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View Poll Results: Please Vote for Favorite Book of these 4
The Better Man 2 8.70%
Dreams of the Raven 10 43.48%
Shadows of the Sun 9 39.13%
A Choice of Catastrophes 2 8.70%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old August 15 2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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Opinions on the Following McCoy Centered Books

Hey guys I am interested in the following McCoy novels but reviews I've read have been kind of mixed.

I am wondering if everyone can vote for their favorite and then share any opinions they have good or bad on the books listed that you have read, thanks!
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Old August 15 2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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That's a tough call. They're all good books.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: Opinions on the Following McCoy Centered Books

Of those listed, Shadows of the Sun is probably the best. I've also got a soft spot for Dreams of the Raven, which was the first Trek book I ever read. That one's a little darker in tone, though...
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Old August 15 2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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^Wow, I would've called Shadows the darkest of the four. Certainly there's some gruesome stuff in Dreams, but Shadows has the darkest ending, I think.
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Old August 15 2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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Wow! It's really hard to pick a favorite I also Like Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane and the Crucible Novel about McCoy is also really good.I really like A choice of Catastrophies & Dreams of the ravens. Also there's another McCoy novel about McCoy and his daughter Joanna Crisis on Centaurus.by Brad Ferguson
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Old August 15 2013, 05:16 PM   #6
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Re: Opinions on the Following McCoy Centered Books

I liked all 4 of the choices, but I had to go with Dreams of the Raven as my favorite in the poll. If I had to pick my all-time favorite McCoy novel, though, I'd have to go with Provenance of Shadows.
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Old August 15 2013, 05:32 PM   #7
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Wow! It's really hard to pick a favorite I also Like Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane and the Crucible Novel about McCoy is also really good.
The reason they are not included is because I have read them both already.
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Old August 15 2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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Dreams of the Raven from your list.
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Old August 16 2013, 02:43 AM   #9
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I wholeheartedly agree - Provenance of Shadows would be my choice.
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Old August 16 2013, 02:59 AM   #10
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Kinokima wrote: View Post
Hey guys I am interested in the following McCoy novels but reviews I've read have been kind of mixed.
Really? Where did you see mixed reviews of these? I loved all of these books, but Shadows is maybe my favorite? (Dreams is a close second, though, I remember really liking it.)

If you like McCoy, I'd recommend all 4.
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Old August 16 2013, 03:16 AM   #11
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Re: Opinions on the Following McCoy Centered Books

Reanok wrote: View Post
Wow! It's really hard to pick a favorite I also Like Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane and the Crucible Novel about McCoy is also really good.I really like A choice of Catastrophies & Dreams of the ravens. Also there's another McCoy novel about McCoy and his daughter Joanna Crisis on Centaurus.by Brad Ferguson
I picked Ravens. I really enjoyed that book. I've read it a couple of times.
But I haven't read the others though.

I'm put off "Doctor's Orders" by one review that said that Spock should have taken over at the first sign of trouble. I can't get over that.
I hate the Crucible series. The McCoy novel was the best though IMO.
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Old August 16 2013, 03:58 AM   #12
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Kinokima wrote: View Post
Hey guys I am interested in the following McCoy novels but reviews I've read have been kind of mixed.
Really? Where did you see mixed reviews of these? I loved all of these books, but Shadows is maybe my favorite? (Dreams is a close second, though, I remember really liking it.)

If you like McCoy, I'd recommend all 4.

Oh places like Amazon and Good Reads. Another problem is the books get a low number of reviews so its hard to gauge the overall feelings of the book.

It looks like Shadows and Dreams are the clear favorites here though.
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Old August 16 2013, 01:53 PM   #13
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Yeah those are the best two of the four.

I think A Choice of Catastrophies did have kind of mixed reviews on this board now that I think of it. (Mostly positive, but kind of mixed.) A Better Man was ok but nothing really memorable. I enjoyed both of them though.
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Old August 16 2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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I like Dreams of the Raven.
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Old August 17 2013, 02:33 AM   #15
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DorkBoy [TM] wrote: View Post
If you like McCoy, I'd recommend all 4.
Ditto. And "Dreams of the Raven" was such a fun read!
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