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Old January 20 2012, 02:57 PM   #136
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I finished Terry Goodkind's Soul of the Fire. Reading Krad's Buffy novel Blackout at the moment, love me some Spike lol
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Old January 20 2012, 05:27 PM   #137
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Just wrote my review of John de Lancie and Peter David's I,Q. I've also just finished Troublesome Minds by Dave Galanter. I think I'm going to re-read the Gateways series just because, starting with One Small Step by Susan Wright.
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Old January 20 2012, 09:57 PM   #138
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I finished Myriad Universes: The Tears of Eridanus last night. I'm now reading Burn Notice: The Bad Beat.
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Old January 21 2012, 10:51 AM   #139
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Finished up Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History. A really great anthology, I didn't feel there was a bad one in the bunch. Now about half way through Star Trek: Typhon Pact - The Struggle Within. I'd like for next up to be Star Wars: Darth Plagueis but there's a waiting list at the library, so for now it'll be Shatterpoint instead.
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Old January 21 2012, 03:16 PM   #140
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Finished The Doomsday Key by James Rollins. Going to take a break this weekend to read a manuscript for Tor, then tackle The Devil's Colony next week . . . .
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Old January 21 2012, 08:07 PM   #141
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Finished up the S.C.E. novel Orphans. Not the best but not horrific either.

Started to crack Declassified
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Old January 22 2012, 12:50 AM   #142
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Currently reading Walter Mosley's "The Wave"...
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Old January 22 2012, 04:35 AM   #143
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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. It's been about a decade since I last tried to read The Wheel of Time, so I figured it'd be best to start from the very beginning.
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Old January 22 2012, 10:08 PM   #144
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Finished "The Wave"....

Coulda been great, but fell short after the first half....

I'm currently re-reading "Somebody Owes Me Money"....

(Then I have to do some reluctant readings for classes)...
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Old January 23 2012, 01:00 AM   #145
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Finished up Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History. A really great anthology, I didn't feel there was a bad one in the bunch. Now about half way through Star Trek: Typhon Pact - The Struggle Within. I'd like for next up to be Star Wars: Darth Plagueis but there's a waiting list at the library, so for now it'll be Shatterpoint instead.


You will like Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. I've read 151 pages of it so far and it is a very intense novel in some places.
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Old January 23 2012, 08:09 PM   #146
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I just finished Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn, a follow-up to his Allegiance (2006). A small band of 'rogue' stormtroopers -- deserters turned do-good vigilantes -- hooks up with Mara Jade, the Emperor's Hand, to deal with a case of treason. It seems an Imperial governor in the hinterlands is offering the Rebels (who just recently destroyed the Death Star) a base in return for their assistance in resisting the expansion of a mysterious alien overlord. Luke, Leia, and Han have gone to see if this offering is a trap, and presently all of the characters are involved in a tangled plot of intrigue with plenty of action. Quite enjoyable, though I preferred reading about Jade and the Stormtroopers more than anyone else. Thrawn and Pallaeon are present, as well.

One of the secondary characters, a mysterious masked man named Lord Odo, confused me throughout the novel. I kept reading his lines in Constable Odo's gruff voice. Considering that Odo is supposed to mean 'unknown', and Lord Odo's identity and mission are a secret to the main characters, I wonder if it's a reference on Zahn's part..
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Old January 23 2012, 08:35 PM   #147
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^ I always took that as read myself. (if you pardon the pun).

I still fell for what should have been an obvious twist at the end of that book. I hope that Zhan writes more Star Wars...

I've also started on Darth Plagueis and thus far am loving it. (I did spent the first few chapters eagerly awaiting Palpatine's appearance. What can I say, as a character he's a very effective complete monster, even more so in this book.) Some very intriguing looks into both Sith philosophy and galactic politics and great characterizations make this a worthy addition to the star wars universe. (And I'm not even half way through yet...)

I'm currently reading my way through the Laundry series by Charles Stross. Its basically the British civil service vs Lovecraftian horrors with a lot of computer geek in jokes and homages to other horror/thriller writers. For example, the second book is a pastiche of the James Bond novels.
It's a lot better than I made it sound.
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Old January 23 2012, 08:46 PM   #148
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Its basically the British civil service vs Lovecraftian horrors
Whose side are we supposed to be on?
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Old January 23 2012, 09:02 PM   #149
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Well, you and I are both British and I've worked in Her Majesties Civil Service so...

Cthulhu wgah'nagl fhtagn it is.
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Old January 23 2012, 09:31 PM   #150
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One of the secondary characters, a mysterious masked man named Lord Odo, confused me throughout the novel. I kept reading his lines in Constable Odo's gruff voice. Considering that Odo is supposed to mean 'unknown', and Lord Odo's identity and mission are a secret to the main characters, I wonder if it's a reference on Zahn's part..
Most unlikely. The name Odo has existed for over 12 centuries; it hardly originated with DS9. It's a Germanic name related to "Otto" (actually meaning "rich person"), and was common in the Middle Ages. There are a number of nobles, clerics, and other famous people who have borne the name over the centuries, and it's been used in works of fiction predating DS9 such as Lord of the Rings and The Dispossessed.
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