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Old February 16 2014, 01:31 AM   #3271
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

The movie has Mathilda May. Game, set, match. (Aside from that, though, it's a pretty dumb movie.)
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Old February 16 2014, 01:45 AM   #3272
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The other day I finished Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward.

I'm now reading the second novel of The Change, The Protector's War, by S.M. Stirling.
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Old February 16 2014, 09:13 PM   #3273
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I just finished re-reading Vendetta by Peter David. I've recently decided to return to Trek lit after a long time away and thought this would be a good warmup before launching into the relaunch series and working my way towards Destiny. Next up is A Time To Kill by David Mack, followed obviously by A Time To Heal.

Although I enjoyed Vendetta, it wasn't nearly as good as I remember. But over two decades have passed since my first read and a lot has changed since then...
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Old February 17 2014, 12:53 AM   #3274
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I'm reading Cress, Book 2 in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
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Old February 17 2014, 01:01 AM   #3275
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Stone Cold by David Baldacci.

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Old February 17 2014, 01:17 AM   #3276
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I recently read To Sail a Darkling Sea by John Ringo.
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Old February 17 2014, 04:16 AM   #3277
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Finished Zero Sum Game this morning. Loved it and loved learning about the Breen. Hate the fact that we still don't have the DS9 time-jump backstory.

Started Seize the Fire. I hope it's not as bad as everyone says. Cuz if it is, it's loooooong and bad.
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Old February 17 2014, 07:37 PM   #3278
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I'm reading 2 books Star wars Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn and The cat who read Shakespeare by Lillian Braun.
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Old February 17 2014, 10:06 PM   #3279
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Still on A Dance With Dragons, which raises a question.

The author uses a lot of archaic terms for armour, clothing, ship types etc., so obviously knows his subject, but there are a handful of terms he uses that seem out of place and jar with me when they occur. Can anyone advise me if they are in common use in the U.S. ?

Coz (cousin - I know it's in Shakespeare, but I can't recall hearing it used over here).
Bulled (as in pushed or forced).
Soldier Pines (trees)
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Old February 17 2014, 10:15 PM   #3280
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Martin does all the meticulous over-analysis for you, so don't worry about it and focus on the story. Until it becomes incredibly boring.
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Old February 18 2014, 03:40 AM   #3281
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ryan123450 wrote: View Post
Finished Zero Sum Game this morning. Loved it and loved learning about the Breen. Hate the fact that we still don't have the DS9 time-jump backstory.

Started Seize the Fire. I hope it's not as bad as everyone says. Cuz if it is, it's loooooong and bad.
Glad you enjoyed ZST. I liked it quite a bit, too.

While it's a bit spoiler-y, I went into why I didn't enjoy Seize a few pages back in this this thread. All told, it took me something like 9-10 days to read through Seize.

EDIT: Added link to the original comment. Mainly, though, I think Seize is overlong and needed a good editorial pare down. It's not outright bad, there's some fun stuff and a few nice character moments. Keru feels less like the guy whose ideas are always being shot down in this one and Martin does have a good voice for Tuvok. The book also has a good deal of errors as compared to the other books in the line - not the author's fault per se, but they do make for some unintended humor.
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Old February 18 2014, 04:23 AM   #3282
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^Err, page counts depend on individual user settings; on my browser the current page is 110. Could you specify a post number instead, or just link to it? Thanks.
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Old February 18 2014, 09:12 AM   #3283
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The movie has Mathilda May. Game, set, match. (Aside from that, though, it's a pretty dumb movie.)
Alas, age, gravity, and childbirth have taken their dreadful toll upon her physique since those halcyon days of 1985, but I can't recommend that movie enough. She certainly had glory about her in those days.
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Old February 18 2014, 02:08 PM   #3284
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So, I finished Chris Roberson's Book Of Secrets - was fun for the most part, as a nice play on various pulp heroes and tropes, though the stories-withing-the-story didn't all quite feel like writings from the appropriate era. The first couple did well, though, and it's fun to recognise the inspirations.

You can tell it's an older book reissued though- at no point does our inquisitve hero just whip out his smartphone and head to wikipedia, instead of looking stuff up in actual bricks-and-mortar reference libraries! Because, of course, there were no tablets and internet smartphones in 2001.

Downsides were a somewhat rushed, tell-don't-show ending (and which felt a bit Creationist), and - not the author's fault - a fair number of typos throughout (someone having a waste instead of a waist, for example, and not even having a bathroom scene as an excuse).

Twas fun, though, and I would now like to read the apparently-related "End Of the Century". I'd say it's the weakest of Roberson's books, but if that's as bad as they get, then that's good. If you see what I mean.
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Old February 19 2014, 04:25 AM   #3285
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Well I'm a bit of the way into Seize the Fire and I have a quick question. Is the idea of the Gorn that some of the castes are "Arena" Gorn and some of the castes are Mirror Universe "In a Mirror Darkly" Gorn? I'm not quite clear about that aspect of the story, but I like the book so far. (50 pages in)
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