What happened to David R George III

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by ryan123450, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Sci

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    I am, of course, entirely serious about the "please do not mention it by author or title." I don't want to encourage curiosity seekers to seek out that egregious waste of ink, paper, and press time. And those who have had the misfortune to read it know why.
     
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    Send me $500 a week in small, non-sequential, and otherwise unmarked bills, and we're good.

    Oh, and a pint of salted caramel ice cream. I prefer Talenti, if you need to shop for a specific brand.
     
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    Gagh. Now my curiosity is piqued. Like seeing a car accident. You don't want to look but you can't help yourself.

    And I've read most Star Trek books but it's not ringing a bell. I guess if I did read it it wasn't that memorable.

    Was it a Pocket Book or another publisher
     
  5. David cgc

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    Yeah, this has long since crossed over into “attractive nuisance” territory where concealing the book provokes more interest than just complaining about it openly would’ve.
     
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    I have a possibility in mind, except I don't remember a secondary character dying, and, anyway, Eragon was far, far worse. :)
     
  7. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I never said it was a ST opus. In fact, I may have said it wasn't.
     
  8. Avro Arrow

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    So “by ISBN” is still on the table? Excellent.
     
  9. Damian

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    Ok, I misread it myself. I thought you were saying it was the worse "Star Trek" novel you ever read, more so than M&C standards, but I just misread it.

    Never mind. If it's not a Star Trek novel then I've lost interest :shrug:Sorry.

    My curiosity was piqued because I thought you found a Star Trek novel that was actually worse than The Phoenix novels. To me those were the worse "Star Trek" novels I ever read, so bad I actually remember them (which is kind of ironic when you think about it). I thought you found a Star Trek book that was actually worse than those.

    But in when compared to all books, or even just all sci-fi books, I'm sure there are some books out there that are still worse than the Phoenix books. I'd think they are probably near the bottom in sci-fi lit, but I'm sure there are still some worse novels out there.
     
  10. Damian

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    Ha-ha, true. Sometimes you are better off just saying it, then people are more likely to go, "oh, ok, nothing to see here, moving on." But now people want to know and now he's driving up interest despite his best intentions.
     
  11. Indysolo

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    If you think that's bad, try watching the movie.

    I had the opportunity to meet David R. George at a local bookstore in 2007. He was there promoting the "Crucible" trilogy.
     
  12. Markonian

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    That’s the book series that is not in continuity with contemporary TrekLit, right?
     
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  13. Indysolo

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    It was written for the 50th anniversary of the original series.
     
  14. Damian

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    Well, sort of. It was an original series trilogy and they are often not part of a larger combined continuity anyway. Though parts did overlap with later continuities from TNG stories.

    DRGIII did note that while he considered including some nods to some of those other developed continuities, he decided to make this a self contained story. So they are best read as such.
     
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    No, the 40th in 2006. The 50th anniversary trilogy was Legacies by Mssrs. Mack, Cox, and Ward & Dilmore.
     
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    Well it only feels like I read them yesterday. ;)
     
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    I haven't read much of David's work. Mission Gamma: Twilight is still one of my favorites. I never really cared for anything Typhon Pact by any author, honestly. I feel bad for him taking the brunt of the criticism if that's the case.
     
  18. Daddy Todd

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    I take it you haven't read M&C's other two Star Trek novels, The Prometheus Design and Triangle? I read TPD over a couple weeks last month, and I've been struggling through Triangle for the last couple weeks. I'm almost at 50% on my e-reader. Last night I read three or four short, but very uninvolving chapters to get me to 49%.

    The Phoenix novels were easier reads than these two. By a fair margin. **SIGH!**
     
  19. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Dunno about that. As I recall, I had a very hard time keeping things straight about who was where and at what time in the Phoenix novels (I did in the climax of How Much For Just the Planet, too, but I think that was supposed to be confusing, for comic effect). As I recall, Prometheus and Triangle were much easier for me to follow.
     
  20. Daddy Todd

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    That's EXACTLY what I'm going through with Triangle! So yeah brother, we reach!