Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by ryan123450, Jun 19, 2017.
Where are all of these various timelines posted?
There isn't a particular website for timelines. Those who didn't say where their timelines can be found may not have them on the internet.
I had a website with my timeline, but let the URL lapse a few years back when Go Daddy wanted like $300 a year for hosting -- and I was getting exactly 0 hits a year.
When it was like $20 a year, I was OK with that. But when they decided they needed hundreds of dollars, it became a huge NOPE for me.
I have my site for free threw Yola, it just doesn't have a custom domain name.
Very much as a result of your TOS books timeline posts, I decided I’d like to re-read the Star Trek novels, and take a few chronological and continuity notes whilst I was doing it, to add some extra interest.
The end result is being put in the “Chronological analysis of ‘Star Trek’ novels” (in the sidebar of the website listed at the bottom of this post). Since my main timeline starts off from a whole set of completely different ideas to, well, everybody else’s, it’s not meant to be a timeline as such. I’m just reading the books and trying to work out how long they take, when they’re supposed to happen and if they can be shoehorned into what I’ve come up with.
Since I’m posting things in batches, there’s not much up yet, and since I decided to start at Spock Must Die! and work along chronologically by date of publication (when I got to The Price of The Phoenix I decided to start reading the TNG novels alternately with the TOS ones; it breaks up the strict publication order, but it does mean I’ve not given up before I get that far) it’s all very early stuff.
I’m not sure how far I’ll get with this, or how quickly I’ll progress with what I do, since it’s purely an excuse for me to read a lot of Star Trek books again.
@Christopher I’m not sure what you’ve tried already, but couldn’t you let excel change the dates, and then add the right number of days to bump them back up to the right century? So 3/11/1965 would get 109573 added to it to get 3/11/2265. I don’t know what version of excel you have, but in the perhaps unlikely event it’s the “home” one, I found it had very limited options for dates, and ended up shifting to one of the free spreadsheet programs instead.
I took a look at your webpage, very quickly and appreciate the effort you are making with the old Bantam novels. I haven't read any of them for years, but I took a look at your notes on Spock Must Die (I wouldn't say a favorite of mine, but as it was one of the first Trek books I ever read, and it featured an actual war with the Klingons, so it has childhood sentimental value). I've read that one at least three times and my chrono notes are pretty close to yours.
So, thanks for posting. I have not had the opportunity to review all of your material, but I'm curious if you are finding any links or relation between old Bantam novels and the "80's Continuity"? Admittedly, part of this is my responsibility, finding time to go over your posted notes, but, as Ryan and some others are aware, this is a little area of interest for me. Just curious if you have found anything.
I don't want to have to negotiate with it or adapt to its cockamamie rules. It shouldn't have a say in the matter at all, let alone be the dominant party in the interaction. I type something in, that's what shows up. That's how typing is supposed to work.
@Jbarney I’m just now working on my notes for the first batch of Pocket TOS novels (1981-1984) to post, and one of the things I’ve been looking for is stuff that strikes me as tying in with earlier and later books and continuity. Obviously, I can only put in what I’ve spotted, so I could easily be missing quite a bit, and it’s going to be in the notes for the later books, rather than the earlier ones. In general, I’d say there’s very little in the way of “crossover” between the Bantam and Pocket novels, since only Sondra Marshak & Myrna Culbreath wrote for both lines (David Gerrold doesn’t really count in this context). All I can say is that if I spot it, I’ll put it in. I’m glad you found something of interest. I have fond memories of the Bantam novels as well: even if they’re not all that impressive now, they were all there was at the time. I don’t mind admitting that the chronological stuff was just an excuse to sit down and read them all again.
@Christopher I thought I had problems with “smart” technology. I find your complaints completely reasonable having made variations of them on many occasions. Short of a manual typewriter, all I can suggest is saving it as a tab-delimited text table. That might make it behave.
Thank you very much!
The links continue to need a lot of work and general revision, but it's been a pleasant surprise so far to discover how many of those timelines from long ago are still around...
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