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Old January 23 2014, 04:58 AM   #16
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Re: VOY: Protectors by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Mine arrived yesterday and I have my protection ready for "Protectors":


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Old January 23 2014, 08:20 PM   #17
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Wow. I didn't know Andorian physiology was so exotically shaped.

And don't you mean to "to glow where nobody has shone before"?
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Old January 23 2014, 10:53 PM   #18
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Dang, for the last few months I was able to order my TrekLit more then ten days before the official release. Now, the site I always order my TrekLit from hasn't got this yet.
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Old January 24 2014, 01:11 AM   #19
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Okay. Burned my way through the book today. Thankfully, not literally, but certainly a lot of speed was involved. Somehow, attention to detail was not adversely affected by this.

Pleased with this installment for the most part, although there may be detail-quibbling later on in this shared discussion. Resolutions of some aspects of things provided, other things begun that I look forward to reading up on in due course.
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Old January 24 2014, 03:35 AM   #20
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I've read about half of Protectors (certain sections lol), and all I can say is, oh, now have to wait maybe a year until next book comes out (yes of course author can only write so fast, but still...)! Guess Voyager fans & novels = be patient.

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Old January 24 2014, 08:23 PM   #21
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Protectors works for me, not least because it is a novel where past actions have consequences. Janeway isn't able to quickly reinsert herself back into her former life, B'Elanna and Tom's gambit has serious legal implications, Seven's past is influencing her relationship with Cambridge, and so on.
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Old January 24 2014, 08:33 PM   #22
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Got my book on Tuesday! Finished it, I absolutely love it. I haven't been on the BBS in a LONG TIME but I need to talk about this book!

The Janeway "revamp" is realistic and I am intrigued with the re-introduction of some old foes.

I ordered the other books in the series to fill in some blanks. I won't lie I was not interested in a voy series without Janeway. Now I am ready to embrace the other books in the series as well as Before Dishonor.

TET was a good read but I was lost through most of it. Protectors was easy to follow in comparison.
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Old January 24 2014, 08:37 PM   #23
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Protectors works for me, not least because it is a novel where past actions have consequences. Janeway isn't able to quickly reinsert herself back into her former life, B'Elanna and Tom's gambit has serious legal implications, Seven's past is influencing her relationship with Cambridge, and so on.
Beyer really excels at this sort of thing. Woman has never met a reset button.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:30 PM   #24
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Protectors works for me, not least because it is a novel where past actions have consequences. Janeway isn't able to quickly reinsert herself back into her former life, B'Elanna and Tom's gambit has serious legal implications, Seven's past is influencing her relationship with Cambridge, and so on.
Beyer really excels at this sort of thing. Woman has never met a reset button.
I was afraid that bringing Janeway back would be just that kind of reset button, that bringing her back would have no consequences and she could go back happily into her own life. Happily, no such luck. Reintegrating into her everyday life is difficult across the board, and--I think--is portrayed reasonably realistically in that Janeway herself really has to change.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:31 PM   #25
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I do wonder: Can Julia Paris do what she did, in the United States at least?
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Old January 24 2014, 10:37 PM   #26
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My copy will arrive in a few days. I'm rather envious of those of you already discussing it.
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Old January 25 2014, 02:12 AM   #27
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Given nearly four hundred years of legal evolution, it seems that Julia Paris can attempt such things. But the legal system knows enough to require mediation before its representatives will sign off on any verdict at all.

You might pose the question at Law and the Multiverse.
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Old January 25 2014, 09:01 AM   #28
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Hey guys...a few things...

Therin...WTF is that? You know what...never mind...I don't want to know.

Thrawn...Oh, no. I've met re-set buttons. I've just never been able to figure out how they work.

Rfmcdpei...Your question about Julia made me chuckle. A long time ago, I was working for a private individual as an administrator and I asked a question of his son, who was an attorney, about the likelihood of a member of this family bring a suit against him for an action he was about to take. His response...as long as there are courthouses still standing, they will. That was pretty much my take on Julia's ability to bring the claim.

To those of you who managed to get the book early...I'm glad it seems to be working for you. I look forward to more discussion when more have had a chance to read it. I really appreciate that you are keeping spoiler-ish discussion to a minimum at this point. Very kind of you.

To everyone who is interested to know...I received word today that the release of the next book, Acts of Contrition, is scheduled for October of 2014...on sale September 30th. So...an eight month wait...

Sadly, that's not a record for me...we only waited six months between Full Circle and Unworthy. But still...not bad, especially when you consider that I was not yet a mom when I wrote those two and was pretty much writing full time.

Sometimes I think, "Those were the days." Then my daughter does something hilarious and I realize they might have been, but I wouldn't trade these for anything.

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Old January 25 2014, 12:55 PM   #29
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Oooh, thanks for the info, Kirsten! that's not too long a wait at all.

I received the book on Thursday from Amazon.de, but will wait to post a full review on here until more people have read it. Looking forward to the discussions too!
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Old January 25 2014, 02:43 PM   #30
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Kirsten: Not an intolerable wait, no. So, thanks for the update.

To the room at large: All this talk of courthouses has me wanting another Sam Cogley mystery from Isabella and Ingersoll now. (I know the likelihood of that, yes. Just sayin'.)
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