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View Poll Results: Rank Vanguard: Declassified
Outstanding 22 36.07%
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Average 3 4.92%
Below Average 2 3.28%
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Old June 30 2011, 10:40 PM   #31
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She had to be read into Operation Vanguard in either Summon the Thunder or Reap the Whirlwind. Dayton might be able to remember better than I can at the moment.
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Old June 30 2011, 11:06 PM   #32
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I just finished the third story and will start the fourth tonight. A great trio of stories and complete Vanguard coolness. Can't wait for more.

Just finished the last story.

Wow.



I can't wait for the next installment, it promises to be fantastic.
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Old July 4 2011, 05:31 PM   #33
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Liked it a LOT. The prelude story was quite good, as were the other three. Reading the Fish/Rena story I find myself wishing for a JAG series in Star Trek.
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Old July 6 2011, 02:16 AM   #34
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In all seriousness:

Dear David, Kevin, Dayton, and Marco--

Thank all four of you gentlemen for this story that I have enjoyed so very much for the past six years. I truly mean this when I say this has been, without a doubt, one of the high points of TrekLit.
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Old July 6 2011, 02:19 AM   #35
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In all seriousness:

Dear David, Kevin, Dayton, and Marco--

Thank all four of you gentlemen for this story that I have enjoyed so very much for the past six years. I truly mean this when I say this has been, without a doubt, one of the high points of TrekLit.
Seconded.
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Old July 6 2011, 04:30 AM   #36
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Thirded. Vanguard has been amazing, and I can't wait to see how you guys tie things up.
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Old July 6 2011, 02:38 PM   #37
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I enjoyed all the stories. It just makes the fact that the series will be ending that much more disappointing.
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Old July 6 2011, 03:01 PM   #38
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I enjoyed all the stories. It just makes the fact that the series will be ending that much more disappointing.
QFT

Here's hoping that we get another series that is just as well thought out somewhere down the line.

This reminds me of what I keep saying about TV series. Why have a series that goes on for so long that it runs out of steam and gets canned (the equivalent of Shatnerverse or NF perhaps?) instead of having a series that has a definitive endpoint in mind from day one. It is much more satisfying that way and money can be put into different projects instead of one that might not pay off.
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Old July 6 2011, 04:25 PM   #39
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I enjoyed all the stories. It just makes the fact that the series will be ending that much more disappointing.
Borrowing from Neil Gaiman, it always ends. That's what gives it its value.
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Old July 7 2011, 12:37 AM   #40
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I loved it.

Still, it just reenforces the fear I get for the safety of my favorite characters when David Mack is writing.
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Old July 7 2011, 12:55 AM   #41
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Old July 8 2011, 12:41 AM   #42
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My copy came in the mail today!
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Old July 8 2011, 01:06 AM   #43
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Now that my nook finally let me download it, I've now finished. It is, of course, excellent.

I particularly enjoyed the first story - Almost Tomorrow by Dayton Ward - I don't think I've ever read anything that felt so much like watching the pilot episode of a tv show. Everything in there was pitch-perfect. I even have to wonder whether it was written as the pitch, and this is what made Pocket decide to run with the series.

Hard News
by Kevin Dilmore has, of course, great stuff for one of my... well, I'd say he's one of my favorite Vanguard characters, but that doesn't narrow the field any. I love them all. Anyways, it's great stuff with Tim Pennington, though I somehow expected there to be more to the story with the junior reporter. I'm not sure what, honestly.

The Ruins of Noble Men by Marco Palmieri. I want more from Marco. ASAP.

And as for The Stars Look Down... well, as always, damn you, David Mack. Damn you.
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Old July 8 2011, 01:22 AM   #44
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Marco should write DS9 Relaunch novels about all that shit he had planned that never happened. For real.
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Old July 8 2011, 03:05 PM   #45
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Marco should write DS9 Relaunch novels about all that shit he had planned that never happened. For real.
I still think he was the anonymous writer for the bookends of the Lives of Dax anthology.
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