TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Rate From History's Shadow.

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  1. Sho

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    After several 5YM novels and last month's look at the early years of the Federation we continue our backwards slide through history with Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow, due July 30th. In a narrative apparently split between the 20th and 23rd centuries we'll get a closer look at Gary Seven side-kick Roberta Lincoln and Captain Wainwright from DS9's Little Green Men.

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  2. Reanok

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    I ordered this book I can't wait to read this novel the story sounds like it's going to be really good!:cool::techman:
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    Awaiting its arrival. This has the potential to be a good story.
     
  4. toughlittleship

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    I actually thought the entire novel was set in the 20th century; I really find stories set during TOS off-putting for some reason. Do any of the other "Little Green Men" characters appear besides Wainwright? I really liked the general played by Charles Napier.
     
  5. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Well, as a certain other well-known extraterrestrial would say, I'm waiting "with a worm on my tongue."
     
  6. Ronald Held

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    Perhaps it will arrive before the LV Con.
     
  7. chrinFinity

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    Will this storyline conflict with Cox's rise and fall of Khan?
     
  8. Christopher

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    ^Or Assignment: Eternity?
     
  9. E-DUB

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    First reader to chime in. I enjoyed it muchly. It had the broad scope of Cox's "Khan" books, which Ward acknowledged he was going for. The portion set on the Enterprise was the weaker of the two, but it was a darn fine yarn nonetheless.

    I half expected Mulder and Scully to show up. :lol:

    Missed voting on the poll, but I'd say above average.
     
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  10. 2of1million

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    I just have to say that is one fantastic cover. :techman:
     
  11. E-DUB

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    Not really a spoiler to say that one alien whose presence on Earth we do know about didn't make an appearance. Of course we don't know that she was there in the 20th century, just the 19th.
     
  12. BillJ

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    Downloaded to my Kindle while I was asleep (now that's what I call shopping). Not sure if I'll have time to get any reading in today.
     
  13. timothy

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    My copy showed up on my nook this morning what a great way to start a day :)
     
  14. Defcon

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    Re: TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!

    [LEFT]Dayton has posted an entry for the book on his blog:

    http://daytonward.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/from-historys-shadow/
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  15. Ronald Held

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    Still awaiting mine to ship.....
     
  16. Reanok

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    waiting for my book to come in the mail son..Defcon thanks for posting the link to Dayton Ward's site that certainly was interesting reading about his ideas for writing this novel.
     
  17. bfollowell

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    Re: TOS: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!

    I always love Dayton's work and am looking forward to reading this one. This question is for anyone that's already read this one. I'm curious, does this novel build on any of Greg Cox's work from this timeframe where I should read those novels before starting this one? How about The Aliens Are Coming that Dayton mentioned on his blog, should I read that one before starting?

    Thanks.

    - Byron
     
  18. E-DUB

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    Ward's book is done "in the spirit" of the Cox works but you needn't have read the latter to fully appreciate the former. But you should do so in any case.
     
  19. Reanok

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    TrekCore has posted anew Interview with Dayton Ward about writing From History's shadow he also said he'd like to write some Tos and Enterprise novels too.
     
  20. BillJ

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    I thought this was a TOS novel? :p