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Star Tek Destiny Triology

OscarMike

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Report this Mar. 14 2010, 8:32 am

I've read dozzens of ST books but the best by far were the Star Trek Destiny series. I couldn't put them down and the way we find out how the borg were created is suberb (and much more plausable than Star Trek Legacy) If anyone else has read these books please add your opinion's i'd love to hear them.

DaveMack

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Report this Mar. 14 2010, 4:12 pm

^ Thanks, Mike -- glad to hear you enjoyed the trilogy.  I hope you'll check out some of my other work, especially the Star Trek Vanguard series and my original novel, The Calling.

OscarMike

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Report this Mar. 15 2010, 3:48 pm

Wow Dave Mack :O   I cant believe Dave Back wrote back first :D  Will certainly look up more of your books. Anymore plans to do some more TNG books??

DaveMack

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Report this Mar. 15 2010, 7:29 pm

^ Not at the moment. I just finished a Star Trek spy-thriller titled Zero Sum Game which will be out in November, but I can't say much about it right now. I a, allowed to say that it features Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the Aventine.  I'm also working on some new Star Trek book projects, but it's too soon to announce them.

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Report this Mar. 16 2010, 5:32 am

Quote (DaveMack @ Mar. 13 2010, 4:12 pm)
^ Thanks, Mike -- glad to hear you enjoyed the trilogy. ¿I hope you'll check out some of my other work, especially the Star Trek Vanguard series and my original novel, The Calling.

The first Vanguard book is the book that got me back in to reading Trek.      It is an excellent read.    Thanks for it as well, David.      

I have only read a few of your books so far, but they have all been good.    I also appreciate that you seem to be so active online in forums, interacting with fans.

OscarMike

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Report this Mar. 16 2010, 2:53 pm

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DaveMack Posted on Mar. 15 2010, 7:29 pm
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^ Not at the moment. I just finished a Star Trek spy-thriller titled Zero Sum Game which will be out in November, but I can't say much about it right now. I a, allowed to say that it features Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the Aventine. ¿I'm also working on some new Star Trek book projects, but it's too soon to announce them.


I would love to see a new book about Captain Dax I thought her role in the Destiny series was brilliant. I will also keep an eye out for new book in November.

sonofspock1

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Report this Mar. 16 2010, 7:09 pm

It's a long wait til the Typhon Pact. :(

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Report this Mar. 21 2010, 7:28 am

I loved the Destiny Trilogy as well.  In fact if you hang around these boards enough you will find its in the "must read section" in almost everyone's library.  I couldnt put it down... all three books were great.  

Dan NJ

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Report this Mar. 25 2010, 1:35 pm

With all due respect to the author and my fellow posters, I must say I did not enjoy this book.   In fact, I couldn't even finish the first one.
It started off with an interesting premise, but one of the things I enjoy about the Star Trek universe is the established characters, of which there are tons.
By the first third of the book, we are introduced to many, many new characters; the previously unknown-to-me crewmembers of the three ships.   In fact, the majority of the dialogue and action seems to revolve around these characters.
Again, I humbly apologize for this, but I have almost no interest in these characters.   Of course every book will have some new players, but for my money I want the majority of the action/dialogue to revolve around established ones.

After the first few new characters were introduced, I found myself caring less and less about the backstory and involvement of these secondary players.   Skimming ahead, I found that page after page had these characters as the focus and far too few pages devoted to those I already know and love.

If you must flame me, feel free, but I write this as one humble reader's opinion and will be extra careful in which future Star Trek books I choose to purchase.

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Report this Mar. 25 2010, 5:08 pm

Quote (OscarMike @ Mar. 14 2010, 8:32 am)
I've read dozzens of ST books but the best by far were the Star Trek Destiny series. I couldn't put them down and the way we find out how the borg were created is suberb (and much more plausable than Star Trek Legacy) If anyone else has read these books please add your opinion's i'd love to hear them.

I like the series also. Especially Ezri getting her own ship. I wonder if that could be the next Trek series Star Trek: Aventine?

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Report this Mar. 26 2010, 2:42 am

Quote (TheSwamper @ Mar. 25 2010, 1:35 pm)
With all due respect to the author and my fellow posters, I must say I did not enjoy this book. ¿ In fact, I couldn't even finish the first one.
It started off with an interesting premise, but one of the things I enjoy about the Star Trek universe is the established characters, of which there are tons.
By the first third of the book, we are introduced to many, many new characters; the previously unknown-to-me crewmembers of the three ships. ¿ In fact, the majority of the dialogue and action seems to revolve around these characters.
Again, I humbly apologize for this, but I have almost no interest in these characters. ¿ Of course every book will have some new players, but for my money I want the majority of the action/dialogue to revolve around established ones.

