Spoilers TNG: Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman Review Thread

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  1. Spocky8492

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    I don't remember it in details but I remember that I liked it. I remember also that I regretted that I didn't read the Stargazer books and Reunion before, because I didn't understood all the references.
     
  2. Sto-Vo-Kory

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    I finished this book about two weeks ago.

    A fairly average story. The Stargazer crew cameos were nice to have, but didn't add much fuel to the larger story. I like the opening scenes that explained how Picard's genetic material ended up in Romulan hands for the Nemesis film, but the "repercussions" from that film were handled much better in the Titan series launch than here.

    The Beverly/Jean-Luc romance was rather clumsy and felt a tad out-of-character during much of its resolution. I suppose I was just expecting more steak for all of the sizzle of the build-up. Friedman did a satisfactory job of summarizing their long history but failed to offer a fitting or deserved conclusion.

    I should also echo other posts in this thread with the completely unnecessary Worf/Geordi "B" story. They literally went nowhere with their scheme.

    [Death in Winter Drinking Game: take a drink every time the word "obviously" is used, down a shot every time you read the word "unfortunately." Guaranteed intoxication by page 50.]

    I'm now on to Resistance by J. M. Dillard.
     
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    Re: TNG: Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman Review Thread (Spoile

    Probably a reference to Picard's TV-era uniform on that cover.
     
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    Sorry, I can´t see any TV-era uniforms, neither on Beverly, nor on Picard. The uniforms are hardly recognizable.
     
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    ^You can tell it's a TV-era uniform by the collar -- a black Mandarin collar with red edging, of a piece with the black material of the shoulders. The movie-era version would have a solid red, straight-topped collar that was part of an undershirt worn beneath a separate outer tunic with gray shoulders.
     
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    What I love about the book is that it put Picard and Chrusher together, which I had wanted for years. It is an average book, but the resulting story lines coming out of the book were exciting for me.
     
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    If you say so. You know what they say about Vorta: good hearing, weak eyesight. ;)

    I have also found another design of that novel with Picard wearing something else. I don´t know which of the drafts they finally took, though. I don´t have my copy with me.

    http://www.startrekromane.de/romane/star_trek_-_the_next_generation/tod_im_winter.html
     
  11. Mizrach

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    A good book about politics and love, but you need to read "Reunion" before, for catching all the references.
    I didn't understand the subplot of ENT-E with Geordy, Worf and especially the appearance of Janeway. Anyone?
    The best part is the state of the Romulan Empire post-Nemesys. I'm curious about future development.
    Overall this is an "average" book, but it's also the first from MJ Friedman that satisfied me.
     
  12. Alwaystrekkin

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    I read it about a year ago and liked it, should probably read it again sometime in the next year or so.
     
  13. DGCatAniSiri

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    Really a disappointing start for post-Nemesis TNG. The things that stick are Sela being involved, Greyhorse being there too, Worf and Geordi being confined to the Enterprise, and Crusher and Picard finally getting together, and nothing about this book sticks for me, not about plot or character motivations.

    Average is right, it's not good, it's not bad, it's just there, at least for me. And, hell, the end result is enough that one could go from watching Nemesis to reading Resistance with no trouble whatsoever - this book could be skipped over entirely with nothing of value really being lost in the process.