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Know it s a thing But maybe On Such a Full Sea let s not have another Kathryn Janeway who was horrifically tortured and now has essentially Stockholm syndrome because sheoves her captor Ok to be fair she didn t know he was her captor but still It seems contrived And of COURSE they had a child together What IS it with Trek characters having babies now First Picard and Beverly in the TNG relaunch books and "Now Janeway I Know She S The Janeway From The "Janeway I know she s the Janeway from the episode but still DEAR STAR TREK AUTHORS WOMEN DO NOT NEED TO HAVE BABIES TO BE COMPLETE Please read Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum Honestly what the fuck At this point it s just getting out of character People can Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! like or evenove babies without getting all achy in the ovaries and needing to reproduce one of their own Which eads me to my other major peeve with this novel Nancy Conlon Harry
"KIM S GIRLFRIEND GETS PREGNANT ACCIDENTALLY "s girlfriend gets pregnant accidentally REALLY Are you really saying that these people can travel in spaceships that go faster than ight but they can t manage to figure out how a rubber works Or Mastered (The Enforcers, like turn their ovaries off until they actually want to make a baby Come ON I can t even I have a kid Iove her than anything But enough with the babies in Star Trek People don t have to have babies if they don t want to there is nothing wrong with just wanting to have a career you Man, Son of Man love and friends youove without children nor are they missing out on anything as Tom and B Elanna suggested at one point in this book Frankly that is offensive There are many other ways to Alter Ego live a fulfillingife than by getting married and having kids I really hope the authors all of them get over the baby thing soon With 2016 having just begun A Pocket Full of Lies has already set the bar very high for Star Trek novels this year A very fun and very compelling read this novel not only tells its own story very well but it also serves to expand on and enhance Voyager stories that have come before Add to that the fact that Beyer manages to undo the biggest reset button push of all of Star Trek and A Pocket Full of Lies becomes a must read There are many big Trek novels coming out throughout this year which is Star Trek s 50th anniversary and I have to say that they all have their work cut out for them if they hope to be the eual of this stellar novelFull review When Is a Lie More Important Than the TruthBeyer explores that uestion on multiple fronts in this atest in the Full Circle series Nor does she et up on the twists and turns we ve come to expect since that fateful day when Janeway infamously predicted that Voyager would only return to the Delta uadrant over her dead body Now we Uncommon Wisdom learn how that death other related deaths and theayers of Unseen City lies that flourished in their aftermath have are and will cause serious repercussions across not just the uadrant but across time as well Clear as mud Read the book and it will be I found this to be one of the best written Voyager fleet books Multiple plots with threads from the television series the books and the STNG world together with new ideas are carefully woven together coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Ught for control of the nearby planet Sormana with both sides claiming it as their ancestral homeworld The shocking part is that for theast several years the Rilnar have been steadily gaining ground thanks to the tactics of their current commanding officer a human woman who appears to be none other than Kathryn Janeway hersel. ,
Another great KB Voyager novel Kristen Beyer as always expertly handles the characters in this complicated imaginitave story Her Voyager Novels Are Just Voyager novels are just awesome Man I really don t know how to feel about this one I d easily give the first half or so of the novel five stars but the end regarding the other Janeway in particular just soured the whole novel for me Spoilers followAs usual Beyer does a great job with her cast I very much enjoy a Art lot of her original characters which is not something I can say about aot of Trek novels even the ones that seem to exist primarily to be a het romance partner for an existing character are than tolerable I believe she does the Janeway character greater justice than any other writer in the Voyager verse I particularly enjoyed how she reacted to the child situation being hidden from her chastising Tuvok and Chakotay for believing she couldn t God Is in the Crowd learn from her mistakes I was fully prepared to be up in mental arms about her boyfriend I guess normal terminology doesn t seem appropriate for the amount of drama in this relationship deliberately keeping such important information from her because he thought she couldn t be rational about it so I m glad that was addressedI can t say I was super excited to read another JanewayAU Janeway central book I thought I d never say this but I am growing weary of this one woman alone causing all this drama in the galaxy So much drama in fact that herarger than Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard life bringer of the end status isiterally acknowledged by several characters within the actual narrative A The Matriarchs (The Family little muchAs far as the actual plot it was enthralling for the first half of the novel The in depth the story grew concerning ShatteredJaneway theess interested I became something about the
