TTN: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Jul 21, 2012.

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Rate Fallen Gods.

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  1. fleetcaptain

    fleetcaptain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The book should be out by Thursday night or Friday depending on your Barnes & Noble stores of couurse. Usually mine has it out by Thursday evening. I'm really hoping Pava stays aboard Titan since I have always liked her character since she was in the Starfleet Academy comics before Titan was created. I still think her character can be seen more.
     
  2. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I plan on getting this book to find out what's happening with the Andorians and since I like the Titan series I'm curious about the mystery mentioned in the official synopsis for this book..I want to read the Titan latest novel.Even if I didn't care for Sieze the fire last year.I want to know what's going on with the storylines with Titan's crewmembers.
     
  3. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Captain Captain

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    Mangels and Martin co-wrote the first two books in the series, but of the subsequent novels only the most recent was written by Martin. Mack, Bennett, Swallow and Thorne have written the others.
     
  4. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ Mr. Mack hasn't written a Titan novel yet, AFAIK.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    The Destiny trilogy was an integral part of the Titan series as well as the TNG series.
     
  6. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Indeed, once again Thrawn's mighty chart proves useful.
     
  7. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    I just wish Mack would write more notes. I loved the Vanguard notes.

    Also i want a Kazon on the Titan.
     
  8. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I like notes as well. I've already prepared for my future Titan reading by writing a little program that combines my already-purchased ebooks with the annotations Christopher has written for his two installments, adding them as endnotes to each chapter and hotlinking a note whenever I can match up a quoted phrase to the text with reasonable confidence using Levenshtein techniques.
     
  9. Christopher

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    ^I'm not sure that's the best way to go about it. Some of my annotations contain spoilers for things that happen later in the book. I recommend reading them after the book.
     
  10. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, I should have added that your website warns against spoilers in annotations :). But even if I read them only after the main text, it's going to be more fun/convenient to be able to flip through the text again looking for hotlinks to click, or for the unlinked notes at least to have then right next to each chapter. I did add hotlinks to the start of each notes section to skip over them to the beginning of the next chapter.

    (The EPUB format is really just HTML under the hood, roughly speaking.)
     
  11. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Anxiously awaiting this to drop on my Kindle Fire come Tuesday. :drool::drool::drool::drool:

    Because, as regulars may know, I loves me some Titan.
     
  12. MatthiasRussell

    MatthiasRussell Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I want the Krenim to wipe the Kazon out of existence.
     
  13. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    Oh come don't hate the poor space gypsies.
     
  14. Thrawn

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    The books have done a tremendous job lately of taking stereotypical or one-note alien races from the shows and fleshing them out. I wouldn't mind seeing a novel take on the Kazon. (Novel... do you get it!? HAHA I'm so clever.)
     
  15. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ FUTURE WRITER!
     
  16. Mage

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    I think I'm one of the few people he liked the concept behind the Kazon (the entire streetgang-inspired thing). It wasn't perfectly fleshed out, but I still liked them. So yeah, a novel where the Kazon feature a bit more prominent could be quite nice. Who knows, with Voyager back in the DQ....
     
  17. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It just wasn't ever really credible that they they're organized enough for spacefaring, but then you have the Pakled ...
     
  18. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    In the case of the Kazon, it was explained that they stole their starfaring technology from their former rulers/enslavers, the Trabe.
     
  19. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes, I realize they didn't develop the technology, but even keeping it running adequately seems like a tall order.
     
  20. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    They probably had Trabe slaves for that, they were just offscreen.