So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. borgboy

    borgboy Commodore Commodore

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    Yes, the aphorism guy was one of many many quirky characters. Riker's poker game at the bachelor party was really hilarious, as was the increasingly revolting exotic food, Beverly as the den mother for a "kung fu sleepover", etc.
     
  2. Kilana2

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    Several days ago I finished Creg Cox "The Worst of Both Worlds" (MU) and I was torn between outright laughter and sympathy with Picard when

    one of the Klingons drank Jean-Lucs last bottle of Chateau Picard he kept for a special occation. Whereas one Klingon :klingon: found "the swill" disgusting, the other one :klingon: absolutely enjoyed it.
     
  3. borgboy

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    That one's way way down my very very long to be read Trek list. I'm working thru selected older novels (I have everything from around 2002 or so I think) while I'm rewatching all the Trek tv series. It's a massively ambitious project, but I'm averaging about a season and three or so novels a week.
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Glad you liked it! "Dragon's Honor" is not a book I hear much about these days. That was a long time ago.

    I feel obliged to mention, however, that the book is actually a collaboration between me and Kij Johnson. In fact, Kij pretty much came up with the entire plot and setup. I just helped her finish it when she ran into a deadline crunch.

    Kij has since gone on to be an multiple award-winning science and fantasy author, btw:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kij_Johnson
     
  5. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Commodore Commodore

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    How did you both come up with all the nonsensical aphorisms of this prattle-monger, they were hilarious. It´s like Americans trying to make sense of swimmer Ryan Lochte´s Lochteisms :guffaw:
     
  6. borgboy

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    I did know that someone had co wrote the book with you, but I just thought of it as "Greg Cox book" because I'm familiar with your writing but wasn't familiar with your co author.

    For what it's worth I also recently read "Devil in the Sky" which was another fun book with all the chaos caused by out of control infant Hortas on DS9. The angst of the separated mother and infant Hortas was surprisingly touching as well.
     
  7. Kilana2

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    Was it the one, where

    one of the Horta appeared in the Holodeck where someone was busy with a holographic female Vulcan????? And was forced to flee almost nude :lol:
     
  8. borgboy

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    Yep - except there was no almost at least at first. He spent the rest of the book in a makeshift toga.
     
  9. Greg Cox

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    Honestly, that was twenty years ago and I don't remember. I remember that Kij gave me a partial first draft and lots of notes and let me take it from there. But remembering who wrote what at this late date is beyond me! :)
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    I figured as much. I just wanted to make sure Kij got credited, too, since the book was her idea.

    And, of course, "Devil in the Sky" was a collaboration with John Gregory Betancourt, whom I had previously collaborated with on a couple of Batman stories. And it was our editor, John Ordover, who first came up with the idea of baby Hortas eating DS9.

    The way that book worked was that Betancourt wrote all the chapters with the away team, while I wrote most the chapters on the space station. Which means, yes, I'll cop to writing that holodeck scene! :)
     
  11. JD

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    I finished up All-Star Superman yesterday. I can see why it's so well regarded, it was really good.
    After finishing that, I decided to set aside The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes and started STTNG: Cold Equations Book III: The Body Electric. I considered picking up STTOS: The Entropy Effect in honor of Leonard Nimoy, but I decided I'd rather finish up CE first. I might read TEE or another TOS book after CEIII.
     
  12. borgboy

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    All Star Superman is amazing. For what it's worth, DC One Million is sort of a sequel to it.
     
  13. Gul Re'jal

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    I'm half way through The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow. The next in line is ENT The Good That Men Do. I heard a lot of good about it.

    I'm also reading The New Biography of the Universe by Matthias Matting.
     
  14. Deranged Nasat

    Deranged Nasat Vice Admiral Admiral

    I'm reading a book about Neanderthals, which examines the evidence from which stem the favoured theories about how they lived. I'm learning a lot.

    EDIT: Also, there's an excerpt from Uncertain Logic on Amazon. Awesome. "The Ware" is a great name for the Repair stations. So great I don't even need the scare chord anymore, because it's almost implied in the name, yet on the surface the name's so innocent. :D
     
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  15. Christopher

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    Thanks! I was going for both "-ware" in the technological sense and "Beware!!"
     
  16. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Fringe: Sins of the Father by Christa Faust.

    I then read Star Trek: SCE: Invincible by David Mack & KRAD.

    I'm now reading Star Trek: Savage Trade by Tony Daniel.
     
  17. PKS8304

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    Just finished Vulcan's Forge. Now starting MU: Glass Empires. First up, Age of the Empress
     
  18. Kilana2

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    I´ve read Vulcan´s Forge last year. It was good. Vulcan´s heart was even better. Several days ago I finished MU: Glass Emprires. Age of the Empress was okay, despite the fact that I don´t like ENT.

    And
    a certain Andorian makes an appearance
     
  19. PKS8304

    PKS8304 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    That figures....I click quote to reply that I will check out your spoiler when Im done and the quoted text shows the spoiler. Ah well lol.

    Im planning on buying Vulcan's Heart but for now Im delving into the Mirror Universe.

    I actually bought David Mack's Sorrows of the Empire so would I be missing anything in Glass Empires if I skipped it and got right into Greg Cox's Worst of Both Worlds?
     
  20. Kilana2

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    After Age of the Empress you can continue with Worst of Both Worlds. Sorrows of Empire is a shorter version of the single novel. I was satisfied with the MU shorter version, but missed certain things, that were obviously included in the extended single novel

    Curzon Dax and what happened to the Trill, but I looked it up at Memory Beta