Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by ryan123450, Nov 8, 2020.
Someone would have to remember Kadohata!
Well, the most recent Picard novel did that.
Christine Vale, Ranul Keru and Karen McCreedy appeared in The Dark Veil.
I will gladly take more Kadohata appearances. I loved the character, and it's too bad she seemed to get pushed out the same time Marco and KRAD did...
I'm just glad anybody remembers Kadohata. (Sigh.)
Keith, I thought she was great, and was really looking forward to seeing her grow. Q&A was by far my favorite of the TNG books in that run between A Time To... and Destiny and it still remains a favorite, on par with The Light Fantastic.
I have missed new novels set during the TV shows. Expanding the timeline is all well and good, but sometimes I'm in the mood for a "lost episode"-style story.
Only the authors know (although some of the novels-only characters have popped up in DSC and PIC tie-ins, so I wouldn't be surprised if that happened).
I didn't read the TNG relaunch religiously (I think it started before I was into reading Trek novels and I kinda stumbled around out of order thanks to the books not being numbered or having a checklist and me not thinking to Google things before pulling them off the public library shelf), but I remember having nothing but positive opinions on Kadohata. Granted, I think T'Ryessa Chen was the new novel-only crew member I really latched onto (as in I will be depressed if any PIC novels that feature the Enterprise-E don't have her like how several Titan characters made the cut for the Dark Veil novel), but I liked seeing another family person as part of things. (Come to think of it, didn't a lot of the original new TNG relaunch characters get forgotten or fall to the wayside as things progressed? I mean, it seemed like by the "end" that all the initial characters were dead or had transferred.)
That was my express purpose in creating the character, in fact.
@KRAD having been such an integral part of the early potions of the Litverse, are you excited for Coda?
Are they any different from their novelverse counterparts?
He'd better be. KRAD and a few other fellow Trek authors sat in on some of the early brainstorming meetings with either me and James, or me and Dayton. The three of us put it all together, but we listened to the input of many of our colleagues, as well as that of our editors and the licensor, before we finalized the story outlines.
Was DRG III one of the others Mr. Mack?
Yes, for the reasons mentioned by @David Mack above.
I can neither confirm nor deny his involvement or lack thereof.
McCreedy is now the chief engineer, while Vale and Keru are still in the same positions.
Thanks for the responses gentlemen. @KRAD @David Mack
Any thoughts you can share on this upcoming trilogy @David R. George III? Excitement? Mixed emotions?
Kind of curious, why the interest on whether DRGIII was involved at all in the Coda trilogy? Is it just because many of us are hoping to see some resolution in some DS9 storylines from his last DS9 book--which I'm all for BTW? Or some other reason?
Part of me, ok, all of me , is hoping that this trilogy is setting things up in such a way that the litverse can continue in some fashion. I know that's unlikely, it's a pretty big deal that S&S is releasing even a trilogy that is part of a universe that's not consistent with a canon show--though it's not unprecedented. After all, Diane Duane was able to release a few more Rihannsu novels even though that didn't like up with TNG. But still, S&S could have just said, nope, it's done, call it a day. So I'm glad to be getting what I'm getting and am looking forward to it.
BTW, is Coda really the name of the trilogy, or is that just some sort of placeholder title until one is determined?
Separate names with a comma.