Destiny trilogy - speculations

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  1. William Leisner

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    Re: Destiny trilogy - pretty heavy spoilers

    It could be Captain Spaulding.

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  2. RookieBatman

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    For my money, I think it'll be someone that could still be alive on the 24th century if they hadn't been killed by artificial causes, not someone from a previous era who's now popping up like Scotty or Kirk.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Actually that adds up to 300,000 exactly. I assume rounding accounts for the discrepancy. (And your first drafts add up to 303,000, so I guess you trimmed some in revisions.)
     
  4. Allyn Gibson

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    My money is on Captain Binky.
     
  5. captcalhoun

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    the real Captain America, Steve Rogers
     
  6. David Mack

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    Me am writer. Not know math.

    You're right, they total 300,000. However, during editing I usually cut between one percent and two percent of the manuscript.
     
  7. JD

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    I'm an idiot, so would mind pointing out some other books around those lengths so I can get an idea of how long that would be?
     
  8. Christopher

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    Well, Orion's Hounds is 105,000 words. Ex Machina is 110K.
     
  9. Therin of Andor

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    That was my thought, too.

    A great potential Geordi arc there.
     
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  10. Therin of Andor

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    That's what math monkeys are for.
     
  11. KRAD

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    Articles of the Federation was 104,000 words. A Burning House was 95,000 words. Q & A was 68,000 words.
     
  12. JD

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    Ok, cool. So it looks like they should be in the 350 - 400 page range then.
     
  13. Trent Roman

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    Nah. They'll be 250 pages, and come with complimentary magnifying glasses with little Trek quotes on the handles - "Fascinating", "Scanning for life-forms", etc.

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  14. BrotherBenny

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    Micro Machines: Starship spotter.
     
  15. borgboy

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    I realy want the presumed dead Captain to be Janeway, but a mad thought has occured to me...what if the person they find is the alternate future Janeway from Voyager's finale?
     
  16. nx1701g

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    ^ Interesting theory.
     
  17. Defcon

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    But she was an Admiral there, so it wouldn't 100 % fit with the "long thought dead Captain" bit.
     
  18. LightningStorm

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    Indeed, and neither would the other Janeway since she too was an Admiral. This one also doesn't fit the "long thought..." part because she hasn't been dead very long at all.
     
  19. Trent Roman

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    ^ Unless the phrasing used for marketing purposes doesn't exactly reflect the details. I mean, which seems more exciting to you: "a captain long-thought dead" or "an admiral recently-thought dead"?

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  20. trampledamage

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    "An admiral recently-thought dead that a load of people on the internet complained about" ;)