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Old October 2 2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)


Half a year after the well-received Vanguard finale Dayton Ward once more takes a turn of sorts at the saga's wheel to deliver us a coda, the ebook-exclusive novella In Tempest's Wake. This was apparently originally slated to carry the TOS label, reflecting the fact that the crew of the USS Enterprise takes center seat here in a retelling of the events of Storming Heaven from their point of view, but ultimately joins Mr. Mack's work under the same Star Trek sub-brand.

The Simon & Schuster page still hasn't been updated with the official blurb, but StarTrek.com posted one a while ago. Taken from there:

The U.S.S. Enterprise and other starships that participated in the final battle in the Taurus Reach have been remanded to a remote starbase. While evacuees from the station are processed and the ships repaired, restocked, and re-staffed as needed, Captain James T. Kirk is ordered to report to Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, Starbase 47’s second and final commanding officer. Through flashbacks intercut with the ongoing conversation between Kirk and Nogura, the Enterprise’s involvement in the last days of Operation Vanguard—and the conflict between Starfleet and Tholian forces at Starbase 47—is now told from the perspective of Kirk and his crew.
Sadly no excerpt either!
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Old October 2 2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Sadly no excerpt either!
Well there's Amazon's Look Inside feature, which has the first few pages of the story.

Downloaded it earlier today. I have to finish Brinkmanship first and have to work on my first USF interview in almost exactly a year, so I probably won't start it before next week or so.
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Old October 2 2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Nice to see this thread Sho, as I forgot to pre-order this one, oops Anything with a Vanguard connection is a must read
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Old October 2 2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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It's the same price on amazon as for a full novel! - pass.
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Old October 3 2012, 02:06 AM   #5
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It's the same price on amazon as for a full novel! - pass.
It's $3.99, a novel is $7.99. What are you talking about?
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Old October 3 2012, 02:29 AM   #6
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"In Tempest's Wake" wasn't bad (coming from Dayton, I'd have been surprised if it was!). As a coda to Vanguard, it works. There's some nice character bits with Kirk and Nogura.

But the novella is more an assortment of continuity spackle, rather than a standalone story. I probably would've been more satisfied if this had been part of a greater whole, like another Declassified volume. Alas, it wasn't.



For the curious among you, the book is roughly 30,000 words long.
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Old October 3 2012, 06:41 AM   #7
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

It's $3.99 on the barnes & noble nook color I got mine today
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Old October 3 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Sounds reasonably interesting.
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Old October 3 2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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Wow, how did I miss that there was another Vanguard book!?! It originally being under a TOS header must have fooled me. So glad I came online today. I must read this book immediately.

It will be cool to see a Ward cap to the series that complements Mack's ending.

The sad thing is, I have a complete collection of Vanguard books signed by the authors. Now my collection is incomplete and with this being an ebook, it will ALWAYS be incomplete.
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Old October 3 2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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It's the same price on amazon as for a full novel! - pass.
It's $3.99, a novel is $7.99. What are you talking about?
It might blow your mind but not everyone here is American.

'In tempest's wake' - £3.99 - 99 pages
The eternal tide - £3.99 - 384 pages
Brinkmanship - £4.99 - 352 pages
Cold Equations book 1 - £4.99 - 368 pages

Indeed, the only review of it on the UK amazon is:

I had this book on pre-order for a few months now, expecting a full length novel instead I get a short story that is less than 100 pages long for the price of a novel that is usually 300-400 pages long!

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Old October 3 2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Indeed, the only review of it on the UK amazon is:

I had this book on pre-order for a few months now, expecting a full length novel instead I get a short story that is less than 100 pages long for the price of a novel that is usually 300-400 pages long!
I love it when people who are obviously to stupid to read give books bad reviews because they have the reading comprehension skills of a rock.

Amazon had the "print length: 99 pages" info on there for ages (TBH I'm pretty sure it was there from the start.) If people pre-order things without actually reading the information about the product it's their own damn fault.
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Old October 3 2012, 09:05 PM   #12
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I guess he just went off the price and thought it was a full novel.
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Old October 3 2012, 11:51 PM   #13
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
It's the same price on amazon as for a full novel! - pass.
It's $3.99, a novel is $7.99. What are you talking about?
It might blow your mind but not everyone here is American.
Yeah, I'm not American either, but I still only paid the 3,99 $.

The book is a nice read. It doesn't really give us anything new on the story we know, but the ending might offer... possibilities.
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Old October 4 2012, 10:33 AM   #14
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

JoeZhang wrote: View Post
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JoeZhang wrote: View Post
It's the same price on amazon as for a full novel! - pass.
It's $3.99, a novel is $7.99. What are you talking about?
It might blow your mind but not everyone here is American.

'In tempest's wake' - £3.99 - 99 pages
The eternal tide - £3.99 - 384 pages
Brinkmanship - £4.99 - 352 pages
Cold Equations book 1 - £4.99 - 368 pages
Did you get them from Amazon or The Book Depository? I tend to pay around a fiver from the latter, plus they have free postage.

I guess though, if you say brought the hard-copy versions from Waterstones, WHSmith (if they stocked them) or an Independent bookshop, you'll no doubt pay full price which then makes In Tempests Wake a bargain! But who actually buys books from bricks and mortar shops anymore?
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Old October 4 2012, 03:30 PM   #15
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Re: VAN: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

This is sorta off topic, but if you don't have an E-Reader, Nook, etc, and DON"T want to read from a a screen, can you order e-books somewhere and they send it to you already printed out.

Yep, I know I'm sorta old fashioned and I'm killing trees, but I just like reading books the old fashioned way.

Haven't really been in a dillemma where the book is e-format only and I want to read the book.

Thanks in advance.
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