Date: 29 Sep 2013 17:18 Title: A Single Step
Oh Lily...that was really sad. I remember in some other book I had read (years ago now, jeeze) that Lily's mother had died of cancer near the beginning of the war, only a year or so before a cure had been found. I doubt it was intentional, but the tie in to that got me a little excited.
And a neat way to meet the Caitians. I mean...incredibly sad what happened, and it could have gone all kinds of sideways after Lily's death, but it was a neat little introduction to the race, for both us and Zefram. It was very appropriate to have Lily and Zefram together, as well, I thought at least.
Nice and short, with a hint at more to come for humanity and Caitians, as well as for Zefram and M'Roan. This would be cool to see more of later on down the line.
Thank you - I never really thought about a sequel for them but of course they would have some adventures. And then, eventually, Zef ends up on that planet, in TOS.
I never read that book, BTW - the tie-in is to ENT; there is an episode where Phlox easily cures someone of lung cancer so I liked the idea of it being her malady and there could be a small connection there.
Date: 21 Aug 2013 05:36 Title: A Single Step
I really like this. Your usual style is fine enough, but frankly often confuses the ever loving heck out of me. But this had enough description and history behind it to really draw me in -- I didn't feel like I was reading ot on a screen, but like I was actually there. I loved the interactions and that Zef and Lily are old and married and the setup for TOS too. This may be one of my favorite pieces of yours.
Oh, I thank you! I wanted to pull together a lot of elements; we never saw the First Contact with Caitians, so why not? And why not make things informal?