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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 93 58.49%
Above Average 44 27.67%
Average 13 8.18%
Below Average 3 1.89%
Poor 6 3.77%
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Old May 9 2011, 07:19 PM   #136
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I just finished it. Not certain how I rate it, but I will reread it.
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Old May 9 2011, 09:32 PM   #137
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I can't find it in any bookstore. I was even going to buy it--and I have never, ever bought a new Star Trek book.
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Old May 9 2011, 09:37 PM   #138
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^You can ask the bookstore clerks to special-order it for you.
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Old May 9 2011, 10:58 PM   #139
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One of the things I'm loving about this that the book reminds me of KRAD's Articles of the Federation which I also loved. Its Trek but different since we're not only exploring (in this case timelines) but also a bit of the inner workings of a different branch of the UFP.
I had the same feeling, although I didn't stop to notice it until Bacco turned up. It also shares some of Articles' narrative format, in that Clock also isn't a continuous story but a bit episodic, following the storyline over a longer period with short gaps in between and touching on various events happening in the Federation as it goes along. It's a good format if you don't have a lot of time and want to read it in parts - even though I failed miserably at that.

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It's not true that you have to ensure nobody in the country has that name -- after all, the TNG/DS9 character of Miles O'Brien shared his name with a CNN reporter. And looking through my city's phone book, I find a Reverend John Archer, a Thomas Paris, and a Charles Tucker. As I understand it, you just have to make sure that it isn't a unique name or that it doesn't belong to someone in the same profession or role as the fictional character. And it's more a rule for film and television than for prose fiction, which has a much smaller audience.
Take it from me, these things happen. My own name isn't that common over here, but it was still picked for a character in a local soap opera. I can't even find myself on Google anymore. And I detest soaps of every kind.


And I went to school with someone who had the same name as the heroine of Murder, She Wrote. Even had red hair, though hers was darker and curlier.


Also there's at least one author named Christopher Pike.
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Old May 10 2011, 01:12 AM   #140
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Best Star Trek book since Destiny! Wow, makes me believe in ST books again. Thanks Chris!
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Old May 10 2011, 01:53 AM   #141
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Also there's at least one author named Christopher Pike.
I liked his last book, tantalizingly entitled BEEP BOOP.

I hope you see what I did there.
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Old May 10 2011, 07:27 AM   #142
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You're looking at it the wrong way.









Ok, that passage came across to me a little heavy handed and it seemed the gay marriage issue was linked in with the other political/social issues Clare was having referenced on the previous page. I interpreted it more as commentary of today (where winning that argument requires bringing more people over to the other side) than the 24th century future of Star Trek. And I certainly have no issue with showing that marriage rights would be a settled issue 400 years from now!

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Old May 10 2011, 04:15 PM   #143
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Also there's at least one author named Christopher Pike.
That's a pen name-- and it's a deliberate reference.
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Old May 11 2011, 08:43 PM   #144
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I’ve now posted the annotations pages for DTI: Watching the Clock at my website. And yes, I mean pages, plural. There was so much science, Trek continuity, and the like to explain that the page-by-page annotations had to be split across two pages. Plus there’s a separate page devoted to discussing the characters and their development (since most of the characters here are original or developed from barely-established screen roles), and there’s even a page featuring many of the alien calendars I developed for the chapter headings (because I can be really obsessive-compulsive about things like this).

All these goodies can be accessed from the DTI intro section on my main Trek Fiction page:

http://home.fuse.net/ChristopherLBen...on.html#DTIWTC
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Old May 11 2011, 09:25 PM   #145
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Yay! I always look forward to these. I'm particular fascinated by the calendar work. Thanks for linking/posting.
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Old May 12 2011, 01:55 AM   #146
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Cool, thanks for posting the link. It actually already answered a question I was about to post the other day.
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Old May 12 2011, 06:51 AM   #147
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I do have a question about the book that popped to mind just the other day.



I hate picking at it, though, because I thought this book was amazing. Every description of temporal physics you had in the book just clicked for me, I thought it was an amazing way of bringing together all the disparate threads of time travel throughout the series'. And I'd been looking forward to a full novel based on the DTI since I first heard it announced months ago; I thought it was the perfect conception of them as an organization. I can't really say anything that hasn't been said already, but suffice it to say I thought it was an extremely well-written book.

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Old May 12 2011, 03:10 PM   #148
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I do have a question about the book that popped to mind just the other day.

Whoops. I guess I overlooked that one.



I hate picking at it, though, because I thought this book was amazing. Every description of temporal physics you had in the book just clicked for me, I thought it was an amazing way of bringing together all the disparate threads of time travel throughout the series'. And I'd been looking forward to a full novel based on the DTI since I first heard it announced months ago; I thought it was the perfect conception of them as an organization. I can't really say anything that hasn't been said already, but suffice it to say I thought it was an extremely well-written book.
Thank you!
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Old May 12 2011, 04:26 PM   #149
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Christopher wrote: View Post
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I do have a question about the book that popped to mind just the other day.

Whoops. I guess I overlooked that one.



I hate picking at it, though, because I thought this book was amazing. Every description of temporal physics you had in the book just clicked for me, I thought it was an amazing way of bringing together all the disparate threads of time travel throughout the series'. And I'd been looking forward to a full novel based on the DTI since I first heard it announced months ago; I thought it was the perfect conception of them as an organization. I can't really say anything that hasn't been said already, but suffice it to say I thought it was an extremely well-written book.
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Old May 12 2011, 05:11 PM   #150
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