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Old October 1 2012, 12:29 AM   #1231
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So what am I reading?

Recently finished:
Typhon Pact - Brinkmanship
The Next Generation: Double Helix 04: Quarantine
The Next Generation: Double Helix 05: Double or Nothing

Currently reading:
Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 03: Trill: Unjoined

Next on schedule:
Double Helix 06: The First Virtue
Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 02: Andor: Paradigm
The Next Generation: Cold Equations III: The Persistence of Memory
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Old October 1 2012, 04:22 AM   #1232
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Recently finished:
Typhon Pact - Brinkmanship
The Next Generation: Double Helix 04: Quarantine
The Next Generation: Double Helix 05: Double or Nothing

Currently reading:
Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 03: Trill: Unjoined

Next on schedule:
Double Helix 06: The First Virtue
Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 02: Andor: Paradigm
The Next Generation: Cold Equations III: The Persistence of Memory
How is Trill: Unjoined? I've been wanting to read the Worlds of DS9 series for a while now, and will hopefully have them by the time I reach the DS9 relaunch.
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Old October 1 2012, 05:54 AM   #1233
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finally finished "Crime and Punishment" (enough of that) by Dostoevsky. On a similar theme, I am now reading "The Patrian Transgression" (ST-TOS #69) by Simon Hawke (does get honored with a character on "First Contact"?). Also, in this novel, one finds two ships: "Sir, we have rendezvoused with the Lexington ..." (page 12) and then: "... Mr. Scott, have the bridge inform the Intrepid ..." (page 14). Perhaps a monster that transmutates ships has changed them ... or, DTI forbid, an error has occurred in the timeline.

Oh, and, I just purchased and downloaded "Green Metropolis" by David Owen. If environmental security is about doing some kind of control over crime, accidents, waste, unethical practices, and error, then some kind of optimization and/or efficiency or even effectiveness may be required. How would 'the future' deal with this? Thanks for the book title suggested Sci.

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Old October 1 2012, 11:42 AM   #1234
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Trill: Unjoined

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How is Trill: Unjoined? I've been wanting to read the Worlds of DS9 series for a while now, and will hopefully have them by the time I reach the DS9 relaunch.
In reading, I'm currently at ca. 79% into the book and I enjoy it a lot! The world and civilization as presented here is irreconcilable with its representation in Star Trek RPG: Worlds but it is also much more interesting.

The plot is the vehicle that allows to delve into Trill culture and history. I realized how much they were like Humans, except for their sexy spots. However, their symbionts have a unique impact on their history.

In short, I like it. The plot is solid, the revealed secrets exciting and it has Dax in it. M.A.M. and A.M. had been an excellent writing duo. Back then.

Why am I reading it? Trill: Unjoined is among the latest releases in Germany, so everything DS9-R after it is still completely new to me. I've also read Cardassia: The Lotus Flower. I've not yet read Andor: Paradigm - at the moment, I can't stand the Andorians because they became evil.
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Old October 1 2012, 12:10 PM   #1235
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

So I finished Deep Space 9 Mission Gamma book 4 Lesser Evil.
I enjoyed this book, though was bummed when I saw that it doesnt wrap up but is "to be continued in Rising Son"

Not going to get around to reading that anytime soon, in the meantime I read the Typhon Pact books last years so I went ahead and started "Plagues of Night".

About 65 pages into it and Im enjoying it so far. I did have a question though, and maybe Im asking too soon as I might get the answer as I read on but does this book take place during the other Typhone Pact books or after. I know it has to be after Rough Beasts of the Empire but where does it fall with Zero Sum Game, Seize the Fire, Paths of Disharmony and CLB's ebook?

You can tell me to "wait and see" if you like or pm me if the answer is a spoiler for other readers.

Thanks!
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Old October 1 2012, 02:59 PM   #1236
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Not going to get around to reading that anytime soon, in the meantime I read the Typhon Pact books last years so I went ahead and started "Plagues of Night".

