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View Poll Results: Rate DTI: Watching The Clock
Outstanding 92 58.60%
Above Average 43 27.39%
Average 13 8.28%
Below Average 3 1.91%
Poor 6 3.82%
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Old May 31 2011, 11:00 AM   #241
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PS: I finished reading "Watching the Clock" by Christopher L. Bennett at about 2:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time on May 28, 2011 (a Saturday).
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Old May 31 2011, 01:25 PM   #242
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Perhaps I am sometimes a bit paranoid but I did have one questionable impression:

Hmm...
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Old May 31 2011, 08:40 PM   #243
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Perhaps I am sometimes a bit paranoid but I did have one questionable impression:

Hmm...
"Intelligence operative", maybe? Spies and the like? Since he mentioned "culture of secrecy" and all, that's my guess.
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Old May 31 2011, 09:41 PM   #244
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Intelligence Officer (perhaps this is a Canadianism).



I have not read too many of the more modern ST books and look forward to reading CLB's in the future. (Only read "Mere Anarchy" this year besides 18 or 19 others.) Anyway, WTC was a great read.
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Old May 31 2011, 10:10 PM   #245
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^ Oh, kind of unrelated, but it reminds me of one of the particular things that I liked about the book but haven't said because I didn't take my high school english teacher's advice about taking notes on things I read.

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Old May 31 2011, 11:13 PM   #246
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Okay, you're completely misreading this.




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Never occurred to me. I just put that in there to leave an opening for more stories about the character.
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Old June 1 2011, 06:16 AM   #247
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Old June 1 2011, 06:39 AM   #248
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There could be an ambiguity here:



Just a thought ... it all comes down to decisions!
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Old June 1 2011, 06:49 AM   #249
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I just posted my review of Watching the Clock on my blog - link. Here's a preview: I frakking LOVED it!
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Old June 1 2011, 02:49 PM   #250
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Old June 1 2011, 04:19 PM   #251
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I voted outstanding the first Trek book I thought was outstanding since Buried Age and Destiny!

I loved the use of Clare from Netral Zone! The best part was I hated Lucsly and Dulmur in DS9 tremendous job of developing those character.

I do have to say a lot of the content with the Alternate timelines was a little much to grasp but it did not effect the story. I lived the use of the Cabal and there leader that was great.

Wow this seemed like a hard book to write seeing that nearly every time travel incident wad mentioned that ever happened in Trek!

I hope there will be another DTI novel I'd love to see Dr. Jillian Taylor from Voyage Home be used!
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Old June 1 2011, 07:14 PM   #252
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I voted outstanding the first Trek book I thought was outstanding since Buried Age and Destiny!
Thank you!


Wow this seemed like a hard book to write seeing that nearly every time travel incident wad mentioned that ever happened in Trek!
It did take an awful lot of research. Though the Trek time-travel stuff was easy compared to the real-physics research.


I hope there will be another DTI novel I'd love to see Dr. Jillian Taylor from Voyage Home be used!
My next novel, Forgotten History, will involve the origins of the DTI, but no Gillian.
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Old June 1 2011, 07:37 PM   #253
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Oh well at least we get another DTI story anyway thanks Christopher.
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Old June 2 2011, 07:32 AM   #254
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I would guess that Gillian is busy being a scientist.
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Old June 2 2011, 11:50 AM   #255
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Or dead. We last saw her at the end of ST:IV, which was what? 90-100 years ago? She was in her 30s, maybe early 40s? And she'd likely been exposed to a bit more toxins from the past than our standard TOS-era person, so wouldn't be a shock if she didn't outlive McCoy...
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