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Old June 21 2012, 04:03 PM   #346
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

^ IIRC, though, IDM implies that Barclay's return was fairly recently in relation to that novel's events.
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Old June 21 2012, 05:06 PM   #347
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

Just because Barclay came back for the events of IFM doesn't mean he can't go back to the DQ with a supply run and crew exchange.

So when did Blind Man's Bluff occur since it has Seven and the Doctor in the alpha quad?
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Old June 21 2012, 06:01 PM   #348
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

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Had she listened to Q, or simply had the good sense not to board the cube, none of the following actions would have occurred.
You're actually blaming her for not listening to Q? So in "Encounter at Farpoint," did you think Picard was crazy for not turning Enterprise around and heading back for Earth? This whole "Janeway was so arrogant" argument is really annoying. Nobody listens to a Q. They have a poor track record of caring for humanity. And the Q here wasn't even the familiar Q who Janeway could be argued to have some sort of relationship with.
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Old June 21 2012, 07:52 PM   #349
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

By AGT, Picard had somewhat trusted Q. Janeway had likewise built a relationship with the Continuum. I'm not saying individuals should always follow Q direction, but in that instance (as in others), the Q was genuinely interested in Janeway's welfare. That should have been enough to cause her to act cautiously.

It was extremely silly for Janeway to think she would live to an old age because a future version of herself from a reality Janeway caused not to happen had grown old.
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Old June 21 2012, 08:41 PM   #350
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By AGT, Picard had somewhat trusted Q. Janeway had likewise built a relationship with the Continuum. I'm not saying individuals should always follow Q direction, but in that instance (as in others), the Q was genuinely interested in Janeway's welfare. That should have been enough to cause her to act cautiously.
I think that whatever trust Q and the other Q had earned was extremely limited and context-specific. It wasn't the kind of trust where you heed their warnings whenever they appear.
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Old June 22 2012, 03:51 PM   #351
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I agree. In the case of the dead Borg cube, the Q seemed sincerely interested in Janeway's welfare. Given the Q's ability to know the future, it is wise to at least use caution when they give warnings.

I guess the next question would be, had it been Picard wanting to board the cube and Q warned him, WWPD?


WWSD? Probably punch Q in the face.
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Old June 23 2012, 10:37 AM   #352
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And yes, although I agree that Icheb has some knowledge of the Borg, there's already someone on the fleet with far more knowledge and experience: Seven of Nine. So again, why would Starfleet use resources like QSD on one freshly baked ensign.
Keep in mind that the Full Circle fleet has to send a ship to the AQ. The Chief engineer of Quirinal was badly hurt in the last novel, as and I remember it was said he was slated to return. When sending a ship back, they could take replacements aboard... like Icheb!

Furthermore, with the fleet regularly splitting up, it's not a bad idea to have more than one Borg expert. Just in case.

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Old June 23 2012, 02:11 PM   #353
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I agree. In the case of the dead Borg cube, the Q seemed sincerely interested in Janeway's welfare. Given the Q's ability to know the future, it is wise to at least use caution when they give warnings.

I guess the next question would be, had it been Picard wanting to board the cube and Q warned him, WWPD?
WWPD?

I think you need to reread Q and A from pages 185 - 193. This features a conversation between Picard, Admiral Janeway and Q. In general it says that what ever a Q tells you to do, you do the opposite.

To quote Picard speaking to Q (page 190) "If you are that insistent that we not beam down to the planet, then I feel the best course of action we can take is to beam down post haste."

Q even collaborates this action (calling it reverse psychology) on page 223.
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Old August 14 2012, 02:28 PM   #354
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

I now see why everyone gushes so much about Kirsten's Voyager novels. I'd finally reached the point in the reading order to start Full Circle. I took a break to read some non-Trek and non-sci-fi fiction for a bit before starting but, having just wrapped up Full Circle and Unworthy and just a couple of chapters into Children of the Storm, I must say that I've loved them. They are definitely some of the best TrekLit I've read since Vanguard and the Destiny trilogy. I should finish up in plenty of time to start Eternal Tide when it comes out and I am definitely looking forward to it. Like everyone else, I'm really looking forward to seeing the story and mission continue and evolve.

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Old August 19 2012, 10:51 PM   #355
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Excerpts are up:

http://books.simonandschuster.com/St...668186/excerpt
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Old August 19 2012, 11:07 PM   #356
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I'll open the review thread within the next couple of hours, btw.
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Old August 20 2012, 12:48 PM   #357
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Old August 22 2012, 08:09 AM   #358
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I've just been advised that my copy has arrived in Sydney, Australia and is awaiting collection from Galaxy Bookshop!
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Old August 22 2012, 07:56 PM   #359
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Re: Star Trek Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

I'm gonna check in my local shops today. Can't hurt....
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Old August 26 2012, 03:43 AM   #360
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As I correctly said, Janeway MUST return. It had to happen. It has happened. I am so glad I was proven right. Now Voyager means something again for the first time in years.

This is a happy day.
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