Spoilers Coda: Book 1: Moments Asunder by Dayton Ward Review Thread

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Rate Coda: Book 1: Moments Asunder

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  1. ToddCam

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    There is a global supply chain crisis going on. I deal with procuring and distributing children's books for a literacy organization, and we have had a lot of trouble getting orders fulfilled for several months.
     
  2. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    My hope is that with this, possibly Sisko has a better story to be told than where he ended up!
     
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  3. Allyn Gibson

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    A copy of The Ashes of Tomorrow just landed on my desk. That's tonight sorted, then. :)
     
  4. DS9forever

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    I'm not sure what you mean?
     
  5. seigezunt

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    Just finished, and I enjoyed this quite a bit. I feel it slowed down a bit towards the end, and some of the protracted discussion of the various timelines felt very fourth wall to, almost like a thinly-veiled explanation about why the new TV continuity was making this necessary, kind of like the bridge scene in the 2009 film where the gang explain to us that this really is a new timeline. That said, I had a great time and look forward to the bloodshed and tragedy coming.

    As the odd man out who has only read a handful of the relaunch novels, I have to disagree and say that I appreciated all that in there. I mostly read TOS novels, and have never been able to get into the TNG-era fare. Closest I've gotten was reading the Time To series and Death in Winter and the Avatar books. But I couldn't put this one down, and enjoyed it considerably.

    I have felt overwhelmed about catching up with the relaunch books, but after deciding to just jump in with this trilogy because of its being of the moment, there are other novels I now know I want to cycle back to and read, like the DTI series and Destiny.

    I would have liked that, too. I will admit to getting a little teary-eyed when Strangers From The Sky is referenced.

    Seems like a golden opportunity for the novel line. Isn't that what the novels have always done?
     
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  6. JoeZhang

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    Any chance of a second thread being set up given the next book is out ?
     
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  7. Brefugee

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    Go on then. :ouch:
     
  8. JoeZhang

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    I would do it but I am worried I would bodge the set-up.
     
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  9. JoeZhang

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    OK I think I got it right.
     
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  10. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    I have never liked the path Sisko took in the novels. Making him just another starship captain made no sense. I've talked at length about it on Literary Treks but his story was just not well done and took away everything that made him stand out as a captain.
     
  11. Reanok

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    Enterprise rules I agree with you.I didn't like what happened to Siko either I was unhappy what was done to his character in the books after he returned from the wormhole after Unity.I think he should've still been a captain and stayed in starfleet.
     
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  12. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    I always thought he should have been the admiral over that sector, based on DS9. He'd proven himself in the Dominion War to be someone that can think on the level needed to be a good admiral. I also hated that they took away the Prophets from him and his role as the Emissary.
     
  13. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    I think the problem there is Sisko has clearly left Starfleet behind. It's the problem of wanting the Sisko dynamic when, of course, Sisko can't do that anymore. It's the same reason Worf is at tactical in Nemesis despite the fact he's an ambassador and left those ungrateful ninnies in Starfleet Command behind.

    Mind you, we all have our issues. I could never get behind Captain Dax because, as mentioned, I absolutely loved Ezri as a Counselor and liked how each Dax was different. In her case, she'd be the super counselor of all time.
     
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  14. VDCNI

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    Sisko coming back and living on Bajor was fine. Sisko as generic Starfleet captain was not. What's the point of making these kind of changes just to tell run of the mill stories.

    Similarly religious non Starfleet background Kira as Starfleet Captain was fascinating. Kira as Vedek out of the blue was not.
     
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  15. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    Yeah this is why, for Sisko to be back in SF, it needed to be as an admiral because it is the only think that makes sense to me.
     
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  16. Charles Phipps

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    To be fair, it seems Vedek Kira was something the showrunners wanted to do according to the documentary.
     
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  17. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

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    Finally finished! I don't think I have a lot to say about it tho. It was enjoyable to read because I always enjoy reading Treklit, but I didn't LOVE this book out loud or anything. Parts of it, very exciting! Lots of cool ideas...really expansive on the whole multiverse but like, not really knowing any parts of that multiverse made the stakes not feel that high. Many parts were a lot of technobabble. Sensible technobabble in context, but like, a lot of it. I was ready for people to die, but DAMN. I wasn't expecting Star Trek's answer to Infinity War.

    Super Sad Deaths:
    Taurik, Chen, Dax

    Not So Sad Deaths:
    Like everyone else. When Konya and Elfiki died I was more sad that they have never been really interesting characters outside of a few good scenes once in a while across how many books?

    Still can't believe its ending ;_;
     
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    Also, I mean...one of these guys HAS to mention a transporter clone at some point before its over, right?
     
  19. F. King Daniel

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    Or we riot.
     
  20. JoeZhang

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    It will turn out to be the ultimate bad guy!

    "you forgot about me so now I make the Universe forget about you!"
     
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