Saturday, 2 August 2008

Massive Update Part 1: Prose

Sorry for the downtime peoples, I've been rather busy, assimilating new cultures as it were, and somewhat disconnected from the ol' Collective. But everything should be back to normal now, and the last month or so has had a lot of news, so lets get things up to do date, starting with news from Pocket Books:

First, the big news, at the Shore Leave convention Pocket Books announced there plans for next year and beyond, which includes a delightfully diverse selection of works. TrekMovie.com provided coverage for the announcement including lots of new covers, so starting with the end of this year, here's what’s forthcoming:

September 2008:
-Enterprise novel: Kobayashi Maru, by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin - It has been confirmed this novel will have some sort of lead-in to the Destiny trilogy
-Star Trek 101, by Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block - A casual fans reference books. New cover, by Richard Oriolo:

October 2008:
-Destiny, Book 1: Gods of Night, by David Mack - New cover, by Cliff Nielsen:

-CoE omnibus: Wounds, by Ilsa J. Bick, Keith R.A. DeCandido, John J. Ordover, Terri Osborne and Cory Rushton - No new info.

November 2008:
-Destiny, Book 2: Mere Mortals, by David Mack - New cover, by Stephan Martinieres:

-TOS novel: The Academy - Collision Course, by William Shatner with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens - Paperback reprint of last year's hardcover shatnerverse prequel.

December 2008:
-Destiny, Book 3: Lost Souls, by David Mack - No new info.

January 2009:
-TOS novel: Errand of Fury Book 3: Sacrifices of War, by Kevin Ryan - The long awaited conclusion to the trilogy, new cover, by Alan Dingman:

-Mirror Universe short story anthology: Shards and Shadows, by Christopher L Bennett, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Jan Friedman, Jim Johnson, Rudy Josephs, David Mack, Dave Stern, James Swallow, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore and Susan Wright - No new info.

February 2009:
-A Singular Destiny, by Keith R.A. DeCandido - Destiny follow-up novel, new cover by Alan Dingman:

March 2009:
-Titan novel: Over a Torrent Sea, by Christopher L. Bennett - New Titan novel and Destiny follow-up, new cover by Cliff Nielsen:

-TOS omnibus: Mere Anarchy, by Mike W. Barr, Christopher L. Bennett, Margaret Wander Bonanno, Dave Galanter, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore and Howard Weinstein - Omnibus of the TOS 40th anniversary ebook series, new cover by Alan Dingman:

April 2009:
-Voyager novel: Full Circle, by Kirsten Beyer - New Voyager post-Endgame novel starting after the Spirit Walk duology and going through to post-Destiny times. New cover by Mojo:

-New Frontier novel: Treason, by Peter David - Latest in the New Frontier series, no other info, other than it will-not tie into Destiny.

May 2009:
-Vanguard novel: Open Secrets, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore - New Vanguard novel, and new cover, by Doug Drexler:

-TOS omnibus: Crucible, by David R. George III - Hardcover omnibus of the 40th anniversary novel trilogy, will apparently contain new story content.

June 2009:
-TOS novel: Troublesome Minds, by David Galanter - New novel set in the five-year mission.

July 2009:
-TNG novel: Losing the Peace, by William Leisner - TNG Destiny follow-up novel.

August 2009:
-DS9 novel: The Soul Key, by Olivia Woods - New relaunch novel following on from Fearful Symmetry. Title may not be final.
-Seven Deadly Sins, by Dayton Wad & Kevin Dilmore, James Swallow, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jimmy Diggs, David McIntee, Marc Giller and Britta Dennison - An anthology of stories focusing on foes of the Federation, from across the Trek timeline, including: The Romulans (Pride), the Cardassians (Envy), the Klingons (Anger), the Pakleds (Sloth), the Ferengi (Greed), the Borg (Gluttony) and the Mirror Universe (Lust). (Prose version of Alien Spotlight?)

September 2009:
-DS9 novel: The Never Ending Sacrifice, by Una McCormack - Cardassian centered DS9 relaunch novel.

October 2009:
-Enterprise (trade paperback, ie. big) novel: The Romulan War, by Michael A. Martin - The originally planed trilogy squished into a single volume.
-Voyager novel: TBA, by Kirsten Beyer - Full Circle follow-up.

November 2009:
-Titan novel: TBA, by James Swallow - Next in the Titan series.
-Myriad Universes anthology: TBA, by TBA - A third volume to the what-if? series, containing three more short novels.

December 2009:
-Vanguard novel: TBA, by David Mack -Next instalment in the Vanguard series.
-CoE omnibus: Out of the Cocoon, by Kevin Killiany; Robert T. Jeschonek; William Leisner; Phaedra M. Weldon - Latest CoE reprints.

2010:
-The Millennium Bloom, by Mike W. Barr - A Captain April novel, set early in career as captain of the Enterprise.
-Unspoken Truth, by Margaret Wander Bonanno - A Savik novel set after The Voyager Home.

Also on the cards, but not yet scheduled, is Trial Run, the next book by William Shatner, following on from Collision Course.

Newsarmama's coverage of the San Diego Comic Convention Trek-lit events included some addition information: Editor Margaret Clark has stated TOS remains off limits for prose projects for the time being to avoid contradicting the new movie (though the list above has a number of new TOS titles which would seem to contradict that reported statement). Newsarama also offered this startling round up of how big Destiny will be: "a wide-spread fallout that will leave only 11 starships behind" *gasp* I’m scared!

Finally, TrekMovie has been continuing its extensive coverage of the first two Myriad Universes anthologies (out about now), with excerpts reviews and interviews for: Places of Exile, Christopher L. Bennett's alternate take on Voyager; Seeds of Dissent, a DS9 centered alternate universe in which Kahn reigned supreme, by James Swallow; The Chimes at Midnight, Geoff Trowbridge's look at the TOS movie era as it would have been if Yesteryear's alternate timeline with Thelin as first officer had continued; and A Gutted World, Keith R.A. DeCandido's look at the Trekverse had Bajor never been freed from the Cardassians.





2 comments:

Keith R.A. DeCandido said...

Welcome back!

8of5 said...

Thanks :) Good to be back (even if I am missing my little adventure), so many exciting things have been annouced lately!