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Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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  2. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just got Star Trek Vanguard book 3 in the mail. I really like the Vanguard novels series great story building, intriguing characters and ongoing mysteries continued in each book.
     
  3. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    I just got the Kindle editions of VOY: Protectors and Cold Equations: Silent Weapons.
    If I get done with Protectors before Acts of Contrition comes out, VOY will be the only Trek series I am currently up to date on.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Light Fantastic and other goodies by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    Just in time for my plane trip to the USA, leaving Tuesday! "Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic" novel by Jeffrey Lang (thanks Galaxy Bookshop, Sydney).

    Already absorbed the contents of the #1 comic adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original script for "City on the Edge..." (IDW). Also featured from last week, a feature article on Harlan's comic in "Bleeding Cool" #10, and an "Angry Birds" Trek alternative cover for ongoing "Star Trek" #34 (Thanks Kings Comics).
     
  5. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    Biggest Trek week for me in ages. I got myself a copy of three different books. The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang; The Klingon Art of War by KRAD; and issue #1 of the adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original City on the Edge of Forever script. Exciting stuff :techman:
     
  6. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    Good luck at a used bookstore in my area today. I got a copy of The Final Reflection, Federation, and Fearful Summons :techman:
     
  7. CaptPapa

    CaptPapa Commander Red Shirt

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    I got the Star Trek Pint Glass 4-Pack for Father's Day! I definitely raised that girl right. ;)

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  8. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Kayo Books display by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    An exciting week! Firstly, I stumbled across Kayo Used Books in San Francisco's Tenderloin District and loved their window display. Including in the beautiful, old, wooden, Pocket Books' stand was a mint condition, first edition, Bantam publication of "Spock Must Die", plus DC Fontana's novelization of "The Questor Tapes". I already had both, but thought I might get a spare copy of the Fontana book. Inside the store they had another copy of each!

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    Note Spock Must Die and The Questor Tapes by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    Then it was on to Los Angeles, to see a Billy Van Zandt (Vaylin Zaand of TMP and "Ex Machina") play, directed by BVZ himself!

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    Filling in time before the theatre opened, I stumbled across "Blastoff" in North Hollywood, the comic shop co-owned by Scott Tipton of IDW "Star Trek" comics fame.

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    Blastoff Comics shopfront by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    The walls were decorated with original Trek art and autographed current issues were available!

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    Blastoff Comics by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    The perky young sales person who served me was excited that she has a likeness cameo in the next issue! I was able to boast back that I've been two characters' namesakes, two parks and a warship in the novels!

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    Blastoff Comics' Ellison Star Trek comic by Therin of Andor, on Flickr
     
  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Even though I'm still reading Mission Gamma Twilight, I'm going to camp in a week and bought book 2 so I can have access to both.
     
  10. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Greetings from Ann Arbor, Michigan, en route to Shore Leave in Baltimore next weekend!

    The Andorian Sock Monkey's great Trek finds yesterday: "Star Trek: Seekers 1" novel by David Mack (with retro Bantam-style cover art), 3D-eared Spock socks, Big Bang Theory socks (with Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock symbols!) and - on special in Ypsilanti - the new, improved rerelease/upgrade of the old AMT USS Enterprise Bridge kit, now with extra crewmembers, scanners and bridge segments!

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  11. Joel_Kirk

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    Since I have some credit with mycomicshop.com, I went ahead and bought the Star Trek Ongoing #29, 30, and 35.

    I hope I'm disappointed...

    (With the purchase, that is...)
     
  12. Avro Arrow

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    That seems like an odd thing to hope for... :lol:
     
  13. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Damn, I must have been tired...lol

    Correction: I hope I'm not disappointed...;)
     
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  16. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    48 copies of "Star Trek Seekers 2: Point of Divergence" at Shore Leave convention, Baltimore, this weekend!. Sold out in about an hour. The "New Life and New Civilizations" book, on Trek comics, also made its debut. Signed by the contributors at "Meet the Pros". The dragon novel was won by me: my number was pulled from the ice bucket by Tor editors Marco Palmieri and Greg Cox! Thanks guys!

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    Star Trek on the shelves by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    A respectable number of recent "Star Trek" books at retail, locally in Baltimore's Greetings & Readings' book department. At least as many as "Star Wars" books. With books by con guests Kirsten Beyer, Christopher L Bennett, David Mack, Jeffrey Lang and Dayton Ward!
     
  17. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    A few new discoveries today! Barnes & Noble, New York, NY, had several Trek-related goodies in new releases - and a glow-in-the-dark blue variation of the White Walker action figure ("Game of Thrones"), perfect for customizing a zombie Andorian, methinks!

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    Ringworld and Trek books by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    Quite a good range of recent Trek books at both Barnes & Noble and Forbidden Planet.

    As for the kzinti news:
    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=251221
     
  18. Tarheel

    Tarheel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Since I recently got back into Trek-Lit after a 10-15 year absence, I've been hitting a lot of used book stores looking for copies of the great books I missed. Most stores are overflowing with the numbered series from the 90s, but occasionally you find some gems.

    While working out of town this week, I found a copy of A Stitch In Time, which I never thought I would find. Great shape for only $3

    A couple of weeks ago I found a huge stash of books, still in perfect condition, for only $1 each. Lots of titles from the DS9 relaunch and Titan series. I grabbed 28 in all, some just because they were in better shape than what I already have.
     
  19. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Wow! it sounds like you were lucky to find so many of the ds9 and Titan books. I've found a lot of the StarTrek Sce books at my local used book store, they were in really good shape for a good price. I finally got my copy of One Constant Star by David R. George.
     
  20. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My most recent acquisitions include...

    These Are the Voyages: TOS: Season One Expanded and Revised Edition by Marc Cushman. I already had the original edition, so when I saw how cheap the ebook of the revised version was, I went for that. People will be going back to these books for years to come.

    Star Trek: Creating the Enterprise by Paul Olsen. Olsen worked on the TMP Enterprise. He sent me a copy of the ebook a while back, but now there's a print edition, so I bought one.

    New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics
    , edited by Joseph Berenato. Looking forward to this one. After I finish the above Cushman book (and then maybe Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe) I'll be reading this one.

    Fun With Kirk and Spock by Robb Pearlman. Reminded me of the primers Mad Magazine used to do way back when.

    Some slightly older ones I may have forgotten to mention around here:

    Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp by Bill Kraft. The story about the US Star Trek stamp, including letters written by celebrities, scientists, and politicians in favour of it.

    Trek in Texas: The 1970s Star Trek Conventions by Gordon Bailey, Jr. A short book of local fannish history.

    Ordered and waiting for Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Preston Neal Jones. Really looking forward to this one.

    (Still not acquired: in two days it'll be nine years since I paid Conlan Press for a copy of Writing Sarek by Peter S. Beagle. Last summer they hoped to have it out before the end of 2013. Nope.)

    And all the novels, obviously, but everyone here knows about those. There was a good run ten to twenty years ago of strange and interesting nonfiction books, and maybe that's starting again. It doesn't matter so much that Star Trek is a lot less popular than it used to be because it's easier to get books out now.