G & T Show Book Report – November 2013
New book in October:
The 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.
- 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.
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:
Star Trek: The Fall – Book Four: The Poisoned Chalice * James Swallow
Star Trek: The Fall – Book Five: Peaceable Kingdoms * Dayton Ward
Voyager: Protectors * Kirsten Beyer
Titan: Absent Enemies * John Jackson Miller (eBook novella)
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.
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