TOS: Unspoken Truth by M. Wander Bonanno Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by nx1701g, Mar 25, 2010.

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Grade "Unspoken Truth"

  1. Excellent

    13.9%
  2. Above Average

    33.3%
  3. Average

    41.7%
  4. Below Average

    8.3%
  5. Poor

    2.8%
  1. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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    I picked this (and The Needs of the Many) up at Wal-Mart today...

    This is a discussion thread so spoilers are permitted. You have been warned.
     
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  2. JD

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    You got it already? Amazon is the webite I can find that has it off of pre-order.

    Have you started it yet?
     
  3. nx1701g

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    ^ Actually I haven't started it or TNOTM. I'm debating which to read first.
     
  4. nx1701g

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    Since I can't edit I decided to go with TNOTM first. Has anyone else picked this up?
     
  5. Agenda

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    Saavik calls Amanda "mother" in this. And then she marries her "brother"! Someone start the banjo twanging. :D
     
  6. ClayinCA

    ClayinCA Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    Not that this will make the slightest bit of difference to my enjoyment of the book (I'm really just idly curious), but am I right in thinking that the background for Saavik in this book and the one in Carolyn Clowes' excellent The Pandora Principle are contradictory?
     
  7. Defcon

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    From my interview with Margaret Wander Bonanno last year:

     
  8. Paris

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    I just got my copy last night (along with the STO tie-in) and I'm 2 chapters in. So far so good :techman:. I love that MWB has been a part of treklit again in these last few years. Thanks Margaret!
     
  9. ClayinCA

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    Oh, very cool - thanks!

    Either way, I've very much been looking forward to this book, as I've thoroughly enjoyed MWB's writing in general and her take on Vulcans in particular - but knowing she's taken the Clowes book into account as well is icing on the cake. :techman:
     
  10. seigezunt

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    I was just starting the DS9-R, but I may have to pause for a Bonnano-thon (a Bonanno split?), as this is now the second book of hers I am dying to read, after Burning Dreams. Especially because two recent books I've read by newer authors have been less than stellar (though I'm enjoying Avatar, and it was written bythe co-author of the limp Inception), and MWB has long been a favorite. She "gets" TOS.
     
  11. Thrawn

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    I haven't started Unspoken Truth yet, but I decided to read Pandora Principle first, and I just gotta say - anyone that hasn't read this one should order themselves a used copy PRONTO. This is just a thoroughly fantastic TOS novel, with brilliant characterization all around. I'm enjoying it much much more than I was expecting to.

    Unspoken Truth is up next.
     
  12. ClayinCA

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    Absolutely. It's one of my favorite TOS novels of all time, and one of the very few set during its period. The sequences of Spock (of all people!) effectively trying to be a parent to young Saavik are both hysterically funny and genuinely touching and poignant. Honestly, the depiction of Spock and Saavik's relationship is one of the reasons that I could never quite wrap my head around the idea that Saavik eventually became Spock's wife. Just didn't (and doesn't!) seem right to me.
     
  13. Thrawn

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    Yes.
     
  14. Reanok

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    Re: Star Trek: Unspoken Truth - Discussion (Spoilers)

    I really think The Pandora Principle is one of the best Tos novels that I've read recently. I just started Unspoken Truth and it definitely harks back to the flashbacks of Saavik as a child and her thoughts about Spock and Amanda and Sarek have been really interesting to see from her pov.Margaret does a nice job using elements from Carolyn Clowes novel.
     
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  15. seigezunt

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    Great. I'm never going to get to the Destiny trilogy at this point.
     
  16. Ronald Held

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    Mine supposed to come Friday.
     
  17. T'Ressa Dax

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    I loved Pandora Principle, though I haven't had a chance to read it in ages. So I'm hoping Unspoken Truth will be just as good.
     
  18. Man of Steel

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    Who wrote Pandora Principal also MWB?
     
  19. Thrawn

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    Carolyn Clowes. It's her only Trek book.
     
  20. BrotherBenny

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    I'm still, like JWolf, trying to find it in eBook ePub format.