she was handled made me uncomfortable Her whole character was wrapped up in this DayneMollar situation From what remember we really only get one or two points of perspective from her the entire novel It just unsettled me how much she was defined and controlled by circumstances beyond her control and not as a person I know the changes in her character are supposed to be explained as different Notes for the Everlost life experiences but this singular obsession and complete disinterest initerally everything else she has ever cared about feels too contrivedFurther being an alternate I knew the chances were great that she d be killedshuffled off somewhere so there wouldn t be two competing characters with the same foundation I fully expected it but her happy ending really When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) left a bad taste in my mouth So after all ShatteredJaneway had been through she gets to spend herife alone severed from her friends and family that she had the opportunity to see again and conveniently seem to have no interest in doing a stark contrast to the Janeway ost in the Delta uadrant who wanted nothing than that and "EVERYTHING THAT SHE HAD EVER KNOWN JUST TO SPEND "that she had ever known just to spend with some kid she never met she had by a man who was indirectly responsible for her capture and torture in the first place on some fucking alien planet she had no connection to beyond it being a prison of her obsession If this was supposed to be satisfying it wasn t One of. The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta uadrant and former Borg space Commander Liam O'Donnell of the USS Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron humanoid aliens that are collectors of history They rarely interact with the species they study but have created a massive data. ,way she was handled made me uncomfortable Her whole character was wrapped up in this DayneMollar situation From what
The worst sins of this novel however has got #TO BE THIS SURPRISE PREGNANCY PLOTLINE WITH CONLON SO # be this surprise pregnancy plotline with Conlon So m supposed to believe that in the year 2400 of our Lord we got starships that routinely move faster than "The Speed Of Light Downloadable Pizza And "speed of ight downloadable pizza and cure for cancer but no
one knows how to use a condom How is this happening Why don t these guys just turn theirknows how to use a condom How is this happening Why don t these guys just turn their off This technology must exist surely So that s ridiculous But Beyer goes even further Conlon apparently wants to terminate the pregnancy but the stem cells from the fetus are going to help keep her alive or something similar This skeeved me out so badly Are we really going to pretend that they couldn t just artificially fertilize an egg and grow it for parts Are we really going to pretend that this Crush It! little plot twist exists for any other reason than to force her to have a baby It s fucked up Beyer is so talented but her interpersonal nontrek plots are too wrapped up in children No I beg you Absolutely terrific Kirsten Beyer is incredibly talented and imaginative and never fails to make me feel even for the characters I veoved for 20 years both on the screen and on the page This book was everything I hoped it would be I ve read A LOT of Star Trek authors and she is up there with the best Well that was certainly an epic worth devouring It gives me great pleasure to find that Voyager s second Attracting Birds to Your Backyard life in print has finally given me the character and conseuence filled stories that I knew it was capable of producingand this novel in particular is its finest outing An astonishing seuel to some mind bending episodes this novel drips with excitement emotion happy endings and heart aching revelations How could I NOT devour this in a day Beyer is on a roll with the Star Trek Voyager relaunch novel series She has taken these amazing characters and continued to develop them I thoroughly enjoyed this story The pace is enjoyable there s action sci fi concepts character moments and continued plot development I feltike I was reading a well done episode with the crew I Deep Listening love so much Iook forward to seeing what Beyer has in store for the readers next My PM to Kirsten BeyerI ve just finished A POCKET FULL OF LIES and Wow What a terrific novel Utterly brilliant And adding Huh OK I have some Thoughts about this one There are spoilers so consider yourself warnedFirst there were a Bird-by-Bird Gardening lot of things that I reallyiked about this book Honestly It had rather a The Works of Saint Augustine lot of action and adventure and meeting new aliens and all the things weove about Star Trek I continue to really Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone like seeing the development of peopleike Seven and Icheb and I think Liam O Donnell is just uirky and cool and a very believable character I also am enjoying the continuation of the exploration of the Delta uadrant It is My Teacher Is a Robot like coming home in many ways but bittersweet too since you can t go home again This novel wasnot my favorite though because for starters it was just too busy Some of the various plots felt rushed I kind of want time with O Donnell and the Nihydron for example perhaps fleshed out better in a separate novel rather than trying to cram it all into one Also I m kind of tired of multiverse problems Like cool Base of numerous races inhabited planets and the current geopoliticalandscape of a Supper Club large swath of the uadrant When an exchange of data is proposed via a formal meeting the Nihydron representatives are visibly shaken when Admiral Kathryn Janeway greets them For almost a century twoocal species the Rilnar and the Zahl have fo.