Mere Mortals (Spoiler Alert) Kudos to Mr. Mack
- Don't peak if you haven't read it yet!!!
Well, Mr. Mack, this is one heck of a novel. You have gathered
every current series together in one grand space opera (a little
light on the Voyager crew, though that is likely to change as the
ship appears to be the sole survivor from the initial attack of the
Borg armada. You did a nice job showing us what Captain Hernandez
was up to for 800 or so years. And I strongly suspect that there
are only two ways of getting the Federation out of the pickle you
have written it into - the Titan landing party talks their jailers
into interceding (why else spend so much of the first two books
showing them and Captain Hernandez), or that first civilation
contacted in the now collapsed wormholes (which more or less
torpedoes this theory) who seem to be more than a match for the Borg.
If I am wrong, so much the better, as it is certainly lessens the
appeal of a story when I can see exactly where it is going. That
being said, Mr. Mack, you wrote incredible battle scenes, both ship
to ship and personal combat, and handled the quite moments just as
well, which should satisfy those who do not read Trek books for the
cool battle scenes.
Just one problem - where do I put this series on my book shelf? It
seems to follow after the last few Next Gen books, but with heavy
participation of the other titles, an argument could be made for
other spots as well. That's me, getting lost in the details.
Now, for the long wait until the end of November.
Take care, Paul
- --- "Paul Dicks" <cyclistpaul1@...> wrote:
> Just one problem - where do I put this series on my book shelf? ItPaul,
> seems to follow after the last few Next Gen books, but with heavy
> participation of the other titles, an argument could be made for
> other spots as well. That's me, getting lost in the details.
Thanks for your complimentary comments about the book; I'm glad you
enjoyed it. As for where to shelve it?
In terms of the TrekLit continuity, Destiny currently represents the
far-forward edge of the shared literary continuity, in February 2381.
It is set after the previous TNG post-Nemesis books, and after the
first four Titan books. It is also four years after the current DS9
post-finale books (currently set in January 2377).
With regard to whether it should be shelved with one series as opposed
to another, it does kind of stand on its own. I'd recommend starting a
new meta-series category, because there are some books coming down the
pike (such as Keith R.A. DeCandido's "A SINGULAR DESTINY") that will
also be part of that hard-to-define category.
Just my two cents.
Thanks for reading, and for taking the time to share your comments.