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Old February 13 2013, 12:54 AM   #1771
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I just finished The Eternal Tide, and it was wonderful. I haven't been so drawn to a book in a long time. I hated to put it down at all. I think it's my favorite of Kirsten's Voyager novels so far.

Next up, Brinkmanship.
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Old February 13 2013, 05:45 AM   #1772
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I finished Star Trek: The Lost Era: The Sundered yesterday. Then I read "Richard Castle's" Deadly Storm comic. Tomorrow, I plan on starting Leverage: The Con Job.
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Old February 13 2013, 10:13 AM   #1773
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I returned a Star Trek novel to my library having only got 1/3 of the way through, which is a first. I've struggled with a few, but forced myself through (in the case of somebecause I'd bought them, in the case of one to see if it got any more ridiculous), so this is a first.

If a novel is going to have long recaps of episodes, it needs to do something pretty damned interesting with them or it may as well be a copy and paste from Memory Alpha. It was done pretty well in Q & A, but this is one of at least two novels where it's just been horribly grating. With utterly uninteresting characters and events around them, I wound up staring at the wall of my train rather than reading it.

Oh well, I have a Terry Pratchett novel lined up next, so I'm guaranteed a more pleasurable experience.
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Old February 13 2013, 11:59 AM   #1774
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donners22 wrote: View Post
I returned a Star Trek novel to my library having only got 1/3 of the way through, which is a first.
Which novel specifically?
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Old February 13 2013, 06:58 PM   #1775
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I finished Sword of Damocles which I really enjoyed reading. It was a little slow at the beginning but after a few chapters it was really a page turner.

Now I will start Greater than the sum to continue my way to the Destiny trilogy.
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Old February 13 2013, 07:19 PM   #1776
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Working my way through Sarek right now as part of my pocket novel re-read. I wish Crispin would have done more in the Star Trek novelverse. I've enjoyed all of her books. The Yesterday series was pretty good.
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Old February 13 2013, 07:19 PM   #1777
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I'm just curious, is there a reason that this wasn't capped at 1000 posts like the last few? It doesn't bother me any, I'm just wondering.
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Old February 13 2013, 09:46 PM   #1778
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^ Lazy Mods ?
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Old February 13 2013, 10:44 PM   #1779
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Because they fear it eventually reaching "So What Are You Reading?: Nemesis"?
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Old February 14 2013, 02:21 AM   #1780
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Damn straight!

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^ Lazy Mods ?
It's no longer necessary to cap posts at 1000.
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Old February 14 2013, 03:55 AM   #1781
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Perhaps not, but does that mean we'll be stuck forever in Generations?
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Old February 14 2013, 04:13 AM   #1782
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Perhaps not, but does that mean we'll be stuck forever in Generations?
It's somewhat appropriate, don't you think?
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Old February 14 2013, 05:02 AM   #1783
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I'm now reading Leverage: The Con Job.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:19 AM   #1784
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My readings so far this year are:
"The Statesman's Book" by John of Salisbury which I mentioned in my last post.

"Timaeus and Critias" by Plato this was translated by Desmond Lee with an appendix on 'Atlantis' wherein it is suggested Plato was the first science fiction writer.

"The Being of the Beautiful" Part I: Theaetetus by Plato translated with commentary by Seth Benardete.

"Only Superhuman" by Christopher L. Bennett -- this book inspired me to study a few interesting themes: Beauty & Truth, Demagoguery & Statesmanship, and, Eugenics. Human modification.

"Ragnarok" by A. S. Byatt (not the VOY book). The eschatology and commentary on myth were interesting.

"As We Speak" by Peter Meyers & Shann Nix. A good book on public speaking. Helps connect the dots from modern communications technology and methods towards what may happen in various futures.

"The Being of the Beautiful" Part II: Sophist by Plato and translated with commentary by Seth Benardete. Challenging trilogy.

"Across the Universe" by Sargent & Zebrowski. This is ST-TOS #88 and was my first ST novel of the year. I shall have to catch up. Did buy many novels in hardcopy and e-copy formats.

"Essays in Eugenics" by Francis Galton. Got the book from internet archives but while looking up the author, I got onto a comprehensive Nazi website. Historians would love it but I was a bit perturbed. At least eugenics makes an interesting Valentine topic.

Now I am to read "Being of the Beautiful" Part III: Statesman by Plato translated with commentary by Seth Benardete; and, "The Joy Machine" by James Gunn based on the story by Theodore Sturgeon. ST-TOS #80.
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Old February 14 2013, 07:52 PM   #1785
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Well, the public library got some books in, so I checked out three new Star Trek books: Brinksmanship, Silent Weapons and The Body Electric. I'm especially excited for the 2 Cold Equations books, I loved #1, and figured it would be months before the next parts came out (thats what I get for assuming and not looking online). My Typhon Pact reading has been weird. I started on Plagues of Night, and have just continued from there (my library doesn't have books 1-3 or 5, so its not like I had a choice, although I still need to read Paths of Disharmony) but I haven't became lost.
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