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View Poll Results: Rate Forgotten History.
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Old May 18 2012, 12:54 AM   #256
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Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I liked the book, but admittedly not as much as Watching the Clock.

What I liked about the first book was seeing the DTI's reaction to all of the temporal craziness that we usually saw in the 24th century.

What I also missed was the fun interactions between the DTI and their uptime compatriots plus the Aegis and their counterparts in alien governments. It just showed how mind boggling and complicated their lives must really be.

Speaking of which...one wonders why the TIC or the other uptime agencies thought of what was happening at the various confluence points? Do they have relations with the Vedala?

The other question that I had for Christopher is

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Old May 18 2012, 01:15 AM   #257
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Speaking of which...one wonders why the TIC or the other uptime agencies thought of what was happening at the various confluence points? Do they have relations with the Vedala?
I think the uptime agencies only get involved if the "local talent" on the scene is unable to cope with a situation themselves -- which is why we don't see them more often in time-travel stories.


The other question that I had for Christopher is

No, that was a reference to the Praxis explosion from The Undiscovered Country.
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Old May 20 2012, 12:24 AM   #258
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Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Just had another thought: Did the DTI ever have a talk with Worf after that to-do with K'mtar? I'm sure the DTI would like to know who it was who enabled future-Alexander to travel back in time and become K'mtar (we don't know that either, do we?) and may even have tried to talk to young Alexander himself to get some information on this.

(Side note: The novels aren't moving in the direction of the future that K'mtar spoke of, are they? Is Worf destined to be killed on the floor of the High Council?)
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Old May 20 2012, 01:36 AM   #259
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Just had another thought: Did the DTI ever have a talk with Worf after that to-do with K'mtar? I'm sure the DTI would like to know who it was who enabled future-Alexander to travel back in time and become K'mtar (we don't know that either, do we?) and may even have tried to talk to young Alexander himself to get some information on this.
Why would they ask young Alexander about something that wouldn't happen for 40 years? That doesn't make sense.

Future Alexander only says he got a time machine from a man in the Cambra system. Since he came from roughly the same time as the future seen in "Endgame," I mentioned in Watching the Clock that Korath, the Klingon from whom Adm. Janeway obtained the chrono-deflector, came from the Cambra system, implying that he was the man Alexander spoke of. But there's no way that Worf or anyone in the "present" could've known that, so there wasn't much information the DTI could gain.
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Old May 20 2012, 02:54 AM   #260
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Korath, eh? That makes sense.
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Old May 20 2012, 10:45 AM   #261
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A little off topic, but I got an email saying that my copy of "Forgotten History" will be with me in June, because Amazon UK are awaiting stock from their suppliers.

I hope for Christopher's sake it means the first lot sold out, rather than just Amazon being annoyingly slow.

On the plus side, "Plagues of Night" shipped and I should have it by tomorrow.
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Old May 20 2012, 01:33 PM   #262
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A little off topic, but I got an email saying that my copy of "Forgotten History" will be with me in June, because Amazon UK are awaiting stock from their suppliers.

I hope for Christopher's sake it means the first lot sold out, rather than just Amazon being annoyingly slow.

On the plus side, "Plagues of Night" shipped and I should have it by tomorrow.
I apparently won't be getting Plagues for another month...
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Old May 21 2012, 09:48 AM   #263
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Argh!! Still don't have this in my greedy hands!! Should arive somewhere this week. I'm really looking forward to it, since Watching The Clock was a highlight of TrekLit last year.
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Old May 21 2012, 02:48 PM   #264
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A little off topic, but I got an email saying that my copy of "Forgotten History" will be with me in June, because Amazon UK are awaiting stock from their suppliers.

I hope for Christopher's sake it means the first lot sold out, rather than just Amazon being annoyingly slow.

On the plus side, "Plagues of Night" shipped and I should have it by tomorrow.
Got mine from bookdepository:

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Forg.../9781451657258

Turned up mid april, may want to give it a try.
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Old May 21 2012, 07:28 PM   #265
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I finished Forgotten History yesterday. I loved it. I hope they do another DTI novel. I really like all the DTI agents, and overall the two DTI books have made time travel interesting to me. For the most part I find Time Travel stories, especially in Star Trek, boring (Trials & Tribulations and First Contact being exceptions). But, the two DTI books were very good. I hope to see Dulmur, Lucsly and the rest in future books.

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Old May 21 2012, 08:46 PM   #266
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I couldn't put Forgotten History down. Outstanding novel, Christopher.
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Old May 22 2012, 09:11 PM   #267
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I'm only about 35 pages in, and already hooked!! I love DTI.

BTW, Christopher, it's nice to know now why
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Old May 25 2012, 08:40 PM   #268
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Finished it yesterday. Really loved it, different then Watching The Clock, but not bad different, just different. But at the same time definatly a Christopher L Bennett novel, full of science, good characerts and good use of characters. Solid plot, and I was amazed with the passages involving


But, I do hope the next TrekLit novel by Christopher will be something other then DTI. I love what you've done with this, but I'd love to see you return to Titan, or perhaps another 'Buried Age'-like book, dealing with familiar characters in new settings.
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Old May 25 2012, 09:04 PM   #269
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I just finished it and I loved it. I could'nt tell how far before this is set before typhon pact?
And will there be a third book?
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Old May 25 2012, 10:01 PM   #270
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I'm about two thirds of the way through and I'm loving it. Some books you just race through and this is certainly one of those - despite the science and technical details it fairly fizzes along !

Intelligent, entertaining and fun ! Lots of continuity nods and gap filling too.

When do we get the annotations Christopher ?
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