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Old February 13 2014, 09:14 PM   #3256
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

We recently had a "Classic Review Thread" for the novel, maybe you want to add your opinion (and vote) once you've finished it:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=232855
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Old February 13 2014, 09:22 PM   #3257
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Old February 13 2014, 09:24 PM   #3258
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It is K.W. Jeter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._W._Jeter
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Old February 14 2014, 12:51 AM   #3259
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I finished up Saga Vol.1 last night. I posted my thoughts here.
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Old February 14 2014, 08:53 AM   #3260
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Christopher wrote:
I appreciate the link, but I am pretty capable of doing my own Google- and Wiki-ing.

Thanks for clearing up the fuzzy-font thing also, I was getting ready to head off to work, and faced with the choice of finishing the post or looking it up.

I think the novel is interesting enough that I don't want to learn about the author until I'm done. They chose to go 'K.W.' for a reason, one of the effects is that I can't identify the author by gender without a little effort. So I think the author intended for me to think about the story presented without considering if it were written by a man or a woman. If I don't even want that biographic detail, I don't want more either. Yet!
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Old February 14 2014, 01:51 PM   #3261
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After a long break from Trek lit I just started "The Shocks of Adversity."
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Old February 14 2014, 01:59 PM   #3262
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^ I'm starting that one next. Right now I just finished up the Double Helix novel Quarantine. I have to say that this series is starting to lose my interest. I'm in the middle of Rihannsu Book 3 Swordhunt. I am enjoying Duane's Romulan saga.
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Old February 14 2014, 07:44 PM   #3263
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I'm reading Sphere by Micheal Crichton.Very interesting scifi novel about a mysterious spaceship.
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Old February 14 2014, 07:46 PM   #3264
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Finally started to read Greg Cox's The Bestseller Job this week. Bought it on release day, but hadn't come around to read it until now.
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Old February 14 2014, 08:21 PM   #3265
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I'm reading Sphere by Micheal Crichton.Very interesting scifi novel about a mysterious spaceship.
In my opinion, Sphere is a staple of sci-fi literature. It was one of the novels that hooked me on the genre, for sure. I hope you enjoy it!
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Old February 15 2014, 04:03 AM   #3266
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Finally started to read Greg Cox's The Bestseller Job this week. Bought it on release day, but hadn't come around to read it until now.
Hope you like it!
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Old February 15 2014, 07:13 AM   #3267
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I was just wondering if there is a book reading checklist to record completion and maybe date completed for Star Trek novels. I made a crude Excel version but do not have many of the later books that are on the flowchart. I completed reading "Vulcan's Glory" (ST-TOS #44) by D. C. Fontana (1989) and am back to reading "The Philosopher's Stone" by Colin Wilson.

With a bit more research, I see that Colin Wilson also wrote "Space Vampires" with alternate title "Lifeforce" that was made into a movie. Also noted that Dr. Armstrong in this movie is played by Patrick Stewart. It has the continuing theme of the previous two books. Generally the movie does not get great ratings.

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Old February 15 2014, 07:58 PM   #3268
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Finished book 7 of the Cadfael Chronicles The Sanctuary Sparrow, then I read the third of the "A Time To..." series, A Time To Sow.
I definitely found this book more engaging than the first two in the series, so I'll be cracking on with A Time To Harvest tomorrow.
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Old February 16 2014, 01:14 AM   #3269
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I was just wondering if there is a book reading checklist to record completion and maybe date completed for Star Trek novels. I made a crude Excel version but do not have many of the later books that are on the flowchart. I completed reading "Vulcan's Glory" (ST-TOS #44) by D. C. Fontana (1989) and am back to reading "The Philosopher's Stone" by Colin Wilson.

With a bit more research, I see that Colin Wilson also wrote "Space Vampires" with alternate title "Lifeforce" that was made into a movie. Also noted that Dr. Armstrong in this movie is played by Patrick Stewart. It has the continuing theme of the previous two books. Generally the movie does not get great ratings.
Are you just looking for somewhere to record what books you read when, or just something with a list of all of the Trek books that have been published?
If it's the former, there are a couple of sites that allow you to record what books you read, when you bought them, ect. A alot of people use Goodreads, but I use a similar site called, Shelfari.
If you are looking for the latter, then one of the Trek Wikis, either the canon wiki, Memory Alpha, or the non-canon wiki, Memory Beta, are probably you're best bet. They do separate the books by series, but I'm pretty sure both have pretty much every Trek book that's been published, and all of the ones that have been officially announced.
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Old February 16 2014, 01:25 AM   #3270
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With a bit more research, I see that Colin Wilson also wrote "Space Vampires" with alternate title "Lifeforce" that was made into a movie. Also noted that Dr. Armstrong in this movie is played by Patrick Stewart. It has the continuing theme of the previous two books. Generally the movie does not get great ratings.
Honestly, I like the movie better than the book. The movie is entertaining; the book is just tedious. Or so I recall.
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