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Old April 17 2013, 05:49 PM   #61
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^ And the late, unlamented Moammar Qadafi. *

(Or however the fuck he spelled it that week)
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Old April 18 2013, 07:53 AM   #62
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I had a friend in High School that was convinced that Dafydd Ab Hugh was a pen name for Peter David as the humor and some of the style of writing was similar.

I hadnt heard or read that but then I hadnt heard or read anything discounting that either so I didnt disagree with him as he was the only other person in school reading the books with me lol.
I have met Peter David. I have met Dafydd ab Hugh.

Trust me, they're not the same person.
Speaking of Peter David, how's he doing after his stroke a while back?
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Old April 18 2013, 04:16 PM   #63
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I haven't had any direct contact with Peter since his stroke. But I know that he's at home and recovering. He's attended at least one convention since, posts blog entries occasionally, and is currently planning to attend Shore Leave this summer. All of which I choose to take as very encouraging news.
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Old April 19 2013, 10:27 AM   #64
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Ah, yes, that is good. Quite fan of his work, especially the early stuff - Strike Zone et al.
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Old April 19 2013, 09:19 PM   #65
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I have a strange fondness for Rebels.
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Old April 19 2013, 09:40 PM   #66
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It would have to be.
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Old April 20 2013, 12:35 AM   #67
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I sort of agree, actually. Not great, not even really good, but I enjoyed reading them a lot.
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Old April 20 2013, 05:59 AM   #68
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Arg. Rebels was a trilogy I expected to really like, but ended up disliking so much that I stopped reading part way through one of the books and never went back to it. (I think I managed to persevere until the early part of book 2.) This hardly ever happens with me. I keep telling myself I should revisit it someday, but... yeah.

I mean, at least I *finished* Warped...
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Old April 21 2013, 07:36 AM   #69
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I sort of agree, actually. Not great, not even really good, but I enjoyed reading them a lot.
I just got bored silly. I'm sure this was a case where, had the three books been compressed into one, the story might have been faster-paced. Just didn't seem epic enough for a trilogy, and the story is almost gone from my head, except I think a young pre-Vedek Winn was in it.
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Old April 21 2013, 02:37 PM   #70
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Yeah, Rebels sucked. The page count on each book was so low they could just have easily been one book, too.

It was one of the only numbered DS9s I skipped when they first came out. They just looked lame to me for some reason, and I *love* DS9. I went back and picked them up used a few years back, during the dry spell after the DS9 relaunch had run its course. Sadly they lived up to my low expectations, I really wish I'd have skipped them.
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Old February 5 2015, 12:55 AM   #71
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Fallen Heroes was probably the best of the early DS9 novels (including mine).

Haven't read his other Trek stuff.
You mean Devil in the Sky. It´s been a long time since I have read it. I remember something with a Horta inside the holodeck

As to the Rebels novels I keep asking myself, who the f*** are the people on the cover. And I read it last year. It´s full of errors regarding technical terms. Regardless, it wasn´t that bad.

Fallen Heroes was hilarious. Odo vs Quark like Bones vs Spock.
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Old February 5 2015, 04:08 AM   #72
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The biggest thing that stood out for me, that I remember despite not having read them in years, is that he made a much bigger deal of O'Brien's non-com status than the show ever did. As the Chief of Operations, the show always portrayed him as having the authority of a commissioned officer by default - his staff had ensigns and lieutenants, but he had authority over them. Yet in at least Vengeance, I recall O'Brien repeatedly deferring to Bashir because of his commissioned rank. It was something that always stuck out noticeably to me, and always bothered me, given that the show, aside from a few references in the time before the Bashir-O'Brien friendship solidified, never really made that kind of a big deal about non-coms like O'Brien deferring to commissioned officers.
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Old February 5 2015, 04:30 AM   #73
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The biggest thing that stood out for me, that I remember despite not having read them in years, is that he made a much bigger deal of O'Brien's non-com status than the show ever did. As the Chief of Operations, the show always portrayed him as having the authority of a commissioned officer by default - his staff had ensigns and lieutenants, but he had authority over them. Yet in at least Vengeance, I recall O'Brien repeatedly deferring to Bashir because of his commissioned rank. It was something that always stuck out noticeably to me, and always bothered me, given that the show, aside from a few references in the time before the Bashir-O'Brien friendship solidified, never really made that kind of a big deal about non-coms like O'Brien deferring to commissioned officers.
O'Brien's position on DS9 seems like less of a non-com and more like a warrant officer, basically a technical specialist who answers to the commissioned officers for most things but has special autonomy in the officer's field of expertise.
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Old February 5 2015, 05:18 AM   #74
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^Well, he was a chief petty officer, which is similar to a warrant officer, I think.
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Old February 5 2015, 05:21 AM   #75
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I can remember a few times O'Brien had to defer to the officers - specifically I just watched a season two episode where Bashir and O'Brien where stranded together. I also remember Ezri pulling rank on O'Brien.
I have to admit though that I don't really understand the difference in O'Brien's position. Did he not go thru Starfleet Academy and just went thru a Starfleet version of a trade school or something?
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