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View Poll Results: Rate Silent Weapons.
Outstanding 37 43.53%
Above Average 33 38.82%
Average 11 12.94%
Below Average 3 3.53%
Poor 1 1.18%
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Old November 25 2012, 12:35 PM   #16
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Old November 25 2012, 12:45 PM   #17
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Oh I'm not bothered either. I like the possibilities it introduces. I was just wondering if I missed something
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Old November 25 2012, 05:32 PM   #18
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It's not any specific vessel … yet. But that's a story that might merit a follow-up tale in which the two parallel universes clash once more….
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Old November 25 2012, 05:46 PM   #19
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Here's my two cents (and likely a few more) on Silent Weapons. This must have been the first book (that I can recall anyway) to hit the shelves in the Netherlands prior to the official US release date. Not that I mind... ;-)

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So, we get to grading it. I enjoyed Silent Weapons more than its predecessor, but I'm grading it the same: Above Average. I tend to reserve Outstanding for books in my "top 10 ever" list, but if the trend continues, the final volume might just make it there. A big Thank You to David Mack and the staff at Pocket for another fine read!
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Old November 26 2012, 01:16 AM   #20
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Finished, liked it. Rated the book above average.

I'm wondering if the Breen are now Mack's pet project? He's certainly managed to upgrade them to a serious threat to the Federation.
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Old November 26 2012, 09:17 PM   #21
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Absolutely loved it! Even more than The Persistence of Memory. Here's my review. (Warning: my review contains SPOILERS!)
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Old November 26 2012, 09:39 PM   #22
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Thanks for that in-depth and highly complimentary review, Dan!
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Old November 26 2012, 09:43 PM   #23
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Thanks for that in-depth and highly complimentary review, Dan!
My pleasure, believe me! I read this one too fast, though... it's going to be a long month waiting for The Body Electric.
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Old November 27 2012, 04:56 PM   #24
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The kindle version is out
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Old November 27 2012, 09:36 PM   #25
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I am just getting into it now so I can get my review up, interesting so far.
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Old November 27 2012, 09:37 PM   #26
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Absolutely loved it! Even more than The Persistence of Memory. Here's my review. (Warning: my review contains SPOILERS!)
I can't read your review yet! I have to finish it first lol
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Old November 28 2012, 12:26 AM   #27
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Absolutely loved it! Even more than The Persistence of Memory. Here's my review. (Warning: my review contains SPOILERS!)
I can't read your review yet! I have to finish it first lol
Most of the spoilers are for The Persistence of Memory. The spoilers for Silent Weapons are for events and moments in the book, but not really their outcomes. That said, I'd read it first too!
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Old November 28 2012, 12:53 PM   #28
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I went for Above Average. I enjoyed it without loving it, perhaps because I'm still not sold on the Breen as an interesting adversary. Possibly because the character stuff didn't work for me that well - I didn't really believe in Crusher and La Forge's issues or at least thought they were overstated.

That said it was still very good with some great moments - Chen in charge of the bridge was a lot of fun and at last gave her some more to do in a Mack novel as he has generally sidelined her.

Looking forward to number 3.
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Old November 28 2012, 07:20 PM   #29
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Good job shippers! You Picard\Crusher fanatics who wanted them to get together has now ruined the career fo Jean-Luc Picard. hopefully he becoems resentful of her for making him abandon his career cuz she's a whiny harpy and it leads to the divorce we saw in All Good Things.
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Old November 28 2012, 09:05 PM   #30
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About a quarter of the way through: loving it, a classic Mack book with a style and sense of continuity that goes right back to his A Time to... duology & Wildfire (as well as including more of his Orion work from Vanguard too). Despite being standalone, this volume links really well to The Persistence of Memory: the sense of trilogy or mini-series is good. Also, it feels like it will have HUGE consequences. And how great is it to have Data back, or new-Data present: he's different and familiar. And written so well.
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