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Old March 2 2014, 09:24 PM   #31
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Re: TOS: Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

And also I'm guessing that McCoy can't have one of the senior officers with him on the bridge at all times, who can prompt him on what orders to give?

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Old March 3 2014, 11:50 AM   #32
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Nah, they're actually all there. McCoy makes most of the decisions himself - this is literally a "what if McCoy was captain" story. Spock gives a bit of help with things, but while everyone is there but Kirk, McCoy calls the shots.

You should read it, apart from the knots the book ties itself into justifying why McCoy would be in charge, it's fantastic. The alien races are a lot of fun.
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Old March 3 2014, 07:22 PM   #33
Re: TOS: Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

If your aDiane Duane fan this is a great novel for McCoy fans I liked the way the story had unusual alien characters and I like the way the Klingons are written in this book.
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Old March 3 2014, 07:29 PM   #34
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I thought this book was average. The reason McCoy couldn't turn over command to Spock was stupid, and didn't make too much sense. I just cannot see that actually happening in an organization like Starfleet, or any group with any common sense. That whole thing kind of colored the rest of my time reading it. It wasn't bad, but I doubt I'd read it again.
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