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View Poll Results: Rate Immortal Coil.
Outstanding 28 46.67%
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Old November 1 2012, 12:56 AM   #31
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Re: TNG: Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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I've read and really enjoyed everything on that list except "Where Everybody Knows Your Name". I would highly recommend all of them.
Yeah, that's a good list of stuff. His two cowritten books are probably my favorite, but I enjoyed all of it-- including "Where Everybody Knows Your Name."
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Old November 1 2012, 05:11 AM   #32
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I'd previously only read his DS9 Section 31 novel with David Weddle, and The Left Hand of Destiny. Loved them both!
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Old November 1 2012, 10:48 PM   #33
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Re: TNG: Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Anyone still looking for a copy ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Immortal-C...item51a23d7f05
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Old November 2 2012, 12:40 AM   #34
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Re: TNG: Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Oh wow, Vaslovick just used the servo Garry Seven gave him waaaaay back in the 1980's!

I love those sorts of continuity nods. Not spelled out in explicit detail, just slipped in there.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:04 AM   #35
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Oh wow, Vaslovick just used the servo Garry Seven gave him waaaaay back in the 1980's!
I love that I also have the MMPB novelization of "The Questor Tapes", as written by DC Fontana!
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Old November 2 2012, 08:06 AM   #36
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^ Whoa, didn't even know that existed.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:19 AM   #37
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^ Whoa, didn't even know that existed.
Scroll down at:
http://www.well.com/~sjroby/lcars/1974.html
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Old November 2 2012, 01:17 PM   #38
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I love that I also have the MMPB novelization of "The Questor Tapes", as written by DC Fontana!
I have that too, and I keep it in my Trek bookcase, since I choose to believe that TQT actually happened in the Trek universe (an idea that's bolstered by an oblique reference to it in Assignment: Eternity and by Flint using the name of Questor's creator Vaslovik in Immortal Coil, although of course it can never be made official unless CBS merges with NBCUniversal).
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Old November 2 2012, 02:29 PM   #39
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I have that too, and I keep it in my Trek bookcase, since I choose to believe that TQT actually happened in the Trek universe
I actually moved mine across after reading "Immortal Coil" when it first came out.
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Old November 2 2012, 08:50 PM   #40
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I was just tipped off that there was a thread here about "Immortal Coil." I'm really flattered by all the kind words and (mostly) in agreement with the kind criticism. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what David has in store for Data and company. We had a couple longish conversations last year about his plans for the series and I can guarentee we're all in for a wild ride. Have fun, everyone!

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Old November 2 2012, 11:10 PM   #41
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Just finished this..... Amazing.

Really a very gripping read. I realized half way through, the only 24th century reading I've been doing has been post Nemesis, with the exception of the DS9 Relaunch. So, reading a novel with Data as the center character was really new for me. But a very pleasent experience. The characters were well written and believable, Data still coming to terms with specific emotions was fantastic and showed a side to Data I personally had never seen before.
Very well done, I'm very glad that I picked this one up. Not just because Cold Equations, but because of the novel itself.
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Old November 3 2012, 12:06 PM   #42
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Enjoyable book. I hope Jeff takes Dave out for a drink with the royalty check he gets, from all of us reading the book
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Old November 3 2012, 01:04 PM   #43
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Enjoyable book. I hope Jeff takes Dave out for a drink with the royalty check he gets, from all of us reading the book
I doubt the check is that big. Most of us already owned it and those that didn't likely bought it second-hand.
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Old November 3 2012, 01:18 PM   #44
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Enjoyable book. I hope Jeff takes Dave out for a drink with the royalty check he gets, from all of us reading the book
I doubt the check is that big. Most of us already owned it and those that didn't likely bought it second-hand.
That makes me wonder. Does an eBook sale pay as much royalty as a MMPB? This might have been discussed before and I've forgotten.
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Old November 3 2012, 05:36 PM   #45
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I was just tipped off that there was a thread here about "Immortal Coil." I'm really flattered by all the kind words and (mostly) in agreement with the kind criticism. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what David has in store for Data and company. We had a couple longish conversations last year about his plans for the series and I can guarentee we're all in for a wild ride. Have fun, everyone!

Jeff
Glad to see you drop by Jeff! "Immortal Coil" is in my top 20 favorite Star Trek books of all time. I wish you could come back to writing Star Trek books again. Are you writing anything these days?

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