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View Poll Results: Grade "Synthesis"
Excellent 31 34.44%
Above Average 39 43.33%
Average 13 14.44%
Below Average 2 2.22%
Poor 5 5.56%
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Old December 25 2009, 05:21 PM   #106
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Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

^Again, who says she had no choice? If the ship becomes sentient, I'd say that compels a reassessment of the whole relationship between the crew and the ship.

After all, isn't there legal precedent with Voyager's EMH? Janeway initially treated the Doctor as a piece of software that she had the right to reprogram if it behaved in inconvenient ways, but she eventually came to recognize his right to self-determination even if it meant an impairment of his medical function. And since the EMH program was part of the ship's mainframe, that's a pretty direct precedent.
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Old December 25 2009, 06:03 PM   #107
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Personally, I'm glad they killed off the Titan avatar yet thrilled that White-Blue looks to be sticking around.
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Old December 25 2009, 09:25 PM   #108
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Old January 3 2010, 09:51 AM   #109
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Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

ICW wrote: View Post
Personally, I'm glad they killed off the Titan avatar yet thrilled that White-Blue looks to be sticking around.
Agreed. I just finished this book today and I thought it was terrific. IT's going to be interesting seeing how White-Blue will work on the ship.

I have to say that time and time again, I have applauded the Titan's series theme of science fiction. Almost every book has dealt with a unique twist of science fiction, and Synthesis was another good example. To clarify, when I mean unique, I mean to me only. I will fully admit I am not well versed with all past and current forms of science fiction.

That's not to say I don't like the TNG and DS9 series which I think does a terrific job of reliving the television series and all drama in the Federation world. But Titan gives a good side break from it.

My only complaint. I would like to see some more personal drama between the crew. The Melora/Xin and Ree/Captain is old stuff now, lol.
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Old January 10 2010, 12:13 PM   #110
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Overall I enjoyed the book. The only thing that slightly marred it for me (and this isn't the authors fault really) is Commander Christine Vale. I find her extremely irritating and just a poor mans' Kira Nerys!
She seems to question every decision Riker makes -- even when it's plainly obvious that Riker is making the correct decision. I know the 1st officer is meant to present alternatives, but surely not in almost every incident? Riker isnt some fresh young fast-tracked Captain, he's one of the most experienced officers in the fleet!

So please if anyone is writing the next Titan novel, please kill off Vale and make Pava first officer!

Rant over.

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Old January 10 2010, 11:38 PM   #111
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Well, I don't want to see Vale get killed off, but I'm all for Pava getting a promotion.
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Old January 11 2010, 02:34 AM   #112
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^I'm with Turtle here.
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Old January 17 2010, 03:47 AM   #113
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I thought that this was an excellent entry in the Titan series, a series that I've been most disappointed with overall. Easily a great novel, and I'll tell you why:

1.) Good science fiction premise.
2.) The diversity played to its strengths.
3.) Change.
4.) While the author described the different races, this book lacked the "Hey, look at Titan! We're diverse," mantra that I believe has plagued every book prior. The diversity was great, but it wasn't sledgehammered into the reader.
5.) The AI served a larger purpose and then was gone at the end.

If every Titan book was this tight, I'd love 'em all.
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Old January 18 2010, 03:54 PM   #114
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Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

I just finished this a couple days ago, and I really enjoyed it. I know alot of people were complaining about the way that alot of the characters were acting, but personally I thought that it made alot of sense given afterthing they'd been through with the Borg.

I really enjoyed the Sentries, they were a very unique well developed species.

My Rating: 9/10
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Old January 31 2010, 03:29 AM   #115
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What bugged me big time was the use of RaHavreii in a lot of places. Could not someone have fixed the errors? It's Ra-Havreii.
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Old February 16 2010, 04:39 AM   #116
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So far, for me, this is the best TITAN novel and, frankly, one of the best Star Trek novels. Certainly of the ones I've read.

Swallow rules.

That is all. Talk amongst yourselves.
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Old March 8 2010, 10:53 PM   #117
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im about 3/4ths of the way thru Synthesis and ive thumbed thru this, and Im surprised no one connected the dots to Tron, theres alot of stuff that to me anyway(maybe cuz I watched it the other day, looks pretty decent in HD too) but Im getting a pretty major Tron vibe from Synthesis
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Old March 9 2010, 03:16 AM   #118
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Is that why I wanted to read it with my hockey helmet on?
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Old March 9 2010, 04:09 AM   #119
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I've never seen Tron. And when I admitted it, James Swallow revoked my fanboy licence. But don't tell anyone.
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Old March 9 2010, 11:52 AM   #120
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Paulcpick wrote: View Post
Im getting a pretty major Tron vibe from Synthesis
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Hmm. You may have something there...
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