TOS: The Folded World by Jeff Mariotte Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Apr 20, 2013.

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Rate The Folded World.

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  2. Above Average

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  1. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Jeff Mariotte turns in his first Trek novel in almost a decade (Lost Era: Deny Thy Father saw release in December 2003) with this month's 5YM novel, The Folded World. I boldly suggest that its cover is even nicer than the one of Greg's! Official street date: April 30th.

    This review thread intro post is tightly surrounding and being held in place by the official blurb:

    Alas, no excerpt.
     
  2. JD

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    I've noticed that they seem to be releasing the covers, blurbs, exerpts, ect. a lot later than they used to.
     
  3. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sounds a bit like The Time Trap. Count me in!
     
  4. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    Nice cover art:bolian:
     
  5. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    For me that's the best ship cover since The Rings of Time.
     
  6. Ronald Held

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    Waiting for my copy to be delivered....
     
  7. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I just picked this one up tonight at B&N. i plan to wrap up "The Weight of Worlds" tonight, then start on this new one tomorrow.
     
  8. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Have other people gotten theirs? Rereading "Weight..." until this book appears.
     
  9. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Checked one B+N Friday and one tonight. Neither had.
     
  10. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I just started it last night. Only 3 or 4 chapters in, quite the different beginning for a trek novel. At first, I thought it was a misprint. lol. But i'm really getting into it, especially this new character Mariotte created.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Lots of ships on that cover! Here's the ones I can make out:

    - a Y-class freighter from ENT
    - a Vulcan ring ship (looks like Suurok-class)
    - another Constitution-class ship
    - a Romulan bird of prey from TOS
    - a DY-100
    - POSSIBLY an ENT-era Andorian starship (the one to the right of the Vulcan ship and below the Y-class freighter)
    - The only one I for sure can't make out is the one directly above the NCC-1701 saucer and below the other Connie.
     
  12. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    I think that one is the Xyrillian ship from Enterprise's "Unexpected."

    EDIT: It's pretty close, anyway:

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  13. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    I just found last week that Jeff Mariotte is going at this year's Phoenix Comic-Con. Sadly my chances of making it are pretty low at this point.
     
  14. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    B&N has been having a spat with S&S. So maybe B&N doesn't get as many copies or not as early.
     
  15. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    If it happens again, they'll hear about it. They're no longer a monopoly in the area.
     
  16. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I wonder whether all these ships are just cover art or will appear in the novel?
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    None of the B&N's near me had it so I had to get if from Amazon.com.
     
  18. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have just started it. So far it does not read as a TOS story.
     
  19. jla1987

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    Very fast paced and overall a good addition to Trek lit. Enjoyed the story :techman:
     
  20. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Generally enjoyable. Not the highlight of the year (so far), but pretty good!

    Here's my review.