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Old April 18 2011, 02:12 AM   #190
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Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread


I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this novel. On the one hand, I liked how the novel centered around Geordi; his character has never been taken to new heights nor has his character been very interesting in the recent "relaunch" novels. I am a little disappointed, however, that the Challenger was destoryed. I would have liked to have seen him get out of the situation with the Challenger surviving.

As it pertains to Scotty...I don't believe he is dead. I think we'll see a novel where he somehow escaped and is marooned somewhere (a planet? ship?) where he is healed and not on the brink of death.

I liked the additions of Nog, Leah, Barcaly, and Guinan; I could have lived with Ogawa, Rasmussen, just felt like such a perfect example of small universe syndrome. The reasonings for them showing up were resonable enough but still...

I just...I don't know. It was a decent read, not my favorite but certainly not a horrific novel or even a below average novel.

I'd rate it slightly (and I mean *slightly*) above average...
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