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Okay. A bit more Vanguard news.

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So, you're saying to yourself, "Gee, I wonder when those Vanguard guys are going to get around to showing us a cover for that Declassified anthology they've been yammering about for months?"

How's about now?

Bam.



As has been the case with all of the Vanguard novels, the cover was provided by the ever-awesome Doug Drexler. Boo, to the yah.

Also, if you're an old-school Trekkie and you think you're seeing something which might have leapt from the pages of Franz Joseph's seminal Star Trek reference work, The Star Fleet Technical Manual? Go with that feeling.

The anthology will contain the following stories:

  • "Almost Tomorrow" - by me. Set before the events of the first Vanguard novel, Harbinger, and the Star Trek: Corps of Engineers novella Distant Early Warning.

  • "Hard News" - by Kevin Dilmore. Set just after the events of the third novel, Reap the Whirlwind.

  • "The Ruins of Noble Men" - by Marco Palmieri. Set after the events of the fifth novel, Precipice, but telling a dual story through the use of flashbacks.

  • "The Stars Look Down" - by David Mack. Also set after Precipice.

Can't give away too much at once, so...more info to come. Stay tuned!

Comments

( 18 comments — Lay it on me )
tlshull
Feb. 19th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Ooooooh - I like.
wookiemonster
Feb. 19th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
That...is awesome with awesomesauce!
daytonward
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
And some AwesomeSprinkles on top.
dewline
Feb. 19th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Looking forward to this...
Gettysburg7
Feb. 19th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
So happy
It's like Christmas, new Vanguard. I'm doing the Snoopy dance!
Davisgrayson
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
I am excited. I look forward to reading this! I really love the cover!
daytonward
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Doug's really been making us look good with his covers for this series. Open Secrets is my favorite of the ones he's done for me/me & Kevin, and even the first cover he submitted for Declassified was frikkin' sweet. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next :)

Edited at 2011-02-19 03:27 pm (UTC)
Davisgrayson
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
So, let me ask, do you get a chance to meet/discuss with him what ships you like to see or does he have an open range to do anything along that time line?
daytonward
Feb. 20th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
I've never met Doug, though we've corresponded via e-Mail on several occasions. We've offered up ideas for what we'd like to see on the covers, and he's good about trying to incorporate our suggestions. The cover for Open Secrets is pretty close to what I originally described to Marco so far as the angle of the station, but it was his idea (I think) to put the Endeavour there, firing phasers. That resulted in me writing an extra scene for the book to fit the action being conveyed by the cover :)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
nice
looking forward to it!!
daytonward
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: nice
Out in late June, to plenty of time before Vegas. ;)
polypolyglot
Feb. 19th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Suh-weet! :)
jmswallow
Feb. 19th, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
Ptolemy-class. Niiiiice.
daytonward
Feb. 19th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Give it up for Mr. Drexler. That was all him.
infinitydog
Feb. 19th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
Actually, in the e-mail discussion thread we had about this back in November, it was Kevin who first sent around an image of a Ptolemy-class ship hauling a cargo cylinder. Are we sure that wasn't forward to Doug for inspiration?

Just trying to give credit where it's due...
daytonward
Feb. 20th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
Beats me. I honestly don't remember. Maybe Marco or Kevin forwarded it on to him.
jmswallow
Feb. 20th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Whoever thought of it, it's still nerdcool. I have a Ptolemy-class ship in "Cast No Shadow", too...
woldnewton_win
Feb. 23rd, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful!
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