Date: 24 May 2014 20:12 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
This is a really neat avenue to pursue, and one that most wouldn't think of. Just as his brother fought against the first Emperor, so now RFK will be left to battle Khan's successor. I really love this twist on known history, and how you use players we lost too early in our own era to battle against the evil of the Empire. This is such a neat, unique idea, blending the mirrorverse with established history - but not quite...
Date: 24 May 2014 20:07 Title: ISS Enterprise ICVN-65
Ooh, great window into Moon is Red II (or whatever you decide to name it), and the Eugenics Wars, mirror style. This series has so much potential - very much looking forward to where you go with the full version.
Date: 24 May 2014 14:55 Title: ISS Enterprise ICVN-65
And the price of his actions in the wake of Khan's death.
He may have been a tyrant, but knowing how to keep the peace was important, especially given how much more volatile the Mirror Universe is.
Author's Response: like most he was the glue that held it together. Trick for Joachim is to keep it together.
Date: 24 May 2014 14:54 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
Wow, an amazing speech to end this story. A call for action, maybe the first little hope for a light in the darkness of the Mirror Universe. A nice addition to your Moon Was Red lore!
Author's Response: thank you, I'm glad it's complimenting the original piece. Trick will be to keep it that way when the story starts :)
Date: 22 May 2014 19:33 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
I love alternate, dystopian Earth stories, and you've done another great job showing us the earlier history of the Mirror Universe. Of course we know how it turns out, but I like the fact that decent people still existed to try to stop it.
Author's Response: thank you. I tend to write alternate history stuff but mostly WWII. Doing this one is a bit weird, more-so being Star trek.
Date: 22 May 2014 19:00 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
I love alternate history tales, and this is shaping up rather nicely. Looking forward to what comes next.
Author's Response: I like AH and doing it for Trek is a bit awkward, trying to set it up for what becomes Mirror Darkly, Mirror Mirror etc. Hopefully what comes next in the end will do as good.
Date: 22 May 2014 18:28 Title: ISS Enterprise ICVN-65
Oh nice! I always wondered what pre-warp Earth would have been like in the Mirror Universe. Great job here, Mack. I love it. Especiallly the play on CVN. Did you post in the forum that this was a tie in to something else? I'd love to read more.
Author's Response: I'm not sure if I did post in the forum but this is a sequel (well, it will be once it's all together in longer form) to my "Moon Is Red" story. You have the original MIR which was for a challenge and the expanded one that's half done which I wrote for NaNoWriMo. Should be on my account somewhere. I hope.
Date: 22 May 2014 17:13 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
Oh cool. Epic. And grand. And so fitting. And damn, a heck of a speech and a heck of a statement on the times of the moment in this Mirror Universe Time. Fantastic Mac.
Author's Response: thank ye. Figured that thirty years after Moon is Red's events, someone would want to take a stand at last.
Date: 22 May 2014 16:31 Title: Nobel Peace Prize, 1995
Love this. From the nods to the Empire in America, the augments and Khan, to the mention of Johnson and the use of this far and no further, this was a great speech I could totally hear as I was reading it. And the RFK kicker at the end was just perfect. Great stuff!
Author's Response: thank you. It kind of went on the fly but got there in the end :)
Date: 21 May 2014 16:37 Title: ISS Enterprise ICVN-65
Loved this! I like the way you use the ISS prefix and the initial misdirection from the Enterprise name turning out to be a vessel on Earth and not a starship. You have a real handle on Joachim and his character, giving us a glimpse into what it would take to be the Emperor of such a dark empire while keeping him entirely human. Great stuff!
Author's Response: thank you most kindly CS. I didn't quite think about the ISS bit but figured that naval vessels would get that kind of prefix right down to the CVN. I sort of picture the aircraft carrier having the same makeup that you see on the NX-01 in Mirror Darkly. As for Joachim, he needs a bit more to him I think. He kind of got built in my "Moon Is Red" but not like Khan. my thanks again