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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cold Equations

The latest book I'm reading is Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One by David Mack. The story is about the deceased android Data's "brother" B-4. Here, from the movie Nemesis, Captain Picard tries to explain to B-4, a much less advanced android than Data, about his brother's death. The captain is sad because it seems that the switching of Data's memories to B-4 has been ineffective, but then B-4 begins to sing a song Data had sung earlier in the movie, and the captain becomes hopeful ...

The book is also about the scientist who created all the Data-familial androids, the man Data thought of as his father, Noonien Soong. Here is a clip which shows a dream/vision Data had about Dr. Soong - it's reminiscent of Merlin and Wart in The Once and Future King :) ...

So far I like the book and I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.


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