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Old January 15 2014, 04:51 AM   #3136
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Although for me you did write the best one, and with it introduced a great original character who lasted almost ten years.
Grazie.
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Old January 15 2014, 07:05 AM   #3137
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John Jackson Miller's Kenobi.
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Really enjoyed it! It's the first Star Wars novel I've ever read, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it was very enjoyable and well-written. Although, due to my comparative lack of encyclopaedic knowledge of the Star Wars universe, I had to have the Wookiepedia open on nearly every page to look up the various species that were mentioned!
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Old January 15 2014, 06:46 PM   #3138
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The Mack pair is obviously the best but I think the Ward/Dilmore pair is the 2nd best. Then Greenberger then the Vornholt
Hey, sorry man, that was unintentional. I know I was thinking about where to place the final book in my list but I guess that thought didn't make it to my fingers.

I put KRAD between Ward/Dilmore and Greenberger. That's why always say I'm not in the "just read the last three books" camp, because I like Ward/Dilmore pair a little bit more than the final volume. It's good, I just liked W/D more.

And like I said, I liked them all except for the Vornholt books which just didn't work for me.
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Old January 15 2014, 07:41 PM   #3139
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The Mack pair is obviously the best but I think the Ward/Dilmore pair is the 2nd best. Then Greenberger then the Vornholt
Hey, sorry man, that was unintentional. I know I was thinking about where to place the final book in my list but I guess that thought didn't make it to my fingers.

I put KRAD between Ward/Dilmore and Greenberger. That's why always say I'm not in the "just read the last three books" camp, because I like Ward/Dilmore pair a little bit more than the final volume. It's good, I just liked W/D more.

And like I said, I liked them all except for the Vornholt books which just didn't work for me.
I think with the exception of Mack's books, the series should have been single-installment books. All of the others felt stretched out, over long and fairly weak, more to fit with a theme then the books necessitating two parts. Ward/Dilmore's is probably the next strongest behind Mack & KRAD, but there is still a lot of downtime in there that could have been excised.
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Old January 16 2014, 02:54 AM   #3140
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Now I'm reading Citadel of God by Louis deWohl about the life of St. Benedict. Counting the days until my copy of Voyager: Protectors arrives.
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Old January 16 2014, 06:25 AM   #3141
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Hey, sorry man, that was unintentional.
No worries. It was kind of just a "really? REALLY?" moment.....
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Old January 16 2014, 07:16 PM   #3142
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About 100 pages into 'Star Trek: The Art of the Impossible'. Once again, KRAD is delivering an awesome story
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Old January 16 2014, 09:57 PM   #3143
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I recently finished Thomas Deprima's latest novella The Star Brotherhood and Peter Clines' Ex-Purgatory.
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Old January 18 2014, 02:57 AM   #3144
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About 100 pages into 'Star Trek: The Art of the Impossible'. Once again, KRAD is delivering an awesome story
I loved that book.
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Old January 18 2014, 03:11 AM   #3145
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Finished Voyager: Unworthy today. Really liked it. I can see why Beyer is so well regarded around here.

Now onto Titan: Synthesis.
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Old January 19 2014, 05:31 AM   #3146
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From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward. I am loving this book.
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Old January 19 2014, 11:27 AM   #3147
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Currently reading "Caliban", by Roger MacBride Allen. It is an Isaac Asimov Robot novel.
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Old January 19 2014, 11:36 AM   #3148
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Currently reading "Caliban", by Roger MacBride Allen. It is an Isaac Asimov Robot novel.
Huh. I thought I'd read all of Asimov's Robot and Federation novels, but somehow I had no idea this existed.
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Old January 19 2014, 06:59 PM   #3149
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I'm reading Startrek Tng A time to havrvest by Dayton Ward&Kevin Dilmore I've really like the stories in book s 3&4 so far it's .I like the way Beverly&Geordi Laforge and other Enterprise crewmembers get a good storyline and have an important part to play in trying who's trying to sabotaging their mission to help the Dolkaalan people.
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Old January 19 2014, 09:42 PM   #3150
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Currently reading "Caliban", by Roger MacBride Allen. It is an Isaac Asimov Robot novel.
Huh. I thought I'd read all of Asimov's Robot and Federation novels, but somehow I had no idea this existed.
Byron Preiss Visual Publications licensed the rights to do books based on Asimov's Robot cycle back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There were three six-book series, ROBOT CITY, ROBOTS AND ALIENS, and ROBOTS IN TIME, with novels by Bruce Bethke, Rob Chilson, Arthur Byron Cover, Stephen Leigh, Michael P. Kube-McDowell, Mike McQuay, Jerry Oltion, Cordell Scottsen, Robert Thurston, and William F. Wu. Then there was the "Caliban" trilogy by Roger MacBride Allen, which included CALIBAN, INFERNO, and UTOPIA. (I edited the last three ROBOTS IN TIME books and UTOPIA when I was working for Byron.) All of them were titled with Asimov's name as a possessive (e.g., ISAAC ASIMOV'S ROBOT CITY: CYBORG by William F. Wu, or ISAAC ASIMOV'S UTOPIA by Roger MacBride Allen).
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