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View Poll Results: Rate Q&A
Outstanding 15 48.39%
Above Average 9 29.03%
Average 6 19.35%
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Old July 20 2014, 05:19 AM   #31
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Re: TNG: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido Review Thread (spoilers!)

The Trek BBS has been around for a long time, right? Why can't I find a review thread for Q&A from when it first came out? Are review threads a recently initiated tradition?
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Old July 20 2014, 08:13 AM   #32
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Re: TNG: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido Review Thread (spoilers!)

There was a pretty long thread about it when it was released. It wasn't a review thread like we have now,though. http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=35798
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Old July 20 2014, 09:37 PM   #33
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^Thanks.
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Old July 20 2014, 09:40 PM   #34
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Re: TNG: Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido Review Thread (spoilers!)

We didn't start doing these kinds of review threads regularly until Sho set up his site. Before that the pre-release threads often continued on with the discussion of the book after it was released, and when a post-release thread was started, it didn't always include a poll.
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Old May 17 2015, 03:20 AM   #35
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After hiking through the treacherous trails of Death in Winter and Resistance, I finally arrived at the peaceful oasis of Q & A. And what a marvelous destination it turned out to be!

This book was brilliant.

Q was so much fun. Genius work at tying most of his appearances together into a coherent narrative. KRAD nailed his voice and his snark was scorching -- his comment to "Randy" about leaving her children behind made my jaw drop.

Speaking of Kadohata, I really enjoyed her addition in this volume. Her interactions with other characters were always charming and I liked the friendship that is developing between her and Beverly.

I also approve of the new security chief, if for no other reason than he brought out the neurotic side of Geordi briefly in the Happy Bottom scene over drinks. During the TNG series, the writers would sometimes give LaForge odd little social hang-ups and his feeling slighted here over Leybenzon blowing him off for drinks reminded me of "visored" Geordi in a good way.

Unsurprisingly, the Klingon portions of the book were fantastic. I include in this praise the author's handling of Worf. He was a suitable bad-ass in the final A Time to... volume and he slips perfectly into what I imagined a Worf first officer would be. He's matured without losing that terse gruffness that so identifies his basic character.

Echoing posts upthread, the alternate versions of the Enterprise crew and the galaxy-wide glimpses of how the fissures were being experienced by other crews and in other quadrants were a blast to read. Narrative juggling at this level is a rare art and a helluva lot of fun to behold.

I read this in nearly one sitting and now I regret not savoring it some more.
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