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View Poll Results: How would you rate Zero Sum Game?
Outstanding 38 22.22%
Above Average 78 45.61%
Average 45 26.32%
Below Average 8 4.68%
Poor 2 1.17%
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Old October 25 2010, 07:25 AM   #61
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

nah, you didnt scare me. but i had this Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot feeling. "what the hell is he on?" kinda thing. i could actually picture a guy jumping up and down in front of the computer, wearing a tshirt with ezri and julian on it and the text "Zero sum game. I want to believe".

actually, i might have one of those manufactured...
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Old October 25 2010, 02:44 PM   #62
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nah, you didnt scare me. but i had this Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot feeling. "what the hell is he on?" kinda thing. i could actually picture a guy jumping up and down in front of the computer, wearing a tshirt with ezri and julian on it and the text "Zero sum game. I want to believe".

actually, i might have one of those manufactured...
Consider it pre-ordered.
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Old October 25 2010, 08:43 PM   #63
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Finally got my copy at B&N.
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Old October 26 2010, 02:34 AM   #64
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abu_johnny wrote: View Post
nah, you didnt scare me. but i had this Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot feeling. "what the hell is he on?" kinda thing. i could actually picture a guy jumping up and down in front of the computer, wearing a tshirt with ezri and julian on it and the text "Zero sum game. I want to believe".

actually, i might have one of those manufactured...
Woah. I'm not that nuts....
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Old October 26 2010, 05:19 AM   #65
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

I got my copy in the mail today but I'm busy reading the Wicked Years and I'm usually an extremely slow reader. I also have to read several more of the "A Time To..." books, "A Singular Destiny", "Losing The Peace", the 2 latest Voyager books, & the 2 latest Titan books before I read this. The plus side to that is that I have a great bunch of books to read and by the time I get to this one the other Typhon Pact books will most likely be out.
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Old October 26 2010, 10:22 AM   #66
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abu_johnny wrote: View Post
nah, you didnt scare me. but i had this Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot feeling. "what the hell is he on?" kinda thing. i could actually picture a guy jumping up and down in front of the computer, wearing a tshirt with ezri and julian on it and the text "Zero sum game. I want to believe".

actually, i might have one of those manufactured...
Woah. I'm not that nuts....
hey man, i was kidding. you didnt take all that crap seriously, did you?

although i've given the tshirt a fair amount of though...
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Old October 26 2010, 08:42 PM   #67
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Re: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game Review thread

I got it from Simon & Schuster as an ebook, but I'm having technical problems (which I asked for help with on the E-Book and Reader thread) so I haven't gotten to "crack it open" yet.
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Old October 26 2010, 09:24 PM   #68
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For anyone interested in a chance to win a free, personalized and autographed copy of Zero Sum Game, head on over to the blog of my agent, Lucienne Diver, and read my guest post, "Whom Authors Would Destroy."
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Old October 26 2010, 09:53 PM   #69
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Very interesting post. I think the fact that you're not afraid to be mean to you're characters is part of what makes you one of my favorite authors. I do like happy stories, but they just never have the same kind of impact as stories where the characters go through hell.
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Old October 26 2010, 10:28 PM   #70
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^ i agree. they seem, i dunno, deeper? yeah yeah, everything will be fine in the end. happily ever after. somehow i like the change of the stereotype. call me evil, but i still like it.

btw not sure if its a good idea to post this, but id kill for a signed copy of that book
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Old October 26 2010, 10:32 PM   #71
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For anyone interested in a chance to win a free, personalized and autographed copy of Zero Sum Game, head on over to the blog of my agent, Lucienne Diver, and read my guest post, "Whom Authors Would Destroy."
Yep. And that's part of why you're the best Trek writer I think. Wildfire is still the only SCE story I actually gave a crap about; the rest was too light, but Wildfire was incredible.

And now I'm really looking forward to that novella...
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Old October 26 2010, 11:17 PM   #72
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I still haven't read this yet as despite Amazon saying it would be on Kindle today it seems to be a no show
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Old October 26 2010, 11:54 PM   #73
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I still haven't read this yet as despite Amazon saying it would be on Kindle today it seems to be a no show
The same thing has happened with the apple ibookstore, all week its been there as a pre order with the release date today and now all of sudden its just disappeared.
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Old October 27 2010, 12:47 AM   #74
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For anyone interested in a chance to win a free, personalized and autographed copy of Zero Sum Game, head on over to the blog of my agent, Lucienne Diver, and read my guest post, "Whom Authors Would Destroy."
Excellent.

And Mr. Mack, I agree wholeheartedly. I would say the characters a writer loves the most are also the ones said writer wants to grow. Make them face the greatest of challenges--make them search deep into their souls...and in so doing, discover what they are truly made of.

Case in point: Without giving anything away, I've been putting my beloved Ezri through a lot of emotional torment in a couple of my own fanfics. Paradoxically, my adoration for her often leads me to put her in situations that make her come pretty darn close to breaking down in tears, a la "Afterimage"....

When we see these characters face these terrible things, it increases our respect, admiration, and love for them.
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Old October 27 2010, 01:23 AM   #75
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I'm about half-way through ZSG right now, and loving it. So cool of a look at the Breen.
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