Spoilers TNG: Before Dishonor by Peter David Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Defcon, Aug 31, 2014.

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Rate Before Dishonor

  1. Outstanding

    4 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Above Average

    11 vote(s)
    18.3%
  3. Average

    12 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Below Average

    12 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Poor

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  1. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    Well, that's New Frontier.......
     
  2. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    Don't forget the time David revealed Nechayev as an alien double-agent in a book set before Destiny but written after it. That was one that stood out to me. :p
     
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  3. The Grim Ghost

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    I voted poor. Resistance was bad in a forgettable kind of way. Before Dishonor was just flat out bad and sums up everything I dislike about David as a writer. Those two books in particular were what led to me eventually stopping with Treklit altogether.
     
  4. tenmei

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    I think this was the first book in the attempted TNG Relaunch that I actually enjoyed - and unfortunately led to the departure of several of the interesting new characters that we'd not really had the chance to develop, and which were more interesting than many of the characters that came after. It was interesting to see characters actually refuse to accept ambiguous orders and follow those of someone higher up.
     
  5. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Given that pretty much everyone will admit that BD is an atypical read among the books in that particular continuity, it seems silly to allow that to influence whether you read others.

    Resistance at least was, as you said, bad but forgettable.
     
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  6. The Grim Ghost

    The Grim Ghost Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well I'd been reading for years and was getting kind of burned out anyway. BD pushed me over the edge. The ongoing Borg story back then wasn't great for me, I think the last thing I read was Destiny which was cool but I'd had more than enough Borg at that point. I've started looking at the Lit board again recently, so maybe I'll get back into it again.
     
  7. Idran

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    I have to admit, giving up Treklit after Destiny because you'd had enough of the Borg is kind of like giving up TNG after Season 2 because you'd had enough of Pulaski. :p

    I'd definitely recommend a return if that was the main cause of burnout. They're outright gone for good, not even a feint towards a reversal in the decade since.
     
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  8. The Grim Ghost

    The Grim Ghost Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah I realize that the Borg are over in the Lit-verse after Destiny. I was just kind of burned out on Star Trek in general for a few years. I'll likely try some of the done in one TOS books again at the least. The ongoing TNG/DS9/VOY stuff is probably pretty much done for me though. Everyone has changed so much and there are tons of new characters I have little interest in at this point. If they ever get back to doing done in one TNG books set during the series I'll definitely jump on that.

    Or something self contained like Vanguard which I loved.
     
  9. JD

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    If you liked Vanguard there is Seekers now. I think it's more standalone planet of the week stories rather than the big arc of Vanguard, but it is by the same writers and focuses on some of it's supporting characters.