The German arm of Paramount have released a version of the Star Trek Into Darkness super bowl trailer, dubbed into German. German John Harrison sounds a bit grumpy.
Simon and Schuster have released the cover for Dayton Ward's forthcoming code to the Vanguard series, the ebook novella, In Tempest’s Wake. Due out in a little over a month we’re still awaiting a blurb.
Meanwhile UnrealitySF's Jens Deffner, who normally fills me in on all things German, has pointed me towards a snippet of news: In the “About the authors” section of ReDeus: Divine Tales, a recent fantastical anthology with contributions from many regular Trek writers, the section on William Leisner notes that “He is currently at work on a Star Trek Original Series novel”. If said novel is intended for the 2013 schedule that will take us up to five TOS novels net year, yikes!
Not to leave me lacking on news from Germany, Jens also reports that an audiobook release of the Destiny trilogy in imminent. With Lutz Riedel’s reading of Die Götter der Nacht (Gods of Night) due next month.
Looking at how their schedule is filling up I wouldn’t expect this new German translation until at least late 2013, more likely some time in 2014!
Cross Cult have posted their new artwork for their German translation of New Frontier - Excalibur: Requiem. Meanwhile Jens Deffner (of UnrealitySF, and my regular source of information out of Germany) has pointed me towards Martin Frei’s blog (the artist who does Cross Cult’s new covers). There you can see the initial sketch for the new Dark Allies cover (the finished version of which was posted a couple of months ago), as well as the sketch for this new cover.
I’ve been looking forward to the Cross Cult cover art for the Typhon Pact books, as the original US editions were some of the most disappointing Trek covers ever. The same certainly cant be said for the German editions, after the first two a couple of days ago, Cross Cult have now released their new covers for Rough Beasts of Empire and Paths of Disharmony, the last two in the original four book Typhon Pact series.
Dayton Ward has handily saved me a bit of image fiddling by already stitching all four covers together, and what a magnificent image they create! Someone needs to give Star Trek Magazine a poke to get this released as a centerfold!