Poll TOS #65 Windows On A Lost World By V.E. Mitchell Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by tomswift2002, Jan 3, 2018.

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  1. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    Published June 1993

    So I'm just about to start this book. For years the back cover write-up and the cover art have intrigued me, but I just never got around to reading the book. Hopefully it'll be good, as I wasn't too impressed with Mitchell's Atlantis Station or Imbalance books.
     
  2. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Sorry, I’m gonna start off saying that I didn’t like this one at all. YMMV, hopefully you’ll like it better than I did.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I kinda liked it, though it's weird as hell. I appreciate its attempt to delve into a truly alien way of thinking and looking at the universe. Mitchell was always good at that kind of worldbuilding, even though the aliens in Mitchell's books always seemed to be arthropods of one sort or another.
     
  4. 20fridge

    20fridge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I read this one a couple of years ago and thought it was pretty average as TOS novels go, and not bad average either. I liked the focus on Chekov (even if everything that happens to him his pretty darn strange) and I can't really recall any major negatives.
     
  5. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    A little weird for sure, but one I enjoyed. The new massive, spanning continuity is nice, but I enjoyed the old numbered books too. Most didn't work together (although sometimes they shared things), but there were some really fun stories in the sandbox there, and could go 'big' sometimes without too much worry about breaking things for the next book in the series.
     
  6. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I’ve been reading the book. The Djelinifer archaeologist is pretty tricky to read, since Mitchell gave her the ability to speak normal English but with structure that reminds me of the way blacks and other races would be written in older books from the 1910’s and 20’s.
     
  7. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

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    I love this one. I love the alien nature of the technology, of the creatures themselves, it's one of my favorite TOS Trek novels, right up there with "The Starship Trap," and "Shell Game."