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View Poll Results: Rate Rough Beasts Of Empire
Outstanding 36 25.53%
Above Average 58 41.13%
Average 25 17.73%
Below Average 13 9.22%
Poor 9 6.38%
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Old January 3 2011, 09:45 AM   #106
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Regarding the Ascendants conflict - it's pretty certain that, at present, there are no plans to conclude the plot-line. The hints regarding the conclusion of the conflict present in RBoE are FAR too obvious.
There is but one hint regarding the conclusion of the Ascendants story line, and I'm pretty sure it does not make that resolution obvious.

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If I'm not totally mistaken we had two threads on the same book in the past (one with and one without spoiler), so I guess you or anyone interested could start a separate spoiler thread to avoid the whole spoiler tag issue.
Oh, please, no. I mean, thanks for the suggestion, but this thread is more than enough for me.

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Just finished reading this a few moments ago. With respect to David Mack, this may be my favorite of the Typhon Pact books so far. I'm biased, of course, being a Sisko fan (and a Niner).

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I probably would have read this in one setting, but I prefer to only read one Trek book a week, and so I stopped myself last week from finishing this. Fortunately DRGIII put a nice, convienent Part 2 divider in there. I never had to force myself to read...in fact, it constantly tempted me every time I saw it, and once I started I didn't particularly want to stop. The only other book I've read by this author has been Provenance of Shadows, which I also enjoyed, but not as much as this. I'll have to add him to my ever-lengthening list of Trek authors whose upcoming releases I wait for.
Thanks very much for the kind words. I'm always gratified when I manage to satisfy a reader.

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Fair enough on the generalizing.
I'm guessing that I probably have greater access to reader reaction to my book than you do, but maybe not. Either way, I think it's unreasonable to generalize the overall readership's reaction from anything seen online or even heard from friends and acquaintances. The percentage of television viewers who watched Deep Space Nine (or any of the Trek shows) was relatively small, and the percentage of those who read the books is far smaller. And the percentage of those readers who post online is pushing infinitesimal.

I've gotten a great deal of praise for a lot of my work over the years, and some amount of negative reactions as well. I try very hard not to trust either. Don't get me wrong; I much prefer hearing cheers than jeers. But at the end of the day, I have to make my own judgments about my work.

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S/N why a galaxy class?
For my taste, I feel that their is too great a tendency for writers to continually invent new starship classes (and also new alien races). I certainly have created my own, but I prefer to utilize the existing universe. I settled on a Galaxy-class vessel because it would immediately provide a recognizable frame of reference for readers.

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I guess I'm not seeing the difference here, but I'll defer to you.


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Ah. Then I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

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Two thumbs WAY up. I loved the book Mr George.
Mr. George? Is my grandfather posting here again? Please, call me David.

And thank you. I always enjoy hearing that a reader enjoyed my work.
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Old January 3 2011, 11:09 AM   #107
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It's a shame: the Ascendants really do need to be developed. And what has happened to the Dominion?
Regarding the Ascendants conflict - it's pretty certain that, at present, there are no plans to conclude the plot-line. The hints regarding the conclusion of the conflict present in RBoE are FAR too obvious.
There is but one hint regarding the conclusion of the Ascendants story line, and I'm pretty sure it does not make that resolution obvious.


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Old January 3 2011, 03:14 PM   #108
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Love it or hate it you have done what a writer is suppose to do, which is get their attention, which is the point i suppose, but i have always been intrested in were the writer is trying to go, so i actually hope you do write the next one. Plus i agree it is great you actually take time out to interact with the fans, something that most writer leave to some agent to set up normal with a stacks off books right next to them so they can sell you
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Old January 3 2011, 04:50 PM   #109
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Actually, nowadays quite a few authors do interact with the fans on their official sites. This is just one of the few unofficial sites that has so much author/fan interaction on it. I think there might be some on theforce.net on the Star Wars side of things, but that's about it as far as I know.
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Old January 3 2011, 06:28 PM   #110
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Old January 5 2011, 07:23 PM   #111
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Old January 5 2011, 09:34 PM   #112
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So how does RBoE compare with Zero Sum Game in terms of spoilers? It seems interesting that Sisko is in a rut for the polar opposite reason that Bashir was in the same rut. I was glad to see some of more cryptic spoilers of ZSG revealed in RBoE, but also has me wondering when the heck this all happened such as


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So how does RBoE compare with Zero Sum Game in terms of spoilers?
This may be "answering a different question than what was asked", but I would say ZSG's spoilers were worse; it doesn't spoiler material that we haven't gotten/won't get for a while, while it did spoiler the opening of RBOE.
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Old January 5 2011, 10:22 PM   #114
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By the way, because of a few comments I've seen here and there regarding Rough Beasts of Empire, I just wanted to say that I have absolutely no knowledge of Star Trek Online beyond its existence (and I only found out about that recently). Thus, if there are any similar details between that work and my own, it is strictly coincidental.
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Old January 5 2011, 11:13 PM   #117
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Old January 5 2011, 11:26 PM   #118
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Old January 6 2011, 04:44 AM   #119
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DS9 is my favorite Trek, and the DS9R novels were the first Trek lit I went to. It was so good. . . and then. . . damn man. It's really depressing to see how it just veered off into boring-as-hell-having-nothing-to-do-with-the-end-of-DS9-mirror-universe-bullshit. And now this is the only DS9 fix out there. I'm sorry if it wasn't "planned as a DS9 novel', but it's all we have.



And oh woah! What the hell ever happened to the Dominion?! They left. . . and then what? Odo? Dominion subjects? Fallout in the Gamma Quadrant of the Dominion War?

And damn dude, what about the Cardassians?

Sorry to hijack your thread, but this is the only DS9 we have man! I'm just so sad. . . so sad. DS9 is an empty lonely place it seems, now that everyone has left.

But hey, I haven't read the book yet! But don't worry, I'll buy it and enjoy it like a heroine addict enjoys shooting up with an AIDS needle in a back alley. It's the only Trek I have, and I'll enjoy any scrap I can get!
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Old January 6 2011, 05:02 AM   #120
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^ There is a button when you do an advanced reply rather than a quick on. It is a smiley with an x mouth on the far right of the buttons above the edit window.

You need to add a "=" after Spoiler in the opening tag - Spoiler=, and if you want you should add a few words as to what the spoilers are about.
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