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View Poll Results: Rate The Weight of Worlds.
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Old April 7 2013, 08:46 AM   #46
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I really enjoyed this - I'm not much of a TOS fan but have a soft spot for Uhura so picked this up because it was mentioned she had a decent part and I wasn't disappointed.

Nice action packed plot with some good character stuff for Uhura and Sulu.
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Old April 7 2013, 08:11 PM   #47
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^ Agreed. I really wish the series had been able to give Nichols roles like the one Uhura has in this novel.
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Old April 7 2013, 09:56 PM   #48
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About half way through. Waiting to see some sign of progress in overcoming the enemies.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:03 AM   #49
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I enjoyed the book. The Crusaders motivations reminded me a bit of Douglas Adams' Krikkit War.
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Old April 9 2013, 06:46 AM   #50
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And another very good Greg Cox read.
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Old April 9 2013, 07:35 PM   #51
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I really liked this book.I liked seeing Uhura being in command of the Enterprise.She has some great scenes in this book.
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Old April 9 2013, 11:06 PM   #52
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I'm a bit over half way through, and its a decent book. I've grown to find the bad guys a bit more interesting than I did in the beginning, although I still wouldn't say they're great. I like the character stuff with Uhura and others. I'm not a big fan of Kirk's prime directive dilemma, and that combined with the bad guys not being the best dragging the book down a bit, but overall its a decent read.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:19 AM   #53
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Just finished. Another very good stand-alone adventure (I forgot how much I missed those); it reads very much like an episode of the old series. Greg Cox has a great grasp of all the characters vocalizations - not unexpected - and it was easy 'hearing' all the familiar voices as I was reading. I enjoyed the humour studded throughout the story - even in the face of danger. It really was....satisfying to see Sulu play a very prominent role (as I alway envisioned he should ) and Uhura given the opportunity to strut her command presence; I hope we see more of that in the future - no matter who writes for us. I enjoyed our adversaries because as opposed to being bad for personal gain, they truly believed what they were doing and were simply misguided. I have to admit, what 'threw me for a loop' was the challenge between Jaenab and our intrepid hero, Captain Kirk. I wasn't expecting to see something of a sporting event (I found it very quiddich-esque) and it took me a little while to get into it. It was refreshing, though, that it simply wasn't a slug-fest, frankly, something I was expecting. The 'game' interspersed with the scenes of Spock and Vlisora were very well done - the action was very well paced and concluded well. It all reminded me of the old days. Thanks for the read.
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Old April 10 2013, 08:38 PM   #54
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At the point where Kirk is captured and betrayed, and Spock seems to be dead. Certainly seems TOS like.
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Old April 10 2013, 08:55 PM   #55
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I have to admit, what 'threw me for a loop' was the challenge between Jaenab and our intrepid hero, Captain Kirk. I wasn't expecting to see something of a sporting event (I found it very quiddich-esque) and it took me a little while to get into it. It was refreshing, though, that it simply wasn't a slug-fest, frankly, something I was expecting. The 'game' interspersed with the scenes of Spock and Vlisora were very well done - the action was very well paced and concluded well. It all reminded me of the old days. Thanks for the read.
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Old April 12 2013, 06:37 PM   #56
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Forgive the double post. But it dawns on me that I should mention that I will be appearing at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, Delaware tomorrow to promote the book.

Captain Blue Hen Comics
March 13, 1-3 pm.

Hope to see some of you there!
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Old April 15 2013, 10:48 PM   #57
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Oh dear... page 210... a knockout gas invented by "a distant relative" of Sulu's family in the 20th century to battle "vicious crooks and racketeers." So Sulu is a descendant of the Green Hornet's trusty valet Kato? Oh, my...

(Is that perhaps partly a nod to the fact that Sulu is named Kato -- albeit with the correct pronunciation -- in the Japanese dub of Star Trek?)


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TAS had differences for TOS in ship layout, shuttlecraft, etc but the characters were still basically the same.
No need to resort to alternate timelines to explain that -- the ship was simply refit and got upgraded shuttles between TOS and TAS.


TNG had the Ent-D saying thatthe space beyond Deneb was unexplored and yet we had references to Denebian Slime Devils and Kirk spoke of being on Deneb IV in WNMHGB, Apparently Starfleet went as far as Deneb and no further for a century or the Deneb IV's are different.
There are a few different stars with some form of Deneb in their names, since it's Arabic for "tail." It's assumed in Star Charts, and in some Trek lit including my own, that the Deneb referenced in TOS is actually Deneb Kaitos, or Beta Ceti, which is about 96 light-years away, while the Deneb seen in "Encounter at Farpoint" is just plain Deneb, or Alpha Cygni, which is so far away that its distance is hard to calculate but is estimated to be somewhere between 1550 and 2600 light-years away -- a good distance for Farpoint Station, which was supposed to be on the outermost fringe of Federation-explored space.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:57 PM   #58
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Re: TOS: The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I have finished it and really liked, my full review is coming soon. We also got the chance to talk to Greg on Literary Treks!
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Old April 16 2013, 12:33 AM   #59
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Finished it. Rated it 'Above Average'.

I found its' greatest strength was that it felt like an episode of TOS. Its' greatest weakness was that it felt a little too much like certain episodes. But it was a fun read.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:14 AM   #60
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Finished it. Rated it 'Above Average'.

I found its' greatest strength was that it felt like an episode of TOS. Its' greatest weakness was that it felt a little too much like certain episodes. But it was a fun read.
For what's worth, I had just done a rewatch of all three seasons of the original series, so I was very much in a TOS state of mind!
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