About 65 pages into it and Im enjoying it so far. I did have a question though, and maybe Im asking too soon as I might get the answer as I read on but does this book take place during the other Typhone Pact books or after. I know it has to be after Rough Beasts of the Empire but where does it fall with Zero Sum Game, Seize the Fire, Paths of Disharmony and CLB's ebook?
Plagues of Night largely overlaps and unites the previous TP books. Basically the order of the TP books is:

Rough Beasts of Empire
Zero Sum Game Ch. 1-2
Plagues of Night Prologue-Ch. 6
ZSG Ch. 3-end; Seize the Fire (roughly simultaneous but unconnected)
PoN Ch. 7-9
Paths of Disharmony
PoN Ch. 10-12
The Struggle Within
PoN Ch. 13-Epilogue
Raise the Dawn

(I'm not sure where Brinkmanship falls, but I think it's after RtD.)

However, it mainly connects to Rough Beasts of Empire, Zero Sum Game, and Paths of Disharmony, with no significant links to the others.
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Old October 1 2012, 11:10 PM   #1237
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Oh wow, ok thanks. That break down is very helpful.

I was wondering after reading that prologue with the Breen spy.
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Old October 2 2012, 11:05 PM   #1238
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The Broken Universe by Paul Melko. It's the sequel to The Walls of the Universe, which I read last month and really enjoyed. Think of a slightly more complex Sliders with young adults, head-to-head pinball, and whether or not you're a 'singleton' or a 'dupe'.
Amazon recommended that one to me recently, and I thought it sounded interesting. Your praise has pushed me over the edge, I'm going to give it a try!

Right now, however, I'm reading You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney. My first (and at this rate, likely to be only) non-fiction book of the year.

Finally finished Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil. Took me way too long to finish reading, partially because of stuff in my life that was keeping me busy, but also partially because it just wasn't grabbing me, which is very unusual for a James Luceno novel. Still enjoyed it way more than Jedi Trial though.

Up next is Una McCormack's Brinkmanship.
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Old October 3 2012, 12:01 AM   #1239
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I may be reading one of the Star Wars Omnibus books (possibly "Shadows of the Empire") and I'm tentatively looking to read/look at some other books:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Heavy Metal publishers....(I believe it is the original comics, and
  • Part Asian, 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck
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Old October 3 2012, 03:01 AM   #1240
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Slow, slow month. Didn't have any theme going, so I was basically reading whatever fell into my hands upon completion of the previous book. I also abandoned several books that failed to grab my interest.

09/02/2012 Vultures of the Void: The Legacy by Philip Harbottle
09/03/2012 The Rocketeer Deluxe: The Complete Adventures (gn) by Dave Stevens et. al.
09/07/2012 The Believing Brain (audiobook) by Michael Shermer
09/11/2012 Last Chance to See (audiobook) by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
09/16/2012 God is Not Great (audiobook) by Christopher Hitchens
09/18/2012 Star Trek Omnibus Volume 2: Early Voyages (gn) by Abnett & Edginton/Zircher, Collins, Pulido/Adams, Moncuse
09/19/2012 Love and Rockets New Stories No. 5 (gn) by The Hernandez Bros.
09/21/2012 Star Trek: Telepathy War (gn) by Cooper, Mangels & Martin, Abnett & Edginton/Renaud & Lanning, Grindberg & Almond, Morgan & Williams, Randall & Nichols, Zircher & Moncuse
09/22/2012 All The Lives He Led (audiobook) by Frederik Pohl
09/22/2012 (The Adventures of) The Peerless Peer by Philip José Farmer
09/23/2012 Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of the Starship Enterprise by Mark Clark
09/26/2012 John Byrne’s Next Men: Aftermath (gn) by John Byrne
09/27/2012 Manly (gn) by Dale Lazarov & Amy Colburn
09/28/2012 The Last Theorem (audiobook) by Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl
09/28/2012 Nightlife (gn) by Dale Lazarov & Bastian Jonsson
09/28/2012 Good Sports (gn) by Dale Lazarov & Alessio Slonimsky
09/28/2012 Aztlan: The Last Sun (na) by Michael Jan Friedman

The Dale Lazarov graphic novels barely count as "reading," since they're entirely wordless (makes it easier to sell around the world...?). Anyway, they were somewhat amusing, but not particularly arousing.

