June 14th, 2013

ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: "If Wishes Were Horses"

Rumpelstiltskin, a long-dead baseball player, Bashir's fantasy version of Dax, an exploding pylon, Quark in jail, and an emu on the Promenade. The DS9 Rewatch wonders "If Wishes Were Horses."

An excerpt:
Tellingly, and tragically, Kira is the only person who imagines something with no positive connotations whatsoever. Even Dax and O’Brien imagine something that comes from a positive place—O’Brien’s love for his family, Dax’s scientific curiosity—but the one and only thing Kira conjures is a pylon being destroyed and a person on fire.
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    the "Bug-Out" episode of M*A*S*H

a nice review of Star Trek: S.C.E.: Fatal Error

On his "Trek Lit" blog, Dan Gunther has reviewed my Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook Fatal Error. Dan has also reviewed the other three stories collected in the Have Tech, Will Travel omnibus, including The Belly of the Beast by Dean Wesley Smith, Hard Crash by Christie Golden, and Interphase Book 1 by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore.

Money quote (on Fatal Error):
Keith DeCandido has yet to disappoint me. I have very much enjoyed everything he has written, and Fatal Error was no exception. I'm very curious to see the outcome of 110's story, and I'm also enjoying the stories of the other characters of S.C.E.. Fatal Error provided a few more insights into the lives of the characters, and presented them with an interesting problem which required a creative solution. 110 showed his computer expertise and saved the day, even while dealing with the loss of his mate. I'm looking forward to more stories featuring these characters!
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