Spoilers DS9: Force and Motion by Jeffrey Lang Review Thread

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  1. Avro Arrow

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    Blurb:
    A thrilling original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation / Deep Space Nine!

    In 2367, Captain Benjamin Maxwell of the starship Phoenix ordered the destruction of a Cardassian warship and a supply vessel, killing more than six hundred crew members. Maxwell believed that the Cardassians were arming for a new attack on the Federation, and though history eventually proved he was probably correct, the Federation had no choice but to court martial and incarcerate him.

    Almost twenty years have passed, and now Maxwell is a free man, working as a maintenance engineer on the private science station Robert Hooke, home to crackpots, fringe researchers, and, possibly, something much darker and deadlier. Maxwell’s former crewmate, Chief Miles O’Brien, and O’Brien’s colleague, Lieutenant Commander Nog, have come for a visit. Unfortunately, history has proven that whenever O’Brien and Nog leave Deep Space 9 together, unpredictable forces are set into motion…

    About the Author:
    Jeffrey Lang has authored or coauthored several Star Trek novels and short stories, including Immortal Coil, Section 31: Abyss, The Left Hand of Destiny, “Foundlings” (in the anthology Prophecy and Change), and “Mirror Eyes” (with Heather Jarman, in the anthology Tales of the Dominion War). He lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with his partner Helen, his son Andrew, an irascible cat named Samuel and a fearful hamster named Scritchy.

    http://books.simonandschuster.biz/F...-Lang/Star-Trek-Deep-Space-Nine/9781501110733

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    Picked this up at Chapters tonight. Looking forward to reading it... hopefully this weekend! But I couldn't find a review thread up yet, so since the book is available, I took the liberty of setting one up. I hope I stuck to the correct format! Any issues, please let me know.
     
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  2. JD

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    This is a full length paperback novel? For some reason I could have sworn it was an e-book novella.
     
  3. Avro Arrow

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    ^ You know what's weird? For some reason I actually thought the same thing, until I saw it sitting on the shelf at the bookstore! :lol:
     
  4. Reanok

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    I pre ordered this book. This one of the books I've been waiting along time to finally get a chance to read. I really liked Captain Benjamin Maxwell. I'm glad Miles 'O Brien and Nog are having their own adventures again a Ds9 novel. It's going to be an interesting story.:beer:
     
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  5. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    Ah....so now we get to see whether Maxwell deserved more or less. ;)
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Are the Cardassians involved? Because you know they won't have forgotten Maxwell's crimes.

    Can't say I'd blame 'em, either.
     
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  7. Jeffrey_Lang

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    The Cardassians are noted, but not intimately involved in the story.
     
  8. Serin117

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    0/10 for not being out yet despite my running out of Expanse novels to digest.
    Looking forward to this one!
     
  9. Ronald Held

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    Awaiting my download......
     
  10. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    I just got my copy. I need to finish Christopher's latest Enterprise novel first, but once I do, i'll be jumping straight into this one :)
     
  11. Mage

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    Desperately waiting for the price to come down at my usual online retailer. For some reason, the prices there go up and down continuesly before the actual release, and you can sometimes pre-order for a very low price of 7 euro's. Somehow, however, this one is staying 10,50 euros
     
  12. JD

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    I was thinking maybe it had changed formats, but I just checked the first mention of it on Trek Collective and they do call it a novel, so I guess not.
     
  13. DS9forever

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    Rules of Accusation is the DS9 eBook, out in July.
     
  14. JD

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    That must be where I got the idea.
     
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  15. Ronald Held

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    Mine has appeared, starting tomorrow.
     
  16. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I thought the Setlik III massacre was just before TNG? Force and Motion has it taking place years earlier.
     
  17. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    I was under the impression that Setlik III took place in the mid Fifties. (I'm not sure where I got that idea, but Memory-Alpha seems to indicate sometime between 2347 and 2362ish)
     
  18. DS9forever

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    "The Slow Knife" gave the year as 2362.
     
  19. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    I don't think I've read that one yet. I'll have to go and see how/where I missed it:(

    Well, for me Force and Motion popped up this morning, so it's next on the list:)
     
  20. Idran

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    Yeah, DS9 had a reference to it as eight years ago in "Tribunal", which'd put it at 2362. The 2347 reference is from trying to work out O'Brien's service history: he joined Starfleet in 2345 at age 17 according to "Shadowplay" (or 2350 according to "Rules of Engagement"), we know the Rutledge was one of his first assignments, and according to "Paradise" it was Setlik III that got him moved from crewman to tactical officer there. And he's had at least a half-dozen or so according to "Broken Link", so it can't be that he was crewman on the Rutledge for ages until then and transferred to the Ent-D after a couple years at tactical there.

    Basically 2362 doesn't work with O'Brien's overall service history and where Setlik III worked in, but 2347/early 2350s doesn't work for the specific date given in "Tribunal", so it's up to whichever feels better individually. There's pros and cons for either.
     
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