*SPOILER QUESTION* for Greater than the Sum

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  1. Saratoga NX-3842

    Saratoga NX-3842 Supreme Overlord of the Universe

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    I've skimmed the book but haven't had the time to read it in depth.

    Any guesses as to what will Picard and Crusher name their baby? I'm guessing Jack or Renee
     
  2. Brynthe2

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    I also just picked it up this week, and have to admit that I'm notorious for reading the last 5-6 paragraphs of a book before starting the whole book. I could see them going with Renee.
     
  3. Trent Roman

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    No reason it can't be both; we French love our compound names. :)

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    If it's a girl. If it's a boy, it would be René.

    (I know which it is, but you'll have to wait to find that out.)
     
  5. Brynthe2

    Brynthe2 Commander Red Shirt

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    I had a feeling that was the correct spelling of his nephew's name, but decided to go with the original poster's spelling of it. For the record, I have a male cousin who's parents chose to spell his name Renee, so I don't assume anything when it comes to that spelling.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Has Beverly taken Picard's name, like she did in the AGT timeline?
     
  7. DGCatAniSiri

    DGCatAniSiri Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I believe it said shortly into the book that they decided to have both keep their pre-marriage last names, mainly to avoid confusion (like the 'Captain Picard?' 'Yes?' moment in All Good Things...).

    And after fifteen/sixteen years of their crewmates (and staff, in Crusher's case) referring to them in one way, likely their more comfortable with the names as they were.
     
  8. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    If they are lucky they will have twins and can use both names. :).


    Though
     
  9. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    If they have twins they can use both. :)

    I have a feeling though, that this baby will come at a very bad time. (During Destiny perhaps)
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Umm, GTTS ends less than a month after the baby's conceived, and Destiny picks up not long afterward. Quick quiz: how many months does a human pregnancy usually last?
     
  11. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Very funny Chris. How would I know when Destiny takes place? GTTS( I have posted a very positive review in the review thread) took place months after Before Dishonor AFAIK.
     
  12. Christopher

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    Well, the big TO BE CONTINUED IN DESTINY sign at the end of GTTS shoulda been a clue...
     
  13. Rabid Trekkie

    Rabid Trekkie Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Depends if the baby is born premature or not. My brother and sister (twins) were born about a month and a half premature so the nine month thing isn't set in stone.
     
  14. HappyDayRiot

    HappyDayRiot Commodore Commodore

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    Hey this is sci-fi anything can happen!

    For all we know the baby gets assimilated in the womb, is born instantly in a 'John Hurt in Alien' manner, kills half the galaxy and is called Queeg.

    Just saying. Of course, it can only happen if it makes a good story.
     
  15. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^^Yeah, but have you ever heard of a viable human baby being born six or seven months premature?
     
  16. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's the 24th Century, so why not?

    Obviously a 75 year old man can have a child with a roughly 56 year old woman whenever they want without any outside help (at least no medical intervention was mentioned in your book), so why shouldn't it be possibly that the human genom has evolved enough for a very premature child to survive in the future?
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Why are we even discussing this? That'll teach me to pose rhetorical questions on the Internet.
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    Why would it be a rhetorical question?
     
  19. HappyDayRiot

    HappyDayRiot Commodore Commodore

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    Having spent a year studying that area as part of a medicine, ethics and the law course, I am certainly aware of viability and premature births. As you (sort of)say, not very likely.

    But hey, the Borg might adapt. Or something. You're right this is stupid ;)
     
  20. Deano2099

    Deano2099 Commander Red Shirt

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    Do we know for sure the length of the Destiny time-frame yet though? (Well Chris has read it so we know it's less than 8 months now!)