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Old January 12 2013, 08:44 PM   #44
Paper Moon
Re: Rate 2012 in Trek lit

Similar to what Hugh Cambridge suggested, I think simply replacing the phrase "above average" with "very good" would be sufficient and wouldn't really mess up Sho's system significantly.

Christopher wrote: View Post
Maybe people shouldn't worry so much about the names and just treat it as a 1- to 5-star rating system, or an A-B-C-D-F grading scale. Personally I don't see why "above average" and "very good" can't be synonymous or at least overlapping.
I think they do overlap, but the former sounds a bit like damnation with faint praise. And I think, for the most part, people do treat them like a five-star system, but often qualify their four-star rating as not intended to be a "diss."

As for the OP's question, I had to go back and review what was released here:
  • The Rings of Time
  • That Which Divides
  • Destiny omnibus
  • Storming Heaven
  • Forgotten History
  • Plagues of Night
  • Raise the Dawn
  • The Assassination Game
  • Fallen Gods
  • The Eternal Tide
  • Brinkmanship
  • In Tempest's Wake
  • The Persistance of Memory
  • Silent Weapons
  • The Body Electric
  • Federation: The First 150 Years
  • 12 IDW Star Trek Ongoing comics (1 per month)

I haven't read all of these, but I've read many, and, while there are indeed a couple that fall flat, there are many more that are great and a few that are among my favorite works of TrekLit yet. So I've voted outstanding/five-stars/A/wicked pissah.
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