So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Working my way through the Captain's Table series. I read The Mist today and am now currently working on the Voyager novel Fire Ship.
     
  2. Snaploud

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    I recently finished reading The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield.
     
  3. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    finished the Terok Nor trilogy. Great read, far more enjoyable than I anticipated.
     
  4. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

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    Got Ceremony Of Losses in yesterday, finished it today. What a read, fantastic novel!

    Now working on The Farther Shore. I never got around to reading the first four novels of the Voyager Relaunch, and was able to find Homecoming and The Farther Shore secondhand. Sofar, both novels aren't very impressive. I was planning on finding the Spirit Walk Duology to finish the entire set, but not sure right now.
     
  5. JD

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  6. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I finished reading the Destiny Trilogy by David Mack (2008) and enjoyed it thoroughly. I recently purchased "Echoes" (VOY) and therefore have most of the Voyager novels. But, maybe I shall read the Gateways series first. Need to get a couple more of the DS9 books too yet.

    As for other reading, I read four of the Benjamin Jowett translations of Plato dialogues and am now starting "The Laws" in the Penguin version. Also read "Lysistrata" (translated by Lindsay) by Aristophanes (511 BC?). Apparently the sexual imagery makes this play controversial.

    Anyway, at a conference (Recovery Centered Clinical Systems) about people's recovery (not computers) for next three days. Might have time to read one more ST novel before end of month.
     
  7. jpv2000

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    "The Vulcan Academy Murders" by Jean Lorrah.
     
  8. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm reading Lay Siege to Heaven by Luis deWohl. The story of St. Catherine of Sienne.
     
  9. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    About two thirds of the way through Ceremony of Losses by David Mack. Good read so far.
     
  10. zarkon

    zarkon Captain Captain

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    Just finished "The House of Silk", a new Sherlock Holmes story. It was ok, but the author fell into the old traps of making Watson & Lestrade seem a bit quicker-witted, went into rambling monologues about how Watson wished he appreciated character X more then he did when he was adventuring with Holmes, projecting more modern values onto Victorian society, and bringing a recent news story, changing it a bit, and making it part of a Holmes story.

    This was even more disappointing because he captured the style perfectly - if he hadn't ladled all of the above on top it would have been pretty good.
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    What's wrong with Watson being quick-witted? He was always of above average intelligence, being a successful physician and author; he just wasn't in Holmes's supergenius league and thus seemed limited by contrast.
     
  12. Snaploud

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    I just finished reading TimeRider: The Eternal War.
     
  13. zarkon

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    Quicker. He picks up stuff he wouldn't have done in Conan Doyle's stories. Holmes actually calls him scintillating when he tests Watson on a case and doesn't use it sarcastically.
     
  14. Christopher

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    ^But Holmes did actually respect Watson's intelligence. It wasn't on a par with his, but it was above that of most of the public, at least once Holmes had instructed him in how to observe and deduce. Watson often fell short, but on those occasions where he did make effective observations and deductions, Holmes would legitimately praise him.
     
  15. jpv2000

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    "The IDIC Epidemic" by Jean Lorrah.
     
  16. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    I just finished reading Section 31 Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith. I can't wait to read David Mack's new Section 31 Novel Disavowed coming out nest year:thumbdown::crazy:.I tried reading a fantasy novel Lord of the Isles by David Brin it's one of the most boring books I've read in a long time I quit reading it and now I'm reading TNG Contamination by John Vornholt.
     
  17. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Captain Captain

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    I'm in the last third of I Am Malala.

    I have A Ceremony of Losses, and expect to start it this week, followed by Hawking's A Brief History of Time.
     
  18. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane.
     
  19. JD

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    I finished up Freedom Angst, the Lust/Mirror Universe story from ST: Seven Deadly Sins. It was kinda meh. I can't put my finger on exactly what it was about it, but for some reason I just didn't enjoy it that much. It wasn't bad enough to make me stop again, but if it was a 300-400 page full length novel I don't know if I would have finished it.
    My score: 6/10

    Since I finished that and Brinkmanship, I decided to read the second digital TPB of The New 52 Wonder Woman, Guts.
     
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  20. ronny

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    The Escape, Voyager #2. Just felt like blasting out one of the numbered Voyager books. It was written way before the show even aired and it shows. Some interesting plot points but the characters could really be anybody since it was written so early so what's the point? I'm guessing the first few of these are going to be the same.