TNG: The Body Electric by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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  1. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Closing out the year is the final chapter in the Cold Equations trilogy penned by David Mack, The Body Electric (Bradbury or Whitman?). This one promises the return of one Wesley Crusher, continuing the trilogy's work to catch us up on some of the TNG characters we haven't seen in action in a while.

    '... We have engaged the Blurb':

    Sadly no excerpt on the book's Simon & Schuster page at this time.
     
  2. Patrick O'Brien

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    Looking forward to this one:bolian:
     
  3. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

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    More Whitman, but also Peart. :)
     
  4. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    This one certainly has the oddest title of any Trek book ever I think, with the exception of How Much For Just The Planet. :D

    Looking forward to it though, since I feel this one
    might finally have Picard deciding on retiring, after the omens in the last two books, and even some little hints in earlier novels, where Picard was wondering about family life and safety on a starship.
     
  5. zarkon

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    Are we expecting the first copies to roll out to shelves before or after crimbo?

    I dunno, some of the Bantam ones were pretty out there

    Trek to Madworld
    Spock Must Die!
    Spock, Messiah!

    Something something seventies I guess
     
  6. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    Ah just cannot wayt tah get ma haynds on this one!
     
  7. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    This novel is certainly at thr top of the list of Startrek books I've been wanting to get and read sometimeafter it finally comes out in a few weeks.Now if only first data novel would come in the mail so I can start read this trilogy at long last.:techman:
     
  8. Ronald Held

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    Already ordered awaiting the download. I wonder who will die or be killed this time. Would we ever see the death of Flint?
     
  9. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Killing an immortal, how is a David Mack to resist? :p
     
  10. Eat-Da-Tribble

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    I want to know what happen with SPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just hope s/he won't die, so in the next book we will witness the fierce battle between Data and Worf to see who retains Spot's custody.

    I don't want to wait until the 26.

    O, please, I need spoilers... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Emh

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    I hope to get this book while I'm stateside for Christmas. I would hate having to wait for it to show up on base in Japan. They usually get Star Trek books two, three weeks after everyone else.
     
  12. rfmcdpei

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    Who do I think might die?

    It might well be Wesley. He's clearly an important character, not only to the plot but to the TNG crew, but not so important that he might not be disposed of. Meanwhile, Wesley is important to the family that Picard and Crusher are building up.

     
  13. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    <saves up popcorn to see the BBWC crowd fight it out and protest against the grossly unfair death of their beloved character>
     
  14. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Now that you mentioned it, I wouldn't be surprised if Wesley is killed, but I suspect he won't die.

    That being said, I do think someone of significance will die. First Jasminder Choudhury, then Esperanza Piñiero. I would be surprised if someone doesn't die in The Body Electric.

    I'm currently rereading Immortal Coil (I couldn't before the trilogy because my copy was on the other side of the world at the time) and I really hope Rhea McAdams shows up.
     
  15. JD

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    I'm torn on this one. He's been a fairly minor character in the franchise for a while now, so his death won't have a big effect on the specific storyline (althought it obviously will on the characters). So on one hand he'd been easy to kill since it won't have a huge effect on any of the ongoing stories, but at the same time that could be a good reason not to kill him off and kill someone who's a bigger player instead.
     
  16. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    There would be cause for a "player" who is big enough to affect storylines to be resurrected.
     
  17. Patrick O'Brien

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    I find it odd that the release date is December 26th. Why would they not want to get in on the Christmas hype?
     
  18. David Mack

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    ^ Because the production/release schedule for Star Trek books places each new book's on-sale date as the last Tuesday of each month. In this case, the last Tuesday of the month was Christmas Day, a federal holiday, so the release date was moved back to December 26.
     
  19. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    But December 26th is Boxing Day. That's the day after Christmas when everyone is supposed to get up really early to go shopping for those things they didn't get at Christmas.....Hey.....wait a minute......:techman:
     
  20. TerraUnam

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    Boxing Day is itself a statutory holiday here in Ontario. :vulcan:
     

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