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View Poll Results: Rate Raise the Dawn.
Outstanding 82 70.69%
Above Average 25 21.55%
Average 3 2.59%
Below Average 3 2.59%
Poor 3 2.59%
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Old June 17 2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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TP: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)


And we're back for Raise the Dawn, the back half of a Typhon Pact duology by author David R. George III, to be released on June 26th. In many ways following on from the author's own Rough Beasts of Empire the first installment of the two-parter, last month's Plagues of Night, continued to take the character of Benjamin Sisko down a path seen as controversial by some, and both books ushered in some of the longer review threads on the board as a result, as well as ancillary, equally intense threads. However, Plagues of Night appears to be generally well-liked so far, ranking quite high (and much higher than RBoE) in the score table. And let's not forget that we're dealing with an ongoing storyline that has yet to reach its conclusion: Signs point to finding it here, and so both fans and critics of recent events should pick this one up to learn what it looks like. And please do be respectful while debating it.

Official Simon & Schuster blurb time:

After the disastrous events in the Bajoran system, Captain Benjamin Sisko must confront the consequences of the recent choices he has made in his life. At the same time, the United Federation of Planets and its Khitomer Accords allies have come to the brink of war with the Typhon Pact. While factions within the Pact unsuccessfully used the recent gestures of goodwill—the opening of borders and a joint Federation-Romulan exploratory mission—to develop quantum-slipstream drive, they have not given up their goals. Employing a broad range of assets, from Romulus to Cardassia, from Ab-Tzenketh to Bajor, they embark on a dangerous new plan to acquire the technology they need to take control of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. While UFP President Bacco and Romulan Praetor Kamemor work feverishly to reestablish peace, Captains Sisko, Jean-Luc Picard, and Ro Laren stand on the front lines of the conflict . . . even as a new danger threatens the Bajoran wormhole as it once more becomes a flashpoint of galactic history.
Sadly no excerpt link again, as the Simon & Schuster page hasn't been updated yet.

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Old June 17 2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I can't wait for this one.
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Old June 17 2012, 04:21 AM   #3
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Hoping to grab this, along with Star Wars: Choices Of One in paperback, as that comes out on the same day!

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Old June 17 2012, 09:31 AM   #4
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*buzzing with excitement*
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Old June 17 2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

^ I wouldn't go that far, but I am intrigued as to how the previous novels events can be sorted and how close to a hot shooting war the events in the Gamma Quadrant and DS9 will bring the TP and KA powers.

Still need to preorder it though which I'll get around to doing sometime today.
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Old June 17 2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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I've preordered it and i now wait with baited breath. 2012 is looking like an amazing year for 24th century treklit
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Old June 17 2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

I can almost hear Madel Barret; 'Last time on Star Trek: Typhon Pact'.
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Old June 17 2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Is that cover image what I think it is?

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Old June 17 2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Is that cover image what I think it is?

Well, since we are not yet
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Old June 17 2012, 08:18 PM   #10
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I'm waiting to see the book.

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Old June 17 2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Paris wrote: View Post
I've preordered it and i now wait with baited breath. 2012 is looking like an amazing year for 24th century treklit
Agreed. This two part series is a strong entry in 2012 treklit
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Old June 21 2012, 11:16 AM   #12
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Every day I'm checking out bol.com to see if it's available.... nothing yet. Still says the 26th. The agony!!!
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Old June 21 2012, 11:27 AM   #13
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In stock at the book depository now.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Typh.../9781451649567
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Old June 21 2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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In stock at the book depository now.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Typh.../9781451649567

The fudge.... cheaper then bol.com, and even free worldwide shipping. That's just weird.
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Old June 22 2012, 04:03 AM   #15
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I have my ePub copy preordered for release on the 26th, and I will pick up a physical copy from Galaxy when it comes into stock.
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