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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

View Poll Results: Rate The Stuff of Dreams.
Outstanding 17 32.08%
Above Average 24 45.28%
Average 11 20.75%
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Old March 30 2013, 11:42 AM   #46
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Re: TNG: The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

Really enjoyed it. Well worth $3.99
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Old March 30 2013, 04:02 PM   #47
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Whilst in theory I like the novella format (bite sized stories to be read in one sitting) I normally find that they disappoint. Even the good ones feel a little rushed.

I have been reading the SCE novellas between other things and am now about a third of the way through them. I am sorry to say that I haven't found many of them particularly good so far...
The only SCE story that I ever loved was David Mack's Wildfire, which is absolutely incredible and a high point of Trek Literature in general. After the next 10 after that went back to being mediocre, though, I gave up on the series.
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Old March 30 2013, 10:45 PM   #48
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Whilst in theory I like the novella format (bite sized stories to be read in one sitting) I normally find that they disappoint. Even the good ones feel a little rushed.

I have been reading the SCE novellas between other things and am now about a third of the way through them. I am sorry to say that I haven't found many of them particularly good so far...
The only SCE story that I ever loved was David Mack's Wildfire, which is absolutely incredible and a high point of Trek Literature in general. After the next 10 after that went back to being mediocre, though, I gave up on the series.
I think I'll get through them eventually - one between each novel I read is OK, even if they aren't great !
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Old March 31 2013, 09:19 PM   #49
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About two thirds through. Seems better than TNG average although I should get through Picard's visit to the nexus.
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Old April 2 2013, 06:09 PM   #50
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I hate temporal anomaly stories that don't seem to add up. Of course, I guess everyone has differing theories on how they should work but still...



It was still a good story though.

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Old April 2 2013, 07:10 PM   #51
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I hate temporal anomaly stories that don't seem to add up. Of course, I guess everyone has differing theories on how they should work but still...



It was still a good story though.

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The nexus seems to behave differently from other forms of time travel... even in Generations, when Picard left the nexus to go back and stop Soran, you could ask why there weren't two Picards there (the original pre-nexus Picard and the "future Picard" that made the choice to go back).
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Old April 2 2013, 07:33 PM   #52
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The nexus seems to behave differently from other forms of time travel... even in Generations, when Picard left the nexus to go back and stop Soran, you could ask why there weren't two Picards there (the original pre-nexus Picard and the "future Picard" that made the choice to go back).
This is true. It's been a while since I've watched Generations. I guess I'd forgotten that part.

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Old April 2 2013, 08:52 PM   #53
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The Nexus does strange things which may help out an author. At least there was no echo of Kirk in there.
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Old April 3 2013, 07:57 AM   #54
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I bought this book on my nook without actually having any idea what it was about. Aside from being a TNG completist and needing to buy every story in that series out there, I was looking forward to reading this because I liked the work I had read by this author.

Finding out that it was about the Nexus at first I was a little hesitant as to wether I would like this or not. Generations was a good movie, and the concept of the Nexus was neat, but I didnt know if it was a topic that needed to be revisited.

I thought the story was good, I read it in one sitting and was not bored or regretted buying it.

I liked the handle the author has on the characters, with his previous work with Riker and Troi and now Picard, Worf, Beverly and Geordi I guess all we need is an ebook from him with Data

It was nice to get a TNG fix to hold me over til this Fall (that was an unintentional pun I swear)
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Old April 3 2013, 12:35 PM   #55
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The Nexus does strange things which may help out an author. At least there was no echo of Kirk in there.
I was rather hoping there would be an appearance.

One could still be in there...
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Old April 3 2013, 02:53 PM   #56
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I don't think anyone has addressed this yet, but for anyone who's read both, is The Stuff of Dreams consistent with Engines of Destiny?
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Old April 3 2013, 07:58 PM   #57
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Pethaps both authors could comment on that?
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Old April 3 2013, 09:07 PM   #58
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Pethaps both authors could comment on that?
Unfortunately, that would be impossible. Gene DeWeese died in 2012
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Old April 3 2013, 09:21 PM   #59
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Pethaps both authors could comment on that?
Unfortunately, that would be impossible. Gene DeWeese died in 2012


Awww.. I missed that.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:34 PM   #60
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Excited! I got to talk to James about "The Stuff of Dreams" and his latest book in "The Fall" coming out later this year; it's on the next Literary Treks! James is a blast to talk to!
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