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Old January 11 2013, 07:37 PM   #31
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Re: David Mack teases The Fall: A Ceremony of Loses

Yes, I see the argument here. I don't disagree overall with the vast swaths of storytelling that has gone on of late but perhaps it would bode well to pepper in some (more) stand alone stories that are started and resolved within a relatively short period of time.
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Old January 11 2013, 07:43 PM   #32
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Re: David Mack teases The Fall: A Ceremony of Loses

I really didn't like ZSG. Out of those first four TP novels I only liked Rough Beasts and Paths Of Disharmony.

I wasn't as blown away by Destiny as everyone else, although it did get me back into Treklit.

What did convince me about Mr Mack was the excellent Cold Equations trilogy - truly outstanding ! Looking forward to this one...
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Old January 11 2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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Yes, I see the argument here. I don't disagree overall with the vast swaths of storytelling that has gone on of late but perhaps it would bode well to pepper in some (more) stand alone stories that are started and resolved within a relatively short period of time.
That would be my preference, but I'm sure there'd be a ton of readers who would complain that "nothing happened" and "it's taking too long to catch up."

It's a catch-22 for the editors who are mapping out the plan, and for the writers who are executing it.

It's a testament to the writers that we've gotten some good, legitimate character development at all, amidst all the catastrophic scenarios that have occurred since 2381, story time.
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Old January 11 2013, 08:30 PM   #34
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I really didn't like ZSG. Out of those first four TP novels I only liked Rough Beasts and Paths Of Disharmony.

I wasn't as blown away by Destiny as everyone else, although it did get me back into Treklit.

What did convince me about Mr Mack was the excellent Cold Equations trilogy - truly outstanding ! Looking forward to this one...
I'm not all that keen on Destiny, myself, honestly. I certainly don't think it's the best thing that David Mack's ever written. I'll see if Cold Equations will take that moniker when I get to it. At this rate, that'll be sometime next week.

But what "convinced" me about David Mack was "Twilight's Wrath," and then Harbinger.
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Old January 11 2013, 08:58 PM   #35
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also i love the nod to the German embassy of the early twentieth century, and how she has Garak refer to it:

“When I took up residence here, I took the trouble to investigate the history of the place. It turned out to have once been the embassy of a military dictatorship whose name is synonymous with cruelty, aggression, and sheer brutality of the most unspeakable kind. Someone at the Federation Diplomatic Corps went out of their way to calculate that insult so finely. I was quite flattered; I’m sure not everyone earns such particular attention. Besides, it’s a remarkable building and a magnificent city.”
I loved that too, also, as a reader with a more intimate knowledge of Earth than Garak, we could see that the Diplomatic Corps could have been giving Garak hints about how Cardassia could develop, considering what a great place Germany has become.

I like the way Garak is generally used in the novels currently; he'll get one, maybe two pages, but they're usually the best bits of the book.
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Old January 12 2013, 11:38 AM   #36
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I loved that too, also, as a reader with a more intimate knowledge of Earth than Garak, we could see that the Diplomatic Corps could have been giving Garak hints about how Cardassia could develop, considering what a great place Germany has become.
I hadn't thought about that as part of their motivation, and I think that's brilliant. Thank you very much for that.
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Old June 28 2013, 01:32 AM   #37
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I can't wait, really.

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