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View Poll Results: Rate The Persistence of Memory.
Outstanding 71 56.35%
Above Average 41 32.54%
Average 12 9.52%
Below Average 1 0.79%
Poor 1 0.79%
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Old November 21 2012, 02:46 AM   #316
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Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

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What a really stupid video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkpzR5vVA9k
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Old November 21 2012, 05:18 AM   #317
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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.
1) The reboot has nothing to do with my point of ressurection = bad.

2) the reboot must have done something right since DC's sells are up.
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Old November 21 2012, 03:50 PM   #318
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The DCU reboot hasn't been all that bad, especially if you're reading certain books. Grant Morrison's Action Comics has been good, while JH Williams III's Batwoman is amazing and wasn't really affected by the reboot at all. Scott Snyder has hit it out of the park with Batman, and Peter Tomasi's Batman & Robin has been great as well. Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello is the best WW i've ever read.

I was wary of the reset at first, as i've followed the Bat-family's exploits religiously for years, but after the dust settled, I realized they were just stories. They live and die by their quality and not by their history.
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Old November 21 2012, 08:47 PM   #319
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The DC reboots have only been different due to resets, not really improvements.
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Old November 23 2012, 05:49 AM   #320
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Great read! Another outstanding book by Mr. Mack
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Old November 23 2012, 10:20 AM   #321
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This book kept me going straight through, page after page, from start to finish, non-stop. I can safely say it was the best Trek book I've read in at least ten years.

Kudos to Mr. Mack. Well done, sir. Very well done, indeed.

(Between this series, and the also well-done Temporal Investigations series, I'll be looking forward to new releases with much renewed enthusiasm. Thanks for that.)
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Old November 23 2012, 05:30 PM   #322
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Just finished the Chronic Rift interview David did at NYC ComicCon. Very informative Julio Angel Ortiz did a great job asking questions as a trek lit fan
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Old November 23 2012, 11:25 PM   #323
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Data is back and I can't be happier. But I have some unanswered questions:

Will Data return to the fleet? How long until Data is promoted to commander? 20 years?

Why is a death sentence be Worf's girlfriend?

Is Data still fully funtional?

And what will Spot do? Will she return with Data? Or will she stay with Worf ?
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Old November 24 2012, 03:20 AM   #324
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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.
Just finished the book today and I loved it. My take away was that this was about Worf putting the mission first in exactly the way he didn't with Jadzia. It is an event that may balance out Sisko's reprimand to some degree from a Starfleet standpoint.

I liked Jasminder and will miss her character, but I overall liked the turn the story took. I was also glad that Chen was minimized, but I'd like to see Elfiki get more development at some point.
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Old November 24 2012, 08:42 AM   #325
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Gah! Mind = blown!

(So many spoilers ahead.)


Final score: 3.5 stars out of 5 (voted Above Average in the poll)

EDIT: Bumping this up to 4 stars out of 5 (see post below for explanation)

P.S.:

P.P.S.: Why is it impossible for me to write a short review? I really tried with this one...

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Old November 24 2012, 09:35 AM   #326
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Oy. So instead of adding more to the mess that is the above, I'm just gonna add this here (more spoilers!):

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Old November 24 2012, 12:47 PM   #327
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P.S.:

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I thought this too at first, but as Christopher remimded me...
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Old November 24 2012, 02:41 PM   #328
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^You mean The Persistence of Memory, not Paths of Disharmony. And the contradictions go beyond what you mention:


And Paper Moon, I'm surprised it felt like a downer to you. I found it a rather optimistic book, aside from one character's fate.
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Old November 24 2012, 04:17 PM   #329
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I thought the book was fantastic. When I checked in to see what new books were out and saw D Mack with a trilogy it was like Christmas. I preordered the next two through iBooks.

Great job David. I loved the back story and it all tied together so well. I will have to reread Immortal Coil because of his book and that is a definite compliment to both authors.

I'm glad Data is back! Data is back! I believe the door for Data to get Soong back alive is there as well. I think in the end we can have more Soong and Soong creations. Maybe that will sell more books so we can get more books.

I long for the books that show Data wrapping it all up and returning to the Enterprise.
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Old November 24 2012, 04:41 PM   #330
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I'm not sure I want Data to return to the Enterprise. He's a being of immense potential; does it really serve him well as a character to keep him stuck in the same role in the same place for decades?
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