TOS: The Rings of Time by Greg Cox Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jan 12, 2012.

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Rate The Rings of Time.

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  2. Above Average

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  1. danielsf

    danielsf Ensign Red Shirt

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    I've just ordered a copy from Amazon uk, I'm so looking forward to it coming :D
     
  2. BillJ

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    Found a copy at the Barnes and Noble at Newport on the Levee today. First Trek book I've actually been looking forward to in a while...

    Don't let me down Greg! ;)
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Here's hoping you aren't disappointed!
     
  4. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Found one at B+N in Rochester, MI. Still feel somewhat treasonous shopping at that place as my wife was an 18 year employee at Borders.
     
  5. 2of1million

    2of1million Captain Captain

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    I'll be buying my (e-book) copy on Tuesday when it comes out. Looking forward to it!;)
     
  6. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Was up last night till 1:00 AM reading it. Not to get spoilery, but I figured out the minor revelation about the stowaway (but not the major one).

    Is it just me or did the Enterprise on the cover look somewhat "generic"? As if the artist couldn't decide on "classic", "refit" or "JJverse" and kind of went with all three.
     
  7. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Picking this one up on Tuesday for my Nook. Love time travel / bending adventures. Have high hopes for this one.


    You know, I can see that. Smart marketing move if that were the case.
     
  8. shanejayell

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    It's on my list to get, certainly. :D
     
  9. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    I've had the book less than thirty hours, and I'm already past the halfway point. Very compelling story.

    . . . time marches on . . .

    Wow. What a ride! That was the fastest I've chewed through 370 pages in a long time.
     
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  10. Ronald Held

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    Waiting for Amazon to ship my copy.
     
  11. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Captain Captain

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    Got a copy!

    I like it: interesting exploration of Trek history and a reconciliation with our present, nice to see the solar system in the Trekverse, good to see the TOS crew in their prime.
     
  12. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Woohoo, it just downloaded to my kindle, promise to vote on when done.
     
  13. Ronald Held

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    Mine is on the way, maybe here to start reading it in Saturday.
     
  14. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Up to chapter thirteen, so far I'm liking where this is going. A few things caught me, some names I shall not mention got my attention.
     
  15. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Only about half way through so far, but I'm enjoying it:)
     
  16. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Finished it at lunch today. I thought it was a good book, but I had an idea about
    two of the characters as soon as they were introduced. To me, I just knew that they were either related in some way or that was the same person who belonged to a long lived species or a time traveler. - Not entirely correct though

    I'd recommend it:bolian:
     
  17. ncc71877

    ncc71877 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I got this today, can't wait till I have some real free time to read it!

    I love me some new Cox, especially new Trek Cox...

    ncc71877:vulcan:
     
  18. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just broke the 4.00 barrier in the ranking, too :).
     
  19. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Enjoyed it, for the most part! Greg Cox can definitely spin a good yarn. Here's my review.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Nice review. When I read the book in manuscript, I did the same thing you did -- as per Quantum Leap, Stargate, and other shows with "body-switching," I visualized Kirk when it was Kirk inside Col. Christopher (unless the scene was from another character's POV), and vice-versa. My mental casting choice for Shaun Christopher was Ben Browder.