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Old April 20 2013, 07:37 PM   #391
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Sounds great!
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Old April 20 2013, 09:03 PM   #392
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Sounds exciting! I'm ridiculously pleased to see that Reed has become a captain. I hope we'll also get updates on Phlox, Hoshi and Mayweather, too. And it'll be interesting to see how Trip fits into the story, if at all.
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Old April 20 2013, 09:07 PM   #393
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Sounds exciting! I'm ridiculously pleased to see that Reed has become a captain.
T'Pol being a captain is also a new development, don't forget.


I hope we'll also get updates on Phlox, Hoshi and Mayweather, too. And it'll be interesting to see how Trip fits into the story, if at all.
All these will be addressed.
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Old April 20 2013, 09:15 PM   #394
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Sounds exciting! I'm ridiculously pleased to see that Reed has become a captain.
T'Pol being a captain is also a new development, don't forget.
Yeah, but I like Reed more than I like T'Pol.
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I hope we'll also get updates on Phlox, Hoshi and Mayweather, too. And it'll be interesting to see how Trip fits into the story, if at all.
All these will be addressed.
Huzzah!
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Old April 20 2013, 09:51 PM   #395
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Uh, I don't really like that cover. Archer looks like his dog just died.
Captain Archer, it's time for your prostate exam
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Old April 20 2013, 09:56 PM   #396
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Story sounds great and I hope it is the beginning of a new series. The promotions are cool news, indeed. Looking forward to reading this during the summer.
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Old April 21 2013, 12:27 AM   #397
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A question concerning the ranks. Shouldn't Archer be a Commodore? We know from First Flight that rank is used in the 22nd century. Also, as I recall Reed's rank was Lt. Commander in the last Romulan War book, and now he's a Captain? Or is his actual rank still Lt. Commander (or possibly full Commander) but he's called Captain Reed because he now commands a ship?

Yeah, I know I should wait until the book comes out and these will likely be explained.
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Old April 21 2013, 02:03 AM   #398
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... I hope it is the beginning of a new series.
According to Christopher, it is the beginning of a new storyline continuing after the Romulan War. Book 2 has already been announced
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Old April 21 2013, 02:28 AM   #399
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A question concerning the ranks. Shouldn't Archer be a Commodore? We know from First Flight that rank is used in the 22nd century. Also, as I recall Reed's rank was Lt. Commander in the last Romulan War book, and now he's a Captain? Or is his actual rank still Lt. Commander (or possibly full Commander) but he's called Captain Reed because he now commands a ship?
Keep in mind that the last time we definitely see Archer as a captain in the novels is in November 2160, a few months after the war ends. In the chapter of To Brave the Storm that depicts the Federation's founding ceremony, Archer's rank is not mentioned, nor is anybody else's. (TATV doesn't count since the books have treated it as a historically inaccurate reconstruction.) RotF:ACoF begins in September 2162, nearly two years after Archer was last referred to as a captain. So there's been time for these characters to go through more than one change in rank.

This was intentional. I didn't want to pick up exactly where the previous book left off. I wanted there to be enough of a break between The Romulan War and Rise of the Federation that I could make a fresh start, that this would clearly be the beginning of a new era. So there's been time for a fair amount of change in the characters' lives since the last time you saw them -- not unlike the transition from TOS/TAS to TMP, or from TMP to TWOK. When you pick up this book, you'll find that most of the characters are in new positions -- sometimes just the same job on a different ship, sometimes a more significant change.
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Old April 21 2013, 02:43 AM   #400
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This synopsis sounds great... really looking forward to this one!

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RotF:ACoF begins in September 2162, nearly two years after Archer was last referred to as a captain. So there's been time for these characters to go through more than one change in rank.
I was actually a bit put off that Reed somehow managed to get to Captain already, but when you put it like this, I guess I'm good with it. TBH, I had completely forgotten the lieutenant commander reference from To Brave the Storm that The Wormhole mentioned... I thought last we had seen him, he was still a lieutenant. (I was also under the seemingly incorrect impression that United Earth Starfleet didn't have a lieutenant commander rank...)
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Old April 21 2013, 02:45 AM   #401
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^On the show, Earth Starfleet didn't have a lieutenant commander rank. Apparently that changed by the time of the novels.
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Old April 21 2013, 03:54 AM   #402
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I just saw the cover and blurb on trek collective. While the blurb sounds interesting, the cover just looks so bland, so blah... It looks like some one grabbed a frame from TATV (just before he gives his speech)and just photo shopped Archer onto that uninteresting background.
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Old April 21 2013, 04:25 AM   #403
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^On the show, Earth Starfleet didn't have a lieutenant commander rank.
Really? Just because one was never shown on the series doesn't mean it didn't exist.
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Old April 21 2013, 04:42 AM   #404
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^On the show, Earth Starfleet didn't have a lieutenant commander rank.
Really? Just because one was never shown on the series doesn't mean it didn't exist.
It's a TV show. Nothing exists until someone writes it into an episode.

Besides -- ensigns had one rank pip, lieutenants had two, commanders had three, captains had four. How do you fit a lieutenant commander into that?
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Old April 21 2013, 04:51 AM   #405
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It's a TV show. Nothing exists until someone writes it into an episode.
Yeah, like bathrooms. You going to argue that the ship never had any until we saw one?

Besides -- ensigns had one rank pip, lieutenants had two, commanders had three, captains had four. How do you fit a lieutenant commander into that?
Just like on TNG: Pips of a different color.
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