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View Poll Results: Rate Forgotten History.
Outstanding 56 50.45%
Above Average 40 36.04%
Average 10 9.01%
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Old May 25 2012, 10:10 PM   #271
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Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

^I'm currently concentrating on work I'll actually get paid for. Annotations may be a while.
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Old May 25 2012, 10:16 PM   #272
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^I'm currently concentrating on work I'll actually get paid for. Annotations may be a while.
Understandable ! I'm looking forward to them though.
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Old June 4 2012, 07:25 AM   #273
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I just finished the book in about 24 hours, and have to say that OT was even better than Watching the Clock, which is quite an accomplishment given how excellent WtC is.

I'm much less familiar with and invested in the original Star Trek than I am in its successor spinoff series, but the book went a long way towards giving me a greater appreciation for the series and its characters and setting in much the same way that Star Trek Vanguard did.

One of the things I enjoyed most about Watching the Clock is/was the DTI itself and the characters who work for it, and this book continued to expand on them and the organization in surprising and interesting ways.

I also really enjoyed the book's depiction and use of alternate timelines, something that I personally think is one of Christopher's greatest strengths as a writer and storyteller. I think my favorite AU character was T'Pring; I especially liked that she and Spock actually participated in ponn far togethet, especially since it added some interesting new layers to Spock's character.

Even with only two books released, DTI has quicky established itself as one of my favorite Trek Lit series and I would absolutely love for it to continue, even if Christopher doesn't write any more installments.

I'm giving the book an Excellent rating, and, as noted, really hope that more DTI books are greenlit by the editors at Pocket.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:29 AM   #274
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^^^^
I agree that it would be great to see other writers tackle the DTI. Not because I don't live Christopher's work, I do. But it would be fun to see what other can do with these characters, and perhaps that way Christopher could write more Titan, or some standalone novels like Ex Machina or The Buried Age.
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Old June 4 2012, 10:38 AM   #275
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I finished this yesterday, and very much enjoyed it. All the TOS/TAS time travel adventures were tied together with the evolution of the DTI really well.

I always love it when a character with two seconds of air time (or, in the case of Dr. Grey, four frames of animation) gets featured. And I've been wanting to learn more about the Vedala for many years! That was certainly a pleasent suprise. I liked that Sybok got a mention, too.

My only complaint is Dulmur's incessant use of the word "partner"
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Old June 5 2012, 04:11 AM   #276
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I finished today and Chris has done it again! So good! I love how there are so many plot threads from so many episodes woven together to make a very cohesive story. It is nice to have a stand-alone story in Trek. Reading this makes me think they should have had Chris write the Romulan war, with his knowledge of Trek I feel like it would have been much more epic.
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Old June 5 2012, 04:15 AM   #277
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Thanks, but I'm not interested in writing war stories.
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Old June 5 2012, 05:10 AM   #278
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^ It's also safe to say that Christopher's next pitch won't be a novelization of The Fight .
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Old June 5 2012, 01:26 PM   #279
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I actually kind of like "The Fight." I hate boxing, but the episode is even-handed about it, with the Doctor pointing out its hazards and general lunacy, and it's well-utilized as a metaphor for working through pain and hardship to achieve a goal.
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Old June 5 2012, 02:00 PM   #280
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Well, I always enjoy your Trek contributions so keep it up!
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Old June 11 2012, 05:31 PM   #281
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I haven't had as much time to read lately so I'm only around halfway through. Enjoying it so far, but I did groan at T'Viss saying she had to narrate her repressed memories chronologically. I understand the reasons for it, but it struck me as a little too 'meta'.
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Old June 11 2012, 07:42 PM   #282
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Actually, I wasn't sure I should leave that line in, since the narrative structure of both DTI novels is rather non-linear, with lots of jumping back and forth.
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Old June 12 2012, 11:11 AM   #283
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Just finished this. Once again, you amaze with your knowledge of Trek trivia and your eye for historical and technical connecting the dots, Trekwise.

LOVE this series and I hope more is coming, Christopher.

In many ways, these books come across as a mediation on the nature of time, both scientific and a bit metaphysical. Reminds me in some ways of Piers Anthony's book on Chronos, the Incarnation of Time in his Incarnations of Immortality series.
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Old June 12 2012, 02:28 PM   #284
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I finished it last night. I have no major criticisms. I didn't enjoy it as much as Watching the Clock, but that's more due to myself having not seen many of the referenced TOS and TAS episodes as opposed to anything being wrong with the book itself.
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Old June 12 2012, 02:46 PM   #285
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I wonder how many time-travel violations Janeway has accrued? She must be close to Kirk. I bet she kept the DTI busy for a while after Voyager came home.
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