I bought the first of IDW's Discovery comics and I won't be buying anymore. Bit of a let down with Kirsten Byern as a co-writer. A very thin read for £3.50 in which very little happens slowly and covers ground we've already seen in the TV show.
I finished my first Star Trek novel in a good few years today with John M. Ford's The Final Reflection. Very, very good. It has been sitting on my to-read pile since 2007 (!) not long after he died and I read Warren Ellis praising his Star Trek work; watching Discovery finally pushed me to get to it, and it turned out to be relevant!
You said previously that they were only a stop gap to see you through to new TV Trek.
You can be free! They're trying to help you!!
It's ok. Having followed the link to the BBS board where the authors post the delay in new commissions is just down to a combination of a licence renewal and change in management at a certain part of S&S which is delaying everything (not just Trek). Just means it's likely 2019 before the range is back to monthly.
If I can cope with one DW episode in 2016 I can manage only five new Trek books in 2018.
Bit annoyed though. At least a year now to learn what the deal is with Sisko's mysterious daughter! And now RISE OF THE FEDERATION will take even longer to conclude!!!
I had been about to order a ton of back catalogue books that I didn't read as the library did not have them but no need for now as I have a new Titan novel still to read, there's a Discovery novel in February and I have the Khan trilogy in my reading pile. But when the well starts to dry up...I know what to do..
So it seems there are 5 Enterprise novels between the end of the show and the Rise of the Federation series (which I have read and is currently paused until the Trek book licence issues are worked out). The first (Last Full Measure) goes for stupid money on the secondary market but is mostly flashbacks so can be skipped anyway. Next two are out of print (The Good that Men Do but heavily read reading copies acquired or on the way). The next two detailing the Romulan War are still in print. In the post.
As I had said previously there are only 5 new novels in 2018 and currently none for 2019 until whatever is holding up the book rights is sorted out. Thus, I am slowly but surely building up a back catalogue of unread books to tide me over. Got 12 in the pile. More to get in May pay packet (I have previously read every title in the local library system).