DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. JD

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  2. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ Yeah, I honestly just copy the link from the S&S website and then it's up to them to fix it :).
     
  3. JD

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    I was pretty sure that was what you did, but I just thought it was worth warning people it doesn't work... at least for me.
     
  4. RPJOB

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    I second the call for Christopher to return to Titan. Martin's just not doing it for me. The Gum Nebula was turning out to be a fascinating place and I really want to get back out there and do some exploring. You know, new worlds and all that.
     
  5. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm really excited. For me, this is the most anticipated Trek novel of 2012. I loved Watching the Clock, and I can't wait to see what Christopher has done in this latest outing.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    I'll join the chorus and state that Forgotten History is among the Trek books I'm most anticipating this year. I am also very excited about the time frame selected for this novel as well. Christopher has stated he'd like to maybe move on to something else after this one but I still uphold my suggestion from the Watching the Clock thread that I would seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE an Uptime book starring Jenna Noi. As much as I liked Garica and the other characters, and obviously our two stars, I fell in love with Jenna Noi as a character. One of the best characters I think Chris has handled as a writer. So fascinating and I loved her banter with the DTI gang. So yeah I know I'll be holding out for the possibility of an Uptime book still :)
     
  7. Yevetha

    Yevetha Commodore

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    Christopher will this involve that much complicated science as the last one?
     
  8. Technobuilder

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    Oh yeah, I'll second this one.

    It would be neat and quite difficult I'd imagine to do a Trek book from the Uptime perspective. but I'd love it.
     
  9. cml898

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    For the first time in awhile I'm all caught up in my Trek lit so bring this one on! I tell you there is not a single monthly title left this year I'm not super excited about. The first DTI book was great and I'm sure this follow-up will delight me just as much.
     
  10. Christopher

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    Not quite as much. I needed to lay the groundwork in Watching the Clock, but now that that's done, I don't need to repeat it.
     
  11. Yevetha

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    Thank godness. I might be able to comprehend most of it this time.
     
  12. JD

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    Me too.
     
  13. MHJH

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    I believe the two Temporal Investigations agents reference that Kirk had seventeen separate violations on his record in the DS9 episode. Think we'll get a complete accounting of those, drawn from both Canon and lit sources?
     
  14. zarkon

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    like when he did a slingshot manoeuvre to prevent himself spilling his coffee over komack.
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    No, I left room for a few more. Who knows, after all, when another writer may come up with another Kirk time travel story?
     
  16. MHJH

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    Makes sense, considering Cox just did it a couple of months ago.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I like the idea that...

    Miri's Earth could be a parallel timeline version, not just a copy, of the real Earth. I've seen that idea explored in fanfic as well as this. And I didn't even consider that what we saw on Omega IV might be the result of items left behind by a previous visit, just like Iotia was.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Wow, that's a very long excerpt. That's over a fifth of the book.

    The idea about Miri's Earth is one I had a long time ago, and the only one that seemed to make sense to me. As for Omega IV, I used to have this convoluted theory about WWIII refugee sleeper ships that got flung back in time, but a couple of years ago I realized the points I brought up in the book -- one, that we were never actually told the American artifacts were ancient, we just assumed it; and two, they were in such good condition that they couldn't actually be very old at all. And in my history studies in college, I did come across cases where something that observers assumed to be an ancient custom of a "native" civilization was actually a recent adoption.
     
  19. WarsTrek1993

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    I absolutely cannot wait to grab this book! I've been wanting more DTI novels since reading Watching the Clock!
     
  20. CaptainDonovin

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    We've been lucky that's for sure. I'm so flipping behind, only half-way through That Which Divides & What Jusgements Come. Need to lock myself away for a weekend to catch up.
     

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