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Title : Demons
Writers : J.M. Dillard
Year : 1986
Rating : 3.5000 for 14 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Schuyler Corson Rating : 4
Review : One of the well written stories that slipped several "below decks" characters in, characters that would reappear throughout Dillard's stories. A Vulcan survey team finds an ancient artifact that unleashes bloodthirsty creatures composed of mental energy, capable of taking over the bodies of any creature that can make eye contact with an infected being. Luckily, Starfleet had been forewarned of this danger, and included a secret agent aboard the Enterprise, capable of dealing with the monsters. Taken from a distance, this story is a fairly standard "mass murderer aboard the Enterprise" storyline. Added to it is the normal number of miraculous disaster aversions due to Spock's direct attention, not to mention an ability to pull in just about every other established character stereotype possible. And, as if to make matters worse, the creatures have been also unleashed upon Vulcan, bringing out coldly methodical killing machines that can hide their activities behind unemotional masks. The true strength of this book lies in the character development and interactions of the characters unique to Dillard's work. The known characters are flat and almost derisive, but the secondary characters are well rounded and fully descriptive, virtually rating their own storyline, not merely being added in to a known grouping. Dillard has created several notable characters, almost all within the Security Division (to bypass the noted Red Shirt Rule), as well as a practical trickster of a secret agent. The settings of the story are well described, but use firmly established environments from both the live action and the animated series. (Combat scenes could have been taken from "Day Of The Dove", and a storyline taking place on Vulcan seem to be a complete retelling of D.C. Fontana's work from the animated series.) If you are looking for a stand alone story, this is fairly standard, unimaginative fare. However, if you are interested in reading excellent examples of character development, I'd recommend this as part of a series. Simply read all of the TOS books by J.M. Dillard, concentrating on the background characters. A definite must for anyone interested in role playing in the Star Trek universe.
Reviewer : ktasay Rating : 4
Review : Good characterizations, decent plot.
Reviewer : VvdslQcmJEUW Rating : 5
Review : Rating I enjoyed this book beuscae it is easy to read,giving solid advice on how to run a MLM business based on the Author's personal experience. I like the style in which it is written beuscae the Author is very down to earth, has an obvious sense of humour and makes it clear that MLM will not work for you if you do not work for MLM. I also enjoyed the book beuscae the author is a very successful woman who works in the same MLM as I do, which proved to me that this business works. I also admire the candid way in which the Author discusses the obstacles that she had to overcome in order to be successful.
Reviewer : GUPLA4eQPZ Rating : 5
Review : After a Federation oupost is raedid, the Enterprise heads to Acamar Three (it would seem that most planets in Star Trek need to have numbers connected to them) where they meet Marouk (Nancy Parsons), leader of the planet. Marouk explains that a group called the Gatherers is to blame for the raid on the outpost. After centuries of blood feuds, the renegade group of Acamarians who call themselves gatherers live as space-faring nomads, gathering the belongings of others.Marouk has a sincere desire to reintegrate Acamar Three's lost sons. Marouk's servant, Yuta (Lisa Wilcox), is always at her side. She is almost like a Labrador retriever, being Marouk's gofer for everything and treated sometimes like a robot instead of a young woman. Riker finds her to be quite fetching and the two take a liking to each other.Picard volunteers to help Marouk locate the clan leader of the Gatherers, Chorgan (Stephen Lee), so that they can make peace with them, give them amnesty for their gathering crimes and give them a piece of land so they can start to reintegrate into their society.Unseen to everyone else, Yuta runs across an elderly Gatherer, a member of the Lornack clan, who recognizes her from years before. With a touch of her hand, the old man drops dead. Crusher finds that the man, despite his age, was relatively healthy, but died of a rare virus that was almost designed to attack him specifically. This is the second such death and a connection is made members of the Lornack clan are dying and the only one left is Chorgan. But who could be killing off the Lornacks? Their sworn enemies were wiped out 50 years earlier?Some sleuthing by Data and Crusher reveal the secret and Riker must beam into the middle of talks with Chorgan, Marouk Picard to stop Yuta in her tracks.An interesting tack on an old theme.
Reviewer : EPOLGja03 Rating : 1
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Reviewer : Pgc9hi9ce Rating : 3
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Reviewer : 1wd2cueP Rating : 2
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Reviewer : wNHo8yhOX0 Rating : 5
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Reviewer : GEwB1bmCy Rating : 5
Review : he wouldn't say no to a "millionaire's tax." That may not seem like much, but for the last 10 years tanlikg about raising anyone's taxes has basically been political suicide. It actually says a lot that they think they can get away with proposing it. Their support is growing and so is their ability to accomplish something. From what I understand, the protests are trying to be a safe apace for people to make a point. The most commonly repeated points will be the ones that have the most sway. We'll se what they are.Also, I'm sure not enough people thank the NYPD for their work down there. Despite what some of the protesters may think, NYPD (with only 1 or 2 minor exceptions) has handled this phenomenally well. The officers on the ground are usually nothing but polite and helpful and are being very fair about applying the rules. Thanks is in order from everyone, protestor and non protestor alike, because this could have been a nightmare. I hope you get a chance to have a weekend with eachother soon. It's draining, and politics can be glacially slow, but it seems like the protests may end up helping things in the end. Hopefully it will be worth it. Good luck and thank you for your hard work. I think everyone in NY appreciates it.
Reviewer : 4RKKsBXb2 Rating : 3
Review : I'm going to dispute this a lttile bit. Your definition of 'vulnerability' is correct, and you're right that 'threat' should not be used where 'vulnerability' is intended, but I find your definition of 'threat' wanting. In common use of the word, it is not a person or group of people.The government report you quoted in your last blog entry had it right: a threat is a circumstance or event. They used the term 'threat agent' to denote the person who might attempt to implement the threat.If a threat is an entity, then 'Threat Modeling', a widely used term in network and application security, doesn't really make any sense.Actually, based on your examples, you are calling a 'risk' what is conventionally called a 'threat'. Risk, which is really only a concern to CISSP-types (in my experience), is quantitative: usually the product of some formula having to do with damage potential and likelihood of threat realization.
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