WC Novels?

Dralthi5

Spaceman
I'd wager it does. He could write all the Wing Commander novels he wants, but without a publisher they'd never see the light of day.

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Death

gh0d (Administrator)
For there to have been a novelization of WCP, it would have had to been ready for release about the time the game was released to the public. Now, it's too late, as the game is already 'past tense' as far as the gaming world is concerned.

And as for whether Telep could write a book, not without opening himself to a hefty lawsuit. Wing Commander and it's associated characters are trademarked by Origin. His and Forstchen's access to the WC universe only extends as far as the contract they have/had (respectively) with Origin for the specific books.

(And, technically, anyone who writes fanfic is breaking the law... it's just whether the owners of the original properties will bother to pursue legal action. Paramount (Star Trek) will, but so far Origin's shown no inclination to get anal about it.)

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Earthworm

Spaceman
Why? What about the novels not based on any games, don't they sell as much as the ones based on games? I don't realy think that would matter.

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Death

gh0d (Administrator)
Sales, not matter?

For a business whose income is from selling things, they're ALL that matters, overall.

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Earthworm

Spaceman
Of course they do, but why would the sales of Prophecy be any lower if it wasn't released when the game came out? It's mostly the WC fans that buy them anyway, would they care if it was released 3 years after Prophecy.

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TC

SubCrid
It is partially marketing... When the game is released you will recognize the name of the book from the ads of the game... This recognition in a shelf of other books is what sells the most books.

TC

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Earthworm

Spaceman
That's what this place is here for.

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