So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Defcon

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    Let's see, since I last posted in this thread I've read (and damn, I've fallen behind with my reviews again...) :

    Doctor Who: Winner takes all by Jacqueline Rayner (review)
    Doctor Who: The Monster's Inside by Stephen Cole (review)
    Doctor Who: Only Human by Gareth Roberts
    Star Trek: Armageddon's Arrow by Dayton Ward
    Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods by Una McCormack
    Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox by Christa Faust
    Doctor Who: The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner

    Not quite decided what to read next, but probably either Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher or Sacraments of Fire, depending if I find the time to read before or after the latter drops digitally.
     
  2. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I finished the Project Paper Doll series and plan to go back to To Kill A Mockingbird.
     
  3. BritishSeaPower

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    I started up High-Rise by J.G. Ballard yesterday and am about 1/3 of the way through. Really interesting so far, and not quite what I expected from the book after having seen the loose adaptation of the book into "Paradise Towers"
     
  4. JD

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    I finished up the ninth Dresden Files novel, White Night last night. Really enjoyed this one. When this one started, I had expected it to be more standalone, but it did end up tying into the series big arc a lot more by the end.
     
  5. John Clark

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    I've recently been reading the Dave Hooper series by John Birmingham.

    It's ok, but I prefer his Axis of time series.
     
  6. Gate11au

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    Ok
    i Know its not trek but hay i am having a book brake from star trek as i feel i am drowning in a long list of book i have to read *lol*
    I am reading The Crystal Realm: Kaytor's Return By C.J Ballantyne (only $5 on amazon ebook shop)
    Its the first book of 3 book series and is very good so far i am in chapter 6 atm
     
  7. Kilana2

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    Finished Eugenic Wars Vol. 1. Going on with the first of the Seven Deadly Sins stories: Pride - The First Peer.
     
  8. Kertrats47

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  9. 20fridge

    20fridge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Working my way through Titan Synthesis. In some ways it feels reminiscent of mid to late Voyager (seasons 5-7) in tone and plot.
     
  10. Paris

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    Reading DRG3's DS9: Sacraments of Fire, and i'm quite enjoying it so far :techman:
     
  11. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm reading the BZRK series by Michael Grant. I've read the first book and am now in the middle of the second book of the trilogy.
     
  12. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Captain Captain

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    i've been taking a trek reading break. I started a run through of the Star Wars Legends book line. I plan to read through every adult book that's on the timeline in the Legends book. I finished Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void and then started Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories last night, which i'm getting sucked into. This may take months, but now that I know they'll "apparently" never add in anything else into Legends, I'm going to go on this reading journey.
     
  13. trampledamage

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    Non-Trek reading is allowed :D

    I get a lot of good ideas on what to read from this thread :techman:
     
  14. USS Firefly

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    Starwars: Shatterpoint, so far not a great novel
     
  15. John Clark

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    Sacraments of Fire by DRG3 came down the wire this morning, so I've started on that.
     
  16. ryan123450

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    Almost finished with Probe. I feel like a deeper Romulan subplot would have made this book so much better. Too bad it wasn't written in the last few years as part of the Lit-verse because I'm sure one of our current authors would have knocked it out of the park.
     
  17. Reanok

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    I started Ds9 Sacraments of fire is everything I'd hope for when it comes to certain storylines being continued from previous Ds9 relaunch novels at long last.:bolian:
     
  18. Kilana2

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    Reservoir Ferengi: Brunt is as obnoxious as ever.
     
  19. JD

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    This kind of surprises me, most people seem to love Shatterpoint, I know I did.

    I started The Scorch Trials, the second book in The Maze Runner series, last night. I'm hoping to get through it before the movie comes out. It usually takes me a couple months to finish a book, so if I time things right I should be able to finish up just before the movie comes out.
     
  20. Steve Roby

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    Anyone who likes Una McCormack's Trek novels and/or Blake's 7 audios will want her new book Weird Space: The Baba Yaga. A review I posted on Netgalley in exchange for a free advance ebook:

    Now that was entertaining. Una McCormack has written a lot of TV tie-in material in the universes of Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Blake's 7, but this is her first non-tie-in novel, and it's as good as her past work led me to expect.

    This time McCormack is working in a shared universe, Weird Space. Looks like it was created by Eric Brown. I've read a few of his earlier books but not the first two in this series, not that it matters. The book works as a standalone novel. You learn everything you need to know through the course of the book.

    Basically, this is a suspenseful space opera novel, in a classic style that shouldn't alienate readers who are used to TV and movie space operas like Star Wars or Blake's 7 more than the works of Iain M. Banks and others who've gone farther with the concept. There's an authoritarian interstellar human government, an alien species with whom humans warred but are beginning to coexist with, spaces on the fringe where the Expanse has no power and crime and anarchy prevail. A new threat has arrived: the Weird, a species whose encounters with humans have been destructive and terrifying. The Expanse government is preparing for war, but some Expanse intelligence agents think there may be another way and risk their lives to search for it.

    The book becomes something of a chase through space as protagonists come together to find a planet that may lead to peace instead of war -- but they're being pursued by people with a very different agenda and the willingness to kill whoever stands in their way, and the main characters don't always trust each other. The book's ending is a bit abrupt, though satisfying; it's possible that some of the threads are to be picked up in a future novel.

    Finally, something that shouldn't be noteworthy but may be of interest in light of raging conflicts in science fiction fandom: most of the leading characters in the book are women. Some are survivors, some are fighters, some are mothers, some are all of the above. What they all share is that they're believable characters in a tale full of action, mystery, and suspense. I'm tempted now to go back to the earlier novels set in this universe, and I'd love to revisit it in another novel by Una McCormack. Looking forward to what she does next.