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View Poll Results: Rate Indistinguishable From Magic
Outstanding 47 28.14%
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Old January 23 2013, 10:27 PM   #466
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If there will be a new cover hasn't been decided yet. It will be discussed in late February during an editorial conference.
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Old January 23 2013, 10:55 PM   #467
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I don't know about you but I find this exciting!

Btw, I wonder what the German title might be.
Ununterscheidbar von Magie or Von Magie ununterscheidbar is kind of a stumbling block.

How about Technik ist magisch/Engineering is Magic! (just joking)
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Old January 23 2013, 11:02 PM   #468
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"Von Magie nicht zu unterscheiden"
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Old January 23 2013, 11:18 PM   #469
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Well, it is of course a quote of Arthur C. Clarke's "Third Law" that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So the question would be, how is that phrase generally translated in German?
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Old January 23 2013, 11:22 PM   #470
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Well, it is of course a quote of Arthur C. Clarke's "Third Law" that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." So the question would be, how is that phrase generally translated in German?
"Jede hinreichend fortgeschrittene Technologie ist von Magie nicht mehr zu unterscheiden."

That's where I got my proposal from, I just dropped the "mehr" from it to shorten it a bit.
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Old April 1 2015, 12:08 AM   #471
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I finished this book today and for the most part enjoyed it. Sorry if it has been discussed, but has it been explained how Alyssa was CMO on Challenger when she holds this position on Titan? Had she previously left Titan and I've forgotten?!
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Old April 1 2015, 01:26 AM   #472
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I finished this book today and for the most part enjoyed it. Sorry if it has been discussed, but has it been explained how Alyssa was CMO on Challenger when she holds this position on Titan? Had she previously left Titan and I've forgotten?!
Chapter 4 states that Alyssa Ogawa transferred from Titan to Challenger some time ago.

But if you mean Alyssa's transfer itself, no novel has (yet) depicted this. However, Fallen Gods, taking place in November 2382, a matter of weeks before Indistinguishable from Magic, ends with the slipstream-capable Capitoline meeting up with Titan for "crew rotations". Fallen Gods makes no hint of it despite being published after Indistinguishable from Magic, but I think it is plausible that off-page, Alyssa Ogawa received word of the Challenger's impending new mission and accepted the offer to transfer, utilizing the Capitoline to get home.
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Old April 1 2015, 05:09 PM   #473
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^And wasn't she a nurse on Titan? I believe Dr.Ree is the CMO..
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Old April 1 2015, 07:32 PM   #474
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^And wasn't she a nurse on Titan? I believe Dr.Ree is the CMO..
Yes, however in Starfleet nurses and doctors cross train -- especially in the wake of the Dominion War and then Destiny.
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Old April 1 2015, 08:45 PM   #475
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I just bought the book.

But I'm going to have to wait to read it after I watch Enterprise. I just finished TNG, and I'm getting to the end of DS9 Season 2. (Watching TNG, DS9, and VOY chronologically so it will take me a while. I've never seen DS9, VOY or ENT all the way through, so no spoilers please.)

Meanwhile, Christopher (and Star Trek) has my support...
I think you might've posted in the wrong thread? It sounds like this post was intended for the Uncertain Logic thread.
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Old April 1 2015, 09:21 PM   #476
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^And wasn't she a nurse on Titan? I believe Dr.Ree is the CMO..
Yes, however in Starfleet nurses and doctors cross train -- especially in the wake of the Dominion War and then Destiny.
Really? My bad. I didn't realize. Source?
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Old April 1 2015, 09:59 PM   #477
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^And wasn't she a nurse on Titan? I believe Dr.Ree is the CMO..
Yes, however in Starfleet nurses and doctors cross train -- especially in the wake of the Dominion War and then Destiny.
Really? My bad. I didn't realize. Source?
Alyssa Ogawa says all that in Chapter 4 of Indistinguishable from Magic.
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Old April 1 2015, 10:09 PM   #478
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^Well shit. I totally missed that. Thanks Enterprise1701
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Old April 5 2015, 06:19 PM   #479
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^And wasn't she a nurse on Titan? I believe Dr.Ree is the CMO..
You are quite right, you can tell it has been a while since I picked up a Titan novel!
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Old April 5 2015, 06:20 PM   #480
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Yes, however in Starfleet nurses and doctors cross train -- especially in the wake of the Dominion War and then Destiny.
Really? My bad. I didn't realize. Source?
Alyssa Ogawa says all that in Chapter 4 of Indistinguishable from Magic.
I'll have to check that passage again.
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