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Star Tek Destiny Triology

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Report this May. 13 2010, 3:55 pm

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I liked Full Circle ?It, for me, covered some other areas regarding the Destiny related stories. ?It was nice to see how Voyager and her crew played into the Borg War and now following into the after effects of the Caeliar

okay, maybe someone needs to put up a new "timeline" of the Destiny- post-Destiny-related books for THIS thread! :D

Well...

There was A Singular Destiny by KRAD, Next Gen had Losing the Peace by William Leisner, Voyager's involvement is in Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer, DS9 hasn't been brought up to the post-Destiny time yet, and Titan had Synthesis by James Swallow (?), but I don't read that series.

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Report this May. 13 2010, 5:46 pm

tx, Sonny, I think I'm getting the idea...I do believe my niece is in possession of Full Circle. we're covered for a bit. :)

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Report this May. 13 2010, 7:00 pm

I think they (the authors) said that you don't have to read all of these after you've read Destiny, but it gives you a wider view of the aftermath. It's entirely up to you as to what not and what to read.

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Report this May. 14 2010, 10:23 am

I liked the Titan books that deal with the post Destiny.  Under a Torrent Sea and Synthesis both have bits in them that finish some of what was stated in the Trilogy series.  Although for me I had read them, and the others, before I got books 2 & 3 of the trilogy.  So the other two books helped me fill in the blanks, so to speak :)

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Report this May. 23 2010, 1:55 pm

I'm so glad i started this topic up now  :D just finished reading the series again and i stand by what i say they would make brilliant movies if they had the right director

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Report this May. 23 2010, 5:26 pm

Well, if they were to film EVERYTHING, it'd be more suited to a mini-series than three two hour movies.

And by the way, someone else can get a Typhon Pact thread pinned come November! :laugh:

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Report this May. 26 2010, 8:30 pm

I want to stay in touch with all the books linking the time between the Destiny trilogy and the Typhon Pact stories. I thoroughly enjoyed a Singular Destiny and Losing the Peace--there's only so much you can do with plots that link and "follow-up", so the writers so far have taken the brilliant and satisfying tack of focusing on characters, a variety of responses to fitting Federation values into the crisis.

The time after the Destiny trilogy is ripe for analyzing the Federation's place in the galaxy, its history and significance and tenets, and the Typhon Pact is gonna test that further, I'm sure.

So I'll probably seek out the other novels from this time frame, too. :)

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Report this May. 28 2010, 12:50 pm

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Because the entire trilogy was spawned by my editors asking me to "explain" a caption in Ships of the Line that said the Columbia had been "rediscovered" in the 24th century by DS9 personnel in the Gamma Quadrant, her story became the first one I worked out for the trilogy.

thanx. I forgot I'd heard that some time ago... :)

...Okay, I can't stand it anymore.

So Mr. Mack, what, then, were the other designated parameters for your trilogy? I've been reading post-Trilogy books, and I'm wondering even more:

1) Was it your idea to turn the Federation upside-down with the Borg War and its fall-out?

2) Was it your own idea to explain the beginnings of the Borg? ( about as satisfactory an explanation as I could have ever hoped for in my wildest dreams, btw! )

3) Were you asked, or were you given the lee-way to incorporate characters from all 4 of the new series?

The more I see how other writers respond and must respond to the DT, the more questions I have about how it came about!

Tx very much. :)

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Report this May. 28 2010, 5:16 pm

^ Good questions...

1) Yes.

2) Yes.

3) I was asked to create "an epic crossover trilogy" that would utilize characters from each era of Star Trek except the original series, because at that time the editors wanted to "leave the 23rd century to J.J. Abrams" and his team at Bad Robot, who were working on the new movie.

Because there had been several Borg-focused TNG novels immediately prior to the "Destiny" trilogy, I felt that the "800-pound gorilla" of 24th-century Star Trek had to be dealt with, once and for all.  When I suggested that to my editors, it was Margaret Clark who told me to go for it.  In the process, I realized that we had a chance to tell not only the end of the Borg but also a possible origin story.

It was a gamble, and I'm happy to see that many fans have enjoyed the result.  :-)

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Report this May. 28 2010, 7:20 pm

I wonder if the new movie impacts the 24th Century timeline and somehow makes it different?

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Report this May. 29 2010, 12:46 pm

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Because there had been several Borg-focused TNG novels immediately prior to the "Destiny" trilogy, I felt that the "800-pound gorilla" of 24th-century Star Trek had to be dealt with, once and for all.

nice call, then.

tx very much!

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Report this Jun. 05 2010, 7:43 pm

Okay, maybe Sonny can help me out here. I haven't even gotten the post-Destiny Titan novels yet, but want to.

I'm staying on top of all the time-frame shifts in VOY Full Circle before getting to Unworthy. So-o...are there other VOY novels that fit into there? I read a couple of the early VOY novels whose events are referred to, but I didn't know if Beyer or other authors treated the actual events separately that are only glossed-over in the various time-frames of this book.

And are they any good? :D

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 7:12 pm

I was summoned from another thread. Now I know how the Doctor feels when River Song calls for him! :laugh:

Full Circle was published after Destiny, but is set before, during and after Destiny. Then it dovetails straight into Unworthy. I think these two novels are a reboot of the four post-Endgame books by Chirstie Golden.

That OK?

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 7:15 pm

Oh yeah, both are very good reads, but I'd place FC slightly ahead of Unworthy. Something good happens on every page, plus I really liked Afsarah Eden and Hugh Cambridge.

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Report this Jun. 08 2010, 8:41 pm

I'm into Unworthy now. I wondered if there were VOY novels between the Golden ones and these--does Golden treat the story up to and including Janeway's death?

Guess I only read the first two Golden books--I didn't really enjoy them all that much. Her vision of VOY's characters and likely plots were far too disparate from mine. And I much prefer Beyer's writing style and skill as well.

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