So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Since the last time I was on Trektoday, I've read:

    *The City on the Edge of Forever collection
    *Shaft, Issue #4

    I plan on reading:

    *Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo
    *Mission to Horatius, an old Star Trek novel. Probably because one of my favorite yeoman appear: Doris Atkins.
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Mission to Horatius is in fact the very first Trek novel, even predating the Blish books.
     
  3. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I started Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire yesterday. I'm only a few chapters in, but so far it's not bad. I'm not understanding the issues other people had with this book. I'm really hoping to finally get caught up on all the Typhon Pact/Cold Equations/Fall/Post-Fall stuff through the next few months. So i can take TNG: Armageddon's Arrow this summer for vacation.
     
  4. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've finished rereading the first four The fall miniseries books. The stories are all excellent fast paced stories.I'm looking forward to reading Takedown after I finish reading book 5.:techman:
     
  5. JD

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    I got Star Wars: The Essential Readers companion a couple days ago. I started reading a few entries for books I've read after I got it. This is the kind of thing I'll just be a few entries reading here and there over time, not really the kind of thing I'm going to be reading over a specific period of time.
     
  6. Thrawn

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    I've been doing a big re-read of the Legends continuity in publication order, and it's been invaluable. Great resource.
     
  7. John Clark

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    The Intruders by Steven Coonts. It's been a while so I thought I'd give it another go.
     
  8. Gul Re'jal

    Gul Re'jal Commodore Commodore

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    I read WTF, Evolution?! today. Very enjoyable and humorous :)

    Still not finished with The Good Men Do, but I bought No Time Like the Past today, so it's next in line.
     
  9. Kertrats47

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    Just posted my review of Tony Daniel's TOS: Savage Trade.

    About halfway through Shadow of the Machine at the moment.
     
  10. roseake

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    After a long absence from actually reading anything new, I'm about halfway through TTN: Orion's Hounds in an effort to keep myself sane while studying and catching up before summer.
     
  11. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

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    What Judgments Come. I've really enjoyed this series and I will be sad when I finish it.
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Despite many deadlines and distractions, I finished SPARROW HILL ROAD by Seanan McGuire, which is a fun "highway fantasy" about a ghostly hitchhiker.
     
  13. wildsulu

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  14. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I thought about doing that. It would be fun, i think, to go back now that the Legends line is done, and experience it from beginning to end, at least when it comes to the fiction. Will you reading the young adult books as well, Thrawn?
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Reread the Pike story in ENTERPRISE LOGS this morning.
     
  16. Thrawn

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    Oh I'm doing every damn thing. I spent a weekend hunting down every comic, novel, short story, YA novel, or game reference I could find, and seeing how much of it was reasonable to get. I'm playing most of the story-based PC games, I'm reading all the YA novels, I got the complete Star Wars comics thing from Dark Horse just before the license moved to Marvel last year, and I got a whole bunch of stories that used to be on Hyperspace but aren't anymore through torrents. (I'm buying everything I can, but there isn't any way to get those anymore.) I'm missing a few Adventure Journal short stories that never made it to Hyperspace, and there are a bunch of games that my PC won't run (mostly because they were console exclusives) but otherwise: all of it.

    So far I'm in mid-1997 and it has been SO INTERESTING. There's all kinds of stuff I missed as a fan at the time that makes the stories I did read better, and in general I find it fascinating how many different and essentially mutually incompatible kinds of stories there were at the time. The EU was a complete mess early on, but messiness can be entertaining too. There are some real gems that I wouldn't have expected to like also - the Droids comics, the short Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction comic, the Young Jedi Knights novel Lightsabers, the Dark Forces novellas... I also really liked Children of the Jedi a lot, even though most people hate it. That is a bugfuck wacky Star Wars novel; it's interesting to read authors stretching the universe so far.
     
  17. wildsulu

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    I just finished The Children of Hamlin, a season 1 TNG novel. Despite bad reviews I quite like it because the aliens in the book are really alien. And Picard has several fish in his fish tank :lol:
     
  18. Reanok

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    I finished book 5 of the Fall miniseries Peaceable kingdoms a very exciting ending to the book miniseries. It was really good.:techman:
     
  19. Christopher

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    Me too -- the book does a great job crafting a fascinatingly alien culture and environment,which is the sort of thing I love to see in science fiction. It is kind of odd to compare to the show itself, since Starfleet comes off as somewhat more militaristic and xenophobic than it did in the show, but I find it helps to think of it as an alternate timeline, one in which the Hamlin massacre led to that more hostile mindset in Starfleet decades later.
     
  20. wildsulu

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    Yes, more militaristic than Tv-Picard. But it didn't seem like another timeline to me. The way I look at is that the Enterprise-D was just lucky to see little conflict the first years.

    PS. I'm open to suggestions about really alien cultures in the novelverse.