Spoilers ENT: Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference by C.L. Bennett Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Aug 23, 2017.

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Rate Patterns of Interference

  1. Outstanding

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  2. Above Average

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    37.8%
  3. Average

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  4. Below Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. Willow

    Willow Captain Captain

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    And you have covered quite a bit in your series. Are you able to tell us if there will be another installment?
     
  2. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I hope there will be another Enterprise novel. The latest book is really good.
     
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  3. Ronald Held

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    I am waiting for enough time to pass, where Archer becomes Federation President. Lots of job security for Christopher if that happens.
     
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  4. Mage

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    Well that's just great. I pre-ordered this several weeks ago, together with Original Sin. I hadn''t shipped yet, and now suddenly my usual retailer is saying it's not available!! F*ck. Since I live in the Netherlands, bol.com is the easiest way for me to get these novels, but I'm really considering finding a different online seller.
     
  5. Christopher

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    By the way, folks, don't forget to rate and review the novel on Amazon, Goodreads, etc. The more reviews it gets, the more exposure it gets.
     
  6. Reanok

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    I voted out standing I finished reading this book last night. I really liked the storyline with the unusual planet with the intelligent alien trees. It reminded me of Diane Duane's
    alien trees in her book with Doctor McCoy was in Command of the Enterprise.When it comes to Trip and what happens to him in the book dealing with Post tramatic stress and the things he's dealt with being a spy for 11 years. I wonder how long it will be before he faces T'Pol again and all the fallout about Harris and Section 31 being exposed by Archer and Reed and Trip, [/SPOILER I certainly hope the book sells well enough so we can keep getting new Enterprise books for along time.
     
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  7. Klaus

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    ...very good, liked it a lot.
     
  8. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Uhura and Chekov are still alive in the 24th century working as Admirals in the Vulcan's soul series.
     
  9. Christopher

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    Already addressed. See post #33.
     
  10. Reanok

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    Christopher is your novel Patterns of Interference coming out as a an audio book .? I have a friend who wanted me to ask you . She really likes your Enterprise books. It's alot easier for her to listen to the Audio books than trying to read the small print it is hard for her to read the books. She really likes the Star trek audio books that have been coming out recently.
     
  11. Ronald Held

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    Just started. Seems like more rehashing then normal.
     
  12. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I haven't heard anything about an audiobook for this, and Amazon doesn't list one.
     
  13. Briet

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    Another great installment of the series. I especially liked the scene where Kelly and Tucker talks about intolerance and freedom, I found it quite moving. The Devna subplot has always been one of my favourites, and here she makes a really big step, but I fear that we are nearing the end of her story.

    And Maltuvis. It is frightening how relevant this topic is in too many countries, but even more so since in mine we have a man in power not to dissimilar to that egomaniac lizard. Well written though, it reminded me of the Animal Farm.

    Small things: Nice to see Malcolm getting some action finally ;); The grey uniforms the Essex crew was wearing is the one from Beyond?; Puntastic jokes; Trip's escape was a litte too convenient. How was that even possible?

    Gave it an Outstanding, and I really hope we get to see at least a few more sequels.
     
  14. Christopher

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    So do we. Remember, I wrote this book not long after the US presidential election.

    That's my intent, yes.

    Which escape?
    From Maltuvis's prison, from the Saurian troops after the shipwreck, or the final one from the Section 31 ship?
     
  15. Briet

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    ^The final one.
     
  16. Christopher

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    I guess the long-range transporter is a bit of a plot contrivance, but I tried to justify it as well as I could. It was established at the end of Live by the Code that Trip was working with Akharin (Flint) on a plan to defeat Section 31 and then fake his own death and disappear again if necessary. And we know from "Requiem for Methuselah" that Flint has access to some freakishly advanced technology, like the ability to shrink the Enterprise down to a tabletop model. His anachronistically advanced bioneural circuitry in books 3-4 was also an indication of that, and he mentioned in book 3 that he'd had contact with aliens, androids, and time travelers over the course of his life. So it's not out of the blue for Akharin to have access to that kind of technology, and we know that he and Tucker were planning this months in advance.

    As for the possibility of long-range transporters in general, we've seen numerous examples of interstellar transporters in Trek history. In TOS, the Metrons in "Arena," the Providers in "The Gamesters of Triskelion," the Aegis in "Assignment: Earth," and the Kalandans in "That Which Survives" all had them; DaiMon Bok had a long-range subspace transporter in TNG: "Bloodlines"; the Dominion used interstellar transporters in DS9: "The Jem'Hadar" and possibly elsewhere; the Nyrians in VGR: "Displaced" had a "translocator" with a range of over 10 light years; and there's transwarp beaming in the Kelvin movies, which could be identical to or derived from any of the others. There's also the Sikarian spatial trajector from VGR: "Prime Factors," though that was based on spatial folding rather than the usual transporter principle. Even Emory Erickson in ENT: "Daedalus" was working on an interstellar transporter as early as 2154, though his theory turned out to be a dead end. So there's abundant precedent for the technology existing, though I made sure to establish that this one was a unique, single-use device.
     
  17. Briet

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    ^Thank you for your in-depth answer. I didn't remember that there were so many instances. I guess it has been awhile since I really rewatched Star Trek. I always admired the attention to detail in your books.
     
  18. Nyotarules

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    Any plans for When Polly met Mikey aka The Meeting of T'Pol and the Landscape gardener?
     
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  19. Mage

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    Finally, my copy should arrive tomorrow. About time! Can't wait to get stuck in.
     
  20. Enterprise1701

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    Got my copy today from Barnes & Noble!