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Old February 10 2014, 03:25 AM   #3226
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I recently read When the Devil Dances, Hell's Faire, and Eye of the Storm by John Ringo. I also read Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors.
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Old February 11 2014, 02:06 AM   #3227
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Started reading Christopher Bennett's The Buried Age. I'd been wanting to read this one for some time now and grabbed it from B&N last week. Really thought the Maxia Zeta battle and ensuing court martial were well done. I'll never be able look at Phillipa Louvois the same ever again. I think you nailed her character in this one Christopher. Well done.
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Old February 11 2014, 02:29 AM   #3228
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I read that earlier last summer and finished it in two days instead of the normal three. I like Picard's pre-TNG storyline.
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Old February 11 2014, 02:32 AM   #3229
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Started reading Christopher Bennett's The Buried Age. I'd been wanting to read this one for some time now and grabbed it from B&N last week. Really thought the Maxia Zeta battle and ensuing court martial were well done. I'll never be able look at Phillipa Louvois the same ever again. I think you nailed her character in this one Christopher. Well done.
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Old February 11 2014, 02:38 AM   #3230
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Finally started on the Typhon Pact with Zero Sum Game. Great so far!
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Old February 11 2014, 03:46 AM   #3231
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Finally started on the Typhon Pact with Zero Sum Game. Great so far!
I think that one gets a bad rap around here. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:53 AM   #3232
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"Forged In Fire" after reading "The Sundered", a favorite of mine.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:45 AM   #3233
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Reading Protectors and still trying to get through The Abominable by Dan Simmons. I keep coming back to it month after month but I'm making no progress.
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Old February 11 2014, 10:25 AM   #3234
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Reading Half Way Home by Hugh Howey. Interesting sci-fi book about planet colonization gone wrong.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:05 PM   #3235
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I just finished David Brin's Existence, which is a mixed bag. In some respects, it's a very potent work of optimistic SF, very much in a spirit that I think Star Trek fans would enjoy. It's not utopian, there's a lot of bad stuff portrayed both on Earth and elsewhere, but there's a spirit of optimism and humanism to it that's very appealing and Trekkish, and it has some terrifically imaginative ideas in it. On the downside, though, it's rather bloated and unfocused. It's an extremely long book and it takes a long time to find focus; there's at least one subplot in the first half of the book that has no real connection to anything else and no significant impact on later events, and that really would've made more sense in an Uplift-universe prequel than in Existence's reality. There's too much attention given to side bits of worldbuilding and character subplots that don't have too much impact, and conversely some key events are skipped over in time jumps between sections and just summarized afterward. And then, after the penultimate section of the novel focuses mainly on the POV of my favorite character in the book, the final section stays mostly in the POV of one of my least favorite characters, one whose most recent previous action in the book (quite some time before) had been a total jerk move that left him a very unsympathetic character and someone I was irritated to be stuck with.

So... great ideas, but poor pacing, and really needed a tighter editorial hand.
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Old February 11 2014, 04:53 PM   #3236
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Read Dave Stern's Enterprise book "Rosetta" - liked it, though I couldn't help seeing Coruscant in the planet most of it is set on, and a certain other franchise towards the end...

Not that I'm complaining; it was fun, and the characters all sounded right, which is important in a tie-in franchise.

Now I'm on to Chris Roberson's "Book Of Secrets"...
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Old February 11 2014, 05:41 PM   #3237
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^Funny, when I see Coruscant in a movie/episode, I can't help thinking of Trantor...
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Old February 11 2014, 06:30 PM   #3238
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^Funny, when I see Coruscant in a movie/episode, I can't help thinking of Trantor...
So do I, but in the case of Rosetta I was turned to Coruscant by the stuff about landing on floating platforms high in the sky, with narrow walkways to the buildings, etc.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:38 PM   #3239
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^Funny, when I see Coruscant in a movie/episode, I can't help thinking of Trantor...
So do I, but in the case of Rosetta I was turned to Coruscant by the stuff about landing on floating platforms high in the sky, with narrow walkways to the buildings, etc.
Also, there's an evil old man who secretly hates democracy running the democratic government.
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Old February 11 2014, 08:10 PM   #3240
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Since I just finished the Justice League Unlimited series (Brilliant!) I read one of the collections, which escapes me at the moment. It wasn't one based on the cartoon series, but the general Justice League comic.

However, I'm switching from DC to Marvel to read "Marvels"...a graphic novel that I read a few years back. I remember the art looking good (especially in regards to Gwen Stacy) but I don't recall the story being anything special. We'll see what my thoughts are after reading this book again.
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