So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Just read Christopher Ransom's The Birthing House - mixed feelings about it. The atmosphere and spooky scenes are good, and there's some nice ideas about what could make a house haunted, but...

    The main character's an asshole, the domestics are pretty much just "argue all the time because the story needs them to", the ending is unsatisfying, there's a number of bits that reference things that have been left out or not introduced yet in a way as if they had been mentioned... but worst of all is the bad sex scenes. Or, in one main memorable case, the bad masturbation scene. There's an award for that, you know...

    So, mix of good and bad, alternating between impressing and disappointing me, or thrilling and pissing me off.

    I may just not have been in the right mood for it, though, with Lesley having been unwell for a couple of weeks.
     
  2. Snaploud

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    I recently finished reading the fifth volume of the Babylon 5 mirror universe by Gareth Williams.
     
  3. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Bloody hell, that's a name and title I haven't heard in a long time...
     
  4. jpv2000

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    "Mudd In Your Eye" by Jerry Oltion.
     
  5. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

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    It's definitely the best fan fiction I've ever read. I tried getting into it several years ago (only getting through volume one), but that was before I had an e-reader. It's hard to slog through over a million words when staring at a laptop.

    You can get the book for free on his website. I got it in text format and then used Calibre to turn it into Mobi/Kindle format.

    http://www.b5-dark-mirror.co.uk/
    http://www.cobrabay.f2s.com/addm.html
     
  6. Defcon

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    Finished Fearless by Peter David and his daughter Caroline. Not PAD's best, but a fun little story. :techman:
     
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  7. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Finished New Frontier's Gateways entry. Not sure what to think about the ending in What Lay Beyond.

    About to start Star Wars: Kenobi by JJM.
     
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I finished reading Star Trek Sce Out of the cocoon I thought the stories were really interesting. I'm rereading TOS The rings of time by Greg Cox.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    I'm editing the second draft of The Shotgun Arcana by R.S. Belcher, the sequel to his earlier weird western, The Six-Gun Tarot.
     
  10. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    The 34th Rule by Armin Shimerman and DRGIII. Sofar, an awesome read, can't believe I never read this one before.
     
  11. Joel_Kirk

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    *Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Luceno
    *Alfred Hitchcock's 'Witches Brew'
     
  12. JD

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    I think you mean James Rollins.
     
  13. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Finished part 2 of the Terok Nor trilogy, Night of the Wolves. Working on book 3 now, aiming to finish up the trilogy before A Ceremony of Losses downloads to my Kindle.
     
  14. NightJim

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    After a holiday, a diversion into non-Trek lit and Q Who? for seen setting, I'm going back into Double Helix for Vectors.
     
  15. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    I finished up a pretty good Bantam book called Devil World by Gordon Ecklund. I am now reading MJF's Captain's Table entry Dujonian's Hoard. I'm having to take several breaks on this one.
     
  16. Paris

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    I've never gotten around to Dujonian's Hoard. Is it set during his time on the Stargazer or the Enterprise(s)?
     
  17. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    It's set on the E-D sometime not long before Generations.
     
  18. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    He is currently the Captain of the E but he tells a tale from his time on the D. He leads into his story by saying he was commanding the fifth ship to bear the name.
     
  19. Christopher

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    ^Yes, and the fifth ship is the D. Remember, the original had "no bloody A, B, C, or D." So the one with the fourth letter of the alphabet is the fifth ship. (Well, the fifth Federation ship of that name, since it's not counting NX-01.)

    Besides, Picard says that the story he tells happened only a couple of months earlier. There was a significantly longer gap between the loss of the D and the launch of the E.
     
  20. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    The other day I finished Star Trek: New Frontier: After the Fall by Peter David.

    I'm now reading Torchwood: Risk Assessment by James Goss.