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Old August 20 2008, 09:15 PM   #751
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Re: Destiny: What we know - major spoilers may feature

First, my fan-applied nickname is "The Angel of Death," not "Mr. Death." (Mr. Death was my father.)

Second, your speculations are way off. I will say to you what I have said to many fans before you regarding this topic: You have no idea what I've done...
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Old August 20 2008, 09:25 PM   #752
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First, my fan-applied nickname is "The Angel of Death," not "Mr. Death." (Mr. Death was my father.)

Second, your speculations are way off. I will say to you what I have said to many fans before you regarding this topic: You have no idea what I've done...
From this day forward I will refer to you as that.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:22 PM   #753
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really?
No, hence the laughing smiley. It's a hackneyed joke, albeit a mutated one. It used to be "You have to read [insert any or every book] to understand AotF," and now it's somehow become "You have to read AotF to understand [insert other book]."

ok, yeah I remember now people talking about reading all off the a time to ... series before they could read Articles.

So hear is my question will i be able to understand what is going on in Destiny only having read Articles & all of the titan series??
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Old August 20 2008, 10:32 PM   #754
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Some of Destiny refers back to events in the TNG novel series. But you never have to read prior books in order to understand a book; it's just basic writing practice to give the reader any information needed to follow the story.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:41 PM   #755
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Re: Destiny: What we know - major spoilers may feature

I saved the announcements about Destiny Mr. Mack posted here and maybe it is a good idea to copy and paste them into this thread:


Destiny News


Ezri Dax will hold the rank and position of captain aboard the U.S.S. Aventine. She will have attained this position in such a seemingly brief time since her switch to the command track as the consequence of a battlefield promotion.

As Keith DeCandido posted elsewhere, the ships of the Vesta class are named for the seven hills of ancient Rome. Vesta was the Roman goddess of the hearth and home. There is no direct link between the class name and the names of the ships; the theme, if any, is merely one of names related to ancient Rome. I did not name the other ships of the class, however; Keith does, in A Singular Destiny.

At the request of editor Marco Palmieri, I borrowed only selected characters from the post-TV Deep Space Nine books.

Samaritan "Sam" Bowers will come aboard the Aventine as Captain Dax's first officer. Dr. Simon Tarses will serve as her CMO. Mikaela Leishman, now a lieutenant, will transfer from the Defiant to be the Aventine's chief engineer.

We will hear mention of Shar, but won't see him. No other DS9 characters will be part of the Destiny trilogy, and the specific resolution of several ongoing DS9 storylines will in no way be revealed or spoiled by the trilogy.

We will see at the very least cameos from every other 24th-century incarnation of TrekLit in the trilogy. Ships and characters from New Frontier, Corps of Engineers, I.K.S. Gorkon/Klingon Empire, and Voyager will play their parts in the tale.

For those of you who are fans of Keith DeCandido's novel Articles of the Federation, rest assured: President Bacco and her administration will play a significant role in the trilogy (not so much in book one, but definitely in books two and three).

Yes, the Borg are in it. But this is not just another "battle with the Borg" book. If it were, I would not have spent nearly 18 months of my life working on it.

Let me put it this way, and then I'll say no more on the subject until after all three books are out: We have, up until now, never seen an actual Borg invasion.

Picard's first encounter with the Borg at System J-25? An incident. The Battle of Wolf 359? Incident. The Collective's two failed sorties against Earth (in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2," and the Battle of Sector 001 in First Contact)? Incidents.

You've never seen a bona fide Borg invasion….


This is as much detail as I'm willing to share publicly at this stage, so I'm not likely to answer any followup questions, except with maddeningly vague statements. Just FYI.
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Old August 21 2008, 12:10 AM   #756
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First, my fan-applied nickname is "The Angel of Death," not "Mr. Death." (Mr. Death was my father.)
Maybe you should change your persona on here from David Mack to.: Angel of Death or Grim Reaper.
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Old August 21 2008, 12:28 AM   #757
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Old August 21 2008, 02:43 AM   #758
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Old August 21 2008, 04:34 AM   #759
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Baerbel Haddrell wrote: View Post
As Keith DeCandido posted elsewhere, the ships of the Vesta class are named for the seven hills of ancient Rome. Vesta was the Roman goddess of the hearth and home. There is no direct link between the class name and the names of the ships; the theme, if any, is merely one of names related to ancient Rome. I did not name the other ships of the class, however; Keith does, in A Singular Destiny.
Actually, I didn't. Although there is a mention of a U.S.S. Esquiline.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:54 AM   #760
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^ Then I was misinformed. Still, the "Seven Hills" pattern appears to have been adopted, based on the limited evidence available.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:59 AM   #761
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^ Yup.
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Old August 21 2008, 06:12 AM   #762
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Time for another possibly silly reference:

Is it just a coincidence that there was a previous Borg novel called Engines of Destiny and now we're getting *this* Destiny, also about Borg?
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Old August 21 2008, 07:25 AM   #763
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Yes, it's a coincidence. The two are not connected.
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Old August 21 2008, 01:24 PM   #764
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Reread the excerpt, this might be the most re-read excerpt I've ever had the pleasure of printing off! I love it.
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Old August 21 2008, 04:32 PM   #765
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^ Thanks! That's very nice to hear. You'll be pleased to learn then that, in the opinion of myself and my editors, the trilogy only gets better from there. (Also, look for chapters 2 and 3 to appear online on different web sites sometime before the book comes out.)
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