Trek writers original works

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Today is the day! The story more than 22 years in the making is finally released! Arachne’s Crime has just gone on sale in trade paperback and e-book editions!

    Available from:

    The Amazon TPB and e-book entries will probably be combined soon. Other vendors’ links will be added on my home page at https://christopherlbennett.wordpress.com/ as they become available.


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  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    A month after Arachne's Crime came out, the sequel Arachne's Exile has gone on sale today! Also on sale is The Arachne Omnibus, a deluxe hardcover edition containing both novels and several bonus stories, including the prequel story "Comfort Zones" for the first time in print (after being a Kickstarter exclusive and then appearing on my Patreon).

    Here are the ordering links I have so far:

    Arachne’s Crime
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    Arachne’s Exile
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    The Arachne Omnibus
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  3. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    There's a new charity anthology coming out next month from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers called Turning the Tied. The anthology will benefit the World Literacy Organization, and will feature some fantastic tie-in writers writing stories about various existing characters, albeit ones in the public domain.

    Several Trek prose stylists are in this one, including:
    • Rigel Ailur (Hua Mulan)
    • Derek Tyler Attico (Sherlock Holmes)
    • Greg Cox (Mina Harker from Dracula)
    • Keith R.A. DeCandido (Ayesha from She)
    • Kelli Fitzpatrick (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
    • Robert Greenberger (Dr. Nikola)
    • Jeff Mariotte (Hopalong Cassidy)
    • Scott Pearson (the worlds of H.G. Wells)
    • Aaron Rosenberg (Sinbad)
    • Robert Vardeman (Space Patrol)
    Other contributors include David Boop (Alan Quatermain & Kit Carson), Jennifer Brozek (The Cats of Ulthar), Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clements (Sherlock Holmes), Steven Paul Leiva (Cyrano de Bergerac & Baron Munchausen), Jonathan Maberry (John Carter), Will McDermott (Tales of Asgard), Yvonne Navarro (Frida Kahlo), Weston Ochse (Octobriana), Jean Rabe (the Ghost of Christmas Past), Marsheila Rockwell (Ozma of Oz), Ben H. Rome (War of the Worlds), Stephen D. Sullivan (Dracula), and Tim Waggoner (Herne the Hunter).

    Ben Rome also put together this nifty book trailer.

    Please consider preordering it! It's got some great stories and it's for a good cause!
     
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  4. JD

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    Anybody here read any of the Pangaea anthologies? I stumbled across them on Amazon a while ago, and the sound interesting, and feature a ton of Trek writers.
    The idea is that they take place in on an alternate version of Earth where Pangaea never broke up, so all of humanity has spent it's entire history coexisting on one supercontinent.
    Here are the Trek authors and the books their stories appear:
    • Peter David (1,2,3)
    • Kevin Dilmore (1,2,3)
    • Michael Jan Friedman (1,2,3)
    • Robert Greenberger (1,2,3)
    • Glenn Hauman (1)
    • Paul Kupperberg (1,2,3)
    • Aaron Rosenberg (1,2,3)
    • Lawrence M. Schoen (1,2,3)
    • Geoffrey Thorne (1,2,3)
    • Dayton Ward (1,3)
    • Kirsten Beyer (2)
    • Ilsa J. Bick (2, 3)
    • KRAD (3)
     
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  5. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Would you be so kind and post an Amazon link for one of these books? I tried searching for these anthologies but could not find them (I searched for 'Pangea anthology', 'Pangea Peter David' etc...
     
  6. John Clark

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    Here's one of them (I think)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product...ut_uk-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738

    And here are the others
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pangaea-Bo...eywords=pangaea&qid=1612728660&s=books&sr=1-2

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pangaea-Do...eywords=pangaea&qid=1612728660&s=books&sr=1-5
     
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  7. JD

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    Yeah, that's them.
     
  8. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thank you very much!
     
  9. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    It's spelled "Pangaea," which is probably why the search didn't work. :)
     
  10. JD

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    Oops, I'll fix the spelling in my post.
     
  11. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    I backed and read all three. I enjoyed them! There were some very interesting elements of the world-building that I don't want to get into for spoilers (I'd really enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at precisely how that was all developed and what initial inflection-points were chosen that were extrapolated into the vast differences from our own world, as well as some clarification on ambiguities like the state of telecommunications/computers and space travel), including one element that I assumed was some sort of fanciful authorial invention but I learned in the past few days is actually a real thing in biology.
    Some of the stories talk about Neanderthals lacking the ability to imagine the future or past the way homo sapiens do, which I found out was a real thing after someone on Twitter joked about how you can see how a housecat is unburdened by worry or regret, but will also get its head stuck in a tissue box ten minutes after having previously gotten its head stuck in the same box, and linked to the wikipedia page on the phenomena.

    I had some issues with the ending of the main meta-narrative in the final book (a lot of sudden surprise revelations), and the round-robin aspect to telling a more epic story also left me confused sometimes over who was at war with who over what where, but each story is more-or-less self-contained, so it's not that important to any given narrative that I couldn't write a Vox article explaining the geopolitical reasons why this particular person was suddenly living in the middle of a crisis. But overall, I'd say they're a good read.