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Old May 24 2013, 01:52 AM   #2236
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I am almost 2/3 of the way through "Directive 51" by John Barnes (2010) and I am just about finished reading a Canadian bestseller "Monkey Beach" which is sort of a gothic First Nations woman's coming of age novel by Eden Robinson (2000). I did enjoy the new ST movie last Wednesday when it opened here. Bought "Wounds" (SCE Omnibus #11) for my e-reader and do have the earlier ones but have not started the series yet. Still haven't decided what hardcopy novel to read next.
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Old May 24 2013, 07:16 AM   #2237
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Just finished "Juggler of Worlds". If you want to know what, besides antimatter, causes a General Products hull to disintegrate, then this book's for you! Else, not.
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Old May 24 2013, 01:01 PM   #2238
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Reading Robert Sheckley's The Laertian Gamble. Very odd chapter spacing in this book. Some are only half a page. The story is somewhat enjoyable though.
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Old May 24 2013, 04:53 PM   #2239
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Just finished Only Superhuman by Christopher Bennett.

I've been hearing about this novel on the TrekBBS here for years so its great to finally see it finished and get to read it.

I never used to care much about superheroes, but having young kids who are into it now, I've started watching things like Justice League Unlimited and really getting an appreciation for the genre. A hard sci-fi novel about super heroes? Even better.

I did read and enjoy The Watchmen back in college. I was looking forward to a similarly adult take on the genre.

And - I was not disappointed. In fact, my only complaint is that there was far too much sex in the book for my tastes. However, it wasn't (for the most part) gratuitous and it did serve the story (and factor in with some of the hard sci-fi concepts at the end).

Overall I really ended up enjoying it, and I would definitely recommend it. (Though with the caveat that its definitely more R rated than what I typically read, especially as these days I read mostly Star Trek.)

Next up: Greg Cox, Weight of Worlds.
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Old May 24 2013, 06:33 PM   #2240
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I started reading Star Trek Into Darkness I can't put this book down great fast paced read well written scenes in this book.Foster certainly draws you in with the first chapter of this novel and doesn't let go.
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Old May 25 2013, 03:16 PM   #2241
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Reading "Hadrian And The Triumph of Rome", by Anthony Everitt.
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Old May 25 2013, 10:02 PM   #2242
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Currently reading "A Singular Destiny".
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Old May 26 2013, 04:41 PM   #2243
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I finished Supernatural: Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson a few days ago.

I then read Chapter 2 of Federation: The First 150 Years, titled "The Romulan War: 2155-2160."

Then I read the Doctor Who comic, Black Death White Life.

I'm now reading Star Trek: New Frontier: Gods Above.
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Old May 26 2013, 05:09 PM   #2244
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Breezed through Spirit Walk Book Two over the weekend. At least twice as good as Book One. Some things got a little silly at times, but it was enjoyable. Will probably start Full Circle as soon as I finish Pandora's Star...or maybe before.
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Old May 26 2013, 05:45 PM   #2245
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just finished the supremely awesome Cold Equations trilogy, now onto 'Dreams Of The Raven' by Carmen Carter
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Old May 27 2013, 01:00 PM   #2246
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Bought another book on the finer points of how they made everything in Lord Of The Rings. Digging in, the time to make things approaches.
Just starting The Entropy Effect - Vonda N.McIntyre - hooked already.
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Old May 27 2013, 02:59 PM   #2247
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Just posted my review of Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Star Trek Into Darkness. It kind of turned into an analysis of the idea of novelizations rather than a strict review of this particular novel...

Right now, I'm reading William Leisner's The Shocks of Adversity.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:02 PM   #2248
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I enjoyed reading your review of Startrek in to darkness. I just finished reading this novel and liked this novelization of the movie and how the characters were written in this book. I startred reading the Tos nove Shadoe lord by Lawrence Yep.
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Old May 27 2013, 05:22 PM   #2249
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Just finished Martin's Game of Thrones books 2, 3 and 4. Great stuff, although I was a little disappointed with book 4.
Just started Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama. Great concept. So-so execution thus far.
I also picked up David Brin's Uplift War used but I may wait to get first book before reading this one.

Since I've started playing Star Trek online again with the Romulan expansion I may start reading the Typhon Pact books as I have a Trek book hankering.
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Old May 28 2013, 02:16 PM   #2250
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Read (Colin) Bateman's Mystery Man, which started off feeling like "Bernard Black as a Private Eye" - but evolved once it became clear that the mystery man is a depressive, aspie, unreliable narrator with lots of other conditions. In fact he has so many conditions (basically, *everything* from allergies to a pacemaker) that it might almost be too much to believe - if not for the fact that I know several people who really are like that!

Anyway, it was great, very touching, clever, funny, didn't handle the POV character's conditions too badly, and there are sequels to look forward to!
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