Vanguard First Time Reading Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JRoss, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. JRoss

    JRoss Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So I just read Harbinger. I'm planning to share my thoughts on the series in this thread.

    First impression is that this book definitely owes a lot to NuBSG, even though the stationary setting will invariably liken DS9 comparisons. Harbinger is grittier than anything we've ever seen in TOS, and there is even a Boomer analog.

    I like the humor, especially the bit with the poor Tellarite. I also liked the twist in the middle, definitely unexpected.
     
  2. Sho

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    Hm, any reason you can't reuse the (fairly recent) review threads like this one? :)
     
  3. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    My guess is that he didn't want to as this is a discussion board and there is actually nothing wrong with starting a new thread on a subject matter that has been discussed before.

    And I get accused by some of mini-modding!

    Anyway, JRoss, you're in for a really great treat with the Vanguard series!
     
  4. Sho

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    ^ I didn't mean to imply that there's anything wrong with it, although personally I indeed prefer communal review threads to The User XYZ Show (feels closer in spirit to a discussion board to me vs., say, a blog). I mostly figured he started a new thread on the assumption that any other thread on Harbinger would be really old and that "necroposting" would be anti-etiquette, but the last one is actually fairly recent (along with even newer threads for subsequent installments), so I just pointed that out.
     
  5. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    Is your name green on here and I just can't see it?
     
  6. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    If the admins don't mind, no worries.


    Looking forward to reading your thought. I love Vanguard, and just reading about this topic makes we want to pick up Harbinger again. :D:D
     
  7. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is yours? You certainly seem to have fairly strong opinions on what users are allowed to do. I was just trying to be helpful. :shrug:
     
  8. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    No mine isn't, nor would I want to be green. I certainly wouldn't say it's a strong opinion, just an opinion, nor was I telling anyone what to do, that was all you.

    If your type of helpfulness is an attempt to stifle conversation and get everyone to post in pre-exsisting threads, then so be it.

    Vanguard, what's the first book you've read or someother topic will be discussed from time to time and that's the nature of a discussion board.
     
  9. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ Fair enough, I'll try to control my orderliness impulse a little better ;). That said though, I wasn't telling anyone what to do, thought I made that pretty clear.
     
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  10. beamMe

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    You have a fantastic read ahead of you. That series is the best in written Trek you can find.
    It's better than Enterprise and Voyager combined (and I actually find a lot to like in both these shows).
     
  11. Drago-Kazov

    Drago-Kazov Fleet Captain

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    It also has great annotations.
     
  12. Judith Sisko

    Judith Sisko Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I envy you your first-time read. It's an awesome series and Harbinger probably is my favorite re-read. Please share your thoughts as you continue with the series. ::goes back to start reading it herself::

    ETA: Sho, it's common in the tv series' threads to have one or more "first time watchers" threads. This seems to be of the same nature. It'll be fun to do the series as a whole.
     
  13. Mage

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    I just realized... I've only read the last novel once. Should definatly re-read that one soon!
     

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