So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^Well, no, of course it wasn't meant to be another timeline. It's just that it was written before the show premiered, based only on the series bible and a few early scripts, so its interpretation of what TNG would be was a little off. The alternate-timeline thing is just my way of rationalizing the things that seem off.
     
  2. Paris

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    I blasted through JJM's TNG:Takedown, and as I'm currently waiting for the third Rise of the Federation book, I've picked up Chuck Klosterman's "I Wear The Black Hat" :techman:
     
  3. Cap'n Crunch

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    I finished Star Trek: Savage Trade by Tony Daniel. I thought it was okay, not bad, but not great. I enjoyed the author's previous Trek novel, Devil's Bargain, much more.

    I'm currently reading Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross.
     
  4. JD

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    I finished up SW: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. Really enjoyed it.
    For the first time in a while I've decided to read just one book at time, so all I'm reading now is STTNG: Cold Equations Book III: The Body Electric.
    Well, that and the Star Wars Readers Companion, but since I'm not reading that cover to cover I don't really count it.
     
  5. Paris

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    I've put aside Chuck Klosterman's "I Wear the Black Hat", for Christopher's ENT: Uncertain Logic :techman:
     
  6. Bumbles861

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    "James Arness: An Autobiography" - by James Arness with James E. Wise Jr.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Just reread "Planet of the Apes Revisited," a non-fiction book on the making of the original POTA movies. Interesting stuff.
     
  8. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    Just finished Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire. It wasn't terrible by any means, it just started dragging in the middle of the book.
    I started the next book in the series, Rough Beasts of Empire, this morning. I notice Benjamin Sisko is in this, very much alive. I've not read all of the earlier post-DS9 books. I don't know how lost i'll be, since the last time i saw Sisko, he joined the prophets. So i'm just diving in anyways.
     
  9. Kilana2

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    Just get yourself "Unity" (DS9 relaunch) or at least read a summary/review thereof.
     
  10. flandry84

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    Judge Dredd: year one

    On my kindle.Great fun.
     
  11. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    Ah, thanks for the tip. I started my read through with this site: http://startreklitverse.yolasite.com/simple-post-nemesis-reading-list.php so i started with Death in Winter, and have moved forward from there with his simple Post-Nemesis reading list. I'm hoping to be caught up on everything excluding Voyager, which i then plan to get caught up on, once Atonement comes out later this year.
     
  12. JD5000

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    So, just had to spend 20 days in the county Gulag, which sucked, but at least they had a decent library.

    The Demon Lord of Kalandra - David Eddings
    Full Black - Brad Thor
    Dragons of the Dwarven Depths - Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman
    Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
    Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
    Xenocide - Orson Scott Card
    Ender's Shadow - Orson Scott Card
    Shadow of the Hegemon - Orson Scott Card
    Cold Mountain - Han Shan
    Backwater - Joan Bauer
    Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams
    A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
    Where Is Joe Merchant? - Jimmy Buffett
    The Source - James Michener
    Mind Meld - James Vornholt
    Endgame Enigma - James P. Hogan
    Foreign Foes - Dave Galanter and Greg Brodeur
    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
    Caribbean - James Michener
    Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan

    The highlight was the Ender's Game series, especially 'Speaker for the Dead' and 'Xenocide'. They didn't have 'Children of the Mind' but it's on my list of stuff to read now that I have access to my Kindle again. I was a 'Hunger Games' holdout, because I'm not a teenage girl, but Stephen King's positive review on the back sold me and I ended up really liking it and want to finish the series.
     
  13. Kertrats47

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    Posted my review of the e-book novella Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison.

    Right now, I'm finishing up Bajor: Fragments and Omens by J. Noah Kym. Going to start the audio book version of Max Brooks' World War Z soon. I'm told the production is pretty amazing, I'm really looking forward to listening!
     
  14. Datirez

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    Currently i´m reading now the last Star Trek Typhon Pact Book. After that i will start with Star Trek Enterpise - Kobayashi Maru.
     
  15. Gul Re'jal

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    I just started No Time like the Past and hope to finish it before Uncertain Logic arrives to my Kobo next week. :)
     
  16. Kilana2

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    While ENT is not my cup of tea, I enjoyed "No time like the Past". I will re-read the German version, which is scheduled for next year.
     
  17. Christopher

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    ^I don't think of Rise of the Federation as being strictly Enterprise. It has that label for branding purposes, and it does focus largely on ENT characters, but in my mind, it's really Star Trek: Rise of the Federation, and is as much about laying the foundations for the TOS era and beyond as it is about continuing ENT.
     
  18. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    I'll admit it, i never watched much of Enterprise. I've watched a few episodes here and there on Netflix, but just not my thing. However, i really love your writing work, Christopher. So if you say its easy to jump into, despite not being familiar with the tv series, but more as an overall prequel to the original TOS, i'm much more willing to jump in, starting with your first ROTF book.
     
  19. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Well, that's my hope, at least. Sure, the main characters in ROTF do have a past that informs their actions, but you could say the same about Pike in "The Cage," or Sisko, Kira, and the rest in "Emissary."
     
  20. Kilana2

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    Maybe I will give it a shot one day, hopefully before the paperbacks are out of stock.

    You make it sound quite interesting, and I´m fond of history. :)

    There won´t be any German ENT novels any time soon due to low number of sales. So many of us German fans resort to the originals.
     
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