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Old February 5 2015, 11:49 PM   #1
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Christie Golden Post-Voyager Novels

So I've read up to Chapter 8 of The Farther Shore but I'm finding it incredibly boring. There are too many subplots to keep up with and I feel like I'm reading more about Libby Webber and her mission than what's going on with the crew.

I've decided to stop reading it. I tried. I went on Memory Alpha and Beta hoping to find a detailed summary but nothing substantial came up. Would anyone be willing to give me a description on what happens? I just finished the chapter where Janeway and co. break out the Doctor, Seven, and Icheb. Also what goes on in the Spirit Walk books?

If not, then can someone point me to a site that will. Thanks.
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Old February 6 2015, 12:34 AM   #2
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AW maybe just try to keep reading, tell yourself that Capt. Janeway ordered you to, that it's required (can skip the Libby parts)! Or even skip to the last chapter and just read that, so at least you know how it ended.

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Old February 6 2015, 12:36 AM   #3
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And, by the way, the Christie Golden Relaunch novels are no huge tomes. Believe me, things improve with Kirsten Beyer.
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Old February 6 2015, 02:36 AM   #4
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*Sighing heavily* I'll try... Only 16 more chapters.
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Old February 6 2015, 02:47 AM   #5
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Re: Christie Golden Post-Voyager Novels

I summarize each book I read, for my own future use; I used to re-read books a lot, now I just keep summaries of the things I know I'll find important, so I can refer to them later.

Which means these might not completely make sense or be thorough if you aren't me, but lacking anything better, here you go.

Incidentally, sorry if the summary for Spirit Walk 2 is a little confusing; the book isn't much less so.

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Old February 6 2015, 02:53 AM   #6
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Thank you so very much!
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Old February 6 2015, 03:49 AM   #7
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LOL well I've been "inspired" to look at Spirit Walk #1 again, well actually I've been meaning to re-re-read Homecoming and Farther Shores, too (except I will skip the "OC" background parts, that I didn't like much), so will try to get started (again) on that myself, lol. (Will see tho how far I get w/ SWalk #2.)
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Old February 6 2015, 04:55 AM   #8
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I ordered Full Circle so while I'm waiting I might as well finish TFS.
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Old February 8 2015, 10:06 PM   #9
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When looking for stuff on Memory Beta the best way to get story details is to go to the pages for the individual characters or ships. I know when I was getting ready to read Full Circle I found some pretty detailed pages for each of the characters.
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Old February 9 2015, 01:23 PM   #10
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Re: Christie Golden Post-Voyager Novels

Read the first two, found them very dull and going against what I know of Starfleet. Tried Spirit Walk, but when it got to Kim as Security Chief I laughed and put it down.

No...just no.
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Old February 9 2015, 03:03 PM   #11
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Tried Spirit Walk, but when it got to Kim as Security Chief I laughed and put it down.

No...just no.
Never saw the problem with that. We've seen other characters become security chiefs after holding other posts -- Chekov in the TOS movies, Worf in TNG, Ro in the DS9 post-finale novels. Not to mention other changes in specialty like Sulu going from astrophysicist to helmsman and La Forge going from conn to engineering. It's not unusual for junior officers to get experience in different positions, and Kim was stuck at ops for seven years, so it makes sense that he'd want to shift gears in order to make up for that career delay.
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Old February 9 2015, 03:41 PM   #12
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Tried Spirit Walk, but when it got to Kim as Security Chief I laughed and put it down.

No...just no.
Never saw the problem with that. We've seen other characters become security chiefs after holding other posts -- Chekov in the TOS movies, Worf in TNG, Ro in the DS9 post-finale novels. Not to mention other changes in specialty like Sulu going from astrophysicist to helmsman and La Forge going from conn to engineering. It's not unusual for junior officers to get experience in different positions, and Kim was stuck at ops for seven years, so it makes sense that he'd want to shift gears in order to make up for that career delay.
I think, Harry Kim is one of the most underrated characters and Bry_Sinclair is not fond of Kim, no matter the assignment.
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Old February 9 2015, 04:07 PM   #13
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Never saw the problem with that. We've seen other characters become security chiefs after holding other posts -- Chekov in the TOS movies, Worf in TNG, Ro in the DS9 post-finale novels. Not to mention other changes in specialty like Sulu going from astrophysicist to helmsman and La Forge going from conn to engineering. It's not unusual for junior officers to get experience in different positions, and Kim was stuck at ops for seven years, so it makes sense that he'd want to shift gears in order to make up for that career delay.
True, but Kim just never struck me as a very security-type person.
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Old February 9 2015, 04:26 PM   #14
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One can surely grow into a job.
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Old February 9 2015, 04:47 PM   #15
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True, but Kim just never struck me as a very security-type person.
And Chekov did? In TOS, his typical response to danger was screaming.
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