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View Poll Results: Rate The Body Electric.
Outstanding 33 32.04%
Above Average 39 37.86%
Average 25 24.27%
Below Average 5 4.85%
Poor 1 0.97%
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Old December 31 2012, 03:38 PM   #76
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Re: TNG: The Body Electric by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Anyone else having trouble finishing this book? I'm about three-quarters of the way through and am completely bored...
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Old December 31 2012, 04:57 PM   #77
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The only thing I don't like about The Body Electric is that the originating species of the Body Electric is never revealed. I dislike it when doomsday machines are used in fiction and their origins not fully revealed.
Does it really matter? They came from a now-collapsed galaxy 10^many lightyears away, millions or more years ago. They're, well, moot (short of a time travel story).
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Old December 31 2012, 05:25 PM   #78
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Like the first book in the trilogy, I could not put this one down. Stayed up late last night finishing it. Job well done, Mr. Mack
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Old December 31 2012, 08:27 PM   #79
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Anyone else having trouble finishing this book? I'm about three-quarters of the way through and am completely bored...
Yep - found it a struggle to get through. The ending isn't any better unfortunately.
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Old January 1 2013, 03:25 AM   #80
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Just finished the book today. I liked it, but I enjoyed the other two more. Appreciated the Pulp Fiction inspired quote by Wesley "Check out the big brain on Gatt!", Samuel L Jackson style
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Old January 1 2013, 02:29 PM   #81
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I just finished, and I loved it! I'm a fan of Traveler Wesley and really enjoyed his involvement in this story. I really hope we see him again soon. My only beef was that I, too, wanted some acknowledgement of the whole shift in family dynamics for Wesley, JLP, Bev and Rene. Maybe we'll get it next time. It probably happened "off screen" like the wedding. In fact...if i'm not mistaken, there was a mention in one of the TNG-R books about Wes being at the wedding, but i can't remember from which one exactly,or maybe i'm imagining things. Oh well. Thanks Mr. Mack! Another great read
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Old January 1 2013, 03:54 PM   #82
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^I mentioned in Greater Than the Sum that Wes had attended the Picard-Crusher wedding.
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Old January 1 2013, 05:48 PM   #83
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^There we go. I thought it may have been GTTS, but wasn't sure. Thanks for the confirmation Christopher
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Old January 1 2013, 07:24 PM   #84
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Isn't Wes mentioned as having visited the Picards after Rene's birth in one of the post-Destiny books too?
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Old January 1 2013, 07:51 PM   #85
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^That sounds familiar too..
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Old January 1 2013, 08:06 PM   #86
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I did not like this one as much as the other two, to be honest. Not that it isn't well written, but I'm getting a bit worn out by the whole "THE WHOLE MULTIVERSE IS IN PERIL!" aspect of all these recent books. Between this and The Omega Continuum, I think I need more character-driven stuff and less massive plot for a bit.
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Old January 2 2013, 04:10 AM   #87
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Isn't Wes mentioned as having visited the Picards after Rene's birth in one of the post-Destiny books too?
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^That sounds familiar too..
I was thinking the same thing too, but I can't remember which book it is. I'm pretty sure there have been at least a couple references to them seeing Wes between books.
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Old January 2 2013, 08:11 AM   #88
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I enjoyed the whole trilogy. I wish I had known to read Immortal Coil first. You may not have had to read it first, but I would of liked a heads up.

I loved having Data reborn in a new body, although I thought about how it could disrespect the old Data if a copy of his memories in a new body is bringing him back... Would that suggest that he is nothing more that hardware and files? I remember when the book mentioned that his memories were saved but not his subroutines.

It was fun to read what Dr. Soong did after faking his own death.
I loved Geordi being in a good relationship.
I liked Wesley's return and the homage to Wil Wheaton. My snarky comments about that got a retweet from David Mack on twitter. @BrentMcA
I wish Data had gone to see Spot before he left.



As much as I like the big cataclysmic event stories I think I would like to read more with exploration, ancient ruins, secret technology etc. Something like a James Rollins Novel. If you have not read him he is awesome! I think TITAN is more exploration oriented, so maybe I will get back to it soon. Does anyone have and recommendations for really good TOS, TNG books that sound like what I described?
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Old January 2 2013, 01:53 PM   #89
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Above Average ++, probably the best Trek book i've read since IFM / DTI

Loved the massiveness of the themes and the lack of TP politics.
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Old January 3 2013, 01:53 AM   #90
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Seems as if David has hit the NY Bestseller list again with this one.

From Lucienne Diver's (his agent) Twitter:
Just heard from @ed_schlesinger that @DavidAlanMack's Cold Equations book THE BODY ELECTRIC is #32 on the New York Times bestseller list!
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