Spoilers Section 31: Control by David Mack Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Mar 17, 2017.

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Rate Section 31: Control

  1. Outstanding

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    61.9%
  2. Above Average

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    31.0%
  3. Average

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  4. Below Average

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  1. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I doubt it, espescially now that the English versions are published by a different publisher. I guess nobody will stop the authors from making references, but I would be surprised if Prometheus would be handled differently than lets say IDW's comics for example.
     
  2. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Commodore Commodore

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    Just finished it. Holy shit! The final showdown was like a ride with the rollercoaster. An emotional up and down.

    (Voted outstanding of course)
     
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  3. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    Yes. That's what pulled it up to "Average" for me. That and the fact that it was slightly less bleak and dystopian than usual for a S31 story. I don't like dystopian. Which is probably why I like ST, and why I like Humanx Commonwealth.

    Typical S31 stories, whether prose or drama, are doing well if they get a "below average" out of me. Especially now, given that the mamzer in the White House imparts a "too close to home" quality to anything about S31.

    As to how I came to write a Borg origin fanfic, and a Salt Vampire fanfic, in spite of my loathing for both, well, they actually came about in part because of that loathing. Out of a desire to make some kind of sense out of them.

    But even if S31 hadn't just been explained, I wouldn't touch that origin with a 10-parsec pole.
     
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  4. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Commodore Commodore

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    Just to elaborate: first I wasn't sorry for Sarina, changed my opininion quickly just to feel sorry for her despite what she had done.
    She was already dead long before she finanally killed herself.
     
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  5. jaime

    jaime Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Killed in a naked torture scene. Even O'Brien feels sorry for her.
     
  6. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Commodore Commodore

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    Was there any reaction from O'Brien yet? Garak definately feels sorry. I'm looking forward to seeing if and how he is up to the task of being a nurse.
     
  7. Reanok

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    I've been wondering what's going to happen to Julian Bashir in upcoming Ds9 novels. I hope this will be a storyline in a book and how Garak handles the situation.
     
  8. Kilana2

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    There is a 'to be continued' implied on the last page without being printed..... At least that's what I hope.

    I also hope that there will be a reencounter with Data and Lal.
     
  9. jaime

    jaime Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You just want to imagine him in a wipe clean nurse outfit, and know that the world is doing the same ;)
     
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