Titan: Over a Torrent Sea Blurb (*SPOILERS*)

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  1. Julio Angel Ortiz

    Julio Angel Ortiz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    SPOILERS FOR DESTINY (probably)

    I found this on Amazon.com, and this appears to be worded like a true back cover text (as opposed to what was in the Catalog). Very interesting...

     
  2. Baerbel Haddrell

    Baerbel Haddrell Commodore Commodore

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    I agree. This should be very interesting also because I don`t think I have ever read a Star Trek book exploring a water world. I am very curious, also how the relationship between Riker and Deanna will develop after Destiny.
     
  3. Christopher

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    This is a pared-down and paraphrased version of the actual blurb. It looks like it's been rewritten by someone who hasn't actually read the book. I count three factual errors, one exaggeration, and one major omission.

    I will confirm that the first 28 words are correct -- 29 if you count "deep-space" as two. (The actual blurb has an additional seven words between that and "exploration.")


    We've seen aquatic planets in Deep Domain and Ice Trap, though nothing like this one. It's a type of planet that was only theorized four or five years ago.
     
  4. Marie1

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    ^ Well thats just great... -_-
     
  5. Turbo

    Turbo Anthro Hawk Premium Member

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    Yikes!

    Would this be Pocket's marketing department rewriting the blurb, perhaps? The length seems about in line with the paperback blurbs (correct and otherwise) in the Pocket Spring solicitations catalog that's been posted a few times.

    Whatever the blurb ends up being, though, I'm excited for this book, mainly due to the aquatic world.
     
  6. JD

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    This sounds pretty cool, even if there are errors in it. At least this sounds like it's a little bit closer than what we got in the catalog.
     
  7. Christopher

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    I'd guess it was someone at Amazon.com. I don't see any reason why Pocket's marketing department would want the blurb on Amazon to differ from the one they approved for the back cover of the actual book.
     
  8. BrotherBenny

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    I take it we're not ready for the actual blurb then?
     
  9. Chi'pok

    Chi'pok Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    a water world. cool. reminds me of the VGR episode about The Waters and Tom Paris... looking forward to it.
     
  10. GodThingFormerly

    GodThingFormerly A Different Kind of Asshole

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    Are you referring to "Ocean Planets" (Icarus PDF) as proposed by Alain Léger et al in 2003? :)

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  11. Christopher

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    Precisely.
     
  12. GodThingFormerly

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    Peachy! :cool:

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  13. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Screenwriter | Award-Winning Journalist Premium Member

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    Although, I've waned from Treklit in the last year, I'll pick this one up for two reasons:

    1) Christopher L. Bennett
    2) Christopher L. Bennett

    His books bring the exploration, the science fiction and the sense of wonder back to Trek. The last Titan outing by Christopher gave us all the things that I longed to see in ModTrek but hadn't. I've always felt that the Titan series, in general, was how TNG should have been-- deep-space exploration, a variety of aliens whose unique perspectives create the tension and conflict in the stories, and strange, new worlds and civilizations. Christopher's Trek books seem to have all those elements.
     
  14. Christopher

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    Aww, gee, I'm beside myself with embarrassment. :D
     
  15. Kaziarl

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    I've been unable to keep up with the books lately. No money to buy them and such. What is the cataclysm they mention from Destiny? I don't mind massive spoilers, they won't stop me from eventually owning and reading this book.
     
  16. William Leisner

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    The Borg kick the living crap out of the Federation and the Klingons, destroying dozens of planets and killing tens of billions of people before our heroes save the day. You know, a David Mack story...