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Old March 20 2014, 07:42 PM   #3436
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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With Transformers: Regeneration One concluding this month I've been revisiting the start of the "Generation One" comics. Aaaah, simpler times...
Sad to see the end of Regeneration One, but it's been good. I started reading Generation One through last year, when they released the collected editions digitally, so now Regeneration One is done, I'm going to pick it up again. It's amazing how much better the writing got when Furman took over.
At least we knew it was a limited run going in, I was kinda upset when G1 was cancelled abruptly back-in-the-day (at least I hadn't heard anything about it until the final issue).

Yeah, Furman's good. I collected the UK comics, so he was alway was a presence in the series, I don't think I noticed when he took over the US run stories.
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Old March 21 2014, 07:03 AM   #3437
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Finished Captains' Honor by David Dvorkin today. I didn't particularly like the way it ended a little abruptly with a lot of unfinished plot lines and unanswered questions, but I pretty much immediately realized that I really didn't care about the answers to those questions and that I had enjoyed reading the book. There might be a follow-up novel, I haven't looked into it. Lucius Sejanus seemed like an interesting enough character/villain to be worth bringing back in another equally inconsequential yet entertaining novel.

On to The Eyes of the Beholders by A.C. Crispin. I'm 15% in, so haven't read enough to guess what the ultimate themes are going to be, but I assume it's going to be something about personal handicaps and overcoming society's view of them, between the blind Andorian girl and Data's attempt at writing fiction. Might be a good space fight or two also, due to the 'unknown adversary' that I'm guessing I will be enlightened about soon.
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Old March 21 2014, 08:37 AM   #3438
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Finished Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie. Loved it. I'll be starting the third book in the First Law trilogy pretty soon.

I'm half way through Railsea by China Mieville. I'm a Mieville fan but apparently I'm not a fan of his YA work. I'm not getting into this one and I didn't care much for Un Lun Dun either. I recently finished the collection Looking for Jake by him and that was mostly pretty good.
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Old March 22 2014, 12:10 AM   #3439
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Currently reading Star Trek Titan: Orion's Hounds.
Read Taking Wing & Red King a few years ago, and now intend to get myself caught up on all the Titan books before I read any Typhon Pact books.

Before that I spent the last few months reading the all the Star Trek Voyager relaunch books one after the other. From Homecoming right through to Children of the Storm.
Thought they were all good reads, although I think I prefer the later books with the reunited crew.
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Old March 22 2014, 02:43 AM   #3440
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The other day I finished Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu by Lee Goldberg.

Yesterday I read the comic Richard Castle's Storm Season.

I'm now reading Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller.
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Old March 22 2014, 03:13 AM   #3441
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Started Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett earlier today.
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Old March 22 2014, 07:12 AM   #3442
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Eyes of the Beholders by A.C. Crispin was pretty entertaining. I think she captured the spirit of the season pretty well. Another abrupt ending, which I suppose I should expect from novels that emulate television episodes. At least there aren't any commercials.

The story had a lot of heart in it, and I liked how the author satirized her own writing experiences through Data's attempts at writing 'fiction that appeals to a wide audience'.

I was saddened to discover she passed last year.
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Old March 22 2014, 10:25 AM   #3443
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Read "Saratoga" by Friedman and almost one-third of the way through "Death in Winter" by Friedman. Also read "Mindfulness in Plain English" (20th anniversary edition) by Bhante Gunaratana (2011). Recently got subscription video service and am watching "Doctor Who" (new series) for the first time also watched "Trek Nation" (2011) and am thinking about the idea that a species can have a childhood and then more adult years. Is it such a thing as galactic efficacy?
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Old March 23 2014, 04:36 AM   #3444
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Finished out DTI: Watching the Clock. What a great read. Went places I wasn't expecting and resolved a story arc I didn't think ever would be! Fantastic stuff. I've recommended it a few times today to Trek fans looking to get back into the books.

Moving on to The Martian by Andy Weir next. And then I think I'll tackle Children of the Storm.
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Old March 23 2014, 03:04 PM   #3445
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Moving on to The Martian by Andy Weir next. And then I think I'll tackle Children of the Storm.
That's a solid couple of choices, there. Both those books are great!
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Old March 23 2014, 06:15 PM   #3446
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I just finished Startrek Articles of the Federation by Keith DeCandido was a excellent read.I'm now reading The Spy by Joseph Conrad based on a true story in the 1800s.It's an really interesting story about spies wanting to destroy the Greenwitch obsevervatory.
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Old March 23 2014, 09:58 PM   #3447
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I read the DS9 relaunch novels all out of order, so going back and reading the ones I missed, sort of in order. Starting with Hollow Men by Una McCormack. I like it so far!
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Old March 24 2014, 10:38 AM   #3448
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Finished out DTI: Watching the Clock. What a great read. Went places I wasn't expecting and resolved a story arc I didn't think ever would be! Fantastic stuff. I've recommended it a few times today to Trek fans looking to get back into the books.
Bought the two Department of Temporal Investigations books last week.
Look forward to reading them in a few books time.

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And then I think I'll tackle Children of the Storm.
I thought Children of the Storm was a great read.
Has some nice focus on the other ships & crews of the fleet.
Enjoy!
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Old March 24 2014, 06:26 PM   #3449
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I found DTI: Watching the Clock and Children of the Storm to be excellent reads. Can't recommend them enough.

I've just started reading Federation: The First 150 Years.
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Old March 25 2014, 01:39 AM   #3450
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The Body Electric, because I finally found it yesterday while cleaning under my bed. That and $100 from a bank that was sold four years ago.

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Moving on to The Martian by Andy Weir next. And then I think I'll tackle Children of the Storm.

I don't think they make a funnier book.
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