TOS: That Which Divides by Dayton Ward Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Rate That Which Divides.

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  1. CaptainDonovin

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    Who handles the musical arrangements?
     
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    Geddy and Alex.
     
  5. Sho

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    I PM'ed Rosalind about it a couple of days back, but I guess she's out of town or so.
     
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    :ack:

    On second thought now you have me interrested...
     
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    Gives a new meaning to "Invisible Airwaves Crackle With Life" :lol:
     
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    My book has "magically" appeared. Time to start on it this weekend.
     
  9. Daddy Todd

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    A question for Dayton:

    In your Acknowledgements, you thank "Michael Richards" for providing the original story for That Which Survives. "Michael Richards" is, I believe, a pseudonym for D.C. Fontana. I'm kind of surprised you didn't unmask "Michael's" true identity in your acknowledgements. Why not?
     
  10. rfmcdpei

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    Liked. Nice revisiting of themes and civilizations and characters from TOS and an examination of first contact with the locals. A solid 8.
     
  11. zarkon

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    I thought it was pretty pedestrian. I didn't really get a feel of much tension even in the parts that felt like they should have been. There wasn't anything else in particular to dislike, but equally it's not something I'd read a second time.
     
  12. Ronald Held

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    I just got started. just all right so far.
     
  13. timothy

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    I love the books that are set in the original 5 year mission.
     
  14. shanejayell

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    Liked it, thought it was good.
     
  15. Kertrats47

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    Finished it the other day, and have posted my review of it. Not bad, but nothing really "grabbed" me as being stellar or excellent. Solid, a good read, but not exceptional.
     
  16. CaptainDonovin

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    Just starting chapter 14, like it so far.
     
  17. Ronald Held

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    Still at it , on chapter 23.
     
  18. Patrick O'Brien

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    I looked up Lt.Boma in Memory Alpha to help put a face to the name, and I noticed he has apperaed in two previous non-canon books(Dreadnought and Battlestations). Does his posting to the Huang Zhong jive with those two previous books? They have him listed as a civilian scientist not a Stafleet Lieutenant.
     
  19. ATimson

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    He was a lieutenant in the episode "The Galileo Seven"; Carey's books postulate that he left Starfleet afterwards.

    I haven't read That Which Divides, so I can't speak to how well it gels with Carey's accounts. My guess is "not very well", though.
     
  20. Christopher

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    I don't think they jibe at all. (Jive = nonsense or deceptive talk; jibe = agree or be in accord; gibe = mock or deride.) Dreadnought and Battlestations fit into the old '80s version of Trek novel continuity, which is very different from what the later shows and books have established.