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Old December 19 2007, 04:19 AM   #16
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

That's right. It's a loop. They were their own deity. Funny how that worked out, innit? :thumbsup:
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Old December 19 2007, 04:24 AM   #17
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Well, like Will Decker said, we all create God in our own image. The Orishans just did it literally.
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Old December 19 2007, 04:25 AM   #18
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RedJack said:
They were their own deity.
Big deal. I've been my own deity for a while now. I like the perks.
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Old December 19 2007, 04:39 AM   #19
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Yeah, but the cell bills have got to be murder.

I've always been a Reign-in-Hell sort of guy, myself.

Or, actually, a go-to-McDonalds-check-out-I AM LEGEND-fall-asleep-playing-Resident-Evil-in-Hell sort of guy.

Ruling just seems like a LOT of work.
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Old December 19 2007, 05:57 AM   #20
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^ 'Tis better to delegate in Hell...
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Old December 19 2007, 02:31 PM   #21
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Isn't that a misquote of Milton?
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Old December 19 2007, 02:44 PM   #22
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Depends on your translation.
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Old December 20 2007, 02:42 AM   #23
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Happy to see Ra-Havreii survived, sad to see I actually did get lost somewhere near the end. I'll pay attention next time.
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Old December 20 2007, 05:11 AM   #24
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I slowed my reading pace to a crawl to keep up with all the flipping back and forth at the end...you weren't alone in almost (or actually) getting a bit lost.
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Old December 22 2007, 01:38 PM   #25
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Yeah, I was not quite sure who was who at the end.

I finished this about 5 minutes ago and WOW! I think I can honestly say, that this was one of the, if not the BEST Titan novel yet. I enjoy how you write Redjack. Your descriptions of the settings was amazing. I could picture exactly what the characters were seeing.

Well dine! Here is to many more books from you. :thumbsup:
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Old December 22 2007, 02:27 PM   #26
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Jaggle Bells said:
Well dine!
I hope he has a nice meal as well.
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Old December 22 2007, 04:49 PM   #27
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Great book. And it was interesting to see Troi and Riker dealing with a issue that we've not really seen before in 'Trek and how it affects them as a couple.
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Old December 22 2007, 06:03 PM   #28
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Re: Sword of Damocles -- comments & opinions ****SPOILERS***

I'm at the part near the beginning with Jaza in Stellar Cartography, feeling like he's floating amongst the stars (or that's how I remember it).

It's an okay read so far. I haven't gotten into it as much as I wanted, plus it's a bit more difficult for me to focus on this one. Still, it is very promising.
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Old December 22 2007, 07:36 PM   #29
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I hope you stick with it, Vixen. And, to the other guys, thanks. Glad you liked it.
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Old December 22 2007, 07:38 PM   #30
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I finished this one a couple of days ago. A great read. Some of the sci/technobabble stuff was hard to follow but the overall story was still very good. I'm bummed about Jaza's fate. He was one of my favorite characters. On one hand, I'd like to have him return somehow. But at the same time, if he did return to Titan, it would make his fate/sacrifice less dramatic.
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