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Old September 11 2012, 04:44 PM   #1171
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finally finished Star Trek: TNG/X-Men: Planet X last night. I was reading it fairly quickly but with work starting back up and trying to catch up on comics - I'm months behind! - It's been a slow burn. I ended up liking it, a good bit of fun. Though, the last 1/3 of the book feels a little off - we lose any POV of the Transformed chapters for no real reason. Some odd editing mistakes, too. Archangel is said to have both metal and feather wings, which I can attribute to the book being written before Angel's wings changed, but still. And, a character is once called Lt. Wayne, then called Lt. Lee, then called Lt. Wayne! Very odd.

I've also gotten around to reading Batman: Earth One which I thought was a lot better than Superman: Earth One, but that's not saying much. Definitely feels like it's trying to draw in the Nolan-verse Batfan, which isn't necessarily bad, but it lacks the detective aspect of Batman. Some interesting and welcome mythos changes, though.

As well, I also read and absolutely loved Parker: The Score adapted by Darwyn Cooke. What amazing visual storytelling and a really fun heist story.

Next up I dive into the Mirror Universe with Age of the Empress
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Old September 14 2012, 12:27 AM   #1172
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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.
I definitely enjoyed Deepsix more, but I still really enjoyed the heck out of Chindi. I haven't started Omega yet (and probably won't for several months), but I can say I enjoyed this one more than The Engines of God.

Just finished Voyager: Eternal Tide. Next up is Star Wars: Labyrinth of Evil.
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Old September 14 2012, 01:22 AM   #1173
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Taking a little break from Trek and reading "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian". so far, this book is frickin awesome
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Old September 14 2012, 01:44 AM   #1174
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Taking a little break from Trek and reading "The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian". so far, this book is frickin awesome
Hah! I'm rereading "People of the Black Circle," which was the first CONAN story I ever read, way back when.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:11 AM   #1175
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Reading 3 books at the moment, which I switch between depending on my mood. Fast Food nation, The Hobbit and Boneshaker
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Old September 14 2012, 04:42 AM   #1176
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Finished A Stitch In Time which was an excellent read and definitely my all-time favorite Trek book (no small feat). I actually "missed" reading about Garak and all the people he interacted with when I finally finished it. Will read it again in the future.

Currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

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Old September 14 2012, 07:57 PM   #1177
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I loved Chindi - proper sci fi, that.

As for me- started on The Lincoln Lawyer
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Old September 15 2012, 01:28 AM   #1178
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I recently finished No Logo, a sharp criticism of corporate brands' advertising and labor practices. It complemented Empire of Illusion nicely. Now I'm relaxing a bit with Moon Shot. Ever since the weekend that Curiosity landed (8 August), I've been reading space exploration books.
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Old September 15 2012, 09:34 AM   #1179
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I have just read Diane Carey's novel, "Final Frontier" which I loved!

Anyone interested in my review can find it here

I think next on my Star Trek reading list is one of the Star Trek Academy books, "Crisis at Vulcan"
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Old September 15 2012, 08:50 PM   #1180
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Currently rereading How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove.
I love many of Turtledove's ideas for alternate history, especially in that "universe," but his writing can drive me crazy sometimes.

I buy his books for the concepts, never for the prose. If I like the concept, I generally like the book, even as I cringe at the many things I don't like about his style.
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Old September 15 2012, 10:52 PM   #1181
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About to start a re-read of the awesome Destiny trilogy! Loved it the first time round shortly after release so looking forward to it.
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Old September 16 2012, 04:31 AM   #1182
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I just started Stargazer: Progenitor.
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Old September 16 2012, 05:51 AM   #1183
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About to start a re-read of the awesome Destiny trilogy! Loved it the first time round shortly after release so looking forward to it.
Isn't that trilogy just amazing? I've gone through it twice, and intend to read it again a third time once I reach it.

Currently reading: Beast by Peter Benchley. It's basically Jaws with a Giant Squid instead of a shark, but it's still well and good!
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Old September 19 2012, 03:27 AM   #1184
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Bough and read some new digital comics from Comixology today.
Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1:
“I just read this today and I loved it. Dark Crystal has been one of my favorite movies since I was a kid, and I really enjoyed getting to learn about Aughra, the Gelflings and the Urskeks. I can' wait for volume 2.”
Avengers Disassembled:
“My very first Avengers story, and after this I am looking forward to more adventures with Cap, Iron Man, and co. I didn't find it to be anything completely mind blowing, but I definitely enjoyed it.”
I also got Fables: Animal Farm, but Comixology stopped working after the third issue of the arc. I'm hoping I can finish tomarrow.
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Old September 19 2012, 04:16 AM   #1185
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I finished New Frontier: Excalibur: Requiem yesterday and started on Burn Notice: The Reformed today.
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