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View Poll Results: Rate The Persistence of Memory.
Outstanding 71 56.80%
Above Average 41 32.80%
Average 11 8.80%
Below Average 1 0.80%
Poor 1 0.80%
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Old October 30 2012, 08:24 PM   #91
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Read it - went for above average.

Very much a Mack book, the infiltration section at the end reminded me a bit of Warpath and as with most of his books it has a very military feel at times which did mean that the very fantastical TOS story of an immortal man who was once Leonardo felt even more out of place here than it did in Immortal Coil.

That said the Enterprise focused storyline was good, a nice balance of action and character even if a lot of the main cast barely got a look in. The Breen felt a bit one note though here - somewhat generic shock troops.

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sequences were mainly interesting, offering a different perspective on the Federation and recent events though some of it dragged - mainly the casino stuff. It also added another conspiracy going on in the background that we previously knew nothing about.

As for the two major talking points





Looking forward to the next two books though.

I know this is a spoiler thread but I've used spoiler tags just in case, hardly anyone would have read it yet after all.
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Old October 30 2012, 08:49 PM   #92
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To say I am not happy with these events is a serious understatement of epic proportions.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:01 PM   #93
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What I like about the outcome of the book is this:
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Old October 30 2012, 10:50 PM   #94
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Would I miss anything if I the last 3 or 4 Typhon Pact books, and moved on to this?
I don't think so. The first book, at least, has virtually nothing to do with the Typhon Pact storyline.
Hmm. Ok, given that I've at least read Coil and am way too curious about this one I think I'll plunge ahead and start reading it tomorrow, spoilers for the parts of TNG I'm not caught up on be damned ...
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Old October 30 2012, 11:41 PM   #95
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Although not a huge fan of 'Coil' I have some faith in the author and what I have picked up so far does look very promising...
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Old October 30 2012, 11:52 PM   #96
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I for one won't miss
at all.
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Old October 31 2012, 01:55 AM   #97
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Since I can't do the whole "spoiler box thing", I'll just say that Christopher's thoughts on the matter echo my own and leave that at that.

As for the book itself, I loved it and can't wait to see what happens next.
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Old October 31 2012, 02:06 AM   #98
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Old October 31 2012, 02:25 AM   #99
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How does it contradict the movie?
My guess is that he's assuming
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Old October 31 2012, 02:32 AM   #100
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Old October 31 2012, 02:48 AM   #101
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*Resists the urge to click spoiler tags while awaiting a chance to buy this book.*

I hope some more risks are taken in this trilogy, though. I like when authors shake the universe up, example:

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Old October 31 2012, 02:51 AM   #102
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The book takes a different approach.
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Old October 31 2012, 03:33 AM   #103
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It's funny, for a democratic body ran by a civilian government. It seems Starfleet has an awful lot of power to come in and take over without even consulting the government. Like a battalion commander shutting down Ohio without first consulting elected officials.
Do we know that no consultation with the civilian government occurred?

Starfleet is a branch of government of the Federation, not of Galor IV. Presumably any consultations would have occurred at the level of the Federation, i.e. the President and Federation Council.
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Old October 31 2012, 06:42 AM   #104
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Old October 31 2012, 02:23 PM   #105
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I'll just tell y'all right now: Anyone who hasn't read Jeff Lang's TNG novel Immortal Coil should get their hands on a copy ASAP and read it before diving into the Cold Equations trilogy. I do my best to recap the important details from IC in the trilogy, but the entire trilogy is a direct sequel to Immortal Coil.

You have been duly advised.
Clearly the Trek is strong with me. Just a few weeks ago I underwent an inexplicable and undeniable compulsion to buy a copy of IC for Kindle. I enjoyed it immensely (again) and now am doubly glad that I did so.
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