RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,791
Posts: 5,217,782
Members: 24,221
Currently online: 690
Newest member: soccerjerseys29

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

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%
Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 25 2009, 05:21 PM   #106
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
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.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25 2009, 06:03 PM   #107
ICW
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: New Jersey
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

Personally, I'm glad they killed off the Titan avatar yet thrilled that White-Blue looks to be sticking around.
ICW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25 2009, 09:25 PM   #108
captcalhoun
Admiral
 
Location: everywhere
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

meh
captcalhoun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 3 2010, 09:51 AM   #109
the_wildcard
Rear Admiral
 
the_wildcard's Avatar
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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.
the_wildcard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10 2010, 12:13 PM   #110
wahwahkits
Commander
 
Location: England, somewhere between Liverpool and Chester
View wahwahkits's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

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.

wwk.
wahwahkits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 10 2010, 11:38 PM   #111
Turtletrekker
Vice Admiral
 
Turtletrekker's Avatar
 
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

Well, I don't want to see Vale get killed off, but I'm all for Pava getting a promotion.
__________________
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.
Turtletrekker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 11 2010, 02:34 AM   #112
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

^I'm with Turtle here.
__________________
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 17 2010, 03:47 AM   #113
Maestro
Vice Admiral
 
Maestro's Avatar
 
Location: Maestro
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

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.
__________________
"When Christians use Jesus for hate-mongering, they ruin Jesus for the rest of us." -Me.
Maestro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18 2010, 03:54 PM   #114
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
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
__________________
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31 2010, 03:29 AM   #115
JWolf
Commodore
 
JWolf's Avatar
 
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

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.
__________________
Jon
JWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 16 2010, 04:39 AM   #116
Geoff Thorne
Fleet Captain
 
Geoff Thorne's Avatar
 
Location: Lost Angles
View Geoff Thorne's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

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.
__________________
Sword of Damocles Annotations new and improved!


Starfleet is not a military organization. Its purpose is exploration. - Jean-Luc Picard
Geoff Thorne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8 2010, 10:53 PM   #117
Paulcpick
Commander
 
Paulcpick's Avatar
 
Location: South East Texas
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

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
Paulcpick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9 2010, 03:16 AM   #118
TerraUnam
Commander
 
TerraUnam's Avatar
 
Location: United Earth
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

Is that why I wanted to read it with my hockey helmet on?
TerraUnam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9 2010, 04:09 AM   #119
Steve Roby
Commodore
 
Steve Roby's Avatar
 
Location: Ottawa, ON Canada
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

I've never seen Tron. And when I admitted it, James Swallow revoked my fanboy licence. But don't tell anyone.
__________________
Complete Starfleet Library http://www.well.com/~sjroby/lcars
Starfleet Library blog: starfleetlibrary.blogspot.com
Steve Roby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9 2010, 11:52 AM   #120
James Swallow
Writer
 
James Swallow's Avatar
 
Location: UK
View James Swallow's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis: Discuss / Grade <SPOILERS>

Paulcpick wrote: View Post
Im getting a pretty major Tron vibe from Synthesis
"Generation has nothing to do with this," insisted Zero-Nine. "There are questions. They must be answered. End of line."

Hmm. You may have something there...
James Swallow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.