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Old February 17 2012, 09:41 AM   #301
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Yeah, the "guy that played Admiral Kirk" had two "helpers", Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens who had written many excellent novels for years, and had worked on the so-called "Shatnerverse" novels with William Shatner. These novels document Kirk's resurrection and life in the 24th century.
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Old February 17 2012, 03:10 PM   #302
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Now i am reading one that is green and called STAR TREK ACADEMY : Collision Course, and the guy who played Admiral Kirk supposedly wrote the thing! with 2 helpers. I wonder how much of it he actually wrote.
According to interviews that Shatner and the Reeves-Stevenses have given, it's a pretty full collaboration; Shatner develops and writes Kirk's story arc and dialogue, the R-Ses mainly do the rest, but then they go back and forth and revise each other's work, and Shatner has the final say.


I remember back in 90s when i was a child seeing all these books called TEK WAR that he wrote at my library. I got one out but never read it. At least i dont remember it. I wonder if he had helpers to write that one too?
Shatner's collaborator on the Tek novels was the well-known SF author Ron Goulart. I'd imagine the working relationship was pretty much the same there, aside from Goulart being uncredited.
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Old February 17 2012, 06:09 PM   #303
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Just finished both A Game of Thrones, and ST: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light. The last story in SL, Honor in the Night, was the best story in the collection. I really enjoyed the characterization of Baris and Darvin. Lots of interesting twists in this one. My Rating: 9/10.
It took me three tries and several months to finish the book, but I am very glad I did, the book was awesome. While it is a little more graphic than the books I usually read, the quality of the characters, writing, and world build were more than enough to make up for that. My rating: 9.75 out of 10.
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Old February 17 2012, 06:37 PM   #304
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^I think your second paragraph there is meant to be about A Game of Thrones, but it's a bit unclear.
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Old February 17 2012, 07:18 PM   #305
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I just finished Indistinguishable from Magic. I have to say that I didn't really like it much. I might come back later and elaborate when I have more time.

Next up, DTI: Watching the Clock.
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Old February 17 2012, 11:50 PM   #306
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JD wrote:
It took me three tries and several months to finish the book, but I am very glad I did, the book was awesome. While it is a little more graphic than the books I usually read, the quality of the characters, writing, and world build were more than enough to make up for that. My rating: 9.75 out of 10.
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^I think your second paragraph there is meant to be about A Game of Thrones, but it's a bit unclear.
Oh, yeah it was. I was in a hurry when I wrote that.
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Old February 19 2012, 12:40 AM   #307
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Old February 19 2012, 02:41 AM   #308
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So, I went and read the review thread for Indistinguishable from Magic. Pretty much all the reasons I didn't like it - small universe syndrome, choppy scene changes, scientific concepts well beyond my comprehension - were thoroughly covered there. Though no one seemed to have mentioned the moss zombies - that was the point where, if I hadn't been so close to the end of the novel, I would have given up.

One thing I DID like? The name of the Split Infinite. To boldly create new spatial anomalies!

Slightly off topic, last night I watched William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet on Netflix. I can't decide if it was completely absurd or completely brilliant.
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Old February 19 2012, 05:28 PM   #309
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I recently have read several of the older Startrek novels TOS Mutiny by Robert Lawrence, DS9 The Never ending sacrifice by Una McCormack and Ds9 betrayal by Lois Tilton.
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Old February 19 2012, 10:49 PM   #310
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I finished Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm by D.P. Lyle last night. It was thoroughly enjoyable and the characterizations were spot on.

I'm now reading Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm by Michael A. Martin.
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Old February 20 2012, 12:16 AM   #311
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Just started reading "The Ghosts of Cannae" by Robert L. O'Connell. An excellent history (so far anyway) on the Battle of Cannae.
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Old February 20 2012, 01:39 AM   #312
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Finally finished 'One Day' by David Nicholls on the weekend. I have to say, it was wildly manipulative in the end- I don't regret reading it, but I very much resented the author arbitrarily pulling the strings to get a sentimental reaction out of me.

As soon as I put it down I quickly moved on to 'Prospero Burns' by Dan Abnett, the fifteenth (!) book in the Horus Heresy series. As this is the 'flip side' of the previously excellent 'A Thousand Sons', I am very keen to get my teeth into it.

On my eReader I have been churning through 'A Singular Destiny' by KRAD- while I am enjoying it (especially Sonek Pran- what a character!), it certainly doesn't have it's hooks into me the way other TrekLit books have done, seems a bit meandering and aimless at the moment, and I'm only 50 pages from the end so it doesn't have much time left to focus.
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Old February 20 2012, 05:41 AM   #313
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I decided to star DTI: Watching the Clock, and once I finish up here I was also going to start the Discworld Death novel Reaper Man.
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Old February 20 2012, 06:02 PM   #314
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Started Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn again. Must be about 15 years since I last read it.
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