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View Poll Results: Rate A Ceremony of Losses.
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Old October 27 2013, 08:41 AM   #31
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Resolution is coming, sooner rather than later. But maybe not in the way you'd expect.
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Old October 27 2013, 02:21 PM   #32
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Mack, loved the Animal House reference by the freighter captain.
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Old October 27 2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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Holy hell, what a ride.... Resolutions, I need them!!

Mack, great work as usual. Can't wait to see where this is going. Only real issue I have is...

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Old October 27 2013, 06:35 PM   #34
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So did the Rio Grande survive?
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Old October 27 2013, 06:44 PM   #35
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Mage wrote: View Post
Holy hell, what a ride.... Resolutions, I need them!!

Mack, great work as usual. Can't wait to see where this is going. Only real issue I have is...

I felt it was adequately covered in David R. George III's books; also, it was not directly relevant to my story, so I chose not to spend time on it.

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So did the Rio Grande survive?
Yes. Even I won't disrespect that venerable tradition.

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Mack, loved the Animal House reference by the freighter captain.
I think Animal House might be the only non-Star Trek source I reference as often as the band Rush.
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Old October 27 2013, 07:50 PM   #36
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I felt it was adequately covered in David R. George III's books; also, it was not directly relevant to my story, so I chose not to spend time on it.
Oh, I certainly didn't mean it as part of the plot, more along the lines of Ro mentioning it or something like that.

But really, that's the only thing I can think of right now that isn't a full out wow when in it comes this novel.

And not just this novel. Sofar, The Fall has been giving me exactly what I would want from TrekLit. Good plots, great character development, progressing storyline that keeps on building. You guys and gal are doing a great job with this!!
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Old October 27 2013, 10:14 PM   #37
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Speaking of Rush, we need to get you into Toronto for a visit one of these years.

For story research, of course. ;-)
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Old October 28 2013, 05:31 PM   #38
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For the people who have read it, is it worth brushing up on Paths of Disharmony before starting this? I find that I don't really remember many of the andorian characters from that book, other than Shar.
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Old October 28 2013, 08:10 PM   #39
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^ It won't be necessary.
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Old October 28 2013, 09:10 PM   #40
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Thanks! Really looking forward to picking this up tomorrow.
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Old October 29 2013, 01:36 AM   #41
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Looked today at local B+N. No luck.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:34 AM   #42
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Loved it. Absolutely adored Bashir's arc in this book. Ishan is looking more and more like a fascinating, frustrating villain.

Question:

It's very hard not to read A Ceremony of Losses and think of the examples of Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden. Snowden, of course, didn't go public until this spring, making it unlikely he was an influence -- but I'm curious if Chelsea Manning was on your mind while writing this, David Mack?
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Old October 29 2013, 03:22 PM   #43
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DS9 is my favorite ST franchise because their characters were not only full of defects but they also learned and grew with time. Under that light, I loved Bashir from the beginning. I identified myself from his “I know it all” attitude born from the arrogance of youth to be forty and spend that last 13 years working in the same place (Zero Sum Game).

I’m extremely grateful that David Mack wrote this novel. Not only I like his writing style but his insight of what makes Bashir tick. Ceremony it’s the perfect emotional outcome for what happened to him in ZSG and The Abyss. At the end we see Bashir going back to the idealistic principles Garak used to taunt him so much during the series but with the level of maturity and integrity you can only hope to achieve with time. It’s a classical Star Trek novel based on the principle of “striving over adversity to defend what you think is right” with a twist of Mack to spike it! J

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Old October 29 2013, 03:49 PM   #44
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I just bought the ePub eBook edition for a grand total of $3.29. I'm looking forward to reading this one.
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Old October 29 2013, 04:47 PM   #45
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I’m entitled to 2 vacation periods per year and I took the first one so I could download this from Amazon at midnight and read it, and re read it, and re read it….



Can anyone explain to me, what’s the marketing reasoning behind the release of these books on Tuesdays!!??
Here I’m dying to talk about the book with somebody and everybody I know is working! DAMN!





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