TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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  1. David Mack

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    I'll just tell y'all right now: Anyone who hasn't read Jeff Lang's TNG novel Immortal Coil should get their hands on a copy ASAP and read it before diving into the Cold Equations trilogy. I do my best to recap the important details from IC in the trilogy, but the entire trilogy is a direct sequel to Immortal Coil.

    You have been duly advised. :)
     
  2. Deranged Nasat

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    Excellent!

    I know there have been several posters clamouring for a sequel to that one for some time. :) As for myself, I'm pleased by any story rich in continuity references, as I'm sure most everyone knows.
     
  3. Sho

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    I'm very curious to find out how the book's treatment of B-4 will compare to my thoughts on the matter ...
     
  4. WarsTrek1993

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    "Thanks for the advice!"-John McClane.
     
  5. Skywalker

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Good to know. I'll add Immortal Coil to my (already huge) list. I've been working on a huge "catch up on Treklit" project, so it's going to take me a while, but I promise I'll get to Cold Equations eventually! :lol:
     
  6. JD

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Please tell me Rhea McAdams comes back. I loved the character, and was really disappointing she hasn't come back.
     
  7. rfmcdpei

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    Oh, wow.

    Very good. Very very good.

    I wish I'd read Immortal Coil.

    So, has it been determined that Worf can never know enduring love? Ivanova's having better luck than him. Poor Choudhury.

     
  8. JD

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    That spoiler bit there doesn't sound good.
     
  9. Hugh Cambridge

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Thank you David for your advice :techman:
    I just ordered Immortal Coil to be able to read it before your book.
    And, if I may, is it only for this one or are there other books to consider reading before your next books ? (If so it will enable me to read/buy the needed books) :p
     
  10. David Mack

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    ^ Hugh — It'll help if you've read the Destiny trilogy and are generally familiar with the story developments in the Typhon Pact books.
     
  11. John Clark

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    Just ordered Immortal Coil myself. I'd missed a few until Destiny came out and have been (slowly) catching up with some of the older stuff too.

    I'm just wondering now whether to wait till all three are out and read them (and Immortal coil) in one go or as they come.
     
  12. Hugh Cambridge

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    Thanks David, in fact, I have read Destiny in2008 when they came out ... And enjoyed them a lot ;)
     
  13. tomswift2002

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    Just picked up my copy at Coles. It's already on the shelf.
     
  14. Reanok

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    This is a novel I definitely want to read .i can't wait to find out the rest of the story of what happens to B-4 after reading the sample chapter.:techman:It's story I've wnted to see in a novel for a long time.
     
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  15. Tom Riker

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    CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS ONE. Here's to the Resurrectoin of Commander Data. Captain Worf and FIrst Officer Data and Ambassador Picard. That's the future I want to see.
     
  16. Patrick O'Brien

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    Thanks for the info Dave:bolian: I am starting this book today and I hope to be done on the 30th, so i can dive right in:)
     
  17. Mage

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Will it be impossible to read this trilogy without Immortal Coil??
     
  18. Christopher

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Of course not, any more than it's impossible to watch "The Cage" without having seen the battle on Rigel VII. You're filled in on what you need to know. But Immortal Coil is certainly worth having as a companion piece to the trilogy.
     
  19. David Mack

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    ^ What Christopher said. You can read my Cold Equations trilogy without having read Immortal Coil, as I recap the important details in the text, but I think it will resonate more profoundly for those who have read Jeff's novel.
     
  20. JoeZhang

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    Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

    Without giving the game away, I'm interested to know why it's a sequel to that novel? Was it interest on your part or an editorial suggestion? Or did the current trilogy come first and then realised aspects fit and made it a sequel (if that makes sense)?