Re: TTN: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Why all the hate? I liked the Romulan war books, and Seize the Fire, the STO book was good too not great but good. Constructive criticism is one thing but the catcalls from the peanut gallery is another. Especially the ones who admit to not having read this most recent book.
It's true Martin and Mangels write better together because their skills complement each other. Complaining that separately their writing isn't quite as good is like complaining that the Olympic team sets a higher standard than the professional teams the players are gotten from.
I don't think it was the reaction was that bad. Most of the posters seemed to have fairly clear criticisms about Martin. It's not like they were all calling him an idiot who can't write or something else along those lines.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites