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Old February 12 2012, 08:33 PM   #271
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

How did you like the Spirit Walk duology?

Edit: Whoops, Old Wounds is only the first part.
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Old February 12 2012, 08:42 PM   #272
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How did you like the Spirit Walk duology?

Edit: Whoops, Old Wounds is only the first part.
That's fine, Sho, I'm rereading the novels anyway so I'm aware of any plot points.

Just my basic thoughts on the first novel, but I actually enjoyed more this time than I did the last. When reading in 2005 I remember the scenes on Boreth going on forever and ever and boring me to tears, but they weren't a large part of the story than I initially thought.

Of course, the biggest difference this time out was that I was more invested in the Chakotay and Kaz stories. With Chakotay especially, I believe my interest stems with the excellent work done on the character by Kirsten Beyer's later novels, seeing him not as a dull character who served as Janeway's yes man. I lapped up the stuff dealing with his sister's experiences on Dorvan V and the fears of the colonists as they approached Loran II.

Basically, a long-winded way of saying that I enjoyed the first novel and look forward to picking up Enemy of My Enemy when I'm finished with Resistance.
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Old February 12 2012, 08:45 PM   #273
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Thanks . I've heard a lot of bad things about Spirit Walk (though some good things as well), and since I've yet to read them myself another viewpoint is always interesting.
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Old February 12 2012, 10:16 PM   #274
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Well, my advice would be to just go for it and see if your opinion matches up with general consensus or not. Interestingly, I'm finding with the rereading of books lately that my opinions have changed since I've last read them.

Actually, I've often used fan rumblings/praisings of certain novels to tip me off to read them to see if I share their opinion. I tried it with the TNG novel, Balance of Power, last year and, although it wasn't the greatest Trek novel ever written, if you ignore the inconsistencies and just buckle up, you have a rather amusing adventure that doesn't make much sense.

I suppose that's why I love Doctor Who so much as well.
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Old February 12 2012, 10:21 PM   #275
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Oh I'm definitely going to read them, my completionist impulse is too strong to just start at Kirsten Beyer's books, I'll need to start at the beginning of the Voyager relaunch . I was just dreading those two a bit.
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Old February 13 2012, 04:14 AM   #276
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Next in my reading pile:

*Red Harvest Joe Schreiber

Currently reading, somewhat reluctantly for class purposes, pages from:

*The World is a Ghetto by Howard Winant
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Old February 13 2012, 12:47 PM   #277
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Wrote a review for Gateways #3: Doors Into Chaos by Robert Greenberger. Read #4: Demons of Air and Darkness by Keith R.A. DeCandido, and started on #5: No Man's Land by Christie Golden!
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Old February 13 2012, 10:13 PM   #278
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I've read a fair few things since I posted last in the last thread.

But the most recent thing I've read was Star Trek Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock.

Overall I thought it was okay, it wasn't the bestest ever novel like some people think it is mind, but it was an enjoyable read and even though I had a few problems with the novel: the abundance of Quantum Theory which I couldn't fully get my head around being the main one. I though it was his best full novel since The Buried Age.

I did like the concept of the Axis of Time and the cameos from a few Trek Alumni like Janeway and some of the crew of Titan and Enterprise were done well. I did really like the wrapping up the Temporal Cold War, it just felt rushed and could have done with being drawn out a bit more.

When it's out in a few months, I'll certainly be getting Forgotten History.
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Old February 14 2012, 05:12 AM   #279
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished Resistance last night. A great novel, far better than I remembered actually, which is a good thing. A couple of niggles, but that's the way I like it.

Next up, Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy.
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Old February 14 2012, 04:28 PM   #280
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I recently finished reading March to the Stars and We Few. I'm now reading Star Trek: Rings of Time.
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Old February 15 2012, 05:04 AM   #281
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I finished Starfleet Academy: The Edge yesterday. I'm now reading Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm.
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Old February 15 2012, 02:18 PM   #282
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I am reading "Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Foundations", by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dillmore.
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Old February 15 2012, 03:01 PM   #283
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I'm enjoying Articles of the Federation. I love it, but I do have to consult Memory Alpha/Beta a lot. It's been a while since I've read the A Time To series. I almost want to read them again and then complete the TNG relaunch books in order.
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Old February 15 2012, 04:50 PM   #284
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Picked up a copy of Ice Hunt by James Rollins to read on an upcoming flight.
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Old February 15 2012, 06:02 PM   #285
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Just started Rings of Time, enjoying it so far!
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