So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Skywalker

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    Reading Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin. The other day I was browsing the book store and I realized the only work of Martin's that I'd read was his A Song of Ice and Fire series, so I saw this and decided to try something else of his a try.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    That's a great book. I'm amazed nobody has made it into a movie or mini-series yet.
     
  3. Skywalker

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    I'm only about forty pages into it so I can't say much yet, but it seems pretty decent so far. I agree that it's surprising nobody's tried to do anything with it yet, given Martin's popularity. I'm sure someone will adapt it sooner or later.

    And "try something else of his a try"? Yeesh. I need to pay better attention when I post. :lol:
     
  4. JD

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    I decided to set aside A Fistful of Charms, the fourth book in Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. I've been reading the books since April and I'm barely 1/2 way through, so it obviously wasn't holding my interest. I've finished 10 other books in that time (I usually read several books at one time), so it's not for lack of reading. I have really enjoyed the series in the past, so I definitely plan on getting back to it eventually.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Heck, I always thought it was a natural before Martin hit it big with Game of Thrones.

    Vampires on a riverboat back around the Civil War or so? Sounds pretty commercial to me--and not all that expensive to produce.
     
  6. JD5000

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    Finished 'Terok Nor: Dawn of Eagles'. I thought it was a pretty darn good book. It ended a little abruptly, but I gather there's another series that deals with the time between the Bajoran acquisition of weapons from whats-his-name and the Cardassian withdrawal. Good read, if I wasn't typing on my phone I would have more to say, all positive.

    I'm starting on 'Death in Winter' by Michael Jan Friedman and I think I'm going to like it, a couple chapters in.
     
  7. Christopher

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    ^I don't know of another such series, unless you're thinking of the flashbacks in the Rebels trilogy by Dafydd ab Hugh.
     
  8. JD5000

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    Looks like you're right Chris, I was recommended the Millennium series (Fall of Terek Nor) by Judith Reeves-Stevens after finishing that novel from Amazon. The title seemed like it might fill in that gap, but now that I'm home from work and have a minute to check the synopses, that's not how it works. Oh well, maybe it's a little space in Trek history that hasn't been covered yet...there aren't many of those.

    Although those books seem to flash back to the withdrawal without being the focus of the story...I think I read these last summer or so. The plot sounds awfully familiar.
     
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  9. Cap'n Crunch

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    I finished Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q Are Cordially Uninvited... by Rudy Josephs.

    I then read "Jack of Blades", a short story based on the Fable video game series, by Peter David.

    I'm now reading Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed by David Mack.
     
  10. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Reading the Destiny trilogy by David Mack.

    --Sran
     
  11. Paris

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    I finished up David Mack's S31: Disavowed yesterday (loved it), and now i've decided to jump back into Scott Pearson's Honor in the Night from the Shattered Light Myr-U anthology, as well as checking out WarDilmore's Seekers novel, Point of Divergence.
     
  12. Gul Re'jal

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    I finished re-reading "The Red King", and starting today "The Buried Age". It's my first re-read of it, so I'm wondering what "second impressions" I'll have from one of my favourite Trekbooks :)
     
  13. Reanok

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    I'm reading Star Trek Unspoken Truth by Margaret W.Bonnano. I really like stories that take place during the time of the Tos movies. It's nice to have a book featuring Saavik .I wish there a few more TOS books that would feature her during the time of the movies.
     
  14. tomalak301

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    I'm almost halfway through Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil
     
  15. Joel_Kirk

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    I just finished reading the first two books in the 'Expanding Universe' trilogy by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal:

    *Mothership
    *A Stranger Thing
     
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  17. tomalak301

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    Just started reading Rising Son tonight. Lesser Evil was a very quick book, but it got me really excited for what RS would bring and I think I want to try to read up through Unity by the end of the year. After that I might read Left Hand of Destiny to start next year, as those are two books I've had for years but never read. Also, I'm now in 2003 of the DS9 relaunch so 11 years too late, I'm celebrating DS9's 10 year anniversary. ;)
     
  18. Sci

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    Man, I've really dropped the ball on keeping track of everything I'm reading this year through this thread.

    But, at the moment, I've just finished reading Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed by David Mack. Prior to that, I finished reading Red Mars by Kim Stanely Robinson. At the moment, I am now reading This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein, and am sometimes jumping between that and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Hollow Men by Una McCormack. I had started to read Klein's first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies but have set that aside to read This Changes Everything first.

    At some point, I need to jump back into A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, which I keep making progress on and then setting aside. I also want to get back to The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré, which I began and got about halfway through over a year and a half ago before setting it down.

    In recent months, I have also re-read: The Giver by Lois Lowry; Star Trek: The Fall: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III; Star Trek: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack; Star Trek: The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack; Socialism: Past and Future by Michael Harrington; M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang; and sections of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner. I've also read for the first time books such as Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett; Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Stacco; and Imagine!: Living in a Socialist USA, edited by Frances Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Smith.

    Books and plays on my immediate TBR list for the next year include:

    - Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    - Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
    - The Martians by Kim Stanley Robinson
    - The "S" Word: A Short History of An American Tradition... Socialism by John Nichols
    - Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
    - Plays for the Poor Theatre (anthology) by Howard Brenton
    - Essays, The Fever, and The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn
    - After Capitalism by David Schweickart
    - The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass
    - Black Prophetic Fire by Dr. Cornel West and Christa Buschendorf
    - The Cross and the Lynching Tree, God of the Oppressed, and A Black Theology of Liberation by Rev. James H. Cone
    - The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People, and Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carré
    - Starplex, Rollback, and Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer
    - Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal
    - Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
    - The War Against the Poor: The Underclass and Anti-Poverty Policy by Howard Gans
    - American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America by Chris Hedges
    - The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap and Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History by Matt Taibbi
    - Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield and i]Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army[/i] by Jeremy Scahill
    - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State and With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald
    - The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
    - Fire On the Mountain by Terry Bisson
    - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
    - Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia by Katharine Patterson
     
  19. EnriqueH

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    Just finished "Ex Machina".

    I enjoyed it.


    A couple of things:

    1) As I mentioned earlier in this thread, it was deliberately paced, with not a ton of action but it was in keeping with the tone of TMP, which was cool.

    2) I was expecting for V'Ger to make an appearance. I don't know why, but I did. Maybe because it's obvious from the cover that it's in the TMP timeframe and it mentions V'Ger in the back. (I generally try to never read the back cover synopsis, but I couldn't help but notice the name "V'Ger" back there.)

    3) I enjoyed all the references to past and future Trek series. There were a lot of them, and all were handled nicely.

    4) I did need to reference "For the World Is Hollow" and other episodes to remind myself of what "Yonada" was and who Lindstrom was. I remember being confused in the opening chapter, thinking "Yonada" was a person.

    5) Despite the deliberate pacing, it was very well written and I was entertained and the book kept me going. My only real gripe were a couple of moments were certain characters went on with their "preaching" and that there were a couple of "telling, not showing" types of moments where things are explained rather than "shown". Overall, very good.

    6) Loved the ending and the climax.

    Christopher, if you're reading this, are there any plans for you to make any more TMP era books? By the way, I hate to be complimentary to you since, at times, I feel like we've had a minor Spock-Bones type rivalry, but I enjoyed the book!
     
  20. Christopher

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    ^V'Ger doesn't appear, but its aftereffects are very important to the story.

    I've revisited the post-TMP era in Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again and DTI: Forgotten History. I continue to look for more opportunities.