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Old February 17 2012, 01:25 PM   #31
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Re: Author turnover: Why did they leave, and where are they now?

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I am struggling with Gemworld - I keep finding more interesting things to read...
Yeah, it was pretty slow moving.
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Old February 17 2012, 01:28 PM   #32
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Gemworld seems to be getting referenced a lot in other novels, though.
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Old February 17 2012, 01:43 PM   #33
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Gemworld seems to be getting referenced a lot in other novels, though.
Sure. The premise was fine. Just needed to be a tighter single novel and not a leisurely duology. Home to a half dozen different sentient races, including Melora Pazla's Elaysians. Cool!
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Old February 17 2012, 11:39 PM   #34
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Gemworld seems to be getting referenced a lot in other novels, though.
I think I have these books, but never read them. But every time I see the title "Gemworld", I think of the 80s-era DC comics series "Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld". (I used to see it on the shelves when I made my regular weekly comics runs.) I don't think they're related...
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Old February 18 2012, 12:46 AM   #35
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Gemworld seems to be getting referenced a lot in other novels, though.
That's why I wanted to read it. Read half of book one a year ago then stopped. Recently finished it and made a good start on book two, but drifted off again...
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Old February 18 2012, 10:58 AM   #36
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Golden is writing for SW.
Which is good for Trek as it finally allowed someone else (Kirsten Beyer) to take over and actually write some really good Voyager books. Kirsten even managed to to end that awful story line Golden started and move on.
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Old February 18 2012, 10:59 AM   #37
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what happened to Sarah Shaw? Saturn's Children was brilliant!*

*this is a joke. i know the story.
I didn't . Interesting to learn it's a pseudonym for Mr. Mack.


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Bring back John M. Ford!

....I don't care that he's dead!!
Right on - not like that's stopped anyone in Star Trek before!
Let's get V.C. Andrews to do some Trek. Andrews has been pumping out a lot of books despite being dead.
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Old February 18 2012, 05:28 PM   #38
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Re: Author turnover: Why did they leave, and where are they now?

Gemworld sounds like a tough read. I think I may skip that one?
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Old February 18 2012, 06:33 PM   #39
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Let's get V.C. Andrews to do some Trek. Andrews has been pumping out a lot of books despite being dead.
Indeed. At this point, there are more books by "V. C. Andrews" (TM) than actual books by the late Virginia Andrews . . . .
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Old February 18 2012, 07:41 PM   #40
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Gemworld sounds like a tough read. I think I may skip that one?
I had no problem with it. I loved the rich, imaginative worldbuilding, this wildly exotic environment populated by multiple diverse, mostly nonhumanoid species.
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Old February 18 2012, 08:41 PM   #41
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Gemworld sounds like a tough read. I think I may skip that one?
I had no problem with it. I loved the rich, imaginative worldbuilding, this wildly exotic environment populated by multiple diverse, mostly nonhumanoid species.
I certainly don't think it's bad - I am just not finding it particularly interesting and there are other books which are grabbing me...
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Old February 18 2012, 11:11 PM   #42
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How about John Peel? He wrote a few good adult TNG and DS9 books and young adult DS9's. I'd like Too see him tackle Voyager.

Would be nice to see something by him again. I read some of his work before he started writing Trek, and enjoyed that too.

I just finished his Here There Be Dragons, which was a good story, even though Picard and Data only encountered one dragon and they were forced to kill it (but I guess it was either the dragon or Data and Picard who had to end up dead, and in 1993 I don't see Data or Picard being killed in the books)!

But, you know it would be nice to see Carmen Carter, Peter David, Robert Greenberger and Michael Jan Friedman team up again to maybe do a Voyager, Enterprise and New Frontier novel together (of course that would be three different books, not all three crews together).
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Old February 19 2012, 03:06 AM   #43
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I loved Immortal Coil and I thought Jeffery Lang had a very good grasp of the Trek universe and wondered what had happened to him. Has he written anything outside of Trek that might be of interest?
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Old February 19 2012, 11:50 AM   #44
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I loved Immortal Coil and I thought Jeffery Lang had a very good grasp of the Trek universe and wondered what had happened to him. Has he written anything outside of Trek that might be of interest?
Fantastic Four: Doomgate was released on November 25, 2008.
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Old February 19 2012, 01:17 PM   #45
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Gemworld sounds like a tough read. I think I may skip that one?
I had no problem with it. I loved the rich, imaginative worldbuilding, this wildly exotic environment populated by multiple diverse, mostly nonhumanoid species.
I certainly don't think it's bad - I am just not finding it particularly interesting and there are other books which are grabbing me...
I'll just save it for when I run out of Star Trek books to read
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