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View Poll Results: Rate Rough Beasts Of Empire
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Old December 22 2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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TP: Rough Beasts of Empire by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I've seen posts saying people are getting it in the mail, so here we go!

Gotta admit - I'm extremely excited for this one. The excerpt was excellent.

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Old December 22 2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

Like I said on the other thread mine in the other thread, mine is already paid for and I am anxiously awaiting next tuesday when I can pop it open.

Does the order we read these matter? After the reviews for Seize the Fire, I'm thinking of saving it for my last TP book.
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Old December 22 2010, 04:27 AM   #3
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Does the order we read these matter? After the reviews for Seize the Fire, I'm thinking of saving it for my last TP book.
The order shouldn't matter, but I believe Seize the Fire is chronologically first. There's a bit of inconsistency, but the bulk of the chronological references indicate it's about a year after Destiny and several months after Synthesis, which suggests February 2382. Zero Sum Game is in April and August '82, and I know from what Dayton has told me that Paths of Disharmony is chronologically the latest of the four. I don't know the timing for Rough Beasts.
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Old December 22 2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

Amazon sent me an email today:
Hello,

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on December 14 2010 (Order# 1701-E). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

David R. George III "Star Trek: Typhon Pact #3: Rough Beasts of Empire (Star Trek: All)"
Previous estimated arrival date: January 04 2011 - January 10 2011
New estimated arrival date: December 28 2010 - January 03 2011

Guess I'd better get cracking on Seize the Fire. I've been meaning to read it, but read Losing the Peace this past week and intend to read The Romulan War this week.
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Old December 22 2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Does the order we read these matter? After the reviews for Seize the Fire, I'm thinking of saving it for my last TP book.
The writers devised the tales as standalone works, though they are all linked, obviously, by the Typhon Pact. Chronologically, the stories overlap to some degree, but considering the dates at which they begin and end, Rough Beasts of Empire occurs first, followed by Seize the Fire, Zero Sum Game, and Paths of Disharmony.
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Old December 22 2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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Smellincoffee wrote: View Post
Amazon sent me an email today:
Hello,

We have received new release date information related to the order you placed on December 14 2010 (Order# 1701-E). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we originally expected based on the new release date:

David R. George III "Star Trek: Typhon Pact #3: Rough Beasts of Empire (Star Trek: All)"
Previous estimated arrival date: January 04 2011 - January 10 2011
New estimated arrival date: December 28 2010 - January 03 2011

Guess I'd better get cracking on Seize the Fire. I've been meaning to read it, but read Losing the Peace this past week and intend to read The Romulan War this week.
Order 1701-E? Is that just a coincidence?
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Old December 22 2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

Mine has been on its way since Saturday, according to amazon. In normal weather conditions I'd already have it. But given that it's winter - unexpectedly, like every year, of course - there's no telling when it will arrive here.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:36 PM   #8
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^ I guess wherever you live in Germany the weather is even worse than in NRW. Mine was shipped Monday and was here a day later, although even Amazon thought it would take at least two.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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Would you mind offering a few spoilers? What are the Tzenkethi?
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Old December 22 2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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^Is there some reason you're incapable of reading the book and finding out for yourself? I can't imagine you'd find spoilers on an Internet bulletin board to be more satisfying than reading the actual story.
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Old December 22 2010, 03:53 PM   #11
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As I wrote above I haven't read it yet, and I doubt DRG III would appreciate me spouting out random spoiler anyway. Sorry.
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Old December 22 2010, 04:01 PM   #12
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^Is there some reason you're incapable of reading the book and finding out for yourself? I can't imagine you'd find spoilers on an Internet bulletin board to be more satisfying than reading the actual story.

Some people have more money than others and when you have kids and a limited budget and its Christmas time, even 8-9 dollars of discretionary spending isn't part of it. I personally don't believe in buying on credit and think any responsible person, especially with a family should have a 6 month rainy day fund and quite honestly with the economy where it is, as much as possible we try to add even to that. Maybe in a few months picking up the book for myself will happen but quite honestly, I think I would still enjoy it but wouldn't mind finding a few things out now.
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Old December 22 2010, 06:05 PM   #13
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^ I guess wherever you live in Germany the weather is even worse than in NRW. Mine was shipped Monday and was here a day later, although even Amazon thought it would take at least two.
I live in Berlin and I haven't kept tabs on the weather situation elsewhere so I can't really compare. However, normally, I get the books a day after the shipping announcement, two at the most. But none of the three packages from amazon I'm expecting has arrived, yet, so I blame it on the weather.

Alternatively, I could blame it on Westerwelle, which seems to be en vogue right now...
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Old December 22 2010, 06:20 PM   #14
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

I've been looking forward to the Typhon Pact books all year, but in truth, this is the volume I've most wanted to read. I know it's not strictly a DS9 book, but having a story that is partly centered on Sisko is a huge deal for me in these times where DS9 books seem to be so rare. I'm also looking forward to the DS9 elements of Zero Sum Game & Paths of Disharmony, but I'm most excited about this one and while I've put off the other titles until I'm caught up on some older novels, I'll be reading this one as soon as it arrives.
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Old December 22 2010, 06:54 PM   #15
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Apparently, complaining helps. It just arrived. Poor post guy, having to work until the evening, though.
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