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View Poll Results: Rate The Persistence of Memory.
Outstanding 71 56.80%
Above Average 41 32.80%
Average 11 8.80%
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Old November 19 2012, 09:13 PM   #301
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^ I don't know. I forgot to ask him.
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Old November 19 2012, 11:23 PM   #302
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I really loved this book (as I do all of Mack’s stuff). As a parent, I feel for Soong and believe in his actions; his efforts and sacrifice were very touching. If Mack doesn’t have children, I’m that much more surprised that he was able to capture the feelings of a parent so well and completely. I just hope fans aren’t complaining that Data should have been left dead and that this devalues his sacrifice in Nemesis.

The one thing I didn’t like about this book was Soong’s monologue was a bit long. Though I am glad Soong’s activities were well laid out in detail, I struggled reading through those several chapters. Was Soong telling that whole story to Worf and Geordi? If so, they must have been standing there for a long time.

Now it looks like this book will be part of another trilogy involving Immortal Coil and whatever future book has Data facing off with Flint. If so, I would look forward to it as I eagerly anticipate anything written by the maestro.

A few questions of mine to readers and David Mack:

I’m confused by Geordi’s love life; so he ISN’T with Brahms now!?!

I thought it was strange that Jasminder dies the same way Tasha died; Worf even mentioned this was the case. I’m curious to know why it was chosen to have her murdered rather than her to die fighting while the Breen attempted to capture her. I’m also thinking being in love with Worf is a death sentence.

Why did the Breen ships break off? Sure the factory was gone and there was nothing left to defend but wouldn’t they want to destroy the ship that destroyed their holdings, especially with 4 to 1 odds? They knew they were facing the Enterprise so I would think the Breen captains would like the bragging rights to say they destroyed the federation flagship. After the Enterprise committed espionage, killed Breen citizens, and destroyed a Breen facility, I’d say they wouldn’t have faced a legal back lash.
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Old November 19 2012, 11:45 PM   #303
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Mack addresses so much from the trilogy in his new interview on the Chronic Rift, including continuity with Indistinguishable from Magic. Also Pocket's editorial changes in regime of late, the development of the books, and so on. Really interesting!
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Old November 20 2012, 02:02 PM   #304
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Mack addresses so much from the trilogy in his new interview on the Chronic Rift, including continuity with Indistinguishable from Magic. Also Pocket's editorial changes in regime of late, the development of the books, and so on. Really interesting!
Is there a written copy of this interview somewhere? I can't play the podcast for some reason. I'm really curious about what he says about continuity with IFM...
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Old November 20 2012, 02:14 PM   #305
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You need quicktime I think to listen online, but if you right click on the image and 'save as', you should have an mp3. Here is a direct link to the audio file.
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Old November 20 2012, 02:48 PM   #306
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Old November 20 2012, 03:10 PM   #307
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Really great interview, thanks for sharing!
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Old November 20 2012, 08:26 PM   #308
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How large is the. mp3 interview?
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Old November 20 2012, 08:36 PM   #309
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Old November 20 2012, 08:57 PM   #310
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I'll just tell y'all right now: Anyone who hasn't read Jeff Lang's TNG novel Immortal Coil should get their hands on a copy ASAP and read it before diving into the Cold Equations trilogy. I do my best to recap the important details from IC in the trilogy, but the entire trilogy is a direct sequel to Immortal Coil.

You have been duly advised.
I'm about 1/2 done with The Persistence of Memory. But I will read Immortal Coil after.
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Old November 20 2012, 09:02 PM   #311
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Darn, I can't seem to find it for sale anymore (Immortal Coil that is). Pity, would have like to read it.
The eBook version is available.

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Immortal Coil is avaiable as an e-book for both the Nook and the Kindle. If you don't have an e-reader both versions can be read on tablets or computers.
And for every other ADE capable ePub reader at BooksOnBoard.
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Old November 21 2012, 12:58 AM   #312
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I'm loving this book myself and I thought it was interesting that Noonien Soong never actually died. That's something I never thought of after I saw "Brothers" for the first time when it was reruning on air at the time.
I'm half way though and should be able to finish by time Book 2 comes out soon, which I hope is this friday but knowing what happened last time maybe I will wait til next week to get it.
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Old November 21 2012, 01:13 AM   #313
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What a really stupid video!
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Old November 21 2012, 01:22 AM   #314
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Damn.... I always have my book delivered at work, since they are ALWAYS delivered during weekdays. This one got delivered today, on my day off. Crap....
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I mean for god's sake DC Comics used Blackest Night to try to put an end to resurrecting super heroes in their books. If a comic book company which uses something a lot tends to see continuing to use it as a bad thing sound't that tell you something.
DC Comics screwed the entire DC Universe with a major reset button. So screw them and their actions here on out are meaningless.
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Old November 21 2012, 02:07 AM   #315
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DC Comics screwed the entire DC Universe with a major reset button. So screw them and their actions here on out are meaningless.
Yeah. I won't go into detail of hate so as to not get too off topic but yeah really not thrilled with DC and their decision to reboot their universe yet again.
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