RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,414
Posts: 5,506,370
Members: 25,129
Currently online: 514
Newest member: krishna

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Paramount Star Trek 3 Expectations
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17

Star Trek #39 Sneak Peek
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Star Trek 3 Potential Director Shortlist
By: T'Bonz on Dec 16

Official Starships Collection Update
By: T'Bonz on Dec 15

Retro Review: Prodigal Daughter
By: Michelle on Dec 13

Sindicate Lager To Debut In The US Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Dec 12


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 6 2013, 12:53 PM   #571
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: What are you reading?

I have started The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. I am not sure if I will like a murder mystery in which the investigator is 11 year old girl (but at least she really enjoys science).
Miss Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6 2013, 04:27 PM   #572
CommanderRaytas
Rear Admiral
 
CommanderRaytas's Avatar
 
Location: AT4W...WITH SCIENCE!!!!!
Re: What are you reading?

Norman Mailer - "Oswald's Tale". I finished reading Stephen King's 11/21/63 novel (Stephen King plus time travel equals awesomeness), which peaked my interest in what kind of person Lee Harvey Oswald was. Also, Norman Mailer is awesome.
__________________
It was a nice day ... AND THEN EVIL CAME!The Collected Works of Stephen King, condensed version
CommanderRaytas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9 2013, 03:42 PM   #573
trekkiedane
Admiral
 
trekkiedane's Avatar
 
Location: I'll let you know when I get there.
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to trekkiedane
Re: What are you reading?

After having read The Forge of God it took me a while to continue the saga, but I've just finished Anvil of Stars and found it a much better read --even if it does have a 'bottle-episode' feel to it at times.

Definitely going after more Greg Bear after this -I just wouldn't know which novels to pick up...
__________________
I am trekkiedane and I cannot endorse anything in this post.
trekkiedane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 03:34 AM   #574
Mr Pointy Ears
Captain
 
Location: Adelaide,australia
Re: What are you reading?

61 hours(a jack reacher)by lee childs.
Mr Pointy Ears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 08:33 AM   #575
Wereghost
Part-time poltergeist
 
Wereghost's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: What are you reading?

Harvest Of Time by Alastair Reynolds, the first Doctor Who novel I've read since the Eighties (Edit: bar one that whas given away with a magazine and that I didn't do much more than skim through). The words just fly by with this one. It's not too taxing on the brain, a bona fide summer read. It seems to capture the Jon Pertwee era of the show quite well, and feels like nothing if not Reynolds' take on Terrance Dicks' old Target novelisations.

Prior to that was GK Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday. This short novel from 1908 is a spy caper with a high farce quotient and is laugh-out-old funny in places. Other than its somewhat quaint worldview, it feels modern enough, if somewhat surreal; the last lap goes a bit Steed-and-Mrs-Peel.
__________________
Time is the boss of me.

Last edited by Wereghost; July 10 2013 at 02:32 PM.
Wereghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 09:24 AM   #576
trekkiedane
Admiral
 
trekkiedane's Avatar
 
Location: I'll let you know when I get there.
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to trekkiedane
Re: What are you reading?

Read most of Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination last night - and the few pages at the end, I coulden't keep myself awake enough to read during the night, I just finished with my coffee this fine morning...

Despite some, almost childish, comments on things like big business, crime & punishment, religion and women it has a quite contemporary 'feel' to it and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to any lover of 'hard' SciFi.

ETA:
Most reviewers have suggested that Kevin J. Anderson's Hidden Empire is a pageturner --so I started reading that.
__________________
I am trekkiedane and I cannot endorse anything in this post.

Last edited by trekkiedane; July 10 2013 at 09:56 AM.
trekkiedane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 01:39 PM   #577
The Cubed Ho
Fleet Captain
 
The Cubed Ho's Avatar
 
Location: Foxhot
Re: What are you reading?

Bad For the Jews by Scott Sherman (a Colbert Report contributor).
__________________
''The African killer bee is in no way to be confused with the hard-working, industrious American honeybee, which creates abundant honey and pollinates our flowers.''
The Cubed Ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 11:11 PM   #578
SantaEddie74
Fleet Admiral
 
SantaEddie74's Avatar
 
Location: The North Pole of the Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
View SantaEddie74's Twitter Profile
Re: What are you reading?

Just started rereading Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK by Gerald Posner, written and published in 1993. Whether you're a believer in the lone gunman conclusion or one or more conspiracy theories concerning the assassination it's a well-crafted and engrossing read.
__________________
Remember what cooleddie74 says, kids:

"Don't forget to have a Patrick Swayze Christmas!"
SantaEddie74 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 12:38 AM   #579
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: hillsville
Re: What are you reading?

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
auntiehill is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 01:18 AM   #580
Lumos Ziyal
Rear Admiral
 
Lumos Ziyal's Avatar
 
Location: with Tora Ziyal
Re: What are you reading?

Silken Prey, John Sandford.

Montaro Caine, Sidney Poitier. Yes, that Sidney Poitier. It's his first novel, and it's pretty good. I didn't understand until a ways into it why it was classified as sci-fi, but it really is!
Lumos Ziyal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 03:55 AM   #581
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: What are you reading?

just finished The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths versus Reality by Sheldon Stern. currently reading Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 09:35 AM   #582
RJDonner&Blitzen
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDonner&Blitzen's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: What are you reading?

Tora Ziyal wrote: View Post
Montaro Caine, Sidney Poitier. Yes, that Sidney Poitier. It's his first novel, and it's pretty good. I didn't understand until a ways into it why it was classified as sci-fi, but it really is!
Sidney Poitier has written an SF novel? I'll have to check that out.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDonner&Blitzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 10:14 AM   #583
Retu
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: Finland
Re: What are you reading?

I finished Game of Thrones and started reading a Clash of Kings.
__________________
"God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday."
-Sir William Bragg
Retu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 01:34 PM   #584
trekkiebaggio
Vice Admiral
 
trekkiebaggio's Avatar
 
Location: Dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
View trekkiebaggio's Twitter Profile
Re: What are you reading?

The Song of Achilles.
__________________
Angelic Hellfire - My novel.

Man of Yesterday - My blog: movie, books and board game reviews.
trekkiebaggio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 01:52 PM   #585
Santa Horrible
Tom Hendricks
 
Santa Horrible's Avatar
 
Location: Syracuse NY
View Santa Horrible's Twitter Profile
Re: What are you reading?

I finished A Feast for Crows last night, I am so addicted to these books. Now the decision is, do I continue on to A Dance with Dragons or do I put it off? Knowing how I feel right now, I know I'm gonna continue on to A Dance with Dragons. The other stuff will just have to wait. How much longer till the next book? I don't know if I can wait six years like everyone else did.
__________________
Now she's here shining in the starlight, Now she's here, suddenly I know. If she's here, it's crystal clear, I'm where I'm meant to go

Of course I'm a creationist. I believe man created god.
Santa Horrible is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
may the force be with you

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.