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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
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Old May 30 2011, 04:56 PM   #331
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Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

Ok, so I'm a little late to the game on this one, so here goes...

Going to try to keep this short and simple as there are several well written reviews here already that mirror most of my thoughts on this great read. I gave it an above average, teetering on outstanding...

Didn't mind all the "popular" characters showing up on one ship, I chalked it up to Starfleet needing several key individuals for a special mission and thus, they were the best personnel for the job.

I have read a few nitpicks/complaints/etc about the book being condensed into one giant novel down from the intended two. This did not occur to me nor did it hinder my enjoyment of the novel. It seemed like one giant tale with many interesting parts. It gave it an almost epic feel, if you will...

I've never been a huge La Forge fan - not that I don't like his character, just that I liked other characters more - but this kept my attention all the way through and I dare say, has me liking La Forge a little more after having read this!

MINOR SPOILERS FOLLOW!
(How does one do that nifty spoiler button thingie?)


1.Can't wait to see where Rasmussen went. Surely we haven't seen the last of him...

2. Scotty. No way he is done. He is the miracle worker - somehow he would have found a way, as Spock suggested at the end...with that being said, it was a fitting send off...at least for the time being.

SPOILERS END.

Thanks for the great read and look forward to more Trek from you, David. Congratulations on a fine piece of work!
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Old May 30 2011, 07:30 PM   #332
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If you want to do spoilers, just go the advanced post screen, and then highlight the spoiler and click the face with the X over the mouth on the control bar. Then type fill in what the spoiler is about and hit submit or whatever the button says.
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Old May 30 2011, 09:38 PM   #333
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or do [spoiler= whatyourspoilersabout ]then type the spoiler and then [/spoiler ] without the spaces.

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Old May 30 2011, 09:40 PM   #334
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or do [spoiler= whatyourspoilersabout ]then type the spoiler and then [/spoiler ] without the spaces.

With whatyourspoilersabout in between "these"
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Old May 30 2011, 09:41 PM   #335
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I'm really surprised how much I liked this book considering it is so LaForge-centric.Good to see this character finally get some forward momentum both into his career and his personal life.
I also have to agree with an earlier poster on his views about how strained these TNGappearances by TOS characters like Scott and McCoy are.Personally these stories never feel right to me in a way that I can't explain.
Finally,a small thing but I just loved the pulpy coolness of a pirate Bird of prey painted red and yellow.Badass.
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Old May 30 2011, 09:44 PM   #336
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1.Can't wait to see where Rasmussen went. Surely we haven't seen the last of him...
He's a fun character to leave around.

2. Scotty. No way he is done. He is the miracle worker - somehow he would have found a way, as Spock suggested at the end...with that being said, it was a fitting send off...at least for the time being.
If he comes back he comes back, if he doesn't he doesn't. All depends on whether anybody pitches a good story that needs him.

Thanks for the great read and look forward to more Trek from you, David. Congratulations on a fine piece of work!
Thanks - I'd definitely like to do more...
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Old May 31 2011, 12:05 AM   #337
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Just finished this last night, and I wanted to give my thoughts without others influencing them first. So, sorry if any questions I have have been answered. ETA: And I missed that it's a spoiler-free thread, so... I'm just gonna put the whole thing in spoilers.

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Old May 31 2011, 03:42 PM   #338
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So this book isn't considered part of the TNG relaunch series even though it takes place after the Typhon Pact book?
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Old May 31 2011, 04:10 PM   #339
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So this book isn't considered part of the TNG relaunch series even though it takes place after the Typhon Pact book?
Yes it is.
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Old May 31 2011, 04:34 PM   #340
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Just finished this last night, and I wanted to give my thoughts without others influencing them first. So, sorry if any questions I have have been answered. ETA: And I missed that it's a spoiler-free thread, so... I'm just gonna put the whole thing in spoilers.
Well, all the spoilers are out now, but what the hell...


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Old May 31 2011, 11:48 PM   #341
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Old June 1 2011, 02:10 AM   #342
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^ same here, I think at the time I wondered whether she was related to someone we know, but I didn't work out who.

David, I laughed at the 'hot chocolate' line as well.
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Old June 1 2011, 10:51 AM   #343
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^ same here, I think at the time I wondered whether she was related to someone we know, but I didn't work out who.
It's probably cos it goes with the Klingon spelling - she's of the House of Qang, and Scotty mentions her grandfather a few times.

David, I laughed at the 'hot chocolate' line as well.
Oh, now I remember that line!
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Old June 1 2011, 07:56 PM   #344
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I like the Lord of the Rings reference in IFM: the Romulan ship Stormcrow. Stormcrow, aka Mithrandir, aka Gandalf the Grey, aka Gandalf the White.
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Old June 10 2011, 01:39 AM   #345
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Whoa Lonemagpie is David McIntee!. I'm kinda new here but WOW! there are a lot of trek authors posting regularly here.

Lovely book by the way. I just finished it. I must say though, a lot of the main characters in the book are not my favorites. Yet somehow I got through it. Excellent ending for one of the classic characters. I don't think there could have been a better send off for him.
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