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Old August 17 2012, 01:20 PM   #1081
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Currently on War Dragons of the Captain's Table series. Neat concept but the actual story is somewhat bland. I'm enjoying the Excelsior sections more than the others in this book.
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Old August 17 2012, 04:40 PM   #1082
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Just put up my latest review, Star Trek #15: Corona by Greg Bear. Right now, I'm reading the Errand of Fury series after having blown through Errand of Vengeance. These books are great! I'm really digging Kevin Ryan's writing style.
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Old August 17 2012, 06:32 PM   #1083
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I'm reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
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Old August 17 2012, 07:24 PM   #1084
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I finished Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, and I really enjoyed it. I felt it really captured Yoda as we originally saw him in The Empire Strikes Back. All in all, a HUGE improvement over Jedi Trial!

Now I'm starting Chindi by Jack McDevitt. It's a decent sized book, so I'm hoping that by the time I'm done with it Voyager: Eternal Tide will be out, and I'll be able to just jump on that one next.
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Old August 17 2012, 10:27 PM   #1085
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Now I'm starting Chindi by Jack McDevitt.
I enjoyed this one to a degree, but I think that Deepsix before it and Omega after it are far superior.
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Old August 18 2012, 12:59 AM   #1086
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I just finished Q-Squared by Peter David. What a ride! I haven't read much of David before, but the two Q novels I've read from him so far this year have both been hilarious. I think I might have to look up his pre-Destiny TNG relaunch novel.
Ummm... I don't want to necessarily prejudice you against Before Dishonor, but just be aware that it's going to be a significantly different experience.
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Old August 18 2012, 01:16 AM   #1087
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Sakrysta wrote: View Post
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I just finished Q-Squared by Peter David. What a ride! I haven't read much of David before, but the two Q novels I've read from him so far this year have both been hilarious. I think I might have to look up his pre-Destiny TNG relaunch novel.
Ummm... I don't want to necessarily prejudice you against Before Dishonor, but just be aware that it's going to be a significantly different experience.
I meant Q&A. Before Dishonor's supposed to be a real stinker, from what I've heard here. In which does Pluto get gobbled up by the Borg?
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Old August 18 2012, 01:29 AM   #1088
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Q&A was written by KRAD, not Peter David.
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Old August 18 2012, 02:50 AM   #1089
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Sakrysta wrote: View Post
Smellincoffee wrote: View Post
I just finished Q-Squared by Peter David. What a ride! I haven't read much of David before, but the two Q novels I've read from him so far this year have both been hilarious. I think I might have to look up his pre-Destiny TNG relaunch novel.
Ummm... I don't want to necessarily prejudice you against Before Dishonor, but just be aware that it's going to be a significantly different experience.
I read all the relaunch books through Destiny back-to-back and I didn't think it was that great of a departure. Maybe I'm not very discerning.
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Old August 18 2012, 12:57 PM   #1090
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Q&A was written by KRAD, not Peter David.
Ah! Thanks for the correction.

At the moment I'm reading The Family Corleone by Ed Falco.
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Old August 18 2012, 04:19 PM   #1091
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Just finished reading Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes. Truly brilliant look at the nature of modern institutional failure.
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Old August 20 2012, 09:57 AM   #1092
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Just finished reading Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes. Truly brilliant look at the nature of modern institutional failure.
Sounds like an interesting read SHO. I may have to check this one out. The reviews on Amazon are decent too.
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Old August 21 2012, 04:25 AM   #1093
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Just finished Siegfried by Alex Alice. It's a really good distillation of Wagner, Volsungasaga and the Nibelungleid with some really interesting new additions. The art is beautiful, with some fantastic looking landscapes and interesting character designs on Odin, the Valkyries and a very Henson-ish Mime. I will say it is a bit short, and 1/3 of the book is bonus material, but I enjoyed it a lot as a fan of that particular myth cycle and Wagner. I am sorely tempted to order the original French versions, as the official Archia twitter account told me the next two volumes won't be out in the USA until 2013 and 2014! In the bonus material, it seems that the comic is telling a similar but slightly different story to an animated project Alex Alice is spearheading, but I can't seem to find out if that came to fruition. Reminds me a bit of a what Darren Arronofsky did with The Fountain. (Release a Graphic Novel as a "pitch piece" while the film is limbo or post-production.)

As much as I intended to move on from TrekLit for a bit, I ended up reading Star Trek: TNG/X-Men - Planet X. I'm about 1/3 of the way through it. While it's not the most amazing prose it is a lot of fun, though I haven't really gotten to a point where the E-E crew or X-Men have a mission! I do enjoy the little mutual attraction Storm and Xavier have for each other. It's cute, if a little unsubtle. But it's not something I knew I was interested in seeing until I read it!
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Old August 21 2012, 04:36 AM   #1094
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Sounds like an interesting read SHO. I may have to check this one out. The reviews on Amazon are decent too.
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Old August 21 2012, 04:44 AM   #1095
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I do enjoy the little mutual attraction Storm and Xavier have for each other....
Storm and Picard, you mean. Getting your Patrick Stewarts mixed up there...
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