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Old September 25 2013, 04:34 PM   #2731
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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Did you know that "The School for Scandal" is from around the 1700s and that early in the play the word "quantum" is used? Perhaps it was derived from standard Latin but it was surprising for me.
"Quantum" is derived from Latin, and means "one's share or portion," and has been in use since the 1600s. "Quantum" and "quantity" share the same root.
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Old September 25 2013, 06:47 PM   #2732
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finished What Judgements Come and about a third of the way through Storming Heaven. Great stuff. Going to miss Vanguard a lot when I get to the end!
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Old September 25 2013, 10:49 PM   #2733
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I finished Star Trek: The Brave and the Bold, book one a few days ago and started book two.

Sometime during book one or between one and two I also read the H.P. Lovecraft story, "The Tomb".
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Old September 26 2013, 01:43 AM   #2734
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The Coffin Dancer, a Lincoln Rhyme novel by Jeffrey Deaver.

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Old September 26 2013, 05:54 PM   #2735
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Only Human, a Dr Who NSA by Gareth Roberts - great fun, and he really nailed the 9th Doctor, and really makes me wish there had been more Eccleston episodes, cos I'd love to have seen him in this. The Neanderthal/Jack bits seemed a bit superfluous, though - funny and kind of touching, but not vital enough to make up for breaking up the pacing. I can't make up my mind whether they would have been better bigged-up and more integrated, or left out. But since those bits were amusing, I didn't mind.
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Old September 26 2013, 08:39 PM   #2736
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I've got about 8 chapters to go with "Revelation and Dust." It's been mostly entertaining. After I wrap it up, on to "The Crimson Shadow."
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Old September 27 2013, 01:05 AM   #2737
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I've just finished Vanguard #6: Declassified and have started on Vanguard #7: What Judgements Come. Loving this series! Will be sad when i'm finished. Seekers will be a much needed return to the Taurus Reach
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Old September 27 2013, 02:40 AM   #2738
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I've just finished Vanguard #6: Declassified and have started on Vanguard #7: What Judgements Come. Loving this series! Will be sad when i'm finished. Seekers will be a much needed return to the Taurus Reach
This is a series i still need to finish. I own all 8 books, i read books 1 through 4 when they first were released, but never got around to reading 5 - 8. Now i'll probably go back and start over from the beginning, whenever that happens.
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Old September 27 2013, 03:27 AM   #2739
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^Highly recommended. I read Harbinger and Summon the Thunder, but stalled after that. Then, recently, I jumped back in, and have loved it. It's hard to pick a favourite. Happy reading
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Old September 27 2013, 03:39 PM   #2740
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I've just finished reading Vanguard: Storming Heaven. Wow. That was epic.
It's a testament to the quality of the writing that despite being able to see the end coming miles off, it still packed an emotional punch when it arrived.
I don't think I've enjoyed a Trek saga so much since my first time reading New Frontier.
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Old September 27 2013, 04:30 PM   #2741
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

My review of Avatar, Book One, the first book of the DS9 relaunch, is now up.

I just finished The Fall, Book 2: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack. One word: wow. Review coming soon.
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Old September 28 2013, 01:45 AM   #2742
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Just got Revelation and Dust out of the library (long wait list!) so I'm looking forward to starting that.
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Old September 28 2013, 03:11 AM   #2743
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I was still in a Star Wars mood after finishing the the third Legacy collection, so I started Mist Encounter, the short story at the end of the Outbound Flight paperback.
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Old September 28 2013, 08:06 AM   #2744
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Took a little brake from the A Time To series. The first two, not so great. The Ward/Dilmore entries were pretty good. Didn't care for the plot that much, but the characters were spot on.

Reading The Left Hand Of Destiny now. Good stuff. After that, Crimson Shadow. Then, probably back to the A Time To series.
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Old September 28 2013, 03:36 PM   #2745
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FYI - The Kindle editions of Revelation and Dust and The Crimson Shadow are lower priced than usual - $6.44 and $4.55 respectively. Yay!

ETA: Actually, it looks like quite a few Trek books are cheaper than usual - the Cold Equations books are only $.99. If you've been waiting to add something to your library, today might be a good day to browse.
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