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Old January 28 2014, 09:59 PM   #3181
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game this morning. Overall enjoyable, but it wasn't quite what I was hoping. I think it's all a little too convenient and tidy. Though, I'm not sure where else the plot could have gone. I wish the Aventine crew were a little more prevalent in the book. They probably have just enough time, but they do disappear for stretches where I was wondering what they were up to.

Now on to Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire. As per the almost universal disdain for this one, I've lowered my expectations.
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Old January 29 2014, 10:45 AM   #3182
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I just finished reading another archeology novel: Windows on a Lost World by V. E. Mitchell (1993, ST-TOS #65). Also finished "The Modern Democratic State" by A. D. Lindsay (1962). Still rereading "I See Satan Fall Like Lightning" by Rene Girard. Also read two journal articles: "Myths and Scapegoats: The Case of Rene Girard" by Richard Kearney (1995) and "Rene Girard and the Rhetoric of Consumption" by Kathleen M. Vandenberg (2005-2006). It might be interesting to read some of the studies of Ferengi character to tap into roots where envy, greed, and violence meet. How did they move on in developing an advanced civilization?
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Old January 29 2014, 10:45 AM   #3183
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Back to reading a Trek book, "Star Trek Voyager: Protectors". So far so good.
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Old January 29 2014, 04:57 PM   #3184
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I've put aside KRAD's Kligon books to jump into VOY: Protectors. Amazon delivered it yesterday. Loving it so far
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Old January 29 2014, 06:20 PM   #3185
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I'm reading Voyager Protectors.
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Old January 29 2014, 07:21 PM   #3186
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Me too. Phenomenal so far, as always.
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Old January 30 2014, 06:31 PM   #3187
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About 100 pages into Seize the Fire and it's... something. It's a very clumsy book, I feel. Tripping over its own ideas - Dr. Ree is not offended by the Titan crew's biases about the Gorn because humans compare him to dinosaurs and the Gorn to lizards. Over explaining dialogue - "What is our ETA?" Riker wanted to know. As well, the plot feels close to being done 1/5 of the way through the book so I can't imagine what's going to carry me the rest of the way.
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Old January 31 2014, 06:20 AM   #3188
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Currently LOVING Voyager: Protectors.

Just published my review of a classic favorite: Peter David's The Captain's Daughter.
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Old January 31 2014, 06:59 AM   #3189
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About 100 pages into Seize the Fire and it's... something. It's a very clumsy book, I feel. Tripping over its own ideas - Dr. Ree is not offended by the Titan crew's biases about the Gorn because humans compare him to dinosaurs and the Gorn to lizards. Over explaining dialogue - "What is our ETA?" Riker wanted to know. As well, the plot feels close to being done 1/5 of the way through the book so I can't imagine what's going to carry me the rest of the way.
Seize the Fire and Fallen Gods make me feel like Andy Mangels was more responsible for much of the quality of his and Martin's collaborations than a lot of people might have thought.
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Old January 31 2014, 05:15 PM   #3190
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A Ceremony of Losses.
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Old January 31 2014, 10:00 PM   #3191
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Started Protectors on Wednesday. Really enjoying it so far!
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Old January 31 2014, 11:28 PM   #3192
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Monsters: The Ashes Trilogy by Illsa J. Bick.
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Old February 3 2014, 08:28 PM   #3193
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Finally finished Summon The Thunder and posted my review here. for anyone who is interested.

Already got the next book in the series on my kindle!
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Old February 3 2014, 08:31 PM   #3194
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Seize the Fire and Fallen Gods make me feel like Andy Mangels was more responsible for much of the quality of his and Martin's collaborations than a lot of people might have thought.
Agreed. Which really makes me want a Andy Mangels TrekNovel.
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Old February 4 2014, 03:31 AM   #3195
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Same here. I'm still pissed IDW passed on his and Tim Russ's Titan comic.
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