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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
Below Average 5 4.50%
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Old May 19 2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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David R. George III and the Typhon Pact return with the first part of a duology, Plagues of Night. Slated for release on May 29th (which puts me a bit earlier than one-week-and-one-day again, but it turns out the weekend is just more comfy for these), a lot of DS9 fans hungry for more have high hopes for this one, seeing as it features our favorite Cardassian-made space station very prominently on its cover.

Take it away, official (and it must be said, DS9-less) Simon & Schuster blurb:

In the wake of the final Borg invasion, which destroyed entire worlds, cost the lives of sixty-three billion people, and struck a crippling blow to Starfleet, six nations adversarial to the United Federation of Planets—the Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy, the Tholian Assembly, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Holy Order of the Kinshaya— joined ranks to form the Typhon Pact. For almost three years, the Federation and the Klingon Empire, allied under the Khitomer Accords, have contended with the nascent coalition on a predominantly cold-war footing. But as Starfleet rebuilds itself, factions within the Typhon Pact grow restive, concerned about their own inability to develop a quantum slipstream drive to match that of the Federation. Will leaders such as UFP President Bacco and RSE Praetor Kamemor bring about a lasting peace across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, or will the cold war between the two alliances deepen, and perhaps even lead to an all-out shooting war?
Unfortunately no excerpt link this time, as the Simon & Schuster page doesn't feature one this time around.

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Old May 19 2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Hi-Res image of the cover.

http://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.net...1649550_hr.jpg
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Old May 20 2012, 03:54 AM   #3
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And the cover art credit goes to...?
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Old May 20 2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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^ Whoever it is, they seem to also be providing an alternate view of the scene in 2013's Ships of the Line.
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Old May 20 2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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Looks good. Will start haunting my local book stores....
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Old May 20 2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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For any other e-book readers out there we have to wait until the official release date Tuesday after next. It'll probably be a while before I get around to read it though, I've still got a bunch of unread paperbacks and e-books and I want to get through them first.
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Old May 20 2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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Despite not being quite caught up with the DS9 relaunch books, I look forward to reading this. I found Zero Sum Game to be a good read, and Rough Beasts was honestly not that bad, either.

I do hope to see Sisko's situation resolved soon.

EDIT: And also, I think it's high time authors change up the Defiant's prefix.

NCC-74205-A. That wouldn't be so bad, honestly!

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Old May 21 2012, 03:31 AM   #8
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Even if it's not resolved I'm pretty sure we'll get some more development for Sisko's story in these. The second one specifically refers to Sisko and the Robinson, so he'll be making some kind of an appearance, and if it's as major a role as it sounds, I find it hard to believe that we won't see some kind of movement in the story started in RBoE.
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Old May 21 2012, 03:37 AM   #9
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WarsTrek1993 wrote: View Post
And also, I think it's high time authors change up the Defiant's prefix.

NCC-74205-A. That wouldn't be so bad, honestly!
I'd have no qualms about it either.
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Old May 21 2012, 04:06 AM   #10
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Excited for this. I'm only a few books away from it in my DS9 reading scheme!

And yes, I'd love to see the Defiant reregistered to the NCC-74205-A. As we've seen/heard form the show runners numerous times, that was certainly the intention, but the budget wasn't there. At the very least, changing it to an NCC.
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Old May 21 2012, 04:26 AM   #11
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Excited for this. I'm only a few books away from it in my DS9 reading scheme!

And yes, I'd love to see the Defiant reregistered to the NCC-74205-A. As we've seen/heard form the show runners numerous times, that was certainly the intention, but the budget wasn't there. At the very least, changing it to an NCC.
I remember bringing this up when the final cover art was revealed. The lack of a change to NCC annoys me way more than it should.
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Old May 21 2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Ignore one of the "Below Average" votes. I've voted in the wrong thread.
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Old May 21 2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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^ Guess I'll have to add a way to account for that to my script. Thanks for coming forward.
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Old May 21 2012, 02:00 PM   #14
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*Crosses fingers that they do not destroy DS9 as he is fearing due to the description and cover of the next novel after this, namely the new starbase being built by the wormhole and the reference to 'devastating events in the Bajoran system'...*

I didn't like when they killed off Janeway, but if they destroy DS9? I'm done with 24th century Trek lit. Done, I say. Done, done, done!

The Enterprise-E crew has been in shambles and constantly swapping in and out for years now, Voyager has lost it's Captain in Janeway, Sisko got totally ripped to shreds in the last novel to feature him... I don't know if I can take much more.

Taking the characters "out of the toy box" is fine. I like that. But smashing them to bits for the sake of it? Noooo, bad.

Sigh. I miss the early 2000s. The DS9 relaunch books where glorious.
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Old May 21 2012, 02:14 PM   #15
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I didn't like when they killed off Janeway, but if they destroy DS9? I'm done with 24th century Trek lit. Done, I say. Done, done, done!
I'm not categorically opposed to destroying the station. It would have to be a mighty fine story that pulls it off, but then I'm in the market for mighty fine stories. I mean, I'd certainly be devastated to see it go, but then to illicit emotion is one of the things I look for in a good book. Some of my favorite books are the ones I hate the most for what happens in them, if you get my drift.

It'd also be damn ballsy for the author to take on the challenge: Forever they'll be known as the one who destroyed DS9.

(Side note: I contacted Rosalind to ask if the poll can be reset/modified.)
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