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Old July 25 2012, 06:25 AM   #991
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I decided to read in order "The Lost Years" (hardcover) by J. M. Dillard (1989); "A Flag Full of Stars" (pbk) by Brad Ferguson (1991); "Traitor Winds" (pbk) by L. A. Graf (1994); and, "Recovery" (e-book) by J. M. Dillard (1995). Lost years saga. The first book describes cloaking devices as readily available and easily installed whereas the third book describes them as difficult to obtain and still full of bugs to iron out. There is a fair bit of the paranormal (telergistic phenomena and/or psionics) in some of these books which smacks of fantasy more than SF.

But these books shall prime me well before reading "Ex Machina" by Christopher L. Bennett. Very soon, I hope, as I got the e-book some time ago.

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Old July 25 2012, 05:44 PM   #992
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Finished Jedi Trial. Thrawn and WarsTrek1993, I can see why you didn't like this one. The dialogue is horribly clichéd. I'm usually pretty easy to please, so I figured I'd still like this one even if no one else did, but no such luck.

I'm currently reading Robots: The Recent A.I. Next up is Torchwood: Almost Perfect.
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Old July 26 2012, 06:45 PM   #993
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I read both Superman: Earth One and Batman: Earth One in the store yesterday, and thought both were pretty good. I did feel that Superman was a bit too short; a story with that kind of plot needs some more scale to develop properly.
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Old July 26 2012, 07:28 PM   #994
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Just finishing Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber

I enjoyed it.
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Old July 28 2012, 03:01 AM   #995
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Reading Legions of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins. A little soft history on the Roman war machine
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Old July 28 2012, 08:15 AM   #996
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Almont finished Kevin Ryan's Killing Blow.
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Old July 28 2012, 05:30 PM   #997
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Almont finished Kevin Ryan's Killing Blow.
That is my next Trek book as well. How do you like it so far?
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Old July 28 2012, 07:46 PM   #998
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Love it. i like books about minor or less exposed characters.
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Old July 28 2012, 11:28 PM   #999
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Zipped through Time To Murder And Create by Lawrence Block - can't help hearing Matt Scudder, rather bizarrely, as Paul Darrow's voice. I know he's supposed to be a New Yorker, but there's something about the way his conversations in the confronting-the-one-who-did-it scenes that just go that way. Maybe cos of Darrow's turn doing that in the Blakes 7 episode Mission To Destiny...
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Old July 28 2012, 11:47 PM   #1000
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^ Did you read about this?
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Old July 28 2012, 11:59 PM   #1001
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Yes, and I'll believe it when I see it, just like with Sky's version a year or so back...
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Old July 29 2012, 12:49 AM   #1002
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I'm reading Star Wars: Medstar Book 2. I've been working my way through the Clone Wars era for a couple years now, and I'm finally reaching the end. I'm excited to get to the Dark Times era.

Just finished Christopher's DTI: Forgotten History. One of my favorite Trek books ever.
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Old July 29 2012, 02:23 AM   #1003
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Trek-wise, I'm working my way through the "Time To" series right now. I'm on "Hate". I've also got the last 2 Vanguard books on my pile, and the DTI book. Non-Trek, I'm halfway through the first "Game of Thrones" and I downloaded book 1 of the Wheel of Time series to my Kindle.

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Old July 29 2012, 04:25 AM   #1004
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I haven't been able to focus on much reading lately. I keep pecking at multiple things. Still working through Against the Tide of Years, and I'm not sure what it says that I had to look up the title. Honestly, I could remember the titles of the books before and after, just not the one I'm currently reading.

In Kindle World I'm back and forth between Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and This Star Shall Abide by Sylvia Engdahl. The latter is a re-read inspired by seeing it as I've been rearranging my bookshelves (once again trying to make more room where there is none ).

In the car I have DTI: Forgotten History, but I haven't been reading much in the car lately, so I'm thinking I need to bring it back inside before the heat and sun ruin it.

I've been on a Madeleine L'Engle kick with audio books lately, and listened to Meet the Austins, The Moon by Night, and A Ring of Endless Light over the last couple weeks. I had forgotten that The Young Unicorns and The Arm of the Starfish both happen before A Ring of Endless Light chronologically, although ...Starfish doesn't have an audio version available on Audible.com (bummer).

Oh, and I also listened through The Time Traveler's Wife for the umpteenth time. If you love the book and want an audio version, I'd recommend the version narrated by William Hope and Laurel Lefkow. For some reason I can't find that version currently available on Audible.com, though I bought it there a while back. Go figure.
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Old July 29 2012, 08:10 AM   #1005
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I'm reading Star Wars: Medstar Book 2. I've been working my way through the Clone Wars era for a couple years now, and I'm finally reaching the end. I'm excited to get to the Dark Times era.

Just finished Christopher's DTI: Forgotten History. One of my favorite Trek books ever.
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