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Old April 13 2013, 04:47 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Vanguard: Best Trek Lit Series Ever?

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The elusive third book in the saga is Reap the Whirlwind. Alas, at this point, all I can do is suggest to folks that they buy it as an eBook.
I just checked if the POD TPB is still available (it is) and it really fucks up the price for the eBook.

The eBook is listed at over 20 $ by S&S at the moment, but I guess it's cheap in comparison to the POD TPB (over 25 $).

The cheapest option for new books atm is to get the German translation for those understanding German (around 15 $ including worldwide delivery via book depository).
I really don't understand that. I don't see why they feel they have to mark up the price of the E-book. I can kind of see when it's a newly released E-book, and they want to to keep things competitive, but it seems kind of crappy to me to mark it up after it's been the lower price for years.
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Old April 13 2013, 11:00 PM   #17
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I've ordered Vanguard book1 Harbinger!
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Old April 15 2013, 12:33 AM   #18
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I noticed on David Mack's blog that he has a few projects in the works with S&S. Looking forward to hearing about what they are
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Old April 15 2013, 09:38 AM   #19
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I've only read the first book. Money's been tight recently so I haven't been able to pick up the rest of the series. It's killing me because I loved Harbinger and I want to see what happens and be able to read all the spoilery review threads!
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Old April 17 2013, 02:36 AM   #20
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I loved Vanguard. It brought a gritty DS9 ambiance to the 23rd century.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:16 PM   #21
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As great as Vanguard was I still miss the Old Familiar Faces. Just think if we had gotten a tightly contained series of several books with Kirk or Picard, just a 4 to 7 book series with one continious story thread. The character development would have been much more poignant.
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Old April 18 2013, 02:13 AM   #22
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I don't know if I can agree with that. The TV characters already get more than enough "screen time" as it is. It's nice to be able to take a break from the same old faces every so often.

Of course, I've only read the first book, which still featured Kirk and the Enterprise, so I don't know how much of a role they have in the rest of the series.
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Old April 18 2013, 02:32 AM   #23
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I don't think Vanguard would have been anywhere near as good as it was if it was done with one of the TV show casts. Part of what made it so great was that the characters were not the usual types that we saw on the shows, and that added a whole level of unpredictability to it. I couldn't see anything like T'Prynn, Quinn, or Reyes's story lines having been possible with familiar characters.
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