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Old December 10 2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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Quark?

Are there any quark heavy novels out there?
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Old December 10 2013, 11:44 PM   #2
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There is The 34th Rule (co-written by Armin Shimerman) and Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed in Worlds of DS9 Volume 3.
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Old December 10 2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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Re: Quark?

Quark has a decent amount of stuff to do in an early DS9 novel called, I believe, "The Big Game".
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Old December 11 2013, 12:31 AM   #4
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Re: Quark?

summerinohio wrote: View Post
Are there any quark heavy novels out there?
No, just quark strange and quark charm novels...

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Old December 11 2013, 12:37 AM   #5
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Re: Quark?

Einstein was not a handsome fellow
Nobody ever called him Al
He had a long moustache to pull on, it was yellow
I don't believe he ever had a girl
One thing he missed out in his theory
Of time and space and relativity
Is something that makes it very clear
He was never gonna score like you and me

He didn't know about Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Quark, Strangeness and Charm

Here it goes, it goes Quark Quark...

Quark, Strangeness And Charm by Hawkwind :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFPLgGWMndc
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Old December 11 2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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Actually, for a physicist, Einstein was kind of a ladies' man...

Not at the level of Feynman, but still.
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Old December 11 2013, 12:56 AM   #7
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DonIago wrote: View Post
Quark has a decent amount of stuff to do in an early DS9 novel called, I believe, "The Big Game".

He also shared "Fallen Heroes" with Odo.
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Old December 11 2013, 01:01 AM   #8
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Oh yeah! Still one of my faves!
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Old December 11 2013, 03:05 AM   #9
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Re: Quark?

IIRC, Armin Shimerman even co-wrote The 34th Rule.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:11 AM   #10
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He also shared "Fallen Heroes" with Odo.
"Fallen Heroes" is a great read, although, if you have not read it before, be aware that it is a very early DS9 novel (and may have been written before an episode ever aired, if I recall correctly), so some of the characterizations are off a bit and some details have been superseded by later canon. But, it's a GREAT book and one of the best of the numbered DS9 novels.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:22 AM   #11
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Ru ru, chu wrote: View Post
IIRC, Armin Shimerman even co-wrote The 34th Rule.
Yes, that's right, and it's a good read too. One of the best pre relaunch novels imo.
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Old December 11 2013, 03:46 AM   #12
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"Fallen Heroes" is a great read, although, if you have not read it before, be aware that it is a very early DS9 novel (and may have been written before an episode ever aired, if I recall correctly), so some of the characterizations are off a bit and some details have been superseded by later canon. But, it's a GREAT book and one of the best of the numbered DS9 novels.
It gets some of the technical/worldbuilding details wrong too, like giving the station a 28-hour day instead of 26 (which seems like quibbling, but timing is very important to the story) or assuming there's a door on the ops turbolift. But yeah, it's a hell of a good book.
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Old December 11 2013, 09:33 AM   #13
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Heh heh...I remember being a bit confused by the "door to the Ops turbolift" part., and I think I ultimately rationalized it by thinking that if a lift isn't actually on the Ops level then there's a horizontal door to block off the shaft.

I'd say while there's definitely things that are a bit off given what the series ultimately shows us, there's nothing that can't be overlooked IIRC. It would have made an amazing episode (probably a two-parter), sort of a DS9 version of "Year of Hell", and under the circumstances the Reset Button would have been less controversial as well.
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Old December 11 2013, 02:57 PM   #14
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That whole thing where Square Deal Djonreel docks at the station is pure comedy gold.

Kira (very hungover): Major Kira, deep space nine.
Dax (obviously in on the joke): Docking here with us is fine.
O'Brien: Long as you don't moan and whine.
Kira (so pissed that she doesn't even realize she's rhyming): Would you two stay off this official line?

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Old December 11 2013, 04:34 PM   #15
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Heh heh...I remember being a bit confused by the "door to the Ops turbolift" part., and I think I ultimately rationalized it by thinking that if a lift isn't actually on the Ops level then there's a horizontal door to block off the shaft.
The thing is, what we saw in the show was that when the turbolift descended, its top surface just sort of seemed to stop at deck level and cap off the shaft. So that must've been some kind of cap that the top of the lift car sort of plugged into when it arrived, and that was left behind when it descended.
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