Spoilers TOS: The Captain's Oath by Christopher L. Bennett Review Thread

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  1. Avro Arrow

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    Blurb:
    An all-new Star Trek adventure set during The Original Series era and featuring James T. Kirk!

    The saga of James T. Kirk’s historic command of the U.S.S. Enterprise is known throughout the galaxy. But one part of the legend has barely been touched upon until now: the story of Kirk’s first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet’s youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike as the commander of the famous Enterprise. From his early battles with the Klingons to the rescue of endangered civilizations, Kirk grapples with difficult questions: Is he a warrior or a peacemaker? Should he obey regulations or trust his instincts? This thrilling novel illustrates the events and choices that would shape James T. Kirk into one of the most renowned captains in Starfleet history.

    About the Author:
    Christopher L. Bennett is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, with bachelor’s degrees in physics and history from the University of Cincinnati. He has written such critically acclaimed Star Trek novels as Ex Machina, The Buried Age, the Titan novels Orion’s Hounds and Over a Torrent Sea, the two Department of Temporal Investigations novels Watching the Clock and Forgotten History, and the Enterprise novels Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Uncertain Logic, Live By the Code, and Patterns of Interference, as well as shorter works including stories in the anniversary anthologies Constellations, The Sky’s the Limit, Prophecy and Change, and Distant Shores. Beyond Star Trek, he has penned the novels X Men: Watchers on the Walls and Spider Man: Drowned in Thunder. His original work includes the hard science fiction superhero novel Only Superhuman, as well as several novelettes in Analog and other science fiction magazines.

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/bo...t/Star-Trek-The-Original-Series/9781982113292

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    This book has actually started to appear in a number of stores across Ontario... sadly none near me, yet. But it seems widespread enough that I thought we should get the review thread up, in case any of you lucky posters have got your hands on it already!

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this novel's take on Kirk's command prior to the Enterprise!
     
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  2. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Looking forward to reading it in two weeks.
     
  3. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I preordered this book I'm looking forward to reading this one.
     
  4. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    Okay, I need to keep eyes open at the local Coles-as-was store in my neighbourhood. And then place my order with Perfect Books.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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  6. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I had a dream last night that I got a copy of this book. It was a different size of trade paperback than all my other ones, which I found very frustrating.
     
  7. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    It's about the same height and width as the majority of Trek TPBs.
     
  8. Damian

    Damian Commodore Commodore

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    Haha. I can sympathize. I know after I finished the last TNG novel, which was a trade, it bugged me that it was a different size since the rest are MMPB's. I'm a bit obsessive about having my books organized and here is this big ole book at the end of the line now. I'll get over it, but ugh.

    Reminds me of the first Romulan War book. Same deal there. All my Enterprise books are MMPB's....except that one, which is in the middle of MMPB's which makes it even worse. But I guess I got over that too because I was too cheap to purchase the MMPB version of that one that came out some time later to tidy my collection. ;)

    I guess at least since all future book released will be trades, it'll look better as time goes on (and I have my doubts we'll see DS9, Voyager and Enterprise books in the future in a trade format---though fingers crossed the door isn't shut on those series and maybe they get e-book releases or maybe factor in some other way)
     
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  9. Damian

    Damian Commodore Commodore

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    Well, not counting "To Lose the Earth" which is still on the TBA list--I imagine that will probably be a trade which will louse up my Voyager family.

    Alas, the trials and tribbleations of an obsessive Star Trek fan.
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I have both versions, but the print in the MMPB is so small that I prefer to go to the TPB when I need to look something up in it.
     
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  11. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    the solution to this problem is to shelve your MMPBs and trades separately. this also lets you pack them in more efficiently!
     
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  12. Damian

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    Yeah, but I have this thing where I like to keep books from each series together. The only difference is my hardcovers which are stashed together on their own bookshelves, and the few omnibuses I have which are similarly separated.

    I could I guess do the same with the new trades, but a lot of the current novels are continuing stories. Esp. the last TNG book, so I like to have those chronologically organized. For now I'll add them to the end as if they were MMPB's. Maybe as more are added I won't notice it as much :shrug:

    I'm also particular about other things as well. My CD's for instance, are organized first alphabetically by artist, then chronological in order of release. DVD/Blu-Rays by genre, then alphabetically then chronologically if their are sequels.

    Hmm. Wonder if I should see someone about that too :whistle:
     
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  13. JonnyQuest037

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    Ordered a copy tonight, should be here by Tuesday. Looking forward to checking it out!
     
  14. n3aak

    n3aak Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I solve that problem by buying the ebook edition and organizing them on the program Calibre!
     
  15. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Mine is on the way, should start it Wednesday.
     
  16. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I preordered this book I'm definitely looking forward to reading this Captain Kirk story.
     
  17. Odona Kirk

    Odona Kirk Commodore Commodore

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    Mine is on its way from Amazon and should arrive in the mail tomorrow.
     
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  18. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Hmm. A cloud city called "Laputa"? Are you trying to pull a Swift one on us, Mr. Bennett?
     
  19. trampledamage

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    :lol: you're better at the classical references than I am - a cloud city called Laputa to me means the Studio Ghibli movie called Castle in The Sky

    (which, thank you, I now know is using a reference to Jonathan Swift! - which book of his is it, by the way?)
     
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  20. Christopher

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    I was referencing both Swift and Miyazaki.

    It's from the third book of Gulliver's Travels.
     
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