Spoilers VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Aug 20, 2012.

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Rate The Eternal Tide.

  1. Outstanding

    84 vote(s)
    47.7%
  2. Above Average

    55 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Average

    29 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. Below Average

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. Poor

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I just wish people would read the book before being happy she's back. I mean, I'm sure Kirsten did a great job, but she deserves to be praised for what she actually wrote; and how it happened, what it means to the characters and the world, is surely more important than just whether or not it happened. Praising the event in the abstract rather than the actual story it happened in just seems superficial to me -- as superficial as condemning something as "like fanfiction" just because you read two brief sentences about it in a BBS thread. Positive or negative, Kirsten's work deserves to be judged for what it actually contains, not just for some hearsay someone read about a single part of it.
     
  2. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We can't have both kinds of praise?

    Pre-reading the book: PRAISE KIRSTEN, SHE HAS RETURNED THE JANEWAY!

    Post-reading the book: PRAISE KIRSTEN, HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHAT IT MEANS WAS FASCINATING AND WONDERFUL!
     
  3. Therin of Andor

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  4. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't even realize there were two threads. Isn't that other one the one for no spoilers? Seems to be rather spoiled already.
     
  5. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    In the meantime, a little question regarding pricing...... This book has just been released for ordering on bol.com, and the price has gone from the usual 7,99 euro to 10.99 euro.
    Have Pocket Books raised the price on all new Trek releases, or is it just this single novel?
     
  6. zarkon

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  7. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Hm.... Could have something to do with taxes in the Netherlands going up a bit soon, and some shops are already working in pricing so people can get used to it a bit.
     
  8. Tirius

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    I picked up mine at a store in Utrecht for 8,95 last friday, so I'd assume it's just bol.
     
  9. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Sadly, there are no stores close-by that carry Trek novels. I did email bol.com, to ask why they suddenly increased the price. Two days before the release it was still at 7,99.

    And I'm really bummed out now that you bought it in Utrecht, since my girlfriend was there just yesterday, she could have picked it up for me!!
     
  10. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    There are three current "The Eternal Tide" threads: one in VOY and two in TrekLit.
     
  11. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh I know all about the VOY forum one..
     
  12. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    Exactly!
     
  13. Shane Houston

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  14. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Enough about Janeway already - onto the IMPORTANT stuff :

    Are the Federation starfighters featured in this novel ?
     
  15. Brit

    Brit Captain Captain

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    Well so far I've only read the last two pages and the first twenty, but Tom has already got his hands on one.
     
  16. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Why would you read the last two pages????
     
  17. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :lol:

    Where have you been the last few years?
     
  18. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    It was a sarcastic post. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    Just dropping in to say a big FUCK YOU to Star Trek Books Community on Facebook for spoiling the end in a newsfeed update. Unliked.
     
  20. shanejayell

    shanejayell Captain Captain

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    Huh? What did they do now?