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Old February 18 2013, 10:27 AM   #151
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^What's wrong with using a pre-existing thread anyway? I never understood that.
Yeah, me neither. If it's some totally random topic, I can understand, but if it's somebody wanting to talk about a book, then it makes more sense to just use the preexisiting thread, even if nobody has posted in it for a long time.

Not all of us read the books when they first come out, after all.
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Old February 19 2013, 02:33 AM   #152
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What's the limit for something being an old thread? This is not sarcasm or snottiness, I'm honestly curious.
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Old February 19 2013, 02:35 AM   #153
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And is it from when a thread was last posted in rather than when it began? The "Cast the Character of Trek Literature" pinned thread was begun in April 2006, nearly 7 years ago.
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Old February 19 2013, 02:46 AM   #154
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Well, when I started reading this thread, I didn't check the timestamp, and thought the discussion was about a new book. Of course, I'm wrong, and it's not. I just expected that a new thread about an old book wouldn't have "spoilers" in the thread title. "Spoilers" to me mean information on unreleased material, hence my confusion.
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Old February 19 2013, 07:24 AM   #155
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Generally we put up spoiler warnings for stuff that has just come out so people who haven't read it yet and don't want to see spoilers know to stay away.
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Old February 23 2013, 08:59 PM   #156
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honestly, I'm just happy people are still reading the book. even if they don't love it or even like it.

I will say that i find it odd that a few people have found the opening "slow." Doesn't it start with what appears to be the last surviving members of TITAN's away team, stranded and injured on a hostile planet, in the middle of a war zone where giant bugs are trying to kill them?

I mean, really.

Do we need to blow up a planet EVERY time to lock folks in?
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Old February 23 2013, 09:08 PM   #157
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This is still probably my favorite Titan novel. Such a different writers' voice from the rest of them! While I'm by no means dissatisfied with the last few years of TrekLit, it's been a while since the line regularly took chances like this, and I miss that.

Hope life's treating you well, Geoff
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Old February 23 2013, 09:31 PM   #158
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yep, yep.

and i'm about to present the first of the pieces that will allow me to complete my promise to do a full series of TITAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES pics that got suspended.

the first one will be TAKING WING as Andy thought it should have a separate poster from THE RED KING.

Then we continue with the novels in sequence.
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Old February 23 2013, 09:57 PM   #159
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honestly, I'm just happy people are still reading the book. even if they don't love it or even like it.

I will say that i find it odd that a few people have found the opening "slow." Doesn't it start with what appears to be the last surviving members of TITAN's away team, stranded and injured on a hostile planet, in the middle of a war zone where giant bugs are trying to kill them?

I mean, really.

Do we need to blow up a planet EVERY time to lock folks in?
Well, not completely 'up'. Maybe just a bit 'up'...

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Old February 24 2013, 01:01 PM   #160
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honestly, I'm just happy people are still reading the book. even if they don't love it or even like it.

I will say that i find it odd that a few people have found the opening "slow." Doesn't it start with what appears to be the last surviving members of TITAN's away team, stranded and injured on a hostile planet, in the middle of a war zone where giant bugs are trying to kill them?

I mean, really.

Do we need to blow up a planet EVERY time to lock folks in?
No no you don't have to blow up a planet
It's not the epilogue that I found "slow". I didn't understand everything in this part, but it got my attention, I was immediatly interested to read the following. What I found "slow" were the first chapters, with the issues on the Titan, the issues with Dr Xin Ra-Havreii, Vale worried about the problems between Riker and Troi, ... this kind of things. I understand that the characters have to be developped somewhere in the book, so maybe I felt that way because for the moment I don't care a lot about the different characters of the Titan crew. But apart from that I enjoyed the book and maybe after reading a few Titan books I will be more interested in the crew, when I'll start knowing them better.
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Old March 8 2013, 08:34 AM   #161
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After four years, we finally will see this complete. Next up: SYNTHESIS by mr. swallow.

the original thread is in the FAN ART section if you're interested in the other pieces.
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Old March 8 2013, 10:43 PM   #162
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Very nice!
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