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Old November 20 2012, 09:03 PM   #16
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Oooh, is it really that time of the month already?

Last night I was notified that "Silent Weapons" ("Cold Equations #2") by David Mack had just arrived Down Under!

My to-read pile is getting taller.

A few days ago, my "Haynes' Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owner's Workshop Manual" arrived from Amazon. Looks like fun - is it getting pilloried like the previous Haynes did? (Can't say I've sought out online feedback/reviews; the last one was savaged by the techie fans.) I had a terrible time finding the previous USS Enterprise manual when it was first published and eventually ordered from Amazon. (Of course, shortly after mine turned up, it began turning up in a few stores.) Hence this time, I ordered online way in advance - and it turned up in Galaxy a few weeks ago.

Oh, and the third compilation of IDW's "Star Trek Ongoing" is out - and has a very welcome introduction by David Gerrold. The best thing about the DC trades of yore were the all-new celebrity intros. So glad to see the return and hope it resets a trend. Only two two-parter reprints; I kinda wish we were getting three two-parters per trade issue. These omnibuses do seem rather slim.
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Old November 20 2012, 10:12 PM   #17
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A few days ago, my "Haynes' Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owner's Workshop Manual" arrived from Amazon. Looks like fun - is it getting pilloried like the previous Haynes did? (Can't say I've sought out online feedback/reviews; the last one was savaged by the techie fans.) I had a terrible time finding the previous USS Enterprise manual when it was first published and eventually ordered from Amazon. (Of course, shortly after mine turned up, it began turning up in a few stores.) Hence this time, I ordered online way in advance - and it turned up in Galaxy a few weeks ago.
I'm not a "techie", but for what it's worth I thought the Klingon Haynes manual was rather good; I found it more interesting than the Enterprise manual. That's probably because there was more original material; the Enterprise manual was probably very interesting to casual fans, but for those with a more in-depth interest in the Trek universe it didn't really offer anything new. The Klingon one, though, has lots of original information; many of the diagrams of the internal components and ship's systems are new, there's exploration of Klingon torpedo types and how the wing works compared to the more traditional warp nacelles; there's even discussion that's relevant to the wider Trek 'verse and not just Klingons, like the explanation of docking procedures. Oh, and Martok himself writes the foreword. I'd recommend it.
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Old November 25 2012, 05:02 AM   #18
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Got the first two Cold Equations books at Barnes and Noble yesterday. Finished them both in just over a day. Great stuff. My "reviews," such as they are, are posted in the respective threads. (Btw: Silent Weapons is officially the best Trek novel yet in my books. Just saying.)

I did indeed read through Immortal Coil and the Ongoing Vol. 1 omnibus. Enjoyed them both, particularly the former. I think I will eventually pick up Ongoing Vol. 2, though I have some stuff coming up IRL that will preclude that for the time being.

Went ahead today and finally put Star Trek: Federation: The First 150 Years on pre-order on Amazon, just as the price was starting to creep up again. Pretty darn excited about that one! (Even if it isn't consistent with the novelverse. Honestly, the Romulan War novels were so underwhelming... but I digress.)

Can't wait for The Body Electric to come out at the end of December.

After that, I fear I'm going to go through a dry spell... the TOS novels sound cool, but I'm not sure I'll be willing to invest the time/money in them. (With the closing of Borders, I'm more reliant on Amazon, which ends up being more expensive, because I don't get to use coupons. You may call that being cheap; I prefer "frugality.") Oh well, time to catch up on old TrekLit. Used book stores, here I come!
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Old November 29 2012, 12:51 PM   #19
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Heads up! Omigosh, I got my copy of "Federation: The First 150 Years" tonight, at Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney, Australia - and it's amazing! The box is huge! Review and pics are coming!
http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...7&postcount=44
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Old November 29 2012, 05:36 PM   #20
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I managed to pick up Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History while passing through Edmonton last weekend. There aren't too many to be had, and this was the only copy at the Indigo store in South Edmonton Common. It's much larger than I expected, and the content seems pretty terrific!
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Old November 29 2012, 07:40 PM   #21
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Despite something I said elsewhere, I picked up The Persistence of Memory at Barnes and Noble the other day, and also grabbed Brinkmanship (which I'm currently reading).

BTW, I like the concept of a thread like this so kudos to Therin.
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Old November 29 2012, 08:51 PM   #22
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I like the concept of a thread like this so kudos to Therin.
Thanks. With no one updating a monthly "What's next?" thread there was nowhere to report efficiently new sightings without it being a whole new thread each time.
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Old November 29 2012, 10:41 PM   #23
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Amazon delivered Silent Weapons today and it's the first day of a 10 day vacation! I'll be done in no time
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Old December 7 2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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Head-up on Issue #6 of the "Kevin Keller" comic, out this week, featuring the popular gay character - a spin-off from "Archie" - meeting Star Trek's George Takei. Two cover versions available.
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Old December 7 2012, 07:58 PM   #25
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I found Cold Equations at my local Grocery store.Persistance of Memory I ordered from Amazon and it is so popular the book is being reprinted again it's selling really well.I hope Amazon finally will get some more of these books in stock before Christmas.I've been waiting along to read these Data novels.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:55 PM   #26
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I found Cold Equations at my local Grocery store.Persistance of Memory I ordered from Amazon and it is so popular the book is being reprinted again it's selling really well.I hope Amazon finally will get some more of these books in stock before Christmas.I've been waiting along to read these Data novels.
eBooks don't need to be reprinted. Plus, you could have read it by now.
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Old December 7 2012, 09:16 PM   #27
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eBooks don't need to be reprinted. Plus, you could have read it by now.
Lots of people prefer physical books to ebooks.
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Old December 9 2012, 01:43 AM   #28
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I just picked up Silent Weapons because I'm almost finished with The Persistence of Memory.
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Old December 9 2012, 08:42 AM   #29
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I was notified this morning that "Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips, Volume 1 HC" arrives in Sydney this week!
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Old December 9 2012, 05:20 PM   #30
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I found Cold Equations at my local Grocery store.Persistance of Memory I ordered from Amazon and it is so popular the book is being reprinted again it's selling really well.I hope Amazon finally will get some more of these books in stock before Christmas.I've been waiting along to read these Data novels.
eBooks don't need to be reprinted. Plus, you could have read it by now.
I'm not a fan of e books I prefer reading real books.E-readers are too expensive and I don't want an e-reader or kindle..And not everyone can afford e readers or e-books either.They cost way too much.
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