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Old August 14 2014, 02:42 AM   #4002
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Just finished a 70s Trek novel The Price of the Phoenix. Really good. Made me fall in love with the Romulan Commander all over again, she has a really strong role there as a full equal with Kirk and Spock. The homoerotic subtext was jaw droppingly strong, much more blatant and titillating than the famous Killing Time first printing. I loved every minute of it, but I'm still amazed it got printed. The subtext is just about official enough in this one to just be considered text. At the very least there's a strong objectification of Kirk - he's stripped naked against his will - twice! if you count his transporter clone imaginatively called James, who mind melds with Spock while naked. It's crazy, but an action packed brisk read.
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