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View Poll Results: Rate The Weight of Worlds.
Outstanding 8 19.51%
Above Average 22 53.66%
Average 8 19.51%
Below Average 3 7.32%
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Old March 16 2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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TOS: The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox Review Thread (Spoilers!)


Greg Cox' new novel The Weight of Worlds (known for a while as The Twilight Realm) is about to beam down on March 26th and serves as the half-way mark of this year's TOS marathon. Sounds like there are significant Sulu and Uhura plots in store here, fans take note.

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The Ephrata Institute is an intellectual think tank at the outer fringes of the final frontier. Dedicated to the arts and sciences, the Institute seems an unlikely target for an invasion, but it proves easy pickings when the Crusade comes from beyond, determined to impose its harsh, unbending Truth on all the worlds of the Federation. Armed with weaponized gravity, the alien Crusaders will stop at nothing to rescue the universe from its myriad beliefs . . . even if it means warping the mind and soul of every sentient being they encounter.

Responding to an urgent distress signal, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise soon find themselves in conflict with the Crusade, and facing individual challenges. When Kirk and Spock are transported to the Crusade’s distant homeland to confront the source of the invasion, Sulu finds himself trapped behind enemy lines, while Lieutenant Uhura is faced with possibly the most difficult decisions of her career.

As the Crusade sets its sights beyond Ephrata IV, it is up to the Enterprise and its besieged crew to keep freedom of thought from being crushed beneath the weight of worlds!
Sadly there's no excerpt available yet, but feast your eyes on the fetching new design of Simon & Schuster's book pages, and then keep that link around in case a sampling of the text does pop up early next week.
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Old March 16 2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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I may vote outstanding just based on the cover art
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Old March 16 2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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Waiting for it to ship...
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Old March 16 2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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I may vote outstanding just based on the cover art
To give credit where it's due, the art is by Alan Dingman.

And, yeah, I'm very happy with that cover art!
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Old March 17 2013, 01:22 AM   #5
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This one sounds good.
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Old March 17 2013, 06:01 AM   #6
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Love the cover. It's icing on the cake.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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The cover art reminds me of the old Bantam reprint covers from the 80's, like "Devil's World".
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Old March 17 2013, 04:36 PM   #8
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I really like the coverart.I'm definitely looking forward to reading this book when it comes out in 2 weeks.
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Old March 18 2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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Whilst it is a truism that you can't judge a book by it's cover, you can judge the cover. I love this cover. And I'm sure I'll love the book too, as Mr. Cox is one of my favorite Trek lit authors.
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Old March 18 2013, 05:24 PM   #10
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Not to be a contrarian, but something about the torso-to-head-to-hand proportions of Kirk kind of rubs me the wrong way ... I really like the rendering quality, but there's a slight uncanny valley effect from that.
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Old March 23 2013, 02:03 AM   #11
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So nobody has read this yet? I bought it last week, I guess somebody messed up and put it out waaaay early. I was looking at this thread and wondering why nobody had commented on it yet, then I realized the release date wasn't for a few more days.

Good book. Another fine job by Greg Cox. And no, I will not give out any spoilers to anyone, since the book's not even supposed to be out yet. Buy yer own! lol
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Old March 23 2013, 03:11 AM   #12
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^Well, it's not really "messing up," since there's no reason not to put the book on sale early if a store gets it early. Except for really big events like Harry Potter and such, there is no real release date for a print book, just a general range wherein it becomes available.
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Old March 23 2013, 03:20 AM   #13
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^Well, it's not really "messing up," since there's no reason not to put the book on sale early if a store gets it early. Except for really big events like Harry Potter and such, there is no real release date for a print book, just a general range wherein it becomes available.
Exactly. Except for super high-profile events like Harry Potter (or the occasional movie novelization), there are no coordinated release dates for books the way there are for movies or record albums. The books go on the shelves when somebody gets around to cracking open the boxes the delivery guys dropped off.

Glad you liked the book, Fremen! I'll be curious to hear what people think.
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Old March 23 2013, 03:29 AM   #14
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i stopped by local B&N store, not out there yet. It still showed preorder in their system. So hopefully next weekend i'll have better luck.
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Old March 25 2013, 12:44 AM   #15
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Got it yesterday. Just finished it. Enjoyed it immensely. Loved seeing a certain someone in the command chair for once. Let me be the first to cite an extremely minor nitpick. I believe it has been established that JTK has only one nephew. If I'm wrong, I'll be sure to hear about it.
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