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Old February 8 2013, 05:08 AM   #1756
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Just got an advance copy of Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel. Can't wait to start reading it.
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Old February 8 2013, 01:01 PM   #1757
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Sure but the original question stands. Off all the races Vulcans have encountered, humans seem to be able to push the right buttons to get an emotional response.
Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens's superb Soval-Forrest scene in "The Forge" may shed some light on that:

SOVAL: We don't know what to do about humans. Of all the species we've made contact with, yours is the only one we can't define. You have the arrogance of Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellarites. One moment, you're as driven by your emotions as Klingons, and the next, you confound us by suddenly embracing logic.
FORREST: I'm sure those qualities are found in every species.
SOVAL: Not in such confusing abundance.
FORREST: Ambassador. Are Vulcans afraid of humans? Why?
SOVAL: Because there is one species you remind us of.
FORREST: Vulcans.
That is actually perfect and the closest thing we will probably get to an answer on that question. I should have known to go back to Enterprise for this.
I absolutely loved that scene. That was the moment when Enterprise totally turned around as a show for me. (What's the reverse of jumping the shark? )

...And just to keep my post from getting waaaay off topic:

I'm about a third of the way through Star Wars now, and hoping that my library will be able to fill my request for Star Wars: Scoundrels in time for me to jump in to that when I finish it. If they don't, I'm planning on reading some S.C.E. while I'm waiting, starting with Enigma Ship (in the Book Six: Wildfire collection).
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Old February 8 2013, 08:12 PM   #1758
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Just got an advance copy of Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel. Can't wait to start reading it.
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Indeed! (And Tony sent me an autographed copy, too!)
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Old February 8 2013, 11:18 PM   #1759
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Just finished the first Eureka novel, Substitution Method a few minutes ago. Here's my review from Shelfari:
The author did a great job capturing the feel of the show and the characters. This would have easily fit in as a late season episod
I rated it 4/5 stars on Shelfari.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:43 AM   #1760
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Currently reading Da Chen's "My Last Empress"....(which isn't a very good read, so far)....but previously enjoyed reading a few of the "Bird of Prey" comic collections...
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Old February 10 2013, 12:41 PM   #1761
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My brother has just given me his collection of the Game of thrones books.Fantasy isn't really my thing but what the hell?
A song of fire and ice awaits.
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Old February 10 2013, 05:12 PM   #1762
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I'm reading book 2 Errands of fury Demands of Honor.By Kevin Ryan. I really this series of novels Kevin wrote.The characters are well written and I like the Micheal Fuller Character who story is asecurity officer in this book.
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Old February 10 2013, 08:05 PM   #1763
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Just finished Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier. A great follow-up to last year's debut, continuing this intriguing urban fantasy/superhero mashup with a great new character and some fantastic new forms of magic.
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Old February 11 2013, 02:36 AM   #1764
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I finished DTI: Forgotten History last night ... finally. For some reason it was just a slog for me to get through. I had a hard time engaging with all the, to use the technical term, "timey-wimey stuff." And I missed the characters from the first book. I mean, yes, they made appearances, but I kept wondering as I read thru the history of the DTI and the Enterprise's time travel shenanigans just when we would ever get back to Dulmur and Lucsly. Ah well, can't win 'em all.

Now I'm reading The Eternal Tide, and aside from occasionally getting lost in the Q conversations, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
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Old February 11 2013, 03:55 PM   #1765
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Currently Reading:
Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Imzadi by Peter David
Doomsday World (TNG #12) by Carter/David/Friedman/Greenberger

Over the last week, I finished:
Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by David R. George III
Star Trek: Klingon by Rusch/Smith
The Pandora Principle (TOS #49) by Carolyn Clowes
Gulliver's Fugitives (TNG #11) by Keith Sharee
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Old February 11 2013, 06:13 PM   #1766
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I have a blog where I write reviews of the books that I read. This blog is in french but as I read Star Trek novels in English and I discuss about them on a board in English, I tried to write my first review in English. I hope it's understandable. It's a review of Last Full Measure and here it is. Feel free to write comments in English if you want, even if my blog is in French.
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Old February 11 2013, 06:21 PM   #1767
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Currently reading:
  • The Bourne Imperative
  • Star Trek Destiny Omnibus

I also just pre-ordered from The Book Depository all Trek novels from Devil's Bargain to the first Fall novel, as well as the MMPB version of Christopher's Only Superhuman
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Old February 11 2013, 07:24 PM   #1768
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Just finished TNG: Reunion, working on The Search, a novelization of the DS9 episode. I'm not seeing a lot added to the script on this one.
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Old February 12 2013, 01:44 AM   #1769
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As for my reading, I just started a book called The Floating Admiral...written by a whole bunch of authors! Back in the Golden Age of detective fiction, circa 1930s, many of the best-selling writers of the day (including Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers) were part of an informal group called The Detection Club. And one day someone got the crazy idea to write a collaborative novel. Each writer produced a chapter, handed it on to the next writer, and so on. The solution was not foreseen at the outset, so the last person had to tie everything together. In addition, each contributor handed in their own solution in a sealed envelope to be printed at the back of the book. It sounds like a giant mess...but really it was just a game they played with themselves for their own amusement. And it couldn't have been that bad because they did it a couple more times.
I haven't read that one, but I do have and have read the next one, Ask a Policeman. In that one, there's a mystery at the outset, and the writers then swap detectives so Anthony Berkley writers a Lord Peter Wimsey story, Helen Simpson writes a Mrs. Bradley story, etc., that solves the mystery. It's a fun book.
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Old February 12 2013, 08:45 PM   #1770
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I finished DTI: Forgotten History last night ... finally. For some reason it was just a slog for me to get through. I had a hard time engaging with all the, to use the technical term, "timey-wimey stuff." And I missed the characters from the first book. I mean, yes, they made appearances, but I kept wondering as I read thru the history of the DTI and the Enterprise's time travel shenanigans just when we would ever get back to Dulmur and Lucsly. Ah well, can't win 'em all.
Interesting. I had the opposite reaction. While I DID enjoy the first DTI book, I thought the second was MUCH better.

And OT: I'm currently reading the latest (that I know of) Batman book, WAYNE OF GOTHAM.
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