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Old April 16 2012, 03:47 AM   #556
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Just finished reading The Hunger Games and will hopefully be able to pick up Catching Fire tomorrow. I'm planning to read the whole HG trilogy before moving in ST: Vanguard and reading all of those this summer.
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Old April 16 2012, 03:51 AM   #557
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^ I just took a break from Vanguard and read the Hunger Games trilogy as well. We're doing retro review threads on all the Vanguard books this year, be sure to pay those a visit and add your voice .
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Old April 16 2012, 03:55 AM   #558
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^ I just took a break from Vanguard and read the Hunger Games trilogy as well. We're doing retro review threads on all the Vanguard books this year, be sure to pay those a visit and add your voice .
I will do so once I get into Vanguard. I'm hoping that in the time it takes me to read the first two novels I can find 3 and 4 (I have all the others).
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Old April 16 2012, 04:01 AM   #559
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I'm back on a Trek kick, so I decided it was long past time to finish off the various Trek novels I've bought over the last few years. Currently making my way through Titan: The Red King.

And yes, I've already read Taking Wing. I'm not an ignoramus.
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Old April 16 2012, 04:14 AM   #560
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^ Loved the Titan novels. I'm eagerly awaiting the new one coming out in July.
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Old April 16 2012, 11:43 AM   #561
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Finished Prophecy and Change the other day. A little more mixed bag than I would have expected. There were really only two standout entries (Terri Osborne's and Heather Jarman's). I felt the majority of the pre-DW stories were wasted on explaining things that didn't need to be explained as opposed to being wholly original. (Chris's story was probably my third favorite overall because it avoided this.) Still, it was a good read overall and very consistent with the Relaunch. "Skipping" Season 2, but having 3 stories set during Season 6 seemed odd, too. Sadly, Andrew Robinson's story was hampered by his insistence on not retelling/expanding on the Dream Box. I felt I got as much as I could from the tale, but ultimately it would have been helped by a brief, straight forward summary of the play, rather than the messy, vague one we got.

Just got started on A Time to Be Born, which is pretty good so far. I'm already 1/3 through it. Much as I'm enjoying it, there are a few things that I find a little annoying. Picard's penchant in John Vornholt novels to be distracted by pretty women is beyond cliche and it'd be terribly embarrassing for a career officer to have this happen so often in a 3 year span (Gemworld, Genesis Wave). Secondly, I wish we could get away from the "All captains that aren't Kirk or Picard are terrible." angle. It went away during a lot of the TNG Movie-era novels I'd read. Admittedly, it could all be part of the story, but it got too be overbearing early on and the more chapters of someone with less seniority than Picard lording things over him just get a bit boring.
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Old April 16 2012, 02:08 PM   #562
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Finished Prophecy and Change the other day. A little more mixed bag than I would have expected. There were really only two standout entries (Terri Osborne's and Heather Jarman's). I felt the majority of the pre-DW stories were wasted on explaining things that didn't need to be explained as opposed to being wholly original. (Chris's story was probably my third favorite overall because it avoided this.)
Thanks, but that's a surprising assessment, since the purpose of "...Loved I Not Honor More" was to explain why Grilka completely disappeared from the show after Quark successfully wooed her.

Really, that was kind of the whole mandate Marco gave us for Prophecy and Change -- to fill in the gaps in DS9's normally tight continuity, to explain the changes that happened offscreen or got glossed over (hence the title).


Still, it was a good read overall and very consistent with the Relaunch. "Skipping" Season 2, but having 3 stories set during Season 6 seemed odd, too.
That's just the way it broke down. There was no requirement for every season to be covered; writers pitched stories about events or gaps that interested them, and Marco picked the ones he thought would work best. Since events really picked up as the series went on, it's not surprising that there were more stories set in later seasons. (Actually there are only two stories set in season 6, one set between 6 & 7, and two in 7.)
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Old April 17 2012, 01:05 PM   #563
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I finished up Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse. I felt it was a good ending to the Fate of the Jedi series.



I also finished Julia Hoban's Willow and have started Catching Fire. I'm planning on reading Vanguard: Storming Heaven next.
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Old April 17 2012, 06:58 PM   #564
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I started By the Light of the Silvery Moon by Tricia Goyer. I'm on a Titanic reading streak right now and I figured this would be a good book. So far, so good.
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Old April 17 2012, 07:31 PM   #565
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re-reading DTI Watching the Clock. Still makes me smile that the epigraph is an Einstein quote followed by one from Doctor Who.
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Old April 18 2012, 06:31 AM   #566
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re-reading DTI Watching the Clock. Still makes me smile that the epigraph is an Einstein quote followed by one from Doctor Who.
Out of curiosity, what's the Doctor Who one? I haven't read the book.
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Old April 18 2012, 07:25 AM   #567
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it's the Doctor's line from Blink about time not being a strict progression of cause and effect.

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause-of-effect...but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey...stuff"
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Old April 18 2012, 02:42 PM   #568
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Continuing my massive TNG/DS9/VOY chronological reading. I'm currently in beginning of TNG season 3 time, with "Exiles." In the last week and a half, i have plowed through A Call to Darkness, A Rock and a Hard Place, Gulliver's Fugitives, Doomsday World and Exiles. Tonight i'll start The Forgotten War.
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Old April 18 2012, 03:26 PM   #569
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I just started Ready Player One. I'm only a couple of chapters into it but so far I'm enjoying it. Hope to have it finished before Forgotten History becomes available.
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Old April 18 2012, 04:36 PM   #570
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it's the Doctor's line from Blink about time not being a strict progression of cause and effect.

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause-of-effect...but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey...stuff"
Awesome.
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