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Old May 3 2008, 06:04 AM   #196
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That doesn't even cover what he did as First Officer in Resistance and Before Dishonor,
He did a few impressive things in the XO position in Q & A, too...........
Which, I have to say, is the best use of Worf in the TNG relaunch. In fact, so many of what Q had been up to during the course of the television series was reasonably resolved over the course of that novel, which I completely ditched the rest of my day to read when I bought it. Now, someone remind me who wrote that?
Some guy with initials. I think it was K something.

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Old May 3 2008, 04:01 PM   #197
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You know, it's worth mentioning that "long thought dead" isn't necessarily the same thing as actually having died. I'm just saying.
My submission for the "long thought dead" captain speculation: Silva La Forge
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Old May 3 2008, 05:32 PM   #198
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You know, it's worth mentioning that "long thought dead" isn't necessarily the same thing as actually having died. I'm just saying.
My submission for the "long thought dead" captain speculation: Silva La Forge
There are a number of possibilities from the twenty-second century onward. It could be anyone and it might not even be a Starfleet captain, could be a Klingon captain. I'm just eagerly awaiting these books and saving up for the post-Destiny fest.

David, is your trilogy over the 300,000 word mark?
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Old May 3 2008, 05:48 PM   #199
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You know, it's worth mentioning that "long thought dead" isn't necessarily the same thing as actually having died. I'm just saying.
My submission for the "long thought dead" captain speculation: Silva La Forge
There are a number of possibilities from the twenty-second century onward. It could be anyone and it might not even be a Starfleet captain, could be a Klingon captain. I'm just eagerly awaiting these books and saving up for the post-Destiny fest.

David, is your trilogy over the 300,000 word mark?
Surely it's going to be someone the readers will give a damn about?

I don't see Silva La Forge fitting into that group.
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Old May 3 2008, 06:10 PM   #200
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David, is your trilogy over the 300,000 word mark?
Not quite. It's hard to say what will happen during the editing process, but at the moment the trilogy's total word count stands at just under 300,000.

(For the curious: Gods of Night clocked in at 96,000; after rewrites, Mere Mortals totals 99,000; and the pre-editing first draft of Lost Souls stands at 105,000, for a grand total of 299,000 words.)
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Old May 3 2008, 06:37 PM   #201
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There are a number of possibilities from the twenty-second century onward. It could be anyone and it might not even be a Starfleet captain, could be a Klingon captain.
It could be Captain Spaulding.

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Old May 3 2008, 06:47 PM   #202
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For my money, I think it'll be someone that could still be alive on the 24th century if they hadn't been killed by artificial causes, not someone from a previous era who's now popping up like Scotty or Kirk.
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Old May 3 2008, 06:52 PM   #203
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(For the curious: Gods of Night clocked in at 96,000; after rewrites, Mere Mortals totals 99,000; and the pre-editing first draft of Lost Souls stands at 105,000, for a grand total of 299,000 words.)
Actually that adds up to 300,000 exactly. I assume rounding accounts for the discrepancy. (And your first drafts add up to 303,000, so I guess you trimmed some in revisions.)
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Old May 3 2008, 07:28 PM   #204
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It could be Captain Spaulding.
My money is on Captain Binky.
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Old May 3 2008, 08:56 PM   #205
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Old May 3 2008, 10:09 PM   #206
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(For the curious: Gods of Night clocked in at 96,000; after rewrites, Mere Mortals totals 99,000; and the pre-editing first draft of Lost Souls stands at 105,000, for a grand total of 299,000 words.)
Actually that adds up to 300,000 exactly. I assume rounding accounts for the discrepancy. (And your first drafts add up to 303,000, so I guess you trimmed some in revisions.)
Me am writer. Not know math.

You're right, they total 300,000. However, during editing I usually cut between one percent and two percent of the manuscript.
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Old May 4 2008, 12:15 AM   #207
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I'm an idiot, so would mind pointing out some other books around those lengths so I can get an idea of how long that would be?
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Old May 4 2008, 12:53 AM   #208
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Well, Orion's Hounds is 105,000 words. Ex Machina is 110K.
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My submission for the "long thought dead" captain speculation: Silva La Forge
That was my thought, too.

Originally posted by JoeZhang:
Surely it's going to be someone the readers will give a damn about?
A great potential Geordi arc there.
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Me am writer. Not know math.
That's what math monkeys are for.
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