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Star Trek: Vanguard - Declassified!

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As I've seen this discussed elsewhere by one of the other parties who'll be involved and I've been named as an accomplice, I'm going to go out on a limb here and figure it's safe to spill my own share of the beans.

The next installment of the Star Trek: Vanguard saga co-created by former Pocket Books editor Marco Palmieri and fellow scribe David Mack (infinitydog) will be a collection of four novellas under the (working) umbrella title Star Trek: Vanguard - Declassified. This is an idea David and I hatched a few months ago, which was eagerly accepted by our editor at Pocket, Jaime Costas.
Vanguard Open Secrets cover
For those wondering what the hell I'm talking about when I say "Vanguard," you can find more info here.

The plan is for this collection to be released in mass-market paperback, and indeed count as the sixth book in the current series. Each novella will feature one or more of the series' rather large cast, with tales spanning the length of Operation Vanguard from inception right up to and perhaps even past the events of the fifth book, Precipice. Further, these aren't intended to be throwaway tales, but will be considered integral parts of the storyline and may also even set up situations for the series' next novel-length installments. To be honest, we're in the midst of figuring out a lot of that as I write this. Any or all of what I just typed could change, depending on where any unhinged brainstorming takes us.

"Wait," I can hear you saying out there in the audience, "who the hell is we?" I'm glad you asked. The four novellas will be written by Kevin Dilmore, David Mack, Marco Palmieri, and me.

I don't have a firm handle yet on the release date for the book, but figure on mid to late 2011.

Kevin and I are always excited to team up with David and figure out where Vanguard might go next, and it only seemed right to bring in Marco, given everything he did to help develop the series and act as mentor to me and Kevin (Summon the Thunder was the first work we did for him). Also, I'd argue he knows the series better than anyone except for the MackDaddy himself. This is gonna be about twelve or thirteen kinds of fun.

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( 19 comments — Lay it on me )
shanejayell
Apr. 15th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
I'll be looking forward to this. :) I own all five books, and am really enjoying the series.
daytonward
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
[That Dude in the Car from Superman II]

"Man, this is gonna be good!"

[/That Dude in the Car from Superman II]
steve_mollmann
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Ooh, this sounds good. I often think that the Vanguard plotlines are too fragmented, but this sounds like it could turn that fragmentation into a virtue.

(Also I want to see Marco put up.)
daytonward
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
He's been fidgeting like an expectant father ever since he agreed to write a story, but it's not as though he's never written anything before. I think he'll be okay, particularly with Dave within screaming distance ;)

Edited at 2010-04-15 06:41 am (UTC)
actorz_inc
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Awesomeness! And MP lives!! woot!
kvaadk
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:08 am (UTC)
Way cool, man.
Vanguard is one of the best things in Trek these days.
wookiemonster
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Yay yay yay yay yay!

With all the shake-up at S&S, I was getting concerned for Vanguard as well as Titan, TNG, and Voyager (I think Kirsten Beyer's novels are better than the series).

daytonward
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Well, I just finished writing a TNG book, Kirsten's been contracted to write the next VGR book, you just read about Vanguard, and I've heard rumblings about what's next for Titan. I think you're covered :D
chelseastewart
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
This is wonderful news!!!
romulantbonz
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Sounds great. I look forward to the books.
rosalind_wang
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
WOW! The distance between my jaw and the floor decreased significantly as I read through this post. This is wonderful news and I can't wait to read it!
jmswallow
Apr. 15th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
I approve of this message.
steve_roby
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Great news all around.
amysisson
Apr. 15th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome news!
pseudohistorian
Apr. 15th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
This is very cool, and it's awesome to see Marco being brought back into the fold in some capacity...

Congratulations to all of you! :)
daytonward
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Marco's also been working with editor Paul Simpson over at Star Trek Magazine for a while now. He's done most of the magazine's indepth coverage of Star Trek Online, the lucky bastard.
popfiend
Apr. 15th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Great.

Giving me more to read in a series that I already love.

Bad Dayton.

Bad.
daytonward
Apr. 20th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I know. We suck, don't we? :)
popfiend
Apr. 20th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Actually, you don't which is the problem.

Start sucking dammit. :D
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