So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I wrapped up DS9: Demons of Air and Darkness. So far, the DS9-R has been kinda ho-hum. Avatar was a great start, but both Abyss and Demons have felt like episode-of-the-week stuff. I just started Mission: Gamma - Twilight last night. Only a chapter in. I'm hoping things start picking up.
     
  2. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    ^I thought Abyss and Demons were great, and Twilight has been the highlight for me in the DS9R so far, albeit, a very long read. The second book of the Gamma Quadrilogy is what currently has me stuck in neutral. To each his own :)
     
  3. borgboy

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    Gail Simone and Octavia Butler are both great writers that I love - I recommend checking out Butler's Wild Seed, that's a particular favorite.
    I've been reading a lot of Trek books lately. I just finished Q-in-Law, an old favorite that I've read three or four times before, and it still holds up as a fun exciting read every time. PAD writes a really great Lwaxana Troi, my favorite Trek character of all time. She's hilarious but can turn on a dime and break your heart.
     
  4. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    "The Empire of Tears" by Freches is bit disappointing (not as good as his previous series), so I'm taking a break from it and reading "Rising Son", continuing the DS9 re-read.
     
  5. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Star Trek: SCE: Interphase by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore.

    I'm currently reading Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations by Christopher L. Bennett.
     
  6. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Last night, I finished "SG-1: Permafrost," a Stargate eNovella that was released just a short while ago. At a buck-and-a-half, it's a great deal and the story is well-worth the money.

    Looks like Fandemonium is dipping their toes into the eNovella market like Star Trek has recently. I hope that both franchises continue to deliver inexpensive and high-quality novellas like this one, or Christopher's "DTI: the Collectors," well into the future.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Just picked up The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore at our local library.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^Back in college, I did a paper on Lepore's first monograph, The Name of War. I found her a thorough researcher, perhaps to a fault, but prone to speculating beyond the evidence and fictionalizing historical figures' thoughts and motives for the sake of a more dramatic narrative. Hopefully she's improved with experience.
     
  9. JD5000

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    Reading 'Into the Nebula' a TNG episodic novel by Gene DeWeese. Sigh...yet another novel about the consequences of mucking with the environment with energy sources. I guess it was a hotter topic back before the science behind climate change was widely known. In 2014, these themes aren't quite as influential as they were before not believing in climate change became a religion of its own.

    Other than having an oft-repeated plot line, it's well written with an interesting albeit predictable story.
     
  10. Trimm

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    Just finished Foul Deeds will Rise and One Constant Star. I was more or less happy with the former, and the latter left me very cold. I loved Serpents among the Ruins, so that was a downer.

    I think I'm going to reread Engines of Destiny this weekend.
     
  11. Thrawn

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    Yeah, the response to One Constant Star when it came out wasn't especially positive from anyone. Kind of a dud.
     
  12. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Enjoy, it's always been one of my favorites - it's a neat, tight scifi yarn.

    I haven't gotten around to any Trek reading in a while sadly. The last novel I read was Suki Kim's The Interpreter - passable, but let down by a colorless protagonist, although I did get some of the Korean-American perspective from it that I was curious about.

    Looking back at 2014, most of my reading material has been Korean study materials and other non-fiction books - actually, if Christopher is reading this, I finished Margalit Fox' take on the decipherment of Linear B early this year, and he might be interested to know that his uncle Emmett pops up in it here and there. IIRC a letter or remark of his to Alice Kober is quoted.

    Looking ahead to 2015, I have an original language copy of 엄마를 부탁해 (Please Look After Mom) by 신경숙 sitting on a shelf here and I'm giving myself two years to read it. I have fond memories of learning English by attempting to read novels and spending more time leafing through a EN<->DE dictionary than the actual text; it was super-useful in bulking up on vocab and gaining a sense for the sentiment and emphasis carried by various phrasings. So I'm hoping to replicate that with Korean by starting to read prose next year, now that I've gotten a core vocabulary and quite a bit of grammar down.
     
  13. Defcon

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    ^To be honest I havent even bothered to read it yet, despite the fact it has been on my Kindles since the day it was published.

    Between a certain indifference to TrekLit in general the last year or so and DRG III being pretty disapponting in his last few outings (especially in contrast to his early works) specifically, I just never mustered enough motivation to start it and the overall lukewarm response to it didn't help much, either.

    As for what I'm reading: Nothing at the moment. Despite the fact that my last workday for 2014 was over a week ago I haven't read a single page since then. Don't think I will in the next few days either, as I really have to delve back into a project for USF which I have been sitting on way too long now ... :sigh:
     
  14. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    Taking a break from DS9-R. Lately ive been getting back into Enterprise via Netflix. First time I've watched this series since they first aired, which I saw all of. So I started up ENT: The Good That Men Do. I'm really enjoying it so far.
     
  15. voyager1

    voyager1 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The Enterprise novels is what got me into the trek novels. I had read one here and there, but the Enterprise novels are what got
    me really reading trek lit though.
     
  16. Reanok

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    I finished the last 2books in the Q trilogy by Greg Cox. I really enjoyed reading this miniseries.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Thanks! That was actually my very first attempt at a trilogy--and probably still my best-selling Trek books.

    For which I give all credit to Q . . ..
     
  18. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Star Trek: DTI: The Collectors by Christopher L. Bennett. This just might be my favorite Star Trek story of the year if only because of
    a Borg T. Rex!
    I always look forward to and enjoy Christopher's stories and this was no exception, just a really fun story all around.

    I received the new Star Trek: Ships of the Line for Christmas, so I'm working my way through that.

    I also just started the Star Trek: Nero comic, which I also got for Xmas.
     
  19. Patrick O'Brien

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    I am reading a Sci-fi classic, Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. It is much better than the movie:bolian:
     
  20. Sakrysta

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    ^That wouldn't be hard. :lol: