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Old October 26 2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

So. That David Mack. He sure likes to kill everybody.

Is Corps of Engineers worth reading past Wildfire? I've seen a lot of harsh reviews... I like the tech situations and the characters, now I'd like some TrekBBS opinions before I continue.

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Old October 26 2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

Yes. It's just as worth reading after as before Wildfire, perhaps even more so. Some of my favorite stories are set in the aftermath of Wildfire, e.g. Heather Jarman's trip to the Nasat home world. Some key interpersonal stuff happens after Wildfire as well, such as the ongoing development of the Corsi-Stevens relationship which I found really well-handled. And some of those post-Wildfire stories are also quite relevant to the larger Treklit canon, e.g. the Vanguard prequel Distant Early Warning.

If you are fond of the tech situations and the characters you'll get more of both. What's not to like?
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Old October 26 2012, 07:13 PM   #3
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

It is absolutely worth reading past Wildfire. Should you continue, the problem you are going to have is when you are at the end. You are going to want more. I certainly did.
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Old October 26 2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

I think so, although I am waiting for the rest of the stories to be published
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Old October 26 2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

Yes it's definitely worth it!
"In fact, I've always found that uh...when people try to convince others of their beliefs, it's because...they're really just trying to convince themselves."
Colonel Kira, "Covenant"
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Old October 27 2012, 01:13 AM   #6
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

If you think about it's pretty impressive that after 74 monthly/bi-monthly individual novellas and two short stories people are still wanting more. I think that right there says a lot about the quality of those 76 stories.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
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Old October 29 2012, 11:44 PM   #7
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Re: COE - Worth reading past Wildfire, or not?

^What he said.
"You fool! You've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia", but only slightly less well known is this - "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"
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