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Old May 3 2010, 03:19 AM   #1
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Official Final Typhon Pact blurbs

ZERO SUM GAME:
A spy for the Typhon Pact—a new political rival of the Federation—steals the plans for Starfleet’s newest technological advance: the slipstream drive. To stop the Typhon Pact from unlocking the drive’s secrets, Starfleet Intelligence recruits a pair of genetically enhanced agents: Dr. Julian Bashir, of station Deep Space 9, and Sarina Douglas, a woman whose talents Bashir helped bring to fruition, and whom Bashir thinks of as his long-lost true love.

Bashir and Douglas are sent to infiltrate the mysterious species known as the Breen, find the hidden slipstream project, and destroy it. Meanwhile, light-years away, Captain Ezri Dax and her crew on the U.S.S. Aventine play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a Typhon Pact fleet that stands between them and the safe retrieval of Bashir and Douglas from hostile territory.
Hmm pretty much the same as what we read before. Although I don't know if I ever got the impression that Serina Douglas was Julian's long lost true love. But it could be interesting to see him in a long term relationship with another genetically engineered person, if she sticks around that is.
Hopefully since this seems to feature the Breen pretty extensively we'll get to learn more about them. I've always been rather suprised that more hasn't been done with them given how big of a role they played in the end of DS9.

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Still on Romulus in pursuit of his goal of reunifying the Vulcans and Romulans, Spock finds himself in the middle of a massive power struggle. In the wake of the assassination of the Praetor and the Senate, the Romulans have cleaved in two. While Empress Donatra has led her nascent Imperial Romulan State to establish relations with the Federation, Praetor Tal’aura has guided the original Romulan Star Empire toward joining the newly formed Typhon Pact. But numerous factions within the two Romulan nations vie for power and undivided leadership, and Machiavellian plots unfold as forces within and without the empires conduct high-stakes political maneuvers.

Meanwhile, four years after Benjamin Sisko returned from the Celestial Temple, circumstances have changed, his hopes for a peaceful life on Bajor with his wife and daughter beginning to slip away. After temporarily rejoining Starfleet for an all-hands-on-deck battle against the Borg, he must consider an offer to have him return for a longer stint. Beset by troubling events, he seeks spiritual guidance, facing demons new and old, including difficult memories from his time in the last Federation-Tzenkethi war.
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Old May 3 2010, 04:18 AM   #2
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Thanks JD. How many months to go? 6? ARGH. Its like waiting for your first born

Umm... no one tell my wife that last thing I said, ok? That would be great
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Old May 3 2010, 10:55 AM   #3
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Zero Sum Game sounds very good. Though I am not sure how a character who appeared, what, twice in the entire series? Is someone whom Bashir thinks of as his "long-lost true love". But more Dax and Aventine, and Bashir being a spy? Yay.
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Old May 3 2010, 12:39 PM   #4
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Rough Beasts of Empire sounds awesome, but I think Zero Sum Game will be the best. Bashir as spy is alwyas a good thing
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Old May 3 2010, 03:31 PM   #5
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I don't remember Sarina Douglas? The stories sound good and I look forward to reading them. I have to say Spock is one very healthy vulcan, isn't he over 150 now?
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Old May 3 2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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Well, Sarek lived to be 204 or so (measured in human years).
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Old May 3 2010, 03:37 PM   #7
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I don't remember Sarina Douglas?
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Zero Sum Game sounds very good. Though I am not sure how a character who appeared, what, twice in the entire series? Is someone whom Bashir thinks of as his "long-lost true love".
FYI, I didn't just pull that relationship out of thin air. Re-watch the seventh-season DS9 episode "Chrysalis," listen to what Bashir says about Sarina, and note the look on his face at the end of the episode when she leaves. It was very clear how intensely he felt about her.
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Old May 3 2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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I didn't think you did, it has been a while since I have seen any DS9 episodes. Though when I read the wiki for her name it did jog my memory a little bit.
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Old May 3 2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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I have to say Spock is one very healthy vulcan, isn't he over 150 now?
It's been part of Trek lore since the '60s that Vulcans are very long-lived. Sarek was said to be 102 in "Journey to Babel" and, as Dayton said, lived for another century. Tuvok was over 100 during Voyager (despite an erroneous line in "Fury" suggesting he was only in his 90s). A young T'Pau appeared in Enterprise episodes set 113 years before "Amok Time," and her birthdate as established in ENT would put her age in "Amok Time" at 145.

I grew up thinking it was an established fact that Vulcan life expectancy was around 250, but that doesn't seem to be from any canonical source, so it must've come from tie-ins or behind-the-scenes material or fan lore.
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Old May 3 2010, 04:16 PM   #10
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FYI, I didn't just pull that relationship out of thin air. Re-watch the seventh-season DS9 episode "Chrysalis," listen to what Bashir says about Sarina, and note the look on his face at the end of the episode when she leaves. It was very clear how intensely he felt about her.
I remember all that, and he certainly had feelings for her in that episode, I just find it slightly strange to read about someone who was, in essence, "love interest of the week" and never mentioned again, being described as his "long-lost true love".

I dont have any problem with him having feelings for her, or a relationship between them, it's more the specific wording than the concept I blinked at.

Aside from that, when I originally read the blurb, I thought Bashir had permantely transferred over to starfleet Intelligence as an operative. Shame I misread it, as I'd actually like that development.
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Old May 3 2010, 04:27 PM   #11
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Any chance of seeing a hint of Nero in any Romulus related novels? Would be a nice touch (and yes, I am saying that even though I hated the new movie).
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Old May 3 2010, 04:35 PM   #12
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I have to say Spock is one very healthy vulcan, isn't he over 150 now?
It's been part of Trek lore since the '60s that Vulcans are very long-lived. Sarek was said to be 102 in "Journey to Babel" and, as Dayton said, lived for another century. Tuvok was over 100 during Voyager (despite an erroneous line in "Fury" suggesting he was only in his 90s). A young T'Pau appeared in Enterprise episodes set 113 years before "Amok Time," and her birthdate as established in ENT would put her age in "Amok Time" at 145.

I grew up thinking it was an established fact that Vulcan life expectancy was around 250, but that doesn't seem to be from any canonical source, so it must've come from tie-ins or behind-the-scenes material or fan lore.
I was thinking 200 was the life expectancy, so I guess I was thinking Spock was close to what his father's age was in the TNG episode. (for some reason I was thinking 200) Then again Spock wouldn't necessarly get the disease that Sarek had. (for the life of me I can't think of the right word. )
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Old May 3 2010, 04:46 PM   #14
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I'm not sure I want to see Nero in the novels. I loved the film, and I actually thought Nero was a good villain but I really liked his backstory in Countdown and in a fannish way I don't want to read anything that conflicts with it (Yes I realize how small-minded that sounds)

I also loved the Nerada's Borg uber-upgrade (as well as the idea that the ship itself was alive), and don't like the idea that space octopii are the norm for 24th century Romulan mining ships.

Also if everyone knew Nero and Ayel it would be a big case of Small Universe Syndrome.

I also hope the book with Spock in won't have any cheesy "I hope I don't get sucked into the past via a black hole and reset the timeline anytime soon" style horrible in-jokes.

Spock and his reunification movement "coming out" might be interesting, as the Federation and half the Empire strengthen bonds.

A Jellyfish-type ship cropping up I might allow
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Old May 3 2010, 04:50 PM   #15
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After the Destiny events, is it even possible to upgrade a ship with Borg technology?
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