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View Poll Results: Rate One Constant Star.
Outstanding 11 25.58%
Above Average 13 30.23%
Average 14 32.56%
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Old June 28 2014, 08:40 PM   #136
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Re: LE: One Constant Star by David R. George III Review Thread (Spoile

I rather enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would.A quick and breezy read.
TBH I was relieved at the approach DRG took to the Excelsior survivors,we really didn't need to see any great detail about their ordeals on the planet and DRG spared us all that.
Was anyone else surprised at Demora Sulus command style?At one point a senior staff member seems startled when one of her colleagues calls her by her given name....a touch much I thought.
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Old June 29 2014, 03:17 AM   #137
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Was anyone else surprised at Demora Sulus command style?At one point a senior staff member seems startled when one of her colleagues calls her by her given name....a touch much I thought.
Not really, usually in real life actual captains or senior managers in non-nautical settings aren't that friendly with their staff. I'm not saying their all jerks, though I'm not denying too many are. But usually, "you're their boss, not their friend" is how many in leadership positions are.

Star Trek usually shows us captains who are more relaxed and personable with their crews. To the point that someone like Captain Jellico, who is probably the most realistic captain we've seen on screen is practically vilified for no reason other than he's too stern.

So, no, I had no problem with Demora Sulu's command style.
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Old June 30 2014, 05:45 PM   #138
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Was anyone else surprised at Demora Sulus command style?At one point a senior staff member seems startled when one of her colleagues calls her by her given name....a touch much I thought.
Not really, usually in real life actual captains or senior managers in non-nautical settings aren't that friendly with their staff. I'm not saying their all jerks, though I'm not denying too many are. But usually, "you're their boss, not their friend" is how many in leadership positions are.

Star Trek usually shows us captains who are more relaxed and personable with their crews. To the point that someone like Captain Jellico, who is probably the most realistic captain we've seen on screen is practically vilified for no reason other than he's too stern.

So, no, I had no problem with Demora Sulu's command style.
Her command style is much more like an early Picard, formal and reserved. Didn't have a problem with it, just not exactly who I'd want to serve under if given the choice.
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Old July 1 2014, 03:48 AM   #139
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Is Ensign Syndergaard a nod to the Las Vegas 51's player?
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Old July 1 2014, 08:43 AM   #140
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So I finished this a last week, can't say I was overly impressed, was an ok read, but not DRGIIIs best, but certainly better than his Fall novel.
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Old July 1 2014, 05:33 PM   #141
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Average.

Seemed 'unfinished' though.
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Old July 1 2014, 06:09 PM   #142
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It was a very fast read (particularly compared to Elizabeth Warren's most recent opus, which had a smaller page count, yet took more than twice as long).

Seems to me that there was some unrealized potential. You don't put two large crews into a starship, for nearly a year of station-keeping with a spatial anomaly, without interesting things happening, unless you put them into hibernation, and yet that whole section read like "Nothing to see here; move along."
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Just posted my review. I liked the character work and action in this story. Not what I expected, but a nice change of pace.
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Old July 9 2014, 02:53 AM   #144
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^One point about that review: This wouldn't be Trek Lit's first allusion to polyamorous or open relationships. Hunter in Vonda N. McIntyre's The Entropy Effect, the very first original Pocket novel, was in a "group marriage" that Kirk declined an invitation to join. And of course there are alien polyamorous relationships like Denobulan marriages and Andorian shelthreth bonds. Although I suppose those are more polygamous than polyamorous, since they involve actual marriage. But I think that would count as a subset of polyamory.
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Old July 9 2014, 03:26 AM   #145
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^One point about that review: This wouldn't be Trek Lit's first allusion to polyamorous or open relationships. Hunter in Vonda N. McIntyre's The Entropy Effect, the very first original Pocket novel, was in a "group marriage" that Kirk declined an invitation to join. And of course there are alien polyamorous relationships like Denobulan marriages and Andorian shelthreth bonds. Although I suppose those are more polygamous than polyamorous, since they involve actual marriage. But I think that would count as a subset of polyamory.
With regards to Denobulan and Andorian marriages, I more meant relationships that involved humans. But that's cool about The Entropy Effect, I didn't remember that at all!
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Old July 9 2014, 10:10 AM   #146
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Seekers is going to establish the Arkenites as polyamorous, if I understood that correctly. Anyway, whether it's Humans or aliens, the variety of possible relationships is fascinating to read about especially because they're not your cookie-cutter man-and-woman marriage.
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Old July 10 2014, 01:58 AM   #147
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Seekers is going to establish the Arkenites as polyamorous, if I understood that correctly. Anyway, whether it's Humans or aliens, the variety of possible relationships is fascinating to read about especially because they're not your cookie-cutter man-and-woman marriage.
Exactly! I'm all for a little more IDIC when it comes to relationships and sexuality. I have a friend in a polyamorous relationship who was thrilled when I told him about the bit from this novel!
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Old July 11 2014, 05:30 PM   #148
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Is Ensign Syndergaard a nod to the Las Vegas 51's player?
You have my attention.
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Old July 13 2014, 08:41 PM   #149
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I liked the reference to a human in polygamous relationship. But it did weird me out a little that one of them was the First Officer in command over the other 2.
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^ How so? Fraternization is completely legal in Starfleet. As long as everyone involved wants it, there's no problem.
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