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Old July 24 2015, 05:15 AM   #1
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SKRS #3: Long Shot by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers)


After Second Nature and Point of Divergence last year, Seekers returns with book 3: Long Shot by David Mack! With it already having shown up in bookstores, I hope nobody minds that I'm posting the review thread.

Excited for this one! Love Mack's work, and love the Seekers concept.

Here's the blurb:

SCIENCE GONE MAD…Bizarre sensor readings lead the Starfleet scout ship Sagittarius to an alien world where efforts to harness a dangerous and unstable technology have thrown the laws of probability out of balance. Now, events that might have occurred only one time in a trillion are happening constantly—to deadly and dazzling effect.

A PLANET IN PERIL…As disasters and miracles multiply globally at an ever-increasing rate, it’s up to Captain Clark Terrell and his crew to shut down the experiment-gone-wrong before its storm of chaos causes the planet’s destruction. But the odds against their success—and their survival—might be too great to overcome.
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Old July 24 2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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I'm over halfway through, and it's a fun read! I really like how Seekers makes you feel like you're watching an episode of a show, it feels very serial, if that makes sense.
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Old July 25 2015, 04:21 AM   #3
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Re: SKRS #3: Long Shot by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers)

...based on the usual iBook release schedule, I'll be reading mine in about 71 hours.
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Old July 25 2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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Man, that was great. I've said it before, and I'll it again, not a big fan of TOS era novels. Just not my favorite era. Vanguard was the exception, and although Seekers sounded very cool, I thought it could never be as good as Vanguard and make me excited about novels in the TOS era.

And yes, Seekers 2 was a bit of a letdown after the great first novel if this series, but right now, this new line of novels is a solid 2 out of 3. Fun, exciting, fast paced. Just a great read.
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...I loved it, fast-paced and very funny in places. I really like these characters, it's a very interesting and different dynamic.

And according to DM on Twitter, the Xanth reference was unintentional lol.
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Old Yesterday, 02:29 PM   #6
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This series is quite enjoyable, more than I thought it would be. I'm not too keen on a string of disconnected adventures as a hook, but Seekers has made the most of it so far, and it's actually almost refreshing. It's like I'm reading extended SCE stories mixed with New Frontier wackiness and TOS-style strange new worlds that are really rather silly - but are presented with flare enough that I don't mind. I'm also enjoying the insights into under-explored species like the Kaferians and the Arkenites (and the multi-species crew of the Sagittarius is appealing in general). I see these as side adventures of a sort, but enjoyable ones.
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 PM   #7
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Still waiting for Amazon to ship my copy....
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Stopped by my local Barnes & Noble earlier to discover that they haven't put their copies out yet. Ugh.

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Stopped by my local Barnes & Noble earlier to discover that they haven't put their copies out yet. Ugh.
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