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Old August 20 2008, 04:43 PM   #736
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Re: Destiny and spoilers

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I really want to read the Destiny trilogy, but im worried about spoiling books that i haven´t read and are before it on trek lit chronology.

I have read DS9 Relaunch upto Demons of Air and Darkness, and haven´t read TNG post Nemesis books or Titan books...

if I read Destiny will i be spoiled?
It would be a fair assumption that their will be information contained with in the Destiny Trilogy. Just remember that while you are catching up, everything will be out of context with out readng Articles of the Federation
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Old August 20 2008, 05:16 PM   #737
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Destiny: What we know - major spoilers may feature

Okay ladies, gentlemen and transgendered species, with the first Destiny book Gods of Night out soon and with the uber thread being a tad large, I thought I'd put my journalistic/research skills to some use, of course, a I won't be able to recap everything which has been said on the subject of Destiny, but here goes......

WHAT WE KNOW WILL NOT HAPPEN:

The Fleet is desimated - rumours have been spreading that all but 11 starships will survive the carnage - someone (one of the editors I think) made a flipant remark at a Con about this, and Fans and Journos alike clung onto this information. Well this is wrong, Mr Mack himself has said as much, we all know how much death and distruction occurs in his novels, but please, think about it, ELEVEN starships left out of a god knows how big a fleet, thats a little excessive and would be exceptionally bad.

Thats about it, as we all know, David Mack is Mr Death in the TLW (Trek Lit World) so anything goes as long as it makes a good story.

WHAT WE THINK WILL HAPPEN:

Lots and lots of death, possibly even one major character death (this is just me speculating) and I don't mean just the characters from the various TV series, it could easily be Vale on Titan or Bowers on Avintine, it would be safe to assume that a few characters, whether Lit only, or from from television will kick the bucket!

The Fall of Earth: Okay, I must admit this is solely my own opinion and if I'm wrong, I'm wrong. BUT as I've said in a previous post, I believe that given how the Borg have been in the past, Earth would be prime target number one. Now, I don't know how it will be handled, but I hope the entire system is wiped from exsistance, I know this could be classed as over kill, but it would make bloody good reading and with out hopefully without a reset button, the stories which could be told after would be very interesting.

WHAT WE KNOW WILL HAPPEN:

It's long, three hundred thousand words and it's been compared to the Lord of the Rings.

Everything changes, the events of Destiny will better or worse dictate the books that are published post Destiny.

We know that at least some of our heroes suvive as TNG and Titan will have new books next year.

Ezri Dax will have her own Starship which will be pretty powerful given it's gone toe to toe against a Borg Cube and survived to tell the tale.

The United Federation of Planets as well as the other major powers of the Alpha/Beta Quadrant are not up for assimilation, but annialation, they are on their back foot not knowing how the Borg are attacking each planet and because of this, they are on their back foot.

Ok, thats about it, feel free to add to the list, and I have not read Destiny and all that features above is a very excited fan geeking out and speculating
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Old August 20 2008, 05:29 PM   #738
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Surprisingly I don't drink, but I'm enjoying this thread.
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Old August 20 2008, 05:34 PM   #739
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really? I have titan 3 + 4 and Articles (which I bought yesterday) waiting to be read before destiny. I gave up with number 3 half way through but I am willing to give it another go. but I have no intention of reading any of the TNG relaunch stuff before destiny.
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Old August 20 2008, 05:38 PM   #740
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really?
No, hence the laughing smiley. It's a hackneyed joke, albeit a mutated one. It used to be "You have to read [insert any or every book] to understand AotF," and now it's somehow become "You have to read AotF to understand [insert other book]."
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Old August 20 2008, 05:49 PM   #741
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Thanks all for the answers. Even though it was somehow a joke, i´ll be reading AotF before buying Destiny, just in case. All in all, maybe i´ll just wait and read everything before
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Old August 20 2008, 06:36 PM   #742
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really?
No, hence the laughing smiley. It's a hackneyed joke, albeit a mutated one. It used to be "You have to read [insert any or every book] to understand AotF," and now it's somehow become "You have to read AotF to understand [insert other book]."
And because I've never used that joke before, I thought I'd take that oppurtunity to use it!
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Old August 20 2008, 07:16 PM   #743
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Old August 20 2008, 07:25 PM   #744
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Um, one suspects you might have a bit too much time on your hands!
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Old August 20 2008, 07:25 PM   #745
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Or, that I'm an exceptional multi-tasker.
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Old August 20 2008, 07:34 PM   #746
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Or, that I'm an exceptional multi-tasker.
Bearing in mind that simultaneous with this, he's sending me notes for the next article he's writing for the mag, I'm going with the multi-tasker theory!!

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Old August 20 2008, 07:40 PM   #747
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^ Nice.
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Old August 20 2008, 07:51 PM   #748
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Just in case you wanted to see them again, here's the cover for book 1, Gods of Night, and book 2, Mere Mortals. I love these covers.
Both links do not show the covers. Do here are the links for all three covers....

Gods of Night
Mere Mortals
Lost Souls

Cover of book 3 doesn't look like Riker at all...
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Old August 20 2008, 08:43 PM   #749
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^ Well, sure. For one thing, you'll need to get up to pee less frequently when you stick to whiskey. (Same inebriation with less volume. It's a beautiful thing.)
On second thought, this might be a bad idea for me. I already have a propensity for talking to myself while writing. Now it'll sound like drunken slurs.
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Old August 20 2008, 09:09 PM   #750
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Remember this, everyone, when you read the final paragraph of my acknowledgments in book one, Gods of Night.
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