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Old April 3 2014, 03:10 PM   #3481
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

I am reading Susan Wright's Dark Passions duology. First book is kind of dragging and it is just a little bit too fan wankish for me. Every character is kind of just shoe-horned into the story. I love Intendant/Overseer Kira though.
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Old April 3 2014, 03:39 PM   #3482
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Isn't the Mirror Universe pretty much all about shoehorning characters? I mean, in such a different history, it's a huge coincidence for the same characters to exist in the first place, let alone end up on the same ship or station as one another.
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Old April 3 2014, 04:56 PM   #3483
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I'm reading Star trek Voyager Captain Proton short stories. This is a fun book to read.
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Old April 4 2014, 01:18 AM   #3484
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Isn't the Mirror Universe pretty much all about shoehorning characters? I mean, in such a different history, it's a huge coincidence for the same characters to exist in the first place, let alone end up on the same ship or station as one another.
Maybe. The mirror universe episodes were hit and miss in general for me.
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Old April 4 2014, 03:01 AM   #3485
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Isn't the Mirror Universe pretty much all about shoehorning characters? I mean, in such a different history, it's a huge coincidence for the same characters to exist in the first place, let alone end up on the same ship or station as one another.
More or less. I've always thought of the MU as a tongue-in-cheek approach to "What ifhumanity got it wrong?" I was fine with it being shown once, but to keep bringing it back again and again cheapened the concept.

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Old April 4 2014, 03:15 AM   #3486
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Isn't the Mirror Universe pretty much all about shoehorning characters? I mean, in such a different history, it's a huge coincidence for the same characters to exist in the first place, let alone end up on the same ship or station as one another.
Maybe. The mirror universe episodes were hit and miss in general for me.
I vote miss. I am not a fan of mirror universe stories. I tend to skip the DS9 MU episodes when I do a re-watch.
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Old April 4 2014, 06:34 AM   #3487
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Finished up Hollow Men by Una McCormack. I thought it was a solid episodic novel that fits in neatly with the television season. I don't have anything spectacular to say about this book, and I have nothing negative to say. I simply enjoyed the read.

Decided to jump over to the "Slings and Arrows" series and I started the first novella on the bus ride home tonight, it seems decent so far. I'm a little disappointed that I have to pay full novel price for books that are less than 100 pages long, but **** it, I got a raise this season. Might as well spend it on books.
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Old April 4 2014, 12:50 PM   #3488
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I just finished A Time For War, A Time For Peace. It seemed to take a while to get through - not any fault of the story or the author, just life kept getting in the way. (Sometimes it's so hard to find the time...)

Not sure what's up next. I'm thinking Prime Directive or Federation, before returning to the relaunch setting.
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Old April 4 2014, 04:23 PM   #3489
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I'm reading Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan. It's about a terminal ill man who time travels to the far future to quite a fascinating future world. It's really gripping!
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Old April 5 2014, 04:31 AM   #3490
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Last night I finished Star Trek: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox.

I'm now reading Stargate SG-1: Valhalla by Tim Waggoner.
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Old April 5 2014, 05:38 AM   #3491
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I forgot to post that I started the Divergent novel a couple days ago. I picked up the Kindle version after really enjoying the movie when I went to see it a couple weeks ago.
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Old April 5 2014, 06:14 AM   #3492
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I'm reading The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O'Brien.
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Old April 5 2014, 08:52 PM   #3493
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I forgot to post that I started the Divergent novel a couple days ago. I picked up the Kindle version after really enjoying the movie when I went to see it a couple weeks ago.
I'm glad to see someone else enjoyed the movie. I really loved it, and thought it did a great job translating the book. Most of the reviews I saw though were "meh" to "bleh." Made me sad.

I will warn you though, Divergent is the series' high point. I saw an article not long after the movie came out titled, "The problem with Divergent is Allegiant", and I thought that was probably the most concise expression of my feelings on the subject there could be.
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Old April 5 2014, 09:45 PM   #3494
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My mom liked it too. I don't drive and so sometimes she'll come to see movies she wouldn't otherwise, and this time she was pleasantly surprised by how much she enjoyed the movie.
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Old April 6 2014, 11:48 AM   #3495
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Just finished "Declassified." I really enjoyed the Vanguard series and will miss it. Not sure what to read next. Just started to re-watch ENTERPRISE so may read one of the novels from that series I haven't read.
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