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Old August 28 2008, 05:37 AM   #151
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Re: Read & Reread "Greater Than The Sum"- My Opinion (Spoilers)

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So basically, you're accusing me of doing my job.
Should've been a slacker instead...
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Old August 28 2008, 12:35 PM   #152
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I think there should've been less of T'Ryssa in the book. Less of Picard and Beverly's baby planning. And more time with Picard doing what he is supposed to do best.

That is in the command chair leading.
Into a war, if you had your way. But I don't write the kind of book you want to read.

quote]

Apparently no one does
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Old August 28 2008, 01:49 PM   #153
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Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
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Old August 28 2008, 02:13 PM   #154
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Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
I don't care for most Star Wars novels.

Honor Harrington stuff is good but it isn't Star Trek.

Battletech jumped the shark years ago.
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Old August 28 2008, 02:50 PM   #155
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Dayton3 wrote: View Post
HappyDayRiot wrote: View Post
Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
I don't care for most Star Wars novels.

Honor Harrington stuff is good but it isn't Star Trek.

Battletech jumped the shark years ago.
Write your own, perhaps? Create a coherent universe and tell stories within it that fit the parameters you want to read...
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Old August 28 2008, 03:07 PM   #156
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Dayton3 wrote: View Post
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Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
I don't care for most Star Wars novels.

Honor Harrington stuff is good but it isn't Star Trek.

Battletech jumped the shark years ago.
It sucks when the world doesn't revolve around you, doesn't it?
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Old August 28 2008, 03:08 PM   #157
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Dayton3 wrote: View Post
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Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
I don't care for most Star Wars novels.

Honor Harrington stuff is good but it isn't Star Trek.

Battletech jumped the shark years ago.
Write your own, perhaps? Create a coherent universe and tell stories within it that fit the parameters you want to read...
There is the saying:

"Happiness is great food,

cooked by someone else"
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Old August 28 2008, 03:30 PM   #158
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There is the saying:

"Happiness is great food,

cooked by someone else"
There's also a saying: "Some people are never satisfied!"
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Old August 28 2008, 03:36 PM   #159
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There is the saying:

"Happiness is great food,

cooked by someone else"
Just because there is a saying, does not make any given saying: good, accurate, quotable, or even applicable in any given circumstance.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:06 PM   #160
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Plenty of people do.

They just don't have 'Star Trek' written on the cover.
I don't care for most Star Wars novels.

Honor Harrington stuff is good but it isn't Star Trek.

Battletech jumped the shark years ago.
It sucks when the world doesn't revolve around you, doesn't it?
I hear that.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:19 PM   #161
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Dayton3, at the risk of inviting new criticism, might I suggest you try reading my first two Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal. Based on some of the preferences you've stated, and your desire to see them incorporated into Star Trek fiction, I honestly think you might enjoy those two books.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:26 PM   #162
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Dayton3, at the risk of inviting new criticism, might I suggest you try reading my first two Star Trek: The Next Generation novels, A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal. Based on some of the preferences you've stated, and your desire to see them incorporated into Star Trek fiction, I honestly think you might enjoy those two books.
I think I'll do that.

Do you think getting accustomed to your style might help me enjoy the Destiny trilogy better as well?

For that matter, IIRC, I've read a portion of "A Time to Kill" but had to stop when I was beginning a new job and moved.
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Old August 28 2008, 05:00 PM   #163
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Dayton3, how much Trek do you read? Because you seem to singling GTTS outfor stuff tha almost all of the Trek books do this stuff.
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Old August 28 2008, 05:15 PM   #164
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Do you think getting accustomed to your style might help me enjoy the Destiny trilogy better as well?
I honestly don't know. I would hope that the trilogy would be compelling enough on its own merits that there would be no need for someone to acclimate themselves to "my style."

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For that matter, IIRC, I've read a portion of "A Time to Kill" but had to stop when I was beginning a new job and moved.
Well, if you still have it, give it a try. Some readers described it as "Tom Clancy-style Star Trek," so you might find it a better fit with your tastes.
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Old August 28 2008, 05:35 PM   #165
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Do you think getting accustomed to your style might help me enjoy the Destiny trilogy better as well?
I honestly don't know. I would hope that the trilogy would be compelling enough on its own merits that there would be no need for someone to acclimate themselves to "my style."

Dayton3 wrote:
For that matter, IIRC, I've read a portion of "A Time to Kill" but had to stop when I was beginning a new job and moved.
Well, if you still have it, give it a try. Some readers described it as "Tom Clancy-style Star Trek," so you might find it a better fit with your tastes.
Thank you.
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