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View Poll Results: Rate Fallen Gods.
Outstanding 1 1.11%
Above Average 14 15.56%
Average 40 44.44%
Below Average 24 26.67%
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Old July 26 2012, 08:07 PM   #61
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It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
There's an idea- a Pakled crew member on Titan. But then, how about a Horta crew member!?!

You can have a Pakled captain in STO. I wonder if anyone has actually chosen that option?
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Old July 27 2012, 02:57 AM   #62
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Just happened to see this out at my local B&N and snatched it up. Was only on the New Release paperback shelf and not doubled up on the Trek shelf, and at the lowest lefthand corner. Weird, as the trek books are usually at head-height on the NRPB shelf. As well, the book is a regular glossy cover, which makes the cover treatment look pretty poor. No matte finish, no raised title section. Shame as I thought it was nice to have a distinct cover treatment and texture for a distinct series. Won't be reading this soon, but I am getting closer to finally starting the Post-NEM novel verse!
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Old July 27 2012, 08:30 AM   #63
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My copy will arrive in a few days, or so I'm told. I can't remember which of you suggested The Book Depository to me, but I'm glad you did.
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Old July 27 2012, 08:31 AM   #64
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It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
There's an idea- a Pakled crew member on Titan. But then, how about a Horta crew member!?!
They have a Horta already, actually. Or they did in the early books; he left after Destiny. Strangely enough, we never got to meet him. He was the subject of a few "tripping over the mobile rock" jokes and that was it. Chwollk is the enterprising fellow's name.
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Old July 27 2012, 10:27 PM   #65
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I have it preordered on my Kindle and am looking forward to it. Unfortunately, Odd Apocalypse also comes out the same day, and between the two, I'm sticking with Odd in terms of which I read first.
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Old July 28 2012, 02:46 AM   #66
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Pre-ordered for my Kindle. I'm excited to see where the story goes. The overall 24th Century direction has been great, so far.
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Old July 28 2012, 02:57 AM   #67
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In terms of the overall direction, I feel a clear trend has been for the 24th century to move toward the 25th century.

*takes a sip of tea*
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Old July 28 2012, 03:00 AM   #68
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In terms of the overall direction, I feel a clear trend has been for the 24th century to move toward the 25th century.

*takes a sip of tea*
Stolen, my thunder is.
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Old July 28 2012, 03:02 AM   #69
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Sorry for that sillyness, I'm killing time while transferring my newly-arrived TNG Remastered Blu-rays to my home server. Then it's off to Farpoint Station for me!
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Old July 28 2012, 03:27 PM   #70
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Just happened to see this out at my local B&N and snatched it up. Was only on the New Release paperback shelf and not doubled up on the Trek shelf, and at the lowest lefthand corner. Weird, as the trek books are usually at head-height on the NRPB shelf. As well, the book is a regular glossy cover, which makes the cover treatment look pretty poor. No matte finish, no raised title section. Shame as I thought it was nice to have a distinct cover treatment and texture for a distinct series.
I was afraid of that. I love the Titan series' cover designs but not having the matte finish and raised title section along the side kinda ruins the look.
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Old July 28 2012, 06:10 PM   #71
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I was afraid of that. I love the Titan series' cover designs but not having the matte finish and raised title section along the side kinda ruins the look.
This.
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Old July 28 2012, 07:39 PM   #72
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I agree to. I loved the textured and raised elements of the earlier covers, but I have a feeling it was probably a lot more expensive than a regular glossy cover.
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Old July 28 2012, 08:05 PM   #73
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I agree to. I loved the textured and raised elements of the earlier covers, but I have a feeling it was probably a lot more expensive than a regular glossy cover.
Yeah, and I get the financial reasons. Just a bummer for the fans of the dead tree edition because those matte covers were nice.
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Old July 28 2012, 08:06 PM   #74
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Makes me a bit worried about cost-cutting taking place ...
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Old July 28 2012, 08:43 PM   #75
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The same thing happened to Vanguard, didn't it? The first three (?) installments had a nicer matte finish, then they switched to glossy covers? Or am I remembering it wrong? It didn't seem like a big deal to me. But it's different for the Titan cover design, since it made very specific use of the glossy "TITAN" etched on the side to give it a cool effect.
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