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Old July 21 2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

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Old July 21 2013, 05:14 PM   #17
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

I love re-reading my favorite trek books like I like re-watching favorite trek episodes. I'm currently re-reading KRAD's A Singular Destiny. I've re-read all three Destiny books; Full Circle is a favorite. Both of David Mack's A Time To... books, as well as DRG3's Serpents Among the Ruins. The list continually grows...
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Old July 21 2013, 05:23 PM   #18
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

I re-read Diane Duane's The Wounded Sky every couple of years or so. Just a fun book.
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Old July 22 2013, 12:59 AM   #19
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

I have no problem rereading favorites, particularly these:

The Vulcan Academy Murders

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Spock's World

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Old July 22 2013, 04:59 PM   #20
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

Q-Squared by Peter David and Dark Mirror by Diane Duane are novels that I've read multiple times since childhood. Mind you, I haven't read them in some time. I think I'm due!
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Old July 22 2013, 06:55 PM   #21
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Oh yeah, "Capture The Flag" by John Vornholt.
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Old July 24 2013, 04:38 AM   #22
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

Most of the ones I own I've read numerous times but the first two I always think of to read again (and reading those then starts me reading all the rest ) are Memory Prime and Traitor Winds.
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Old July 24 2013, 10:17 AM   #23
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Dark Mirror -- Easily my favorite Star Trek book ever.

Crossroad -- probably my favorite TOS novel

Home is the Hunter -- brilliant and overlooked character studies on Chekhov, Sulu and Scott

Prime Directive -- read at least 4 times, never disappoints

Probe -- read this once about 20 years ago and it stuck with me. I need to re-read this one to see if it's as good as I remember.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:13 PM   #24
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

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If I could have seen the reading list of Trek books I have today when I started reading them 10 years ago, it would have been around 230 books and ebooks that I would eventually want to read, and thats not counting comics. After a decade I have read about 170. At the pace I'm going currently, with reading other things and having less time to read right now, it should take me 8 years to finish reading every Trek book I currently want to read. And thats not counting the books that will be released between now and then.

So basically I don't read fast enough to ever go back and read something a second time. There are books I want to read again but who know if I'll ever get that chance.

Wow putting numbers to all that makes me really want to quicken my reading pace.
Much better to have way too many books to read than to run out of books you want to read, yes?
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Old July 24 2013, 01:03 PM   #25
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I agree there, only I would enjoy not being behind on the new novels though. It tough to avoid spoilers for very long, and I would enjoy experiencing the new books along with everyone else when they first come out.
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Old July 24 2013, 02:31 PM   #26
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Re: What novel can you re-read all the time?

The only Trek fiction books I've read more than once are "Star Trek Logs 1-10", "The Motion Picture" novelization, "The Entropy Effect", "The Wrath of Khan" novelization, "Strangers from the Sky" and "Andor: Paradigm". I've also heard everything that is on audio from Simon & Schuster Audioworks, so it does seem like I've reread quite a few titles sometimes..

One day I really hope to find the time to reread "Final Frontier", "Uhura's Song", "The Romulan Way", "TNG: Metamorphosis", "Ex Machina", "Captain's Table: New Frontier: Once Burned", "New Frontier: Stone and Anvil" and "Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony".

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That's how I found Larry Niven's "Known Space" books, including the kzinti in "Ringworld", DC Fontana's "The Questor Tapes" novelization, David Gerrold's amazing "The Man Who Folded Himself" and his "Dingiliad" trilogy, and Vonda McIntyre's "Dreamsnake and Other Stories".
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Old July 24 2013, 02:48 PM   #27
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^This seems an opportune time to mention that my Only Superhuman will be out in paperback in a bit over a month...

And of course there's good science fiction out there even by people who haven't written for Star Trek.
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Old July 24 2013, 02:58 PM   #28
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^This seems an opportune time to mention that my Only Superhuman will be out in paperback in a bit over a month...
Got it in hardcover! Looking forward to it inching its way up the pile.
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Crossroad -- probably my favorite TOS novel
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Old July 25 2013, 06:40 AM   #30
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I've read Articles a few times as well as the first book of the NF series & Shadows of the Empire. I know the llatter isn't a Trek book but it was one that jumped into my head. Read the Destiny books more than once as well & The Forgotten War by William R. Forstchen. Really like that one.
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