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View Poll Results: Rate Fallen Gods.
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Old July 31 2012, 02:00 AM   #91
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Re: TTN: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I remember you going to some effort to explain the route past the "local" powers out to the Gum Nebula to begin with in Orion's Hounds. Definitely appreciated, then and now.
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Old July 31 2012, 02:36 AM   #92
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It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
There's an idea- a Pakled crew member on Titan. But then, how about a Horta crew member!?!

You can have a Pakled captain in STO. I wonder if anyone has actually chosen that option?
That is about as crazy as a Mugato in starfleet...hmm, wait a minute...

I'd Like to see the Vidiians revisited in the Voyager series. I'd like to see what became of them after the 'Think Tank' reference. They were like bizarro Borg... 'Your biological likeness will adapt to service us so that we don't melt into goo'
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Old July 31 2012, 04:09 PM   #93
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Got my copy today. I need to catch up on the Titan series before I read it though.
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Old July 31 2012, 05:40 PM   #94
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It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
There's an idea- a Pakled crew member on Titan. But then, how about a Horta crew member!?!

You can have a Pakled captain in STO. I wonder if anyone has actually chosen that option?
That is about as crazy as a Mugato in starfleet...hmm, wait a minute...

I'd Like to see the Vidiians revisited in the Voyager series. I'd like to see what became of them after the 'Think Tank' reference. They were like bizarro Borg... 'Your biological likeness will adapt to service us so that we don't melt into goo'
This is probably one of the threads I would most like to see picked up in the Trek novels. It was a brief throwaway line, but it's a total game changer for what was briefly a fairly major race in the series.
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Old July 31 2012, 06:40 PM   #95
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Well, it was on my Kindle this morning, and I had it finished before noon.

It was definitely an improvement on Seize the Fire, but that's really the only positive thing I can say about it. It wasn't a bad book, per se, but compared to the stuff most of the other authors have been putting out, it can't really hold up.

Between this and StF, I wish an editor would encourage Martin not to indulge in starting the story with the aliens. Frankly, if I hadn't forced myself to get through that first chapter to get to the Titan's crew, I could have set it down and not regretted it later. I might be the only one that feels that way, but I think if someone is going to start the story with a more-or-less unfamiliar alien culture instead of the familiar characters, the writing needs to be extraordinarily strong, and this, IMHO, was not.
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Old July 31 2012, 07:41 PM   #96
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My copy should appear today. I expect to start it by Friday.
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Old July 31 2012, 08:42 PM   #97
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It was definitely an improvement on Seize the Fire, but that's really the only positive thing I can say about it. It wasn't a bad book, per se, but compared to the stuff most of the other authors have been putting out, it can't really hold up.
I was afraid of that. My copy delivered from Amazon today. Once I finish the book I'm currently reading, I'll dive into this one. I'm glad to hear that it's at least better than Seize the Fire.
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Old August 1 2012, 01:35 AM   #98
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Having spent a little time turning over the events in my head, I find myself troubled by one thing.


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Old August 1 2012, 02:25 AM   #99
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A third of the way through and... sigh.


Just ONE TIME, I want someone to write a Titan book that demonstrates the characters on the ship having some sort of fun. This series is so damn grim. This is arguably the most interesting crew in the ongoing 24th century novels; give them ONE NOVEL without the weight of some tragedy hanging on them the whole entire time.

You have no idea how happy I'd be if the next Titan book was by KRAD. Is all I'm saying.
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Old August 1 2012, 02:47 AM   #100
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Just got mine last night on the kindle, will start it tonight. Ahh, the smell of a brand new ebook..
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Old August 1 2012, 02:51 PM   #101
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You have no idea how happy I'd be if the next Titan book was by KRAD. Is all I'm saying.
Amen!
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Old August 1 2012, 03:38 PM   #102
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Mine just arrived; I'll be starting it as soon as I complete this post.
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Old August 1 2012, 03:48 PM   #103
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You have no idea how happy I'd be if the next Titan book was by KRAD. Is all I'm saying.
I'd drink to that
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Old August 1 2012, 07:00 PM   #104
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You have no idea how happy I'd be if the next Titan book was by KRAD. Is all I'm saying.
I'd drink to that
As would I!!!
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Old August 1 2012, 07:11 PM   #105
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I'd love to see Riker team up with Sisko someday.
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