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Sho October 20 2013 09:02 AM

TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 

Following last month's highly acclaimed installment, I think it's safe to say that everybody is now sufficiently primed for author David Mack to take on the baton and deliver us A Ceremony of Losses (a fitting title for a David Mack novel if there ever was one :p), the third installment in the The Fall saga. Between the backcover blurb and a recent interview, hints are this one may just bring resolution (or at least significant advancement) to the arc of the Andorian reproductive crisis, a story that, impressively, has been with us for more than a decade now. Official street date: October 29th.

A taut, no-nonsense official blurb follows:

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THE NEEDS OF THE MANY

Despite heroic efforts by Thirishar ch’Thane, the Andorian species is headed for extinction. Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point, one from which there will be no hope of return.

THE NEEDS OF THE FEW

With countless lives at stake, the leaders of Andor, the Federation, and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain—at any price.

THE NEEDS OF THE ONE

Unwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy, Doctor Julian Bashir risks everything to find a cure for the Andorians. But his courage will come at a terrible cost: his career, his freedom . . . and maybe his life.

Mimi October 20 2013 03:53 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
Really looking forward to this. I haven't particularly enjoyed Bashir's plots in the past few books, and I hope that David Mack can improve upon him.

Reanok October 20 2013 04:54 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
ditto I want to see Julian Bashir get a good storyline .This is one of the books I've been looking forward to reading in this miniseries.:techman:

Mage October 20 2013 05:45 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
I'm guessing Bashir is going to go rogue and join 31 in exchange for help with the Andorian crisis. Something about the blurb on the back makes me think that.

Shane Houston October 20 2013 06:36 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
I'm stoked for this. But there's a main character on the cover who's been on Deep Space Nine since season one. The Rio Grande. Please please please don't destroy it.

JD October 20 2013 07:06 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
I'm only as far as Brinkmanship, so it'll be a while before I get to this one, but I've really enjoyed the Andorian arc, so I am looking forward to it when I do make it this far.

Ronald Held October 20 2013 09:32 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
Should we not expect a high body count in this novel?

DavetheAvatar October 20 2013 09:45 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
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Charmed One wrote: (Post 8792689)
I'm stoked for this. But there's a main character on the cover who's been on Deep Space Nine since season one. The Rio Grande. Please please please don't destroy it.

Agreed! I would be rather saddened to see the Rio Grande be destroyed. Still, very excited for this book. I have been wanting some furthering of the Andorian situation for a while.

tomswift2002 October 20 2013 09:58 PM

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Charmed One wrote: (Post 8792689)
The Rio Grande. Please please please don't destroy it.

I'm surprised its not in a museum.

Of course, just because its on the cover, doesn't mean it'll be in the book. For the first book in The Fall series we had an Excelsior class ship on the cover, and yet I never did find a reference to an Excelsior class ship in the story.

Christopher October 20 2013 10:47 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
Peter David already destroyed the Rio Grande way back in The Siege, the very first original DS9 novel, which was set in the early first season. It's rather amusing in retrospect. He had no way of knowing...

Elias Vaughn October 21 2013 12:50 AM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
There were two Defiants. Maybe it's the Rio Grande-A and no one bothered mentioning it.

Sran October 21 2013 12:53 AM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
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Mage wrote: (Post 8792581)
I'm guessing Bashir is going to go rogue and join 31 in exchange for help with the Andorian crisis. Something about the blurb on the back makes me think that.

Except that he's already joined Section 31 if we're to believe Sloan, who said that Bashir was accepted into the organization after "Inquisition." Now, if you mean that Bashir's going to finally admit to himself that he's joined the group, that's something I'd like to see.

--Sran

DS9forever October 22 2013 07:25 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
The registiy of the Rio Grande is actually wrong on that cover if you look closely; it uses the registry of the Shenandoah (NCC-73024) from "Change of Heart" and "Valiant".

Mage October 22 2013 07:28 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
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Sran wrote: (Post 8794141)
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Mage wrote: (Post 8792581)
I'm guessing Bashir is going to go rogue and join 31 in exchange for help with the Andorian crisis. Something about the blurb on the back makes me think that.

Except that he's already joined Section 31 if we're to believe Sloan, who said that Bashir was accepted into the organization after "Inquisition." Now, if you mean that Bashir's going to finally admit to himself that he's joined the group, that's something I'd like to see.

--Sran

Point of view I guess. Sloan might have said so, but if Bashir didn't feel he was part of it, he wasn't. He only did that one mission for them because he was told to by his superior officers.

David Mack October 22 2013 07:36 PM

Re: TF: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
 
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DS9forever wrote: (Post 8800636)
The registiy of the Rio Grande is actually wrong on that cover if you look closely; it uses the registry of the Shenandoah (NCC-73024) from "Change of Heart" and "Valiant".

I'm sure Doug Drexler will whip himself naked through the streets of Aberdeen while weeping bitter tears of regret.

Just kidding. Apparently, the registry-number error in the digital model of the Rio Grande is a holdover from the post-production files of the DS9 episode "Treachery, Faith, and the Great River."

Ah, well. Bummer.


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