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View Poll Results: Rate Silent Weapons.
Outstanding 37 43.02%
Above Average 34 39.53%
Average 11 12.79%
Below Average 3 3.49%
Poor 1 1.16%
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Old December 5 2012, 09:57 PM   #136
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Nah, I'd rather see Captain Deanna Troi commanding the Titan by the 2390s (and Beverly getting her Pasteur).
This made me a little ill just thinking about it.

Any ship is there to serve the story. If they decide they want to move Riker and Troi back to the Enterprise with a bang, destroying Titan would accomplish that purpose. Or we could see the Enterprise destroyed and a Vesta-class namesake introduced. Or nothing at all could happen...

But something with a dramatic name like The Fall, I hope it concentrates on the Federation. Not an alliance that never seemed like an alliance to begin with.
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Old December 6 2012, 05:35 AM   #137
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But does anyone care if the Typhon Pact does fall? It's only an alliance in the loosest sense of the word and I have zero emotional investment in it.
Presumably, you will care if the Pact does fall because it will have an in-universe effect on the characters that (I assume) you care about.
Who exactly would it have an impact on? These characters existed just fine before the Pact and I doubt the fall will change them in any meaningful way. Especially considering the books have been on a resurrection roll recently.

Worst that happens is Picard and Sisko retire. And we get Worf as captain, which would kill my interest in the TNG books. Or possibly something happens to Titan to cause the deck chairs to be rearranged.

But it won't be anything major like the deaths of the main TV characters.
But it would be a huge galaxy changing shift in the political landscape. That would have to have a pretty big effect on the characters.
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Old December 6 2012, 05:47 AM   #138
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Presumably, you will care if the Pact does fall because it will have an in-universe effect on the characters that (I assume) you care about.
Who exactly would it have an impact on? These characters existed just fine before the Pact and I doubt the fall will change them in any meaningful way. Especially considering the books have been on a resurrection roll recently.

Worst that happens is Picard and Sisko retire. And we get Worf as captain, which would kill my interest in the TNG books. Or possibly something happens to Titan to cause the deck chairs to be rearranged.

But it won't be anything major like the deaths of the main TV characters.
But it would be a huge galaxy changing shift in the political landscape. That would have to have a pretty big effect on the characters.
Exactly. Moreover, there's likely to be some upheaval associated with the event. People will get hurt, people will die, things will get blown up... if the story is told by a good writer, then things like that will have effects on the characters.
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Old December 6 2012, 05:55 AM   #139
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Yeah, if that is what's going to happen it does strike me as something that could easily fill a five novel series. Especially if each novel follows the events from a different perspective, which certainly seems to be the case.
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Old December 6 2012, 09:31 AM   #140
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Very good book, not as good as book 1 but still easily above average.

The Breen actions did seem odd but then again government actions often are...
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Old December 6 2012, 02:11 PM   #141
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My full review is here at Trek.fm
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Old December 6 2012, 08:16 PM   #142
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My full review is here at Trek.fm
A nice read and, as far as I can tell, spot-on on the themes of the book.
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Old December 6 2012, 08:25 PM   #143
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Worf as captain would be something I'd love to see. Either on the Enterprise, or a new ship. Not because I want all the characters to become captain, certainly not. But I do feel Worf has changed so much over the last few years, and became a better man. I think it's time he became a CO.

As for Silent Weapons...

I liked it. Really well written, the plot had good pacing, and you did want to know why everything was happening the way it was. The ultimate pay-off however.... I don't know. Didn't really do it for me.
The few bombshells, however, were dropped hard like any Mack-bombshell. I was definatly amazed at some turn of events hear and there. And as for Chen.... I know she still has some nay-sayers, but I've liked her from the get-go, and like her even more now.
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Old December 6 2012, 08:25 PM   #144
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If the Titan was destroyed the other Luna class vessels would still be available for exploration. Not certain how much I would want Riker to captain the E-E for any length of time.
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Old December 6 2012, 09:01 PM   #145
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Worf as captain would be something I'd love to see. Either on the Enterprise, or a new ship. Not because I want all the characters to become captain, certainly not. But I do feel Worf has changed so much over the last few years, and became a better man. I think it's time he became a CO.

As for Silent Weapons...

I liked it. Really well written, the plot had good pacing, and you did want to know why everything was happening the way it was. The ultimate pay-off however.... I don't know. Didn't really do it for me.
The few bombshells, however, were dropped hard like any Mack-bombshell. I was definatly amazed at some turn of events hear and there. And as for Chen.... I know she still has some nay-sayers, but I've liked her from the get-go, and like her even more now.
I'd like more well written Chen, I have always liked her
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Old December 7 2012, 02:17 AM   #146
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If the Titan was destroyed the other Luna-class vessels would still be available for exploration. Not certain how much I would want Riker to captain the E-E for any length of time.
Hm, a captain losing his science vessel and earning command of the Enterprise instead... Nah, Starfleet would never do that, would they?
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Old December 7 2012, 05:51 PM   #147
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Just started Chapter 13 and I have to admit I'm having a very difficult time getting into this book. I love book 1 (a fast paced fun read), but might need some convincing to go further...
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Old December 7 2012, 07:56 PM   #148
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If the Titan was destroyed the other Luna-class vessels would still be available for exploration. Not certain how much I would want Riker to captain the E-E for any length of time.
Hm, a captain losing his science vessel and earning command of the Enterprise instead... Nah, Starfleet would never do that, would they?
I did not even consider how that would mirror Picard. Is Riker about the same age as Picard when he lost the Stargazer?
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Old December 7 2012, 09:20 PM   #149
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I did not even consider how that would mirror Picard. Is Riker about the same age as Picard when he lost the Stargazer?
Picard was 50, and as of Silent Weapons, Riker is 49.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:48 PM   #150
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If the Titan was destroyed the other Luna-class vessels would still be available for exploration. Not certain how much I would want Riker to captain the E-E for any length of time.
Hm, a captain losing his science vessel and earning command of the Enterprise instead... Nah, Starfleet would never do that, would they?
Except it was almost a decade between Picard losing the Stargazer and him getting the Enterprise-D, and I believe Picard had the ship for 20 years or so before losing it where as Riker has had the Titan not even 5 years yet.

Plus I don't think the Stargazer was a science vessel.
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