Spoilers TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Aug 18, 2013.

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Rate Revelation and Dust.

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  1. Sho

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    Star Trek: The Fall is a new five-book novel series set in the 24th century, featuring characters from both TNG and DS9 (and at least in an upcoming installment, the crew of the USS Titan as well). It kicks of with Revelation and Dust on August 27th, penned by David R. George III, and following up on his highly-acclaimed Plagues of Night / Raise the Dawn duology published in the first half of 2012. Basically, this one looks to provide the release fans of the elaborate 24th century continuity have been jonesing for all year :). As a further tidbit of note, the entire The Fall arc is said to take place in a 60-day timespan, which should literally make a for a refreshing change of pace over the course of so many books.

    Taking it to the blurb:

     
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  2. jpv2000

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    What book is the Titan crew to be in?
     
  3. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    James Swallow's
    The Poisoned Chalice, book 4 of 5, slated for November. Mr. Swallow of course also wrote Synthesis, the last Titan novel to be generally well-received (the two Michael A. Martin outings that followed received a lot of criticism on this board).
     
  4. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    I just hope that James can write his way out of the mess left by Martin such that everything that happened in Martin's two Titan books ends up never having happened.
     
  5. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd be ok with Swallow basically ignoring them.
     
  6. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Should arrive in about 5 days, can't wait to dig into this one. :D
     
  7. jpv2000

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    Thanks. I'm following the Titan series and loving it so far. Currently on Sword of Damocles with Destiny and Over a Torrent Sea and the rest to follow.
     
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  8. trampledamage

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    Ordered this from my library - looks really interesting.
     
  9. DS9forever

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    I've been looking forward to this; I don't really see where the DS9 novels are going, but this seems interesting. I wonder if we will get DS9-branded novels next year?
     
  10. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I really hope there will be more DS9 novels. They are the reason I started reading through trek literature, and the characters I care the most about. I do like these sort of large crossovers though, so I can't argue too much.

    As it is, it will be very hard not to skip ahead and pick up this book. I already know most of the spoilers from typhoon pact, but I'm still two novels to go on my reading binge. Hopefully preordering it from amazon will sustain me. ;;

    That and any spoilers that will crop up in this thread.
     
  11. CaptainDonovin

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    So cannot wait for this book, I think this is going to be a good set of novels.
     
  12. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Big time Niner, and I love the entire direction DS9 has been going in since the TP novels. But I'm not sure an actual DS9 series of novels would still work. So many new characters, a new location... Right now, I would love for DS9 to go the same route as the Aventine, guest appereances and the odd novel under a banner like with The Fall.
     
  13. BritishSeaPower

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    I just wish we'd get a book or two to fill in the gap years under a DS9 Banner and then move DS9 back to "Gust in Big Event" status.
     
  14. Shane Houston

    Shane Houston Commander Red Shirt

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    I just wish we had a Kirsten M. Beyer for DS9. Someone who loved and studied the show like she did for Voyager novels. I haven't recognized the DS9 characters since the Soul Key.
     
  15. Mage

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    Because the characters went through 5 years in between Soul Key and the TP pact novels. A lot happens to people in 5 years. I'm not the same man I was 5 years ago, most people aren't. To expect these characters to remain stationary and not change at all is unrealistic at best.

    And I love what Kirsten did with VOY, but if you look at how many of the characters' little mannerism are put in the novels by DRGIII (Odo's typical crossing of his arms and rubbing his chin for example) it's clear that this man understands and knows this people. The littl conversation between O'Brien and Nog, in RtD... it could hear Colm and Aron in my head, see Nog's grin on his face while he was trying to get under O'Brien's skin. Amazing.
     
  16. PKS8304

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    Heading on vacation but my local B and N has my copy reserved for me to pick up Tuesday when I get home. Can't wait!
     
  17. Christopher

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    Four years, actually. I think this misconception exists because Rough Beasts of Empire spans about a year and the rest of the books in the first TP miniseries take place toward the end of that year. So yeah, there are about five years between The Soul Key and, say, Zero Sum Game or Paths of Disharmony, but only four between TSK and the start of Rough Beasts of Empire, which is where we pick up the story of Sisko and the other DS9 characters.
     
  18. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    True enough, but the point remains the same. I've been through quite some stuff in the last 4-5 years, and am no longer the same person. So again, I fail to see why some people feel characters should remain the same. It's called 'character DEVELOPMENT' for a reason.
     
  19. Christopher

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    ^I don't think they object to the changes happening, they were just caught off-guard to see the end result without having been shown how they got there. One of the objections that used to be raised about Star Trek: The Motion Picture for a long time was that the characters were out of character, not the people we knew. Which always seemed odd to me, because that was the point of the movie -- that the characters had moved on in their lives and gone through changes that weren't necessarily for the better, and needed to come back together and gradually recover the rapport they'd once shared. But a lot of people were just thrown by seeing the characters suddenly acting so differently than they had before.
     
  20. Mage

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    I can understand that, that's it weird or unsettling to experience something like that. I just hope people can understand that if there's an uncle or cousin you haven't seen in years, it's not that weird for them to have changed. I hope they can accept the same is true for these characters.