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Old April 25 2014, 06:46 PM   #3571
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"Crescent Dawn" by Clive Cussler with Dirk Cussler. So much fun.
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Old April 25 2014, 07:18 PM   #3572
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StarTrek TNG Indistinguishable from magic by John McIntee I really like this book it's nice to see Geordi having his own command and Scotty again.
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Old April 25 2014, 08:08 PM   #3573
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StarTrek TNG Indistinguishable from magic by John McIntee
Who?

To quote Papa Lazarou, "Hello DAAAAVE!"
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Old April 25 2014, 08:20 PM   #3574
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Batman: Four Of A Kind collects the Year One stories for four villains, from the 1995 Annuals.

Alan Grant's Poison Ivy story has the best art, but a weak story. The art does very much sexualise Ivy, but works in context (like when she's actively trying to seduce Bats), and actually adheres to proper anatomy. Unfortunately her self-proclaimed backstory is the sort of astoundingly cliched "all men are lying hypocritical abusing bastards" that your average MRA type thinks is what feminism is about.

Chuck Dixon's Riddler story is the best story, with a good punchline, but has the worst art. It's a good read, though.

Doug Moench's Scarecrow story is pretty decent, with disappointing art, but really suffers from an unreadable italic font in most of the caption boxes.

Chuck Dixon's Man-Bat story is nice, and has nice enough art, but it's strange that it's included in a villains' backstory collection, as the Man-Bat is clearly *not* a villain, and does nothing evil in the story - he's just a victim. But Batman does beat the shit out of him and drug him, just in case.

Anyway, a reasonable collection overall, if variable, but nothing really standout.
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Old April 26 2014, 09:00 AM   #3575
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Just finished reading "Chain of Attack" by Gene DeWeese (1987, ST-TOS #32) and it was fairly interesting. A bit of a challenge to justify the $9.99 which I paid for it on my e-reader. For fun, I am reading "Alcohol & Drug Problems: A Practical Guide for Counsellors" (2nd ed.) edited by Harrison & Carver (Addiction Research Foundation, 1997) which I got at a thrift store. Still have lots of the early novels to read. Like reading the recent ones though. I do not know if I have read more, or less, than 200 ST novels so far. Have started reading "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away" by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (March 2014) for a reading group I'm in. An interesting style of writing perhaps.
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Old April 26 2014, 01:28 PM   #3576
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Finished Star Trek: Assignment Earth. Pretty good. Wasn't there a second one of these?
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Old April 26 2014, 01:56 PM   #3577
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Finished Star Trek: Assignment Earth. Pretty good. Wasn't there a second one of these?
You mean the IDW miniseries? No, that was the only one, although Byrne did sequels to one of its issues in his miniseries Crew and Leonard McCoy: Frontier Doctor. (Those three miniseries and the stories collected in Romulans: Pawns of War form a sort of interconnected "Byrneverse" of their own.)

There were a couple of earlier Gary Seven stories in DC's TOS volume 2 by Howard Weinstein, unconnected to the Byrne comics. And of course there are the Greg Cox novels about Gary and Roberta.
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Old April 26 2014, 05:38 PM   #3578
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Finished Star Trek: Assignment Earth. Pretty good. Wasn't there a second one of these?
You mean the IDW miniseries? No, that was the only one, although Byrne did sequels to one of its issues in his miniseries Crew and Leonard McCoy: Frontier Doctor. (Those three miniseries and the stories collected in Romulans: Pawns of War form a sort of interconnected "Byrneverse" of their own.)

There were a couple of earlier Gary Seven stories in DC's TOS volume 2 by Howard Weinstein, unconnected to the Byrne comics. And of course there are the Greg Cox novels about Gary and Roberta.
For the record, Gary and Roberta are featured prominently in three of my novels: Assignment: Eternity, The Eugenics Wars (Volume One), and The Eugenics Wars (Volume Two).

You might also check out In History's Shadow by Dayton Ward.
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Old April 26 2014, 07:09 PM   #3579
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^That's From History's Shadow, though I keep thinking it's In too.
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Old April 26 2014, 07:29 PM   #3580
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Leviathan Wakes, ST Cast No Shadow and ST Unspoken Truth. Kindle makes book juggling a lot easier.
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Old April 26 2014, 08:10 PM   #3581
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^That's From History's Shadow, though I keep thinking it's In too.
Oops! Thanks for the catch.
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Old April 26 2014, 08:56 PM   #3582
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The other day I finished Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett.

I'm now reading Grimm: The Icy Touch by John Shirley.
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Old April 27 2014, 05:49 PM   #3583
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Finished out Plagues of Night late last night. Excellent read. At times a little slow but with some great insight into characters. (Though, I'm not really certain how well the Ro distrusts Blackmer because she liked the last guy better sub-plot works for Ro's character.)

I also immediately started in on Raise the Dawn last night, too. Staying up till 2:30 to get through those first 50 pages. Excited for this one. I do really appreciate DRG's ability to build interesting "enemy" characters across book one and then dispose of them literally 10 pages into the second book.

UPDATE: Also, I couldn't help but notice that Plagues references the events of Indistinguishable from Magic a few times, which makes its eventual "decanonization" even more confusing. Though I must admit that I really didn't buy Geordi's argument for downgrading in rank and it seemed like something DRG was asked to write in and he did his best to come up with something.
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Old April 28 2014, 03:42 AM   #3584
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Started Star Wars: Coruscant Nights- Jedi Twilight. Still reeling from the revelation Friday that the entire Star Wars EU, even the pre-Episode I novel released last month, is now considered "legendary."
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Old April 28 2014, 03:59 AM   #3585
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Maybe that's what we should call the '80s novel continuity -- "Legendary Trek."
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