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Old June 2 2014, 08:42 PM   #3736
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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Star Trek ds9 The left hand of Destiny book 1 by J.G Hertzler &Jeffrey Lang.
I just reread this recently, I thought it was really good both times. I plan on reading the rest of the series at some point soon. I guess no one else could have a better perspective on Martok, and that first book put a lot more depth into Martok, a character that I feel is already one of the better-developed characters in the Trek universe.
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Old June 3 2014, 06:08 AM   #3737
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I took the plunge and borrowed Enterprise by Vonda McIntyre from an online library, as well as Octavia Butler's Bloodchild and Other Stories. I plan on reading them both over the course of the week.
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Old June 4 2014, 04:24 PM   #3738
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I have just started DS9:Twist of Faith.

After reading just the Enterprise novels (which I liked) for the last two years, it is good to be back in the DS9 timeframe/realm. I have enjoyed what little I have read. The author so far has had a good grasp of the characters and I enjoyed the introduction.

edit: I have read a couple of a Voyager novels. The 2 part Homecoming set, Mosaic (?) and the Anthology. They were good or okay.
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Old June 4 2014, 09:13 PM   #3739
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Voyager1, have you read Pathways by Jeri Taylor? It's really good. I consider it and Mosaic the two best Voyager books.
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Old June 5 2014, 01:45 PM   #3740
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I'm reading Brave New World. I'm liking it alot better than 1984, and it's portrayal of the future is much closer to the real world than 1984's turned out to be.
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Old June 5 2014, 04:25 PM   #3741
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One Constant Star by David R. George III. I'm liking it so far!
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Old June 5 2014, 05:23 PM   #3742
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Star Trek ds9 The Left hand of Destiny Book 2.by J.G Hertzler& Jeffrey Lang. I like how Ezri Dax is written in this book.
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Old June 5 2014, 05:31 PM   #3743
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Started The Course of Empire by Eric Flint & K.D. Wentworth today.

I enjoyed One Constant Star (DRG3) and The Thousand Dollar Tan Line (R Thomas/J Graham)
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Old June 5 2014, 07:29 PM   #3744
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I just finished Comes the End by William Creed. I've started the second book in the series, The Gathering.
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Old June 6 2014, 12:40 PM   #3745
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Finished Seasons of Light & Darkness by Michael A. Martin and my review is up here for anyone who is interested.

Having a break from Star Trek at the moment and reading a couple of Indie Authored fantasy novels.
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Old June 7 2014, 04:24 AM   #3746
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Finished out Bernice Summerfield and the Doomsday Manuscript. A bit oddly paced, a lot of "fake outs" that didn't do anything for the plot. Basically what would have been a neat 80 page novella turns into a pretty boring 213 page tale.

Haven't made any headway on Beowulf, sadly. I did get through the first chapter of The Eternal Tide, really loved the brief prologue with Amanda and Junior. Spot on dialogue.
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Old June 7 2014, 06:20 AM   #3747
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After sage advice to skip book two of the Gateways series I went on to read three, four and five pretty quickly. I had a sense of deja vu while reading book four right after three before I realized that the events were the same, just from different perspectives. I enjoyed all three, but particularly liked the story in "No Man's Land", the Voyager installment of the series. Even the unfamiliar characters didn't come across as too shallow, although it was a short book so not able to really devote much time to one-shot characters and the plot. I liked the interactions between our heroes and the random species encountered in the novel.

I'm considering skipping book six, since I'm not too familiar with the seemingly insufferably charming Captain Calhoun, I'm only familiar with the character through some irrelevant cameos. I like Shelby though, I will probably try it. I'm a little concerned that the finale with the seventh book is only 2.5 stars on Amazon, but after devoting this much reading and $48, I gotta find out how it all ties together at the end. And maybe I will finally learn something tangible about the Petraw.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:12 AM   #3748
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In the last week I've only managed to read a single book, the tenth Cadfael Chronicle, The Pilgrim of Hate. This one of the series always stands out to me, as I saw the TV adaptation of Cadfael back in the 90s before I read the books, as while most were fairly faithfully adapted, this one was an almost completely different story.

I've started dipping into Graphic novels again, and read the third Transformers: Classics volume (The US G1 reprints), and Black Widow: Homecoming, The Name of the Rose, Kiss or Kill, Widowmaker and Itsy-Bitsy Spider. Homecoming and The Name of The Rose definitely the best of the bunch.

Now I've started reading the Farscape comic series, which was on sale on comixology this week. I love Farscape, so I can't quite believe I've never gotten around to reading this !
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Old June 7 2014, 02:07 PM   #3749
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Read the first volume of the collected Afterlife with Archie comics, with the gang at Riverdale facing a genuine zombie apocalypse. Good, grisly fun so far, although, not having read Archie comics for decades, I didn't recognize some of the newer characters. (Who were the rich, red-headed siblings? Or the secret lesbians?)
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Old June 7 2014, 02:23 PM   #3750
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Read through the first four Hornblower books this week. Have been meaning to read them for a long time as Bernard Cornwall always mentions them in his Sharpe books.
So far they seem kinda disjointed (more like collections of short stories then novels), but the plots have been good, and Forester writes absolutely thrilling action scenes.
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