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View Poll Results: How would you rate Zero Sum Game?
Outstanding 38 22.22%
Above Average 78 45.61%
Average 45 26.32%
Below Average 8 4.68%
Poor 2 1.17%
Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old October 22 2010, 07:46 PM   #31
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

cant really base an opinion on two chapters but so far i like it. cant wait until my copy arrives.
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Old October 22 2010, 07:47 PM   #32
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

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but why? why create a new thread just because one person and that one person being you wants to vote.
It's not that I want to vote, it's that I like to see how everyone else votes. It's interesting to compare to, for instance, amazon.com reviews. I find it neat. Either way not a big deal, but it had an easy fix, so why not?
Indeed it's not a big deal, so why bring it up in the first place again?
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Old October 22 2010, 07:50 PM   #33
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

^ Just throwing this out there for consideration regarding future polls: Jumping from outstanding to above average is too huge a difference in my opinion.

Maybe it's just me but only few novels get the equivalent of outstanding from me, on the other end there are more than enough novels better than above average, but weaker than outstanding. A option like good or something similar between those two would be nice.


On topic: Amazon.de had ZSG listed as in stock the last few days, but despite a pre-order they haven't dispatched one to me, probably because it is in one order with other novels, although that hasn't stopped them from sending books out when they're available in the past. Now it's listed as shipping in 4 -6 weeks.
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Old October 22 2010, 08:28 PM   #34
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I liked the review threads people used to make that had polls at the top, for people to rate the book. Can we close this one and make one of those, or am I the only person that cares about stuff like that? haha.

I'm with you though; I'm excited. The first 24-th century full in-continuity novel since almost exactly a year ago. And David Mack to boot!
And lets kill the OP for starting this one.
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Old October 22 2010, 11:30 PM   #35
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but why? why create a new thread just because one person and that one person being you wants to vote.
It's not that I want to vote, it's that I like to see how everyone else votes. It's interesting to compare to, for instance, amazon.com reviews. I find it neat. Either way not a big deal, but it had an easy fix, so why not?
Indeed it's not a big deal, so why bring it up in the first place again?
Because I thought it'd be cool. If no one else had replied, I would've had no problem leaving it alone. But since a mod, the original thread starter, and three other people have all said that they're fine with/would prefer a poll, and it certainly doesn't cause you any problems to have one, I'm a little confused why you're so hell bent on being mad at me about it. What bug is up your ass today?
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Old October 23 2010, 01:04 AM   #36
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

First book I decided to get digitally, brand new. Ordered it for "Kindle for PC".

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Old October 23 2010, 05:08 AM   #37
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Grrrr, it's not up yet as an ebook. Any idea have any idea how long it should take for the Ebook to be available?
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Old October 23 2010, 06:26 AM   #38
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Tuesday.

For some reason, everything "officially" releases on Tuesdays. I'm sure someone knows why.
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Old October 23 2010, 06:45 AM   #39
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Bookstores must use the same delivery company that Harriman used for his tractor beam and photon torpedoes.
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Old October 23 2010, 04:15 PM   #40
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Tuesday.

For some reason, everything "officially" releases on Tuesdays. I'm sure someone knows why.
Cool. I thought that they might post it the same time as the books were shipped, but they must be waiting until the official release date, which is Tuesday.
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Old October 23 2010, 05:18 PM   #41
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Tuesday?

I got it a week ago from Amazon.
And I live in Germany.

btw:
Transporterguy towards the end of the book: It's been done.

In this reality?
Awesome little homage, though.

Sorry for being so cryptic, but I didn't want to spoiler anything. I'm sure Mr. Mack and all who've read the book know what I mean.
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Old October 23 2010, 05:22 PM   #42
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Tuesday?

I got it a week ago from Amazon.
And I live in Germany.

btw:
Transporterguy towards the end of the book: It's been done.

In this reality?
Awesome little homage, though.

Sorry for being so cryptic, but I didn't want to spoiler anything. I'm sure Mr. Mack and all who've read the book know what I mean.
are you some inside guy of something? how the fuck did you get a copy a week ago? please tell.
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Old October 23 2010, 06:25 PM   #43
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^^I had no idea about the release date being this Tuesday.
I checked Amazon.de on updates about the book and noticed that it was "in store". So I ordered it.

To be honest, I was wondering why there were no review threads popping up around here.
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Old October 23 2010, 06:30 PM   #44
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When does the actual paper back book come out?
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Old October 23 2010, 07:00 PM   #45
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Bought mine last night, finished it today.

I'm a fast reader, especially when I've been anticipating a book for this long.

Loved it. I never thought the Breen could ever be made interesting to me, but Mr. Mack sure proved me wrong.

Really hope there's something planned to follow up on that last scene. Someday.

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Transporterguy towards the end of the book: It's been done.

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Awesome little homage, though.
That was hilarious!
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