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View Poll Results: Rate Storming Heaven.
Outstanding 60 68.97%
Above Average 24 27.59%
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Old July 16 2012, 06:07 PM   #256
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^ Cooper was not a researcher, he was the station's executive officer, Commander Jon Cooper, and he was established in book one, Harbinger.
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Old July 16 2012, 06:24 PM   #257
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^ Cooper was not a researcher, he was the station's executive officer, Commander Jon Cooper, and he was established in book one, Harbinger.
Three down, one to go, unless there was a waitress I missed too...
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Old July 16 2012, 08:31 PM   #258
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^I'm pretty sure she was on the Omari-Ekon.

Hmmm, Penny should dress up as an Orion slave girl on BBT.
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Old July 16 2012, 10:13 PM   #259
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^I'm pretty sure she was on the Omari-Ekon.

Hmmm, Penny should dress up as an Orion slave girl on BBT.
Pervert. Good idea though...
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Old July 18 2012, 07:31 AM   #260
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i'm not reading an 18-page thread, but i finished this last night and it was AWESOME. kudos the Mack and Wardilmore for this last pair of novels being so awesome.

the only complaint i have regarding Vanguard is that it skipped ahead a lot. i would've liked it to last longer by taking more time to cover the time period, but i guess if there wasn't much significant going on in the time periods that were skipped, this is not surprising. i just remember Mack saying in one interview at the beginning, that the plan then was that not every book would focus on the meta-genome mystery... plans change, i guess...
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Old July 20 2012, 03:22 AM   #261
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I suspect that there was a lot going on "off-camera" in the characters' lives that we wouldn't mind reading about at some point. But for the moment, I'm personally disinclined to press the issue.
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Old October 1 2012, 09:22 PM   #262
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I finally sat down and read Storming Heaven over the weekend. I've owned the book for several months but tend to procrastinate over endings. I do this with television series and computer games as well. I don't want them to end. I've managed to stay away from this thread until now.

I've been enjoying the series since I first picked up in the middle. Then endeavored to collect the previous novels to get the full effect. And boy did I ever. Not that I haven't already been aware of how much I enjoy the cast of characters, but I hadn't realized how much Zeke meant to me until I read his fate. I almost threw the book across the room I was so angry. But I refrained.

Overall, I was satisfied with the series conclusion. I continue to be impressed with how seamless the Vanguard story retroactively fits within context to the original television series. Why hadn't we ever heard of Vanguard station before? Well, the books explain this pretty well.

Something that I had personally theorized for a few years - but wasn't touched upon by series conclusion - was that the alien described in J.M. Dillard's novelization of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, may have been a weakened Shedai. IMO, this still fits. That great barrier could well have been real enough to have cut it off/protect it from the fate of the other Shedai in the Vanguard novels.
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Old October 2 2012, 05:32 AM   #263
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Just finished the last book today. Great stuff. I pre-ordered In Tempests Wake a few minutes ago. I thought it was going to come out in the middle of the month, not tomorrow. Guess I know what I'm reading next.
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Old October 20 2012, 07:17 PM   #264
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Not reading entire thread as only halfway through but is it ever a corker! I've avoided the Vanguard books because I was trying to catch up on everything else.

i've also avoided because of the nostalgia factor. It's hard not to read the "Big Three" and their contemporaries in the TOS era w/out a little pang. Oddly enough, I consider the Typhon Pact books to be "current" and It's a little sad to feel like the TOS era days are "gone."
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Old October 23 2012, 07:00 AM   #265
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Do yourself a favor and read Vanguard. It was, IMHO, the best Trek series that was never filmed. At times it did try a little too hard to tie things into TOS but when it was off doing it's own thing it was amazing. Great characters. Great stories. And some of the best covers by Doug Drexler. as a series I rate it 9/10. Pretty amazing for a run of novels written by more than one author.
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Old October 25 2012, 10:49 AM   #266
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^Agreed, Vanguard is a must read for any fan of Trek literature
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Old January 8 2013, 11:50 PM   #267
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The cover of Storming Heaven, by Doug Drexler, was mentioned in a review of the 'best' sci-fi & fantasy covers of the year. DD put it up on his Facebook wall:

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.c...covers-of-2012

http://www.facebook.com/doug.drexler.7
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