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View Poll Results: Rate From History's Shadow.
Outstanding 19 35.19%
Above Average 22 40.74%
Average 10 18.52%
Below Average 3 5.56%
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Old August 5 2013, 05:54 AM   #31
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Re: TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!

How much of this takes place in the 20th Century and how much is in 23rd? I don't need a page count, just a rough idea is enough.
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Old August 5 2013, 06:11 PM   #32
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Most of this story takes place in the 2oth century except for brief chapters that take place on The Enterprise. It begins in the 1940s and moves forward through a lot of history up to the space race .Theres some great storytelling in this book Sputnick and the founding of NASA trying to get men on the moon.I don't want to post too many spoilers for those people who haven't gotten the book yet will really enjoy this book if you like the history of spaceflight.
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Old August 6 2013, 05:04 AM   #33
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Cool, thanks for the info!
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Old August 6 2013, 03:22 PM   #34
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150 pages in and I'm loving it so far.. There's a nod to "Little Green Men"
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Old August 6 2013, 06:53 PM   #35
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I haven't heard about this book until now. I'm sure its a decent book, but I can't stand anything related to Gary Seven, so I won't be reading it.
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Old August 7 2013, 04:25 PM   #36
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I just finished reading this book and really enjoyed the story taking place for the most part in the2oth century. I would mind seeing Dayton writing a sequel to this book and bringing back Roberta Lincoln and Mestral again.
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Old August 7 2013, 05:02 PM   #37
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kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I haven't heard about this book until now. I'm sure its a decent book, but I can't stand anything related to Gary Seven, so I won't be reading it.
Nothing like complaining about a book you have no intention of reading.
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Old August 7 2013, 11:06 PM   #38
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kirk55555 wrote: View Post
I haven't heard about this book until now. I'm sure its a decent book, but I can't stand anything related to Gary Seven, so I won't be reading it.
Nothing like complaining about a book you have no intention of reading.
In all fairness he really didn't do that. Rather he simply stated that he wasn't interested and why he wasn't interested. I obviously don't share his problem (I honestly can't think of any character that would make me NOT read a Trek book) but at least he's forthright about his reasoning.
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Old August 8 2013, 12:00 AM   #39
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I wasn't trying to complain about it. I just hadn't heard about this book, but I saw this thread and looked it up. It stars characters/a story I despised in TOS (anything related to Gary Seven) so its not something I'll be reading. It is probably a good book, I just can't stand the subject matter. It was just a short post, I didn't mean to set anyone off
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Old August 8 2013, 04:05 PM   #40
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^Dude. This is the internet. Whether you mean it or not, someone is always going to be set off by an opinion no matter how small the post
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Old August 10 2013, 06:28 PM   #41
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I am curious why you despise Gary Seven so much? Not a character I have strong feelings about one way or another.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:41 PM   #42
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I finished it last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it (and I, for one, like Gary and Roberta.)
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Old August 12 2013, 05:12 PM   #43
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Ditto I like reading books that include Gary seven and Roberta Lincoln stories.
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Old August 13 2013, 09:22 PM   #44
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It seems to be improving which is uncorrelated to meeting the author at the LV con.
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Old August 15 2013, 02:45 PM   #45
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Just posted my review. Enjoyed it for the most part. I would love to see a follow-up sometime!

Also, I did an interview with Dayton Ward for TrekCore.com. It's a couple of weeks old now, but I think some of his answers were pretty cool. The interview was pre-Seekers announcement, so unfortunately he only teases it. If only the interview had been a couple of days later!
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