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View Poll Results: Rate Allegiance in Exile.
Outstanding 13 27.08%
Above Average 19 39.58%
Average 13 27.08%
Below Average 2 4.17%
Poor 1 2.08%
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Old January 21 2013, 07:07 PM   #16
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Re: TOS: Allegiance in Exile by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

zarkon wrote: View Post
Other way round for me, but I think I'll give this a go. Always interested to see how well authors do with the kirk/spock/mccoy dialogue, since it always makes or breaks TOS books.
Could not agree more.
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Old January 21 2013, 08:34 PM   #17
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Books like Rendezvous With Rama and Ringworld are often called "Big Dumb Object stories" in the SF-lit vernacular.
Not just lit. (Sorry, can never pass up a chance to ruin everyone's productivity with a TV Tropes link. )
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Old January 21 2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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I'm not usually down for more 5YM stories, but with DRG3 taking a crack, and after the Crucible trilogy has received almost universal praise, i'll definitely check this out. The original series has been getting more and more screen time at my place since reading David Mack's trilogy (had to see Akharin again), so maybe some 5YM stories are just what the doctor ordered
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Old January 21 2013, 11:24 PM   #19
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How was Crucible? I haven't read any TOS by DRGIII yet.
I thought the Spock book in the trilogy was just flat out awesome. One of my favorite Trek books of all time. The Spock book is very good. The Kirk book didn't speak to me as much but still very solid.
Personally, my favourite was the McCoy one. I was blown away by it.
Umm, I meant McCoy was the Awesome one. Fixed.
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Old January 22 2013, 01:21 AM   #20
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The artifact story predilection goes back to before reading Rama for me even, I think. I remember growing up watching Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears cartoon, and there's this episode in which the band of protagonists take an underground railway system (itself left over from a more sophisticated age of Gummi Bear-hood) to the ancient, deserted capital of the once-proud Gummi Bear empire in the hopes of retrieving another copy of an important book that accidentally got destroyed back home. I was hooked! And then scifi gets to marry that with the intellectual exercise of interesting tech ideas or social reasoning ...
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Old January 22 2013, 01:03 PM   #21
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I hope he hasn't used the Serenity storyline (probably not original either) where they find out everyone is dead or mad from their own governments experiments.
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Old January 22 2013, 03:28 PM   #22
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Seeing as nobody has yet voted, can we please have the option for Better then above average, but not quite outstanding?
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Old January 22 2013, 03:41 PM   #23
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Seeing as nobody has yet voted, can we please have the option for Better then above average, but not quite outstanding?
What exactly is the point?
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Old January 22 2013, 05:34 PM   #24
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Seeing as nobody has yet voted, can we please have the option for Better then above average, but not quite outstanding?
We have a five point scale, the words associated are meaningless. If you don't like them, just ignore them and see them as 2/5 or 5/5 or whatever.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:53 PM   #25
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Yeah, there's no sense in abandoning the established 5-point structure just because one poster has a problem with it. Besides, adding another gradation in the upper half would leave the scale asymmetrical.
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Old January 22 2013, 08:58 PM   #26
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Has anyone seen a hardcopy version?
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Old January 22 2013, 09:54 PM   #27
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Has anyone seen a hardcopy version?
You mean as in hardcover?
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Old January 22 2013, 09:58 PM   #28
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"Hardcopy" generally means something in physical form as opposed to purely electronic, so I assume he's asking if anyone's seen the MMPB version as opposed to the e-book.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:10 PM   #29
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Well, Therin obviously has one, but he visited DRGIII recently (or is still with him?), so I guess he got one of DRG III'S author copies.
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Old January 22 2013, 10:15 PM   #30
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"Hardcopy" generally means something in physical form as opposed to purely electronic, so I assume he's asking if anyone's seen the MMPB version as opposed to the e-book.
That's why I asked, wether he ment hardcopy or hardcover.
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