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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 93 58.49%
Above Average 44 27.67%
Average 13 8.18%
Below Average 3 1.89%
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Old April 18 2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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DTI: Watching the Clock by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Usually reviews start appearing about a week before the official sale date, so let's get this going.

I've been looking forward to this one since the day it was announced; seems like a GREAT idea for a Christopher novel. Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Old April 18 2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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I know I will definitely be downloading this to my Nook first thing on the 26th.
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Old April 18 2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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I am waiting for Amazon to send it.
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Old April 18 2011, 09:10 PM   #4
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^ The last time I tried to preorder an Ebook, it didn't work, so I'll wait till release date this time.
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Old April 18 2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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I received my paper copy today from amazon.ca.
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Old April 19 2011, 01:18 AM   #6
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Have you started it yet?
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Old April 19 2011, 03:27 AM   #7
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Yes. It's good. It's very good. It's CLB at his best.
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Old April 19 2011, 05:46 AM   #8
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Sweet! The 26th can't come soon enough. I just realized Doctor Who also premiers that night, so we'll be getting lots of time travel goodness that day.
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Old April 19 2011, 03:51 PM   #9
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Sweet! The 26th can't come soon enough. I just realized Doctor Who also premiers that night, so we'll be getting lots of time travel goodness that day.
Does it? From every single source I've read, it's premièring on BBC One here, BBC America in America and Space in Canada this Saturday evening, which is the 23rd April. Of course, if you want to wait till the Tuesday, you'll be a tad late for the party and kicking yourself.

oh and on the DTI front, are there any prefer chapters about?
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Old April 19 2011, 04:08 PM   #10
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oh and on the DTI front, are there any prefer chapters about?
If you mean preview chapters, I'm not aware of any online, but there's a brief excerpt in the current issue of Star Trek Magazine.
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oh and on the DTI front, are there any prefer chapters about?
If you mean preview chapters, I'm not aware of any online, but there's a brief excerpt in the current issue of Star Trek Magazine.
Yeah I did mean preview chapters and I'll have a look-see when I see it then.
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Old April 19 2011, 11:07 PM   #12
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Mr. Bennett, that was an incredible work of fiction. It was you at your best, Star Trek at its best and a very good book.

In my opinion this book was Destiny-Awesome.

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Old April 19 2011, 11:12 PM   #13
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^ High praise indeed! But I'll believe it Can't wait until next Tuesday, when it Kindles.
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Old April 19 2011, 11:23 PM   #14
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Mr. Bennett, that was an incredible work of fiction. It was you at your best, Star Trek at its best and a very good book.

In my opinion this book was Destiny-Awesome.

Wow, thanks! I never expected that level of praise.
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Old April 20 2011, 03:07 AM   #15
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Well, like Destiny you managed to deliver a hard sci-fi story (by Trek standards, edging out Destiny with catoms and relativity by several orders), excellent characterization and great yarn of a plot.

I don't want to post spoilers yet lest the thread jump on me but there are some great comic moments in there.

In terms of style it seems very much an evolution of your style in The Buried Age, better this time with experience and a freer hand to not have to neatly bundle everything up at the end. Several character choices seem similar to The Buried Age, you seem to have a preference with the styles of aliens you create. Similar choices manifest themselves.
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