Spoilers TOS: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Kilana2, Apr 15, 2016.

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  1. Enterprise1701

    Enterprise1701 Commodore Commodore

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    Dayton Ward's account shows that his last post on this board was in July 2010.
     
  2. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Get off my lawn.
     
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  3. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Oh My God! It's Dayton Ward!
     
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    Stand in front of a mirror and say his name three times...
     
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    This is one of my favorite things that's happened here in a really long time :lol:
     
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  7. Enterprise1701

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    Wow. I was not expecting anything to happen as a result of my post.
     
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  8. vegaslover62

    vegaslover62 Commander Red Shirt

    So you mean to tell me that Quark, Rom and Nog were inadvertently responsible for the creation of Section 31?
     
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  9. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Mind = blown.
     
  10. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Actually it's Cousin Gailas fault.

    Mind < blown now?
     
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  11. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Without Gaila, S31 would never exist. :wtf:

    So, what does that mean for the Kelvin timeline?
     
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  12. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Wibbley wobbley timey wimey... stuff.
     
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  13. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    I just finished this and I thought it was very good. One of the more enjoyable TOS books.
     
  14. Procutus

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    I don't know how I managed to miss seeing this last year, but found it about a month ago and finished reading it today. This was a terrific follow-up to From History's Shadow, and I really enjoyed seeing Lincoln interact with Kirk and Spock again. The various references to the Eugenics Wars (among other things) made me smile when I came across them, as did Nogura reading Kirk the riot act over his numerous temporal violations.

    And the very end - yeah, that was great. I really hope that Dayton decides to write another one and take that idea even further. I'll be looking for that.

    :bolian:
     
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  15. Reanok

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    The upcoming novel Hearts and Minds is going to be a sequel to History's Shadow and Elusive Salvation.
     
  16. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    In the first second, I thought you that mixed up with the Excalbian episode and book, then I realised there are two Lincolns in the Trek franchise that Kirk & Spock met.
     
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  17. JD

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    Just as an FYI, it's going to be a post-The Fall TNG book.
     
  18. Procutus

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    Thanks for the info, guys! I guess the beauty of having missed ES last year is that I won't have to wait so long to read Book III.

    :techman:
     
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  20. JD

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    I finished reading this one last night, and I really enjoyed it. It was fun seeing Roberta Lincoln and Mestral again.
    I'm a big Guinan fan, so I got a kick out of her brief appearance early in the book.
    The stuff with the Ptean and the Iramahl was pretty interesting.
    The last sentence of the book was a cool little reveal.
    This gets a solid outsanding from me. Very well done, @Dayton Ward.
     
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