Spoilers TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread

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  1. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    The latest eBook exclusive, by Rudy Josephs, who has so far only written some of the nuTrek Starfleet Academy novels.

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    Sounds like fun to me!
     
  2. Ronald Held

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    I see my downloaded copy. I will start this on Wednesday, time permitting.
     
  3. Defcon

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    One of them to be precise, plus one MU short story in Shards and Shadows before that.

    http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Rudy_Josephs
     
  4. Thrawn

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    Gotta admit, wasn't too impressed with this one. I don't think Q's character development fits particularly well with either Q&A (which should've at least been mentioned) or Kirsten's work with him in Eternal Tide, and even aside from that, I'm not sure the entire thing would be in character for Q in general.

    Picard and Crusher were written well, and it was nice to see them sort of have some fun, but I don't think this fits very well.
     
  5. Idran

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    It was mentioned in another thread, but the story here predates both of those; Picard and Crusher got married between Before Dishonor and Greater Than The Sum.
     
  6. Christopher

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    ^But Q & A was the book prior to Before Dishonor. So this story would fall in between Q & A and The Eternal Tide.
     
  7. Idran

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    Oh, so it was! I must've misremembered; my mistake. (And the mistake of whoever that other poster was in the other thread. :p)

    That is a pretty big miss then, yeah. I'd given it more credit because of what I thought was its timeline position, but that does bring it down a little in my eyes.
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    I haven't read this yet, but surely from Q's POV, there could have been centuries between Q&A, this, and TET?
     
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  9. Christopher

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    One more time: This story comes between Q&A and TET. Remember, Picard and Crusher got married between Before Dishonor and Greater Than the Sum. I should know, since I'm the one who decided to marry them off in the first place. When Margaret hired me to do GTTS, she told me to get Beverly pregnant (err, so to speak) and left it up to me to decide whether she and Picard actually married. I decided they would, and wondered whether I should portray their wedding in the book (which isn't something I would've been very good at, since I'd never been to a wedding at that point), but Margaret said to leave it out -- let the audience wonder about the details of the wedding so that she could do a short story about it a few years down the road. And that's what's now happened.

    Of course, Q can jump around through time, so there's no guarantee that he experienced the stories in the same order everyone else did...
     
  10. Markonian

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    Having read the book, I don't see any continuity issues or out-of-character aspects on Q's part. It was a thoroughly fun romp. I love the current novel/occasional e-book combo. The e-novellas feel positively episodic.
     
  11. King Daniel Beyond

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    Not what I said.
    Exactly what I said.
     
  12. Christopher

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    ^That may be what you meant, but it's not what the actual words you chose would convey to a reader. You listed it before the other two, so any reader would conclude you were placing it chronologically before them. We can only read your words, not your mind.
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    Ah, I see your meaning. Listing them in that order was a accidental. Thanks for the explanation.
     
  14. Gul Re'jal

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    I enjoyed it. It started slow, but then picked up, and I had fun reading it. It felt like an episode.

    I can understand the others' complaints about lack of Q's development, but to be honest I wasn't thinking about it at all, and all I was experiencing was Q from the show exactly how he should be. I could easily imagine de Lancie's voice saying all Q's lines.
     
  15. Stevil2001

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    Sometimes I wonder about you, Christopher.
     
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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    I have seen the ad for this book. I'll have to get it most urgently!
     
  17. Idran

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    I know you meant that jokingly, but that's not that odd, is it? I'm nearing 30 and I haven't been to one since I was like 8. And I can barely remember that one.
     
  18. Stevil2001

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    Really? Maybe it's because I have a lot of cousins and second cousins, but when I was a kid there was a family wedding every year or two, and then once I graduated college, there's been at least one friend or family wedding ever year, if not 3-4. Long Catholic weddings have been a fixture of my life as long as I can remember!
     
  19. Idran

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    I don't even know most my my cousins' names, let alone my second cousins, so that might be it. I don't really have any close family outside my immediate family, and whenever my friends have gotten married, it's been on the other side of the country.
     
  20. Stevil2001

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    Re: TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited by Rudy Josephs Review Thread (Splr

    Well, I don't know my second cousins' names, but I still got drug to their weddings! I suppose I can see how it happens, but it just struck me as really statistically unlikely that one could be in one's 30s and yet never go to a wedding.