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Old April 22 2012, 01:50 AM   #586
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

The A Time to series is what I intend to read after Vanguard, since I want to catch up on TNG (obviously woefully behind) and Articles of the Federation, which I read last year and quite heavily references them, heightened my interest.


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^ You think the first two books are good, you just WAIT until David Mack shows up.
Mr. Mack recently mentioned that he considers them personal favorites among his works, right after Destiny and Wildfire.
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Old April 22 2012, 05:14 AM   #587
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Thrawn, I'm very excited to get Mack's books. I've read the first 5 Vanguard books, have to catch up on that!

Sho, I've been working my way through the Post-Generations TNG comics and novels, as best as I could figure. Since getting back into the forum I've been able to finesse a bit more, but it's been a fun ride so far, even with some less than stellar entries. Though it's a substantial amount of material, I've been surprised by how quickly I got to this point already.

I've also been reading the DS9 Realunch in concert with TNG, right now I'm at Worlds of DS9, which I'm hoping to intersperse with the A Time To... books to spread out the franchises a bit. My plan is to finish the TNG-Time books, watch Nemesis, finish out WoDS9 and then, since I can, read through all the Mirror Universe material in preparation for the DS9R Mirror Universe Stuff and then do Rise Like Lions. I think that might be fun before jumping into the Post-Nem TNG stuff and (FINALLY!) Destiny! I'm wiping my brow just thinking about it!
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Old April 22 2012, 09:06 AM   #588
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I am finishing EX Machina, by Chris Bennet, based on recommendations of forum members. Not a bad read. I am enjoying the internal conflict on the ship more than the action on planet though. I think Chris did a nice job of tackling the return of Kirk and McCoy and their interactions with Deckers handpicked crew.

Thanks to a banner ad on the right hand side of this BBS page, I will dive into Robopocalypse, by Daniel Wilson next. I read a few reviews on Amazon and it sounded like a good read. Has anyone read this book already? Did you like it?
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Old April 22 2012, 03:04 PM   #589
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Thrawn, I'm very excited to get Mack's books. I've read the first 5 Vanguard books, have to catch up on that!

Sho, I've been working my way through the Post-Generations TNG comics and novels, as best as I could figure. Since getting back into the forum I've been able to finesse a bit more, but it's been a fun ride so far, even with some less than stellar entries. Though it's a substantial amount of material, I've been surprised by how quickly I got to this point already.

I've also been reading the DS9 Realunch in concert with TNG, right now I'm at Worlds of DS9, which I'm hoping to intersperse with the A Time To... books to spread out the franchises a bit. My plan is to finish the TNG-Time books, watch Nemesis, finish out WoDS9 and then, since I can, read through all the Mirror Universe material in preparation for the DS9R Mirror Universe Stuff and then do Rise Like Lions. I think that might be fun before jumping into the Post-Nem TNG stuff and (FINALLY!) Destiny! I'm wiping my brow just thinking about it!
Sounds about right to me. Have fun with it; you've got a lot of awesome books ahead of you.
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Old April 24 2012, 12:00 AM   #590
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I finished Doctor Who: Apollo 23 yesterday. I also read The Walking Dead, Volume I: Days Gone Bye over the last few days, and finished today. I'm now reading Star Trek: The Rings of Time.
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Old April 24 2012, 04:20 AM   #591
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Cap'n, how'd you like Apollo 23? I remember liking it quite a bit, until the last 3 chapters where it seemed like some action was added to pad the book out. As well, it was one of the books that had some obvious hints to being a reworked 10th/Donna story. (Though Forgotten Army and Coming of the Terraphiles are the worst offenders in that department.)
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Old April 24 2012, 07:23 AM   #592
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finished WTC last night. might start marathoning VGD next and hope by the time i finish, i've got Storming Heaven...
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Old April 24 2012, 10:11 PM   #593
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Just finishing David Mack's "The Calling" which I've enjoyed very much.
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Old April 26 2012, 01:53 AM   #594
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Bought and started reading Batman: The Killing Joke today. I've been wanting to read this for years, and so far it has met my very high expectations. Seriously awesome stuff so far.
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Old April 26 2012, 04:04 AM   #595
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Cap'n, how'd you like Apollo 23? I remember liking it quite a bit, until the last 3 chapters where it seemed like some action was added to pad the book out. As well, it was one of the books that had some obvious hints to being a reworked 10th/Donna story. (Though Forgotten Army and Coming of the Terraphiles are the worst offenders in that department.)
I liked it OK, not that great, but not bad either. I actually wondered if it was a reworked novel, The Doctor didn't really have the manic feel that Matt Smith brings to the role. I'd give it a 3 out of 5.

I finished Star Trek: The Rings of Time today. It's a very gripping story, I had a hard time putting it down. One of the best TOS novels I've read in a while.

I'm now reading Mass Effect: Retribution.
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Old April 26 2012, 05:02 AM   #596
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I'm now reading Mass Effect: Retribution.
Retribution is great, and really ties in well to the third game - wait a while on moving on the Deception, though. The published version is terrible enough that Bioware have said they're releasing a redone version of the story.
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Old April 26 2012, 10:52 AM   #597
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I wouldn't even buy the new edition. The story itself is that bad and that inconsequential to the larger narrative. You can already infer Deception's "plot revelations" from what happened in Retribution.

Anyway, I'm continuing reading through the few Trek novels I've purchased and then never gotten around to reading/finishing. I just started Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers. I bought it a couple of years ago, but at the time I'd yet to see all of DS9, and I don't think I was really in the right mood for it then, so I never finished it. Now that I've watched through all of DS9 (which I finally did last year, thank you Netflix!) I think I'll have a much easier time following the story and enjoying it.
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Old April 27 2012, 12:20 AM   #598
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Currently reading:

*Doctor Who: Matrix
*The Street by Ann Petry
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Old April 27 2012, 12:40 AM   #599
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Bought and started reading Batman: The Killing Joke today. I've been wanting to read this for years, and so far it has met my very high expectations. Seriously awesome stuff so far.
The Killing Joke is, in my opinion, fantastic. I hope it meets your expectations.
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Old April 27 2012, 01:13 AM   #600
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So far I've loved it. The only problem I've had with it so far is Barbara Gordon's treatment. I'm a huge fan of strong women characters, and I've been curious about Batgirl/Oracle, and so one of the reason I wanted to read this was because of her role in the story, but I didn't care for what that role ended up being. She's pretty much just a device to screw with her father and nothing more.
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