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View Poll Results: Rate A Choice of Futures.
Outstanding 53 50.00%
Above Average 39 36.79%
Average 10 9.43%
Below Average 2 1.89%
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Old July 23 2013, 03:11 PM   #196
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Re: ENT: A Choice of Futures by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!

^ While I'm not quite as enthusiastic as you about the book as whole, I agree that the Reed/Pioneer parts were the strongest.

I toyed with giving the book an above average, but in the end I went with average, because I thought the Archer parts of the novel weren't strong enough to warrant an above average.

I have sent my review to USF's editor a few days ago and hope it's up sometime soon.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:36 PM   #197
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Old July 24 2013, 07:22 PM   #198
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Christopher, when will your annotations be available?
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Old July 24 2013, 07:29 PM   #199
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^I'm busy finishing up book 2 (deadline is Monday) and then Shore Leave is just days later. I haven't had an opportunity to do the annotations yet.
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Old July 24 2013, 11:57 PM   #200
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Christopher, when will your annotations be available?
Okay, who had July 24th at 13:22 CDT in the annotations begging pool?
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Old July 25 2013, 12:25 AM   #201
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I'm looking forward to getting the annotations, but not at the expense of the next novel...
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Old July 25 2013, 05:44 PM   #202
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I finally finished the book. Normally I read a novel in 2-3 days easily, but this time I decided to just take my time in reading. Took me almost 3 weeks and I must say that I enjoyed every moment of reading the book. I enjoyed the U.S.S. Pioneer storyline the most of all.
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Old July 25 2013, 06:35 PM   #203
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^I'm busy finishing up book 2 (deadline is Monday) and then Shore Leave is just days later. I haven't had an opportunity to do the annotations yet.
The next novel comes first, and you should have some time off at Shore Leave. Will you be appearing at the NYCC?
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Old July 25 2013, 07:32 PM   #204
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^Probably. It's not certain yet.
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Old July 27 2013, 01:38 AM   #205
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I really enjoyed this novel, after Romulan War was alternately dragged on then cut short I thought it was well paced as a stand-alone story and setup for more novels.

I also appreciated the character progression from RW; I like CBLs point that while it may be unexpected or unlikely, that's more like real life.

I really liked what CBL did with the uniforms and fleet patches, tying in the different races and references.
As a lover of little details, I gotta ask Mr Bennett, did you give any thought to the background of the canonical Defiant patch from ENT "Mirror Darkly", or the slightly more apocryphal Bonaventure patch from TAS "Time Trap"?
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Old July 27 2013, 03:30 AM   #206
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^The Defiant patch is the same chevron insignia used for Starfleet Command in TOS, and seen as part of the "racing stripes" on the side of the Enterprise and shuttlecraft. No thoughts on the other. But there's plenty of time between RotF and TOS/TAS for other worlds to join and other space services' patches to be added to the roster, or for the patches to evolve in some other way.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:13 AM   #207
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Christopher, without giving away plotlines and details, will the next novel be a direct sequel to this, as in following the events straight away, or will there be a few years or so in between??

If you are allowed to tell us something like that ofcourse.
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Old July 27 2013, 03:57 PM   #208
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^Somewhere in between those.
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Old July 27 2013, 09:37 PM   #209
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^Oh. I think I see what you mean. I'm not sure I agree with that reading, either of the book or the movie in question.
Well, I chose to take it as a potential Into Darkness reference/setup. It seemed to fit.
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Old July 27 2013, 09:42 PM   #210
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^Somewhere in between those.
Huh, that's actually quite interesting. Can't wait, that's for sure.
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