Lots more assorted graphic novels. Somehow that seemed to be what I could concentrate sufficiently to read last month. The apparent wrap-up of Byrne's Next Men was every bit as weird as I was expecting. Great series.

The Star Trek Telepathy War crossover comics were not as good as I remembered them, and not really a GN, because they were never collected. Oh, and the Voyager chapter isn't really part of the series; no real connection between it and the rest.

Finished up Star Trek FAQ, which I've been reading bit by bit over the last few months. Highly recommended.

A couple Fred Pohl audiobooks at the gym. I liked All The Lives He Led a good deal more than his collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke. I've been a fan of Pohl's since the '70's, and one of the highlights of my Provo years was getting to be his chauffeur for one of the BYU Science Fiction Symposia, where Pohl was the guest of honor, in '84 or '85. Had a great time driving him up to the Salt Lake airport to collect his wife, who came in on a later flight. They were still fairly newly wed at that point, and it was clear that he simply worshipped her. It was touching to see that much love.

A couple of "new atheist" titles lent me by a friend. I've never spent much time with Hitchens. He was a brilliant writer, and God Is Not Great is one of the best books I've ever "read." I'm looking for more Hitchens. Any recommendations?

A new volume of Love & Rockets is always a treat. Jaime Hernandez is simply brilliant. I think I might've mentioned that before...

Reading Stevens's complete run of Rocketeer has made it literally impossible to read the current stories coming from IDW. The new stuff (by Mark Waid and some hideous artist that I can't be bothered to get up and determine the name of) are simply dreadful in comparison. Scratch that, they're simply dreadful.

Vultures of the Void is a history of British sci-fi paperbacks in the '50's. I came upon this book as a result of looking for information about E.C. Tubb. It was a surprisingly engrossing read.
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Old October 3 2012, 11:48 PM   #1241
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I finished Titan: Fallen Gods last night. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it, considering that Sieze the Fire was such a struggle. It wasn't as repetitive as StF, and I liked the overall story. I did have a hard time picturing the Ta'ithans and I was disappointed that there wasn't really any closure for the Ta'ith storyline or the
. Hopefully that last part will be picked up on in another novel.

Up next is Supernatural: Right of Passage by John Passarella. I'm really looking forward to it due to my enjoyment of Passarella's previous Supernatural novel, Night Terror. I hope this one is just as good, if not better.
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Old October 5 2012, 12:55 PM   #1242
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Finished Plagues of Night and started reading Raise the Dawn. Bought Fallen Gods and Brinkmanship on my bday so they are sitting on my shelf ready to go.

Aside from the potential fallout of the Andorians seceding does Fallen Gods tie in with the current Typhon Pact story?
I ask because Im not sure if it matters in which I order I read, was thinking about going to Brinkmanship after Raise the Dawn unless I should knock Fallen Gods out first?
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Old October 5 2012, 08:48 PM   #1243
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Does anyone know where I can find relatively complete synopses of Trek books, specifically of Vanguard? I want to play some catch-up, but don't have the time I'd like to re-read the whole series.
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Old October 6 2012, 01:31 AM   #1244
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I finished It's Hour Come Round, the last book in the STTOS: Mere Anarchy miniseries. I really enjoyed the book. I especially enjoyed the focus on McCoy and Urhura, two of my favorite TOS character.
My Rating: 8/10
Here's my review of the overall miniseries on Shelfari:
I really enjoyed this entire miniseries. Mestiko was very interesting very well developed planet, with a fascinating culture of native beings. I really enjoyed the way the authors were able to weave the stories in throughout the entire TOS history.
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Old October 6 2012, 02:39 AM   #1245
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i'm finally gonna get caught up on the latest 24th century trek novels. The last ones i had read was the Destiny trilogy. I had bought all the books up to what's come out in the last month, just haven't read them yet. So i have quite the backlog of VOY/TTN/Typhon Pact/TNG books to wade through.
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