TOS - The Latter Fire by James Swallow - pre-release discussion

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  1. Enterprise1701

    Enterprise1701 Commodore Commodore

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    The official Star Trek website has just revealed the cover for James Swallow's upcoming TOS novel The Latter Fire, which is due out Tuesday 23 February 2016.

    http://www.startrek.com/article/first-look-cover-of-tos-novel-the-latter-fire

    The synopsis from Simon & Schuster:
     
  2. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    That cover is gorgeous. I've thought a lot of the TOS-era ship-scene covers have been a little bland in the past several years. I like the strong use of color and the interesting composition with the front of the ship out of frame. The background is a little photoshoppy (and it seems the planet is translucent, with stars shining through), but the whole thing is stylish enough to make up for it.

    It looks like this is Tony Mauro's first Trek book cover. Here's hoping there are more.
     
  3. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Killing it on the covers lately, Pocket. KILLING it.
     
  4. Leto_II

    Leto_II Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    James Swallow? TOS-era?

    I'm freaking there.

    Also, that cover.
     
  5. Ktrek

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    I've been quite disappointed in the TOS line in the last few years with a few exceptions. I love James Swallow and thus I am hoping for an exception here.

    Kevin
     
  6. Ronald Held

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    Awaiting to see how his TOS novel turns out...
     
  7. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I loved Cast No Shadows.

    TLF should be also fine.
     
  8. Avro Arrow

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    Nice cover!

    And I really like the switch from the silver Star Trek logo to a gold version for the 50th! :techman: I wonder if the entire line will be doing that in 2016?
     
  9. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    Didn't notice that. Cool!
     
  10. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like the cover art it's fantastic. Pocket has had a lot of great cover art for their books lately. I really liked Cast No Shadow. I definitely will be getting this novel.:bolian:
     
  11. RogueVasad

    RogueVasad Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    It sounds but how many newly warp capable race stories will Swallow write?
     
  12. Markonian

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    What a gorgeous cover! I was floored by Sight Unseen and the TOS line has been great in recent years. The calendars has been marked.
     
  13. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hm.... Not a big fan of TOS novels. But.... James Swallow..... Might need to pick this up.
     
  14. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    I'd recommend it. That's how I got into TOS novels (with That Which Divides and Allegiance). If you're unsure, you can wait for excerpts and/or the review discussion thread once it's out.
     
  15. Enterprise1701

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  16. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Typo in article. They give the novel's release as March 23, it is in fact being released February 23.
     
  17. James Swallow

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    I believe that is so.
     
  18. Ronald Held

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    Awaiting another TOS anniversary book.....
     
  19. GaryH

    GaryH Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I have to say that I do not have much interest in TOS books, but I will be pre-ordering this because James is writing it. Loved the Valeris and Titan books.

    Actually, I'd love a Valeris follow-up book. *hint hint*
     
  20. Kilana2

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    Me too. ;)