Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Star Treks, May 7, 2008.

  1. Star Treks

    Star Treks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    There was a thread like this a long while ago that I started (and it's probably been done before, too). The idea is that someone writes a line from any published Star Trek book or short story (fan-fiction not allowed) and the first person to correctly name the source gets, well, a pat on the back and the chance to pick their own line.

    Oh, and it's probably not fair to guess, if you're the author of the quote. :p

    It's really just a way to waste some time, but what the heck?

    So I'll start. Name the book:

    "Picard's second cup of tea got cold, and the fishtank bubbled on, the lionfish inside it bumping incuriously against the glass and gracefully waving its tan-and-cream-striped spines. It was no wonder, Picard thought, that such people would see him as a demonic figure, and the Enterprise and her sister starships as symbolic of everything they stood against - of doing and being in the universe, of asserting one's own right to exist and to work out what life should be, which was worth desire and passion and energy."
     
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  2. Rosalind

    Rosalind TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod Admiral

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    no fan-fiction please, published Trek books only.
     
  3. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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    Well I can tell you for certain that it's not a book I've read!
     
  4. Trent Roman

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    I'm going to guess Gulliver's Fugitives, by Keith Sharee.

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  5. JD

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    Do you have to get the one that's posted before you can add a new one?
     
  6. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes:

     
  7. Star Treks

    Star Treks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Afraid not, but good guess.
     
  8. BrotherBenny

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    The Romulan Strategem?? The quote seems familiar somehow.
     
  9. Star Treks

    Star Treks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's occurred to me that this thread could get flooded with "nice try, but no" responses, so I will just go on the record as saying that when someone gets it I will say they got it, but I'm not going to nix every wrong response because I don't want to flood. But, since I'm already posting this, I'll say, no, it's not "The Romulan Stratagem"...
     
  10. haubrija

    haubrija Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I don't understand this game. Are we supposed to rewrite that passage or something? :evil:
     
  11. Dayton Ward

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  12. TigerBait

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    hmm, dark mirror?
     
  13. Star Treks

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    Perhaps the book I chose was a bit obscure. Hint: It's not one of the more popular novels. Another hint: Yes, it is TNG.
     
  14. TigerBait

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    ghost ship?, hahaha, kinda figured the tng aspect
     
  15. Mistral

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    Yes, that's exactly it. It says so in the thread title.:devil:
     
  16. greenmystik

    greenmystik Captain Captain

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    This one is a toughie. I'm gonna go with The Soldiers of Fear.
     
  17. Star Treks

    Star Treks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I don't want people to get too bored and frustrated, so I'll throw out another hint: it's a numbered novel.
     
  18. TigerBait

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    children of hamlin??
     
  19. Man of Steel

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    Contagion? (I think this is the name of the book)
     
  20. Star Treks

    Star Treks Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    From now on I'm going to pick more popular books. Obviously this one didn't stick in people's minds, at least of those who've read it.