Questions for Mr. Bennett and Mr.Mack

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Dsven43, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Mr. Mack thank you so much for answering my questions.I appreciate the information and the story ideas you mentioned about what the original Cold Equations series was intended to be storywise .I'm so glad that S&S decided to renew their liscense for the Startrek book line.I like the other Star Trek series of books have been handled this year a lot of terrific stories I really like the Fall miniseries.Your Picard story sounds interesting also the Worf&Alexander story would've been good novel too.:techman:I can't wait to read your novel Disavowed!
  2. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

    Jan 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    ^ I'm not privy to the specific details of the contract, no.
  3. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Washington, DC

    Thanks again for sharing all of that, though. Like you, I'm especially intrigued by the idea of that final Picard novel - that sounds like the kind of story you'd really have nailed. (Of course, all things being equal, having a thriving ongoing Trek narrative is probably better, but still.)
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Sometimes I think it would be an interesting experience to start over with a new Trek novel continuity, not bound by the assertions of the existing one. That's something I thought I was getting a chance to do with my Abramsverse novel, but we know what happened to that project. Still, I enjoyed the opportunity to do something different with the characters and continuity.

    Of course, if another publisher did take over the license, there's no guarantee they'd hire the same authors. Which is why I'm glad it stayed with Pocket.
  5. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    When the license for Star Wars switched from Bantam to Del Rey many of the same authors who'd written for Bantam continued to write for Del Rey. Of course, that doesn't mean the same thing would have happened had the Star Trek license gone to a new publisher. Just pointing out that it has happened before.

    Fortunately we don't have to worry about that. I'm glad Pocket decided not to let the license lapse; I really like the stable of writers they've put together.
  6. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 8, 2006
    Labrador City. woof
    As long as they resurrect George Carlin to reprise his role!