G & T Show Book Report – November 2013

G & T Show Book Report – November 2013

New book in October:

G & T Show Book Report - November 2013The Fall: Ceremony of Losses

written by  David Mack

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Release date: October 28th 2013

Back cover blurb:

THE NEEDS OF THE MANY

Despite heroic efforts by Thirishar ch’Thane, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return.

THE NEEDS OF THE FEW

With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain—at any price.

THE NEEDS OF THE ONE

Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost: his career, his freedom . . . and maybe his life.

Additional information:

  • An excerpt of the book can be found at Amazon via the link above.
  • You can discuss the book on the G&T forums in this thread.

Book News

Spoilerish Peaceable Kingdoms blurb

In early October an updated blurb for Dayton Ward‘s entry into the The Fall miniseries was released. As it spoils a couple of events from previous books in the miniseries I wont quote it here, but if you want to read it you can find it in the book’s thread on the G & T forums.

A very Klingon Khristmas peek

Due to Amazon look inside feature you now can see a couple of pages from the book and it’s illustrations. Thetrekcollective.com has collected the three pages in this post.

2014 schedule taking shape

Several new entries were added to Amazon’s database, giving us some additional info about previously announced novels/novellas and even revealing one totally new book:

In late Ocotber a listing for David R. George III’s Lost Era novel was posted online, finally revealing the (working) title One Constant Star and the release date of May 28th 2014. No further info are available at the moment, but previous comments by DRG III seem to indicate that it could be an Enterprise-B novel.

David Mack had hinted at an upcoming follow up to his Cold Equations trilogy over the last few months and now we know what he was hinting at: A new TNG novel by Jeffrey Lang, author of Immortal Coil, called Light Fantastic, scheduled to be the July 2014 release..

Light Fantastic blurb: “The continuation of the epic story begun in the New York Times bestselling Next Generation trilogy COLD EQUATIONS. A now-resurrected Data and his android “daughter” Lal must face off against the holographic entity James Moriarity, who is determined to acquire android bodies in order to live a “real-world” immortal life.”

The listing of the first two Seekers novels revealed that they will have titles, despite the original plans of just numbering them. David Mack commented on this, among other things surrounding Seekers, on his blog:

“Eagle-eyed readers who remember the original pitch for the Seekers concept might be scratching their heads right now. Because Dayton and I have already been asked about this on Twitter, I might as well address the inevitable inquiries now. When we first announced the series, our vision was that the books would not have regular titles, only numbers, in order to evoke the retro look and feel of the old James Blish anthologies published by Bantam in the 1970s.

Long story short, we were overruled on this by the publisher. I’ll spare you the book-industry technobabble, but the simple explanation is that we were told the automated, meta-tagged, keyword-driven sales system that connects publishers, wholesalers, and retailers, would have suffered some kind of cyber-seizure if we had denied it titles. So, the books will now have titles. Win some, lose some.”

Dayton Ward commented on the listing on his blog as well.

On the eBook exclusive novella front we now know that Scott Pearson’s eBook is a TOS story called The More Things Change, and is scheduled for July 7th 2014.

And finally David Mack confirmed on twitter that his Section 31 novel scheduled for next December is a direct sequel to this months Ceremony of Losses.

You can find an updated schedule on the G&T forum.

Una McCormack podcast interview

Una McCormack, author of the second The Fall novel The Crimson Shadow, talked to TrekFM’s Literary Treks podcast about the novel. You probably should read the book first, though, as it is filled with spoilers about the novel.

A look ahead

Coming out over the course of the next three months:

December 2013:

Star Trek: The Fall – Book Four: The Poisoned Chalice * James Swallow

January 2013:

Star Trek: The Fall – Book Five: Peaceable Kingdoms * Dayton Ward

February 2013:

Voyager: Protectors * Kirsten Beyer

Titan: Absent Enemies * John Jackson Miller (eBook novella)

You can find a more extensive list of things to come on the G&T forums.

Final Words a.k.a Shameless plugging

First of all: thanks as always to thetrekcollective.com for being a great resource.

Beyond that I want to plug the Special Book Report about the covers of the German translations of Star Trek novels done by Cross Cult.

Keep on reading!

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Mike Medeiros is a great storyteller in his own mind. He’s been known to put words to page and sometimes, he even turns them into audio stories for himself, his friends and the occasional stranger that stumbles upon his stuff by accident. He has written, writes, and will write for Gates of Sto’vo’kor, Blood of the Neirrh, Star Trek: Starfinder, The Klingons of Long Island, Reality’s Edge, and Zygerus. Some of his stories and other writings have materialized on websites and forums for the G & T Show, Priority One, ScienceFiction.com, Star Trek Online, and even Star Trek.com. He’s written a few playable missions for Star Trek Online and has even had a couple of them spotlighted. He keeps saying he’s working on a novel, but is he really? A comic book is more likely. If only he could make money flinging ink at the screen, he’d be a happy camper. But, wait. There’s more. He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing. During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic. Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.

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