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View Poll Results: Rate Q Are Cordially Uninvited.
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Old October 6 2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splrs!)


The latest eBook exclusive, by Rudy Josephs, who has so far only written some of the nuTrek Starfleet Academy novels.

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The wedding of Captain Jean-Luc Picard to Doctor Beverly Crusher was a small, private affair overseen by the mayor of La Barre, France, and witnessed by the groom’s sister-in-law and the mayor’s wife. At least that’s what the happy couple always told their friends. On the anniversary of that blessed day, however, Worf and Geordi La Forge manage to coax the real story out of the pair, to discover a tale of mythical treasure and a lost civilization in the Delta Quadrant. It all begins when the omnipotent being Q crashes the festivities, declaring himself best man and bringing along an unwilling guest as a surprise for the groom…
Sounds like fun to me!
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Old October 6 2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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I see my downloaded copy. I will start this on Wednesday, time permitting.
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Old October 6 2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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The latest eBook exclusive, by Rudy Josephs, who has so far only written some of the nuTrek Starfleet Academy novels.
One of them to be precise, plus one MU short story in Shards and Shadows before that.

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Rudy_Josephs
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Old October 7 2014, 02:34 AM   #4
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Gotta admit, wasn't too impressed with this one. I don't think Q's character development fits particularly well with either Q&A (which should've at least been mentioned) or Kirsten's work with him in Eternal Tide, and even aside from that, I'm not sure the entire thing would be in character for Q in general.

Picard and Crusher were written well, and it was nice to see them sort of have some fun, but I don't think this fits very well.
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Old October 7 2014, 03:57 AM   #5
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Gotta admit, wasn't too impressed with this one. I don't think Q's character development fits particularly well with either Q&A (which should've at least been mentioned) or Kirsten's work with him in Eternal Tide, and even aside from that, I'm not sure the entire thing would be in character for Q in general.

Picard and Crusher were written well, and it was nice to see them sort of have some fun, but I don't think this fits very well.
It was mentioned in another thread, but the story here predates both of those; Picard and Crusher got married between Before Dishonor and Greater Than The Sum.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:04 AM   #6
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^But Q & A was the book prior to Before Dishonor. So this story would fall in between Q & A and The Eternal Tide.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:46 AM   #7
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^But Q & A was the book prior to Before Dishonor. So this story would fall in between Q & A and The Eternal Tide.
Oh, so it was! I must've misremembered; my mistake. (And the mistake of whoever that other poster was in the other thread. )

That is a pretty big miss then, yeah. I'd given it more credit because of what I thought was its timeline position, but that does bring it down a little in my eyes.
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Old October 7 2014, 01:58 PM   #8
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I haven't read this yet, but surely from Q's POV, there could have been centuries between Q&A, this, and TET?
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Old October 7 2014, 03:48 PM   #9
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I haven't read this yet, but surely from Q's POV, there could have been centuries between this, Q&A and TET?
One more time: This story comes between Q&A and TET. Remember, Picard and Crusher got married between Before Dishonor and Greater Than the Sum. I should know, since I'm the one who decided to marry them off in the first place. When Margaret hired me to do GTTS, she told me to get Beverly pregnant (err, so to speak) and left it up to me to decide whether she and Picard actually married. I decided they would, and wondered whether I should portray their wedding in the book (which isn't something I would've been very good at, since I'd never been to a wedding at that point), but Margaret said to leave it out -- let the audience wonder about the details of the wedding so that she could do a short story about it a few years down the road. And that's what's now happened.

Of course, Q can jump around through time, so there's no guarantee that he experienced the stories in the same order everyone else did...
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Old October 7 2014, 03:48 PM   #10
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Having read the book, I don't see any continuity issues or out-of-character aspects on Q's part. It was a thoroughly fun romp. I love the current novel/occasional e-book combo. The e-novellas feel positively episodic.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:17 PM   #11
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I haven't read this yet, but surely from Q's POV, there could have been centuries between this, Q&A and TET?
One more time: This story comes between Q&A and TET. Remember, Picard and Crusher got married between Before Dishonor and Greater Than the Sum. I should know, since I'm the one who decided to marry them off in the first place. When Margaret hired me to do GTTS, she told me to get Beverly pregnant (err, so to speak) and left it up to me to decide whether she and Picard actually married. I decided they would, and wondered whether I should portray their wedding in the book (which isn't something I would've been very good at, since I'd never been to a wedding at that point), but Margaret said to leave it out -- let the audience wonder about the details of the wedding so that she could do a short story about it a few years down the road. And that's what's now happened.
Not what I said.
Of course, Q can jump around through time, so there's no guarantee that he experienced the stories in the same order everyone else did...
Exactly what I said.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:24 PM   #12
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^That may be what you meant, but it's not what the actual words you chose would convey to a reader. You listed it before the other two, so any reader would conclude you were placing it chronologically before them. We can only read your words, not your mind.
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Old October 7 2014, 04:40 PM   #13
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^That may be what you meant, but it's not what the actual words you chose would convey to a reader. You listed it before the other two, so any reader would conclude you were placing it chronologically before them. We can only read your words, not your mind.
Ah, I see your meaning. Listing them in that order was a accidental. Thanks for the explanation.
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Old October 7 2014, 09:27 PM   #14
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I enjoyed it. It started slow, but then picked up, and I had fun reading it. It felt like an episode.

I can understand the others' complaints about lack of Q's development, but to be honest I wasn't thinking about it at all, and all I was experiencing was Q from the show exactly how he should be. I could easily imagine de Lancie's voice saying all Q's lines.
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[...]I'd never been to a wedding at that point)[...]
Sometimes I wonder about you, Christopher.
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