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.

  1. Outstanding

    28 vote(s)
    34.6%
  2. Above Average

    35 vote(s)
    43.2%
  3. Average

    11 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. Below Average

    7 vote(s)
    8.6%
  5. Poor

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Ooh, Ben Browder, good choice! I went with the more boring option of (a slightly older) Roger Perry.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    To be honest, I often found myself visualizing Kirk even when he was in Shaun's body . . . .
     
  3. Ronald Held

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    no spoiler tag for that switching?
    Still awiting the USPS to deliver it.....
     
  4. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    Picked up the eBook. Hoping to start it this weekend, then will put up a review.
     
  5. Mysterio

    Mysterio Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Loved it....especially some of the names for the characters. I went back and watched Tomorrow is Yesterday this morning and saw a reference to a couple of these names.
     
  6. Valin

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    Same here. And to be honest it was the major revelation that made this book "above average" for me instead of "outstanding." I won't go onto my reasons here for spoilers sake, though.

    Still, the characterizations (for both the new ones and the "regulars") were very good. I would have read a novel about the Lewis and Clark crew, even without the Trek characters, I enjoyed their story so much.
     
  7. Ronald Held

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    I just started.
    According to the Chronology, the Saturn mission was launched earlier than 2020. Why was that done?
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    True, the Chronology (which was published way back in 1996) states that the mission was in 2009, but, well, that ship has sailed . . . .

    The actual TV episode, "Tomorrow is Yesterday," never specifies the date, which gave me some wiggle room to go for 2020 instead.

    So I have eight good years before this book is out-of-date! :)
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Jason O'Mara
     
  10. JWolf

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    I recently picked-up the ePub of Rings of Time. It's quite well made. I'll be starting sometime next week.
     
  11. CaptainDonovin

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    What, you don't think we'll launch a human to Saturn in 2020? :)

    There are a few i'd like to launch there now but that's another thread.
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Well, we can always hope!
     
  13. Ronald Held

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    Not at all Greg for a lot of Trek tech does not exist on this Earth.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    That was another reason for bumping the Saturn mission to 2020. It gave me a chance to push the technology slightly beyond modern-day NASA tech.
     
  15. Reanok

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    Great review I can't wait to read this book.
     
  16. Ronald Held

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    Greg, with impulse engines Trek are way advanced in propulsion, but seem to have the same tech in life support and sensors, EVA equipment.
    just got to the both swaps, so far so good.
     
  17. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    Over 50 eBook pages in and I'm loving it.
     
  18. JD

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    If anyone is interested TrekMovie has their review of the book up.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for posting that. I hadn't seen it yet.
     
  20. Sho

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    You've climbed to #3 in the ranking, Greg :).
     

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