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

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Jul 21, 2013.

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Rate From History's Shadow.

  1. Outstanding

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. Above Average

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    40.0%
  3. Average

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    20.0%
  4. Below Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. Dick Whitman

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

    I am curious why you despise Gary Seven so much? Not a character I have strong feelings about one way or another.
     
  2. hbquikcomjamesl

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

    I finished it last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it (and I, for one, like Gary and Roberta.)
     
  3. Reanok

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

    Ditto I like reading books that include Gary seven and Roberta Lincoln stories.
     
  4. Ronald Held

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

    It seems to be improving which is uncorrelated to meeting the author at the LV con.
     
  5. Kertrats47

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

    Just posted my review. Enjoyed it for the most part. I would love to see a follow-up sometime!

    Also, I did an interview with Dayton Ward for TrekCore.com. It's a couple of weeks old now, but I think some of his answers were pretty cool. The interview was pre-Seekers announcement, so unfortunately he only teases it. If only the interview had been a couple of days later!
     
  6. JWolf

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

    I just finished reading From History's Shadow and I have to say that it is the best of the TOS books in 2013.
     
  7. Kertrats47

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    Agreed! And that is actually saying something, as I really enjoyed some of the others, including The Weight of Worlds and The Shocks of Adversity.
     
  8. BillJ

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    Finished it. Fun read. :techman:
     
  9. Santa Claws

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    Loved it... rated it "outstanding". But then again I'm a sucker for this type of "historical UFO conspiracy" story. I think Dayton mentioned in the acknowledgements that this was a "pet project"... I'm very glad he got to do it! :techman:

    Only one thing missing... I kept waiting for a Juliet Stuart cameo, but alas... ;)
     
  10. Killie

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

    Just posted my review here

    It was interesting to now look over other comments on here and unsurprisngly several people came to the same conclusions.
     
  11. Ronald Held

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

    I am not quite finished but it reads as Trek history versus a TOS novel. The TOS framing sections are not enough to recatagorize it.
     
  12. reech

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

    After reading this, I went back and read the first to 'Eugenics Wars' books - and enjoyed them much more this time round ;)
     
  13. Garrovick

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

    Just finished this one myself - definitely an "Outstanding" vote! I have to admit that I'm a bit of a sucker for Gary Seven/Roberta Lincoln stories - I still think it's a shame that TV series never got off the ground.

    But, I'd have enjoyed it regardless even if they had not been included. Very well done!
     
  14. Reanok

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

    Trek.Fm has a new Internet podcast with Dayton ward talking about writing From history's shadow.
     
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  16. Ronald Held

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

    Not certain this requires a spoiler button. Is it the case that the camcorder footage in the last chapter was that of Voyager?
     
  17. Santa Claws

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

    ^ Yes, from Future's End.

    (And yeah, it's a spoiler thread, so I would assume no button required.)
     
  18. trampledamage

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

    correct :)
     
  19. Reanok

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

    I voted Outstanding it's one of the best Tos novels I've read this year.:cool::techman:
     
  20. Dick Whitman

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

    I really liked this. My favorite part was the interrogation of Captain Christopher. That he did have vague memories of his time on the Enterprise.

    One part I was slightly disappointed in was the portrayal of Mestral. But that is mostly because I had completely different ideas of what happened to him. I think in the 60s he would have grown out his Vulcan bowl cut to more a mop top to conceal his ears. With his Vulcan mysticism he would have been a guru to the hippies.