Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
The first one was fun. Just found out about the second one.
yes, it does. That's why i am reading them again
I'm reading the Deep Space Nine Novel Unity. I really like this book a lot.
Finished Takedown (good) and am re-reading the Legions of Fire series by Peter David
Ah, Legions of Fire. It has its flaws, for sure, but the trilogy is so very satisfying all the same. My biggest gripe is that I don't think Peter David writes G'Kar as well as he does Londo, Vir and Timov. He writes those three brilliantly (no surprise in Timov's case, of course; he created her), but his G'Kar isn't quite up to the same height of quality, in my opinion. Or maybe it's just that I interpret G'Kar a little differently in places.
There's also the matter of a certain character on which the story isn't clear on whether they're a character or a plot device. Either is fine, but pick one. Other than that, great books.
It's been quite a while since I've read them. I'll probably also dig out the Psi-Corps series at some point.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, so I think I'm going to head to work an hour early, get my face out of the computer and my ass out of this chair, and sit in the parking lot and do some reading. Hopefully I can finish up Vanguard "Precipice" this afternoon and move on...there are more Vanguard books after this, right? Semi-rhetorical question, I'll probably be into an Amazon search before I get an answer.
The fact that I hope there's more to the story is a way of giving a positive review, I'm enjoying these books more than I originally thought I would. TOS-era isn't normally a direction I choose to go in with literature.
Last night I finished The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan.
I'm now about to start Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown by John Jackson Miller.
Just posted my review of the second story in the Worlds of Deep Space Nine series, Andor: Paradigm by Heather Jarman.
Finished TNG: Takedown by John Jackson Miller this morning. What a ride!
Currently reading Fade In: The Writing of Star Trek: Insurrection by Michael Piller.
I´m busy with Vanguard 2 (german version) and Mirror Universe: Glass Empires: Age of the Empress
Finished out Peaceable Kingdoms today. Kind of a tepid finish to the event. I stand by my statement that the event probably would have made for a nice, tight trilogy but it feels off at five books. (Maybe even had DRG's book as is, but not branded as the event and with a little more DS9 in the bunch.) I can't fault Mr. Ward too much and it's not that I don't like this style, indeed I liked Paths of Disharmony a lot more than the perception around here. I think the book's biggest crime is being boring. So much time is spent on the planet with Crusher that really doesn't go anywhere. I mean, the book even lampoons it's own reveal about Ishan! There are some really good scenes, the final scene with Akaar, Riker and Picard was great, the president's final speech is great. But the book feels very... lost. And The Fall really suffers for it.
I read the first chapter of Absent Enemies. It's sort of break-neck speed so far. Tuvok and Riker feel very off.
"The Crow Trap" by Ann Cleeves. I'm half through, and not liking it. The characters are unsympathetic, and the mystery is presented in such a dull way one couldn't care less about the solution.
Why would those books be popular is beyond me.
Just finished Redshirts by John Scalzi (pretty fun) and have moved on to The Skin Collector by Jeffrey Deaver (Which I'll probably enjoy, but it will be less fun).
At some point I also want to dig out Diplomatic Act by Peter Jurasic. It's been a while and I seem to remember enjoying my first go at it.
Earlier today I started Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey. Not very far into it yet, but I do like the setting so far.
I'm re-reading Star Trek TOS Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniels. I really like the fact all the characters get important story roles to play in the book. I like the Hortas having different personalities.
Would you recommend it? I think about purchase this one together with "Foul deeds".
Yes Kilana2 I highly recommend Devil's bargin & Foul deeds will rise .Both books have good story arcs for Spock and Scotty. The books also have excellent stories for all the Enterprise crew members. and there's a mystery in both books for Kirk and his crew to solve with some unexpected twists in the stories you don't expect. It's full of suprises. I recently read Greg Cox's Foul deeds will rise I thoroughly enjoyed this book taking place during the movie era.
Finished One Contant Star and the upcoming Shadow of the Machine. Both of them inspired me to read The Captain's Daughter next. Wasn't impressed with Shadow of the Machine at all. I'll be writing a review of it soon.
after reading some star wars books, i'm getting back to the Post-Nemesis stuff with VOY: Children of the Storm. I'm so far behind. I still have the rest of Voyager books, Typhon Pact, Cold Equations trilogy, The Fall series, as well as the other few Titan, DS9 and TNG books that have come out. I picked up TNG: Takedown today to have it added to the collection, but it'll be a while before i get to it.
Years ago I read Greg Cox's superb The Eugenics Wars - The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh books, and then in 2010 managed to wrangle myself a copy of To Reign In Hell. In September of this year I found a copy of Assignment: Eternity in my hands and finally had a chance to read it. It was certainly a circuitous way of reading these, but it all came together quite nicely, particularly the end of Assignment: Eternity and its hints about what was to come. Having read the other three books in the series, it was even better.
I'm working on Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography at the moment, so taking a break from Star Trek, but I've got a couple of the old novels on my shelf waiting to be read for after.
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