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View Poll Results: Rate A Ceremony of Losses.
Outstanding 65 61.32%
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Old October 29 2013, 07:52 PM   #46
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How in the world have three The Fall books already been released? I can't catch up no matter how hard I try!
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Old October 29 2013, 10:50 PM   #47
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The epilogues of all the past couple of novels have been real tear jerkers.

Damned allergies, acting up again.
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Old October 29 2013, 11:27 PM   #48
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Okay more spoilery....

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Old October 30 2013, 01:12 AM   #49
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^ Without addressing the spoilery parts of your post, I can tell you that the civilian freighter captain Emerson Harris was named for a fan who placed the high bid in an auction for charity this time last year at the GMX convention in Nashville, TN.
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Old October 30 2013, 01:58 AM   #50
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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!
For the last few years now Tuesdays have been the release day for the majority of books, video games, and DVDs/Blu-Rays. I'm not sure why though.
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Old October 30 2013, 02:17 AM   #51
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Can anyone explain to me, what’s the marketing reasoning behind the release of these books on Tuesdays!!??
I have the answer for you.

It’s always exciting when your favorite band releases a new album. But, why do they always come out on Tuesday?...
http://brokensecrets.com/2010/09/17/...uff-comes-out/
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Old October 30 2013, 08:56 AM   #52
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This wasn't very good - on the plus side it's well-written and the character of Bashir get some good moments but that is outweighed by the problems with the book that are numerous.

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Old October 30 2013, 09:10 AM   #53
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This wasn't very good - on the plus side it's well-written and the character of Bashir get some good moments but that is outweighed by the problems with the book that are numerous.

I enjoyed it more than you but would agree the portrayal of the President went way over the top - I expected him to give an evil cackle after every line.

It's interesting - we've had a lot of books in the first few years covering the political aspect of the Federation and its members and it does feel that the politicans rarely come out of it well. It fits with our cynical world but jars somewhat in the supposedly more muture & open society of the Federation.
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Old October 30 2013, 09:18 AM   #54
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This wasn't very good - on the plus side it's well-written and the character of Bashir get some good moments but that is outweighed by the problems with the book that are numerous.

I enjoyed it more than you but would agree the portrayal of the President went way over the top - I expected him to give an evil cackle after every line.

It's interesting - we've had a lot of books in the first few years covering the political aspect of the Federation and its members and it does feel that the politicans rarely come out of it well. It fits with our cynical world but jars somewhat in the supposedly more muture & open society of the Federation.
Plus it seems we are heading to a situation where two out of the last three Federation presidents were 'taken out' by the Military - some liberal democracy!
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Old October 30 2013, 11:48 AM   #55
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Wow. Just finished this after an all night reading session. I'll have more thoughts later, but easily the best Star Trek novel to come out in 2013.
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Old October 30 2013, 12:01 PM   #56
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I'm not going to go into any big spoilers but I really enjoyed it. It's definitely my favourite of the three so far and I love David Mack's style. I had a sense of dread throughout the entire book about what was coming, but when I got to the end I was actually really satisfied by how everything turned out.

Still, it is only book three of five. I want to know what is going on with the President and the numerous other questions left to be answered. I have very old fashioned tastes and as dark as things might get, I want my endings to be happy ones. Still not sure what end point The Fall is heading towards, but I am very excited to find out.
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Old October 30 2013, 01:05 PM   #57
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Best trek book since DRGIII's Typhon Pact duology last year and David Mack's best work since Destiny. Could not put it down. I wish each author was writing 2 books in this series, 5 books is just not long enough. Only 2 more to go.
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Old October 30 2013, 02:55 PM   #58
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Forgive the nitpicking, but I noticed something odd towards the end of the book; Bashir recalls being a prisoner of the Breen during the Dominion War. Did the author confuse him with Ezri or is that from another novel?
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Old October 30 2013, 06:57 PM   #59
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I just started reading this one today. I LOVED the Pinky and the Brain reference at the end of chapter three. I now have my hopes up for some, "Shar, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" action throughout the rest of the story.

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Old October 30 2013, 11:14 PM   #60
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Bashir recalls being a prisoner of the Breen during the Dominion War.
That was during the early episodes of the final Deep Space Nine arc.
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