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View Poll Results: Rank Vanguard: Declassified
Outstanding 22 36.07%
Above Average 33 54.10%
Average 3 4.92%
Below Average 2 3.28%
Poor 1 1.64%
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Old August 22 2011, 09:11 PM   #91
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Wheras I wouldn't go quite that far, but I have to admit that...

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Old August 26 2011, 09:59 PM   #92
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Just finished the last story. Is there anything positive that came out of it?
What is the Earth calendar date right as the next novel starts?
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Old August 26 2011, 10:20 PM   #93
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^ The repurcussions of "The Stars Look Down" will be seen in the final two novels, which are set primarily in mid to late 2268.
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Old August 26 2011, 11:09 PM   #94
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Just finished it, and it was on par with the rest of Vanguard - i.e. damned good.

With the series ending (good call - more stuff should have a finite arc) it seems logical that there will still be a demand for more TOS era material, not just that featuring Kirk, Spock and co.

With some of the surviving cast from Vanguard (someone has got to make it !), minor characters from TOS, some new creations and the occasional cameo from the Enterprise another offshoot could service that need. Maybe rotate writing duties through the current core author roster - a book each, one per year ?

Any chance Guys ?
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Old August 27 2011, 04:35 AM   #95
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^I think this would be the perfect opportunity to do the Kelvin series that alot of people, myself included, want.
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Old August 27 2011, 04:39 AM   #96
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With some of the surviving cast from Vanguard (someone has got to make it !)
Oh, of course. I expect Dave will end the last book with all the characters living happily ever after on a huge farm full of cute fuzzy bunny rabbits.
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Old August 27 2011, 06:59 AM   #97
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With some of the surviving cast from Vanguard (someone has got to make it !),
Sure. We know from canon and other books that T'Prynn, Terrell, Nogura and Carol Marcus all survive. Probably Pennington as well as we know he became a big name in journalism with a school being named after him.

The rest...?
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Old August 27 2011, 02:34 PM   #98
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Probably Pennington as well as we know he become a big name in journalism with a school being named after him.
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that.
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Old August 27 2011, 09:00 PM   #99
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Thanks for those dates, David.
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Old November 2 2011, 02:26 AM   #100
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Just wrote my review of Declassified. Enjoyed it for the most part, especially David Mack's story.
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Old November 2 2011, 05:49 AM   #101
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^ Thanks for the review! I'm especially pleased to see how much you enjoyed "The Stars Look Down."
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Old January 30 2012, 03:30 AM   #102
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Just finsished reading the last story early this morning. I really enjoyed all of the stories in this one, but the last one was my favorite. I voted outstanding.
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Old February 9 2012, 03:48 AM   #103
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I've read all but the last story (yeah, I *know* I bought it at Shore Leave, but... I've been busy!) and have really enjoyed it. In fact, I wish Marco's story had been a bit longer... I felt the bits taking place on the colony were rushed and could have easily been further developed.

Overall, I've loved the Vanguard series. It's the book series I recommend to my Trek friends who are skeptical about the book series. They're afraid of too many shallow stories full of technobabble, and I'm happy to point them towards something that is exceedingly character driven and messy.

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Old February 9 2012, 07:51 PM   #104
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^ Well, it's good the finale is coming out so soon, then. By the time you finish reading "The Stars Look Down," you'll be able to roll right into What Judgments Come, and by the time you finish that, Storming Heaven should be out.

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Old February 9 2012, 09:36 PM   #105
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The "Vanguard" books are awesome! I have devoured each one in less than a week. This is the best series in Trek literature right now. Maybe of all time. Looking forward to "Storming Heaven" on March 27th I'm sure I won't be dissapointed. Too bad it is the last installment. What's next Mr. Mack?
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