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Old April 21 2013, 03:11 AM   #97
Lenny Nurdbol
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Re: What is "canon?"

And "Black Fire" at least had some original elements in it...
If I remember correctly, it was also the first novel to depict the end of the 5-year mission by introducing the ST-TMP uniforms and some tech...

One thing I'll say about the old novels is that they didn't have to rely on cheap gimmicks like continuity porn... They generally tried to just tell a story... By the 90s' things started to really get out out of hand, and I for one though those multi-author "crossover" novels were abysmal, often bringing the story together cockeyed and just plain contradictory because each author was writing independently of one another... After a while some of the plots--the excuses For plots--became ridiculous... I think the "Day of Honor" ones were the best example of useless tie-ins to one another...
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