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View Poll Results: Rate Forgotten History.
Outstanding 56 51.38%
Above Average 39 35.78%
Average 9 8.26%
Below Average 3 2.75%
Poor 2 1.83%
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Old April 24 2012, 07:18 PM   #91
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Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Let me rephrase: I need to reread Ex Machina first because I've forgotten most of the plot points therein, and I want to enhance my enjoyment of DTI:FH.
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Old April 24 2012, 08:30 PM   #92
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Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

My copy just came in today from Amazon. I've always enjoyed Christopher's work, and I look forward to reading this latest novel.
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Old April 24 2012, 11:55 PM   #93
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Just started last night & was running late today cause I didn't want to put it down. Lovin' it so far.
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Old April 25 2012, 12:59 AM   #94
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Really enjoying the book so far on my nook! Everything I hoped for and then more.
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Old April 25 2012, 02:43 AM   #95
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I enjoyed it very much, but I'm a sucker for alternate timeline stories (which this is, in part). I also enjoy stories where Spock......well, I'm not going to give that away.
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Old April 25 2012, 03:12 AM   #96
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Admiral Delgado's definitely up to no good. I already hate the guy, and I'm only 1/3 of the way through.
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Old April 25 2012, 05:10 AM   #97
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Amazon Canada shipped my copy today. I should probably get it tomorrow or Thursday. I can't wait.
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Old April 25 2012, 04:42 PM   #98
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Already found two instances of a Christopher hallmark and I've barely started it: explaining why something that he thought made no sense happened in an episode.
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Old April 25 2012, 05:02 PM   #99
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Already found two instances of a Christopher hallmark and I've barely started it: explaining why something that he thought made no sense happened in an episode.
That gave me a thread idea ...
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Old April 25 2012, 05:56 PM   #100
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Already found two instances of a Christopher hallmark and I've barely started it: explaining why something that he thought made no sense happened in an episode.
One of the things I like about his books.
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Old April 25 2012, 07:56 PM   #101
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I finally founfd Forgotten History at Barnes&Noble. I plan on reading this book after I finish reading another TNG novel.
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Old April 25 2012, 08:06 PM   #102
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I just got mine, and read a little of it. Being partially in the TOS era is a plus.
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Old April 26 2012, 02:41 AM   #103
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Definitely an interesting read, and, now that I'm done with it, Bennett's stated confusion over whether the book would be marketed as a TOS or DTI novel makes much more sense. It's certainly hard to classify, but that ultimately makes it a very satisfying experience.

I very much enjoyed the "rehabilitation" aspects of it involving Kirk, or at least the popular impressions of his temporal misadventures, and the nods to The Animated Series, which I've really got to get around to rewatching one of these days. Bonus points for the lines where Spock muses about how he'd feel if his home planet were destroyed in some alternate continuum. Nice nod.

The book feels a bit disjointed occasionally as I went through it, but ultimately it's all tied up in a pretty neat bow. The upending of Lucsly's worldview, and his realization of the necessity for origin legends and boogeymen both to himself and the DTI, even if they're not completely accurate, was very well done and really made the character for me.
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Old April 26 2012, 02:57 AM   #104
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Definitely an interesting read, and, now that I'm done with it, Bennett's stated confusion over whether the book would be marketed as a TOS or DTI novel makes much more sense. It's certainly hard to classify, but that ultimately makes it a very satisfying experience.
Good to hear.


Bonus points for the lines where Spock muses about how he'd feel if his home planet were destroyed in some alternate continuum. Nice nod.
I was actually reluctant to include that bit for fear it would be too cutesy a continuity nod, but it was actually a reasonable thing for him to think at that point in the story.
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Old April 26 2012, 05:33 AM   #105
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so did you deliberately set out to eliminate
in order to remove a plot hole from Trek IV or was that just a happy coincidence?
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