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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 29.01%
Above Average 61 37.65%
Average 25 15.43%
Below Average 15 9.26%
Poor 14 8.64%
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Old March 30 2011, 03:23 PM   #76
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Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

The crew was great , and to see the way some old ones deveolped was great.
About the crew


about USS Challenger


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Old March 30 2011, 08:34 PM   #77
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I finally got it. I will resist skipping to the end, and reading the spoilers. Should start by Saturday.
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Old March 31 2011, 09:03 AM   #78
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Not a bad book but I can see how practicalities got in the way. The story feels very compressed, at times I had to go back to see if there was a line of description that I had missed, which now that I know it was intended for a two book arc makes sense.

I am curious as to how Scotty's illness and end of active field duty precluded his being head of the SCE from San Fransisco. McCoy is still an admiral and he's in worse shape than Scotty.



I liked the characters and wish they could have had more time for development



and a first officer and chief engineer who speak proper english are much appreciated, no offence to those of you across the pond, but I'd begun to think the whole galaxy spoke American.

In short I like the story, although I hope the next one is given enough publishing length, and I hope the characters are reused at some point.
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Old March 31 2011, 10:49 AM   #79
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Well, we don't really know how much retraining was needed. - I gave the options of having the CMO be either her, Pulaski (the sort of CMO Scotty would recognize!), or a new character, and CBS picked her.

and a first officer and chief engineer who speak proper english are much appreciated, no offence to those of you across the pond, but I'd begun to think the whole galaxy spoke American.
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Old March 31 2011, 05:16 PM   #80
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I dont see why not she has been in her postion for a long time, she would not need to be re trained, that implies she was taught something thats in contrast to her previous training, when in fact it would only be more detailed or advanced training. Remember she has been doing here job for quite some time , practrical exprinces vs class room even today there are programs designed to promote such things, and like her it requires a certian amount of hands on training to and time at your job to even be considered, I think she meets both, so to me it makes perfect sense
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Old March 31 2011, 05:35 PM   #81
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My preorder just downloaded to my nook.
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Old March 31 2011, 09:32 PM   #82
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Old March 31 2011, 09:44 PM   #83
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I'm guessing not, which leads me to the following question...

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Old March 31 2011, 10:10 PM   #84
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Seize the Fire is set in August 2382, while Indistinguishable from Magic begins in January 2383. There's time. (For that matter, was the character in question even in StF? The previous TTN book before then was set a year earlier.)
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Old March 31 2011, 10:42 PM   #85
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Seize the Fire is set in August 2382, while Indistinguishable from Magic begins in January 2383. There's time. (For that matter, was the character in question even in StF? The previous TTN book before then was set a year earlier.)
Good question. I don't have the book in front of me but I don't recall her being there. But I'm pretty sure she was mentioned / appeared in the book previously, and the impression in books was that Titan continued to push outwards, and didn't return to Federation space at any time. Of course, they could have rendezvoused with another ship in that time.

Then again, it's all fiction, so it doesn't really matter.
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Old March 31 2011, 11:12 PM   #86
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Dunno -


I'm guessing not, which leads me to the following question...

And luckily it's *been* months...

Plus there are some ships with slipstream who could have fetched and carried.
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Old March 31 2011, 11:18 PM   #87
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Well, Ra-Havreii needs his Levithi nuts. I'm sure a Vesta could zip over and keep them resupplied with essentials - and switch a few crewmembers if desired.
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Old April 1 2011, 06:45 AM   #88
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I noticed what might be an error. On page 272 Ogawa mentions Scotty having spent 80 years in a transporter buffer. However, from what I remember, Scotty was stuck in the transporter buffer for 75 years. Or is Ogawa just estimating?
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Old April 1 2011, 10:16 AM   #89
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I noticed what might be an error. On page 272 Ogawa mentions Scotty having spent 80 years in a transporter buffer. However, from what I remember, Scotty was stuck in the transporter buffer for 75 years. Or is Ogawa just estimating?
It's not an error, just an example of a person, as most people do, rounding to the nearest multiple of ten while talking.

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Old April 1 2011, 11:07 AM   #90
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^ Yeah, I did notice that. But that's not too hard to explain away, so never mind :

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