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Julio Angel Ortiz October 18 2009 02:24 AM

TTN: Synthesis by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
I received a call Thursday from a local bookstore that my copy of Synthesis had arrived. I picked up yesterday and finished it today. I have posted a review over at my site:

http://voxbomb.net/post/215892702

In short: A great addition by Swallow to the series. SecondGen White-Blue turned out to be one of my favorite characters in the book, and the Sentry Coalition turned out to be a very well-developed race. Plenty of high-concepts here mixed in with action and character drama. Very nicely done, and fits in perfectly with Titan's mission statement for exploration.

Thoughts?

RikerLover October 20 2009 12:26 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
I'm waiting patientlyfor my copy. If it's like the last few Trek novels, my local B&N will probably have it on Thursday or Friday of this week.

fleetcaptain October 20 2009 10:42 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
Hopefully they will cause my local B&N didn't even have copies of the Romulan War yet on friday. It finally arrived yesterday.

Man of Steel October 21 2009 03:35 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
I think this is the first time a Trek book came out immediately after another one.

Julio Angel Ortiz October 21 2009 07:29 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Man of Steel wrote: (Post 3507529)
I think this is the first time a Trek book came out immediately after another one.

You mean after Unworthy? Wasn't it the standard month?

Man of Steel October 21 2009 10:00 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 3508115)
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Man of Steel wrote: (Post 3507529)
I think this is the first time a Trek book came out immediately after another one.

You mean after Unworthy? Wasn't it the standard month?

Well Romulan war just came out on Monday.

Julio Angel Ortiz October 22 2009 12:29 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Man of Steel wrote: (Post 3508591)
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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 3508115)
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Man of Steel wrote: (Post 3507529)
I think this is the first time a Trek book came out immediately after another one.

You mean after Unworthy? Wasn't it the standard month?

Well Romulan war just came out on Monday.

Ah, that's a trade, though, right? I think it can vary when they come out per their release date- could be a few weeks before or after. It's pretty cool for the hardcore fan that it came so soon to Synthesis though.

Man of Steel October 22 2009 02:33 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
Wish it was like that all the time though :)

Manisphere October 22 2009 04:14 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
I'm waiting with a fair amount of anticipation for this book to ship from Chapters. I just liked the sound of the plot.

Interesting to see one vote for excellent and one for poor. Trek fans are even more splintered taste wise than SW fans.:p

Great review, Julio. However, I would like to know why it got the poor vote.

Julio Angel Ortiz October 22 2009 05:23 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Manisphere wrote: (Post 3510556)
Great review, Julio. However, I would like to know why it got the poor vote.

Thanks for the compliment on the review. And I didn't give the book a poor vote; I was the first one to vote and I gave it the "Excellent". ;) I have no idea who gave the Poor rating, but was surprised.

Manisphere October 22 2009 06:01 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 3510750)
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Manisphere wrote: (Post 3510556)
Great review, Julio. However, I would like to know why it got the poor vote.

Thanks for the compliment on the review. And I didn't give the book a poor vote; I was the first one to vote and I gave it the "Excellent". ;) I have no idea who gave the Poor rating, but was surprised.

Perhaps I worded my sentence improperly. Clearly you gave it the excellent based on your review.

ronny October 23 2009 04:33 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
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Manisphere wrote: (Post 3510849)
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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 3510750)
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Manisphere wrote: (Post 3510556)
Great review, Julio. However, I would like to know why it got the poor vote.

Thanks for the compliment on the review. And I didn't give the book a poor vote; I was the first one to vote and I gave it the "Excellent". ;) I have no idea who gave the Poor rating, but was surprised.

Perhaps I worded my sentence improperly. Clearly you gave it the excellent based on your review.

Polls can be set up so we can see how people voted. I'm not sure how it's done but here are the results for Unworthy.

http://www.trekbbs.com/poll.php?do=s...ts&pollid=3659

Rosalind October 24 2009 09:55 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
it's one of the options you can select when posting a poll. personally, when it comes to grading polls, I prefer to tick that option, it stops people voting 'poor' before an episode, or a book, comes out.

Jim Gamma October 27 2009 11:11 AM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
I have this and The Romulan War on pre-order with Book Depository; they're usually pretty good, and have stuff in at the same time as the US. Alas, they've not got either of them in yet... usually by now they've at least sent a "Your pre-order is in" e-mail...

I blame the Royal Mail. :p

Judith Sisko October 27 2009 06:06 PM

Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>
 
Excellent book! Has replaced "Orion's Hounds" as my favorite Titan novel.

Will try to explain in more detail later.


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