funny that the authors have been saying that The Typhon Pact isn't necessarily an adversary... and yet they come into direct conflict with Starfleet according to these blurbs.
     
  20. Defcon

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    What? It's not as if they made the same mistake with the eBook at first and should know better. Oh, wait .... :lol: