News Third Discovery Novel Due Out This Spring

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by AutoAdmin, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. AutoAdmin

    AutoAdmin Machine of Death Administrator

    Dec 24, 2002
    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    Fans waiting for more Star Trek: Discovery novels will be glad to hear that a third story will be out next spring...

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  2. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
  3. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    Nice! I like Saru, and James Swallow is one of the best writers of the fiction's current crop. Looking forward to seeing him build on the foundation created by Mack in Desperate Hours.

    Three Discovery novels, three novels with no Discovery in them.
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  4. GaryH

    GaryH Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 4, 2015
    I am not sure I needed a whole Saru Year One novel but I will buy it because of the author.

    I have noticed a few tv shows start tie-in lines with prequel books lately, at least until the first season has aired. It makes sense when you think about it as it gives the publishers less stress in keeping up with creative changes while the show is being established. Most tv shows take half a season to figure out what is working and what is not when scripts start being filmed.

    I would really love a Peter David Discovery novel even though it seems unlikely.
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  5. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    Congratulations! :beer:

    The only thing I've read of your's is The Stuff of Dreams. I'm perpetually behind on my Trek. This looks exciting, though.
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  6. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    Yeah, I'm wondering when we'll get books set during the show. Now that the first chapter is done with, there are definitely some gaps you could place one in-- the run from episode 4 through 8 you could fit in a relatively standalone adventure.
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  7. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Oct 23, 2017
    So I assume McCoy will be in this one? :)
  8. James Swallow

    James Swallow Writer Captain

    Mar 9, 2004
    Heh. Funnily enough, an early outline for the book did have a familiar Starfleet doctor appearing in it... But it was Phlox, not Bones.
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  9. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I think it's mainly because most shows have fairly tight arcs these days, so it's easier to do a story before the main plot started.
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