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Old May 4 2014, 08:26 PM   #16
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Re: Star Trek Vanguard series

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Yeah, I don't think the later Vanguard books quite match the first 3 for sheer brilliance, but, expecting that level to be sustained is probably demanding too much. It's one of the strongest little series I've read.
THe first three were fantastic...but the rest, IMO, kept things up and were also fantastic in their own rights. Wonderful series all in all. I can't wait to read the beginning of Star Trek: Seekers this summer
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Old May 4 2014, 09:22 PM   #17
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As Dayton and I have noted before, expect Star Trek: Seekers to have a different tone and style than that of Star Trek Vanguard. The new series is about a return to exploration, and it's much less concerned with notions such as national security, conspiracy, etc. It's more about adventure than about politics. So while it is a sequel series, in that it features ships and characters who were prominent in Vanguard, it will be very much its own animal.
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Old May 4 2014, 09:44 PM   #18
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As Dayton and I have noted before, expect Star Trek: Seekers to have a different tone and style than that of Star Trek Vanguard. The new series is about a return to exploration, and it's much less concerned with notions such as national security, conspiracy, etc. It's more about adventure than about politics. So while it is a sequel series, in that it features ships and characters who were prominent in Vanguard, it will be very much its own animal.
That is exactly how I was pimping it out to a friend on twitter earlier when discussing the Trek novels.
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Old May 4 2014, 09:50 PM   #19
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As Dayton and I have noted before, expect Star Trek: Seekers to have a different tone and style than that of Star Trek Vanguard. The new series is about a return to exploration, and it's much less concerned with notions such as national security, conspiracy, etc. It's more about adventure than about politics. So while it is a sequel series, in that it features ships and characters who were prominent in Vanguard, it will be very much its own animal.
Which is fantastic. I was never expecting a tonal continuation of Vanguard. It'll be nice to see some of our favorite lit-only characters (and Terrell) in a new kind of story. Exporation and world building are just as exciting as AQ/BQ politics IMO.
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Old May 4 2014, 10:32 PM   #20
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So, less planetary destruction in Seekers then?
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Old May 4 2014, 11:07 PM   #21
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So, less planetary destruction in Seekers then?
Not necessarily...
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Old May 4 2014, 11:13 PM   #22
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Well, it's one way to make a series stand-out!

Quite seriously, I don't recall reading a Trek series with quite such a high level of actual planets going boom, I mean sure Destiny has tons of worlds get blasted, but the balls of rock are still there.
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Old May 5 2014, 10:02 PM   #23
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Well, it's one way to make a series stand-out!

Quite seriously, I don't recall reading a Trek series with quite such a high level of actual planets going boom, I mean sure Destiny has tons of worlds get blasted, but the balls of rock are still there.
I would think this series may be on a slightly smaller scale.

Maybe just blowing up some planetoids, a moon or two and some asteroids...
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Old May 6 2014, 07:09 PM   #24
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I just got the first two Vanguard books . I've been looking forward to start reading the first 2 books after reading recent discussions about the series here in the treklit forum.

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Old May 6 2014, 11:05 PM   #25
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I just ordered the first three novels myself. Originally the idea of a series set in the TOS era didn't excite me, but the rave reviews on the board convinced me that I needed to put this on my reading list. I can't wait to get started and then return with my two cents.
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Old May 6 2014, 11:12 PM   #26
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Originally the idea of a series set in the TOS era didn't excite me, but the rave reviews on the board convinced me that I needed to put this on my reading list.
It's TOS in the joined up, grown up style of the 24th century novels, with the added freedom of knowing it was a finite series with a definite end.

I wish all TOS was like this...
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Old May 8 2014, 06:53 PM   #27
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I am mid way through book 2 of Vanguard. I really like how it expands the TOS universe with the new ships. The crew of Endeavor is an interesting bunch. Can't wait to see the spin off SEEKERS series.

I really like the use of the Tholians so far in book 1 and 2 as well as setting up tension between the Klingons and the Federation that will boil over in "Errand of Mercy". I really like the story arc with Pennington and Quinn, and the character of T'Prynn is interesting.


The sad thing was I initially blew off this series for years, it wasn't until I heard some episodes of Literary Treks on TREK.FM and the discussions with the authors that I decided I needed to check out some original series Trek books again after years of being away from them.

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Old May 8 2014, 07:12 PM   #28
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^ Glad to have you aboard for the adventure. On the bright side, now that the series is concluded, you can just power through all 8 books in a marathon of 23rd-century awesomeness. If you read quickly, you might even finish before Seekers debuts at the end of July.....
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Old May 8 2014, 07:27 PM   #29
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^ Glad to have you aboard for the adventure. On the bright side, now that the series is concluded, you can just power through all 8 books in a marathon of 23rd-century awesomeness. If you read quickly, you might even finish before Seekers debuts at the end of July.....

That is the good part, I don't have to wait for the next book . I did the same thing with the Honor Harrington books I am at least now current with that series.



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Old May 9 2014, 03:22 AM   #30
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I noticed a mistake in book 2 in the ebook version in chapter 22.

“He waited patiently as the lift slowed to a stop at different levels, allowing the other patients to disembarked ..

Excerpt From: Ward, Dayton. “Star Trek: Vanguard #2: Summon the Thunder.” POCKET BOOKS, 2006. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/...k?id=381535270


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