So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I need to read some of Ben Bova's stuff. He was a guest speaker at my college one year and I was able to meet him.
     
  2. JD

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    I'm going to start The Iron Druid Chronicles novella Grimoire of the Lamb, next time I get a chance to do a bit of reading.
     
  3. Joel_Kirk

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    Reading "Selling Venus" by Circlet Press....trying to get an idea of the stuff they publish.
     
  4. JD5000

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    Agreed. I'm enjoying this novel as well. The dialogue is great, the way the story progresses makes it difficult to put down, and I love the story continuation for some minor characters from some memorable TNG episodes. I will be disappointed when I finish and have to read something else. I feel sorry for the rebound book.
     
  5. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    Just about to start re-reading "Sword of Damocles" by Thorne.
     
  6. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    That wasn't Blish's fault. It was changed by one of the book's editors who wasn't aware that he was being consistent with the TV show, and thought referring to a doctor as "Bones" was silly.
     
  7. EnriqueH

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    Oops.

    Interesting, thanks, Keith. I think I've read somewhere several years back? I was going to do a little research on the book when I was done reading.
     
  8. Smellincoffee

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    I bought Sorrows of Empire on a whim 3 weeks ago and started reading it tonight. This is incredible! I certainly wasn't expecting connections to the Vanguard series. :D
     
  9. ElimGarak.93-99

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    Star Trek Voyager: Protectors
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I believe he has a big short story collection coming out from Tor shortly. (I wrote the jacket copy for it a few months ago.)
     
  11. Use of Time

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    Just started What Price Honor? from David Stern.
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Just reread the old "Phantom Zone" comic-book mini-series by Steve Gerber and Gene Colan--for probably the first time since its original publication in 1982. I remembered liking it way back when, and it held up pretty well.
     
  13. USS Firefly

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    Slangenoorlog: de scherven van een verbrijzelde kroon
     
  14. Last Redshirt

    Last Redshirt Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    About halfway through My Brother's Keeper Book Two, Constitution. Really like how it adds dimensions to Mitchell, and makes Where No Man Has Gone Before all the more touching. Really makes Kirk's decisions in the episode make more sense.

    My only complaint is the descriptions of the uniforms. But, they're only tossed in occasionally and I visualize it as the Pike-era uniforms anyway.
     
  15. RoB

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    Star Trek: Seekers - Point of Divergence
     
  16. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Caught up with a few lately.

    MR MERCEDES by Stephen King was mostly OK, a nice enough crime thriller rather than horror, but still somehow lacking. It was somewhat slow and padded, and we know King can do better than that from the modern pulps he's done for Hard Case Crime, but worst of all, every twist - especially the fridging - was spectacularly obvious and predictable. So, always nice to read his writing, but could be way better.

    THE LOVECRAFT ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1 is a graphic novel from Selfmade Hero, edited by Dan Lockwood. Doing HPL in a visual medium is always an iffy prospect, because the creatures are supposed to be so freaky that they will drive viewers mad, and any actual visual representation of them is just too twee- I mean, just look at the chibi Cthulhu's you can get. This set of seven adaptations starts off making exactly that mistake, and using the typical Cthulhu design, put edited versions of the narrations. It soon improves, however, after two or three stories. The art is variable, and experimental might be a kind word to use, yet all fits their stories, so I can't complain: it all does the job it's meant to. The collection does improve as it goes on, with The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Rats In The Walls doing the best job at conveying the Lovecraft feel.

    ADVENTURES WITH THE WIFE IN SPACE by Neil (and occasionally Sue) Perryman is a fun read, covering the life of a Dr Who fan, and how one of the best Dr Who blogs came about. Thankfully it's not just a compilation of the blog, but a memoir. It's a bit weird reading a memoir written by someone who's neither a celebrity nor a world changer in some field like science or military campaigning or whatever, but it is funny, sometimes touching, sometimes wince-inducing in an all too understandable way (I doubt it really will convey to non-fans just how vicious some of fandom is, but it has its moments) and ultimately reassuring that real people are actually just good people. Definitely recommended, and - a bit like About A Boy or something - I can kind of see this becoming a 90 minute TV docudrama someday. Maybe for the 75th anniversary...
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Picked up three months worth of comics yesterday. Really enjoying the new Ms. MARVEL comic and the BUFFY comic is more fun than it has been for awhile.
     
  18. John Clark

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    I'm about half way through "I shall fear no evil" by Bob Heinlein.

    After that, it's the next Seekers novel and then (probably) the latest Andy McDermott novel, Kingdom of Darkness.
     
  19. Gul Re'jal

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    As part of my re-reading the Titan series I just started "Destiny" yesterday. It actually tastes better the second time :)
     
  20. Reanok

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    :)I'm reading Star Trek Seekers book 2.