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Old June 28 2012, 09:17 PM   #886
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I'm fairly sure that whatever I read after Raise The Dawn I'm gonna hate, just by comparison, but I'm trying Brin & Benford's 1980s hard sci-fi classic Heart Of The Comet, recently reissued. Should be interesting.
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Old June 30 2012, 12:49 AM   #887
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All the talk of TMP and Ex Machina in another thread tempted me to re- watch and read those, but then I remembered that EM also sequelises For The World Is Hollow... and I haven't seen that in a long while. Conveniently, however, the daily reruns on CBS Action just started on season 3 and will reach that episode next weekend. So it'll be Ex Machina after that, and for now I felt in the mood for some classics and so started on Jules Verne's Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. (The Penguin Classics version, which is the best translation - original character names and all.)

Which, actually, is a classic that still has no definitive screen version - the James Mason version's OK, the Kenneth More version reasonably watchable, the John Neville/F Murray Abraham one is entertaining in places (and for Trek viewers, Tim Russ is in it), but none are really great.

The Brendan Fraser version is utter, utter shit.

I guess I wish the BBC would do one, like they did with The Lost World a few years back...
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Old June 30 2012, 02:35 AM   #888
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I'm reading Startrek Ds9 Armageddon skies by L.A.Graff .
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Old June 30 2012, 08:42 PM   #889
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It's YA, but YA is all the rage right now, so why not? It's actually fairly entertaining so far. Generational ships, a redhead, some secrets... everything I like in a book.
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Old June 30 2012, 10:37 PM   #890
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished reading Avatar, Book One by S.D. Perry the other night. Considering that was my third DS9 novel in a row, I thought I'd plump for a good ole TOS novel in the form of Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

About a quarter of a way through and, once again, the Reeves-Stevens don't disappoint. One thing I did notice is that this novel at the Eugenics Wars being a behind the scenes conflict and I wonder if this gave Greg Cox some inspiration when he wrote The Eugenics Wars books?
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Old June 30 2012, 11:51 PM   #891
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Raise the Dawn came in, and i've hardly put it down. Fantastic read so far. I'm loving that
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Old July 1 2012, 12:45 AM   #892
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You guys are making me crave TrekLit.
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Old July 1 2012, 01:42 PM   #893
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Finished Raise the Dawn (very good) and am reading Articles of the Federation (again)
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Old July 1 2012, 05:46 PM   #894
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Finished A Time to Hate last night. I thought this one seemed better than the first volume. Weird issues, though. Like, Troi beams out but Picard keeps referencing her as if she's in the room. The same thing happens with Vale as well. Just odd.

I also read Alien Spotlight: Borg, a comic set before Nemesis. Pretty good, if it let like it should have been a two-or-three issue miniseries instead of foisted into one issue.

I was going to read "Till Death" from the Sky's the Limit but there are multiple references on the first two pages to the story being set a lot closer to Nemesis then Memory Beta has it. So I'm going to place it between A Time to Heal/Time for War-Peace.

But next up is Worlds of DS9: Ferenginar.
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Old July 1 2012, 06:09 PM   #895
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^Yeah, I don't think "'Til Death" is in continuity with the A Time to... series. So it probably doesn't matter what order you read them in.
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Old July 1 2012, 08:42 PM   #896
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I've been in the mood for some more epic fantasy ever since I finished Game of Thrones in February, so I decided to start Eragon last night. My sister actually gave me this as a present a year or two ago, but I never got around to it until now.
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Old July 1 2012, 08:49 PM   #897
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I've been in the mood for some more epic fantasy ever since I finished Game of Thrones in February, so I decided to start Eragon last night. My sister actually gave me this as a present a year or two ago, but I never got around to it until now.
Oh, you poor bugger. What a comedown....
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Old July 1 2012, 10:08 PM   #898
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I've been in the mood for some more epic fantasy ever since I finished Game of Thrones in February, so I decided to start Eragon last night. My sister actually gave me this as a present a year or two ago, but I never got around to it until now.
I managed to get through the first one - barely. Imagine a Star Wars knock off in a fantasy setting. Whatever impression that brings up, it's not as good as that...

In fairness, he was young when he wrote it but it's crushingly unoriginal, averagely written, predictable and tedious.

Enjoy...
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Old July 1 2012, 10:10 PM   #899
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Yeah, but like I said, my sister gave it to me, so I'd feel guilty if I didn't at least give it a try.
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Old July 1 2012, 10:27 PM   #900
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^Yeah, I don't think "'Til Death" is in continuity with the A Time to... series. So it probably doesn't matter what order you read them in.

That's basically what I figure, but since I've read everything else of the TNG Movie Era in order so far, I can hold off on it for two more books and reconcile any of the other minor hiccups.
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