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Old May 21 2012, 09:38 PM   #16
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

Trek fiction is, well, Trek fiction isn't it?

Or might some feel luke warm toward fiction published as tie-in to the video game industry?

While Christine Thompson may not be an established author of the Star Trek novel, might her work still be worth considering for review? I'm interested in what the story is. As opposed to what it isn't. Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to pick up a copy of the magazine for myself. However, I look forward to reading thoughts from those who read the story for themselves.
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Old May 21 2012, 09:57 PM   #17
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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I'd much rather have Data as the captain of the Enterprise fiction, than a character I don't know and don't care about.
Then you definitely haven't read the story. Because there's a surprise twist!
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Old May 22 2012, 12:35 AM   #18
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

I got this issue for some reason last month (even though my subscription ran out back in January), and I did see this in the back, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
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Old May 22 2012, 01:03 AM   #19
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

I haven't picked up a copy yet. Been too busy to make it to the bookstore.
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Old May 22 2012, 09:37 AM   #20
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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I seem to recall that ST Magazine didn't have a fiction license in the past. So something has evidently changed.
Or possibly this short story comes under the "marketing" banner for STO, like "The Path to 2409".
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Old May 22 2012, 02:20 PM   #21
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Or possibly this short story comes under the "marketing" banner for STO, like "The Path to 2409".
If it's presented as actual narrative fiction, then that wouldn't cut it. There would need to be a license granted for it.
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Old May 23 2012, 01:17 AM   #22
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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I haven't picked up a copy yet. Been too busy to make it to the bookstore.
Bookstores. I remember those with great fondess...
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Old May 23 2012, 02:04 AM   #23
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I haven't picked up a copy yet. Been too busy to make it to the bookstore.
Bookstores. I remeber those with great fondess...
Well, I used to pick it up at my local Blockbuster Video, but . . . . .
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Old May 23 2012, 05:26 AM   #24
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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If it's presented as actual narrative fiction, then that wouldn't cut it. There would need to be a license granted for it.
It is definitely presented as such. There's a large yellow circle proclaiming it as "original fiction" on the first page of the story.
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Old May 24 2012, 05:46 AM   #25
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I'll just note that Christine Thompson is 'Kestrel', the game's head writer. I don't read STM any more, so I didn't see that.

As for Greg's news - I don't follow the authors on Facebook, so will have missed that. A link would be appreciated.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...0&id=591878799

Of course, he doesn't say it's a book - could be a comic or videogame, or fan film - but on the balance of probabilities...

Oh, it's definitely my next novel. Another TOS book set during the original five-year mission.

And, despite the title, no sparkly vampires are involved!
Oh thank the Prophets (or Profits if you're Ferengi), was a bit worried there was more undead since the comics had a zombie crossover theme a while back.

Why would we follow thw authors on facebook when we can follow/stalk them here? Besides, I thought facebook was only a fad that isn't going to last, like that horseless carrage or personal computer thingie.
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Old May 24 2012, 05:54 AM   #26
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I'd much rather have Data as the captain of the Enterprise fiction, than a character I don't know and don't care about.
Then you definitely haven't read the story. Because there's a surprise twist!
It was an interresting twist, would make a good start to something longer. I do like the fact that a non-human is in the center seat, I guess you could say again since Data apparently was captain for a spell.
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Old May 24 2012, 03:28 PM   #27
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

So far, Shon has been one of the only worthwhile characters to come out of STO, so I'd like to see more fiction featuring him and the crew of the Enterprise-F - however, while Thompson's short story was alright, and there was the occasional well-written mission in STO, the majority of the writing in that game has been bunk, and so I'd prefer it if the novelverse writers were allowed in a bit.
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Old May 24 2012, 11:39 PM   #28
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So far, Shon has been one of the only worthwhile characters to come out of STO, so I'd like to see more fiction featuring him and the crew of the Enterprise-F - however, while Thompson's short story was alright, and there was the occasional well-written mission in STO, the majority of the writing in that game has been bunk, and so I'd prefer it if the novelverse writers were allowed in a bit.
I haven't played or read any stories from STO other than the novel tha came out. Don't have the time to play it nor a fast enough computer.
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Old May 25 2012, 01:39 AM   #29
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

Just read the story earlier today. It was pretty good, and I would certainly love to see a follow up to the last line in the story.
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Old May 25 2012, 12:26 PM   #30
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

I enjoyed the STO novel "The Needs of the Many", and I may be interested in a collected volume of short stories set in the STO universe.

Hint, hint.

BTW, what happened to the Enterprise-E? Is that detailed in the story? Bumping off an Enterprise is a pretty big deal - IIRC, the only book to have done so yet was "The Ashes of Eden" with the 1701-A.
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