OT: Non-Trek Tie Ins discussion thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Defcon

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    As @trampledamage has kindly allowed to have some non-Trek tie in discussion in here I thought we could start with presenting some tie in lines with their history and listing their upcoming titles. For the future this would also be the place to post about news about upcoming titles /tie in lines.

    I'll leave the big elephants in the room out of the picture for now (like Doctor Who and Star Wars, which rival Star Trek in the vastness of their tie in lines) and start with a series that has a relatively long history by now, but probably is flying a bit under the radar:

    Supernatural

    The first novel, Nevermore by Trek's own @KRAD was actually published almost a decade ago in July of 2007, and despite a change of publishers after three books from Harper to Titan Books and one or two longer pauses between titles the tie in line has been running relatively smoothly:

    Titles so far
    Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte
    Bone Key by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Heart of the Dragon by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    The Unholy Cause by Joe Schreiber
    War of the Sons by Rebecca Dessertine and David Reed
    One Year Gone by Rebecca Dessertine
    Coyote's Kiss by Christa Faust
    Night Terror by John Passarella
    Rite of Passage by John Passarella
    Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson
    Carved in Flesh by Tim Waggoner
    Cold Fire by John Passarella
    Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner

    Upcoming:
    The Usual Sacrifices by Yvonne Navarro (March 2017)

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    Note: please keep the discussion in line with @trampledamage comments in the Trek writers originals works thread:

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    I won't be able to post much during the week most likely, but plan to post some kind of upcoming titles list next weekend. :)
     
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  2. JD

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    The Librarians
    Next month Macmillan will begin publishing a series of tie-in novels for the TNT fantasy series.
    Novels:
    The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by Greg Cox (Oct. 11, 2016)
    The Librarians and The Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

    Planet of the Apes
    Anthology:
    Tales from the Forbidden Zone featuring stories by (Starred names are Trek writers):
    Dan Abnett*
    Nancy Collins
    Will Murray
    Bob Mayer
    John Jackson Miller*
    Greg Cox*
    Paul Kupperberg*
    Kevin J. Anderson*
    Sam Knight
    Andrew EC Gaska
    Jim Beard
    Robert Greenberger*
    Greg Keyes
    Ty Templeton*
    Dayton Ward*
    Rich Handley*
    Johnathan Mayberry



    Are we leaving this with just active lines with books coming out in the near future?
     
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  3. Defcon

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    I personally would be fine with talking about defunct/ currently inactive lines as well, but if I understand @trampledamage correctly that would have to be limited to overall comments, not in depth review stuff, but maybe she can clarify her comments, so we have an idea what can and can not fly here.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    FYI: I got my advance author copy of the first LIBRARIANS book on Friday, and turned in the latest revisions on Book 2 this morning.

    Meanwhile, Amazon just posted a new movie novelization from Titan: xXx: Return of Xander Cage by Tim Waggoner.

    https://www.amazon.com/xXx-Return-X...F8&qid=1474831583&ref_=tmm_mmp_title_0&sr=8-1

    Not sure if Waggoner has ever done any Trek work, but he's done stuff for Stargate, Supernatural, and other franchises.
     
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  5. Markonian

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    Whatever became of The 4400?
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    There were four books in total, two by me, one by Dave Mack, and one by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore. By the time the last two books came out, the TV series had been cancelled and that was the end of that. Presumably, no publisher was interested in signing up any more books at that point, since the show was no longer on the air.

    I still occasionally get fan mail asking me to write more 4400 books, but, of course, that's not how it works.
     
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  7. Plaristes

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    Just a note about the Planet of the Apes anthology listed above: Rich Handley is a Star Trek author. He hasn't written any novels, but he's written other Trek material.
     
  8. Defcon

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  9. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for posting those covers. Just to show off, Library Journal has already give the first book a rave review . . . although I suppose a book about swashbuckling librarians might find a receptive audience there. :)
     
  10. Defcon

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    Found the review:

    http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2...s-lineup-sffantasy-reviews-september-15-2016/
     
  11. trampledamage

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    I don't mind posting about old series but what I want to avoid is indepth discussions of the books - that rightly belongs in SF&F.

    Basically, I want the same level of discussion as the current Trek Writers other books thread.
     
  12. Greg Cox

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  13. JD

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    So Greg, does Flynn appear in either of the books?
    If you don't want to answer I understand.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Flynn is very much in the first book, mostly via flashbacks to a previous adventure ten years earlier, which relates to the current adventure. I wanted to sample both the TV-movie era AND the current TV series era.

    As for Book 2 . . . I'm going to be a little more coy there, since it's still a bit down the road and I don't want to give away too much at this point.
     
  15. JD

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    Ok, I edited the post to add a star by his name.
     
  16. Bibliomike

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    I'm excited to know about that Planet of the Apes antho. I saw the first film a long time ago, and saw the 2001 Tim Burton and the two more recent reboots as they came out, but am only now watching the rest of the classic film series for the first time (currently on Conquest) (I know, points off my geek cred)... There are some excellent writers on that roster; I'll be sure to pick it up!
    How did this project come about? I read there was originally going to be a third reboot movie this year, but I guess that's not happening--- are any more in the works? I didn't care for Rise so much, but Dawn was fantastic. I'd love to see the series continue - and with 2018 being the 50th anniversary, they'd have enough time (maybe) to mark the occasion right!
     
  17. Dayton Ward

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    The third film, War for the Planet of the Apes, will be out in July 2017.
     
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  18. Bibliomike

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    Oh, cool! Thanks.
     
  19. JD

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    24
    Beginning in 2005 Harper Entertainment released a series of 11 24 novels called 24: Declassified. I'm a little confused on when the series ended before it has the 11th book coming out in 2008 and the 10th in 2009. I haven't read them so I don't know for sure, but I believe all of this took place before the first season of the original series.
    24 Declassified:
    Operation Hellgate by Marc Cerasini
    Veto Power by John Whitman
    Trojan Horse by Marc Cerasini
    Cat's Claw by John Whitman
    Vanishing Point by Marc Cerasini
    Chaos Theory by John Whitman
    Storm Force by David Jacobs
    Collateral Damage by Marc Cerasini
    Trinity by John Whitman
    Head Shot by David Jacobs
    Death Angel by David Jacobs

    A new publisher, Forge Books (Tor imprint), recently picked up the license and in 2014 started a new series of novels. So far they have released 3 books, with two set between the original series and Live Another Day, and one before the original series. All three books are by Trek authors and posters on the boards.
    Deadline by James Swallow
    Rogue by David Mack
    Trial by Fire by Dayton Ward
     
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  20. Greg Cox

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    Forge Books, btw, is Tor Books. "Forge" is just the imprint we use on mainstream titles. "Tor" goes on sci-fi and fantasy; "Forge" goes on thrillers and historicals and such. But it's pretty much the same staff and editors.

    True story: "Forge" was invented, some twenty years ago, because Tor had become so well known for SF/Fantasy that bookstores would sometimes automatically shelve all Tor books in the SF section, even if they were westerns or spy thrillers or historical romances or whatever. It was becoming an issue, so we invented "Forge" for more mainstream titles like, say, "24" tie-in novels.
     
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