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

  1. golddragon71

    golddragon71 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    and here's my latest batch
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    as Christopher pointed out I'm now only waiting on Death's Angel (I chose the Kirk and Redshirt cover btw) and the replacement for Price of the Phoenix. after that I'm going to look at the two New Voyages anthologies
     
  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've read both. "Debtor's Planet" is a sequel to the Season 1 finale "The Neutral Zone" as it features Ralph Offenhouse as an Ambassador fr the Federation.

    "Grounded" I'm just about to re-read for the second time. I first read it about 20 years ago when I was a kid. Its one that people of all ages can enjoy (according to Voyages of Imagination, "Gronded" was on the New York Times Betseller list for 3 weeks).
     
  3. Reanok

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    Tom Swift Thanks for the information about Debtor's Planet and Grounded.I plan on reading these books after finishsing The weight of worlds.
     
  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    "Debtor's Planet" takes place in 2369, TNG's 5th season, and I think the events of the book were referenced in "Mere Mortals" (which is set in 2380), when it was mentioned that he had been made a Top man of Bacco's administration.
     
  5. kirk55555

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    Sock, Messiah was a really creepy book, mostly because of

    The female officer who had a prostitute/stirpper implanted personality. Sometimes when either her attire or "dancing" was described I was really creeped out, like the author really wanted to write almost porn in a star Trek book.

    Spock - Messiah, Fate of the Phoenix and The Price of the Phoenix are the only Star Trek books I've ever gotten rid of. SM was ok but really creeped me out, and FotP and PotP were confusing and just sucked. I had a teacher who had a personal library of books in her classroom. She knew I liked Star Trek, so when she got some donations from someone else, she just gave me the Next Generation Tech manual, first TNG episode guide and a big book about the cast of TOS. I gave her several books for her classroom library that I didn't want to thank her, including those three star trek novels. I definately got the better end of that transaction :rommie:
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Yeah, the sexuality in Spock, Messiah was very '70s and unliberated. But it left quite an impression on those of us who read the book as adolescent males -- clearly the target audience. I still have the line "Sara's arms unfurled to reveal jutting breasts barely covered..." burned into my memory.
     
  7. Garrovick

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    I found a copy of the Fotonovel for The Galileo Seven today at Half Price Books - picked it up for around a dollar. Brings my Fotonovel collection up to 4 books. I just love that series in all its glorious cheesiness... They are fun reminders of the days when there were no VHS tapes to watch.

    When I was a kid in the '70s they used to show reruns of TOS every weeknight at 10:30, which drove me nuts during the school year because my parents made me go to bed at 10. I used to leave my bedroom door open so I could listen to the show on my parent's set (my mom was a fan too). The way our house was laid out, I could lay on the floor in my darkened bedroom and watch across the hall into my parents' room and see the TV from there. I did that a few times if I knew my dad was already asleep and wouldn't get out of bed and spot me. If I ever heard that magical phrase "all I could get was the name, Constellation, then I lost it", then getting out of bed became mandatory. I remember a few years later when I set a tape recorder up in front of the TV and recorded the audio of "The Doomsday Machine" onto a 60-minute cassette tape...
     
  8. Smitty

    Smitty Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    this and your previous posts really made me laugh! :guffaw:
     
  9. Smitty

    Smitty Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Wow, my situation was the same. Fortunately my school was a year around affair (9 weeks of school, 3 weeks of vaca, rinse/repeat) so I did not have to wait so long between times I could stay up for Star Trek. I also recorded the episodes on cassette and would listen to them later in my room. Sounds weird now I guess but it was all we had at the time. When my folks both died in 2000 and 2002 I ran across a few of those tapes (and a lot of other interesting stuff) when we emptied the house to sell it. Great memories.
     
  10. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well I don't remember the days of no VHS or Betamax. But I managed to pick up the whole series of Fotonovels a few years back at a used book store. I think I paid something like $15 dollars for the whole set (these are the ones based on the episodes, not the movie photo novels, which I do have Star Trek II). I just love the photo of Spock and McCoy in A Piece Of The Action with their surprise look to the announcer on the radio, and I think Spock was holding a 45.

    LONG LIVE VINYL!
     
  11. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    Yesterday I went to a used bookstore and found some older Tos Novels I've never read before Twilights end by Jerry Oltin, Legacy by Micheal J.Friedman The Rings of Tautee By Dean Wesley Smith,The Joy Machine by James Gumm&Theodore Sturgeon , Crossroad Barbara Hambly,and a Tng novel A call to darkness Micheal Friedman. The books look brand new.
     
  12. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Just found this in Marseille, France:

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    Cinemateaser by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    "Cinemateaser" magazine #23, in French, with a "Star Trek Into Darkness" article, pp. 66-73. The alternate cover features Chris Pine as Kirk.
     
  13. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Just back from my UK/France trip and what a haul awaiting me at Kings Comics, plus some boxes that arrived from Amazon:

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    New Star Trek publications, 2013 by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

    Depicted with my Andorian sock monkey and all-new retro-Mego Borg action figure are: three recent IDW trade collections of comics, another IDW reprint collection in the large-format "Treasury" edition, the Sean Kenney memoir (Outskirts Press), the beautiful hardcover "TNG Classic Quotes" and, from Running Press, a mini book on "Phasers" that comes in a box with a miniature plastic TOS phaser.

    And tonight... it's the World Premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness"!
     
  14. JD

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    I forgot to mention that picked up SFX's Trek issue for my Nook a couple weeks ago. I didn't realize until I started reading it that it was British. I don't mind at all, it just kind of confused me for a moment when they started using Britishisms and swearing.
     
  15. Csalem

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    I just bought my first ebook! Got The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow.
     
  16. Mysterion

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    The other day I found a very good copy of the Goldstein Spaceflight Chronology for only $10 at Half-Price Books! Score.
     
  17. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    They make it round the corner from where I live and I'm glad that you don't mind the worlds best Sci Fi mag is British. ;)
     
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  18. Kertrats47

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    Managed to get Jeff Mariotte's The Folded World at Chapters a full week before the "release date." A few chapters in, and enjoying it for the most part.
     
  19. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    My copy arrived in the city on Wednesday (Tuesday - who knows? Jetlag?), but I was... otherwise engaged at a certain gala premiere a few blocks away.
     
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  20. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    ^ Iron Man 3 then?

    Oh you meant into Darkness. Did you see it then or just hang out waiting for people to arrive on the red carpet?
     

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