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Old January 15 2012, 10:17 AM   #121
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Finished James Swallow's Titan novel, Synthesis. Review here! I'm now all caught up on Titan.
Just to be sure: Have you read Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire ? That one is a Titan novel as well, although it doesn't has the series title on the cover.
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Old January 15 2012, 05:52 PM   #122
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I finished Supernatural: Coyote's Kiss. I'm about to start on Star Trek: Myriad Universes: The Tears of Eridanus.
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Old January 16 2012, 02:29 AM   #123
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Finished James Swallow's Titan novel, Synthesis. Review here! I'm now all caught up on Titan.
Just to be sure: Have you read Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire ? That one is a Titan novel as well, although it doesn't has the series title on the cover.
Indeed I have! I read it when it was released last year, I just hadn't yet read Synthesis.
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Old January 16 2012, 02:35 AM   #124
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Finally found some time to read the rest of A Choice of Catastrophes and I found it to be pretty average; I was expecting a little more.

Moving onto the S.C.E. novel Orphans
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Old January 16 2012, 04:00 AM   #125
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Yesterday finished Furies of Calderon, book one of Jim Butcher's 'The Alera Codex'. It was... okay, but not great. By the end of it I was pretty much reading it to get it over and done with. I have the rest of a books (a friend gave me the entire series) but I'm not super excited to get on to with the next one.

After that I started book 1 of The Hunger Games. Pretty good so far, about four chapters in.
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Old January 16 2012, 04:20 AM   #126
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By the way, if you're curious about The Hunger Games but don't want to drop ten bucks or so on it, the Kindle version is currently available for $4.69.
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Old January 16 2012, 02:53 PM   #127
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Picked up Star Trek: Voyager Unworthy...Cannot put it down!!
I'll more than likely go back and get Full Circle then Children of the Storm.
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Old January 16 2012, 03:30 PM   #128
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Picked up Star Trek: Voyager Unworthy...Cannot put it down!!
I'll more than likely go back and get Full Circle then Children of the Storm.
I love the Voyager relaunch, especially Unworthy and Children of the Storm! They are absolutely fantastic. I can't wait for The Eternal Tide later this year.

Just finished Diane Duane's Doctor's Orders (here's the review), and I'm now reading I, Q by John de Lancie and Peter David. I'm about a third of the way in, and I'm not totally sure what I think about it so far...
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Old January 17 2012, 03:52 AM   #129
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Finished "The Ruins of Noble Men", the third novella in Vanguard: Declassified last night. I absolutely loved the story, especially the ending which is IMO a perfect Trek ending. I just really hope that somewhere along the line Marco gets another chance to write a Trek story, because he definitely writes Trek stories just as well as he edits them. My Rating: 10/10
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Old January 17 2012, 06:03 PM   #130
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Currently about halfway through Star Wars: Darth Plaguies. Simply amazing novel that i can't put down.
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Old January 18 2012, 01:18 PM   #131
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Just finished The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh Vol 2 by Greg Cox. I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed as it didn't live up to what I was hoping for. Anyway, my reivew is Here for anyone who is interested.

Now currently reading Daedalus by Dave Stern
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Old January 18 2012, 02:41 PM   #132
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Old January 19 2012, 02:04 AM   #133
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Living History by Hillary Clinton.
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Old January 19 2012, 05:53 AM   #134
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I wrapped up Rough Beasts of Empire this morning before work. You know how annoying it is to be 30 or so pages from the end of a book and be simply unable to keep your eyes open long enough to finish?!?! Yeah, you guys are all readers. You've been there.

So, I have a few things to say about this one. I'm going to spoiler tag it though, because even though this has been out over a year now, I know some of you in this thread are just now getting caught up like me. But first, most of what bothered me about this book was a result of the decision to jump the DS9 characters forward in the continuity. And of course, that's not just an issue here, but has been an element of all the Typhon Pact books. However, it was in this story that the frustration really began to bother me and pull me out of enjoying the book. All the painful and weighty events that have brought these characters that I love to the point of their actions in this book are empty holes in my brain. I really could have wished that one or more of the Myriad and Mirror trades could have instead been devoted to bringing DS9 forward in a less jarring way. Knowing intellectually that these characters have had all this time to change and grow (or regress in some cases) doesn't help me accept it on an emotional level. There's nothing that happens that couldn't have logically grown from each character's arc where it left off, but being dropped into it with only the occasional oblique reference to how they got there - again, "jarring" is the most apt descriptor I can come up with.


I know that was mostly negative, and I'm truly sorry for that. It's really not about the writing, or even so much about the specific story. My dissatisfaction is primarily an outgrowth of my frustration over that huge gap in time. I have a hard enough time keeping up with the chronology and all these characters and events without being intentionally left in the dark.

C'est la vie. On to Paths of Disharmony.
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Old January 20 2012, 02:28 AM   #135
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So far in January:

Space: 1999: Rogue Planet by E. C. Tubb
The Survivors by Marion Zimmer Bradley & Paul Edwin Zimmer
The Eyes of the Overworld (audiobook) by Jack Vance
Space: 1999: Alien Seed by E.C. Tubb
Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories (audiobook) by Ian Fleming
Dumarest #1: The Winds of Gath by E.C. Tubb
The Heirs of Hammerfell by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Dumarest #2: Derai by E.C. Tubb

Currently listening to Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver (the James Bond "reboot")(I quite like it) at the gym, and casting about for something to read. I've been toying with Toyman, the next Dumarest book, but it hasn't grabbed me yet. I'm virtually out of Marion Zimmer Bradley; I'll have to resort to one of her late-career "collaborations" (really ghostwritten) such as Tiger Burning Bright or the Trillium books if I want to continue my project to read all MZB's work, which started in 2010.
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