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Old January 22 2013, 08:22 PM   #16
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

The Mirror universe novels and The DS9 Terok Nor and Milleniumn stories are really good.Terok Nor Day of the vipers is my favorite book of the 3 Terok nor books Exploring the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor.The Myraid Universe books have alot of great stories too,Rise like Lions is an awesome book.
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Old January 22 2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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Terok Nor is a lot more character based than Millennium, which is more of a high concept adventure.
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Old January 23 2013, 03:05 AM   #18
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The first book in the Terok Nor trilogy is great. The other 2 books are pretty good but aren't quite up to par with the first one. I thought this was the better of the 2 trilogies.

I liked the first book in the Millennium trilogy but each one after that got successfully worse for me and it was a steep drop, as in I didn't care for the third book much at all.
Terok Nor and Millennium each do different things, and do each brilliantly.
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Old January 26 2013, 07:20 PM   #19
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Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers is a great read. I really wish James Swallow had been given that entire trilogy.
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Old February 18 2013, 05:41 PM   #20
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

Millenium was a great trilogy; all three books---although for some reason when I bought my copies in 2002 the first and third books were 2nd printings, but the second book was still a 1st printing (which I seem to find a lot of with trilogies, the two end books sell the most, but then the middle book just kind of sits there, which is odd---sure it doesn't really tie-up anything, but still it's the middle of the story).

Terok Nor I managed to read the first book of the trilogy, but then I found the second book just ran out of gas right from the start, and I'm still trying to finish the book.
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Old February 18 2013, 07:19 PM   #21
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My "Rising Son" turned up just after I finished Left Hand of Destiny.
Just finished reading that and now it's time for the mirror universe ones.

Longish books so should take me a few days.
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Old February 18 2013, 09:38 PM   #22
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I really like the Millenum books I thought they were well written and really liked tthem alot.I decided to buy the omnibus that has all 3 books in it the print wa sin a larger size and easier to read than the original books.The Terok Nor books were good.I re-read them last summer.favorite son is one of my favorire books from the ds9 relaunch.
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Old February 19 2013, 12:45 AM   #23
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Millenium was a great trilogy; all three books---although for some reason when I bought my copies in 2002 the first and third books were 2nd printings, but the second book was still a 1st printing (which I seem to find a lot of with trilogies, the two end books sell the most, but then the middle book just kind of sits there, which is odd---sure it doesn't really tie-up anything, but still it's the middle of the story).
That is weird. I would think if the third book would be the one that would sell the worst, from people who star the series but stop before they get to the end.
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Old February 19 2013, 02:41 PM   #24
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That is weird. I would think if the third book would be the one that would sell the worst, from people who star the series but stop before they get to the end.
You would think so, but I've picked up trilogies for multiple series, some where when I picked them up the first and third books had gone out-of-print, but there were still copies of book two available, so I had too look for the other two parts on the second hand market.
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Old February 20 2013, 05:40 PM   #25
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That is weird. I would think if the third book would be the one that would sell the worst, from people who star the series but stop before they get to the end.
Not so weird. For a popular mini-series, the print run is often upped for each installment. With "Mission: Gamma", the first book had the word count of two-and-a-half (then-standard) ST novels and yet sold very well, so extra copies were ordered for each subsequent part. Meaning that Book 1, which was expensive to publish, ended up quickly falling out of print.

Some of the early duologies came out at the same time, and some trilogies came out two parts in one month and one in another. Lots of variables. Predicting print runs for the first edition of a novel must be an awful chore.

The middle volume of "Millennium" was the one I struggled with. The first book was supported by an audio novel and the final part was a great book.
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Old February 21 2013, 09:24 PM   #26
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I loved the Millenium trilogy. Lots of alternate-future craziness with the Grigari, some of Treklit's most horrifying baddies. Haven't read Terok Nor yet.
This is exactly my situation as well. If you're a DS9 fan, I highly recommend getting Millenium (though not at the exclusion of other things, of course), ideally in the omnibus form. I think the authors "got" DS9 (the characters, the kinds of stories, the dialogue) very very well. It reads like the DS9 six-part post-finale cinematic event that we never got, but we all know we should've. (But actually.)

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Haven't read it, but doesn't Cast Now Shadow by Swallow also have some Vaughn back-story?
Yup. He plays pretty prominently in there, actually (and, if you've read other Vaughn books, he has more background than some of the canon characters). That said, unless you're being completist, I don't really recommend it highly. It was good, but I felt Swallow underused a really rich canvas he had been given (post-TUC era). I also really didn't care for what he did with Valeris.

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The middle volume of "Millennium" was the one I struggled with. The first book was supported by an audio novel and the final part was a great book.
That's interesting; of the three of them, book 2 is probably the easiest for me. I'm a sucker for that kind of alt-history stuff. Book 3, though great, is, well, a bit complex.
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Old February 21 2013, 11:25 PM   #27
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^ Book 2 was also my favorite. I thought the "dueling Starfleets" angle was pretty cool. And I love that scene where the Defiant crew think they are about to be executed by airlock, and the Bajoran crewmembers volunteer to sacrifice themselves but Worf won't let them - he is impressed by their honor nonetheless.
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Old February 22 2013, 07:50 PM   #28
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The warring Starfleets was a really different approach to take in the books.Iliked Jake and Nogs friendsip thatw as explored in the book.
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Old February 23 2013, 02:52 AM   #29
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Well with mini-series I like to get all the parts either at once, or as they come out so that I can read them in order. Of course with "Millenium" I remember when I got the series, I ordered all 3 parts at once, but then the books came in backwards (starting with 3), and with about two weeks between each. I don't like starting a story and then skipping over the middle to read the end.
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