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Old January 28 2013, 08:37 AM   #1696
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Yesterday, I finished The Next Generation: Kahless. Except for the misspelling of bat'leth it was an enjoying read. It was thrilling to dive into Klingon mythology and to have a historical setting within Star Trek.

I wonder whether it is still part of the current continuity? While the events themselves fit neatly, the revelation about the truth of Kahless should have more lasting repercussions one would think.

Without taking a break, I began The Left Hand of Destiny, Booke One. After the duology, I'll finally read Diplomatic Implausibility and the subsequent GKN/KE series.
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Old January 28 2013, 04:20 PM   #1697
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Yesterday, I finished The Next Generation: Kahless. Except for the misspelling of bat'leth it was an enjoying read.
Well, the spelling of that word has changed over the years. Originally it was supposed to be batlh'etlh, a mashup of the pre-existing Okrand-Klingon words for "honor" and "sword." Since that's a tongue-twister for English speakers, it ended up being pronounced "bat-leth" onscreen -- yet somehow the early scripts and reference sources rendered it as "bat'telh." It was a number of years before the official sources started writing it as "bat'leth" to match the pronunciation -- probably not until the 1997 edition of the Encyclopedia came out. So at the time Kahless was written, the "bat'telh" spelling was officially "correct," even though it made no sense.
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Old January 28 2013, 04:34 PM   #1698
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Currently Reading:
Indistinguishable From Magic by David McIntee
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Imzadi by Peter David
Metamorphosis by Jean Lorrah

Over the last week, I completed:
Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward
Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within by Christopher L. Bennett
Dragon's Honor (TNG #38) by Kij Johnson and Greg Cox
The Better Man (TOS #72) by Howard Weinstein
Rules of Engagement (TOS #48) by Peter Morwood
A Roch and a Hard Place (TNG #10) by Peter David
Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

I just have to say, Dragon's Honor was the funniest ST book I read since How Much For Just The Planet?
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Old January 28 2013, 07:58 PM   #1699
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Well, the spelling of that word has changed over the years. Originally it was supposed to be batlh'etlh, a mashup of the pre-existing Okrand-Klingon words for "honor" and "sword."
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Thanks for the explanation, I didn't know that!
I'm not proficient in Klingon but this also explains the name of Emperor Kahless's flagship IKS Batlh in STO: Fek'Ihri Return Ep.2: Destiny.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:07 PM   #1700
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I just have to say, Dragon's Honor was the funniest ST book I read since How Much For Just The Planet?
Thanks so much! That's not a book I hear much about anymore, so I'm genuinely tickled to find out that people are still enjoying it. I'll have to tell Kij.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:23 PM   #1701
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I just have to say, Dragon's Honor was the funniest ST book I read since How Much For Just The Planet?
Thanks so much! That's not a book I hear much about anymore, so I'm genuinely tickled to find out that people are still enjoying it. I'll have to tell Kij.

You're quite welcome - I enjoyed it very much!
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Old January 29 2013, 01:35 AM   #1702
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Sci...I suggest either Le Carre (the novels you list are all excellent) or Game Change, which is definitely the best overall picture of the 2008 election I've read (and I should know...I've read them all!)
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Old January 29 2013, 04:32 AM   #1703
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Just concluded the Avatar novels! Amazing!
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Old January 29 2013, 12:54 PM   #1704
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I'm working through Proud Helios right now as part of my pocket novel reread. Not bad. I like the idea of the cobbled together Helios ship.
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Old January 29 2013, 05:51 PM   #1705
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Finished Last to die by Tess Gerritsen earlier. Now I've moved on to Allegiance in Exile by DRG3
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Old January 30 2013, 04:48 AM   #1706
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Reading the new DRGIII, Allegiance in Exile
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Old January 30 2013, 04:59 AM   #1707
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I want to get Allegiance In Exile! But for now, I'm reading Section 31: Abyss. It's pretty awesome, and I love the slightly dark mood threaded throughout.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:14 AM   #1708
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I started STTP: Plagues of Night the other day, as part of my TNG/DS9 catch up. I started this back when it first came out, but ended up setting it aside when something else I wanted to read more came out and I needed a break from Trek.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:24 PM   #1709
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I just have to say, Dragon's Honor was the funniest ST book I read since How Much For Just The Planet?
Thanks so much! That's not a book I hear much about anymore, so I'm genuinely tickled to find out that people are still enjoying it. I'll have to tell Kij.

You're quite welcome - I enjoyed it very much!

P.S. I passed your comments onto my coauthor, Kij Johnson, who thought that was high praise indeed!
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Old January 30 2013, 05:48 PM   #1710
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I started reading Tng Captain's Honor by David &Daniel this isn't one of the most interesting Tng books I've read recently I want to finish reading this book.but I haven't liked book very much it's been kind of a boring storybetween Picard and a rival starfleet captain.I started reading Leviathans of Jupiter By Ben Bova.
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