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Old June 26 2012, 02:15 AM   #871
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished A Time to Love. It was all right, kind of plodding, but ultimately fairly quick. I wish it focused more on Riker in a deeper way. Alas. Now onto to A Time to Hate
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Old June 26 2012, 02:18 AM   #872
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I wonder, how quickly do our esteemed authors tend to read the new Trek novel releases?
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Old June 26 2012, 04:04 AM   #873
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I suspect that the esteemed authors spend some time reading, some time doing research, and some time doing writing -- when they are not engaged in day-to-day activities -- and, perhaps promoting books. I spotted three books at a nearby thrift store: DS9 Millenium Trilogy. Is it good enough that I should go purchase it quickly? I went to Memory Alpha and see that it does deal with Endgame scenarios. Besides going through "Sword of Damocles" (Titan), I am reading "The Efficient Society (Why Canada Is As Close to Utopia As It Gets)" by Joseph Heath (2001) and "Private Desires, Political Action" by Michael Laver (1997). At the thrift store, I did purchase "Chaos" by James Gleick (1987) which might be a bit dated though probably a good read. Finished Season Two of DS9 and getting ready for Season Three.

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Old June 26 2012, 04:21 AM   #874
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I finished the DS9 novel Station Rage. I am now in the middle of Raise the Dawn. Excellent read thus far.
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Old June 26 2012, 12:45 PM   #875
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I would snatch up the Milennium books if I were you. Used DS9 and Voyager books can be hard to come by - especially in good condition.
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Old June 26 2012, 10:36 PM   #876
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Started STTP: Plagues of Night this morning.
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Old June 26 2012, 10:58 PM   #877
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I know not everyone loves it, but Millennium is one of my favorites. I also count as the first story in my DS9-R reading list because of two aspects of the frame story. If they're in good condition, do snatch them up right away. Can't recommend it more.
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Old June 26 2012, 11:41 PM   #878
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Reading Robert Heinlein's Menace from Earth....

(It's very, very tedious...)
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Old June 27 2012, 01:36 AM   #879
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I have three books lined up to read. Hopefully this will take me through July.

1. Helliconia (Omnibus) by Brian Aldiss
2. Dying Inside by Robert Silverberg
3. A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick

I've never read anything by any of these authors, so I'm excited.
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Old June 27 2012, 10:33 AM   #880
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A Judge Dredd book, The Final Cut by Matthew Smith (no relation to the Eleventh Doctor)

(plus lots of other stuff for work - MR James, Egyptology, etc - but it's the "book for relaxation" I list here)
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Old June 27 2012, 10:34 AM   #881
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^ It would be incredibly awesome if Matt Smith wrote Judge Dredd novels on the side.

But well, at least he's DJ'ing on the side: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBrYrdz6YxA
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Old June 27 2012, 11:25 PM   #882
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I'm about 30 pages away from finishing the third and final book in Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, The Amber Spyglass. I've absolutely loved this trilogy, and this has been an great conclusion. My rating: 9.5/10
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Old June 28 2012, 11:08 AM   #883
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I am reading DRGIII's, Raise the Dawn. Very good so far. I recommend everyone put his last two books in their queue and enjoy
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Old June 28 2012, 04:15 PM   #884
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I finished Frank Catalano's Rand Unwrapped: Confessions of a Robotech Warrior, and have finally started on DRGIII's Plagues of Night.

On deck is Star Wars: MedStar II: Jedi Healer. I really enjoyed the first MedStar book; I didn't expect it to be such an homage to M*A*S*H, but since I always liked M*A*S*H it worked for me. I found myself picturing the leads as Alan Alda, Loretta Switt and Mike Farrell (albeit Mike Farrell as a Zabrak).
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Old June 28 2012, 06:17 PM   #885
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I made it through 100 pages of Helliconia Spring, realized I didn't give two craps about any of the characters, the setting, or the prose. I saw a lot of reviews comparing this to Dune. I just don't get it. I was in the mood for something more comedic like the Scalzi I've been reading lately, so I started on Night of the Living Trekkies. Absolutely hysterical so far. I'll get back to Helliconia when I'm done with this.
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