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Old August 12 2008, 02:38 AM   #631
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Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

^ Well, you didn't do what I wanted you to do, so it's going to suck. Yes, because I said so.

Oh, but Jesus loves you, anyway. Heathen.
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Old August 12 2008, 02:44 AM   #632
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^ Well, you didn't do what I wanted you to do, so it's going to suck. Yes, because I said so.

Oh, but Jesus loves you, anyway. Heathen.
funniest post ever. well, maybe in the last couple weeks.
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Old August 12 2008, 01:29 PM   #633
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The Borg had no choice in whatever happened to them, millennia ago????
Where does it say it's the Borg?
Note the question marks, Christopher. I was hoping to start something in that vein.
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Old August 12 2008, 02:06 PM   #634
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^ Gracias. Whatever else individual readers might think of the trilogy, I hope that, at the very least, they will find it to be an entertaining tale on its own merits. Obviously, it can't be all things to all people, but I'm hoping that the risks my editors and I decided to take will be judged as having merit.
While I haven't read everything you've written (haven't gotten around to SCE or through the DS9 relaunch yet, working on it) Twilight's Wrath, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, and Wolverine: Road of Bones, give me more than enough faith to trust these will be good. And while the blurb from the first two books raised my interest for the books further than before, that blurb for the third book has me more excited for this trilogy more than any other series of books I've been into. Can't wait.
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Old August 12 2008, 02:56 PM   #635
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The Borg had no choice in whatever happened to them, millennia ago????
Where does it say it's the Borg?
Note the question marks, Christopher. I was hoping to start something in that vein.
I've got to learn to stop asking rhetorical questions around here. I wasn't seeking information, I was pointing out that you can't assume the reference is to the Borg.
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Old August 12 2008, 09:15 PM   #636
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Hey Dave, there has been a lot of bashing you here and I am sorry that you have had to endure that. I have not always loved all of your creative choices, but you also introduced me to Junior Mance through Riker and that is worth me always giving you the benefit of the doubt. The Trilogy sounds magnificent!
Who was bashing David Mack?
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Old August 12 2008, 09:33 PM   #637
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um, you?
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Old August 13 2008, 12:02 AM   #638
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um, you?
um, where?
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Old August 13 2008, 12:20 AM   #639
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Dayton3 wrote: View Post
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um, you?
um, where?
Where did I leave that clue-by-four...?
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Old August 13 2008, 12:23 AM   #640
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The borderline trolling can stop now. I'm not in the mood for it.
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Old August 13 2008, 01:46 PM   #641
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I haven't picked up a Trek novel in a few years... Based on what I've read from the blurbs, David Mack and Destiny might just change that.

Dave, if I decide to do just that, is there any required/recommended reading for the trilogy? That might have been answered before, but I really don't feel like sifting through 32 pages to find it.
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Old August 13 2008, 01:55 PM   #642
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Dave, if I decide to do just that, is there any required/recommended reading for the trilogy? That might have been answered before, but I really don't feel like sifting through 32 pages to find it.
short answer: no.
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Old August 13 2008, 02:03 PM   #643
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^ Slightly longer answer: Some of the newer characters and their relationships might make more sense if you read the Next Generation novel Greater Than the Sum by Christopher L. Bennett, and the Titan novels Orion's Hounds, also by Mr. Bennett, and Sword of Damocles, by Geoffrey Thorne.

That said, as with most Star Trek novels, I try to provide all the relevant backstory you would need to know in the texts of my books. If you haven't read the books I mentioned above, don't worry — you'll still be able to follow what's going on.
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Old August 13 2008, 02:45 PM   #644
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^ Orion's Hounds and Sword Of Damocles are phenomenal books, though, and most people seemed to really love Greater Than The Sum too (one of the characters got on my nerves a bit, but I'm very much not representative of most of the reviews on here), so I'd recommend reading those three books anyway. Greater Than The Sum also has lots of summary and tying together in it of the previous few TNG novels, so that might be helpful too.

But again, it's absolutely not necessary; if you're really deciding to jump in, reading those three will heighten the experience, but not critically. Destiny is going to be pretty great either way, I'm sure.
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Old August 13 2008, 08:56 PM   #645
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and don't forget Articles of the Federation


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