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Old April 4 2011, 05:21 AM   #16
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Re: What's a good stand alone novel featuring Data?

I've never read any of the three of them. Should definitely make sure those are on my list...
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Old April 4 2011, 12:14 PM   #17
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Re: What's a good stand alone novel featuring Data?

Christopher is right. Survivors is totally rad.
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Old April 4 2011, 04:27 PM   #18
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Re: What's a good stand alone novel featuring Data?

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Maybe not for continuity alone, but it's certainly just as worthwhile as Metamorphosis, if not better. Frankly I'm startled that so many people haven't read Survivors. It was one of the most popular and important of the early TNG novels, because it was the definitive Tasha Yar novel, at least until "Legacy" came along and contradicted aspects of it (though you could still kinda make it fit if you assumed that "New Paris" was a local name for Turkana IV). And as I said, it's a pretty major Data story too, even if Data's the secondary focus after Tasha.

So I'm not saying that if you skip Survivors, you couldn't understand Metamorphosis. I'm saying that if you only read Metamorphosis, you're missing out on an equally worthwhile book in Survivors.
Thanks for the input Christopher! Having not read metamorphisis yet I will certainly include survivors with it.
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Old April 5 2011, 10:35 PM   #19
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Survivors is excellent. One of the few early TNG-novels that still holds up today, imho (That one and Strike Zone are the only two, I think). It may help that it focuses on Tasha (who didn't had time to get fleshed out so much that there was a lot of contradictions later). I though Metamorphosis was ok. It works better as a continuation of the superior Survivors than a standalone novel. If I'm not mistaken, Metamorposis was the first TNG Giant Novel.
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Old April 6 2011, 12:58 AM   #20
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If I'm not mistaken, Metamorposis was the first TNG Giant Novel.
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