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Old May 26 2012, 03:12 AM   #31
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Re: Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

No, the majority of the story is Data and Shan (or Shon, I can't remember for sure and don't want to get up to check) discussing the captaincy of the new Enterprise-F.
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Old May 26 2012, 05:16 AM   #32
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Shan (or Shon, I can't remember for sure and don't want to get up to check).
Don't get up, just click back to the beginning of the thread.

Captain Va'kel Shon.
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Old May 26 2012, 09:58 PM   #33
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I nearly purchased it today but the magazine was £5 (about as much as I pay for paperbacks off Amazon) and it looked like the story was only a couple of pages long once the pictures are allowed for.
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Old May 26 2012, 11:46 PM   #34
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I nearly purchased it today but the magazine was £5 (about as much as I pay for paperbacks off Amazon) and it looked like the story was only a couple of pages long once the pictures are allowed for.
I stopped buying the magazine a few years ago as I felt it wasn't value for money.
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Old May 27 2012, 01:09 AM   #35
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I nearly purchased it today but the magazine was £5 (about as much as I pay for paperbacks off Amazon) and it looked like the story was only a couple of pages long once the pictures are allowed for.
That's why it's called a short story.

There are lots of other interesting articles in the magazine. Since the demise of "Starlog", it's the one magazine I buy regularly.
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Old May 27 2012, 01:43 AM   #36
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That's why it's called a short story.
Well, that's not really fair, since short stories can be anything up to 7500 words. The articles I've written for Star Trek Magazine have tended to be more around 800-1500 words, so if this story is anything like the same page count as those, then it would be pretty short even for a "short story." (Short stories under 2000 words are sometimes called "short-shorts," while stories with word counts in the hundreds are known as "flash fiction" these days.)
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Old May 27 2012, 02:51 AM   #37
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Well, that's not really fair...
Gosh, I wasn't trying to be that... precise. Kind of why I chose .
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Old August 4 2012, 04:46 PM   #38
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According to 8 of 5's blog there was another original short story by Christine Thompson in the newest issue of the magazine. My subscription ran out, so I won't be reading this one sadly.
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According to 8 of 5's blog there was another original short story by Christine Thompson in the newest issue of the magazine. My subscription ran out, so I won't be reading this one sadly.
Don't they sell magazines in shops in your neck of the woods?
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Old August 4 2012, 07:31 PM   #40
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Yeah, but money's tight and there's a lot of other stuff out that I'd rather buy.
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Old August 5 2012, 01:40 AM   #41
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I was trying to decide what to read tonight. This thread decided it for me. I'm going to download this issue right now, because I think it's exciting to read the first published fiction of the Enterprise F and its new captain.

Star Wars Insider has fiction in each issue. I wish they will do the same with Star Trek Magazine. They are the same publisher, right? Titan?
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Old August 5 2012, 03:30 AM   #42
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Just read the short story. Definitely ends on a cliffhanger. Will there be a part 2?
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Old August 5 2012, 09:39 PM   #43
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Just read the short story. Definitely ends on a cliffhanger. Will there be a part 2?
I hope not - I don't want to have to keep paying that much for a few dozen words of fiction...
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Old August 5 2012, 10:08 PM   #44
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I don't want to have to keep paying that much for a few dozen words of fiction...
The magazines have plenty of other cool stuff in them.

If you're not prepared to pay that much to read a story ASAP, then wait a while and buy your copy second hand.

You could probably also make your money back (or more!) selling the magazine yourself - after you've read it - on eBay, to a fan who lives in an area where it's hard to buy the issue at retail.
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I don't want to have to keep paying that much for a few dozen words of fiction...
The magazines have plenty of other cool stuff in them.
For you maybe.

For me, I've not brought copy in years as the cost compared with the quantity of what's inside has been too high for my taste for several years now.

But I guess not every one isn't as picky as me when it comes to Trek branded goods.
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