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Old 03-06-2012, 05:23 AM   #46
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I don't get why you are so defensive in your first post and your thread title. Being a Star Trek fan is not as nerdy as it was probably used to be.
To read books about stuff you like is pretty common.

No need for being defensive, it is not a strange thing to like Star Trek.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #47
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The thing I like about star treck books is that I have seen what the characters look like so there is no mistaking what they look like or how they dress. Makes visualization of the characters much simpler.
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Also the mannerisms....it's kind of nice if you are kind of speed reading through them, you already know how the characters will react and things like that.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:32 AM   #49
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I don't get why you are so defensive in your first post and your thread title. Being a Star Trek fan is not as nerdy as it was probably used to be.
To read books about stuff you like is pretty common.

No need for being defensive, it is not a strange thing to like Star Trek.
I strongly agree with this. With novels, it is possible to do things that would be far too expensive or not possible on the big/small screen.

It is the same reason I still enjoy comic books. As an example of the above, with the recent movie "Green Lantern" special effects have recently reached a level where it became possible to do on screen, except via animation, what was done in the comics in the early 1960s.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #50
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Being a Star Trek fan is not as nerdy as it was probably used to be.
Depends where you live.

Out here in rural Germany, many people still consider science fiction harmful to tender developing minds. Good thing I made peace with my inner nerd many years ago...

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Old 03-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #51
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Depends where you live.

Out here in rural Germany, many people still consider science fiction harmful to tender developing minds. Good thing I made peace with my inner nerd many years ago...
I am from Germany and I have not experienced this attitude.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:05 PM   #52
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I suspect it varies from region to region.

Also, I hang out mostly with other mothers of small children. If I was a student at a University, or living in a metropolitan area, I suspect I wouldn't sense so much opposition to all that weird, impractical violent stuff in SF books and video games.
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Depends where you live.

Out here in rural Germany, many people still consider science fiction harmful to tender developing minds. Good thing I made peace with my inner nerd many years ago...
Wait... what? Ich verstehe das nicht.

I was looking at a used Trek book in a store once, a TNG novel about the Enterprise encountering a society that lives on a massive fleet of sublight ships, and who are about to fight another group. The novel's one of intrique and diplomacy. I can't remember the name for the life of me, but I remember checking online at the time and seeing nothing but good reviews. I regret not picking it up.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #54
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Wait... what? Ich verstehe das nicht.

I was looking at a used Trek book in a store once, a TNG novel about the Enterprise encountering a society that lives on a massive fleet of sublight ships, and who are about to fight another group. The novel's one of intrigue and diplomacy. I can't remember the name for the life of me, but I remember checking online at the time and seeing nothing but good reviews. I regret not picking it up.
Read the chart and get going. 8-]
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #55
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The new eBook is out today.

Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack is the last book in the Vanguard series.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #56
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I used to read a lot of Star Trek novels. I think I got to the point where I had read them all, and once I didn't have anything more to read I stopped. Of course, if I start again, there's a backlog of books to read. I haven't read as many of the DS9 books, I'm more interested in stories that take off from where the series ended rather than the book just being another episode (although that is OK too).

There is a debate on whether events that created the new movie timeline made the previous timeline never have happened. But I can still watch the episodes, and that new books are being created tells me that the original timeline is alive and well! ;-) I thought the movie was fun, but I don't think it will carry Star Trek forward. When the producers say that there are no more ideas, it is that THEY have run out of ideas, it's not the same thing at all. I think books set in the original timeline will dominate over the new movie timeline.
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The new timeline is an alternate timeline. If it wasn't, it would be a paradox and that's not allowed to happen. So what happened was once the timeline changed, it became another timeline.

As for the books, they are very good and I do suggest you keep on reading.
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The new eBook is out today.

Star Trek: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack is the last book in the Vanguard series.
Would that be a required reading before all the other books in your chart? I see you have the Vanguard books as the first ones to read.
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Would that be a required reading before all the other books in your chart? I see you have the Vanguard books as the first ones to read.
Nothing really is required before these.
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The new timeline is an alternate timeline. If it wasn't, it would be a paradox and that's not allowed to happen. So what happened was once the timeline changed, it became another timeline.

As for the books, they are very good and I do suggest you keep on reading.
The following is my own view on the new Star Trek movie and its resulting timelines (I'll put it in a spoiler for those who've not seen the movie):

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The way the movie presented it, I think that there are the following timelines:

- When Nero and Crew (N&C) reappears the timeline splits in two and these are the results:

-- Timeline One: N&C does not appear. This is the original timeline.

-- Timeline Two: N&C reappears. The beginning of the movie takes place in this timeline.

- When Spock-Prime reappears, once again the timeline splits in two with the following resulting timelines:

-- Timeline One: Original timeline, neither N&C and/or Spock-Prime reappear.

-- Timeline Two: N&C does appear but Spock-Prime does not reappear. Again, the beginning of the movie takes place in this timeline.

-- Timeline Three: N&C and Spock-Prime both reappear. This is the timeline where the movie takes place.

To me, once N&C and Spock-Prime left the original timeline they can never return to it.
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