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Old May 12 2012, 06:43 PM   #676
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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I absolutely loved those novels, definitely have to reread them again someday. Then again, I'm a big fan of The Original Series novels, so they're (mostly) all great to me.

However, if you enjoy novels that delve into the history of characters, in this case, Kirk in his younger days and his relationship with Mitchell, then you'll be fine.
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I liked how the first book started with a re-telling of th end of WNMHGB
That was pretty neat. Have you got book two of the trilogy as well? There is a thread running through all three novels in the flashbacks as well as the post-WNMHGB sections. Still, it's all recapped. The Constitution one is quite good though as it sees Kirk in his first real command experience.
Yep - I had book 2 but held off on reading it until I got all 3

and following that, I got my package from Amazon with DTI: Forgotten History, Rings of Time, That Which Divides and NF: Blind Man's Bluff!! Truly a great day for this TrekLit reader
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Old May 12 2012, 08:39 PM   #677
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I was moving some boxes at home and found my copy of Traitor winds (how did that get there?).Well worth a reread.
Quite a dark little book set during 'the lost years'before TMP.
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Old May 12 2012, 08:57 PM   #678
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"I am better than your kids" by Maddox.

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Old May 13 2012, 02:18 AM   #679
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i'm starting star trek TOS: Black Fire. I think i've hit a burnout on TNG reading. After finishing my 24th book in a row, i don't think i can take another TNG book, so gonna switch over to all the TOS books ive never read.
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Old May 13 2012, 05:11 AM   #680
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I remember really enjoying Black Fire, although it was a long time ago. It was a bit trashy as I recall, but it was also Spock pretending to be a space pirate, which is probably the coolest idea ever.
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Old May 13 2012, 08:12 AM   #681
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i'm starting star trek TOS: Black Fire. I think i've hit a burnout on TNG reading. After finishing my 24th book in a row, i don't think i can take another TNG book, so gonna switch over to all the TOS books ive never read.
Sorry to hear that, indianatrekker. One way I avoid the fatigue is to alternate series. A little trick I picked up last year and its really kept my enthusiasm for reading Treklit alive.

So, when I was reading the A Time to... series, I balance it out by reading Vanguard and a couple of TOS novels. Now, reading TNG Relaunch, Titan and VOY relaunch I've been balancing it out with reading more TOS novels between each volume. After Greater than the Sum, I picked up Star Trek Log One, then unto Gods of Night, and then next I'll either pick up Log Two, Rihannsu: Swordhunt or That Which Divides I haven't decided yet.

Try it, it works really well.
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Old May 13 2012, 12:44 PM   #682
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Just finished The Confession by John Grisham.

Now reading an older book by the same author: The Partner.

Will be getting into Forgotten History after that.
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Old May 13 2012, 02:02 PM   #683
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i'm starting star trek TOS: Black Fire. I think i've hit a burnout on TNG reading. After finishing my 24th book in a row, i don't think i can take another TNG book, so gonna switch over to all the TOS books ive never read.
Sorry to hear that, indianatrekker. One way I avoid the fatigue is to alternate series. A little trick I picked up last year and its really kept my enthusiasm for reading Treklit alive.

So, when I was reading the A Time to... series, I balance it out by reading Vanguard and a couple of TOS novels. Now, reading TNG Relaunch, Titan and VOY relaunch I've been balancing it out with reading more TOS novels between each volume. After Greater than the Sum, I picked up Star Trek Log One, then unto Gods of Night, and then next I'll either pick up Log Two, Rihannsu: Swordhunt or That Which Divides I haven't decided yet.

Try it, it works really well.
Yep, really is working. I was struggling through Reunion. Wrapped it up, and when i jumped to TOS Black Fire, i found it to be invigorating. So i might do TOS , TNG, TOS, etc etc.
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Old May 13 2012, 02:30 PM   #684
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Finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - odd mix. It's extremely slow and boring to start - the first 150 pages are a slog - then is totally un-put-downable from pages 200(ish) to 415, and then the last hundred pages are unnecessarily dragged-out and very bitty, as the plot that the reader actually gives a monkey's about it is already finished, and all the company/corporate stuff is just... dull.

I suspect the film versions must improve on that, so I'll probably like them even more.

I did enjoy it, though, even though I figured out what happened pretty much from the get-go simply because it was the only logical thing, but I do hope the sequels are better paced, and are more like the pages 150-420 of this. If so, I'll love them.

ETA- Hm, not sure what I'm in the mood for next...
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Old May 13 2012, 03:18 PM   #685
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Last night I finished Doctor Who And The Daleks by David Whitaker, the very first DW novelization from back in 1964. BBC Books has started to reprint some of the Target books so fans like me who weren't alive in the 70s can read them (though I've found a local used bookstore that has lots of them). I enjoyed this one a lot, probably even more so because of the many differences from the actual serial. It was only the second story of the show, so Whitaker takes the opportunity to pretend that the first one never happened and has Ian and Barbara meeting the Doctor and Susan in this book--only it's completely different. The other major change is that the book is narrated entirely by Ian, so scenes without him in the show aren't in the book, especially towards the end when the characters split up. The general plot of The Daleks is unaltered, but the novel ends up being a somewhat different experience, which isn't really a bad thing considering how many times I've watched the story on DVD.

Continuing on with DW Target books, I'm starting The Edge of Destruction today. And while I'm still reading A Clash of Kings, it's getting slightly tedious, which may be entirely due to my recent DW craze. I'm not going to put it down, but I am taking it slower.
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Old May 13 2012, 03:28 PM   #686
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The novelization of The Edge of Destruction is a good one. The author needed to add a lot of original material to flesh out a 2-parter to novel length, and it expands nicely on the story.
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Old May 13 2012, 03:44 PM   #687
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Old May 13 2012, 11:11 PM   #688
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Any of you guys read the Iron Druid Chronicles series? I'm very curious to check out the series since it's urban fantasy set in my home region, Arizona.
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Old May 14 2012, 12:56 AM   #689
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler is another book added to my reading list; another, out of three, I have to read for this particular week.

Of course, procrastinating/killing time on Trektoday isn't helping me with that reading...
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Old May 14 2012, 10:01 AM   #690
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Finished Day of the Vipers (which I found much more enjoyable this time around), and continuing through the Trek books I already own before starting my eventual read-through of everything else.

Now I'm reading Avatar, Book One by S.D. Perry. I actually have the Twist of Faith omnibus, so I'm going to be reading for quite a while.
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