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Khan Harrison June 26 2013 09:47 PM

Less talk ! More violence!
 
So in the vain of Mack's kill and heal, what are some of the most violent trek novels ever written?

Relayer1 June 26 2013 09:50 PM

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Destiny has a pretty high body count !

Paris June 26 2013 10:33 PM

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I think DMACK killed a few trillion in his last TNG centric trilogy..

R. Star June 26 2013 10:35 PM

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Yeah, hard to beat the Borg killing billions of people without a reset button push.

Charles Phipps June 26 2013 10:44 PM

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Zero Sum Game has Agent Bashir, 007 versus a bunch of BREEN.

Section 31 June 28 2013 07:10 AM

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The Vanguard series might be worth your while. I remember at least one planet exploding...

Sci June 28 2013 07:44 AM

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KRAD killed a few billion people plus a few extra universes in The Next Generation: Q & A.

Sho June 28 2013 05:27 PM

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Nobody has mentioned Fallen Heroes yet?

Thrawn June 28 2013 10:49 PM

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So basically - everything by David Mack, and then a couple others.

Jarvisimo June 29 2013 08:35 PM

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David Mack does perhaps write the most cinematic of violence in treklit: especially when one hears how much soundtrack influences the composition of his writing, a la the Bombay and James Newton Howard's King Kong score in Harbinger. But he is also rather diverse in how he writes violence: there is no one style.

Cadet49 June 30 2013 12:58 AM

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Thrawn wrote: (Post 8312761)
So basically - everything by David Mack, and then a couple others.

Yeah ... the hand-to-hand violence in Destiny was actually the one element that really didn't jive for me with what has been established in televised and filmed Trek. For example, the scenes on Dax's ship, where her security officer (Kedair?) is taking out Hirogen boarding parties with neck breaks, and Jasminder on the Enterprise taking out a hirogen with a sword, just didn't match the TNG security officers we've seen - Starfleet isn't made up of ninjas! It kind of pulled me out of the story, because it seemed uncharacteristic ...

I really like this story, but do wish some of the more intense violence would be toned down, as it doesn't seem the right fit for Trek, in my opinion...

BrentMc June 30 2013 03:15 AM

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I have enjoyed many of David Mack's books, but as far as violence goes I am looking for less violence and more exploration/discovery/science etc.

David Mack June 30 2013 11:08 PM

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Jarvisimo wrote: (Post 8316118)
David Mack does perhaps write the most cinematic of violence in treklit: especially when one hears how much soundtrack influences the composition of his writing, a la the Bombay and James Newton Howard's King Kong score in Harbinger. But he is also rather diverse in how he writes violence: there is no one style.

Actually, that sequence was inspired by the John Williams-conducted version of Gustav Holst's "Mars, The Bringer of War" from The Planets.

Howard Shore's score for King Kong was my inspiration for the sections of Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind set on Jinoteur.


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