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Old September 29 2013, 12:36 AM   #2746
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finally managed to get my hands on Summon the Thunder and Reap the Whirlwind after reading (and loving) Harbinger last year. I'm about halfway through Summon the Thunder right now. Excellent, so far!
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Old September 29 2013, 02:39 AM   #2747
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Finally managed to get my hands on Summon the Thunder and Reap the Whirlwind after reading (and loving) Harbinger last year. I'm about halfway through Summon the Thunder right now. Excellent, so far!
Very hard finds! Enjoy. Vanguard is fantastic
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Old September 29 2013, 09:20 AM   #2748
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Finally managed to get my hands on Summon the Thunder and Reap the Whirlwind after reading (and loving) Harbinger last year. I'm about halfway through Summon the Thunder right now. Excellent, so far!
Honoustly, Vanguard is just so good, I could read the entire series, then start with Harbinger again right after Storming Heaven.
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Old September 29 2013, 09:36 AM   #2749
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I am going to finish of Vanguard in the next couple of weeks.
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Old September 29 2013, 05:02 PM   #2750
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I'm reading Star Gazer Gaunlet by Micheal Jan Friedman.
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Old September 29 2013, 10:51 PM   #2751
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Yesterday I finished Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold, Book Two by KRAD.

I then read the second Soleta story from New Frontier: No Limits, "Out of the Frying Pan" by Susan Shwartz.
Question: Does anybody know why Soleta and Burgoyne each got two stories in the anthology?

I'm now about to start Frozen Heat by "Richard Castle".

After that, I'm not sure. I've may start Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust, but I've also thought about waiting until all of The Fall books have come out and reading them back to back. Any suggestions?
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Old September 29 2013, 11:11 PM   #2752
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"Chain of Attack" by Gene DeWeese.
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Old September 30 2013, 01:10 PM   #2753
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Question: Does anybody know why Soleta and Burgoyne each got two stories in the anthology?
I was under the impression that the anthology wasn't aiming at a specific number of stories per character, but rather that the authors involved picked who they wanted to write about (it says something to that effect in the introduction)...so I guess they were just popular characters? Mac and Shelby had individual stories and a joint story as well.
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Old September 30 2013, 05:26 PM   #2754
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Finished Deus Ex: The Icarus effect, which was great. I did have one or two questions about plot elements but I've had a busy weekend and totally forgot what they were.

Now my PAD reading is back in the swing with Strike Zone.
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Old September 30 2013, 05:37 PM   #2755
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I am now reading Foreign Foes by the team of Greg Brodeur and Dave Galanter. I feel like every single numbered book I have read lately is following the same plot outline. You know, something along the lines of "The Enterprise is called to settle a dispute...blah blah blah...but they find the planet has a deadly secret that could spell trouble for the ENTRPRISE AND THE ENTIRE FEDERATION."
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Old October 1 2013, 02:04 AM   #2756
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I had a flurry of of ST book reading at the beginning of the year which ended about the time Stuff of Dreams and Devil's Bargain came out. Since then I've been catching up on Charles Stross, Richard Stark, Joe Abercrombie and some other writers. I've been letting what's come out since then build up but I'm starting to feel some of what I've got is in my must read pile, The Fall, Choice of Futures and Historys Shadow but I decided to make my first foray into Shatnerverse by reading The Ashes of Eden. About a third of the way in and so far not overly exciting. It's got the usual good writing you would expect from a book actually written by G&R and some interesting continuity stuff but the plot itself isn't catching me.

The best book I've read recently is The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie. I never ready Fantasy, I just didn't get into Tolkien as a kid, I much preferred the harder SF, but after watching Game of Thrones I asked the local SF book store to recommend some fantasy that wasn't a 10 book 1000 page each series, "Oh, you're looking for something with an ending?", and they pointed my to Abercrombie. Both books if his I've read have been great.
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Old October 1 2013, 01:04 PM   #2757
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I steamed through Una's fantastic The Fall: Crimson Shadow and am now heading back to Vanguard. Hopefully i can finish it off before the next Fall book by David Mack
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Old October 1 2013, 02:32 PM   #2758
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Currently reading:
The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara
The Illearth War: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #2 by Stephen R. Donaldson

Since my last post, I finished:
The Escape (VOY #2) by Dean Smith and Katherine Rasch
Devil In The Sky (DS9 #11) by Greg Cox and John Gregory Betancourt
Lord Foul's Bane: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever #1 by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Escape was the first original VOY novel to be published. It does suffer from some of the usual teething troubles since it was written before the series actually premiered, but overall it was very enjoyable. I thought the characterization of Janeway, especially, was spot on.

I really liked Devil In The Sky - it was a great idea to have
. Odo had some great moments in this book, too. With a bit of tweaking this book would have been a great DS9 two-parter as long as it was done before the Dominion War.

I'm taking a short break from my marathon of older ST books to do a re-read of the Thomas Covenant books. The first and second trilogies, published in the late 70s and mid-80s respectively, are old favorites of mine and I've been following the final series since the first book was published in 2004. Now, the final book in the series is set to come out in October and I decided to re-read the whole saga one more time in preparation.
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Old October 1 2013, 02:37 PM   #2759
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I really liked Devil In The Sky - it was a great idea to have
. Odo had some great moments in this book, too. With a bit of tweaking this book would have been a great DS9 two-parter as long as it was done before the Dominion War.
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To give credit where it's due, it was our editor, John Ordover, who came up with the basic premise of that book. And as for who wrote what, I basically wrote all the scenes on DS9 while Betancourt wrote all the scenes with the away team. And we wrote the final scenes together . . . while racing to beat a big New York snowstorm.
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Old October 1 2013, 11:15 PM   #2760
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"The Final Nexus" by Gene DeWeese.
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