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View Poll Results: Rate The Poisoned Chalice.
Outstanding 52 53.06%
Above Average 40 40.82%
Average 5 5.10%
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Old November 25 2013, 06:10 PM   #31
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ice hockey has survived into the future!
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Yeah, I could see Andorians adopting the sport once Shran or one of his contemporaries learned of it. They might have already had a variation on it, independently invented...
I think m'colleague Dave Mack is responsible for the earliest "chronological" ref to hockey in Star Trek, which gets a mention in one of his TOS era Vanguard novels. It's also shown on Voyager as one of Tom Paris's holoprograms, so it's still around in the 24th century...
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Old November 25 2013, 06:56 PM   #32
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^ That's right. In Reap the Whirlwind, ensigns O'Halloran and Anderson debate the merits of misappropriating refrigeration tech to create a hockey rink that will last for only 12 minutes in the searing heat of Gamma Tauri IV's equatorial region.
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Old November 25 2013, 09:18 PM   #33
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Re: TF: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

The VOY reference, back when it originally aired, got me wondering if the NHL had outlasted MLB. ;-)
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Old November 26 2013, 07:50 AM   #34
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Just downloaded my copy to the nook. Already floored! Wish i didnt have work in the am so i could read it in one go!
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Old November 26 2013, 07:37 PM   #35
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I found this novel while shopping for groceries. I can't wait to start reading this book .All the books in the Fall series have been fantastatic stories.
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Old November 26 2013, 08:22 PM   #36
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Old November 26 2013, 08:26 PM   #37
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Completely ticked off here! Recieved notification of shipping on the night between 22 and 23 november. Usually, that mean the book would be delivered that day. Still haven't recieved anything.
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Old November 26 2013, 09:38 PM   #38
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Old November 26 2013, 10:12 PM   #39
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About a third in. Why does this President and COS remind me of Zife and COS? Is that ship Tuvok and Nog are on a Q ship? I just cannot see Riker remaining in the Admiralty when this is over.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:32 AM   #40
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A good read, finished it in about 4 hours.

Loved how the various plotlines were juggled and then brought together at the end. That said I was really hoping Riker would do a certain thing at the end.
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Old November 27 2013, 01:07 AM   #41
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Man you guys are REALLY making me think about taking a cross-town trip to my local B&N just to get my hands on this book.
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Old November 27 2013, 03:59 AM   #42
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Pre-Ordered my copy on Amazon two days ago...arrived today! Diving into it as soon as I power down the computer....in...5...4...3...2...
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Old November 27 2013, 04:54 AM   #43
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And back to ice hockey for a second. Finally re-read it enough to connect the Alpha Cent worlds with the sport, and we might want to take a look at the icethetics.info website, particularly these pages for inspirational purposes.
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Old November 27 2013, 06:55 AM   #44
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Re: TF: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow Review Thread (Spoilers!

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I finished it today. Lots of good stuff there.

Going to spoil only one thing: ice hockey has survived into the future!
About 1/3 into it & love it. Love it that hockey is still alive & well, hoping the Red Wings are having a better year in 2385 then this year is going so far.
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Old November 27 2013, 06:15 PM   #45
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It showed up on my nook yesterday so it will be a while till I get to it
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