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Posts Tagged ‘Olivia Woods’

Myriad Universes 3 – a wishlist…

Posted by Michael Warren on August 21, 2008

As mentioned in my post on Pocket Books’ schedule for 2009, and in my review of Echoes and Refractions, a third volume of the Myriad Universes series has already been commissioned (expected for release in November 2009). In this post, I consider some of my wishes for this next edition of the “what-if” strand…

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Unveiling the next stage of destiny…

Posted by Michael Warren on July 13, 2008

So, Friday night, at the Shore Leave convention, Pocket Books unveiled its release schedule for the next 18 months. It’s a fascinating array of novels covering the entirety of the Star Trek franchise. I thought I’d take you through the announced novels, with covers where available (click them¬†for full size versions from Memory Alpha), and provide my reactions to them.

A note on dates: mass market paperbacks (marked here as paperback)¬†usually appear in the middle of the month prior to their scheduled date, trade paperbacks around the beginning of their scheduled month. Hence why Fearful Symmetry has been out for several weeks, Infinity’s Prism is just coming out, and Greater than the Sum should be out shortly.

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Review – “What immortal hand or eye…?”

Posted by Michael Warren on July 12, 2008

Kira... or is it Iliana?

Writing your first Star Trek novel must be a daunting experience. But when that first novel is the eagerly-anticipated continuation of one of Pocket Books’ most successful ranges in the current era, a novel fans have been expecting for a number of years, that takes on a whole new dimension of daunting.

Olivia Woods has this problem, with the latest installment of the Deep Space Nine relaunch, Fearful Symmetry. It’s been two years since the last relaunch novel, Warpath, saw a hectic, weaving plot with a detailed story arc in continual motion, ending on a cliffhanger which promised an intriguing story to come. And this continuation has already seen an author change, and an extra year’s delay. Not the best scenario to be entering into.

Spoilers within…

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