Last year, German publisher Cross Cult announced that they were adding the Corps of Engineers e-novella series to their lineup of Star Trek fiction, which they translate for sale in…wait for it…Germany. What? You say you missed that announcement? Well, here’s a couple of links to help with that:
“Hey, Dayton,” I can hear someone saying, “those books have different covers than the ones published over here in ‘Murica!”
Yep, it’s true. Cross Cult does often develop new cover art to go with their translations. For example, the Star Trek: Typhon Pact novels got all new covers, whereas the Star Trek Vanguard books used the super sexy artwork created by the one and only Doug Drexler. While I’ve never actually seen any of the Typhon Pact translations, I do have a couple of the Vanguard novels, and the books themselves are simply gorgeous.
As for Corps of Engineers? These will continue as e-book novellas, with each installment getting new “cover” art. As you’ve noted from the links above, mine and Kevin’s first CoE efforts, the 2-part Interphase, have already received this treatment. Yesterday, I was alerted by Jens Deffner over at Unreality-SF that Cross Cult had offered up “drafts” of the first two installments of our CoE trilogy, Foundations, on their Facebook page. Today, the third cover was made available for checking out, so here’s all three:
(Click each pic to Biggie Size.)
Pretty sweet, right?
According to Cross Cult’s current schedule, Foundations will be released in e-novella format one installment per month beginning in December. For those of you who don’t read German, you can get the info on each installment here, here, and here, and even the collected/”definitive” edition here.
Because I’m just that nice, that’s why.
Thanks to the good folks over at Cross Cult for continuing to make our scribblings look good, and to Jens for tipping me off to this bit o’ news!