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Old May 18 2012, 10:13 AM   #706
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Hilarious quote from Admiral Tatenen, to Admiral Kirk, about the Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!" what a cautious bunch.
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Old May 18 2012, 12:18 PM   #707
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Just finished Christopher's Ex Machina and I absolutely LOVED it! TMP will always have a very special place in my heart, and this book expanded on it wonderfully. I really wish he would have been able to continue it as a series, I'd love to read more. (And yes, I'm aware DTI: Forgotten History uses this timeframe, that's what pushed me to finally read Ex Machina. I bought it when it came out just because it was set during the TMP era, but with so many "ongoing" book series, TOS stand-alones tend to fall through the cracks if I fall behind on my reading. If it had become a series at the time, the second book coming out would have pushed me to read the first one sooner. So now I'm doubly looking forward to reading Forgotten History!)

I'm now reading Republic Commando: True Colors. Next up is probably going to be A Princess of Mars. Then on to Forgotten History!
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Old May 18 2012, 03:35 PM   #708
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Taking a very brief break from Trek-related reading to read Into the Shadows, the first Shadowrun anthology.

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I just picked up the Dominon War anthology from the library. I'm mainly interested in the Shinzon and Zak Kebron stories. I probably won't read every story.
Read all of them. That was an excellent, excellent anthology. The standouts for me were KRAD's The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned, which serves as a prequel to The Battle of Betazed, A Song Well Sung by Robert Greenberger, which fleshes out an important part of the background for the IKS Gorkon series, and Twilight's Wrath, by David Mack, the Shinzon story you mentioned.

Also, I've been meaning to ask - is your username actually intended to be a Space: 1999 reference? If so, major props.
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Old May 19 2012, 02:31 AM   #709
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William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Hilarious quote from Admiral Tatenen, to Admiral Kirk, about the Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!" what a cautious bunch.
That's a strange quote, because isn't a parsec a greater distance than a light-year? Something like 3.25 light-years, isn't it?
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Old May 19 2012, 02:53 AM   #710
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^Yes, that's presumably why he thought it was funny.
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Old May 19 2012, 03:29 AM   #711
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Reading through the anthologies. I'm about 2/3 of the way through Star Trek: Constellations.

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Old May 19 2012, 07:24 AM   #712
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Kertrats47 wrote: View Post
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William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Hilarious quote from Admiral Tatenen, to Admiral Kirk, about the Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!" what a cautious bunch.
That's a strange quote, because isn't a parsec a greater distance than a light-year? Something like 3.25 light-years, isn't it?
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Old May 19 2012, 03:02 PM   #713
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Ijust finishe dreading Black Fire by Sonni cooper . I thought I'd read either Pawn or Symbols By Majiss larson or another Startrek novel.
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Old May 19 2012, 06:14 PM   #714
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William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Hilarious quote from Admiral Tatenen, to Admiral Kirk, about the Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!" what a cautious bunch.
That's a strange quote, because isn't a parsec a greater distance than a light-year? Something like 3.25 light-years, isn't it?
Ah. Sorry. I'll see myself out. ><
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Old May 19 2012, 07:33 PM   #715
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Finished Doctor Who And The Crusaders last night, and it isn't a bad read. There is plenty of old-style adventure to be had with this one, something the Classic series of Doctor Who excelled at, especially in the black-and-white era. The book almost reads like one of the better pulp novels from the early 20th century, and in my opinion that isn't a bad thing. Ian and Barbara's romantic relationship, which Whitaker had teased in his novel of The Daleks, is taken further here. I liked that, because I'd always wondered about those two. Does that make me a shipper?

In addition, I've also been checking out the comic series Sandman Mystery Theatre. It isn't bad so far. And I'm still working through A Clash of Kings. Only about 250 pages to go...Why does it feel like such a slog all of a sudden?
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Old May 19 2012, 08:41 PM   #716
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re-reading Reap the Whirlwind
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Old May 19 2012, 08:56 PM   #717
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The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain. I recently finished The Wal-Mart Effect.
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Old May 19 2012, 09:08 PM   #718
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re-reading Reap the Whirlwind
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Old May 19 2012, 09:56 PM   #719
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I was planning to open the review thread for Reap next week-ish, good timing.
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Old May 19 2012, 10:34 PM   #720
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Just finished reading The 4400: Welcome to Promise City the first of the two post finale novels. Really enjoyed it, it was a great continuation of the series that (IMO at least) felt like it could have been an arc of episodes from a 5th season. My score: 4/5.
I decided to go ahead and start the second one, Promises Broken. I believe this one ties up most of the story lines left over from the show. I can't wait to see how it ties things up.
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