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Star Tek Destiny Triology

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 4:22 am

Glad you liked it. But I wouldn't recommend going straight to typhon pact for tng or titan. You really want to read "losing the peace" first. If you are going to follow titan, at least read "synthesis" first. You can, however, read typhon 1 and 3 without anything in between. In fact, I recommend reading "Rough Beasts of Empire" then "Zero Sum Game".

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 4:48 am

I also recommend reading A Singular Destiny first.  It is the book in which the UFP discovers the Typhon Pact and it is a decent read in its own right.  


You may also want to consider reading some of the Voyager relaunch novels. They touch on what is happening with that crew since we don't see much from them in Destiny itself.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 7:18 am

Voyager goes in its own direction, though. People only NEED to read it if they want to keep up with voyager. The other stories remain intertwined.

You are correct about A singular destiny. It just bored me cause it was all politics and non screen characters.

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 8:30 am

The Voyager novels are top notch, but are in the main, self contained. There is neat tie in with the novel "Losing the peace" however. 


"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

j3067

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 8:37 am

I agree that the Voyager books aren't vital to advancing they Alpha quadrant story.  I recommend them for the parrels to the Destiny Story since they tell you what happened on Voyager before and after the Azure Nebula. 


 

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 9:21 am

I do wonder why Voyager didn't have a prominent part in Destiny. Would it just have been too much to have another ship and crew?

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Report this Mar. 28 2011, 2:25 pm

Quote: j3067 @ Mar. 28 2011, 4:48 am

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>Glad you liked it. But I wouldn't recommend going straight to typhon pact for tng or titan. You really want to read "losing the peace" first. If you are going to follow titan, at least read "synthesis" first. You can, however, read typhon 1 and 3 without anything in between. In fact, I recommend reading "Rough Beasts of Empire" then "Zero Sum Game".

I'm content to fill in holes retroactively.  I just felt so enthusiastic about Mack's writing that I jumped right into Zero Sum Game.   Then I read some random TNG novels (Q in Law and Here There Be Dragons...good fun). 

I did find the Titan crew to be very cool.  I might jump back there before I move forward in the current Trek chronology.  I've got a lot to catch up on.  Thanks for the suggestions!

 

I also recommend reading A Singular Destiny first.  It is the book in which the UFP discovers the Typhon Pact and it is a decent read in its own right.  

You may also want to consider reading some of the Voyager relaunch novels. They touch on what is happening with that crew since we don't see much from them in Destiny itself.


I found A Singular Destiny at the library just this afternoon.  I was a little confused about how the Fedaration discovered the Typhon Pact going straight from Destiny to Zero Sum Game.


I'm not really into Voyager.  Perhaps I'd enjoy the books more than the show.  I'll put it into consideration.  There is just so much out there.  I find it very cool that the ST books seem to maintain some semblance of continuity.  Thanks for the advice!


 

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 29 2011, 4:49 am

No prob. As you keep reading, please keep posting. We need more readers here.

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Report this Mar. 29 2011, 7:29 am

Quote: Breen-dude @ Mar. 28 2011, 2:25 pm

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>I'm not really into Voyager.  Perhaps I'd enjoy the books more than the show.  I'll put it into consideration.  There is just so much out there.  I find it very cool that the ST books seem to maintain some semblance of continuity.  Thanks for the advice!

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This is exactly how I started out.  Kirsten Beyer just did an awesome job with that crew.  I'd still recommend kicking the tires on 'Full Circle', but you may want to save that for after Typhon Pact though. 


I personally found the quality of those books to drop off significantly after 'Zero Sum Game'.  They aren't really even a series so much as a cluster of Book 1's.   

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Report this Mar. 29 2011, 11:16 am

Full Circle is recommended for Destiny fans as it details what Voyager was doing while those events took place, including the events in the Azure Nebula while the Enterprise and Aventine were fighting the Hirogen.

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Report this Mar. 30 2011, 1:53 am

Im on the second book of star trek destiny and I can't put it down I just cant wait to see what happens in the end.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Mar. 30 2011, 4:40 am

It is possibly the best Star Trek book ever written. I hope David Mack made/makes big bucks off of it. Too bad it was never hard bound.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Apr. 01 2011, 6:33 pm

Check out these cool German covers for the Destiny novels:







 


Cool, right!?!  They seem to have better cover art over there.


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Report this Apr. 02 2011, 12:23 pm

Hey guys!


 


I must say I immensly enjoyed the Destiny trilogy and all the follow-ups I've read so far, so my thanks to the Authors for creating these masterpieces, well synced storylines and connected.


 


I admit it was hard at first to remember the names and descriptions of new characters I was not familiar with, but every change has its natural human resistance to change and new... knowing that is half the solution, so I stuck with it and actually enjoyed the new chars, especially T'Ryssa Chen, and her comment 'Captain, did you know you have a stain on your pants?'  killed me right here hehe


 


 


I do have a question however: What is the followup to Paths of Disharmony? and when can we expect it?


 


PS: I would also like to say, I hope to see the Caeliar return in some book again to do something. It simply made no sense that they'd just disappear after all what happened, without some kind of help - after all, their hesitation to act can be attributed as responsibility to what happend to Andor for example, on which the assault stopped mid-way (meaning, if they arrived sooner, Andor would have not been hit..).


Also would like to see how their newly assimilated billions of Borg doing - it must have had some unexpected affect on their Gestalt after all...

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Report this Apr. 03 2011, 1:10 pm

The Caeliar worked great for this purpose but personally, I'm happy not to see them again or at least for quite some years. Basically it was time to shift the Borg off-stage and if they return even in Caeliar form, it would feel like too much of a retread. Time for some new stories, but we can always have the awareness that they are out there, with all their new powers and the dangers of that, for sometime in the future.

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