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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 29.01%
Above Average 61 37.65%
Average 25 15.43%
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Old June 10 2011, 05:19 AM   #346
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Suffice it to say, I did not like this book.
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Old June 10 2011, 05:39 AM   #347
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I thought it was okay, my only real complaint was that it "told" more than it "showed". It told me what was going on rather than showing me through details.

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Old June 10 2011, 01:45 PM   #348
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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.
Yeah, that was actually kind of prompted by the old FASA game referring to the Romulan D7s (Klingon ship) being called Stormbirds, and I thought therefore that Gandalf's nickname would fit as there was precedent...
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Old June 10 2011, 01:46 PM   #349
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Suffice it to say, I did not like this book.
That's the Sith for you...
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Old June 11 2011, 05:33 PM   #350
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I just finished this novel it was an interesting story.
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Old June 13 2011, 02:44 PM   #351
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I just wanted to add my two cents...I loved this book . Geordi on the Challenger is a story i've wanted to read for a long time, and I really dug this book. I would be there for each follow-up book with that awesome crew if they ever get another ship and get back together down the line. Thanks for the amazing contribution to treklit, Lonemagpie
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Old June 13 2011, 03:34 PM   #352
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I just wanted to add my two cents...I loved this book . Geordi on the Challenger is a story i've wanted to read for a long time, and I really dug this book. I would be there for each follow-up book with that awesome crew if they ever get another ship and get back together down the line. Thanks for the amazing contribution to treklit, Lonemagpie
Glad you liked it - I'd be up for putting the band back together....
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Old June 18 2011, 04:49 AM   #353
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I read this book two weeks ago. It was a fun story, even if i didn"t understand much of the technical mumbo jumbo. Scotty crying as he was going to die made me sad, and the Vulcans from the Hera seemed a little off to me. Again the way they got back I didnt totally understand. Elements of going out of phase confused me again.

Now Enterprise has 2 captains! LaForge and Picard. Well does he wear a yellow shirt with 4 dots? I guess so!

Nice work to the writer on this one! It was enjoyable! And i was happy to pay 8 dollars to read it.
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Old June 18 2011, 05:54 AM   #354
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I wanted to pop up and say one thing.

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Old June 18 2011, 10:38 PM   #355
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Now Enterprise has 2 captains! LaForge and Picard. Well does he wear a yellow shirt with 4 dots? I guess so!
I suppose he will

Nice work to the writer on this one! It was enjoyable! And i was happy to pay 8 dollars to read it.
That's my aim with it!
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Old June 18 2011, 10:40 PM   #356
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That was pretty much the plan - glad you liked it, and glad you liked the "casting"!
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Old June 25 2011, 03:55 AM   #357
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I just wanted to add my two cents...I loved this book . Geordi on the Challenger is a story i've wanted to read for a long time, and I really dug this book. I would be there for each follow-up book with that awesome crew if they ever get another ship and get back together down the line. Thanks for the amazing contribution to treklit, Lonemagpie
Glad you liked it - I'd be up for putting the band back together....
wow, hope you do. with the exception of small quibble really enjoyed the book. going to lend it to a friend who used to read trek books to show there is still some good stuff.
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Old June 26 2011, 12:44 AM   #358
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The original intent, of course, was that it would be two books, so there'd have been a gap into which you could slot such adventures in between them. Obviously that was lost when it became one book, but that's why there's a gap of a couple of months between parts one and two...

I voted "Above Average." I started the book yesterday, and finished it today. Very well-written; the characterizations of the various regulars and guests were spot on, and the new ones were pretty interesting, too. You had Geordi's and Scotty's "voices" just about perfect.

One of the few flaws was it felt like two separate , but related novels, glued together. Sort of like in the past, when they would take two episodes of a TV show, put them together, and market the combo as a movie. But your quote above explains why it felt that way.
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Old July 4 2011, 06:34 PM   #359
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When does this book take place? Is it after the Typhon Pact TNG book?
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Old July 4 2011, 06:50 PM   #360
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When does this book take place? Is it after the Typhon Pact TNG book?
It starts around stardate 60074. So early 2383. It ends some months later. Typhon Pact was in 2382...
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