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  1. Markonian

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    ST: Qo'noS and the Klingon Empire by Dayton Ward (14 July 2017)

    STAR TREK - (KLINGON EMPIRE)/HIDDEN UNIVERSE TRAVEL GUIDES

    Qo'noS and the Klingon Empire
    Dayton Ward
    14 July 2017 (Stardate 2017.195)

    Blurb
    Explore the homeworld and vast dominion of Star Trek's most formidable race, the Klingons, in this thrilling travel guide. nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley's Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo'noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you! This one-of-a-kind travel guide will give you all the information you need to plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory, from an overview of Klingon history to tips on what to wear (fur and leather are very popular) to a glossary of important phrases like "mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?" (Would you like to dance with me?). Every major location in the Klingon Empire is covered in-depth, with tips on where to eat (you've not lived until you've eaten Klingon skull stew), how best to get to and from your chosen destination, and what to do if you find yourself challenged to a bat'leth battle to the death. Locations include the homeworld Qo'noS and its famous locales such as the First City, the Caves of No'Mat, the Hamar Mountains, and the city of Krennla, plus neighboring moons Corvix and Praxis, and many, many more must-see areas. The book also features exclusive maps and illustrations that bring to life the Klingon Empire and form the perfect reference guide for any visitor. So what are you waiting for? Qapla'!

    About the Author

    Dayton Ward is the New York Times best-selling author or coauthor of numerous novels and short stories, including a whole bunch of stuff set in the Star Trek universe, often writing with friend and coauthor Kevin Dilmore. He lives with his wife and daughters in Kansas City.

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    Has been spouted in the wild. Time for the review thread! How does one add the poll?
     
  2. Paris

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    Where's the poll?
     
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  3. Dayton Ward

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    The final title is Star Trek: The Klingon Empire. :)
     
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  4. Markonian

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    @trampledamage is this forum's mod.
     
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  6. Markonian

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    @trampledamage, is it possible to edit out "Qo'noS and the" from the thread title, and to add the standard literature poll, please?
     
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    Another good way to get her attention would be to hit the report button on the first post. I've done it a few times when stuff like this has come up.
     
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    Message received :techman:

    It'll be tomorrow before I can fix it though - I'm just in from being at friends all day, and it's my bedtime!
     
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  9. Therin of Andor

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    My copy arrived in Sydney, Australia yesterday. Off to collect it tomorrow.
     
  10. David cgc

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    I haven't dug into it properly yet, but due to the format, I did flip though a little.

    I was lucky I was at home, because I started laughing like a crazy person when I saw Dayton's sig line in the table of contents.

    I also noticed a bit talking about the Enterprise-C mentioning survivors, and it made me wonder if it meant the people held by the Romulans like Yar, or if some of the crew made it home. The only source I remember suggesting the latter was a SNW story that had Castillo surviving and eventually running into Tasha-Prime on the -D.
     
  11. Markonian

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    ^ In STO, members of the E-C survived for decades. If only Sela had tried harder...
     
  12. JD

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    Does anybody have any idea why the keep delaying the e-book version of this? It was first supposed to come out last week, then it was supposed to be out today, and now when I went to get the free sample, both Google Play and Amazon say it's coming out August 1st.
     
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    Well Sela thought she was dead.
     
  14. Markonian

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    Love the book! It is my fervent hope that there'll be more of these (Bajor, Andor(ia) be Romulus would be high-profile enough).

    Apart from two instances, it's intertwined with the novelverse, and retroactively explains how there can be a Quark's franchise without Quark in the novels starting one: a Klingon patron asks for the licence to open one on Qo'noS, so the same may have occurred on Vulcan and elsewhere.

    The two instances: The Hur'q invade Klingons after they're spacefaring (=/= The Art of the Impossible, where they're medieval). And how the Borg laid waste to Qo'noS in 2381 is not mentioned.
     
  15. Tuskin38

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    The lack of mention of the Borg attack is probably to the benefit of non-Novel readers.

    Dayton was on the Official Star Trek podcast recently and he said it was written for a broader audience, so an event that big was probably left out for simplicity's sake.

    As anyone reading this 'in-universe' would have known about the attack, so explaining it wouldn't make much sense IMO

    I just finished the Vulcan one, hope to get this one soon
     
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  16. Markonian

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    ^ That makes sense.

    You could possibly say "rebuilt the First City after a recent Borg attack".

    (If a book about Bajor was made, tackling DS9 would be tricky, unless it was set well before 2387.)
     
  17. Dayton Ward

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    Like the Vulcan book, this wasn't intended to be a distillation of canon or other references. I was encouraged to avoid doing that sort of thing and create a standalone book, in order to maintain a broad-based appeal for casual and hardcore fans alike. Some references from novels/etc. worked better than others while keeping that larger goal in mind. :)
     
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  18. Markonian

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    ^ It worked like a charm!

    This book makes you long to travel there for real.
     
  19. Markonian

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    The release date of the Kindle version for both books has been pushed back to 29 August. :wah:
     
  20. JD

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    What the hell! Is it really that complicated to make the e-book version of something that's already out as a paperback?
    Aren't most of the pieces already digital, so wouldn't they just need to convert it to whatever formats the e-books are in? Does it really take an extra month+ to do those conversions?