Spoilers "To lose the Earth" cover reveal

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  1. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    As it says in the title:

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    It looks good.

    Am rather looking forward to how the multiple threads of the Full Circle Saga wrap up.
     
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  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    From Simon And Schuster Canada’s webpage:



    The long-awaited follow-up to Voyager: Architects of Infinityfrom the New York Timesbestselling author and cocreator of Star Trek: Picard!

    As the crew of the Full Circle fleet works to determine the fate of their lost ship, the Galen, a struggle for survival begins at the far edge of the galaxy. New revelations about Species 001, the race that built the biodomes that first drew the fleet to investigate planet DK-1116, force Admiral Kathryn Janeway to risk everything to learn the truth.

    https://www.simonandschuster.ca/boo...Kirsten-Beyer/Star-Trek-Voyager/9781501138836
     
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  3. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Love the "From the co-creator of Star Trek: Picard" under her name. I'm guessing this'll be the last Voyager book in the Full Circle continuity and if so, I hope everything gets tied up nicely.
     
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    It really looks nice, and I too hope all things get tied up. Assuming it's the last, I'm really sad.
     
  5. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Moderator

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    I do hope the Galen is not another lost ship in this series, Janeway seems to be cursed with her missions.
     
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  6. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Can someone refresh my memory as to when it will be released?
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Title sounds fairly ominous... :wtf:
     
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    October 13th.
     
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  9. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    As the authors have repeatedly told up, inter-novel continuity is entirely optional (and probably more optional than even now that the novelverse is nearing it's end, if not with this book, then soon after), but we've seen in stories set after Architects of Infinity that Barclay, at least, isn't dead.
     
  10. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    That ship top left, looks like nova, but with the nacelles on the bottom. Is that meant to be the Galen?
     
  11. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That is a nice looking cover.
     
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    AJ Hawker Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  13. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I cannot express how excited I am to finally read this thing. Badass cover, too.
     
  14. USS Firefly

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    Are the Voyager books good?
    I haven't read any Voyager book because I didn't like the show, but are the book quality compatibel with the other relaunch novels?
     
  15. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    The first stab at the Voyager relaunch wasn't very well-liked, but when the relaunch was relaunched with "Full Circle," it's been pretty widely acclaimed. Most people would recommend you start there and don't worry about the first few relaunch novels.
     
  16. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hope everything is tied up.
     
  17. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes
     
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  18. historypeats

    historypeats Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think Full Circle, Children of the Storm, and the Protectors/Acts of Contrition/Atonement trilogy are up there with the best of 21st-century TrekLit. I'm waiting to read Architects of Infinity until To Lose the Earth (finally!) arrives, but I believe that one was also well-received.

    Beyer writes very interesting conversations, which helps; her original characters, excepting Hugh Cambridge (who's always struck me as too precious and House-inspired to feel anything other than shoehorned in), are well-rounded and grab your attention easily, and the preexisting Voyager characters have been allowed to grow in ways that feel rewarding rather than like fan-service. (Put another way: when Beyer's characters wrestle with challenges or internal/external conflict, it strikes you as earned rather than artificially dictated.)

    Beyer's also an excellent plot-writer, able to sketch out stories that perpetually hold one's interest while providing organic surprises and largely avoiding cheap twists. (You can get a sense from this of my usual bugaboos with tie-in literature, and KB consistently refrains from falling back on them; I really appreciate her work.)

    The Delta Quadrant/universe she's built feels lived-in, wondrous, and worth exploring. I think Voyager as a TV series gets a bit too much flak, but also recognize how many of its problems stemmed from the TV age and environment in which it was made. Liberated from those constraints, Beyer's able to amplify just about everything the show's defenders have always spotlighted while adding in plenty of her own creative elements. Those novels I mentioned above are the best examples of this.

    As for the others, A Pocket Full of Lies felt solid, but not quite up to the level of the three novels preceding it. Unworthy felt a little bumpy/rough, although I'll say that some threads it leaves dangling are picked up in surprising and satisfying ways by later books.

    I don't so much mind The Eternal Tide for what it reintroduced as much as for what it took away. Something happens in it that removed a lot of what I'd found so interesting about the relaunch to begin with (and which I thought worked immaculately in Children of the Storm), and I wish we'd had more books before those changes arrived. I also don't think Beyer's at her strongest when trying to resurrect characters; I know sci-fi explanations for death reversal usually ring as ridiculous (which is why I wish writers would stop giving them to us!), but similar problems dogged her "Saints of Imperfection" script on Discovery.

    That said, I wouldn't characterize any of Beyer's novels as "bad." Even the ones I'd wanted more from were still worth the read. If you haven't taken the plunge before, and you've liked other 21st-century TrekLit, I strongly encourage you to read all 9 - and to hope that #10 serves as a satisfying conclusion in October.
     
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  19. USS Firefly

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    Thanks for your reply!
    I like almost all the relaunch trek novels, only David R George III not so much. Even though I like the DS9 the most.

    Unfortunatly I probably have time for the Voyager novels in about 2024 ;)
     
  20. Mage

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    Usually I feel good is in the eye of the beholder.....However, Beyer is an excellent writer in my opinion, in terms of narrative, dialogue, plot. I'm always happy. But also....

    I don't mind Voyager. I like the show, really. Beyer made me love the characters. She's given characters that were treated as bagage in the show complexity and nuances. I still need to read Architects Of Infinity, I'll be looking into finding that together with To Lose The Earth.
     
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