So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, thanks for answering that, Defcon! I was finishing up writing that piece just as the StarTrek.com article came out, and I was able to update the info in the wrap-up at the last minute.

    Also, thanks for the kind words, Sto-Vo-Kory!
     
  2. Joel_Kirk

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    Currently reading "Fallen Heroes," on a whim, for the first time, on an online library.
     
  3. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    Currently reading ENT Kobayashi maru and TTN Over a torrent sea. Im really enjoying both.
     
  4. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I finished My Father, My President and plan on starting Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter The Georgia years, 1924-1974 today.
     
  5. ryan123450

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    Read Darth Vader and the Lost Command last night. One of the most interesting pieces of the Dark Times era I've read yet. And I got it for only 1.99 on Kindle a few days ago.
     
  6. Oorang

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    Working my way through the ones I had missed on this list of distant future sci fi books. I'm on the last one- Consider Phlebas. They have all been great so far.
     
  7. Thrawn

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    Those are all great. Let me tell you, though - do NOT read the sequels to Hyperion. I know it ends on a bunch of cliffhangers, but it's better that way. I promise.
     
  8. Oorang

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    LOL good tip. I haven't read any of them, and that is a shame to hear because I did really like Hyperion, but I'll take your word on it. Next I might do the sequels to Consider Phlebas... Hopefully those turn out better.
     
  9. Thrawn

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    Yes - all of Banks's Culture books are great! Most of them are better than Consider Phlebas, actually, so if you like that one you're in for a real treat with the rest of the series.
     
  10. Sakrysta

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    ^Well, that's rather nice to know. I read it a year or two ago and thought it was rather a downer and didn't have an engaging enough plot to make up for it. I might give the sequel a go eventually.

    I have been in a reading slump for the last year or so. TV is just easier, but that is not something I'm happy or proud to admit. So I'm trying to get back in the reading swing by streaming much less TV (I just cancelled my Netflix subscription for a while) and forcing myself to watch my myriad discs if I want to watch something. Today I finished a re-read of Ally Condie's Matched in preparation for finishing out the trilogy. I'm also back to Vanguard, reading the second installment Summon the Thunder on my phone's Kindle app.
     
  11. Reanok

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    I'm reading Year Zero by Rob Reid the book reminds me of Douglas Adams Hitch Hicker to the Galaxy. This book has some really funny scenes in it.:rommie:
     
  12. EnriqueH

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    I just finished "Beyond Uhura" by Nichelle Nichols. I enjoyed it. Boy, I had no idea she had to go through some scary stuff earlier in her career. VERY scary stuff.

    I enjoyed her talking about her relationship with Gene Roddenberry and her Star Trek days.

    I only need to read "Warped Factors" by Walter Koenig and I'll be done reading the TOS actor autobiographies, but that will have to wait because...well...as much as I enjoyed Koenig's "Chekov's Enterprise", which was very well written, I just *have* to get started on Return to Tomorrow!
     
  13. BritishSeaPower

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    I don't know why but it took me two months to get through Cold Equations: The Silent Weapons. A solid read but something about it really didn't jibe with me. Compared to the character study of Persistence this one just felt a little more surface level and I'm not sure I totally bought into the Breen's master plan. I was also disappointed with the way Esperanza was handled. (In much the same way I as with Jasminder in the previous book.) Just a bunch of little things that chipped away at my enjoyment of this one.

    I also read through DTI: The Collectors. Another great installment in the series, wish we could have gotten more for Garcia and Ranjea to do, and perhaps a little less of the 3501 stuff. Still, really great. I also got to read it right after Silent Weapons as per the Historian's note.

    I'm currently halfway through Q Are Cordially Uninvited.... It's... something. I really don't recognize Picard & Co. and they have very formal dialogue. Not a stickler for tight continuity but it seems weirdly out of synch with the sparse amount of established facts. And it features a relatively unnecessary frame story - something the last two TOS eBooks also suffered from. I'll read it out, but it's not exactly compelling.

    Up next: The Body Electric and The Stuff of Dreams
     
  14. Reanok

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    I'm reading Star Trek Tos Ex Machina by Christopher L. Bennett .The first chapter was really interesting look of the aftermath of the V'Ger incident.
     
  15. Trimm

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    You are going to enjoy Ex Machina. It really is a classic.

    I'm still picking my way through Engines of Destiny at the moment.
     
  16. BritishSeaPower

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    I did get about 40 pages of Cold Equations: The Body Electric and it's really good so far!
     
  17. ryan123450

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    Read Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison today. Just as good as the Lost Command. I look forward to reading the other two Darth Vader trades.
     
  18. Cap'n Crunch

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    I finished Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing and the new Ships of the Line book.

    I'm currently reading The Walking Dead: Volume 5, The Best Defense.
     
  19. EnriqueH

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    I just read it a couple months back.

    I enjoyed it too, but it is deliberately paced. I felt it piggybacked on the slower pace of TMP, which was fine by me.

    I enjoyed the characterization of the young Alien Ensign (whose name escapes me at the moment) who stood up for Decker in TMP.

    I did think the book needed a bit more "show me, don't tell me" approach to the storytelling in parts, but overall, I enjoyed the book.
     
  20. JD5000

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    I finished 'Into the Nebula' by Gene DeWeese a couple minutes ago, and it didn't suck. The story didn't end up being as much of an environmental lecture as I originally thought it would be. I enjoyed the feline element, as I was told I would in reviews. I used to have a cat named Spot too, so I like it when her name shows up. A mid-range episodic novel, nothing mind blowing, but entertaining.

    Next up is 'The Missing', Una McCormack's new DS9 novel, then back to TNG episodes with John Vornholt's 'Rogue Saucer'.