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View Poll Results: Rate Peaceable Kingdoms.
Outstanding 18 20.45%
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Old February 28 2014, 09:23 PM   #166
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Just finished reading this over lunch and I have a question about the Ishan reveal:

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I still don't understand. What is the titular "The Fall"?
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Old May 14 2014, 06:26 AM   #168
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I still don't understand. What is the titular "The Fall"?


It's an entire mini-series about the fallout from a presidential assassination, and you have to ask?
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I still don't understand. What is the titular "The Fall"?


It's an entire mini-series about the fallout from a presidential assassination, and you have to ask?
Or it's based across the autumn months of the year and published across the autumn months of last year and the title stuck.
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Old May 14 2014, 04:55 PM   #170
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While Dimesdan's right on the money (it was a placeholder that just happened to stick), I think the title does work reasonably well no matter what the intention behind it, at least if you want to read more into it, to ascertain its suitability.

"The Fall" can have a double meaning, in referring, perhaps, to the literal fall as Bacco is shot dead, and the overall drama of her assassination. That one "fall" - the fall of one leader - and the rest of the series deals with its aftermath.

Also, the Federation, as one of three cultures depicted on the hard climb back into the light after traversing the winding tunnel of crisis that's defined its last decade-and-a-half, is trying not to let that incident drag it down to somewhere it shouldn't go (just as it's reached the point where things are potentially back on track), while Cardassia has previously fallen and gotten back on its feet, and is now taking the last shaky steps toward a new stability and a more hopeful future. And Andor is teetering on the brink of extinction and civil war. Cardassia fell, Andor is about to fall (and facing the stark reality of its approaching end), and the Federation is in danger of choosing the wrong path and spiralling down. In the end, all three keep on walking in the right direction, and all three cultures are more-or-less on the path to being healed.

"The Fall" is the spectre that hangs over everyone - for Cardassia, it's in the past, for Andor, the near future. For the Federation, a hypothetical. But they're all defined by it. And the fall of President Bacco is the event that forces their confrontation of it.
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Old June 17 2014, 10:45 PM   #171
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I suddenly noticed the name of the Klingon battle cruiser mentioned on page 226. The I.K.S. ghungh'HoH.
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