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View Poll Results: Rate From History's Shadow.
Outstanding 18 33.96%
Above Average 22 41.51%
Average 10 18.87%
Below Average 3 5.66%
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Old July 21 2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)


After several 5YM novels and last month's look at the early years of the Federation we continue our backwards slide through history with Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow, due July 30th. In a narrative apparently split between the 20th and 23rd centuries we'll get a closer look at Gary Seven side-kick Roberta Lincoln and Captain Wainwright from DS9's Little Green Men.

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2268: Following the encounter with the mysterious Gary Seven in the twentieth century, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is startled by two intruders who have transported through space and time from Earth circa 1968. Incredibly, one of the infiltrators is a Vulcan, who asserts that he’s lived among Earth’s population for over a decade. The other represents a little-known race, and reveals to Captain James T. Kirk that she has spent the last twenty years working to bring about humanity’s destruction. It is then that Gary Seven’s young protégée, Roberta Lincoln, arrives seeking Kirk’s help. . . .

1947: In the wake of the infamous “Roswell Incident” involving a crashed alien craft and beings from another world, Captain James Wainwright finds himself recruited as one of the first members of Majestic 12, a secret organization with two goals: Collect evidence of extraterrestrial activity on Earth, and develop strategies to combat alien invaders. And it is this very mission that will consume Wainwright’s life for the next two decades, driven by the knowledge that the danger is as real as the aliens living among us. . . .
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Old July 21 2013, 05:33 PM   #2
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I ordered this book I can't wait to read this novel the story sounds like it's going to be really good!
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Old July 21 2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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Awaiting its arrival. This has the potential to be a good story.
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Old July 21 2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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I actually thought the entire novel was set in the 20th century; I really find stories set during TOS off-putting for some reason. Do any of the other "Little Green Men" characters appear besides Wainwright? I really liked the general played by Charles Napier.
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Old July 23 2013, 12:07 AM   #5
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Well, as a certain other well-known extraterrestrial would say, I'm waiting "with a worm on my tongue."
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Old July 23 2013, 08:13 PM   #6
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Perhaps it will arrive before the LV Con.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:51 PM   #7
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Will this storyline conflict with Cox's rise and fall of Khan?
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Old July 23 2013, 10:02 PM   #8
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^Or Assignment: Eternity?
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Old July 28 2013, 01:11 AM   #9
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First reader to chime in. I enjoyed it muchly. It had the broad scope of Cox's "Khan" books, which Ward acknowledged he was going for. The portion set on the Enterprise was the weaker of the two, but it was a darn fine yarn nonetheless.

I half expected Mulder and Scully to show up.

Missed voting on the poll, but I'd say above average.

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Old July 28 2013, 02:18 AM   #10
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I just have to say that is one fantastic cover.
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Old July 28 2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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Not really a spoiler to say that one alien whose presence on Earth we do know about didn't make an appearance. Of course we don't know that she was there in the 20th century, just the 19th.
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Old July 30 2013, 02:22 PM   #12
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Downloaded to my Kindle while I was asleep (now that's what I call shopping). Not sure if I'll have time to get any reading in today.
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Old July 30 2013, 03:50 PM   #13
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My copy showed up on my nook this morning what a great way to start a day
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Old July 30 2013, 03:56 PM   #14
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Dayton has posted an entry for the book on his blog:

In addition to providing a permanent home for links to find and order the book, this entry also will serve as the book’s “official” Q&A thread. Those of you who want to chat about the book, feel free to post your questions/etc. to the comments section.
http://daytonward.wordpress.com/2013...storys-shadow/
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Old July 30 2013, 07:00 PM   #15
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Still awaiting mine to ship.....
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