Spoilers TOS: Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain by Greg Cox Review Thread

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  1. Avro Arrow

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    Blurb:
    An epic new trilogy begins—a tie-in for the milestone fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series—that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission…and from one universe to another!

    Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago…

    Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world—which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

    About the Author:
    Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels and short stories. He has also written the official movie novelizations of Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, and the first three Underworld movies, as well as books and stories based on such popular series as Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, Farscape, The 4400, Leverage, The Green Hornet, The Phantom, Roswell, Star Trek, Terminator, Warehouse 13, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Zorro. He has received two Scribe Awards from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. Visit him at GregCox-Author.com.

    http://books.simonandschuster.biz/L...x/Star-Trek-The-Original-Series/9781501125294
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    Since this one is showing up in the wild now, I thought I'd go ahead and set up a review thread. Any issues with the format, please let me know!
     
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  2. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i really hope my local Barnes and Noble put this book out early, this weekend.
     
  3. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Just got my author copies! Hooray!
     
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  4. Leto_II

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    My local bookstores have mostly all had copies out on the shelf for the past week-and-a-half or thereabouts.
     
  5. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Good news, Greg. Waiting for my copy to ship next week, maybe have it by the 4th of July weekend?
     
  6. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Mine's on order to arrive on Tuesday morning:)
     
  7. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Commander Red Shirt

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    waiting for my audiobook copy on the 28th
     
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  8. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My wife is on her way home from the zoo with the kids, and she stopped by Barnes and Noble on her way home. She grabbed a copy for me! I can't wait to start diving in on this trilogy tonight!
     
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  9. JD

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    The e-book version is released on Tuesday.
     
  10. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    Just started it. Liking it so far!
     
  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No ebooks for TOS novels.
     
  12. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I can't wait for my copy of this book to come in the mail so I can finally read Captain to Captain .I've been looking forward to reading this miniseries for months now!:D:D
     
  13. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

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  14. DarrenTR1970

    DarrenTR1970 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Unexpectedly found a copy at Barnes and Noble this afternoon. Plan to start it as soon as I finish 'A Pocket Full of Lies'.
     
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  15. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm about halfway through the book, Mr cox. Story is great but unfortunately your prose has been littered with typos. Such as miss spelled words and copied words. For instance page 135 "please speak to me to me in Usildar". The page before the word alarm was spelled alarum.
     
  16. Christopher

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    Is that a typo, or just an archaic usage? Shakespeare's stage directions often refer to "alarums and excursions."
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I wasn't aware Shakespeare wrote this novel...
     
  18. Jinn

    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Clearly Greg Cox is Shakespeare reincarnated
     
  19. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Don't be silly. Everyone knows Christopher Marlowe really wrote it.

    Can't explain any typos. I swear to God that the ms. was thoroughly copyedited, and that I later went through the uncorrected page proofs line-by-line. By my count, the book went past at least six pairs of eyes before going to press . . ..
     
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  20. Christopher

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    No matter how many copyedits there are, no matter how many pairs of eyes are involved, some errors will always get through. Sometimes an editing pass will even introduce new errors.
     
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