Bringing back an old game - Name the TrekLit Quote

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  1. Emh

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    Oh, sweet! It was a guess, but a logical one. It's been years since I've read those books, so I wasn't even sure which one to guess.

    "Riker remembered a time when he had gone mountain climbing at the age of fourteen, explicityly against his father's orders...or pehraps, if truth be known, precisely because his father had forbidden it. He'd been halfway up a particularly hazardous peak when his pitons had ripped loose from where they'd been wedged into the rock surface. Riker had swung outward, dangling, one thin rope preventing him from plunging to his death. The moments until his climbing partner had been able to reel Riker in and help him get re-anchored had been fraught with tension."
     
  2. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Deny Thy Father
     
  3. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    A Rock and a Hard Place by Peter David.
     
  4. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Nope on both counts.
     
  5. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

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    A Time to Kill, perhaps?
     
  6. Trent Roman

    Trent Roman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Fortune's Light? I recall that one had flashbacks to a younger Riker.

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  7. Emh

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    Again, no on both counts.

    And now that we've hit the books I figured people would guess, hopefully someone will get on the right track. ;)
     
  8. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

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    ^ So now we should guess books we wouldn't guess?

    Okay, then: Spock Must Die!
     
  9. DarkHorizon

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    Taking Wing, possibly?
     
  10. BrotherBenny

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    I think Bill Leisner was close. A Time to Heal?
     
  11. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Nope, nope, and nope.

    And Bill? I didn't mean that far off the beaten path! :lol:
     
  12. trampledamage

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    Random guess time

    Generations?
     
  13. 21Spike65

    21Spike65 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Something about this quote sounds familiar...

    I'm going to guess Double Helix Book Five: Double or Nothing
     
  14. JD

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    A Time to Love.
     
  15. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Nope, nope, and nope, although 21Spike65 is somewhat on the right track.
     
  16. Defcon

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    So it's New Frontier, I guess. Let's see which books had the Enterprise crew?

    Since it was their first appearance:

    House of Cards
     
  17. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    We have a winner!

    Yes, Riker reflected on that memory to compare to the tension he felt when he entered the briefing room to discuss the collapse of the Thallonian Empire.

    Your turn.
     
  18. Defcon

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    Nice.

    Here's a new one:

    Starring out of the viewports into the void surrounding his vessel, he knew his anger would soon fade. Eventually he would refocus his energies on whatever challenge or obstacle presented itself. But even as the Enterprise surged forward through the vast expanse of space, James Kirk felt the seeds of pain, shame, and hate planted within the center of his own heart, dragging him backward into the chaos of rage and despair.
    He could only hope that, one day, the dream of peace between his people and the Klingons could be accomplished before the dark emotions he harbored finally engulfed him.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Timetrap by David Dvorkin?
     
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