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Report this Jun. 09 2010, 5:46 pm

Quote (grigori @ May 29 2010, 12:46 pm)
Quote (DaveMack @ May 28 2010, 5:16 pm)
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!

grigori

I think I asked David Mack once if the Borg were really gone and I thought he said are your sure they are or something like that.

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Report this Jun. 09 2010, 6:42 pm

Quote (grigori @ June 09 2010, 1:41 am)
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.

I only read Golden's first two books (the one's that start straight after Endgame), but I had no problem following Beyer's Full Circle.

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Report this Jun. 09 2010, 10:22 pm

Quote (TrekFan1701E @ June 09 2010, 5:46 pm)
Quote (grigori @ May 29 2010, 12:46 pm)
Quote (DaveMack @ May 28 2010, 5:16 pm)
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!

grigori

I think I asked David Mack once if the Borg were really gone and I thought he said are your sure they are or something like that.

Well, at least most of the Borg are "gone" in that they're no longer Borg...But I wouldn't mind touching base with those Caeliar from time to time. They took into the gestalt a whole lot of species who are now individuals. What will that do for their xenophobia?

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Report this Jun. 16 2010, 7:45 pm

It is too bad that we have to wait longer for the Romulan War books. The first was fantastic, but the wait sucks.

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Report this Jun. 16 2010, 7:59 pm

Quote (blue5oscar @ June 16 2010, 7:45 pm)
It is too bad that we have to wait longer for the Romulan War books. The first was fantastic, but the wait sucks.

Agreed. But getting caught up on the Destiny and post-Destiny books has been great consolation. :)

You do know we're waiting till 2011? Instead Michael A. Martin has written one of the 4 Typhon Pact novels coming out this fall.

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Report this Jun. 16 2010, 10:32 pm

Indeed. Destiny was good, entertaining reading, as is the developing post-Destiny universe.

Unfortunately, as I began reading the Star Trek relaunch novels, I discovered Star Trek Enterprise on DVD. As I got into the show, I got into the novels. I think that the Romulan War is a great area to focus on in the Star Trek universe, and I find the large gaps in the release dates to be very disappointing.

I would rather see the development of the Romulan War books coincide with post-Destiny, rather than books of short stories, or stories about TOS/Movie characters (i.e. Saavik)

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Report this Jun. 17 2010, 3:47 pm

^ A book about Saavik came out recently, Unspoken Truths by Margaret Wander Bonanno.

It's waiting to be read on my shelf. :D

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Report this Jul. 16 2010, 12:49 am

 I totally agree! makes sense on how The Borg were created, The Caelar were an innovative idea! Davd Mack is an incredible author. I wrote and told him so. Looking forward to Typhon Pact series. If you pick up The Star Trek Magazine...they have pictures of the covers and we can see the design of Dax's ship, The Uss Aventine

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Report this Jul. 16 2010, 12:52 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 would never 'flame' you for your opinion but...trust me....re-read the books again. Yes...the first part with Capt Hernandez and The Columbia crew is a bit teadious but well worth the effort to get through. please...try it again


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Report this Jul. 18 2010, 8:19 pm

Quote: grigori @ 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.


This is what has me mad I love graylock and the NX-02 and Erica.. It's like we have a temporal paradox going on here. One columbia never fought in the romulan war and was shuffled 200 years into the future (no idea why i'm only on book one of destiny LOVE IT THO) and I'm also digging the romulan war books big time but I REALLY LOVE the idea of enterprise and columbia fighting sided by side with the daedelaous ships. I"m just gonna pretend both columbias now exist in time but I would rather the romulan war one..... Hate when characters get killed !!

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Report this Jul. 22 2010, 7:03 pm

I've enjoyed both the Vanguard series and Destiny Trilogy, but find myself wanting a little more "future" Star Trek fiction than filling in history Star Trek, so I can't wait for the Typhon Pact series. I haven't gotten through the last two of the Vanguard series so will be reading through those next. Ezri Dax getting her ship is wonderful and can't wait to read more. I'm so curious about this Vesta-class starship I check for any new developments along its design at least once a week.

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Report this Jul. 25 2010, 7:13 am

Haven't read them, yet, but I am gathering the books.

Bought #2 & #3 yesterday.

I love the 'Vanguard' series, so I know these will be goo too.

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Report this Aug. 19 2010, 9:30 pm

I have never read any star trek books but I have decided to start with the Destiny trilogy. However, since I have never read any of the other books I was wondering if this was a good place to start. I have seen all of TNG, DS9, YOY, the movies, ect. but will I be lost having never read the books?

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Report this Aug. 28 2010, 4:18 am

Quote: 0069twiggy @ Aug. 19 2010, 9:30 pm

I have never read any star trek books but I have decided to start with the Destiny trilogy. However, since I have never read any of the other books I was wondering if this was a good place to start. I have seen all of TNG, DS9, YOY, the movies, ect. but will I be lost having never read the books?


Thats a greta place to start. The series is awesome I read it and I am debating on re reading it soon. Even though I didnt read any of the Titan series I was not lost. Its a great read. Enjoy!

Jim Kirk

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Report this Aug. 28 2010, 9:25 am

Just finished reading the trilogy and Wow, what a trilogy. I definitely recommend the Destiny books to anyone who has even a remote interest in reading TrekLit. That trilogy is definitely among the greatest ST novels I have ever read and I've been reading them since 1988. Mack is a master.

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