TP: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, May 19, 2012.

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Rate Plagues of Night.

  1. Outstanding

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  2. Above Average

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  3. Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. Sci

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Excuse me. Proper grammar, please. That's U.S.S. ?.
     
  2. rahullak

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    U.S.S LOL
     
  3. WarsTrek1993

    WarsTrek1993 Captain Captain

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    U.S.S. Who-cares-? :techman:

    Back on topic:

    Hopefully, DS9 is still slightly intact...
     
  4. JD

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    If anyone really wants the answer to that question, I recommend you head over to the Raise the Dawn thread, it has been answered.
     
  5. timothy

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    Got book #2 today.
     
  6. JD

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Downloaded this and Raise the Dawn on my Nook this morning. I'm about about a page into this one so far, and couldn't be anymore excited to read these books.
     
  7. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Waited until Raise The Dawn was out to finish this one. Damn fine stuff. I loved the way he gathered and reframed the previous Typhon Pact novels - this is exactly the sense of narrative drive and interconnectedness I felt they were missing.

    Plus, this novel alone could've been four, with whole novels devoted to the Robinson and Enterprise missions, but I enjoy the pace TrekLit is moving at these days. I'm worried it's ultimately unsustainable, as major plot developments happen really quickly, but I couldn't be happier with the ride as it is now.

    I'm starting Raise The Dawn in 30 seconds. Man, what a cliffhanger.
     
  8. the_wildcard

    the_wildcard Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished this book myself and waiting to start on Raise the Dawn. Mr. George, terrific book sir. A book that finally puts together two of my most favorite crews.
     
  9. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Oh you just hold on.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    All these Raise the Dawn threads.... having to avoid spoilers until I eventually get mine delivered.... ughhhhh....
     
  11. Stoek

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    At 07:00 Central Daylight Time the TrekBBS member known as KingDaniel's head assploded. Cause of death was determined to be spoileravoidence coupled with gross anticipation. His loss is keenly felt by all. He will be missed.
     
  12. Kestrel

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    Places I like, it's just people - unless they're looong dead and/or mythical figures - I don't care for.

    Pfft, I won't be happy until I see Starfleet ships named Culture-style.

    U.S.S. Frank Exchange of Views
    U.S.S. Shoot Them Later
    U.S.S. So Much For Subtlety
    U.S.S. Of Course I Still Love You
    U.S.S. Poke It With a Stick
    U.S.S. Ucalegon


    And so on. :devil:
     
  13. Sci

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    Ah, see, I think that having ships named after fictitious individuals helps sell the idea of the Federation as its own community, with its own unique history and population. If we see ships named U.S.S. Soval, U.S.S. Sarek, U.S.S. Ra-ghoratreii, U.S.S. Jonathan Archer, etc., I think that goes a long way towards establishing a sense of an independent Federation identity.

    :bolian:
     
  14. Deranged Nasat

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    U.S.S The Gravitas Won't Be Here Until Tuesday
     
  15. King Daniel Beyond

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    I want to be buried with a copy of Raise the Dawn and an internet-enabled phone!:D
     
  16. Stoek

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    AAAAAHHHH! THE DEAD LIVE!!! AAAAHHHH!
     
  17. Sho

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Well, I knew Raise the Dawn reminded me of something ...
     
  18. Kestrel

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    Oh, your reasoning is completely sensible, I'm just quibbling about the aesthetics of the idea entirely. :ouch:

    :guffaw: YES! And I haven't even read any of Banks' work, I just know the "Gravitas" running joke
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    Re: Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

    Aaaaand now Amazon tells me I won't be getting "Raise the Dawn" by the SIXTEENTH of July as they'd hoped.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Deranged Nasat

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    ^ Same here. No word on when they'll have a new estimate. Gah!