TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic by McIntee Review Thread (Spoilers)

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Rate Indistinguishable From Magic

  1. Outstanding

    48 vote(s)
    27.7%
  2. Above Average

    67 vote(s)
    38.7%
  3. Average

    27 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. Below Average

    16 vote(s)
    9.2%
  5. Poor

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  1. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    That's interesting about Kat being Kang's granddaughter. I know the novel mentioned her family connections a few times, but I don't remember it ever saying who she was related to.
     
  2. Rosalind

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    ^ same here, I think at the time I wondered whether she was related to someone we know, but I didn't work out who.

    David, I laughed at the 'hot chocolate' line as well.
     
  3. Lonemagpie

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    It's probably cos it goes with the Klingon spelling - she's of the House of Qang, and Scotty mentions her grandfather a few times.

    Oh, now I remember that line!
     
  4. vegaslover62

    vegaslover62 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I like the Lord of the Rings reference in IFM: the Romulan ship Stormcrow. Stormcrow, aka Mithrandir, aka Gandalf the Grey, aka Gandalf the White.
     
  5. star trek

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    Whoa Lonemagpie is David McIntee!. I'm kinda new here but WOW! there are a lot of trek authors posting regularly here.

    Lovely book by the way. I just finished it. I must say though, a lot of the main characters in the book are not my favorites. Yet somehow I got through it. Excellent ending for one of the classic characters. I don't think there could have been a better send off for him.
     
  6. Sxottlan

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    Suffice it to say, I did not like this book.
     
  7. Graywand2

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    I thought it was okay, my only real complaint was that it "told" more than it "showed". It told me what was going on rather than showing me through details.

    -Gray
     
  8. Lonemagpie

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    Yeah, that was actually kind of prompted by the old FASA game referring to the Romulan D7s (Klingon ship) being called Stormbirds, and I thought therefore that Gandalf's nickname would fit as there was precedent...
     
  9. Lonemagpie

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    That's the Sith for you...
     
  10. Reanok

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    I just finished this novel it was an interesting story.
     
  11. Paris

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    I just wanted to add my two cents...I loved this book :techman:. Geordi on the Challenger is a story i've wanted to read for a long time, and I really dug this book. I would be there for each follow-up book with that awesome crew if they ever get another ship and get back together down the line. Thanks for the amazing contribution to treklit, Lonemagpie :hugegrin:
     
  12. Lonemagpie

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    Glad you liked it - I'd be up for putting the band back together....
     
  13. TenLubak

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    I read this book two weeks ago. It was a fun story, even if i didn"t understand much of the technical mumbo jumbo. Scotty crying as he was going to die made me sad, and the Vulcans from the Hera seemed a little off to me. Again the way they got back I didnt totally understand. Elements of going out of phase confused me again.

    Now Enterprise has 2 captains! LaForge and Picard. Well does he wear a yellow shirt with 4 dots? I guess so!

    Nice work to the writer on this one! It was enjoyable! And i was happy to pay 8 dollars to read it.
     
  14. rfmcdpei

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    I wanted to pop up and say one thing.

    Really? I like Varaan even better, then ...

    Ahem.

    Indistinguishable From Magic did great things for Geordi Laforge's characterization, giving him interesting things to do, the chance to develop more. It did the very same things for Sela. Congratulations: you've fleshed out for the novelverse one of the more interesting underdeveloped characters of the series quite well!

     
  15. Lonemagpie

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    I suppose he will

    That's my aim with it!
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    That was pretty much the plan - glad you liked it, and glad you liked the "casting"!
     
  17. pookha

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    wow, hope you do. with the exception of small quibble really enjoyed the book. going to lend it to a friend who used to read trek books to show there is still some good stuff. :)
     
  18. Valin

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    I voted "Above Average." I started the book yesterday, and finished it today. Very well-written; the characterizations of the various regulars and guests were spot on, and the new ones were pretty interesting, too. You had Geordi's and Scotty's "voices" just about perfect.

    One of the few flaws was it felt like two separate , but related novels, glued together. Sort of like in the past, when they would take two episodes of a TV show, put them together, and market the combo as a movie. But your quote above explains why it felt that way.
     
  19. Freman

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    When does this book take place? Is it after the Typhon Pact TNG book?
     
  20. Paris

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    Re: Star Trek: TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic Review Thread

    It starts around stardate 60074. So early 2383. It ends some months later. Typhon Pact was in 2382...
     

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