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Old January 11 2012, 03:13 PM   #106
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Finished Republic Commando: Hard Contact yesterday, and I have to agree, it's as good as everyone says. Started Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History today. Star Trek: Typhon Pact - The Struggle Within is on deck since I already read Blind Man's Bluff when it came out in TP.
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Old January 11 2012, 08:21 PM   #107
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started Dale Brown's Strike Force today.
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Old January 12 2012, 12:00 AM   #108
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I finished Tied In earlier today, and I'm not quite clear what to think of it, yet.

It's all over the place, not only concerning the quality of the various articles in it, but also with the intended target audience. Some of the articles seem to be targeted at the readers of tie-in novels, while others read like they are meant to be a guide for aspiring tie-in writers. I guess that's one of the main symptoms of something that bothered me a bit about the book: A real common thread is missing in this book.

I also think it would have benefited from a tighter editing, as some points seems to be repeated over and over in different articles. (I don't really have to read multiple references to Max Allan Collins' hard time novelizing a movie based on his original story Road to Perdition when he is talking about this in his article, for example).

Overall worth a look if you're interested in Tie-in writing (especially at the price the eBook is going for at the moment), but it definitely has its weaknesses.
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Old January 12 2012, 12:15 AM   #109
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Just about to start Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.
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Old January 12 2012, 02:57 AM   #110
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I'm reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:20 AM   #111
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Just about to start Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.

just started it today 50 pages in.
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Old January 13 2012, 12:57 AM   #112
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I finished The Help and am planning to start 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
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Old January 13 2012, 04:05 AM   #113
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I finished Myriad Universes: The Embrace of Cold Architects the other day. I'm now reading Supernatural: Coyote's Kiss.
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Old January 13 2012, 04:14 AM   #114
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Reading The Judas Strain by James Rollins.
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Old January 13 2012, 05:04 AM   #115
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Ooo, I love Rollins's Sigma Force book.
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Old January 13 2012, 06:29 AM   #116
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Ooo, I love Rollins's Sigma Force book.
I'm working my way through the series. Started Book Four today.
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Old January 13 2012, 09:19 AM   #117
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I don't like toread anything
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Old January 14 2012, 06:20 PM   #118
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I just finished reading Choice of Catastrophies great TOS novel. I'm reading Star Trek renegade by Gene Deweese.I'm also reading the Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind.
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Old January 15 2012, 04:04 AM   #119
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Finished The Judas Strain by James Rollins. Moving on to The Last Oracle.
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Old January 15 2012, 06:26 AM   #120
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Finished James Swallow's Titan novel, Synthesis. Review here! I'm now all caught up on Titan.

Right now, I'm reading Diane Duane's Doctor's Orders. Pretty great so far.
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