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Old February 27 2012, 05:01 PM   #376
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I've decided to re-read all the relaunch novels starting with Voyager, Homecoming. It's been awhile since I read many of them and I've forgotten alot. I intend to read them in chronological order per Memory Beta.
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Old February 27 2012, 07:48 PM   #377
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Some time ago, I got my hands on the Janus Gate trilogy by L A Graf. Ive always been more of a TNG/DS9/VOY guy myself but I have nothing against TOS just need to be in the mood for it.

Last night, I picked up book 1: Present Tense and I knocked out 70 pages before I set it back down, Im really enjoying it and if the writing and spot on characterizations stay strong I think Im going to have the trilogy read in no time flat.

Anyone else read these?
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Old February 27 2012, 10:34 PM   #378
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Splitting my time between The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré; A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn; and re-reads of the Star Trek: Vanguard series.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:47 AM   #379
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Just picked up a crap load of free ebooks off of Project Gutenberg and a couple off of Bean's Free Library.
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Les Miserables
Be careful with Les Mis- there are good translations and bad translations. Would it be wanky of me to say that it's best read in the original French?
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Old February 28 2012, 04:22 AM   #380
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I recently read Star Trek: The Rings of Time, A Rising Thunder by David Weber, and Guardian of Night by Tony Daniel. I'm currently reading the Apocalypse Troll by David Weber.
How did you like Guardian of Night? Tony is old friend of mine; I actually published his first novel at Tor ages ago.

Haven't had a chance to read his new book yet.
I would give Guardian of the Night a B minus. It was an adequate sci-fi romp but nothing special. There were individual pieces of interest (the civilian scientist, the alien AI, the background regarding human space-flight post-invasion, etc.), but the novel as a whole was fairly forgettable.
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Old February 28 2012, 05:19 AM   #381
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Just finished DTI: Watching the Clock - LOVED it. Best Trek novel since Destiny.

Next - Children of the Storm.
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Old February 28 2012, 05:24 AM   #382
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My copy of Orion's Hounds got here today, which made me happy. I'm on Chapter Four already, and the book is proving to be as enjoyable a read as Watching the Clock was. If the rest of OH proves to be as good as the book's first four chapters, Christopher will have firmly cemented himself for me as one of the best writers that Trek Lit currently has (he's already halfway there based on my enjoyment of WtC).
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Old February 28 2012, 05:33 AM   #383
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Yay!
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Old February 28 2012, 09:24 AM   #384
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Some time ago, I got my hands on the Janus Gate trilogy by L A Graf. Ive always been more of a TNG/DS9/VOY guy myself but I have nothing against TOS just need to be in the mood for it.

Last night, I picked up book 1: Present Tense and I knocked out 70 pages before I set it back down, Im really enjoying it and if the writing and spot on characterizations stay strong I think Im going to have the trilogy read in no time flat.

Anyone else read these?
I read them when they came out and I remember them being really rather good. I was concerned at first that the Tlaoli IV storyline would get boring, but each of the novel adds a twist. Its a shame that these lower decks novels didn't continue, but I can understand why they were discontinued.

When you've finished The Janus Gate, check out Errand of Vengeance if you haven't already. Those books are truly a step up.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:02 PM   #385
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I read them when they came out and I remember them being really rather good. I was concerned at first that the Tlaoli IV storyline would get boring, but each of the novel adds a twist. Its a shame that these lower decks novels didn't continue, but I can understand why they were discontinued.

When you've finished The Janus Gate, check out Errand of Vengeance if you haven't already. Those books are truly a step up.
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Cool! I really am enjoying book 1, which is a happy surprise, TOS is usually hit or miss with me.

By the way, I hope you enjoy the Last Stand. I read it when it came towards the end of High School and thought it was one of the better numbered TNG novels, would love for the author or someone else to pick up the story sometime.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:43 PM   #386
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Hm, I didn't know this trilogy existed. Sounds very interesting ... and my reading pile grows ever longer, I guess .

In keeping with the thread, I'm currently reading through Summon the Thunder.
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Old February 28 2012, 06:01 PM   #387
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I'm about two thirds of the way through Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn. Next up, That which Divides by Dayton Ward.
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Old February 28 2012, 06:10 PM   #388
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Cool! I really am enjoying book 1, which is a happy surprise, TOS is usually hit or miss with me.

By the way, I hope you enjoy the Last Stand. I read it when it came towards the end of High School and thought it was one of the better numbered TNG novels, would love for the author or someone else to pick up the story sometime.
Thanks, PKS. I'm a few chapters in and I haven't started screaming "Make It Stop!" yet. In fact, so far it seems like a fairly typical planet-of-the-week adventure.

Still, that could all change.
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Old February 28 2012, 06:31 PM   #389
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I went to the used bookstore on saturday and found some startrek books, I haven't read yet Gemini by Mike Barr and I Q by By Peter David &John Delancie.Also I finally found a book from a Star trek miniseries I needed to complete my collection.
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Old February 28 2012, 06:40 PM   #390
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I went to the used bookstore on saturday and found some startrek books, I haven't read yet Gemini by Mike Barr and I Q by By Peter David &John Delancie.Also I finally found a book from a Star trek miniseries I needed to complete my collection.
That's great, Reanok. From what I remember, Gemini was a good read and was one of a few novels to feature Kirk's nephew, Peter.

I was a bit disappointed in a used book shop I went into in Stratford-upon-Avon today. When I was at college there ten years ago, this shop had shelves and shelves of second-hand Trek books which I frequently pillaged to complete my collection.

I went back there for the first time in years today and found one lousy book, Strike Zone by Peter David. Very saddened. Even the other sci-fi novels took up a couple of shelves, when before it filled an entire room.
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