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Old August 12 2013, 04:10 PM   #2551
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Thank you sir, I'll add it to the To read list. Forged in Fire caught my eye too, but I'm trying to do a chronological run, and seems I already missed that one. I'll get it on my next one (which I'm already planning, which might be a sign of madness)
If i'm not mistaken, a part of Forged in Fire takes place in 2295 (the body of the book is 2290 I believe), which is after Captain's Daughter, which I believe is in 2294. You may be safe if you are reading in chronological order. The Sundered is in 2298..
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Old August 14 2013, 01:02 AM   #2552
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Recently read books:

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton - The first of the Kinsey Millhone "Alphabet" series. Good, solid mystery.

Supernatural: One Year Gone by Rebecca Dessertine - Excellent book, my favorite Supernatural novel so far.

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Star Trek: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward.
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Old August 14 2013, 12:13 PM   #2553
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Finally posted my review for Enterprise The First Adventure by Vonda N. McIntyre which you can read here

I have to be honest and say that I really can't get over the flying horse
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Old August 14 2013, 01:05 PM   #2554
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Finished THEM: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson, which was quite fun. Really shows how accurate the movie Four Lions is (or that the moviemakers have read the book!)
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Old August 14 2013, 02:36 PM   #2555
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Finished Captain's Daughter, really liked it. Going to read Elves: Rise of the Taigethen before moving on. Still not decided on The Sundered, simply because it's over a fiver on Kindle, and it seems £5 is my upper limit for ebooks, that aren't collections anyway.
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Old August 14 2013, 05:33 PM   #2556
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Supernatural: One Year Gone by Rebecca Dessertine - Excellent book, my favorite Supernatural novel so far.
That is actually my least favorite Supernatural novel. Just goes to show how much peoples' tastes can differ.
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Old August 14 2013, 09:46 PM   #2557
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Supernatural: One Year Gone by Rebecca Dessertine - Excellent book, my favorite Supernatural novel so far.
That is actually my least favorite Supernatural novel. Just goes to show how much peoples' tastes can differ.
True! I saw it had some bad reviews too. But still, I enjoyed it. It did fit very well in between seasons 5 and 6.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:26 AM   #2558
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I finished The Hunger Games on Monday. I haven't gotten around to writing a review yet, but I loved it.
My rating: 5/5
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Old August 15 2013, 04:10 AM   #2559
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I finished Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L. Bennett. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!

I then read the D'ndai story from New Frontier: No Limits, "A Lady of Xenex," by Peg Robinson.

I'm just about to start Fable: Blood Ties by Peter David.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:31 AM   #2560
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Read and finished "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius," "Why I Write," "A Hanging," and "Politics and the English Language," all essays by George Orwell.

Finally finished reading The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter.

Now moving on to Myra Bergman Ramos's English translation of Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Pedagogia do Oprimido) by Paulo Freire.

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Finished book one of Cold Equations a couple of days ago (a brilliant read), and just finished book two. Enjoyed the second one a lot, but I wasn't thrilled with the explanation for the plot. It left too many unanswered questions. I hope that's expanded in book three. Either way, on to the third.
I hope to God that doesn't mean that all the Orion/Breen stuff is continued in book three. I'm working my way through book two right now myself and, man, is it WORK. Hain's storyline, and whatever the hell is it she and her people are doing makes no sense whatsoever.
I don't think it's that hard to understand.



And I'm beginning to think I should have read the Typhon Pact novels first. I don't understand any of THAT either.
All you really need to know is that the Typhon Pact has moderate governments (Romulans and Gorn) and aggressive governments. The Breen Domo wants the Breen to become the dominant power and has a history of trying to seize advanced FTL tech in this quest. (They tried to steal UFP quantum slipstream tech in Zero Sum Game.)

And, We FINALLY get Data back after a decade, and instead of him simply rejoining the Enterprise crew as he should have,
How boring. There is life after Starfleet, y'know.

he goes off on a search for Vasilvik for....reasons.
"Reasons?" Data II thinks Vasilvik can resurrect Lal. That's not "reasons." That's a very clear, and frankly very understandable, motivation. There's not a parent out there wouldn't tear the world apart for their kids.

Now, I don't want to sound like I'm disparaging Dave Mack's work here. I'm not. I usually love his stuff. Book one was great. I REALLY enjoyed the look it gave us at Noonien Soong and what he was doing all those years, and of course, his part in Data's return. It's just all this Orion/Breen intrigue that seems to have come from nowhere. Of course, the attempts to involve Data in all that will, I hope, pay off in book three. Maybe I just can't see it all yet.
Understand that Cold Equations is a loose trilogy linked by theme and by Data II's quest to resurrect "his daughter." It's not a tight, single-plot trilogy a la Destiny.
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Old August 15 2013, 02:42 PM   #2561
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Just posted my review of Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow. Also, it's a couple of weeks old now, but if you haven't yet had the chance, check out my interview with Dayton Ward at Trekcore.com!

Right now, I'm reading These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One. The amount of detail in this book is incredible! I've always been a pretty hardcore Trekkie, and I'm learning more from this book than I had ever expected to.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:37 PM   #2562
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I'm trudging through Vanguard: Harbinger right now. I had to put it aside, about a third of the way through and reread a couple of other Trek books that I really enjoy.
I'm back at it now and still not finding why so many people liked it. I can't like any book with the following line in it: "An acrid, musky odor clung to him like a bad reputation". Probably the all-time worst line in a Trek novel and I can't imagine a professional author writing that in a novel published anytime after the 1940's. I had to reread it three times to make sure I was seeing it correctly.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:53 PM   #2563
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Reading the Cold Equations trilogy back-to-back-to-back. Gotta get ready for The Fall.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:55 PM   #2564
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Finished reading The Never Ending Sacrifice. I did not think it would be the type of book I would enjoy but in fact that could not be further from the truth. It was a great piece of fiction, let alone science-fiction.
Am now reading The Thief by Clive Cussler.
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Old August 15 2013, 07:21 PM   #2565
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I just finished a Tng novel Imbalance by V.E. Mitchell.It was okay but not one of the better TNg novels I've read recently.
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