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View Poll Results: Rate Plagues of Night.
Outstanding 58 52.25%
Above Average 35 31.53%
Average 11 9.91%
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Old June 6 2012, 02:06 PM   #271
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Why would Spock automatically have to still be an active ambassador for the Federation to retain the honorific of 'Ambassador Spock'?
Good point; former ambassadors do retain the title as an honorific. (So probably Worf could still be addressed as Ambassador Worf, though I'd assume his Commander title would take precedence while he's active in Starfleet.)
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Old June 6 2012, 02:13 PM   #272
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Of course, I do home Kamemor survives. TNG-era Romulans have never been particularly interesting bad guys to me. They've been most interesting in the stories that have explored their more benevolent side. I would like to see the current friendly UFP-Romulan relations endure.
Agreed. The appeal of Diane Duane's Rihannsu novels lay in their development of the Romulans from a potentially interesting warrior species into something much more complex. In contrast, having Romulans be depicted as people gaming for galactic hegemony at whatever the cost to other species is a bit of a let-down.

A Romulan civilization that actively and productively engaged with the rest of the interstellar community, instead of cordoning itself off or wasting its efforts on attempts at conquest, could enjoy a real resurgence.
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Old June 6 2012, 03:55 PM   #273
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I finally found a copy of this book at Barnes and noble they only had 2 copies left in their store.
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Old June 6 2012, 08:00 PM   #274
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Sela seems one dimensional to me in her hatred of all things Federation.
Spock seems to be treated as an Ambassador in the novels, despite him camping out in Romulan space for an extended period of years.
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Old June 6 2012, 09:00 PM   #275
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I've been one of the people who loved what was done with Sisko's character, a very bold and interesting direction. I was looking forward to this one very much, and couldn't wait to see how it would develop.

I'm glad I wasn't disappointed. I was afraid for a while that DRGIII might resolve the entire situation with Sisko/Kassidy/Rebbeca to quickly, and I'm glad he didn't. The development of their relationship over this novel was an interesting one.

The involvement of the Enterprise and her crew was a welcome addition, but I don't really see why it had to be the Enterprise, it feels like it could have been any random crew. It would have made sense if the Romulan's ship was their flagship as well, meaning that both governments send their flagships to show how seriously they take this undertaking.

Prynn and Vaughn..... Vaughn's one of my favorite lit-characters, from who he is to his relationship with his daughter and his wishes for the/his/their future. Seeing how everything might end for him, makes me so sad. But I can't help but hope that somehow, something or someone will come through for him.

Kira/Kay Eaton.... That really caught me offguard, I did NOT see that coming. The ending of the novel was a shock to everyone I suppose, but that scene really blew me away, and I can't wait to find out the why and how for all that.

Honoustly though, I'm going to leave my final judgement of this novel untill I've read the second installment. I feel that this is as much a two-parter as any two-part Trek episode, and I want to judge this as I would a two-part episode: as a whole.
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Old June 6 2012, 09:04 PM   #276
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The involvement of the Enterprise and her crew was a welcome addition, but I don't really see why it had to be the Enterprise, it feels like it could have been any random crew.
I liked the idea of the Enterprise going on a Gamma Quadrant exploration mission. When DS9 first premiered, I sometimes thought it would be cool if TNG had the Enterprise assigned to a long-term GQ survey, so that they could do some serious, heavy-duty exploring and have periodic crossovers with DS9. So this is kinda like a longtime wish come true for me.

Plus it's gotta be a relief for Picard (not to mention Trys!) to be doing some actual exploration for the first time since the Borg Invasion. I'm glad that finally happened. I wish we could've seen more of it.
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Old June 6 2012, 10:23 PM   #277
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The involvement of the Enterprise and her crew was a welcome addition, but I don't really see why it had to be the Enterprise, it feels like it could have been any random crew.
I liked the idea of the Enterprise going on a Gamma Quadrant exploration mission. When DS9 first premiered, I sometimes thought it would be cool if TNG had the Enterprise assigned to a long-term GQ survey, so that they could do some serious, heavy-duty exploring and have periodic crossovers with DS9. So this is kinda like a longtime wish come true for me.

Plus it's gotta be a relief for Picard (not to mention Trys!) to be doing some actual exploration for the first time since the Borg Invasion. I'm glad that finally happened. I wish we could've seen more of it.

Oh trust me, I love reading about the Enterprise and her crew. I just wish there was a reason why the Enterprise was needed for this mission. Though I suppose being a top of the line explorer is enough.
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Old June 7 2012, 01:51 AM   #278
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Finished last night, very good book and can't wait for the continuation...

Not to give anything away but maybe not everything is as it seems? Certainly one of the characters who people above said must have died is mentioned in the blurb of the next book anyway...
As regards your supposition in the spoiler zone, that is some excellent thinking and certainly sounds plausible to me. It will be interesting to find out what the truth is.
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Old June 7 2012, 03:21 AM   #279
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Wow! Just finished Plagues of Night. Here's my review!
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Old June 7 2012, 04:04 AM   #280
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Old June 7 2012, 07:16 AM   #281
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Finished Plagues of Night on the Metro ride home tonight. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Loved how much more it fleshed out the various Typhon Pact factions. Loved how the disaster at the end was the result of people who honestly want to protect themselves from perceived aggression getting caught in each other's crosshairs. Loved the developments of the Sisko arc. Loved the way it advanced, directly or subtly, so many different TrekLit arcs. Loved the language of it, DRGIII's elegant prose. Loved the glimpses of the larger Federation. Loved it.

Only two things stuck out to me as errors, and they're incredibly minor:

1. The I.R.W. Electrix is referred to by the Enterprise crew as a Valdore-class warbird -- yet previous novels, including Titan: Taking Wing and Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game, had already established the Valdore's ship class to be Mogai.

2. "IRW" was not given periods between each initial, yet "U.S.S." was. Minor, minor thing, but I noticed it.
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Old June 7 2012, 07:58 AM   #283
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Loved how the disaster at the end was the result of people who honestly want to protect themselves from perceived aggression getting caught in each other's crosshairs.
See, I'm not sure I entirely agree with this.
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Loved how the disaster at the end was the result of people who honestly want to protect themselves from perceived aggression getting caught in each other's crosshairs.
See, I'm not sure I entirely agree with this.
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The involvement of the Enterprise and her crew was a welcome addition, but I don't really see why it had to be the Enterprise, it feels like it could have been any random crew.
I liked the idea of the Enterprise going on a Gamma Quadrant exploration mission. When DS9 first premiered, I sometimes thought it would be cool if TNG had the Enterprise assigned to a long-term GQ survey, so that they could do some serious, heavy-duty exploring and have periodic crossovers with DS9. So this is kinda like a longtime wish come true for me.

Plus it's gotta be a relief for Picard (not to mention Trys!) to be doing some actual exploration for the first time since the Borg Invasion. I'm glad that finally happened. I wish we could've seen more of it.

Oh trust me, I love reading about the Enterprise and her crew. I just wish there was a reason why the Enterprise was needed for this mission. Though I suppose being a top of the line explorer is enough.
I would think the Enterprise was needed because of Picard's knowledge of the Romulans through first hand experience.
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