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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%
Poor 0 0%
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Old August 18 2013, 10:57 PM   #46
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I just finished reading From History's Shadowand I have to say that it is the best of the TOS books in 2013.
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Old August 19 2013, 04:41 PM   #47
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I just finished reading From History's Shadowand I have to say that it is the best of the TOS books in 2013.
Agreed! And that is actually saying something, as I really enjoyed some of the others, including The Weight of Worlds and The Shocks of Adversity.
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Old August 19 2013, 06:39 PM   #48
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Finished it. Fun read.
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Old August 23 2013, 04:39 AM   #49
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Loved it... rated it "outstanding". But then again I'm a sucker for this type of "historical UFO conspiracy" story. I think Dayton mentioned in the acknowledgements that this was a "pet project"... I'm very glad he got to do it!

Only one thing missing... I kept waiting for a Juliet Stuart cameo, but alas...
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Old August 23 2013, 12:13 PM   #50
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Just posted my review here

It was interesting to now look over other comments on here and unsurprisngly several people came to the same conclusions.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:13 PM   #51
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I am not quite finished but it reads as Trek history versus a TOS novel. The TOS framing sections are not enough to recatagorize it.
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Old August 25 2013, 04:57 PM   #52
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After reading this, I went back and read the first to 'Eugenics Wars' books - and enjoyed them much more this time round
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Old August 27 2013, 06:01 PM   #53
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Just finished this one myself - definitely an "Outstanding" vote! I have to admit that I'm a bit of a sucker for Gary Seven/Roberta Lincoln stories - I still think it's a shame that TV series never got off the ground.

But, I'd have enjoyed it regardless even if they had not been included. Very well done!
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Old August 27 2013, 07:03 PM   #54
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Trek.Fm has a new Internet podcast with Dayton ward talking about writing From history's shadow.
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Old August 27 2013, 07:39 PM   #55
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Trek.Fm has a new Internet podcast with Dayton ward talking about writing From history's shadow.
http://trek.fm/literary-treks/litera...os-shadow.html
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Old August 29 2013, 01:56 AM   #56
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Not certain this requires a spoiler button. Is it the case that the camcorder footage in the last chapter was that of Voyager?
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Old August 29 2013, 04:49 AM   #57
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^ Yes, from Future's End.

(And yeah, it's a spoiler thread, so I would assume no button required.)
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Old August 29 2013, 04:51 AM   #58
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Avro Arrow wrote: View Post
(And yeah, it's a spoiler thread, so I would assume no button required.)
correct
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Old August 29 2013, 06:06 PM   #59
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I voted Outstanding it's one of the best Tos novels I've read this year.
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Old September 2 2013, 06:31 PM   #60
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I really liked this. My favorite part was the interrogation of Captain Christopher. That he did have vague memories of his time on the Enterprise.

One part I was slightly disappointed in was the portrayal of Mestral. But that is mostly because I had completely different ideas of what happened to him. I think in the 60s he would have grown out his Vulcan bowl cut to more a mop top to conceal his ears. With his Vulcan mysticism he would have been a guru to the hippies.
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