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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 22 2014, 03:07 PM   #16
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That's the great thing about the Enterprise B, there's plenty of ground to cover. While I'm sure another DRG novel would likely go forward and continue after whatever story developments are in this book, should another author want to come in and do one that took place during Harriman's command, say five years or so after the Generations sequence that can easily happen too.
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Old May 22 2014, 06:54 PM   #17
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Awaiting my download...
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Old May 22 2014, 07:07 PM   #18
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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.
Yeah, I'm going dead tree on this one for that reason. I wish The Buried Age had followed the previous designs.
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Old May 22 2014, 07:32 PM   #19
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The decision was made with regard to The Buried Age and Terok Nor that they would be more marketable as installments in their respective series, TNG and DS9. Most of the other TLE books aren't really identifiable with any single TV series (other than Deny Thy Father, which I think is mostly TNG-related).
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Old May 22 2014, 09:21 PM   #20
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Star Trek Generations's prologue was set in 2293 while the movie was released in 1995. Since almost enough real-world time has passed to get to 2319, I wonder if Jacqueline Kim could somehow be persuaded to do a photoshoot for the cover of the next Enterprise-B novel.
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Old May 23 2014, 07:07 PM   #21
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That's the great thing about the Enterprise B, there's plenty of ground to cover. While I'm sure another DRG novel would likely go forward and continue after whatever story developments are in this book, should another author want to come in and do one that took place during Harriman's command, say five years or so after the Generations sequence that can easily happen too.
There's the one novel (The Captain's Daughter) and an Enterprise Logs short story ("Shakedown") set during those first few years post-GEN, but that time period is still largely, pardon pun, an open book as far as Harriman's early command-career goes.

Wouldn't mind eventually getting a novel covering the Enterprise-B's last days under its last captain, and its eventual loss, bridging into other TLE novels like Art of the Impossible and Well of Souls. We know that the starship also involved itself in the Cardassian annexation of Bajor the year immediately prior to this, which would be another point of connection to later ST canon.
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Old May 24 2014, 11:41 AM   #22
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My copy arrived literally a minute ago. I'm off to start reading.
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Old May 28 2014, 01:02 AM   #23
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My ePub eBook edition is on the computer. I'll start it sometime soon.
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Old May 28 2014, 08:34 AM   #24
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I read this all in one sitting last night and though I mainly enjoyed it I thought there were issues.

One is that it kind of meanders to a conclusion, I actually thought there was a problem with my copy as it just kind of stops - I may have missed something as it was getting late but it doesn't really address the central mystery at the end either.

There's some nice character work in it but in some ways I think George tries to focus on too many characters with most of his interesting work with the Enterprise crew being dropped when other major characters are brought in towards the end.

It doesn't help that the blurb massively overstates the involvement of the Tzenkethi and the whole thing hinges on a big coincidence.

So a nice book, with a more introspective feel than usual for Trek but feels like it needed a few more months of work.
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Old May 28 2014, 08:42 PM   #25
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I just started today. It is slow going
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Old May 29 2014, 03:31 PM   #26
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If this is like Alligence in Exile then I doubt I'll get through the first few chapters (I never could finish the other. Chapters were too long and boring)
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Old May 29 2014, 05:30 PM   #27
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I'm restrained on buying this one. I have read none of the older Lost Era books, other than the Buried Age. So it deals with a crew I know nothing about. I hate to pass on a star trek book. Is this easy to jump into on its own? I know each book should be designed to do that, but not all authors are good at doing that.
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Old May 29 2014, 10:44 PM   #28
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I haven't read this one yet, but even if this does stand alone well, you should still read the previous Enterprise B novel Serpents Among the Ruins before you read this because it is stunningly phenomenal. It's a slow build, but the climax of that novel and the intricate and careful way DRG3 builds to it create one of the best endings to a Star Trek novel ever written. Top 5 easy.
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Old May 30 2014, 12:40 AM   #29
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If this is like Alligence in Exile then I doubt I'll get through the first few chapters (I never could finish the other. Chapters were too long and boring)
Wow...for myself, Allegiance in Exile was one of the most compulsively-readable ST novels in ages. Think I burned through almost half of it the very first night I got it.


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I haven't read this one yet, but even if this does stand alone well, you should still read the previous Enterprise B novel Serpents Among the Ruins before you read this because it is stunningly phenomenal. It's a slow build, but the climax of that novel and the intricate and careful way DRG3 builds to it create one of the best endings to a Star Trek novel ever written. Top 5 easy.
Quoted for truth.

I'm reading One Constant Star right now, and it benefits immensely from familarity with Serpents, although that's still by no means a requirement for full enjoyment. It does add a whole additional layer to things, however.
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Old May 30 2014, 03:19 AM   #30
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I voted Above Average. I greatly enjoyed this book - good character work, a surprising appearance from the other Captain Sulu. The thing keeping it back from an Outstanding for me was the ending - I would have liked a little more resolution.
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