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 The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack. Loved it!

    I just finished reading Fun House: A Family Tragicomic by Allison Bechdel. Highly recommended.

    Currently reading an oldie: The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane.
     
  2. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

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    I recently finished reading Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack
     
  3. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I read "One Small Step" by Susan Wright (ST:GW #1) and then started "Chain Mail" by Diane Carey (ST:GW #2). I have three observations:
    1. I may need to read the "New Earth" series first.
    2. I got about 20% of the way through "Chain Mail" when I realized that the starship Challenger is named after a real world exemplar. Perhaps I am plain un-American or perhaps I had trained myself out of recalling the connection.
    3. I noticed that Diane Carey has written in both series and may be doing some product promotion. This is okay and I purchased three of the New Earth e-books and already have the other three as hardcopies. Likewise with Gateways books.

    Do not know if I should stop reading Gateways and read New Earth first. If I can read both this year, then I shall have done the required 30 ST books for this year as well as the past two years. Still have Plato to read too.

    I guess I should see "Ender's Game" sometime soon too. Continuing to gradually go through the "Enterprise" TV series.
     
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  4. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Finished A Ceremony of Losses a couple of days ago. Really enjoyed it. How frustrating that its another month till the next book in the series!

    In the meantime, I'm heading back to DS9 by starting Avatar, book one.
     
  5. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Currently reading:
    *Witches Brew, an anthology edited by Alfred Hitchcock

    I'm planning on reading:
    *Ender's Game, before I see the film.
     
  6. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    Last night I finished Star Trek: New Frontier: Missing in Action by Peter David.

    Today I read "Dagon", a short story by H.P. Lovecraft.

    Later I'm going to start Leverage: The Bestseller Job by Greg Cox.
     
  7. jpv2000

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    "The Joy Machine" by James Gunn. Based on the story by Theodore Sturgeon.
     
  8. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just finished Manifold: Time and Manifold: Space by Stephen Baxter. It's an understatement to say he's not the best character writer, but he can wax poetic about orbital mechanics and evolution on a universal scale and the possibilities inherent in the chemical composition of moon rock (etc) like nobody's business. As always, utterly intriguing if somewhat... inhuman reads.
     
  9. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Thought I'd give "A Good Day to Die" by KRAD a go.

    I missed this particular series when it first came out, but I'm enjoying it so far.
     
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  10. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I'm taking a break from Brink of Chaos to read Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson. I also read a children's book, A Guinea Pig Nativity by GPV. It's a cute book with guinea pigs in the roles of Mary, Joseph, angels, etc., of the Christmas story. :)
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Hope you like it!

    Trek trivia: I wrote that book right before The Weight of Worlds. In fact, as I recall, they overlapped a little.
     
  12. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Finished Avatar, book one. Blasted through that one pretty quickly. Good start to the DS9 relaunch...felt very much like a continuation of the series. Having not read the DS9 books prior to the Typhon Pact era, it was nice to be properly introduced to the characters of Vaughan and Shar.
     
  13. wahwahkits

    wahwahkits Commander Red Shirt

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    Just finished 'The Bachman Books' by Stephen King. Next onto 'Salems' Lot'...
     
  14. Skywalker

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    After taking a break from Vanguard to read some other stuff, I've started making my way through Reap the Whirlwind. :techman:
     
  15. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Currently reading A ceremony of Losses.Right before that, I finished Star Wars: Crucible.
     
  16. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

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    Took some time out of "serious" reading to tackle David Mack's wonderful A Ceremony of Losses last week.

    Am roughly two-thirds of the way through Socialism: Past and Future by the late Michael Harrington, founder of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's a really eye-opening book, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

    From there, I'm going to read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, at the urging of my girlfriend.

    From there, I think I'm going to re-read/finish A People's History of the United States.

    And, of course, I'm gonna keep taking time out to read the rest of the Star Trek: The Fall installments as they come out.
     
  17. NightJim

    NightJim Captain Captain

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    Since the third book's out, and I've heard good things, decided to ry the Lie of Locke Lamora. Only a third in, but it's not quite working for me. Keeps introducing new interesting elements, only for them to be tugged away again...

    Eyeing up the Doctor Who 50th short stories too. I already sort of was interested, and now Gaiman's been announced as the writer of Eleven it might just be the tipping point.
     
  18. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    I am currently reading Robert Greenberger's The Romulan Stratagem.
     
  19. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I finished read the TNG novel Contamination by John Vornholt a really interesting scifi mystery novel.I really liked the mystery in this novel. Nice to see Data wa sin this novel. I'm now reading Destiny Book 1 Gods of night by David Mack.
     
  20. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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