Quark?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by summerinohio, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. summerinohio

    summerinohio Cadet Newbie

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    Are there any quark heavy novels out there?
     
  2. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    There is The 34th Rule (co-written by Armin Shimerman) and Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed in Worlds of DS9 Volume 3.
     
  3. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Quark has a decent amount of stuff to do in an early DS9 novel called, I believe, "The Big Game".
     
  4. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    No, just quark strange and quark charm novels...

    ;)
     
  5. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Einstein was not a handsome fellow
    Nobody ever called him Al
    He had a long moustache to pull on, it was yellow
    I don't believe he ever had a girl
    One thing he missed out in his theory
    Of time and space and relativity
    Is something that makes it very clear
    He was never gonna score like you and me

    He didn't know about Quark, Strangeness and Charm
    Quark, Strangeness and Charm
    Quark, Strangeness and Charm

    Here it goes, it goes Quark Quark...

    Quark, Strangeness And Charm by Hawkwind :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFPLgGWMndc
     
  6. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    Actually, for a physicist, Einstein was kind of a ladies' man...

    Not at the level of Feynman, but still.
     
  7. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

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    He also shared "Fallen Heroes" with Odo.
     
  8. DonIago

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    Oh yeah! Still one of my faves!
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    IIRC, Armin Shimerman even co-wrote The 34th Rule.
     
  10. OverlordSpock

    OverlordSpock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    "Fallen Heroes" is a great read, although, if you have not read it before, be aware that it is a very early DS9 novel (and may have been written before an episode ever aired, if I recall correctly), so some of the characterizations are off a bit and some details have been superseded by later canon. But, it's a GREAT book and one of the best of the numbered DS9 novels.
     
  11. borgboy

    borgboy Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, that's right, and it's a good read too. One of the best pre relaunch novels imo.
     
  12. Christopher

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    It gets some of the technical/worldbuilding details wrong too, like giving the station a 28-hour day instead of 26 (which seems like quibbling, but timing is very important to the story) or assuming there's a door on the ops turbolift. But yeah, it's a hell of a good book.
     
  13. DonIago

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    Heh heh...I remember being a bit confused by the "door to the Ops turbolift" part., and I think I ultimately rationalized it by thinking that if a lift isn't actually on the Ops level then there's a horizontal door to block off the shaft.

    I'd say while there's definitely things that are a bit off given what the series ultimately shows us, there's nothing that can't be overlooked IIRC. It would have made an amazing episode (probably a two-parter), sort of a DS9 version of "Year of Hell", and under the circumstances the Reset Button would have been less controversial as well.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That whole thing where Square Deal Djonreel docks at the station is pure comedy gold.

    Kira (very hungover): Major Kira, deep space nine.
    Dax (obviously in on the joke): Docking here with us is fine.
    O'Brien: Long as you don't moan and whine.
    Kira (so pissed that she doesn't even realize she's rhyming): Would you two stay off this official line?

    :guffaw:
     
  15. Christopher

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    The thing is, what we saw in the show was that when the turbolift descended, its top surface just sort of seemed to stop at deck level and cap off the shaft. So that must've been some kind of cap that the top of the lift car sort of plugged into when it arrived, and that was left behind when it descended.
     
  16. DonIago

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    I suppose that's a good point, though one could argue that that "cap" isn't the entire top of the lift car but only an upper portion of it. :p
     
  17. Christopher

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    Well, no, it's not like I meant it's the whole roof assembly, just some sort of top plate for it. Something like a manhole cover, but designed to mate smoothly with the top of the car.
     
  18. DonIago

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    Ah, okay. It's clearly an odd design in any case (and obviously influenced by out-of-universe considerations).
     
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    After the tragic Pulaski Incident. :p
     
  20. DonIago

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    So tragic everyone repressed their memories of her ever having existed!