Has no one mentioned "Unexpected Honor" by Christine Thompson?

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  1. Christopher

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    If it's presented as actual narrative fiction, then that wouldn't cut it. There would need to be a license granted for it.
     
  2. Turtletrekker

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    Bookstores. I remember those with great fondess... :(
     
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  3. Greg Cox

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    Well, I used to pick it up at my local Blockbuster Video, but . . . . .
     
  4. Mr. Domino

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    It is definitely presented as such. There's a large yellow circle proclaiming it as "original fiction" on the first page of the story.
     
  5. CaptainDonovin

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    Oh thank the Prophets (or Profits if you're Ferengi), was a bit worried there was more undead since the comics had a zombie crossover theme a while back.

    Why would we follow thw authors on facebook when we can follow/stalk them here? Besides, I thought facebook was only a fad that isn't going to last, like that horseless carrage or personal computer thingie.
     
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    It was an interresting twist, would make a good start to something longer. I do like the fact that a non-human is in the center seat, I guess you could say again since Data apparently was captain for a spell.
     
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    So far, Shon has been one of the only worthwhile characters to come out of STO, so I'd like to see more fiction featuring him and the crew of the Enterprise-F - however, while Thompson's short story was alright, and there was the occasional well-written mission in STO, the majority of the writing in that game has been bunk, and so I'd prefer it if the novelverse writers were allowed in a bit.
     
  8. CaptainDonovin

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    I haven't played or read any stories from STO other than the novel tha came out. Don't have the time to play it nor a fast enough computer.
     
  9. JD

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    Just read the story earlier today. It was pretty good, and I would certainly love to see a follow up to the last line in the story.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    I enjoyed the STO novel "The Needs of the Many", and I may be interested in a collected volume of short stories set in the STO universe.

    Hint, hint.

    BTW, what happened to the Enterprise-E? Is that detailed in the story? Bumping off an Enterprise is a pretty big deal - IIRC, the only book to have done so yet was "The Ashes of Eden" with the 1701-A.
     
  11. JD

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    No, the majority of the story is Data and Shan (or Shon, I can't remember for sure and don't want to get up to check) discussing the captaincy of the new Enterprise-F.
     
  12. Therin of Andor

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    Don't get up, just click back to the beginning of the thread.

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  13. Relayer1

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    I nearly purchased it today but the magazine was £5 (about as much as I pay for paperbacks off Amazon) and it looked like the story was only a couple of pages long once the pictures are allowed for.
     
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    I stopped buying the magazine a few years ago as I felt it wasn't value for money.
     
  15. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    That's why it's called a short story. :vulcan:

    There are lots of other interesting articles in the magazine. Since the demise of "Starlog", it's the one magazine I buy regularly.
     
  16. Christopher

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    Well, that's not really fair, since short stories can be anything up to 7500 words. The articles I've written for Star Trek Magazine have tended to be more around 800-1500 words, so if this story is anything like the same page count as those, then it would be pretty short even for a "short story." (Short stories under 2000 words are sometimes called "short-shorts," while stories with word counts in the hundreds are known as "flash fiction" these days.)
     
  17. Therin of Andor

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    Gosh, I wasn't trying to be that... precise. Kind of why I chose :vulcan:.
     
  18. JD

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    According to 8 of 5's blog there was another original short story by Christine Thompson in the newest issue of the magazine. My subscription ran out, so I won't be reading this one sadly.
     
  19. Dimesdan

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    Don't they sell magazines in shops in your neck of the woods?
     
  20. JD

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    Yeah, but money's tight and there's a lot of other stuff out that I'd rather buy.