Friday 18 March 2011

Greg Cox: TOS

Greg Cox has mentioned on the TrekBBS that he is working on a new TOS novel. He has so far revealed the book will not feature Gary Seven and co (like several of his previous TOS books), but will be focused on Kirk.

Gemini Agent cover

The Simon and Schuster online catalogue has been updated with a cover for the third Starfleet Academy book, The Gemini Agent:

IDW June, still no new Trek!

Is IDW Trek dead (Jim)? Newsarama have released IDW's solicitations for June, and for the fourth month in a row there are no new Trek titles. This month also has, for the first time, not even any Trek omnibuses, reprints, or cuddly toys on offer! Give us something IDW please, there are trekkies just itching to throw some money at you!

What June does offer is a follow up to Infestation: "Outbreak" looks at the fallout in the CVO universe with a crossover from IDW's Groom Lake series.

Spinning out of IDW’s acclaimed Infestation series! The zombie threat is over, but at great cost to CVO, who must pick up the pieces, rebuild the team, and figure out what lasting repercussions there are in a world where magic was forever changed. And a threat from beyond also brings in other familiar faces from across IDW’s developing universe!

Also, Doctor Who with dinosaurs; niiice:

Sunday 13 March 2011

Star Trek zombiefied

Chris Ryall has posted images form the Infestation Sketchbook on his blog. Those include three Star Trek based images, including a not-so-far-from "reality" Search For Spock inspired Spock:

You can see Uhura and McCoy as well on Chris Ryall's blog.

Multi Vector Assault Mode in STO

The Star Trek Online Cryptic Store has been updated with the addition of a multi vector assault mode enabled Prometheus class:

New Mondo print.

Mondo Prints have released (and sold out all but instantly) their latest Star Trek poster, this time based on The City on the Edge of Forever:

Prose updates

More news on the books front.

The second Romulan War book appears to have been renamed (the listing on Simon and Schuster's website has been updated); instead of In Shariel's Jaws it will now be titled To Brave the Storm. The Simon and Schuster online catalogue also briefly had a stand-in cover for it, though oddly had put it on the page for the reprint of the first book in the series.

The Simon and Schuster website has also updated the listing for the fourth Starfleet Academy book, which will be titled The Assassination Game, with the author changing from Rick Barba to Alan Gratz.

Looking further ahead in the Trek schedule, according to reports on the TrekBBS David Mack has posted on his facebook page that his next Vanguard novel will be titled Storming Heaven and that he has been contracted to write a TNG trilogy too! David R. George III has also announced on his facebook page that he is set to write two more Star Trek novels as well.

Finally Unreality SF has posted another in depth interview, with Jens Deffner talking to Dayton Ward this time. The article talks at length about the recent Typhon Pact novel Paths of Disharmony, and also previews some forthcoming titles from the author. On the Vanguard anthology Declassified he described his story Almost Tomorrow as an opportunity for him to:

...flesh out a few bits of backstory for some of the series’ characters, and show you the motivations and circumstances that put them where they are when we’re introduced to them in the first Vanguard novel. Savvy readers who’ve been following the stories Kevin and I have written for other Star Trek projects over the years also will recognise elements from one of our earliest works, which fate has now conspired to let us revisit as a very natural outgrowth of the Vanguard series.

He also gave a summary of the other stories in the anthology:

Hard News, is set just a week or so after the events of the third novel, Reap the Whirlwind. It’s a first-person story, told from Tim Pennington’s point of view, with our redeemed journalist on the hunt for a hot new story. Both Marco Palmieri’s and David Mack’s stories, The Ruins of Noble Men and The Stars Look Down, are set after Precipice. Marco’s story focuses on Diego Reyes, and Dave gives us another thrilling adventure with Cervantes Quinn.

And gave us a small glimpse of what to expect in the next Vanguard novel, What Judgements Come:

the “novel will pick up the action at a point after Marco and Dave’s Declassified novellas, which are both set after Precipice”, and that the “the story will unfold in parallel to the events as chronicled in the original Star Trek’s third season. One episode in particular, which just happens to feature as antagonists a certain crystalline alien race around which Vanguard has been revolving since the beginning, will play at least some role in the events of the book."

As ever the article explores all these subjects and much more is greater detail, so go check it out on Unreality SF.
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