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View Poll Results: Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Mere Mortals"
Excellent 98 77.78%
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Average 10 7.94%
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Old October 27 2008, 06:55 PM   #31
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Mere Mortals - SPOILER Thread

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I hadn't thought about the Borg Queen angle, but everything else is what I've been thinking since the end of Gods of Night. Like you said, when they said the distance, I did a mental note, thought "that was oddly specific," and then thought "ooh, what if this *is* the origin of the Borg..." They could be the "Lost Souls" the final book is referring to.[/quote]

I had completely forgotten about that very specific distance being mentioned, but that does make perfect sense.

This has me wondering even more about who it was warning the enterprise (I think it was the enterprise) away, and let them live because they weren't borg.
Perhaps the Caeliar made the MACOs into Borg unintentionally, and then had to fight back--although that would be against their nature.

Thinking about it, this whole Borg quest for perfection could be descended from the Caeliar desire to find someone more advaned than they.

Ah, I love speculating, even if I am completely off.

And if we are wrong, I am sure it is entertaining for David Mack to see our speculating and know how ridiculously wrong we are!
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Old October 27 2008, 10:06 PM   #32
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And if we are wrong, I am sure it is entertaining for David Mack to see our speculating and know how ridiculously wrong we are!
That's part of the fun. I'm still holding on to the theory that, despite the subspace tunnels being collapsed in Mere Mortals, they'll find a way back and that Voyager's new mission that they're "uniquely qualified for" (oh noes!!!1, Pocket Books Catalog information! ) is them exploring the subspace tunnels, unlocking their mysteries and journeying not only to far-flung sections of the galaxy, but to far-flung areas of the universe (the two tidbits David Mack threw out there are just too good to have been throwaways). Stargate meets Star Trek FTW.

But, either way, I can't wait for the last book of this trilogy.
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Old October 28 2008, 12:21 AM   #33
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While that would be a cool new mission for Voyager. I'm thinking the Luna class would be better suited to that kind of long distance exploration.
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Old October 28 2008, 02:22 AM   #34
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While that would be a cool new mission for Voyager. I'm thinking the Luna class would be better suited to that kind of long distance exploration.
Hey, it is just wanton speculation.
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Old October 28 2008, 03:32 AM   #35
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While that would be a cool new mission for Voyager. I'm thinking the Luna class would be better suited to that kind of long distance exploration.
Hey, it is just wanton speculation.
I am glad am not the only one who enjoys wild speculation
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Old October 28 2008, 05:55 AM   #36
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While that would be a cool new mission for Voyager. I'm thinking the Luna class would be better suited to that kind of long distance exploration.
Hey, it is just wanton speculation.
I am glad am not the only one who enjoys wild speculation
I'll take it over "ZOMG why is the B0rg back AGAIN??? Why are there homosexuals in Star Trek fiction and why isn't it more military FTW!!111! oh noes."

I mean, I'm just saying...
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Old October 28 2008, 07:02 AM   #37
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Again Mack hits it out of the park. I cannot wait to see how it ends!
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Old October 28 2008, 01:43 PM   #38
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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: View Post
casey wrote: View Post
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Hey, it is just wanton speculation.
I am glad am not the only one who enjoys wild speculation
I'll take it over "ZOMG why is the B0rg back AGAIN??? Why are there homosexuals in Star Trek fiction and why isn't it more military FTW!!111! oh noes."

I mean, I'm just saying...
Haha. Well, I did think for a moment that we were going to get some homosexuality amongst the crew of the Columbia. . . Not that I would have complained. . .

This book was the first mention of "taking care of it oneself" that I remember in Star Trek, come to think of it.
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Old October 28 2008, 02:04 PM   #39
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Some comments I posted on my blog the other day:

Wow continued.

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Old October 28 2008, 07:12 PM   #40
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One more thing that I forgot to add to my mini review is how I felt about the Borg invasion. It was absolutely chilling. 7,000 cubes! This is what I have been waiting for forever.
I suppose in some ways, the Dominion were lucky that they lost the war for the Alpha Quadrant. If they had won, they'd have to be dealing with this right now. Unless the Dominion could actually mount a sufficient defence against them.
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Old October 28 2008, 07:52 PM   #41
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Again, a very enjoyable entry. Some thoughts:

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Old October 28 2008, 08:20 PM   #42
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What happened to them?
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Old October 28 2008, 09:13 PM   #43
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Well, Dave showed me all three novels before turning them in
How long did it take you to read all three novels?
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Old October 28 2008, 09:38 PM   #44
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^ I honestly don't remember. I read pretty fast, and I think I read each within a 24-hour period.
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Old October 29 2008, 06:54 AM   #45
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Okay...I JUST FINISHED....and I have two words: HOLY CRAP!!!!!!

WOW! There's going to be another one of my reviews, and yes, I plan on giving the book the same treatment I gave Gods of Night. But, simply put.... not only has Dave's writing matured, like I mentioned in the last review, but he kept his trademarks alive and well in this book..... I have smiles all over my face.

Just a few points: (YES, SPOILERS BEWARE!!!!!!)

1. Loved seeing Garak again. Interesting that there's a female castellan in charge of Cardassia now. I guess something to look forward to in the years ahead in DS9 literature.

2. Seven's endgame solution that got scoffed.... did NOT see that one coming, but in the sense of the situation, it made the most sense. I liked how all those in the halls of power scoffed at the idea of using it, but in the end, Seven was RIGHT.

3. What a great cliffhanger!!!! And, I say that on several fronts.... Troi/Ree, Riker,Hernandez and Titan, Picard and Ezri..... Lost Souls is going to be fantastic.

For those who moan excessively still about the Borg.... I want you all to consider something: Dave Mack's done something in his narrative that I cannot remember reading since I read The Lord Of The Rings, and he pulled it off very well. In The Lord Of The Rings, the whole story is centered on The War of the Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron, and the impending evil that broods behind Mordor, waiting to be unleashed. However, we barely see Sauron in the book or in the movie, yet his presence is always there. Dave's done the same with the Borg. You know they're there, and you know they're coming, but it doesn't consist of every scene dealing with the Borg. We saw politics, character dramas, freakin' Hirogen (tres cool), and for me, the gem of the story was the ongoing story with Hernandez and the role that story plays in the overall narrative. In short: AMAZING!!!!!

Like I said, review's forthcoming, but I just couldn't contain my excitement. Dave, great job. AGAIN!
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