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Middleman

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Report this Nov. 20 2011, 11:57 am

 



I recently heard that Star Trek: Enterprise books, along with books of some of the other Star Trek series will be significantly cut back if not eliminated. If you enjoy the books as a the only official continuation of the Star Trek series you love, consider letting your voice be heard. Please read the article below:

 


Campaign For Star Trek: Enterprise Novels

Unread postby EntAllat » 25 Oct 2011 19:08


Calling all Star Trek fans!

The Delphic Expanse is encouraging you to make your voice heard in support of the continued publication of Star Trek novels by Simon & Schuster Inc., and for the expansion of the Star Trek: Enterprise line.

While we are excited about the recent publication and conclusion to an exciting arc in the Star Trek: Enterprise relaunch series via The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm by Michael A. Martin, we are also concerned about the recent reduction in the offering of Star Trek novels and particularly concerned by the news that the Enterprise relaunch series was significantly reduced. We are unsure whether any more Star Trek: Enterprise novels, relaunch or otherwise, are forthcoming and are making our voices known. In addition, we are concerned that novels from other established series, such as TOS, TNG, DS9 and VOY may be diminished or eliminated.

We at the Delphic Expanse are a very literate fan base. The novels are a significant part of Enterprise fandom and we eagerly await more. We support the interest by authors for this series and will put our money where our love for Enterprise is.

Join us! Let Simon & Schuster and its imprint, Gallery Books (the one responsible for the Star Trek books), know you want more! Write to:

Carolyn Reidy, President and Chief Executive Officer
Simon & Schuster Inc. 
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020


and

Louise Burke, Executive Vice President, Publisher
Gallery Books
1230 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 100200


Or tweet them at:
http://twitter.com/#!/Gallery_Books
http://twitter.com/#!/simonschusterpr
http://twitter.com/#!/ed_schlesinger (Senior Editor for Gallery Books / Pocket Books)

ENT567

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Report this Nov. 26 2011, 3:04 pm

Hi MM, long time.
So, now they're reducing the books...

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Report this Nov. 28 2011, 10:57 am

Quote: ENT567 @ Nov. 26 2011, 3:04 pm

>Hi MM, long time.

>So, now they're reducing the books...


Hi ENT567


Unfortunatly, that seems to be the case. Not only Enterprise, but all the series with the possible exception of TNG and the reboot movies. Very sad, especially for us Enterprise fans.


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Report this Nov. 29 2011, 11:54 am

Well there has been a huge surge in Trek publications in the past years...


Still, I'll lend my voice if it gets me a resolution to the Andorian situation after A Path of Disharmony.


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Report this Nov. 30 2011, 8:42 pm

I really loved the Star Trek Enterprise books! I hope more people will show support for these great books

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Report this Nov. 30 2011, 10:37 pm

As I've said before, I'd gladly be for more ENT books if they would get another author to write them or at least get Andy Mangels back.  The quality of Martin's work has declined with every book he puts out; contrast this with Voyager where Kristen Beyer gets better with every book as do her reviews.  When you go to Amazon.com, you can see many people who agree with this.  Even on trekbbs where there are polls on every trek book published, the curve for Martin's books peaks at a lower level of satisfaction than the other authors.


There is a lot of of ENT stroy left to tell such as the forming of the UFP, integrating alien navies into Starfleet, and the NX-01 refit but if Martin writes them I'm not interested as I find his books a chore to labor through. The last Ent book was just terrible with him skipping over key action sequences and focussing to much time on side stories that did nothing to contribute to the central plot.


With enthusiasm for trek lit at a low point, the franchise can't afford to put out low quality books, expecially when you read reviews at Amazon.com where people have said Martin's books have discouraged them from reading trek lit.  David Mack, Christopher Bennett, and Kristen Beyer are still getting contracts and there is a reason for that.  Is Beyer getting books because VOY is as loved as TNG or because her name sells books?  No, she is getting more contracts because she writes an excellent book and this is despite fans being angry that Janeway is dead. 


If you want to save ENT, get another author known for great books. If you want to save trek lit, get the franchise and S&S to actually promote the books, pay to send authors to conventions, and not trust the books to sell themselves.  Lastly, the reboot isn't getting books; some of the authors already obtained contracts for reboot books and turned in completed manuscripts but then S&S decided not to publish them.


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Report this Dec. 01 2011, 12:39 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Nov. 30 2011, 10:37 pm

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>As I've said before, I'd gladly be for more ENT books if they would get another author to write them or at least get Andy Mangels back.  The quality of Martin's work has declined with every book he puts out; contrast this with Voyager where Kristen Beyer gets better with every book as do her reviews.  When you go to Amazon.com, you can see many people who agree with this.  Even on trekbbs where there are polls on every trek book published, the curve for Martin's books peaks at a lower level of satisfaction than the other authors.

>There is a lot of of ENT stroy left to tell such as the forming of the UFP, integrating alien navies into Starfleet, and the NX-01 refit but if Martin writes them I'm not interested as I find his books a chore to labor through. The last Ent book was just terrible with him skipping over key action sequences and focussing to much time on side stories that did nothing to contribute to the central plot.

>With enthusiasm for trek lit at a low point, the franchise can't afford to put out low quality books, expecially when you read reviews at Amazon.com where people have said Martin's books have discouraged them from reading trek lit.  David Mack, Christopher Bennett, and Kristen Beyer are still getting contracts and there is a reason for that.  Is Beyer getting books because VOY is as loved as TNG or because her name sells books?  No, she is getting more contracts because she writes an excellent book and this is despite fans being angry that Janeway is dead. 

>If you want to save ENT, get another author known for great books. If you want to save trek lit, get the franchise and S&S to actually promote the books, pay to send authors to conventions, and not trust the books to sell themselves.  Lastly, the reboot isn't getting books; some of the authors already obtained contracts for reboot books and turned in completed manuscripts but then S&S decided not to publish them.

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So those 'young adult' books like The Delta Anomaly and The Edge are the only alternate books that will bepublished? If that's the case, thank gawd, because I read The Edge and felt the need to smack around certain characters over and over...specially that Andorian who suddenly has a dense muscle structure and staminy to outrun and outlast all his contemporaries. It's like the author confused Andorains for Klingons...


And MR, I bet you enjoyed that Mars terraforming sequence with Maywether as much as I did. *insert sarcasm here*


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Report this Dec. 01 2011, 1:25 pm

That part annoyed me more than any other. It was just there to slip in the Brooks and Picard characters. Those pages should have been used to describe the battle and aftermath of the attack. Martin had his trilogy cut down to 2 books and wasted space on drivel like that scene, well illustrating why ENT and Titan need to continue with someone else.

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Report this Dec. 02 2011, 6:31 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Dec. 01 2011, 1:25 pm

>That part annoyed me more than any other. It was just there to slip in the Brooks and Picard characters. Those pages should have been used to describe the battle and aftermath of the attack. Martin had his trilogy cut down to 2 books and wasted space on drivel like that scene, well illustrating why ENT and Titan need to continue with someone else.
Those few pages alone did more damage to what was left of Travis'character than anything that came before. After he went through the gut-wrenching issue of leaving Archer, he's back like nothing happened, basically making those chapters in the first book a waste as well.


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Report this Dec. 02 2011, 10:29 am

Agreed, a reconciliation needed to be developed.

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Report this Dec. 02 2011, 12:58 pm

Then again, almost anything that had character depth like Trip's continued spy work, Archer's guilt over the Kobyashi Maru and T'Pol's connection to Trip pretty much went wayside in this story,


I never read The Good That Men Do, but I may just pick it up to wash away the last ENT book from my mind.


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