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Old October 16 2012, 02:52 AM   #1261
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finally finished MU: Glass Empires and am halfway through MU: Shards and Shadows. I was able to score a copy of Cold Equations: Book 1 at NYCC, and am now hoping to finally get to the Post-Nemesis books!
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Old October 16 2012, 07:46 AM   #1262
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I am almost exactly halfway through "To Reign in Hell" by Greg Cox and enjoying it immensely. I also read a Hastings Center Report entitled "A Not-so-new Eugenics" by Robert Sparrow (2011) and several other articles then met with a discussion group. I recently acquired "Netocracy" by Bard & Soderquist (2002) and although I had not previously heard of the book I recently acquired "Endgame" (Volumes One and Two) by Derrick Jensen (2006) which shall be a challenging read. If I am discussing wish lists, then it would be nice to read "Principles of Psychology" by James or the works of Emerson. And, alas, "Destiny" is still in my future.

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Old October 16 2012, 04:51 PM   #1263
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I've been reading some of the older Startrek novels Ice Trap by L.AGraf Great book I really liked that you really had a strange alien Artic typr planet and the Kitka were interesting characters in this novel. I liked the Kirk and McCoy being on a futuristic submarine .And Chekov and Uhura and the security officers being in danger.I also like the TNG book Into the Nebula by Gene Deweese. I like reading a novel that features the TNG crew and having Data have an important role in the story.Nice to read novel where he's includede again.
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Old October 16 2012, 07:24 PM   #1264
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I've been somewhat slacking on my reading lately. Well, not slacking as much as felt less driven and somewhat meandering. I continued with my Vanguard reading, where I am currently in the middle of What Judgements Come. I also read Redshirts (verdict: meh - not much there beyond the premise) and The Casual Vacancy, which is the new Rowling novel.

I was curious whether I'd like her writing style in a book that I'm less prejudiced against than with Harry Potter (I'm not big on fantasy, and when I make an exception it's not for something quite as sweet and magical). Turns out that I think yes, she is a competent writer, but her style is sort of at odds with what she was trying to accomplish topically in the book, so I didn't enjoy it a whole lot.

Right now I'm considering taking some time off from Judgements to insert my freshly-purchased copy of Only Superhuman into the schedule, since there's always some extra "new release" thrill with a book that's just come out. This one is very interesting to me since I enjoy hard-scifi but historically don't really go for superhero fiction, so I'm curious how this approach will go over with me.
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Old October 16 2012, 10:52 PM   #1265
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I've been re-reading the Star Wars: X-wing novels for the first time since the first set of novels were being published in the '90s. I'm currently up to The Bacta War, the fourth novel in the series and the last one prior to the introduction of Wraith Squadron.

With today's release of Only Superhuman, however, it's time for a short break.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:38 AM   #1266
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Currently re-reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. I found a hardcover copy in nice condition at a used bookstore not too long ago, which was a joy.

Next up I'm going to be reading Rowling's new book The Casual Vacancy and Stuart McLean's Revenge of The Vinyl Cafe. After that I'm not sure. I've started rewatching DS9 for the first time in a long while, so that probably means that before too long I'll be catching up with my Trek books. I have a LOT of catching up to do.
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Old October 17 2012, 11:23 AM   #1267
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Finished You Are Not So Smart. I'm reading a little slower than normal due to my spending so much time moving, so I'm probably not going to meet my goal of 52 books this year. Oh well.

Today I'll be starting Brinkmanship. Up on deck is the novelization of Revenge of the Sith.
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Old October 17 2012, 11:44 PM   #1268
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Currently reading Star Wars: Rogue Planet, which I found only a few weeks ago (hence the big jump back in the timeline).

NEXT: Continuing my ST reading with a re-read of Serpents Among The Ruins, one of the best Star Trek books out there!
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Old October 20 2012, 09:30 PM   #1269
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I finished Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide last night. It's good and I enjoyed, just not as much as Beyer's previous Voyager novels.

I'm now reading Psych: The Call of the Mild.
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Old October 21 2012, 01:11 AM   #1270
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8 chapters to go, before i finish the epic Destiny trilogy. This is so much better than when i read it the first time. Then it's on to A Singular Destiny. And every book after, in release date order. I've been playing catchup.
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Old October 21 2012, 09:17 PM   #1271
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Currenly reading:
Dracula by Bram Stoker, Irish novelist
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Auf zwei Planeten by Kurt Laßwitz, German novelist.

I am eagerly looking forward to the download of The Persistence of Memory.
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Old October 21 2012, 10:39 PM   #1272
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

After two months of train travel across Asia and Europe, I'm back in North America!

I've just posted my review for Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer.

Books read on my trip:

Your Republic is Calling You by Young-ha Kim
Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack
Star Trek: Vanguard: In Tempest's Wake by Dayton Ward
Star Trek: Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell


Currently reading:

Star Trek: In the Name of Honor by Dayton Ward
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


Eagerly awaiting:

Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack


It's good to be back!!!
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Old October 21 2012, 11:09 PM   #1273
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Onto the New Frontier Mirror Universe offering, which is pretty good so far. Though, it's been a long time since I read an NF story. (Since the first 4 came out, basically.)

I've really been enjoying the Mirror Universe so far, it's been fairly strong all around. I really enjoyed KRAD's Voyager story. Can't believe I'm 60% through the whole thing!
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Old October 23 2012, 11:41 PM   #1274
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Currently going through Serpents Among The Ruins and loving every page of it!

NEXT: Brinkmanship, then back to chronology with Day Of The Vipers. Lately, I've had this nagging temptation to skip directly to the DS9 relaunch, though. Not sure why...
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Old October 24 2012, 04:01 AM   #1275
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Started reading Work is Hard, Greg Cox's Pakled story in ST: Seven Deadly Sins. I'm not real far into it, but it's been pretty good so far. It's nice to get a TNG story set during the series with everybody still around.
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