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Old January 12 2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Which book comes first?

I just finished reading Resistance, and at the back of the book is a preview for Before Dishonour. Is this the next book in the series, or does Q & A come next?

Memory Beta says Q & A is next, but the preview at the end of the book I just finished is making me wonder.
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Old January 12 2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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Re: Which book comes first?

Q&A is next. Before Dishonor just continues the Borg plotline, which is presumably why it's previewed (although it's a bit odd to preview the next-but-one novel...).
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Old January 12 2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: Which book comes first?

Okay thanks a lot!
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Old January 12 2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Re: Which book comes first?

Thrawn and 8of5's reading order chart might be helpful if another similar question arises in the future:

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/p/t...ing-order.html
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Old January 12 2013, 12:56 PM   #5
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Re: Which book comes first?

Cool, I will check that out.

And I got home and cracked open Q & A and there's a historian's note that tells me it comes after Resistance. So I guess I didn't even need to ask the question. That's what I get for being impatient.
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Old January 13 2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Re: Which book comes first?

^I read them in the wrong order myself I should have thought to ask here first
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Old January 13 2013, 06:57 PM   #7
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The funny thing is that Peter David never got sent a copy of Q&A, so none of the character development or what have you makes it into Before Dishonour anyway
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Old January 13 2013, 09:52 PM   #8
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Really? Are there continuity mistakes? I hate those.
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Old January 13 2013, 10:18 PM   #9
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not so much cast iron continuity problems, but characters act rather differently then they did the book before.
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Old January 13 2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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Yeah, it's more sloppy than it is contradictory. Christopher makes a solid attempt to clean it all up in the first third of Greater Than The Sum, the next book after Before Dishonor, but it's still just a bit awkward.
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Old January 14 2013, 02:29 AM   #11
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Re: Which book comes first?

Yep it was sad that Christopher had to do that. Things really should have been handled better somehow.
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Old January 18 2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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I never had much problem with it. We didn't really know those characters well at that point, so anything was really possible. And the PAD's book was so fantastic that, even if there were mistakes, it doesn't bother me.
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Old January 18 2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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^ I agree, I just read through these books recently and didn’t really feel like the new characters were portrayed very inconsistently at all. They were so new and broadly defined in Q & A that i hand no problem with the way they acted in the next book. I fact i really liked the mutiny plot, it was really refreshing to have characters questioning a captains rouge action. To be honest though i realize my opinion is probably the minority because i loved Before Dishonour and most people seem to have hated it.
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Old January 18 2013, 07:04 PM   #14
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Re: Which book comes first?

I have the same kind of question for Sword of Damocles and Greater Than The Sum.
I started to read the TNG relaunch a few years ago in the goal to read the Destiny trilogie. So now I'm at the point in both series TNG and Titan to read either Sword of Damocles or Greater Than The Sum. I believe I read somewhere that it's better to read Sword of Damocles before Greater Than The Sum, but I don't remember where I read that and why it was better in this order. Is it true or it doesn't matter? I checked on 'The Reading Order Flowchart from Thrawn and 8of5 and the two books are at the same level. So what is your advise?
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Old January 18 2013, 07:09 PM   #15
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^ I agree, I just read through these books recently and didn’t really feel like the new characters were portrayed very inconsistently at all. They were so new and broadly defined in Q & A that i hand no problem with the way they acted in the next book.

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To be honest though i realize my opinion is probably the minority because i loved Before Dishonour and most people seem to have hated it.
Perhaps the minority here, but I doubt the dislike is that widespread - a good amount of it is due to issues that don't actually have anything to do with the quality of the writing.

That said, you may want to spoiler tag the part of your post that I haven't quoted. The OP hasn't read this book yet.
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