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Old August 8 2013, 03:32 AM   #2521
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo a couple days ago. I've lined up Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks to read next, but I haven't had much time the last few days. Work has been obnoxious, and I've been stressed and exhausted every day when I get home - nap, tub, and/or Netflix have held priority.
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Old August 8 2013, 03:45 PM   #2522
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Finished Full Circle last night. A great read and a great about face for Voyager. I was a bit surprised with how much of the Golden years is dispatched. Can't wait to read more from Beyer, though! I'm now a chapter or so into Over A Torrent Sea, which is quite good so far.
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Old August 8 2013, 04:14 PM   #2523
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Finished Full Circle last night. A great read and a great about face for Voyager. I was a bit surprised with how much of the Golden years is dispatched. Can't wait to read more from Beyer, though! I'm now a chapter or so into Over A Torrent Sea, which is quite good so far.
Kirsten's Voyager has been amazing! It's always good to hear from another convert. If you liked FC, then you are in for a treat, as the next few Voyager books keep that quality level cranked right up
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Old August 8 2013, 06:36 PM   #2524
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Finished up the Cold Equations trilogy today. a very enjoyable read. I'm not a great fan of "we must save the universe" type plots, but I enjoyed The Body Electric despite that.

Up next, The Stuff of Dreams to wrap up the current 24th century continuity, then on to Vanguard.
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Old August 8 2013, 07:07 PM   #2525
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Finished off Allegiance in Exile, and started in on From History's Shadow...
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Old August 8 2013, 09:26 PM   #2526
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Well The Stuff of Dreams didn't last long. Enjoyed the revisit of the Nexus, as that was kinda left a loose end in Generations.
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Old August 8 2013, 11:48 PM   #2527
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Currently reading Passage, Volume Three of Four in Lois McMaster Bujold's Western Fantasy series 'The Sharing Knife'. I've read a LOT of fantasy and Sci-Fi books in my life, and the series has catapulted onto my list of favorites with its intriguing and interesting mix of Western influences, epic romance, and Tolkien-esque Fantasy tropes, which is no mean feat.

I was already a fan of Bujold's writing before I started the series, but it's only bolstered her place on my list of favorite authors ever.
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Old August 8 2013, 11:52 PM   #2528
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Yeah, I didn't think DC's TNG comic had good art until the final 10 issues, when Gordon Purcell and Terry Pallot took over. As for DC Vol. 1 #30, that had Carmine Infantino pencilling, and he's one of the all-time legends of comics art, but he didn't do so well at TV adaptations. He was the regular artist on DC's V series around the same time, and I never cared for his work there, since the characters never looked much like they did on the show.
The art in both is techincally good, but it just doesn't look anything like what we saw onscreen. One of the biggest ones that has been in every TNG issue so far is the very strange engineering. Instead of what we saw on the show Geordi is sitting at a big console, and behind him is a big tube coming vertically out of hole in the ground, and it then meets up with a horizontal tube that goes into the wall. It looks absolutely nothing like anything we saw in the series ever. They appear to be into the third season at this point, so I would have thought by then someone would have noticed the inaccuracy. There are other things like that, but that is by far the most obvious.
As for the TOS one it had Uhura either scanning with her phaser, or shooting Klingons with her tricorder, because they showed her using the same device to do both. Then at the end we see her and Kirk in their series uniforms during a scene set in the movie era. This one is at least a little more forgivable since they jumped between eras from one panel to the next.
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Old August 9 2013, 12:11 AM   #2529
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Finished Stone and Anvil and am now reading After the Fall. I've read about 150 pages and don't yet understand why Calhoun and Jellico are suddenly getting along after so many years of hating each other. I mean, he called him Eddie!

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Old August 9 2013, 12:33 AM   #2530
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Coming to the end of DS9's Season 8 shortly. Just Rising Son and Unity to go!
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Old August 9 2013, 12:56 AM   #2531
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Finished Stone and Anvil and am now reading After the Fall. I've read about 150 pages and don't yet understand why Calhoun and Jellico are suddenly getting along after so many years of hating each other. I mean, he called him Eddie!

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They've jumped ahead 2 or 3 years in that one, so we do see a lot of stuff like that as the book goes on.
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Old August 9 2013, 05:52 AM   #2532
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I started reading From History's Shadow...really good so far.
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Old August 9 2013, 04:22 PM   #2533
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Stayed up until 1 AM last night to finish reading Joyland by Stephen King.
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Old August 9 2013, 05:54 PM   #2534
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Only Superhuman by some guy named Benson...Bentley....something like that.
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Old August 9 2013, 07:21 PM   #2535
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^Yay!
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