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Old 01-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Star Trek Vanguard

Why didn't I start reading this sooner??!!

Holy crap this first book is FANTASTIC!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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What are you finding you like about it or are you just a fan of all Trek books? When I used to read Trek books I found some of them to be great and some to be not so good. I haven't read a Trek book in about 15-20 years, but these sound interesting so might be something I'd grab (unless this series is a sequel to one or two earlier series I haven't read). I've had a bit of an interest in getting back into these books in the past couple years, but so far haven't gotten anything to read.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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In my opinion, all of the current trek are great. So much better than years ago.

But this series takes place on a Space station during the time of the original series. But dont think its like DS9. The writing and characters are just so well done. I just passed the 30% mark and there was an awesome space battle between a federation ship and tholians. Had me turning pages like crazy.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I was just checking out the series on Amazon and I guess at this point I'll have to pass unless I can find a couple of the books cheaper. Reap the Whirlwind is showing as $20.39 and Precipice is showing at $10.67. That's beyond what I'm willing to spend.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 AM   #5
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Precipice at Books on Board is currently $8.99. A little bit cheaper.

http://www.booksonboard.com/index.ph...HOR=David+Mack
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Or, if you like to travel, £3.99 at Amazon UK, Kobo UK and BoB UK. That's about $6.50.

Reap the Whirlwind is also £3.99
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Why didn't I start reading this sooner??!!

Holy crap this first book is FANTASTIC!!
I haven't picked up Trek books for a while (Not since the Excalibur Series); have they switched to the new timeline or are they ignoring it?
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If you want to buy Star trek eBooks, do so at BooksOnBoard. The prices are a lot cheaper. I know they are ePub. But if you strip the DRM and convert to AZW3 with Calibre, you'll be all set.
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If you want to buy Star trek eBooks, do so at BooksOnBoard. The prices are a lot cheaper. I know they are ePub. But if you strip the DRM and convert to AZW3 with Calibre, you'll be all set.
Same price for UK readers. £3.99 at both Amazon and BoB. And they're agency, so you can't use BoB "reward dollars" for them.
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$20.39......holy crap!!

About the new timeline, except for the movie novelizations they are ignoring it
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$20.39......holy crap!!

About the new timeline, except for the movie novelizations they are ignoring it
The paperback of "Reap the Whirlwind" is an eye-watering £28.99 (about $46) on Amazon UK. Has to be an error, surely?
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Or, if you like to travel, £3.99 at Amazon UK, Kobo UK and BoB UK. That's about $6.50.

Reap the Whirlwind is also £3.99
Is there a thread around here that talks about procedures for traveling to the UK for BoB purposes? There are other UK books I'd like to be able to buy.
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found an explaination on book 3 pricing. doesnt make sense being 2 years later though. Its from the author

http://www.startrek.com/boards-topic...-the-whirlwind
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Thanks - that explains it!
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found an explaination on book 3 pricing. doesnt make sense being 2 years later though. Its from the author

http://www.startrek.com/boards-topic...-the-whirlwind
This is what makes sense...

Because of the lawsuit, S&S is having to stop agency pricing. So, because of this, shops like BooksOnBoard can discount Star Trek eBooks. But books like Reap the Whirlwind are available in print only as print-on-demand at a higher price. So making the prices close to the print version (which in this case is print-on-demand), S&S gets to raise the eBook price without doing anything that gets them in trouble with the Department of Justice. It's sleazy and unethical, but it's legal.
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