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View Poll Results: Grade "Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night"
Excellent 105 69.08%
Above Average 35 23.03%
Average 8 5.26%
Below Average 2 1.32%
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Old October 21 2008, 09:36 PM   #271
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Ooh, then I take it back. She photographs well, but I was very unimpressed by her in what I saw of Samurai Girl. She's nowhere near the ballpark personality-wise..
I guess that's why they call them actors.

That's part of what I meant -- I was trying to say tactfully that I didn't think she could act particularly well.
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Old October 22 2008, 03:09 AM   #272
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I know I'm late to the game, but the book was excellent. I finished Orion's Hounds and decided to skip forward to it because I was so ready to read it. It took me two sessions. I started it IMMEDIATELY after OH and read 3/4 of it. I went to bed and woke up and finished it and IMMEDIATELY started Mere Mortals. I have tomorrow off so Mere Mortals will be finished tonight.

It was so easy to read because it kept moving so fast. I was wondering how effective all the threads would be in a novel that didn't look very thick at first glance, but my questions were answered promptly.

My biggest like was that the Borg more or less remained the McGuffin. We had lots of story and character action without really seeing much of the Borg. I know this will change, but through a book and a half I'm happy to see the Borg aren't the ones driving the story, our heroes are. I was worried about "another Borg story" but this is far from. Great job, great novel.
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Old October 30 2008, 10:43 PM   #273
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I just bought this and I'm so excited I had to post something... but seriously looking at the back, and after this thread, I'm very intrigued... *exciteddddd*
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Old October 31 2008, 02:58 PM   #274
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Trust me, you're in for a very good read.
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Old November 1 2008, 02:13 PM   #275
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Just finished Gods of Night... Gotta say, this is sure to go down in TrekLit history as one of the greatest stories\series thus far!

I didn't read KM (not that keen on ENT-era novels), so this was my first TrekLit exposure to the Columbia crew and it did NOT disappoint, as the events (not to spoil anyhting) had me at the edge of my seat.

I think that David Mack has outdone himself (yet again )... at least unbtil I get to read Mere Mortals
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Old November 1 2008, 06:27 PM   #276
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^ Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Hope the rest of trilogy continues to please.
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Old November 3 2008, 12:02 AM   #277
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^ I have one class over the summer and then I will graduate with degrees Business Administration and Public Administration both.

Up to Chapter 13.
Yay, you're almost done! I'll be done in December (tho they won't give me my piece of paper til May )... albeit with an Arts (ENG) degree... you should have no trouble finding work NX!!

I'm about halfway through... trying to slow down a bit so I can stop thinking about Soul Key for a bit longer...

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You are indeed correct! Very good intro to this trilogy.

Before this novel I didn't have a "healthy" fear of the Borg. As Sloan reminded me in Abyss- "we've beaten them" more than once. I just thought SF could... replicate old fashion cannons or something. Yes, the Borg have assimilated billions of people, but we always found a way to stop them. They always seemed... dangerous, but kinda childish somehow- always trying to make everything their way.

Honestly, in this novel, I've been "afraid" of the Borg for the first time; their ideas, their actions. (First time in a while in the ST universe I've felt sad and teary too, not since... Ties of Blood and Water maybe?) Despite my abhorrence of the Sad emotion. It takes a lot of talent for a book to make me sad, or evoke fear.
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Old November 3 2008, 02:44 AM   #278
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Yeah, David has done a great job with the Borg. It takes alot to make them feel like a real threat again, and this book has managed to do that. IMO it's the best Borg story since First Contact.
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Old November 3 2008, 09:09 AM   #279
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I finally got around to starting the book on Friday and I'm done already. I can't remember the last time I finished a 400+ page book in a weekend. What a great read. All 4 story lines were compelling. I had purposefully not been reading any comments on the book before hand because I didn't want any spoilers and didn't want to be disapointed because the hype was too much but so I didn't know a lot going in other than it featured the 4 captains on the covers and there was some amount of borg stuff but that was it. I think even if I had started buying into the hype it would have met those expectations. I was one of the people voting as "excellent". I don't really have much to add that hasn't been said earlier. Just some comments on what's been said:

- I had no issues with Dax as captain. I didn't question it in the book and when it came up here I was like "I'll just skip over this argument..."

- Yeah, Ree was kind of acting like a jerk but Riker was basically blowing off his XO and CMO because of his wifes feelings. When Vale was saying this was the situation Riker said would never happen and that arguement gets interrupted by the ship dropping out of warp, well, I'm hoping that thread gets picked up again, if not in the next 2 books then the next Titan book.

I've got the 2nd book but I'm going to read something else in between. I don't want to be in a situation where I've blasted through the first two books and need to wait three weeks for the next one to come out. I picked up Greg Cox's CSI book so I think that will be next. Hopefully I'll find the Ward and Dilmore 4400 book after I've read the 2nd Destiny book.

And I got a huge laugh when I started looking at this thread today. I saw one person had voted "Poor" and I thought to myself "I bet I know who that is". I was right.
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Old November 3 2008, 10:55 PM   #280
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^ I have one class over the summer and then I will graduate with degrees Business Administration and Public Administration both.
Yay, you're almost done! I'll be done in December (tho they won't give me my piece of paper til May )... albeit with an Arts (ENG) degree... you should have no trouble finding work NX!!
English degree, you shouldn't either. Consider contacting the Communications and PR Departments of local universities and politicians (if in the US - not sure about elsewhere).
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Old November 4 2008, 12:08 AM   #281
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... you should have no trouble finding work NX!!
English degree, you shouldn't either.
Ha!
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Old November 4 2008, 12:50 AM   #282
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^ At my university they hired an English Major (she hasn't had a previous job) as a member of the PR staff of the university. Actually I've read of such openings at several universities (she's starting off a 60,000 btw).
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Old November 4 2008, 03:16 AM   #283
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Thanks Steve...

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Old November 5 2008, 07:55 PM   #284
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I picked up a copy on holiday in San Diego last week. I'm not going to get into drawn out reviews, but I really enjoyed it. I'm still unhappy about what was done to Janeway, and I hated seeing another character die (in a good way) but it really is a great novel.

I started reading it when I boarded the first leg of my flight home, and finished it before we touched down in the UK. It's a really page-turner. Thanks for a great book.
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Old November 7 2008, 11:51 PM   #285
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I finished the book the night before last, and I LOVED IT! It is easily one of my favorite books I've ever read. I thought all of the storylines were really interesting, and all of the characters and situations were handled very well. I don't really feel like writing a full in depth review right now, but I might later this weekend.
Rating excellent (9.5/10)
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