Re: Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions review thread (spoiler Side Thoughts: Nice Vanguard tie-in during chapter 8 and how the Tholians destroyed Stabase 47. Love how the Breen, Tholians, and Gorn form the Taurus Pact. There were many instances where you see the timelines/universe still trying to mirror each other. It goes along with the concept of the multiverse trying to converge again as was laid out in Watching the Clock. Vulcan telepathy is much more powerful in this book than I recall it ever being. Dumar’s handmaiden had an interesting way of using touch for inception in chapter 7. My hat is off to Mack for that scene. How involved was Peter David in this book? Not sure what the vetting process is. Are we to consider the IDW comic as not part of this continuity? I like how Picard’s ship is named the Calypso; a nice fan nugget. So the Memory Omega ships are not similar to Sovereign or Vesta class ships? But they were recognizable as having Starfleet design philosophy. I would love to see them and Erebus station illustrated like Vanguard material has been in a SOTL calendar with the milky way behind them. We need Drexler and Co on this!!!! I remember Mack mentioning on fb his excitement in killing Klingons while writing this. I picked up that exuberance. I wonder if he felt anything when killing Neelix. BTW, was it ever mentioned how Neelix and Kes came to this quadrant? I must have missed a book.