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Old June 18 2013, 01:21 PM   #2326
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Just started Fortune's Light by Michael Jan Friedman.
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Old June 19 2013, 04:02 AM   #2327
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Have not read ST novels recently. Read "Twelfth Night" by Shakespeare and "A Doll House" (translated by Fjelde) by Henrik Ibsen. Did Bible reading with Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Read "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne and listened to a radio program about "Black Sabbath" then watched "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise (directed by Edward Zwick). Still have not even read further in "Directive 51" by Barnes. Must read more Star Trek...

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Old June 19 2013, 09:43 AM   #2328
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Started a few days ago on Vanguard Novel 1: Harbinger. About time I got into that series.
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Old June 19 2013, 06:22 PM   #2329
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Fiction: Star Trek: Troublesome Minds
Non-Fiction: John Wayne: The Genuine Article
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Old June 19 2013, 06:46 PM   #2330
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I just finished the Cold Equations trilogy, which I loved & hope to see a follow up to soon. Currently I am simultaneously rereading Christopher's Watching the Clock, which is one of my favorite Trek books in recent memory & The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells.
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Old June 19 2013, 06:55 PM   #2331
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just finished Rough Beasts Of Empire. Thoroughly enjoyed that one, although having not read any of the DS9 relaunch yet, the character development of Sisko seemed a bit odd (and whats up with Kira?)

I do like the way the writers are showing us Romulan politics and culture now, rather than Romulans just being cardboard-cutout-villains.
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Old June 19 2013, 08:33 PM   #2332
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You'll find out what happens to Kira in Plagues of night and Raise the Dawn novels by David George, They're terrific stories this September Revelations and dust will continue the story as a ds9/tng crossover series.It mentions Kira in the synopsis of the upcoming book.The Ds9 relaunch novels are some of my favorite trek novels.
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Old June 20 2013, 01:19 PM   #2333
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Finishin up KW Jeter's Bloodletter and starting Cybersong by S.N. Lewitt.
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Old June 21 2013, 07:35 AM   #2334
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Just started "Man of Steel" by Greg Cox.
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Old June 22 2013, 02:51 AM   #2335
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I finished Psych: A Fatal Frame of Mind last night.

Today I finished Federation: The First 150 Years. I wish there was more new story to it, I felt like it focused a little too much on stuff we'd already seen on the tv shows and in the movies, especially the last chapter (2290-2311). I also think the period between ENT and TOS could have been fleshed out a little more. The stuff that is new is interesting, I just would have liked to see more of it. Even though I've only pointed out some things that disappointed me, for the most part I really enjoyed this book.

I'm now about to start Star Trek: The Folded World by Jeff Mariotte.
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Old June 22 2013, 08:13 AM   #2336
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I am reading "The Red: First Light", by Linda Nagata.
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Old June 23 2013, 10:35 PM   #2337
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I finished up Justice League Dark: In the Dark, and wrote a review on Shelfari:
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I finished reading this last night, and I really enjoyed it. This was my first experience with most of these characters, other than the Smallville and Young Justice versions of Zattanna. I really liked all of them, with Z and Constantine being my favorites. The writing was great, and the problem with Enchantress lead to some cool, and at times disturbing visuals.
My rating: 5/5
After finish that I started The Hunger Games. I'm only a few pages in and I'm loving it already. I haven't read a whole book written in the present tense before, so that was a little weird at first, but once I got used to that I haven't had any other issues with it.
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Old June 23 2013, 10:59 PM   #2338
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finished rereading The Hobbit on the train yesterday - still don't see how they can legitimately get three fucking movies out of it - and haven't decided what's next.
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finished rereading The Hobbit on the train yesterday - still don't see how they can legitimately get three fucking movies out of it - and haven't decided what's next.
As I understand it, the first film in the two film plan was to end with the barrels and Thorin's arrival in Laketown, a good splitting point.

I suspect the second film in the reformatted trilogy will end with Smaug vanquished, Laketown destroyed, and Bilbo leaving Lonely Mountain with the Arkenstone. It's a downer moment, but it's also a good breaking point in terms of character and narrative. I don't see how you fill a third film with just the Battle of Five Armies, though, as the Necromancer business will need to be dealt with (chronologically) within the second film.
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Old June 24 2013, 02:48 AM   #2340
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Finished up Children of the Storm. I didn't really care for the structure, but I ended up liking it after it was all over.
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