So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Marika

    Marika Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I just started to read ST DTI FORGOTTEN HISTORY ! it will keep me busy until the new VOY book comes in
     
  2. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah. A Gutted World. Gonna try to read that afterwards :)
     
  3. NightJim

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    Q-Squared was a good as everyone said it was. So with a long journey in front of me, I pushed on with my Trek reading and read Double Helix: Quarantine, which was a pretty cool look at characters in a different light to what we normally see. The Voyager cast members weren't that solid, and I'd have liked a bit more than 1 chapter dealing with Tuvok undercover, but the Riker storyline worked really well.

    Then it was Captain'sLog: Dujonian's Hoard, which was quite disappointing. I'm not sure I'm that keen on Friedman's writing style. I'd been thinking of picking up the signature of Stargazer, but now I'll not bother.
     
  4. apollo1984

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    I am reading Titan's Orion's Hounds, before moving on to Before Dishonour as part of my post Nemesis read through.
     
  5. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I am re-reading "Greater than the Sum". I didn't remember it contained so much "cleaning up" after "Before Dishonor" characterisation mess, so I'm glad to see that sometimes cartoonish (especially T'Lana) characters are getting back to being 'normal people', for lack of a better word.

    And, of course, Trys is fantastic :D
     
  6. Markonian

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  7. Sho

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    Last winter I set myself the goal of learning an additional language. I ended up picking Korean, and the studies have gobbled up most of my usual prose-reading time, so I've fallen behind on things, even Trek. Aside from study and work books I'm currently making my way through The Park Chung Hee Era: The Transformation of South Korea by a collective of native and Western authors. I ... I actually don't think I've read a single novel since spring. I miss it!
     
  8. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Started Star Wars: Tarkin this morning. I kid you not the first chapter is Tarkin designing his uniform with a fashion droid.

    I'm assuming it's going to get much better...
     
  9. Thrawn

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    Doesn't that book not come out for, like, more than a month?
     
  10. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, I'm really thankful that DelRey let me have a galley copy.
     
  11. Thrawn

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    Cool. I just finished A New Dawn; I thought it was a pretty awesome start. I'm curious what you think of Tarkin when you're finished!
     
  12. KRAD

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  13. Pondwater

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    Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers.

    I'm about through part one " 10 years ago".
     
  14. Lonemagpie

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    The Fall Of Cthulhu: The Fugue, by Michael Nelson & JJ Dzialowski- Again, plenty of promise, but ultimately unsatisfying. I don't mind updating the Mythos to the modern day, but the characters (except for Mr Arkham) were unengaging, the domestics between the lead character and his girlfriend were just cliched, and the plot developments were very obvious, but the biggest problem was with the art. At first it looked like it'd be good, with subtle colour tones providing depth- but it turned out that wasn't the case, and the panels tended to be just muddy.

    While it's true that the Mythos tends to drive its characters mad, I doubt the confusing jumps and odd discordancies between script and art (e.g. references to a face on a knife handle, which don't seem to be there in the art) were deliberate for that purpose.

    So, showed, promise at first, but ultimately disappointing.
     
  15. EnriqueH

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    Currently reading "Ex Machina".

    I've always wanted to read a sequel to TMP. So far, I'm enjoying it.

    I'm also going to continue my non-fiction streak with "Beyond Uhura".
     
  16. Klaus

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    Finished Tales of the Dominion War, in the midst of The Battle of Betazed. :D
     
  17. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ooof, that doesn't sound good at all, and this title caught my eye.

    Have you read "Rogue Planet"? It has been a few years since I read it, and I remember it being an entertaining novel, (though I'd rank it at about average amongst other Star Wars books), but the thing I remember the most was that the writer got Tarkin right. I remember being able to easily imagine Peter Cushing in the novel.

    The writer must've studied Cushing on screen.

    The last Star Wars novel I read was late last year, and it was Darth Plagueis, which I enjoyed a lot.
     
  18. Desert Kris

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    I've been wanting to try out the old TOS novels from the pre-TNG time, the books that form the loose network of 80's ST "continuity". So because a number of major books are by Diane Duane, I'm starting with The Wounded Sky.

    It's kind of a challenging read so far. The prose style is, I want to say...a bit dense. I'm not put off by it, yet does it settle down a bit, I wonder.
     
  19. Mage

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    Christopher is to be commended for fixing the shitstorm that was Before Dishonor and making sense of some of the horrible characterization. And ofcourse, creating a novel that is still a favorite of mine. He creates some of the most re-readable Treklit.
     
  20. Joel_Kirk

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    Once I break myself away from "Star Trek Online" I plan on reading a few screenplays - about 5 - from the Francis Ford Coppola Zoetrope site for the weekend. I will be giving my feedback so later on, once I post my work-in-progress, the same can be done for me.
     

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