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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    I'm working on the last of the Double Helix novels. I will be happy to finish this series. The first two novels weren't that bad but the story quickly lost it's way with the Carey and David offerings. I'm at the point where I just don't care about the virus anymore.

    I was finally able to finish the Bloodwing saga from Diane Duane. The Empty Chair was good in sections but you need to be prepared for overly wordy segments of battle planning and reflections on the loneliness of command by both Kirk and Ael. I'm not sure this one really needed 420 pages to tell the story it did.
     
  2. BritishSeaPower

    BritishSeaPower Captain Captain

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    Finished out Typhon Pact: Struggle Within pretty quickly. The Talarian stuff was interesting, but felt too constrained by the short space. I couldn't really engage with the Kinshaya stuff, too many characters in too short a time. Really, this should have been a full novel so that these stories could breathe a bit. It's a shame they didn't stick with the original idea of doing one focus novel on each of the Typhon Pact members.

    Anyway, I think I'm going to take a brief respite from Trek Lit and plunge into Galveston by Nick Pizzolatto and probably also The King in Yellow by R.W. Chambers.
     
  3. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    It took a while (and a major accomplishment for my slow reading abilities) but I finished "Great Expectations" by Dickens; then, I also completed "The Long Night" by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (1990, ST-DS9 #14). It was hard finding the book for my e-reader among the porn. Well not that hard. Star Trek does kind of stand out. Still, getting the omnibus SCE books is sometimes time consuming. Maybe I shall start the SCE series soon. Or more modern books. Hmm...

    I was looking at the lists of Star Trek novels ... wish lists, and, I happened to see in "Objective: Bajor" by John Peel (1996) which I might start reading, that, in the list, there is the item "Demora" for ST-TOS #76 and it looked odd, so, I went to my copy of "Gateways: Doors into Chaos" by Robert Greenberger (2001) and looked at the list for ST-TOS and find that it has "The Captain's Daughter" for ST-TOS #76. Are there different books with the variant titles?

    I also noticed that my KOBO e-book for "The Long Night" gives the copyright as 1990. This must be a mistake as books around that time are dated 1994 to 1997 or thereabouts. How can this be, I wonder?
     
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  4. JD5000

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    I was just trying to read the mind of the girl that was just over at my place. Since I'm posting here that was obviously a failure.

    Back to "Warped" I guess. Almost done, still really like it.
     
  5. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I finished yesterday Indistiguishable from Magic, swallowing the last 200 pages within a day! :)

    I hoped to start Absent Enemies today, but £3.99 here vs. US$1.99 on the other side of the pond (where I can't buy) changed my plans to Cold Equations: Book 1.
     
  6. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I finished Cress (Book 3 in the Lunar Chronicles) and have started Mrs. Queen Takes The Train by William Kuhn.
     
  7. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    It's the same book. Demora was Peter David's original title for the book, and I believe it was initially solicited with that title. It was changed late in the game to The Captain's Daughter.
     
  8. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks. That may very well be my next purchase. Currently reading "Walden Two" by B. F. Skinner (with preface from 1976). Interested in the rosy future sites and the thorny future websites. "Daybreak Magazine" (rosy not like the novel with same title) and "Dark Mountain" (thorny but perhaps still part of the rose). Of course, I discovered "Endgame (Volumes I and II)" by Jensen after taking my name for this site and read "Agenda 21" materials long ago. Who would have ever thought that research into the future would be so uncertain? I wonder what Lucksly and Dulmur would say. Perhaps uncertainty increases just like entropy. Do the two covary maybe inversely? More entropy, less uncertainty? Maybe not.
     
  9. Killie

    Killie Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Third Book of the Vanguard Series is now done and dusted and I think Reap the Whirlwind is my favourite book of the series by far.

    Anyone interested can find my review here.
     
  10. CaptKirk

    CaptKirk Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Just started "The Shocks of Adversity."
     
  11. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    ^ Finished Shocks last week and really enjoyed it.

    I'm Halfway through the first Badlands book. Meh.
     
  12. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Finished Absent Enemies by JJ Miller and have started No time like the past by Greg Cox.

    Good so far:)
     
  13. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    After doing "Little Green Men" for the DS9 Rewatch on Tor.com, I decided to indulge myself and pick up From History's Shadow on the Nook (I had a B&N gift card burning a hole in my wallet). A very enjoyable book, a worthy companion to Greg Cox's Eugenics Wars books, and I love how Dayton incorporated his classic Strange New Worlds III story "The Aliens are Coming!" into it.
     
  14. Vendikarr

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    I have to agree. I loved the earlier books, but I gave up the series when she spent more time screwing the monsters than fighting them.

    Edited to add: Sorry for the ancient reply, I just wandered into this thread and the fate of the Anita Blake books really bothers me.
     
  15. Joel_Kirk

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    I'm currently reading a graphic novel that features a superhero in an earlier American setting: Spider-Man - Noir.

    Spider-Man set in early 20th century.

    Not too bad actually.
     
  16. Sci Fi Fan

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    Just finished Death In Winter, which I really liked. Next is one of the Vanguard books and then Articles of the Federation.
     
  17. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    I now reading my Christmas gift, "The Walking Dead: Compendium Vol. One". I must say it is very entertaining and different from the show.
     
  18. Defcon

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    Finally finished it today (didn't had too much time to read the last week or so :scream:).

    I really liked it, the hints for Tarantula's identity were a tad to obvious maybe, but overall a good read. :bolian:

    Next up: Absent Enemies and then the next Cox novel No Time like the Past.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun spoofing the publishing industry a bit. Write what you know, right?

    Hope you like the new Trek book.
     
  20. JD

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    I finished up the third book in the Kate Daniel series, Magic Strikes, today. My review.