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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 28.83%
Above Average 62 38.04%
Average 25 15.34%
Below Average 15 9.20%
Poor 14 8.59%
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Old April 18 2011, 04:27 PM   #196
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- so I don't know if this book answers the following but besides Scotty (& Spock and McCoy who were mentioned in the Singular Destiny & Typhon Pact books), where are the other main TOS characters in the current (Destiny/Typhon Pact) Universe?
Kirk is presumed dead. According to Vulcan's Soul, Uhura was running Starfleet Intelligence and Chekov was an admiral as late as 2377. Sulu's status is unknown, though there was a character in Day of Honor: Armageddon Sky (set in 2372) who was strongly implied to be Sulu.
Is there are specific reason that Sulu's fate has never really been dealt with? Is it just that nobody wants to accidentally give an ending to the Excelsior mission, until a specific book based around that concept is written? It just seems weird that all of the other TOS characters, have a fairly well established post-TOS life, but Sulu has never really been mentioned.
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Old April 18 2011, 05:48 PM   #197
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Is there are specific reason that Sulu's fate has never really been dealt with?
I doubt it. It's not like there's ever been a systematic strategy to establish the TOS characters in the 24th century; it's just been done on a piecemeal basis when various screenwriters or novelists have taken the opportunity to get nostalgic. Sulu's omission is probably just luck of the draw.
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Old April 18 2011, 10:22 PM   #198
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It felt kind of like


I saw a few things, including a line from Worf, that momentarily threw me out of the story.

There is one loose end that I see:
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Old April 18 2011, 11:01 PM   #199
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I quite enjoyed Indistinguishable from Magic 8 out of 10 feels about right: there was some awkwardness towards the end of the second half, perhaps because so many characters each needing exploration were put in, but then. I did like the characters. The plot, too! Most importantly, the novel didn't try to answer everything; mysteries remain.

I do have two questions about events in the novel, though. There seems to have been more than the usual amount of breakage and near-breakage.







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Old April 19 2011, 09:43 AM   #200
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It felt kind of like


I saw a few things, including a line from Worf, that momentarily threw me out of the story.

There is one loose end that I see:
That's not so much a loose as end as a cliffhanger. Which may or may not be resolved someday.
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Old April 19 2011, 09:54 AM   #201
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It's at pretty much a safe distance - that's why Geordi had to go wait at Wexx for Challenger. I didn't really think of a need to give a specific distance, but just didn't want to be laying waste to large amounts of Federation space so soon after Destiny - but space is big, so it's only close to anything in relative terms.

Right. That was quite a late addition, taking into account the Romulan situation after RBOE. As for the damage such a crash would do, I'm thinking it would have been more an implosion, what with the forced quantum singularity going.

This is maybe stuff worth querying in the Trek tech section, mind you.

No, that'll be left alone. I think it's sufficiently explicit in the text that it's a natural ability that can't be harnessed by technology, and that the characters finally realise that. I'm totally with you on that whole subject.

True. Glad you liked it!
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Old April 19 2011, 12:04 PM   #202
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Old April 20 2011, 12:56 PM   #203
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Oh, nice review on Trekweb!

http://trekweb.com/stories.php?aid=4...&topBrowse=all
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Old April 20 2011, 05:21 PM   #204
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Very cool.
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Old April 20 2011, 07:16 PM   #205
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Just thought I'd mention that I started it earlier after work while sat in the garden. If the first couple of chapters are anything to go by, this is going to be one very good read.
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Old April 20 2011, 11:47 PM   #206
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Im hoping all these great reviews . will convice them to let you do another challgener novel..
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Old April 21 2011, 06:07 AM   #207
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It's all about the subtext...

Crap, subtext, kryptonite to this comic book speed reader! I'll confess that will often gloss over me. Okay, I am going to reread those passages. Appreciate the response and thanks for the suggestion.
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Old April 21 2011, 09:45 AM   #208
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It's all about the subtext...

Crap, subtext, kryptonite to this comic book speed reader!
LOL!

Having just read JLA Year One over the last couple of days it was the Silver Age continuity nods that were Kryptonite to me! Thankfully it was good anyway
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Im hoping all these great reviews . will convice them to let you do another challgener novel..
Well, I dunno about Challenger per se...
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Old April 21 2011, 05:19 PM   #210
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Just thought I'd mention that I started it earlier after work while sat in the garden. If the first couple of chapters are anything to go by, this is going to be one very good read.
Who's that in your avatar? It looks like Michael Connelly to me...
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