Star Trek Novels in Germany

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by StefanM, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for the alert about MIASMA. I'm amused that that that story is going to get a hard-copy edition in German before seeing print in English . . . :)
     
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  2. tomswift2002

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    Is Discovery not doing well in Germany?
     
  3. StefanM

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    Not the novels, unfortunately.
     
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    What about the show?
     
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  6. Kilana2

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    The translation of two of the Seekers novels has been cancelled, due to low sales.
     
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    I love Google Translate for the first line:
     
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  8. StefanM

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    A question to you and all the other authors here:
    Do you at least get an extra payment, if your stories are published in other countries?
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    I assume any foreign sales are buried in my royalty statements somewhere, and applied against my advance.
     
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    That translation is correct, fat = big in this case.
     
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  11. James Swallow

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    Yeah, my thoughts exactly! I'm pleased to see The Stuff of Dreams in dead-tree format, whatever the language...
     
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  12. Kilana2

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    Yes. And as dead tree lover I will finally get the chance to read it. I'm not keen on ebooks....
     
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  13. StefanM

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    Same here ;)
    I still have more than 70 books to read, so I have no reason to buy ebooks. So Cross Cult has enough time, to put all their
    ebooks into REAL books.
     
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  14. Kilana2

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    Your pile of unread books is definitely bigger than mine....:D
     
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  15. StefanM

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    Unfortunately...
    There are 153 CrossCult Star Trek novels, I have 145 of them (need 8), 8 more are announced yet.
    I've read 80, that's 73 to read. So yes, I think that's a lot...
    Oh, and 26 of 38 Goldmann (Bantam) Star Trek novels.
     
  16. James Swallow

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    This thread is reminding me I need to track down a couple of German-language editions of my Titan novels...
     
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  17. Daddy Todd

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    I recently started collecting the German translations of the Bantam Star Trek books, mostly because of the Eddie Jones (Fantoni) cover art. Before Goldmann, many were published by Williams, and, later, as issues of the Terra Astra hefte series.

    I'd always wondered why Bantam had covered up the Enterprise on the cover of Star Trek 10 with text. That always struck me as a bad layout. Turns out, it was because the art was originally painted for Williams' Enterprise 13 (which is half of the Bantam title Star Trek 9 -- the original was too long for the German paperback format in 1973, so it was split in half).

    Anyway, Bantam reused the art on their next Star Trek title, but had to obscure most of the painting with cover copy to match the layouts of the earlier volumes in the series.
     
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  18. Kilana2

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    DS9 Original Sin is planned for April 2020 now! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I want more DS9!
     
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    Plus in May:
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  20. Kilana2

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    New German titles and their publication dates are online now on Startrekromane.de:

    @ Christopher might be interested in the German titles.....

    Fortunes of War - Titan = Kriegsglück, August 2020

    Original Sin - DS9 = Ursünde, April 2020

    Available Light - TNG = Vorhandenes Licht, September 2020