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Old November 30 2013, 08:43 PM   #3001
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^You mention in your review how little was added to the adaptations. The first few Blish volumes took a lot more liberties with the stories, adding some interesting new ideas; for instance, it was in Blish's "Tomorrow is Yesterday" adaptation in Star Trek 2 that 40 Eridani was first proposed as Vulcan's home star. But the later adaptations became much more screen-accurate, largely due to complaints from the fans (yes, Trekkies have always been complaining about continuity). Also, I gather the later volumes were largely ghostwritten by Blish's wife J.A. Lawrence, though I'm not sure how extensive that was or when it began, if it's even so.
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Old December 1 2013, 01:58 AM   #3002
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I've finally started The Fall: Revelation and Dust. And we begin with an extended flashback to "The Emissary" giving me flashbacks to Ship of the Line's endless holodeck sequence where Picard watched "Balance of Terror". Not a good start. Fingers crossed things pick up.
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Old December 1 2013, 05:56 AM   #3003
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I recently finished Treecat Wars by David Weber Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow.
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Old December 1 2013, 01:58 PM   #3004
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I've finally started The Fall: Revelation and Dust. And we begin with an extended flashback to "The Emissary" giving me flashbacks to Ship of the Line's endless holodeck sequence where Picard watched "Balance of Terror". Not a good start. Fingers crossed things pick up.
Revelations and Dust wasn't bad at all...I really liked it. But after reading the following 3 books, i'd have to put R&D at the bottom. That's how good the rest The Fall has been
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Old December 1 2013, 11:51 PM   #3005
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Yesterday I finished Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack. This is my favorite in the miniseries so far. Looking forward to the last two.

I then read the short story "The Transition of Juan Romero" by H.P. Lovecraft.

I'm now reading Royal Pains: Sick Rich by D.P. Lyle.
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Old December 2 2013, 08:01 AM   #3006
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Paths of disharmony - Dayton Ward. Need to finish the typhoon pact before I can start on the fall.
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Old December 2 2013, 08:59 AM   #3007
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Read the first three Fall books. I enjoyed the series more as it went along. I'm about a third of the way through Rise of the Federation then I'll move on to the 4th Fall book.
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Old December 2 2013, 03:43 PM   #3008
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"Ice Trap" by L.A. Graf.
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Old December 2 2013, 04:21 PM   #3009
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To Storm Heaven by Esther Friesner.
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Old December 2 2013, 06:27 PM   #3010
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Finally, The Fall: Revelation and Dust
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Old December 2 2013, 09:57 PM   #3011
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In the last week I've read The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice, Monk's Hood, and A Caribbean Mystery. Currently reading Carrie's Run, and about to start in on SQL Server 2012 Internals.
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Old December 4 2013, 01:02 AM   #3012
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A little off topic-ish, but we're expecting an awful snow and ice storm in a day or so, and for multiple reasons, it makes more sense for me to ride out the storm at my parents's house. So what's the first thing I do when I've decided to camp out there - with a possibility of losing power for an extended period?
Pack a ginormous bag full of Trek books I'm doing an ongoing marathon read of Trek books, so I'll be reading more of the Errand of Vengeance/Fury books as well as many more TOS era books.
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Old December 4 2013, 01:56 AM   #3013
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[. . .] I'll be reading more of the Errand of Vengeance/Fury books [. . .]

Ooh, enjoy, I really liked those books.
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Old December 4 2013, 04:20 AM   #3014
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Finished reading Socialism: Past and Future by Michael Harrington. Was trying to read The Hobbit, but had major trouble getting past the first forty pages. Took some time out to read The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow. Have now found myself engrossed in War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges. Also picked up copies of Empire of Illusion (also by Hedges) and the tenth anniversary edition of No Logo by Naomi Klein. Debating between these three after I finish War.
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Old December 4 2013, 04:52 PM   #3015
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"Death Count" by L.A. Graf.
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