So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Just posted my review of Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow. Also, it's a couple of weeks old now, but if you haven't yet had the chance, check out my interview with Dayton Ward at Trekcore.com!

    Right now, I'm reading These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One. The amount of detail in this book is incredible! I've always been a pretty hardcore Trekkie, and I'm learning more from this book than I had ever expected to.
     
  2. CaptPapa

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    I'm trudging through Vanguard: Harbinger right now. I had to put it aside, about a third of the way through and reread a couple of other Trek books that I really enjoy.
    I'm back at it now and still not finding why so many people liked it. I can't like any book with the following line in it: "An acrid, musky odor clung to him like a bad reputation". Probably the all-time worst line in a Trek novel and I can't imagine a professional author writing that in a novel published anytime after the 1940's. I had to reread it three times to make sure I was seeing it correctly.
     
  3. Starbreaker

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    Reading the Cold Equations trilogy back-to-back-to-back. Gotta get ready for The Fall.
     
  4. Csalem

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    Finished reading The Never Ending Sacrifice. I did not think it would be the type of book I would enjoy but in fact that could not be further from the truth. It was a great piece of fiction, let alone science-fiction.
    Am now reading The Thief by Clive Cussler.
     
  5. Reanok

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    I just finished a Tng novel Imbalance by V.E. Mitchell.It was okay but not one of the better TNg novels I've read recently.
     
  6. Use of Time

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    William Shatner's Preserver. This trilogy has been ok but I am starting to get worn down with this "fuck Starfleet" version of Kirk. No matter how much these books want me to embrace Teilani as this major love interest for Kirk, I just can't bring myself to care about what happens to her.
     
  7. PKS8304

    PKS8304 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Avengers/Thunderbolts by Pierce Askegren. I really enjoy this author and how adeptly he writes the characters I was saddened when I searched for him to find a list of his work and discovered he passed away back in 2006. I read a lot of his Marvel novels when I was in High School but lost track of him as I got older.
     
  8. DigificWriter

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    Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (with plans to read its sequels, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages, as well as the standalone follow-up The Alloy of Law). It reminds me of a cross between Scott Lynch's The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, and Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Dune novels (which I think much more highly of than most other people I know), and is as much Science Fiction as it is Epic Fantasy (two genres that Sanderson very deftly blends into one seamless whole).
     
  9. Thrawn

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    Sanderson is incredible. You know that all of his major fantasy works (except obviously Wheel Of Time) are set in the same large universe? They don't seem like it, but he has, like, decades-long plans to slowly weave everything together in a big giant story. Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, and Stormlight Archives are all connected. There's apparently one character that appears in all of them, too, though you have to be clever to notice.
     
  10. DigificWriter

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    ^ Hmm. I actually didn't know that. I wonder why that little bit of info isn't conveyed anywhere in any of the things I've seen concerning his works.
     
  11. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    I'm reading Startrek The needs of the many by Micheal A.Martin.
     
  12. Commishsleer

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    Star Trek Original Series novel "The Weight of Worlds" by Greg Cox
     
  13. Thrawn

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    He calls the whole universe the Cosmere; look at his latest big update of projects he's thinking about and you'll see he has "Cosmere" next to a lot of them.

    Pretty great. I wonder how long it'll take for him to bring it all together. At least he seems to be writing a lot faster than most of the other epic fantasy greats.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    ^ After you mentioned that, aside from his youth books and the WoT stuff, everything he's written is connected, I did find a reference to that fact online, and, in reading what I was able to find, was reminded very much of what Stephen King did with his Dark Tower series and many of his other novels and short stories, and of what Terry Brooks has done in crafting and expanding his Shanarra universe.
     
  15. ryan123450

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    Reading Throne of the World by Louis deWohl.
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    Finally found time to read "Orphans," R.S. Belcher's story in Strange New Worlds 9. (Rod gave me a copy at Shore Leave a few weeks ago.) A fun story, uniting threads from TOS, TNG, and DS9 . . . .
     
  17. John Clark

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    Finished The Amulet of Power by Mike Resnick this morning. Entertaining enough.

    I've moved on to An Oblique Approach by Eric Flint & David Drake and am enjoying it so far.
     
  18. Corran Horn

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    "Losing the Peace" in a run-up to the Typhon Pact novels in preparation for "Revelation and Dust". I started with "A Singular Destiny" a few days ago.
     
  19. Use of Time

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    Pawns and Symbols by Majliss Larson. Kind of has a fanfic type feel to it.
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    Been rereading Making Book, a collection of essays and fanzine articles by Teresa Nielsen-Hayden. Her notes on copyediting sf and fantasy manuscripts should be required reading for all writers and copyeditors! :)
     

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