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View Poll Results: Rate One Constant Star.
Outstanding 11 25.58%
Above Average 13 30.23%
Average 14 32.56%
Below Average 1 2.33%
Poor 4 9.30%
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Old May 17 2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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LE: One Constant Star by David R. George III Review Thread (Spoilers!)


Less than a year after Revelation and Dust, DRGIII returns with a new novel titled One Constant Star. Flying under the Lost Era banner, this one focuses on the characters of John Harriman and Demora Sulu of the Enterprise B.

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When Captain Demora Sulu leads the crew of U.S.S. Enterprise-B on a mission near Tzenkethi space, they explore Rejarris II, a planet they cannot explain. A strange structure on the surface could hold answers, but when a landing party transports down to study it, chaos erupts. After communication fails with one officer and another is horribly injured, Captain Sulu deems the planet too dangerous to continue exploring. She decides to leave Rejarris II, but not until she can retrieve her lost crew member. But when contact is ultimately severed with the captain, a Tzenkethi force subsequently appears. Could they be behind the mysteries on the planet, or the disappearances of the Enterprise officers? Regardless, will Sulu's crew be able stand up to them long enough to find and retrieve their captain and the other missing personnel?

Once, John Harriman commanded Enterprise-B with Demora Sulu by his side as his first officer. Eight years after stepping down as a starship captain—in the wake of the Tomed Incident—Harriman now serves as an admiral based out of Helaspont Station, on the edge of the Tzenkethi Coalition. When he receives a mysterious message from Rejarris II, he realizes that he might hold the key to finding his former crewmate. In choosing to help recover Demora Sulu, though, he could risk losing everything he holds dear. What price is Harriman willing to pay to attempt to rescue his longtime friend?
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Old May 18 2014, 01:00 AM   #2
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Re: LE: One Constant Star by David R. George III Review Thread (Spoile

Really looking forward to this one. I loved Serpents Among the Ruins and I can't wait to see what DRGIII does as his first (novel length) follow up. I say first because I really hope there will be more.
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Old May 18 2014, 03:07 AM   #3
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Really looking forward to this one. I loved Serpents Among the Ruins and I can't wait to see what DRGIII does as his first (novel length) follow up. I say first because I really hope there will be more.
While I would certainly like more novels by DRG set on the Enterprise B, I'm more hoping this opens the door to more Lost Era novels. Nothing too serious, say a novel or two a year chronicling more adventures for the Enterprise B, or even the Enterprise C. Hell, you could also throw in new stories involving the Excelsior or the Stargazer or an manner of stories involving the TOS cast in their later days or the characters from the 24th century shows in their early days. This is a period of Trek's history spanning 70 years with practically no on-screen representation, plenty of ground for novels to cover.
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Old May 18 2014, 08:07 PM   #4
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This might be the make or break for DRGIII stuff for me. I really, really enjoyed Serpents Among the Ruins. I thought it did a great job of burnishing Captain Harriman. But I haven't been the biggest fan of DRGIII's recent DS9 books and the deconstruction and rebuilding of Captain Sisko, so this one might be the last one for me.
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Old May 18 2014, 09:59 PM   #5
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Looking forward to this novel. DRG is one of my favorite Trek writers now; I really enjoyed his last three 24th century verse books, quite readable, (IMHO) yay!
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Old May 18 2014, 10:09 PM   #6
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I wonder if I should get this one on paper? Does it look like the other Lost Era books?? Would look nice on the shelf! Will be a good read either way, I'm sure.
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Old May 18 2014, 10:20 PM   #7
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I don't know if there are actually Tzenkethi characters in the novel, but they've become my favorite of all of the Typhon Pact members, so I hope they are.
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Old May 19 2014, 08:03 AM   #8
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Need to order this one soon, however, my usual online retailer has quite a high price right now. 12,99 euro compared to the usual 8,99 euro. I'll wait a day or two to see if they alter the price.
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Old May 20 2014, 05:30 AM   #9
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I wonder if I should get this one on paper? Does it look like the other Lost Era books?? Would look nice on the shelf! Will be a good read either way, I'm sure.
It uses the same front cover design as the first six TLE books, so I would assume that the spine and back cover designs will probably match too.
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Old May 20 2014, 01:48 PM   #10
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Given S&S can't keep the spines of Titan and Typhon Pact novels consistent, I wouldn't hold much hope for them being able to match the spine of a series that came out over ten years ago.
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Old May 20 2014, 02:59 PM   #11
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Guess I should take a look at it at a book store when it comes out. Then I can decide if I want the pbook or the ebook.
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Old May 21 2014, 09:00 PM   #12
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My copy's in the post!
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Old May 22 2014, 02:25 AM   #13
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There are Tzenkethi characters, but this is not a Tzenkethi-heavy novel.

I liked it, but it didn't strike me as being up there with his very best work. I'm glad I bought it, and it's nice to see Demora Sulu and Harriman and the rest again, but still.
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Old May 22 2014, 04:41 AM   #14
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Are there any threads left hanging that might indicate there could be more Enterprise-B stories planned?
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Old May 22 2014, 02:57 PM   #15
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Oh, there's plenty of potential. This was a single mission.
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