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View Poll Results: Rate The Rings of Time.
Outstanding 27 34.18%
Above Average 34 43.04%
Average 11 13.92%
Below Average 7 8.86%
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Old February 4 2012, 09:17 PM   #46
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Not to get spoilery, but I figured out the minor revelation about the stowaway (but not the major one).

Same here. And to be honest it was the major revelation that made this book "above average" for me instead of "outstanding." I won't go onto my reasons here for spoilers sake, though.

Still, the characterizations (for both the new ones and the "regulars") were very good. I would have read a novel about the Lewis and Clark crew, even without the Trek characters, I enjoyed their story so much.
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Old February 4 2012, 09:54 PM   #47
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I just started.
According to the Chronology, the Saturn mission was launched earlier than 2020. Why was that done?
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Old February 4 2012, 10:12 PM   #48
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I just started.
According to the Chronology, the Saturn mission was launched earlier than 2020. Why was that done?
True, the Chronology (which was published way back in 1996) states that the mission was in 2009, but, well, that ship has sailed . . . .

The actual TV episode, "Tomorrow is Yesterday," never specifies the date, which gave me some wiggle room to go for 2020 instead.

So I have eight good years before this book is out-of-date!
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Old February 4 2012, 11:08 PM   #49
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My mental casting choice for Shaun Christopher was Ben Browder.
Ooh, Ben Browder, good choice! I went with the more boring option of (a slightly older) Roger Perry.
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Old February 5 2012, 04:19 AM   #50
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I recently picked-up the ePub of Rings of Time. It's quite well made. I'll be starting sometime next week.
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Old February 5 2012, 07:24 PM   #51
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I just started.
According to the Chronology, the Saturn mission was launched earlier than 2020. Why was that done?
True, the Chronology (which was published way back in 1996) states that the mission was in 2009, but, well, that ship has sailed . . . .

The actual TV episode, "Tomorrow is Yesterday," never specifies the date, which gave me some wiggle room to go for 2020 instead.

So I have eight good years before this book is out-of-date!
What, you don't think we'll launch a human to Saturn in 2020?

There are a few i'd like to launch there now but that's another thread.
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Old February 5 2012, 07:33 PM   #52
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What, you don't think we'll launch a human to Saturn in 2020? .
Well, we can always hope!
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Old February 5 2012, 10:09 PM   #53
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Not at all Greg for a lot of Trek tech does not exist on this Earth.
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Old February 5 2012, 11:10 PM   #54
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Not at all Greg for a lot of Trek tech does not exist on this Earth.
That was another reason for bumping the Saturn mission to 2020. It gave me a chance to push the technology slightly beyond modern-day NASA tech.
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Old February 6 2012, 05:59 PM   #55
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Great review I can't wait to read this book.
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Old February 6 2012, 08:59 PM   #56
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Greg, with impulse engines Trek are way advanced in propulsion, but seem to have the same tech in life support and sensors, EVA equipment.
just got to the both swaps, so far so good.
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Old February 7 2012, 07:04 PM   #57
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Over 50 eBook pages in and I'm loving it.
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Old February 7 2012, 07:10 PM   #58
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If anyone is interested TrekMovie has their review of the book up.
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Old February 7 2012, 08:05 PM   #59
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If anyone is interested TrekMovie has their review of the book up.
Thanks for posting that. I hadn't seen it yet.
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Old February 7 2012, 08:07 PM   #60
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You've climbed to #3 in the ranking, Greg .
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