Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Daddy Todd, Jul 11, 2009.
whoa. A lot of TOS books. I will have a lot of purchases to make.
I would assume there will some ugly, shiny graphic on the cover saying something along the lines of "Based on J.J. Abrams blockbuster movie".
I'm happy to see both Trek universes represented in print. While the schedule does look a bit unbalanced, I'm not gonna complain. There are simply too many series out there and someone will always be upset. As long as the books rock, I'm cool with the schedule. I'm really looking forward to what the authors can do with the JJ books.
The Star Trek09 novelization made no mention of J.J. Abrams on the front cover.
Considering DRGIII is writing the DS9r novel, whose to say it will be a jump forward. He could write the entire five years worth of stories in one book, based on the way he writes.
This is pretty much my opinion (though I always seem to take 6 paragraphs to say so). The books are good, and that matters to me a lot more than which series they're from. My favorite series is the DS9 relaunch and my least is classic TOS, but I'd still take an outstanding TOS book over (for instance) Lesser Evil in a heartbeat.
But it has the "A Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures" line on the cover, so I assume it could also be a variation of that, like:
"Based on the major motion picture by Paramount Pictures"
^ Or the other books could say, "Based on the old stupid TV series."
Featuring the younger, sexy versions of the characters you know and love!
...did we mention their sexy-ness?
I don't imagine that Paramount or Pocket will want any casual book store browser to make a hard-and-fast distinction between JJTrek and Trek 1.0 - especially not when selling the TOS Prime stuff.
"Star Trek - remember that movie you liked? This ain't that."
I'm wondering if maybe they will just be more subtle than that, and maybe use the Nu actors faces on the nunovels, and continue to use the old on Ye Olde Trekke.
So, we've had several people on here asking about it - does anyone know what happened to Mike W. barr's Captain April novel, The Millennium Bloom?
A bit disappointed at the lack of Vanguard in '10. However, I am very much anticipating MWB's Saavik novel. Cautiously optimistic about the "DSN Jump". Anyone know when we'll get some more hard info about the Haynes Enterprise manual?
I chatted to Mike about it briefly, and he said that as far as he knew, it was no longer on the cards.
Over time they'll probably make very little distinction - I'm sure they'd like all of this to be seen by the consumer as a continuum that includes the movie as an integral part of it.
That's really sad.
My complaint is that we have two slots taken up by reprints that could have been used for new material. Treason and the next SCE/CoE. This is what I find unfair. If they were reprinted along side of new material, that would be fine. But to take up two months is just wrong.
the SCE/COE reprints are trade and therefore don't count in the One-MMPB-a-month rule. the same as the trade version of Treason didn't.
Sorry for my error there. But we still lose a month because of Treason. I do feel that reprints should not count as a month's book. Just release the reprint alongside a new book. That would solve that problem pretty well.
^ Even if it hadn't been standard practice before, Margaret just took over all of Treklit herself. I think one book expanded (Sorrows of Empire) and one reprint in the first few months of her deciding the schedule herself is entirely forgivable.
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