Are the following books worth reading?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by WarsTrek1993, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. CNash

    CNash Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    The only one that I disliked out of the list you posted (although I haven't yet read Indistinguishable or Seize the Fire) is Death in Winter. All of the others are worth a read - even Before Dishonor.

    I'm always wary of saying "oh, this you can ignore but this is important", especially given the level of continuity we've got now. There's also the fact that everyone's tastes are different, and there's never truly a consensus that "this was bad" - you never know until you try!
     
  2. JD

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    I've tried it twice and both times I only made it to about the second or third chapter before I quit. I can't remember any one specific thing I disliked, I just had didn't like it overall.
    I loved this one. I just read about the events of BD on Memory Beta so I didn't have to worry about being lost with all of the follow ups to that story. I really liked the introduction of Trys, and I thought Christopher's handling of the Borg and the way he tied up most of their loose ends was excellent.
    Haven't read it yet, but everything I've read about it has me really excited for it.
    Most of what I've heard about this one has been fairly negative, but I own so I'll probably go ahead and give it a read eventually.
    I was kinda meh on this one, but if you've read Taking Wing you'll probably want to read it since it resolves the cliffhanger from that one.
    I haven't read this one, but most of the reactions to it were rather mixed so I'm not sure if I will. It set up some plot threads for later stories, so as a completist I have thought about reading it, and if you're one you probably will too.
    Both of these books are incredible.
     
  3. Sho

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    Thanks, though I've only written an app to index and rank them automatically, the actual polls were put up by the respective thread authors :).

    It's a great irony of the idea that I myself have only been able to participate in one poll so far - the one for Watching the Clock - because I'm so far behind everyone :(.
     
  4. Patrick O'Brien

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    Does BBS have Polls for some older Trek books on this site? I have been reading alot of books released earlier in the last decade the last few weeks. And I would not mind comparing notes and reading reviews on books from the Lost Era series or SCE.
     
  5. Sho

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    Not as yet, no - my page auto-discovers and lists all of them (the exact algorithm is detailed here, or just have a look at the source code). However, if you take a peek at the discussion thread (where we should subsequently move this tangent, btw :)) the idea has been floated to start new review threads for older books that don't have one yet. Having recently started reading the Vanguard series and just finished Harbinger, I plan to open a thread for that soon, once I've had a chance to reflect a bit and write my own review. Then I plan to start threads for the other Vanguard books as I finish them, if they don't have a thread yet.

    Now, sometimes there are existing threads, but they have no polls. The possibility exists to graft polls onto them, and that was discussed as well, but wasn't as popular with some, notably with a forum mod.

    Bottom line - I don't think anyone minds if you open a new one :). Do follow the standard poll format though!
     
  6. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    Thanks Sho:bolian: I moved the discussion over there. I am looking forward to your Vanguard review threads. It is my favorite Star Trek book series.
     
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  7. DigificWriter

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    TNG: Before Dishonor - A decent read (although I do agree with Lindley that there is more that could've been done with the material had it been given to a different author)

    TNG: Greater Than The Sum - Haven't read it yet

    TNG: Indistinguishable From Magic - I haven't read a whole lot of the post-Nemesis TNG fiction, but, of what I have read, IDM was my second-favorite book (behind the TNG Typhon Pact entry, 'Paths of Disharmony')

    Typhon Pact: Seize The Fire - As with the TNG post-Nemesis fiction, I haven't read a whole lot of Titan stuff, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless

    TTN: The Red King - Haven't read it yet

    TNG: Death In Winter - Haven't read it yet

    DS9: Avatar and DS9: Unity - The DS9 'relaunch' is, IMO, the second-best ongoing Trek Lit series out there, coming in behind the stellar Vanguard, and its quality cannot be underestimated, even though we have yet to see it pick up steam again after the decision to make things leap forward five years to the post-Destiny timeframe, so both Avatar and Unity come with the highest of recommendations from me