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Outstanding 34 40.48%
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Old January 31 2014, 01:27 PM   #61
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Re: VOY: Protectors by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Excellent review, Thrawn. I'm finishing the book 'round about now, so I'll post my own thoughts soon-ish.
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Old January 31 2014, 02:29 PM   #62
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Started yesterday and am already loving what Beyer is doing with Janeway. It's like she completely understands every criticism of Voyager that fans had and is able in her stories to correct them, and have them make sense. Fantastic writing!
Sounds like you may need to interview this author
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Old January 31 2014, 03:39 PM   #63
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Finished it today and really enjoyed it. It was to me a good old-fashioned Trek novel where the explorers come across a problem that has to be solved, and not one that means saving the universe or the Federation, but just a planet in trouble. At the same time I love the ongoing story of the fleet and Janeway and how it is developed in the story. For me this book really had the best of both worlds - planet of the week and ongoing story.
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Old January 31 2014, 05:05 PM   #64
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Yeah; by necessity this wasn't as glamorous or mind-blowing as the last two - setup isn't going to be as satisfying as resolution. (Well, unless the resolution underwhelms, but she hasn't seemed to have that problem yet.)

But this was still really strong. Voyager remains my favorite series running at this point, by some margin.

Nice review. I agree with you on her character skills, she makes them come alive in a way that I wish the TV series would have been able to accomplish. Harry Kim is a very tough nut to crack, and she has been able to make him appealing and interesting and valuable. I think in time she will be able to fully flesh out her interpretation of Tom Paris, but for now at least she has been able to capture his concern and caring for his family. Thank you also for pointing out the fantastic action scenes, as I had neglected to mention that in my review. I just love this book series.
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Old January 31 2014, 09:46 PM   #65
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I just finished after two days of reading whenever i could. Loved this book and can't wait for October for the next part. I wish Tom was getting as good a service to his character as people like Harry and Chakotay, but i have supreme confidence that Kirsten knows what she's doing and that i'm just a reader with only a part of the whole in my possession. I'm sure Tom will get plenty of 'screen time' in the next go. Way to go Kirsten! Another fantastic outing, and further proof that Voyager is the best treklit series currently on the shelves.
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Old January 31 2014, 10:45 PM   #66
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Another fantastic Voyager novel by Kirsten MF Beyer. My friend and I commented how wonderful it was to be back with these characters again; like getting a new episode or season of the show.

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Old January 31 2014, 10:55 PM   #67
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Oooh, yes, I forgot to mention 'Monster', that was great
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Old February 1 2014, 01:37 AM   #68
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Just started last night, interesting so far.
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Old February 1 2014, 02:24 AM   #69
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Old February 1 2014, 05:32 AM   #70
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I finished the book today.


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Old February 1 2014, 05:45 AM   #71
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I voted Above Average. The first half was a bit sluggish. Re-establishing Janeway took a bit more pages than I would have preferred. At one point, I even thought to myself "I sort of liked it better when she was dead." It got better, though. And I'm glad that some interesting things have been set up in the delta quadrant.
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Old February 1 2014, 06:14 AM   #72
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I voted Above Average. I found that I enjoyed the Alpha Quadrant parts more than the Delta Quadrant parts.

I'm excited to see what comes next in Acts of Contrition. Beyer has certainly set up some interesting plotlines that I am certain she will bring to a satisfying conclusion (although we may have to wait for the next Voyager book after AoC for that).
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Old February 1 2014, 11:44 AM   #73
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I got the feeling, that too many of Starfleet Command officers has become what Oliver Queen of Smallville said "Generation of Critics instead of Leaders" for judging selfishly what late Future Admiral Janeway did by changing the Timeline. It's so annoying to see such a Commanding Officers could do that... It's remind me of those stupid Captains who shot at the Aventine on The Falls: 4, so stupid and narrow minded.

It seems that only people of DTI and their counter parts (whether its from other power temporal division or Future agents) understand the important benefit of that "messing with timeline" to the existence of peace universes without Borg in the future.

What will we have in the next story? Major Non-Ethical Medical Research?
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Old February 1 2014, 12:14 PM   #74
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Anyone care to give the details on the alliance/confederacy? It's going to be a while before i can buy it and read it.
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Old February 1 2014, 12:17 PM   #75
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Anyone care to give the details on the alliance/confederacy? It's going to be a while before i can buy it and read it.
don't worry about that... the book mainly tell about internal conflicts on Starfleet behalf
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