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View Poll Results: Rate From History's Shadow.
Outstanding 19 35.19%
Above Average 22 40.74%
Average 10 18.52%
Below Average 3 5.56%
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Old September 6 2013, 01:24 PM   #61
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Re: TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!

This is the best TrekLit entry of the year. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found that, for the most part, I just couldn't put it down.
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Old September 26 2013, 06:12 PM   #62
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Dayton has posted a bit from the original proposal for the novel (when it still was a DS9 story) on his blog:

http://daytonward.wordpress.com/2013...hadow-what-if/
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Old September 27 2013, 11:25 PM   #63
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Concluded reading just now.

I picked up the book because it featured Mestral but caught captivated by the book's plot, and not just for Mestral's inclusion.

Immediately I warmed up to Wainwright and Allison, as well as other characters like Gejalik and the Aegis agents. Imho, it was the best TOS outing this year but then, I'm easy to please.

The return of the Tandarans was just another extremely pleasing example of tying TOS in with the rest of Trek continuity. Here you've got a standalone adventure that still part of the continuity tapestry. Fabulous!
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Old September 28 2013, 12:21 AM   #64
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Just finished it and enjoyed it - not hugely though. I got rather less interested as it went on.

It was an impressive 'pull together' of lots of stuff from the TV shows and the author is to be congratulated for it, but the plot just lacked drive for me as it went on.
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Old October 11 2013, 02:42 AM   #65
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved Greg Cox's Eugenics Wars novels and this really worked well with them. This was definitely the best TOS book of the year for me.

The only thing that might have made it better is annotations in the back of the book like in Eugenics Wars. Since some scenes were based on actually historical events, having that context would have been nice - I didn't even know that Project Blue Book was a real government agency until about halfway through the book!
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Old October 17 2013, 12:58 AM   #66
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I'm not sure how I missed this when it came out, but I picked up a copy two days ago and so far, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Not only do I enjoy these types of novels that mix 'fiction' with 'history' (think the Event Group series or the novels of Clive Cussler) but I've always enjoyed Dayton's work. Looking forward to really sinking my teeth into this one.

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Old October 27 2013, 04:49 AM   #67
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Finally finished tonight.

A very satisfying "prequel" to Greg Cox's Gary Seven novels.
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Old December 16 2013, 11:15 PM   #68
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Just finished. I rated it outstanding. It kind of dragged at the beginning and the Enterprise bits were not as good as the other stories but man, it really picked up the last half. Couldn't put it down once I hit that point. I haven't read all the 2013 TOS books yet but so far this is my favorite of the year by a long shot. And it's my favorite cover of the year.
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Old December 17 2013, 03:10 AM   #69
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Ward is all about the slow start; I pretty universally find the first third of any of his books to be a slog, then the rest is awesome.
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Old May 31 2014, 04:46 PM   #70
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Very well written novel. I especially like the premise of Temporal Cold War soldiers who find out that they're no longer at war.
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Old August 1 2014, 06:39 AM   #71
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Our belated take on this damn fine novel: http://scifibulletin.com/books/tie-i...storys-shadow/
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Old August 1 2014, 10:14 AM   #72
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PaulSimpson wrote: View Post
Our belated take on this damn fine novel: http://scifibulletin.com/books/tie-i...storys-shadow/
Any chance of you posting the review here aswell as there? I suspect this will go on deaf ears again.
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Old August 1 2014, 03:45 PM   #73
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This book is outstanding. I loved everything about it personally
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Old August 1 2014, 04:01 PM   #74
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Hey did anyone notice that on pages 169 and 239 Spock and Kirk, respectively, refer to "Tandar Prime", but on page 206, Gejalik refers to "Tandaran Prime"?
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Old August 2 2014, 06:25 PM   #75
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Our belated take on this damn fine novel: http://scifibulletin.com/books/tie-i...storys-shadow/
Any chance of you posting the review here aswell as there? I suspect this will go on deaf ears again.
No, none at all - if I post it here, people won't be drawn to the site!

And not sure about the "again" - we have had a load of people come over for the recent reviews!
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