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Old April 22 2014, 12:50 PM   #3556
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Just wasted about 30 minutes of my life reading The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition by Ira Steven Behr. Glad it only cost me about £3 to get 2nd hand from Amazon as it really wasn't worth it but thats my own fault for reading a book originally from 1995 whose information you can find freely on the web.

Anyway if anyone is interested I did post a short review on my blog which is available here
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Old April 22 2014, 08:35 PM   #3557
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I am on to book 2 of the Genesis Wave, I read the first one a long while back (proabably when it came out) but never finished the series for some reason so I started over.
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Old April 23 2014, 01:57 AM   #3558
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Now I'm reading the Alien Spotlight Volume 2 trade paperback. The Cardassian story was weird, the Q story was pretty good, and I really liked the Klingon story by KRAD. Will get to the last too later tonight.
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Old April 23 2014, 06:16 AM   #3559
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Book Of Lies is a chase thriller by Brad Meltzer, who's TV show, Decoded, is usually fun, and that's why I gave the novel a go.

Overall it was OK, but predictable in all the twists, and the characters never leapt off the page.

The story's about the search for the truth behind the Biblical mark of Cain, and the weapon he supposedly used to kill Abel. Also it's about the origins of Superman. Meltzer definitely gets points for having a surprising yet fitting actual truth to what the Macguffin is, though it never quite follows through with the weapon part.

So, a bit laboured, but generally entertaining in a TV episode-ish way.
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Old April 23 2014, 06:23 AM   #3560
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What do you mean by "everything"? Vanguard, for instance, is fairly important to the modern novel continuity, and that comes before The Sundered.
"everything" as in everything taking place after the Sundered, moving forward chronologically from that point. I've read all the Vanguard series. Great stuff. Originally I was going to start with the Encounter at Farpoint novelization, and move forward from that point with all the 24th century books in order. But after looking at the Electic reading challenge site, I realized I'd never read the Lost Era stuff. so I figured I'd start there instead.
Whoa, you really DO mean everything. Good luck. Even I don't plan on going that far, and at last count I've read 258 Trek novels in the past 6 years!

(For anyone curious, here's the site referred to: http://killie-booktalk.blogspot.com/...challenge.html )
I've been working on reading all the Pocket Star Trek output for years but I haven't worried about reading them in chronological order. Or any order for that matter unless it's a specific series like Vanguard or The Fall. I'm not exactly sure how many I have left but I'm pretty sure it's under a hundred. I'm keeping my progress at http://corral.com/stbooks.html. I stole the original list of books from the old PsyPhi site and have been adding new books as they come out. A strike through means I've read it.
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Old April 23 2014, 01:27 PM   #3561
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I'm reading The Drowned Cities, a sequel to Ship Breaker.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:05 AM   #3562
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Read Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Defenders of the Lost Temple. The last The Clone Wars comic I haven't read. It's about a Clone who thinks he has the Force. Pretty weird, but actually one of the best of the The Clone Wars digests.
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Old April 24 2014, 06:15 AM   #3563
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Started Demons of Air and Darkness (Book 4 of the Twist of Faith Omnibus) tonight.
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Old April 24 2014, 05:15 PM   #3564
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I've just finished reading Paws for murder by Annie Knox and the ds9 novels Fearful Symmetry and The Soul Key by Olivia Wood.
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Old April 24 2014, 06:00 PM   #3565
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I just started Avatar book 2. Fantastic read so far. Really liked book 1. I'm glad I waited to dive into the DS9 relaunch until now
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Old April 24 2014, 07:51 PM   #3566
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Taking a bit of a break from treklit.

I read Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which was fairly amusing, but not as much as most of Pratchett's stuff.
Then I read Brighton Belle by Sara Sheridan, a mystery novel set just after world war 2, which was quite an enjoyable read.
I just finished Portuguese Irregular Verbs by Alexander McCall-Smith. This was supposed to be a comedic novel, but this was one of the worst books I've ever read. It was the first of his books i've read, and I think it will be the last.
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Old April 24 2014, 09:08 PM   #3567
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For some reason I'm not in the mood for Rise of the Federation at the moment, so I've started to (re-)read Strange New Worlds 10.

Six stories in I'm reminded why I stopped reading it the first time around (after four stories). The stories are just not very good and most of them offer little new. Of the six I've read so far I would say two are decent (The Smell of Dead Roses, and to a lesser degree A Dish served cold), the other four not so much.

I plan to finish it this time around, though.
So, I've finished the book. Sadly the quality hasn't improved much.
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Old April 24 2014, 09:16 PM   #3568
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Reading "No Time Like the Past" by Greg Cox. Very,very good so far.

Picked up my first James Patterson novel - 43 consecutive two to three page chapters. He used about every suspense novel trope in existence in the first five chapters. Didn't finish it.
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Old April 24 2014, 09:24 PM   #3569
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Undefeated: Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins' Perfect Season by Mike Freeman
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Old April 25 2014, 05:37 AM   #3570
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I just started Avatar book 2. Fantastic read so far. Really liked book 1. I'm glad I waited to dive into the DS9 relaunch until now
I just finished Avatar: Book One and will be starting Book Two following a weekend getaway. I would say that I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to start on the DS9 relaunch!
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