Spoilers TOS: Living Memory by Christopher L. Bennett - Review Thread

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  1. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Says it out on July 8th on Amazon. They’re really weird when it comes to book releases, which is strange since they were originally a book shop.
     
  2. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    Where are you? If you’re outside the US, physical copies take a while to arrive.
     
  3. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My avatar should give you a hint.
    I know but some come before the release date. It’s just random with Amazon. Probably could have got it faster with Book Depository but they cost more
     
  4. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    I think Amazon put the date they expect copies to arrive. Sometimes it can be earlier, sometimes later.

    This is one of the reasons I switched to ebooks.
     
  5. mastadge

    mastadge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm in USA, preordered the book on Amazon months ago, and they're currently saying "Now expected July 9".
     
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  6. Extrocomp

    Extrocomp Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Winston is from the FASA role-playing game and The Sorrows of Empire.
     
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  7. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Thank you for clarifying that. BTW, my personal response to "It's an honor to meet you." (Which someone actually said to me once, under circumstances that I won't bore people with.) is "I'd rather that it be a pleasure than an honor, but at my age I'll take what I can get."
     
  8. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A proposal: henceforth, may he be logged as John Winston Thomas Kyle?

    Authors' discretion on this.
     
  9. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    When writing in the novelverse, I use character names previously established in the novelverse, where available. Alternate continuities are, well, alternate.
     
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  10. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I suggest John Winston Matthew Thomas Kyle Crosby Stills Nash Young Merrill Lynch Pierce Sacco Vanzetti Gambolputty de von Ausfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwustle-gerspurten-mitzweimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shönendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm
     
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  11. Klingolaus

    Klingolaus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Potzblitz :klingon: ;)
     
  12. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    Finished!

    Wow.
    Love the slow buildup of the interpersonal dramas and the larger mystery, giving the characterizations time to breathe before the action kicks into gear.
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Thanks! I was afraid it built up too slowly.
     
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  14. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    In the middle of the night my phone went DING to inform me that the audiobook of Living Memory has been added to my Storytel subscription! Yay! To be honest, I wanted to buy the paperback on release day, but Amazon tells me it'll only be available on July the 8th (and so probably a few days later at amazon.pl, which does not accept preorders). Frankly, I'm sorely tempted to listen to this immediately :-)
     
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  15. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    I'd recommend to listen to it first. It takes longer to listen than to read, so if you already knew the story from the book, it can feel like its taking ages for characters to move through a scene in an audiobook. You'll also remember less about the audiobook than the print edition, so you'll find more "novel" (pun halfway intended) elements in the latter during the reading.

    Plus, the audiobook tells you how all the unfamiliar names are pronounced.
     
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  16. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I think you're right, especially about how much you remember from the different media. Still, as for names, sometimes it works in the opposite direction: you learn how some of them are written :-)
     
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  17. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I started reading this book last night .I thought the first chapter was interesting.
     
  18. Elwro

    Elwro Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I caved in, of course, and I'm an hour in. It's not slow at all: it's just interesting! :-)

    Having thoroughly enjoyed The Captain's Oath, I was hoping for Sherev making an appearance -- and I got one, thanks :-)
     
  19. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I was hoping to give her a larger role, perhaps as an Academy professor, but it didn't work out.
     
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  20. mthompson1701

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    I'm listening to the audio version (my eyes are so messed up I can't read print books anymore). I'm about 2/3rds of the way through chapter one right now, and really enjoying this. I'm curious to see where this story goes.