Strong 'New Earth' SalesBy Christian
June 2, 2000 - 10:49 PM
John Ordover, Executive Editor of the Star Trek line at Pocket Books, sends along word that sales of the first two novels of the 'New Earth' multi-novel series are exceptionally strong, and still growing. The first novel in the series, Diane Carey's 'Wagon Train To The Stars' is currently no. 7 on the Waldenbooks paperback bestseller list, while book two, Dean Wesley Smith's Belle Terre is at no. 15. Pocket Books is currently busy filling reorders for the novels.
The 'New Earth' series is set between 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and 'Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan', during the second five-year mission of Captain Kirk's Enterprise. In it, the crew of the Enterprise go beyond the borders of the Federation to help establish a new colony of settlers on a planet named Belle Terre. In the final book of the series, Diane Carey's Challenger, this task will be taken over by the U>S.S. Challenger, which will be featuring in a completely new novel series, similar to 'New Frontier'. The strong 'New Earth' sales are certainly also good news for this upcoming novel series.
In about two weeks, Pocket will be publishing the next two novels in the series, L.A. Graf's 'Rough Trails' and Kathy and Jerry Oltion's The Flaming Arrow. These books can already be pre-ordered from Amazon by clicking the links above.
More info on 'New Earth' can be found here on Psi Phi. Also, John Ordover's 'New Earth' postcard action is still going on - if you want to receive a free 'New Earth' postcard, send an email containing your name and street address to STNEWEARTH@aol.com.