One Constant Star Cover Revealed!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Dimesdan, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. JD

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    I just had a cool thought. What if The Lost Era became an ongoing series focused solely on Enterprise-B crew? I know I would love it.
     
  2. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Well, some people around here seemed to think so, and given you've changed the image into a link and you've abided to an unfair request (given the image was on Facebook) and he's not been an active member here for years, you are kinda implying that what I did was wrong and against the rules somehow.

    Exactly, so instead of a link to a fan Facebook page, I'll change it back to the image on my photobucket account.
     
  3. trampledamage

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    It may seem to be a bit pointless now, since it's up on startrek.com, but I thought it was a fair request from DRG - whether he's a member here or not; it's his work.

    We operate on the information we have at the time. Dimesdan did when he posted the image, I did when I changed it to a link.
     
  4. Stevil2001

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    I bet the spine is inconsistent...
     
  5. JWolf

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    Then it would not be Lost Era any longer. It would be a series about the Enterprise-B. But a series about the Enterprise-B would be very welcome (IMHO).

    What I would love to see is eBook only series focusing on the Ent-B and the Ent-C.
     
  6. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

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    I think it is cool that the cover looks so much like the LE book featuring the Ent-B.
     
  7. Tirius

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    I felt the same way as OverlordSpock did at first, both for the Terok Nor trilogy and for The Buried Age. Christopher raises a valid point with the choice of ship though. The Stargazer would have likely been the most recognizable choice, but of course it only features in a small part of the novel. The current covers for these books are still amazing though, so I don't mind as much that they didn't follow the TLE format.

    Having said that, still kudos for bringing the format back for this new installment. I always though it looked very nice and unique, and if the inside matches the quality of Serpents Among the Ruins as much as the outside does, I will be very happy.
     
  8. Corran Horn

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    Glad they went back to the previous design. Looks sharp.
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Although, Deny Thy Father used the Pegasus on its cover which doesn't really play that large a role in the overall story.
     
  10. Thrawn

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    Excellent cover. My favorite of the year so far.
     
  11. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Nice cover, although I was hoping we might get a rendering of a Tzenkethi - my poor imagination just can't imagine them as anything other than Kif Kroker's species in Futurama.
     
  12. 8of5

    8of5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I tend to think of them as slightly more relaxed, glowing, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tubemen.
     
  13. Christopher

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    To me, the Tzenkethi's description is reminiscent of the stereotypical "Gray alien," sort of like the flexible-bodied Close Encounters aliens, but taller and more glowy. There's a particular variant of "Gray" I've seen in some movie or show that was glowing, I think, but I can't remember where it's from.
     
  14. JD

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    I tend to think of them as smaller, more compact, different colored Kaminoans.
     
  15. Wadjda

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    Are there more Lost Era books coming out or just this one?
     
  16. Mage

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    Very nice cover, very reminisent of the other Lost Era covers, and the fact that it actually uses the Lost Era logo makes me hopefull this series might be revived.
     
  17. Sci

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    I do, too -- though I suppose the fact that a Human and a Cardassian were both able to be surgically altered to look like a Tzenkethi in Brinkmanship implies that Tzenkethi skulls and limb structures must be relatively close to humanoid norm. (Or is there maybe a difference between the body structures of Tzenkethi service grades and upper grades? Maybe service-grade Tzenkethi still have skeletons while upper-grade Tzenkethi don't.)
     
  18. The Wormhole

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    Just this one for this year anyway.

    And while I do realize this book is probably more about DRG wanting to tell another Enterprise B story/follow up to Serpents Among the Ruins rather than kick-starting a new Lost Era series, I have been wondering if doing more Lost Era novels on a regular basis could become possible? Obviously we wouldn't get anything like what we had in 2003, but I'm thinking one novel a year set on the Enterprise B or C, the Excelsior, the Stargazer, or another early career days of one of the 24th century characters? The period covers 70 years, plenty of story material for a single stand-alone story per year.

    Though I suppose such a decision should wait until after this novel is released and we see how well it sells.
     
  19. Jedi Ben

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    True, but let's see what we can do to help on the sales front!
     
  20. Wadjda

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    I would love to read a USS Rutledge story.