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Old August 16 2013, 02:56 PM   #2566
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

William Shatner's Preserver. This trilogy has been ok but I am starting to get worn down with this "fuck Starfleet" version of Kirk. No matter how much these books want me to embrace Teilani as this major love interest for Kirk, I just can't bring myself to care about what happens to her.
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Old August 17 2013, 06:10 AM   #2567
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Avengers/Thunderbolts by Pierce Askegren. I really enjoy this author and how adeptly he writes the characters I was saddened when I searched for him to find a list of his work and discovered he passed away back in 2006. I read a lot of his Marvel novels when I was in High School but lost track of him as I got older.
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Old August 17 2013, 06:57 AM   #2568
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Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (with plans to read its sequels, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages, as well as the standalone follow-up The Alloy of Law). It reminds me of a cross between Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, and Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Dune novels (which I think much more highly of than most other people I know), and is as much Science Fiction as it is Epic Fantasy (two genres that Sanderson very deftly blends into one seamless whole).
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Old August 17 2013, 06:02 PM   #2569
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Sanderson is incredible. You know that all of his major fantasy works (except obviously Wheel Of Time) are set in the same large universe? They don't seem like it, but he has, like, decades-long plans to slowly weave everything together in a big giant story. Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, and Stormlight Archives are all connected. There's apparently one character that appears in all of them, too, though you have to be clever to notice.
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Old August 17 2013, 07:25 PM   #2570
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^ Hmm. I actually didn't know that. I wonder why that little bit of info isn't conveyed anywhere in any of the things I've seen concerning his works.
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Old August 17 2013, 07:43 PM   #2571
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I'm reading Startrek The needs of the many by Micheal A.Martin.
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Old August 18 2013, 09:58 AM   #2572
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Star Trek Original Series novel "The Weight of Worlds" by Greg Cox
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Old August 19 2013, 01:22 AM   #2573
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^ Hmm. I actually didn't know that. I wonder why that little bit of info isn't conveyed anywhere in any of the things I've seen concerning his works.
He calls the whole universe the Cosmere; look at his latest big update of projects he's thinking about and you'll see he has "Cosmere" next to a lot of them.

Pretty great. I wonder how long it'll take for him to bring it all together. At least he seems to be writing a lot faster than most of the other epic fantasy greats.
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Old August 19 2013, 01:45 AM   #2574
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^ After you mentioned that, aside from his youth books and the WoT stuff, everything he's written is connected, I did find a reference to that fact online, and, in reading what I was able to find, was reminded very much of what Stephen King did with his Dark Tower series and many of his other novels and short stories, and of what Terry Brooks has done in crafting and expanding his Shanarra universe.
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Old August 19 2013, 01:47 AM   #2575
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Reading Throne of the World by Louis deWohl.
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Old August 19 2013, 03:57 AM   #2576
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Finally found time to read "Orphans," R.S. Belcher's story in Strange New Worlds 9. (Rod gave me a copy at Shore Leave a few weeks ago.) A fun story, uniting threads from TOS, TNG, and DS9 . . . .
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Old August 19 2013, 04:48 PM   #2577
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Finished The Amulet of Power by Mike Resnick this morning. Entertaining enough.

I've moved on to An Oblique Approach by Eric Flint & David Drake and am enjoying it so far.
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Old August 19 2013, 04:57 PM   #2578
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"Losing the Peace" in a run-up to the Typhon Pact novels in preparation for "Revelation and Dust". I started with "A Singular Destiny" a few days ago.
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Old August 19 2013, 05:15 PM   #2579
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Pawns and Symbols by Majliss Larson. Kind of has a fanfic type feel to it.
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Old August 19 2013, 06:02 PM   #2580
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Been rereading Making Book, a collection of essays and fanzine articles by Teresa Nielsen-Hayden. Her notes on copyediting sf and fantasy manuscripts should be required reading for all writers and copyeditors!
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