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Old July 20 2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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El-Aurians

Is there a book on El-Aurians or is one being considered for the coming years? I was watching the episode where Q pushes the Enterprise into contact with the Borg, again. Q said that Guinan was an "imp" and that she had many other "forms". Guinan seemed to have some sort of defence against Q.
Do we know how Q and Guinan met and what transpired?
Do we know what El-Aurians actually are, apart from a long-lived race of listeners who can vaguely perceive time and space?
Are they finally starting to find each other now that the Borg are no more and they should surely be wanting to contact bring together their long-scattered people?
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Old July 20 2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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no.
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no idea.

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Old July 20 2009, 07:35 AM   #3
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I've always wanted to read the book that answers all (or most) of the questions you just posed.

I'm still waiting.
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Old July 20 2009, 08:16 AM   #4
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Are they finally starting to find each other now that the Borg are no more
Cool idea.
Would love to see that one.
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Old July 20 2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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Q and Guinan had some interactions in Bennett's The Buried Age, right? I remember that, but it's been so long I don't remember what they were about or what the context was.
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Old July 20 2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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^There was information about Guinan in The Buried Age and she played a small role, but she had no contact with Q. Q shows up in the epilogue and talks with the ascended Giriaenn (Ariel), who in turn tells Q about the wonderful Jean-Luc Picard. Q then decides to put humanity on trial, and use Picard as his "accused". The end of TBA leads right into Farpoint.
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Old July 20 2009, 02:22 PM   #7
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pushes the Enterprise into contact with the Borg, again. Q said that Guinan was an "imp" and that she had many other "forms".
Then again, Q is not exactly a reliable source.
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Old July 20 2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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For a while now I've been thinking it would be to get a A Stitch in Time, or Burning Dreams type book about Guinan. Although for Guinan it would probably have to be a trilogy, at least.
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Old July 20 2009, 04:37 PM   #9
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I would very much enjoy a "Guinan's story" type book, but I suppose she works best as she is, largely a mystery. The little bits and bobs we've gotten from TNG, "Oblivion", "The Buried Age" "Engines of Destiny" etc were interesting, but I guess too much information would lessen the character's interest unless done really, really well. At least we got to see El-Auria (well, sort of) in "The Star to Every Wandering".
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Old July 20 2009, 04:46 PM   #10
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For a while now I've been thinking it would be to get a A Stitch in Time, or Burning Dreams type book about Guinan. Although for Guinan it would probably have to be a trilogy, at least.
Not if they get DRG3 to write it
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Old July 20 2009, 06:38 PM   #11
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^There was information about Guinan in The Buried Age and she played a small role, but she had no contact with Q. Q shows up in the epilogue and talks with the ascended Giriaenn (Ariel), who in turn tells Q about the wonderful Jean-Luc Picard. Q then decides to put humanity on trial, and use Picard as his "accused". The end of TBA leads right into Farpoint.
I have not read Buried Age yet. Is this ascended Giriaenn the same as Melony in I,Q ?
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Old July 20 2009, 06:44 PM   #12
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^There was information about Guinan in The Buried Age and she played a small role, but she had no contact with Q. Q shows up in the epilogue and talks with the ascended Giriaenn (Ariel), who in turn tells Q about the wonderful Jean-Luc Picard. Q then decides to put humanity on trial, and use Picard as his "accused". The end of TBA leads right into Farpoint.
I have not read Buried Age yet. Is this ascended Giriaenn the same as Melony in I,Q ?
No. To say anymore would spoil a major part of Buried Age.
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Old July 20 2009, 06:46 PM   #13
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I would very much enjoy a "Guinan's story" type book, but I suppose she works best as she is, largely a mystery. The little bits and bobs we've gotten from TNG, "Oblivion", "The Buried Age" "Engines of Destiny" etc were interesting, but I guess too much information would lessen the character's interest unless done really, really well. At least we got to see El-Auria (well, sort of) in "The Star to Every Wandering".

Yes, good point. It's all been build-up about the mysterious Guinan so far....maybe we could have still more build-up, but I was wondering if we could have a payoff soon.

Authors, editors , what say you?
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Old July 21 2009, 02:37 AM   #14
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For a while now I've been thinking it would be to get a A Stitch in Time, or Burning Dreams type book about Guinan. Although for Guinan it would probably have to be a trilogy, at least.
Two years ago I pitched Pocket a five-novel series covering 500 years, with Guinan being the common thread and main character. (It answered some, but not all the above-asked questions. I am not, among other things, a mystique-buster. That's what ruined the Borg for me)

They said no.

So I went back to writing and composing for the theater.

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Old July 21 2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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To bad, that sounds like it had potential.
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