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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 September 22 2008, 07:09 PM   #16
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Ordered my copy today from bookdepository. Good stuff. Should arrive to entertain me through week two of teaching practice.
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Old September 24 2008, 11:23 PM   #17
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

Ok, so this is a trilogy which of course means there are three Destiny books in total, correct?
Obviously the first book Gods of Night is now available but has anyone seen, read or reviewed either of the next two books yet?
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Old September 24 2008, 11:42 PM   #18
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startrekfiero wrote: View Post
Ok, so this is a trilogy which of course means there are three Destiny books in total, correct?
Correct. Your grasp of the obvious is impressive and inspiring.

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Obviously the first book Gods of Night is now available but has anyone seen, read or reviewed either of the next two books yet?
Advance copies of all three books (in page-proof form) were provided to several readers/reviewers: Robert Lyons at TrekMovie.com; Jeff Ayers at TrekWeb.com; Paul Simpson at Star Trek Magazine; Steve Roby; and the eponymous reviewer of SciFiChick.com.

So far, reviews have been posted only for book one; to minimize the risk of spoilers for readers who acquire the book later than others, reviews of the later books in the trilogy, Mere Mortals and Lost Souls, are being held back until October and November, respectively.

However, the initial feedback that I've heard via my editor is that more than a few of these individuals, having now read the entire trilogy, are even more laudatory in their reviews of the latter volumes than of the first, which so far has received a glowing critical response.

Will the readership at large enjoy them as much or more? That remains to be seen. And, as with all such matters, readers' reactions will be entirely subjective. What one loves another will despise.

As Billy Pilgrim would say, "So it goes."
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Old September 24 2008, 11:43 PM   #19
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night - SPOILER Thread

The three books are being released in successive months. Mere Mortals will be out in about a month or so, with Lost Souls eight weeks from now.

I haven't seen any reviews of the books, though I do know that some people have read them.....

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Old September 24 2008, 11:53 PM   #20
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Yup, I know the time frame of the release of each book, I just wanted to know if any reviews of the other two books had been done yet and if so where and by who.
And the article on the Destiny book Gods of Night in the Star Trek Magazine wasn't even really a review but more of a large overview of what the book was about including two pages from chapter 7.
Is there a more in depth review of at least the first book that can be found anywhere?
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Old September 25 2008, 12:21 AM   #21
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Is there a more in depth review of at least the first book that can be found anywhere?
Several:

The Complete Starfleet Library
TrekMovie
Sci-Fi Chick
TrekWeb
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Old September 25 2008, 01:22 AM   #22
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Yup, I know the time frame of the release of each book, I just wanted to know if any reviews of the other two books had been done yet and if so where and by who.
And the article on the Destiny book Gods of Night in the Star Trek Magazine wasn't even really a review but more of a large overview of what the book was about including two pages from chapter 7.
Is there a more in depth review of at least the first book that can be found anywhere?
So, you didn't even bother reading Dave's response, huh?
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Old September 25 2008, 09:32 AM   #23
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startrekfiero wrote: View Post
And the article on the Destiny book Gods of Night in the Star Trek Magazine wasn't even really a review but more of a large overview of what the book was about including two pages from chapter 7.
It's a hell of a lot more than two pages in the final version... and as it was clearly stated, this was a Preview (emphasis on the first letter) of the first book as well as an overview of what the TRILOGY was about. At the time the issue went to press, which was months ago now, I hadn't seen or read the book... However, as Dave mentions, we have kindly been sent the page proofs for the lot, and a full review of all three books will appear in the next issue we're working on (not the next one out which is now deep in the tender care of printers), out late 08.

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Old September 25 2008, 01:49 PM   #24
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This is the Destiny series that comes after the Titan series and the Before Dishonor book, right? This may be a dumb question, but I was under the impression that this series was to tie-in Ent-E and Titan and didn't realize it was going to be about DS9 characters.
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Old September 25 2008, 02:12 PM   #25
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I understand their is a jump in the DS9 aspects, that some DS9 characters are included, i.e. Ezri, and that Titan and E-E tie in as well.

In a sense, you have foreknowledge of what cannot happen to some characters, i.e. particular can't die because they are in destiny.
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Old September 25 2008, 02:36 PM   #26
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Yeah, but from what we've been told here, and read in the excerpts (I haven't been able to get my hands on the first one yet) it's only 4 characters, so there's still plenty of mystery about what's to come for everyone else.
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Old September 25 2008, 03:22 PM   #27
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kc5hwb wrote: View Post
This is the Destiny series that comes after the Titan series and the Before Dishonor book, right? This may be a dumb question, but I was under the impression that this series was to tie-in Ent-E and Titan and didn't realize it was going to be about DS9 characters.
Destiny is about a lot of different things. And a lot of different characters.

Fasten your seat belt.
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Old September 25 2008, 03:36 PM   #28
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kc5hwb wrote: View Post
This is the Destiny series that comes after the Titan series and the Before Dishonor book, right? This may be a dumb question, but I was under the impression that this series was to tie-in Ent-E and Titan and didn't realize it was going to be about DS9 characters.
I've addressed these questions and matters related to them in several previous posts, in the Destiny speculations thread:

here
here
and here

I hope this answers your questions.
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Old September 25 2008, 04:24 PM   #29
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At the time the issue went to press, which was months ago now, I hadn't seen or read the book...
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Your right and I should have remembered that, sorry. Actually I had forgotten the fact most major magazines are created and go to the printers at least a month or two ahead of when they actually come out in stores for the month(s) they represent. There is a Mustang magazine I buy once in awhile and their Sept issue was on store shelves in July.
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Old September 25 2008, 08:09 PM   #30
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My review of Mere Mortals should be up by late next week.
Or whenever Marco says I'm allowed.
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