Borg plz

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by The Borg Queen, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Are there any Borg novels that don't read like crappy fanfiction with Captain Mary Sue T. Kirk?

    Or is Vendetta the only other Borg novel that's ever been written?
     
  2. Turbo

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    My goodness, aren't you positive?

    What the hell is in the water here tonight? :wtf:
     
  3. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, wait about two months, and I have this strange suspicion you won't be complaining anymore.
     
  4. LightningStorm

    LightningStorm The Borg King Commodore

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    Borg Stories I Liked:
    Engines of Destiny by Gene DeWeese
    "The Beginning" in Strange New Worlds VI by Annie Reed
    Homecoming by Christie Golden (although I don't count this as a "Borg Book")
    The Farther Shore by Christie Golden (part two of Homecoming above, I don't consider this a true "Borg Book" either)

    Borg Stories I thought were average:
    TNG: Resistance by JM Dillard
    "Forgotten Light" in Strange New Worlds VII by Frederick Kim
    "The Worst of Both Worlds" in Mirror Universe: Glass Empires by Greg Cox (mirror universe Borg)

    Borg Story I didn't like:
    TNG: Before Dishonor by Peter David (this is actually a followup to Vendetta, so I'm told -- I haven't actually read Vendetta)
     
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  5. The Borg Queen

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    Thanks, I'll check them out. :bolian:

    Why don't you count those two as Borg books?

    I read a bit of spoiler about Before Dishonor and Seven of Nine becoming "Seven of One" and wondered if I'd been redirected to fanfiction.net instead. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Dayton3

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    Vendetta is the only other Borg novel that's ever been written...
     
  7. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What just happened?

    Was this thread closed and then re-opened? :wtf:
     
  8. Haytil

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    William Shatner's "The Return" was pretty good, as far as the Borg were concerned. A lot of creepy Borg stuff in there (this was the era before Voyager - even before "First Contact").
     
  9. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    This is a lie. There are plenty of other Borg novels, which have been listed elsewhere in the thread.

    And I know you know that, Dayton3, because you started a thread to review one of them.
     
  10. Dayton3

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    I was being sarcastic.
     
  11. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Then I retract the statement. The sarcasm wasn't obvious, and unlike your namesake, you don't have a reputation for it. :)
     
  12. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well before making this thread, the only two novels I'd known about with the Borg in them were Vendetta and that one where Kirk gets resurrected as some Super-Locutus Drone!Sue.
     
  13. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

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    Damn, so you really are new to these here parts...
     
  14. The Borg Queen

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    'Fraid so.

    I did enjoy the TNG/X-Men crossover book though, that's the only other Star Trek novel I've ever read.
     
  15. JNG

    JNG Chief of Staff, Starfleet Command

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    Gosh, are you saying you didn't like that book where Kirk came back from the dead and flew a ship to the Delta Quadrant and landed on the Borg homeworld and pulled a lever on it that blew it up?

    :dies:
     
  16. Saul

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    There are no Captain Mary T Sue Kirk novels featuring the Borg.

    The Borg battle in Rogue Saucer was cool, even though it was a simulation. A realistic one though.
     
  17. HappyDayRiot

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    Homecoming and The Farther Shore are more about Voyager's return to Earth than the (horrendously bad) Borg threat they encounter there. There's a lot about the (lame) Miral Paris prophecy and some (fairly bad) hologram rights stuff.

    And it's Seven of the One.
     
  18. Idoliside

    Idoliside Commander Red Shirt

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    I liked Resistance and Before Dishonour. The former being a borg attack and the latter being the reprecussions from it. And then Greater Than The Sum being the reprecussions from the reprecussions.
     
  19. captcalhoun

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    what copy of Before Dishonour did you read?
     
  20. tenmei

    tenmei Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I wouldn't discount Before Dishonor as a novel, I'm fully aware I'm one of its few supporters on here, but I do think it's a decent novel.