So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Greg Cox

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    To be honest, I don't know if that's true or not. I haven't talked to anybody at Pocket about CSI for months. I hope not. I've already done a Grissom novel and a Langston novel, so I suppose I ought to do a book with Ted Danson's character, too! :)
     
  2. Christopher

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    ^I like Danson's D. B. Russell. He's a cool, eccentric character.
     
  3. Defcon

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    Edit: This is in response to Greg.

    ^ FWIW The only indication I'm going by is that the last one was published in July (I think), and I haven't seen another one listed at Amazon yet. So there probably are plans for more, and they're waiting until the new lead character is more established. :shrug:
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    And he's from Seattle, my old hometown! I could have fun with that . . . .
     
  5. Defcon

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    Just bought Tied In: The Business, History and Craft of Media Tie-In Writing , edited by Lee Goldberg and I think I'll read that before I'll start with the Fantastic Four novel.

    I had it on my "potential reading" list for a while and today I noticed that the price for the Kindle version was down to less than 1 €, so I figured "Why not?".
     
  6. Fer

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    Finished Republic Commando: Hard Contact yesterday, and I have to agree, it's as good as everyone says. Started Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History today. Star Trek: Typhon Pact - The Struggle Within is on deck since I already read Blind Man's Bluff when it came out in TP.
     
  7. captcalhoun

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    started Dale Brown's Strike Force today.
     
  8. Defcon

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    I finished Tied In earlier today, and I'm not quite clear what to think of it, yet.

    It's all over the place, not only concerning the quality of the various articles in it, but also with the intended target audience. Some of the articles seem to be targeted at the readers of tie-in novels, while others read like they are meant to be a guide for aspiring tie-in writers. I guess that's one of the main symptoms of something that bothered me a bit about the book: A real common thread is missing in this book.

    I also think it would have benefited from a tighter editing, as some points seems to be repeated over and over in different articles. (I don't really have to read multiple references to Max Allan Collins' hard time novelizing a movie based on his original story Road to Perdition when he is talking about this in his article, for example).

    Overall worth a look if you're interested in Tie-in writing (especially at the price the eBook is going for at the moment), but it definitely has its weaknesses.
     
  9. Admiral_Young

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    Just about to start Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.
     
  10. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
     
  11. timothy

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    just started it today 50 pages in. :eek::cardie::wtf:
     
  12. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I finished The Help and am planning to start 11/22/63 by Stephen King. :)
     
  13. Cap'n Crunch

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    I finished Myriad Universes: The Embrace of Cold Architects the other day. I'm now reading Supernatural: Coyote's Kiss.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    Reading The Judas Strain by James Rollins.
     
  15. JD

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    Ooo, I love Rollins's Sigma Force book.
     
  16. Greg Cox

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    I'm working my way through the series. Started Book Four today.
     
  17. SteveDavis

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    I don't like toread anything :(
     
  18. Reanok

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    I just finished reading Choice of Catastrophies great TOS novel. I'm reading Star Trek renegade by Gene Deweese.I'm also reading the Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Finished The Judas Strain by James Rollins. Moving on to The Last Oracle.
     
  20. Kertrats47

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    Finished James Swallow's Titan novel, Synthesis. Review here! I'm now all caught up on Titan.

    Right now, I'm reading Diane Duane's Doctor's Orders. Pretty great so far.