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Old September 22 2013, 01:17 PM   #2716
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Not Trek but my first James Swallow book. Deus Ex: The Icarus Effect.
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Old September 22 2013, 07:49 PM   #2717
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Finished The Horse With My Name by Colin Bateman. A not bad blackly-comic crime romp, but had a really weirdly nasty torture scene about three-quarters through which would have been fine in a gritty and nasty crime story, but just didn't fit with the tone of the rest of the book, if you see what I mean.
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Old September 23 2013, 01:31 AM   #2718
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I'm reading Dust, the last book in the Wool/Silo series by Hugh Howey.
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Old September 23 2013, 12:54 PM   #2719
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Currently reading:

The Escape (VOY #2) by Dean Smith and Katherine Rauch
Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara

Over the last week, I finished:

Warped by K.W. Jeter
The Romulan Stratagem (TNG #35) by Robert Greenberger

Warped was surprisingly disappointing and just really didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. However, The Romulan Stratagem made up for that with an excellent mystery story and a very unexpected ending, although the subplot with Ensign Ro felt tacked-on and unnecessary.
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Old September 23 2013, 03:52 PM   #2720
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Finished up TOS #48 Rules of Engagement and TNG: Day of Honor: Ancient Blood.

Both were meh.
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Old September 23 2013, 04:40 PM   #2721
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I'm reading StarGazer Valiant by Micheal Jan Friedman.
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Old September 23 2013, 05:28 PM   #2722
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Finished up TOS #48 Rules of Engagement and TNG: Day of Honor: Ancient Blood.

Both were meh.
You're telling me. Ancient Blood is probably Diane Carey's worst Trek novel, and I'm one of her biggest fans. She never really got TNG, as her libertarianesque mindset always veered more towards the nautical-themed cowboy diplomacy of TOS.
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Old September 23 2013, 05:30 PM   #2723
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I kinda liked Ancient Blood, actually. Can't remember why, it was a few years ago, but it was definitely better than the TOS and VOY entries in Day of Honor, both of which were *poor*.
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Old September 23 2013, 05:33 PM   #2724
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I kinda liked Ancient Blood, actually. Can't remember why, it was a few years ago, but it was definitely better than the TOS and VOY entries in Day of Honor, both of which were *poor*.
It was the Day of Honor book I disliked the least, certainly. But it's one of Diane's most lackluster efforts. The historical holonovel scenes with Picard and Alexander were far more interesting than the actual main story, which is just sad.
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Old September 23 2013, 06:10 PM   #2725
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Trying my best to get through TNG 'Foreign Foes' by Dave Galanter and Greg Brodeur. The plot is awful but what gets me most is the terrible characterization which is winding me up more and more as I read it.
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Old September 23 2013, 09:58 PM   #2726
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Currently reading How Much For Just the Planet?. So far it is pretty good, don't know if I've ever read a Star Trek comedy yet, but liking it so far.
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Old September 24 2013, 12:49 AM   #2727
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I finished up Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 3: Claws of the Dragon.
Awesome stuff.
I gave it a 5/5 on Shelfari. My computer is being stupid and won't let me cut and paste my review.
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Old September 24 2013, 04:01 PM   #2728
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I kinda liked Ancient Blood, actually. Can't remember why, it was a few years ago, but it was definitely better than the TOS and VOY entries in Day of Honor, both of which were *poor*.
It was the Day of Honor book I disliked the least, certainly. But it's one of Diane's most lackluster efforts. The historical holonovel scenes with Picard and Alexander were far more interesting than the actual main story, which is just sad.
I'm actually reading Armageddon Sky right now. I have found this series to be extremely disappointmenting.
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Old September 25 2013, 02:41 AM   #2729
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I liked that one, too, more or less. Maybe 7/10.

The rest suck donkey balls.
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Old September 25 2013, 08:54 AM   #2730
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I finished "Station Rage" by Diane Carey (ST-DS9 #13) and it did do some interesting things even if plausibility was stretched a bit as usual. Then, I started "Destiny" and am pleased to be able to do it even if I am treading water with my readings being only 16 ST novels so far this year. Did "Gods of Night" by David Mack (2008) and shall start Book II of Destiny soon. Interspersing it with the odd act of "The School for Scandal" by Richard Sheridan. Bought lots of new releases (4 ST novels yesterday). Did you know that "The School for Scandal" is from around the 1700s and that early in the play the word "quantum" is used? Perhaps it was derived from standard Latin but it was surprising for me.

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