Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within (ebook) review thread

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  1. Thrawn

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    It's available tomorrow. Comments here!

    For the only 24th century main-continuity material we're getting for just about a whole year, I'm perhaps unreasonably excited about this...
     
  2. nickyboy

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    I read Ex Machina over the weekend, I really enjoyed it. I think I will jump aboard for this one now that I have a nice shiny Ipad 2 to read it on!.
     
  3. Herbert

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    Pleased to see a new novel dealing with the Talarians.
     
  4. JD

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    Since it's only 6 bucks I might go ahead and pick it up...uh, download it.
     
  5. DarkHorizon

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    Bought my copy via iTunes this morning. Looking forward to reading it tonight.
     
  6. PKS8304

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    I pre-ordered this weekend, waiting for it to download onto my nook, :)
     
  7. Thrawn

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    Someone remind me, is this before or after IFM?
     
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    The story is set before Indistinguishable from Magic, in very late 2382.
     
  9. Thrawn

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    Thanks.
     
  10. Astraea

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    Despite not owning an e-reader, I want to buy this. I know that I can download Nook or Kindle apps for PC that will allow me to read e-books on my computer. Is there any difference in the formatting/layout, or any other reason, to purchase the Nook version over the Kindle (or vice versa)?
     
  11. PKS8304

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    I'm on Chapter 3 and Im absolutely loving it! Its like Im watching an episode of Next Generation, hats of Mr. Bennett!
     
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    Great book. Love how Chen is coming along.
     
  13. TerraUnam

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    Great book. Love how Chen is coming along.
     
  14. ronny

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    Bought it a couple weeks ago and woke up this morning to find it had downloaded to my kindle. I don't know if this or the Vanguard 4 novella collection is going to be next on my ST reading list, and probably won't get to those until I'm back from vacation in Cabo. I always take a bunch of books I know I don't need to keep and drop them off at the lending library as I read them by the pool, it helps clearing off the book shelves a little. And I keep the ST books so I don't read those down there...
     
  15. Mage

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    Question: I have a Samsung Galaxy S, which has an e-reader on it. It says something about ePub. Is ths available in ePub, and if so, where?
     
  16. Defcon

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    If I'm not mistaken pretty much every eBook seller except Amazon, which has its own format, is selling epubs, since it its the industry standard.

    But I've a Kindle, so no idea which eBook sellers sell Star Trek eBooks to the Netherlands, sorry.
     
  17. Mage

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    Really? Didn't know that. :D I'll look into it.
     
  18. ATimson

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    If all you care about is the content, both programs will work fine for most novels. (If there's any maps or other images, though, the Nook version will have higher-quality versions.)

    But while I don't know if this applies to "The Struggle Within" in particular, the Nook version will allow for prettier formatting, custom fonts*, etc. that the Kindle version can't have.

    * I'd bet that it does have custom fonts, simply because that's something S&S has become fond of over the last few months.
     
  19. PKS8304

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    Finished it last night, excellent addition to the Typhon Pact story and on its own a very enjoyable read. As I said before it was like I sat down to an episode of the series.
    Nice character development on some of the newer characters as well as the original.
    If I have one negative thing to say, and its not really a bad thing, I waited for Geordi to show up but no La Forge this time around.
    Oh well, I still have to read Indistinguishable From Magic and it looks like he is in that plenty lol
    Highly recommend this!!!
     
  20. Christopher

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    I didn't have a role for Geordi in this story. And as you say, he'd just been heavily featured in Indistinguishable from Magic.
     

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