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Old May 7 2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

There was a thread like this a long while ago that I started (and it's probably been done before, too). The idea is that someone writes a line from any published Star Trek book or short story (fan-fiction not allowed) and the first person to correctly name the source gets, well, a pat on the back and the chance to pick their own line.

Oh, and it's probably not fair to guess, if you're the author of the quote.

It's really just a way to waste some time, but what the heck?

So I'll start. Name the book:

"Picard's second cup of tea got cold, and the fishtank bubbled on, the lionfish inside it bumping incuriously against the glass and gracefully waving its tan-and-cream-striped spines. It was no wonder, Picard thought, that such people would see him as a demonic figure, and the Enterprise and her sister starships as symbolic of everything they stood against - of doing and being in the universe, of asserting one's own right to exist and to work out what life should be, which was worth desire and passion and energy."
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Old May 7 2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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(preferably anything except unpublished, little-known fan-fiction)
no fan-fiction please, published Trek books only.
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Old May 7 2008, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

Well I can tell you for certain that it's not a book I've read!
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Old May 7 2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

I'm going to guess Gulliver's Fugitives, by Keith Sharee.

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Old May 7 2008, 11:06 PM   #5
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Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

Do you have to get the one that's posted before you can add a new one?
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Old May 7 2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

JD wrote: View Post
Do you have to get the one that's posted before you can add a new one?
Yes:

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... and the first person to correctly name the source gets, well, a pat on the back and the chance to pick their own line.
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Old May 7 2008, 11:15 PM   #7
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I'm going to guess Gulliver's Fugitives, by Keith Sharee.

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Afraid not, but good guess.
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Old May 7 2008, 11:17 PM   #8
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"Picard's second cup of tea got cold, and the fishtank bubbled on, the lionfish inside it bumping incuriously against the glass and gracefully waving its tan-and-cream-striped spines. It was no wonder, Picard thought, that such people would see him as a demonic figure, and the Enterprise and her sister starships as symbolic of everything they stood against - of doing and being in the universe, of asserting one's own right to exist and to work out what life should be, which was worth desire and passion and energy."
The Romulan Strategem?? The quote seems familiar somehow.
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Old May 7 2008, 11:23 PM   #9
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It's occurred to me that this thread could get flooded with "nice try, but no" responses, so I will just go on the record as saying that when someone gets it I will say they got it, but I'm not going to nix every wrong response because I don't want to flood. But, since I'm already posting this, I'll say, no, it's not "The Romulan Stratagem"...
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Old May 7 2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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I don't understand this game. Are we supposed to rewrite that passage or something?
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Old May 7 2008, 11:41 PM   #11
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Old May 8 2008, 06:21 PM   #12
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Re: Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

hmm, dark mirror?
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Old May 8 2008, 06:23 PM   #13
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Perhaps the book I chose was a bit obscure. Hint: It's not one of the more popular novels. Another hint: Yes, it is TNG.
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Old May 8 2008, 07:09 PM   #14
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ghost ship?, hahaha, kinda figured the tng aspect
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Old May 8 2008, 07:30 PM   #15
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I don't understand this game. Are we supposed to rewrite that passage or something?

Yes, that's exactly it. It says so in the thread title.
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