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.

  1. Outstanding

    29 vote(s)
    23.4%
  2. Above Average

    49 vote(s)
    39.5%
  3. Average

    29 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Below Average

    10 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. Poor

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That's good to know! I suppose its not super indicative of how well a book is doing then, but still nice to see it was at least charting for a bit based on release sales.
     
  2. jaime

    jaime Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have to vote poor as well I am afraid. Too many big time jumps and too much of a reboot pilot in which almost nothing of note actually happens in relation to the story's length. There just....isn't a story here. Now, once its Sat next to the next book which must theoretically take place in roughly the exact same timeframe, you might begin to get an A and B story tng/ds9 story. But this is the B story. And the C counting Kiras umpteenth bajoran history flashback com prophet virtual construct. Oh....and the sales brochure for the new ds9 got sadly dull quickly, especially how often people were stated as disliking the old one. The new one is a tad ugly for a start....even space dock doesn't have a logo that big.
     
  3. Mage

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    Little off-topic, but your Kira avatar is great!! Where did you find it?
     
  4. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's from the cover of the German translation of DS9: Unity:

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  5. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    ^^^^^
    Thanks for the quick reply, beautifull cover!
     
  6. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yep! I absolutely love the german covers. I actually made myself a bunch in photoshop, this is just the one I ended up liking the best.

    This is a good link to sort through some of them.
     
  7. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Does anybody where Ops (I think now called "the Hub") and the Plaza are on the new station? Does the "outdoors" section have a name?
     
  8. flandry84

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    Dear Jesus,please tell me that nobody is seriously considering this.
     
  9. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    I believe that the Hub is at the top of the station, where the rings come together.

    The Plaza is, I think, in the central core area.

    The "outdoors" section is called Nanietta Bacco Park.
     
  10. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And boom, you've just told 2/3 of the story of this book in 3 sentences.
     
  11. Sci

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    If that was your takeaway from the book, you were not paying attention.
     
  12. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Obviously we've been over this before, but I think you're inflating this particular book beyond its merits.
     
  13. Wally

    Wally Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    *meekly raises hand*
     
  14. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    I think he's right actually, there's more to this book then that.
     
  15. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Of course there is. But the rest of it could probably be summed up in another three sentences if you tried hard enough.
     
  16. Man of Steel

    Man of Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wonder why Germany gets better covers then us.
     
  17. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm loving the various storylines set up in the novel; The Poisoned Chalice seems to be "part two" (of a sort) to Revelation and Dust, but I'm really looking forward to seeing how the other three tie in. Odo has a subplot in RaD that seems it will be picked up in another of the novels.
     
  18. Sci

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    Any work of literature can be summed up in a few sentences if you "tried hard enough." This fact is utterly irrelevant to any given work's actual literary merits.
     
  19. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    True enough, but when this literary work's merits hardly surpass such a summation, it does not speak well of it.
     
  20. Sci

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    Fortunately, such a scenario does not apply to the superb character study that is Revelation and Dust. :bolian: