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View Poll Results: Rate Revelation and Dust.
Outstanding 29 25.89%
Above Average 45 40.18%
Average 25 22.32%
Below Average 7 6.25%
Poor 6 5.36%
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Old August 18 2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)


Star Trek: The Fall is a new five-book novel series set in the 24th century, featuring characters from both TNG and DS9 (and at least in an upcoming installment, the crew of the USS Titan as well). It kicks of with Revelation and Dust on August 27th, penned by David R. George III, and following up on his highly-acclaimed Plagues of Night / Raise the Dawn duology published in the first half of 2012. Basically, this one looks to provide the release fans of the elaborate 24th century continuity have been jonesing for all year . As a further tidbit of note, the entire The Fall arc is said to take place in a 60-day timespan, which should literally make a for a refreshing change of pace over the course of so many books.

Taking it to the blurb:

WELCOME TO THE NEW DEEP SPACE 9

After the destruction of the original space station by a rogue faction of the Typhon Pact, Miles O’Brien and Nog have led the Starfleet Corps of Engineers in designing and constructing a larger, more advanced starbase in the Bajoran system. Now, as familiar faces such as Benjamin Sisko, Kasidy Yates, Ezri Dax, Odo, and Quark arrive at the new station, Captain Ro Laren will host various heads of state at an impressive dedication ceremony. The dignitaries include not only the leaders of allies—such as Klingon Chancellor Martok, Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom, the Cardassian castellan, and the Bajoran first minister—but also those of rival powers, such as the Romulan praetor and the Gorn imperator. But as Ro’s crew prepares to open DS9 to the entire Bajor Sector and beyond, disaster looms. A faction has already set in action a shocking plan that, if successful, will shake the Alpha and Beta Quadrants to the core.

And what of Kira Nerys, lost aboard a runabout when the Bajoran wormhole collapsed? In the two years that have passed during construction of the new Deep Space 9, there have been no indica*tions that the Celestial Temple, the Prophets, or Kira have sur*vived. But since Ben Sisko once learned that the wormhole aliens exist nonlinearly in time, what does that mean with respect to their fate, or that of the wormhole . . . or of Kira herself?

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Old August 18 2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

What book is the Titan crew to be in?
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Old August 18 2013, 02:49 PM   #3
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What book is the Titan crew to be in?

James Swallow's
The Poisoned Chalice, book 4 of 5, slated for November. Mr. Swallow of course also wrote Synthesis, the last Titan novel to be generally well-received (the two Michael A. Martin outings that followed received a lot of criticism on this board).
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Old August 18 2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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What book is the Titan crew to be in?

James Swallow's
The Poisoned Chalice, book 4 of 5, slated for November. Mr. Swallow of course also wrote Synthesis, the last Titan novel to be generally well-received (the two Michael A. Martin outings that followed received a lot of criticism on this board).
I just hope that James can write his way out of the mess left by Martin such that everything that happened in Martin's two Titan books ends up never having happened.
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Old August 19 2013, 12:40 AM   #5
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I'd be ok with Swallow basically ignoring them.
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Old August 19 2013, 07:40 AM   #6
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Should arrive in about 5 days, can't wait to dig into this one.
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Old August 19 2013, 05:02 PM   #7
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What book is the Titan crew to be in?

James Swallow's
The Poisoned Chalice, book 4 of 5, slated for November. Mr. Swallow of course also wrote Synthesis, the last Titan novel to be generally well-received (the two Michael A. Martin outings that followed received a lot of criticism on this board).
Thanks. I'm following the Titan series and loving it so far. Currently on Sword of Damocles with Destiny and Over a Torrent Sea and the rest to follow.

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Old August 19 2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Ordered this from my library - looks really interesting.
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Old August 19 2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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I've been looking forward to this; I don't really see where the DS9 novels are going, but this seems interesting. I wonder if we will get DS9-branded novels next year?
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Old August 20 2013, 01:04 AM   #10
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I really hope there will be more DS9 novels. They are the reason I started reading through trek literature, and the characters I care the most about. I do like these sort of large crossovers though, so I can't argue too much.

As it is, it will be very hard not to skip ahead and pick up this book. I already know most of the spoilers from typhoon pact, but I'm still two novels to go on my reading binge. Hopefully preordering it from amazon will sustain me. ;;

That and any spoilers that will crop up in this thread.
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Old August 23 2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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So cannot wait for this book, I think this is going to be a good set of novels.
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Old August 23 2013, 10:00 PM   #12
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Big time Niner, and I love the entire direction DS9 has been going in since the TP novels. But I'm not sure an actual DS9 series of novels would still work. So many new characters, a new location... Right now, I would love for DS9 to go the same route as the Aventine, guest appereances and the odd novel under a banner like with The Fall.
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Old August 23 2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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I just wish we'd get a book or two to fill in the gap years under a DS9 Banner and then move DS9 back to "Gust in Big Event" status.
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Old August 23 2013, 10:57 PM   #14
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I just wish we had a Kirsten M. Beyer for DS9. Someone who loved and studied the show like she did for Voyager novels. I haven't recognized the DS9 characters since the Soul Key.
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Old August 24 2013, 06:57 AM   #15
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I just wish we had a Kirsten M. Beyer for DS9. Someone who loved and studied the show like she did for Voyager novels. I haven't recognized the DS9 characters since the Soul Key.

Because the characters went through 5 years in between Soul Key and the TP pact novels. A lot happens to people in 5 years. I'm not the same man I was 5 years ago, most people aren't. To expect these characters to remain stationary and not change at all is unrealistic at best.

And I love what Kirsten did with VOY, but if you look at how many of the characters' little mannerism are put in the novels by DRGIII (Odo's typical crossing of his arms and rubbing his chin for example) it's clear that this man understands and knows this people. The littl conversation between O'Brien and Nog, in RtD... it could hear Colm and Aron in my head, see Nog's grin on his face while he was trying to get under O'Brien's skin. Amazing.
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