After the first few new characters were introduced, I found myself caring less and less about the backstory and involvement of these secondary players. ¿ Skimming ahead, I found that page after page had these characters as the focus and far too few pages devoted to those I already know and love.

If you must flame me, feel free, but I write this as one humble reader's opinion and will be extra careful in which future Star Trek books I choose to purchase.

I'm not gonna flame you, but your attitude does seem a little narrow minded.

People need to grow and move on with their lives, and this create opertunities not only for the characters & authors, but for us as well.

I look forward to learning more about the new crew members of our established settings, and seeing more of our new one, the USS Aventine.

TheSwamper

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Report this Mar. 27 2010, 2:46 pm

Quote (ZeroZeroZero @ Mar. 26 2010, 2:42 am)
Quote (TheSwamper @ Mar. 25 2010, 1:35 pm)
With all due respect to the author and my fellow posters, I must say I did not enjoy this book. ? In fact, I couldn't even finish the first one.
It started off with an interesting premise, but one of the things I enjoy about the Star Trek universe is the established characters, of which there are tons.
By the first third of the book, we are introduced to many, many new characters; the previously unknown-to-me crewmembers of the three ships. ? In fact, the majority of the dialogue and action seems to revolve around these characters.
Again, I humbly apologize for this, but I have almost no interest in these characters. ? Of course every book will have some new players, but for my money I want the majority of the action/dialogue to revolve around established ones.

After the first few new characters were introduced, I found myself caring less and less about the backstory and involvement of these secondary players. ? Skimming ahead, I found that page after page had these characters as the focus and far too few pages devoted to those I already know and love.

If you must flame me, feel free, but I write this as one humble reader's opinion and will be extra careful in which future Star Trek books I choose to purchase.

I'm not gonna flame you, but your attitude does seem a little narrow minded.

People need to grow and move on with their lives, and this create opertunities not only for the characters & authors, but for us as well.

I look forward to learning more about the new crew members of our established settings, and seeing more of our new one, the USS Aventine.

I respectfully disagree. ¿I've read and enjoyed dozens of Star Trek novels which mostly involved the known characters. ¿It is not incumbent upon the reader to adjust to the author. ¿Yes, it is more constraining to write about the adventures of the established characters, but no one said it should be easy. ¿If the author chooses to write about new ones, that's fine, but it's not my cup of tea. ¿I think the author is a competent one, and I've made an effort to make no ad hominem remarks in my comments, but I feel no need to apologize for my tastes.

OscarMike

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Report this Mar. 27 2010, 2:57 pm

Look that is your opinion and you should voice it so good for ya.   :)

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Report this Mar. 27 2010, 11:21 pm

wow, my niece just called me long-distance today to say she's acquired the 2nd and 3rd book, so now I can begin Gods of Night tonight with no fears of being left hanging for the other two! so excited.

I loved Erika Hernandez. so cool to see her pop up here, AND in Martin's post-ENT books.

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Report this Mar. 28 2010, 2:49 am

Quote (TheSwamper @ Mar. 27 2010, 2:46 pm)
Quote (ZeroZeroZero @ Mar. 26 2010, 2:42 am)
Quote (TheSwamper @ Mar. 25 2010, 1:35 pm)
With all due respect to the author and my fellow posters, I must say I did not enjoy this book. ? In fact, I couldn't even finish the first one.
It started off with an interesting premise, but one of the things I enjoy about the Star Trek universe is the established characters, of which there are tons.
By the first third of the book, we are introduced to many, many new characters; the previously unknown-to-me crewmembers of the three ships. ? In fact, the majority of the dialogue and action seems to revolve around these characters.
Again, I humbly apologize for this, but I have almost no interest in these characters. ? Of course every book will have some new players, but for my money I want the majority of the action/dialogue to revolve around established ones.

After the first few new characters were introduced, I found myself caring less and less about the backstory and involvement of these secondary players. ? Skimming ahead, I found that page after page had these characters as the focus and far too few pages devoted to those I already know and love.

If you must flame me, feel free, but I write this as one humble reader's opinion and will be extra careful in which future Star Trek books I choose to purchase.

I'm not gonna flame you, but your attitude does seem a little narrow minded.

People need to grow and move on with their lives, and this create opertunities not only for the characters & authors, but for us as well.

I look forward to learning more about the new crew members of our established settings, and seeing more of our new one, the USS Aventine.

I respectfully disagree. ?I've read and enjoyed dozens of Star Trek novels which mostly involved the known characters. ?It is not incumbent upon the reader to adjust to the author. ?Yes, it is more constraining to write about the adventures of the established characters, but no one said it should be easy. ?If the author chooses to write about new ones, that's fine, but it's not my cup of tea. ?I think the author is a competent one, and I've made an effort to make no ad hominem remarks in my comments, but I feel no need to apologize for my tastes.

No one asked you to appologise.

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