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Tentative cover for STAR TREK DTI: FORGOTTEN HISTORY

The Simon & Schuster Digital Catalog has a tentative cover up for Forgotten History, which apparently is being published under the DTI banner after all:

 

Star Trek DTI: Forgotten History 

Granted this is a tentative cover, but I like the continuity with the Watching the Clock cover, the reuse of the Shepherd’s Gate Clock face from the Royal Observatory at Greenwich as a design element.  Having Kirk’s Enterprise fly through it is a great touch.  And looming above it all, the face of James T. Kirk, the bogeyman of the DTI… it’s an excellent design, really fitting for the book.

The catalog page is here.  The blurb that’s currently up there is the one from Watching the Clock, so just ignore it.

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  1. Ezzy
    August 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Is this a stand alone story or a continuation from the last one?

    Beautiful cover but wonder why in black and white?

    • August 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      It’s a standalone story that can be read on its own, but it has some continuity with the previous one. In fact, I was initially led to understand that it would be labeled as an original series book, not a DTI book, so I’m writing it to be accessible to readers unfamiliar with Watching the Clock, while still being a satisfying followup for those who are familiar with it.

      The cover is only a tentative version, not the final one. It’s probably an artist’s sketch of the intended image; those are often in black and white. It’s just meant to give an impression of what the final image would look like, if this version of the design is approved.

  2. Tim Webb
    August 30, 2011 at 11:00 am

    The two “bright spots” on the left and bottom of the Enterprise make it difficult to see the ship. I looked over the whole cover once before I noticed the Enterprise. I wonder if they can make it a bit more visible… a clear visual of the Enterprise makes the identification of the novel as a Star Trek book that much easier to understand. I agree with you that the ship flying through the clock is pretty neat.

  3. February 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Are you going to do another book that continues the storyline in Watching the Clock? I really liked Ranjea and Teresa.

    • February 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      The characters from Watching the Clock are present in the 24th-century portions of Forgotten History.

  4. Hazem
    March 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I just finished reading Watching the Clock, which now stands among my absolute favorite star trek novels. The only books/series that comes close were DSP Millennium (due to time travel theme and “epicness” of the novels). I am wondering (and really hoping) if you will continue the series and explore such amazing plot lines like the creation of the temporal defense grid, the continuation of the temporal war (when did it really start and end), and Lucsly-Noi “relationship”? Will there be a 3rd book in the DTI series and/or follow on?

    A side: One of the things I found most interesting in the book is that DTI’s agents lives are actually even more interesting and more adventours than Starfleet officer’s (ironic considering how DTI frowns on adventure).

    Thank you for such an exciting read and can’t wait for Forgotten history!

    • March 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

      I just finished reading Watching the Clock, which now stands among my absolute favorite star trek novels. The only books/series that comes close were DSP Millennium (due to time travel theme and “epicness” of the novels).

      Thank you!

      I am wondering (and really hoping) if you will continue the series and explore such amazing plot lines like the creation of the temporal defense grid, the continuation of the temporal war (when did it really start and end), and Lucsly-Noi “relationship”? Will there be a 3rd book in the DTI series and/or follow on?

      I’m taking it one book at a time. As for the Temporal Cold War, one thing I tried to get across in the book is that by its very nature, it has no definable beginning or end. It’s a variety of different conflicts throughout history that ended up overlapping and influencing each other, and the question of which event came first eventually became meaningless.

      A side: One of the things I found most interesting in the book is that DTI’s agents lives are actually even more interesting and more adventours than Starfleet officer’s (ironic considering how DTI frowns on adventure).

      Keep in mind that those adventures are distilled from about 18 years’ worth of service. There’s plenty of paperwork in between.

  1. September 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

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