So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. WarsTrek1993

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    Reading Brinkmanship now and it is a VERY interesting story. I rather like the cold war style storytelling, and Dax getting a chance to shine rules!
     
  2. JD

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    I'm closing in on the last hundred pages of TG,TB,TU and I'm considering starting ST:TN Seize the Fire. I know it's gotten a lot of bad reactions on here, but it's been sitting unread on my Nook since the day it was released and I figure I should at least give it a try since I bought it.
     
  3. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    I finally got my copy of Persistence of Memory. Loving it so far. Good job Mr. Mack :techman:
     
  4. BritishSeaPower

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    With Hurricane Sandy taking my power away for a few days, I was able to finish out Obsidian Alliances and Shards and Shadows, so far I've really enjoyed the MU stuff. It's been a fun ride. Hoping to dive into DS9: Warpath soon!
     
  5. Sho

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    Started on TPoM yesterday. Also about half-way through Only Superhuman.
     
  6. Fer

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    Finished Immortal Coil last night, starting Order 66 today. On deck is Persistence of Memory.
     
  7. Reanok

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    I just finished reading The Glactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold and StarCrossed by Ben Bova.I haven't bwwn able to find Persistance of Memory at the bokstore right now.
     
  8. Scout101

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    Just picked up The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. A sequel to The Passage. Good stuff so far, enjoyed the first once a lot.

    Nice to see non-sparkly vampires ;)
     
  9. ShaunKL

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    Trying to get Halo: Primordium finished before the game comes out on Tuesday. Then I'll finally get around to reading The Hobbit.
     
  10. JD

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    Finished up Pakleds: Work is Hard by Greg Cox in ST: Seven Deadly Sins. I'll admit I wasn't quite sure what to think when I first saw a Pakled story in the collection, but Greg Cox did a really good job with them. I thought we got some pretty good world building for them, and the story itself was pretty good. It was nice to get a TV series era TNG story. My rating: 8/10.
    Went back to the Urban Fantasy anthology Dark and Stormy Knights.
     
  11. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship today and really enjoyed it. I also read the first collection of Fringe comics today. I'm about to start Burn Notice: The Giveaway.
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Thanks. I confess I was a bit daunted when Margaret Clark called me up and said she wanted 20,000 words about the Pakleds.

    "The Pakleds, really?"

    Now it can be told: that story was actually based on a rejected pitch for a Voyager TV episode. Needless to say, the original pitch focussed on B'Elanna, not Geordi, and involved some random Delta Quadrant race, not the Pakleds, but when I was desperately searching for an idea for the "Sloth" story, I went through my (copious) file of rejected Voyager pitches and found a plot that could reasonably be converted into a Pakled story . . . .

    Beyond that, the whole thing is basically a retelling of the sinking of the Titanic, with the Enterprise cast as the Carpathia, racing to the rescue of a foundering ship.

    Of course, in this version, the Carpathia gets there in time!
     
  13. JD

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    I know there were Pakleds on DS9 occasionally during the series, did you intend for any of them to be the Rorpot crew?
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    I didn't have any specific characters in mind, no.

    I mostly just watched "Samaritan Snare" again--after tracking down an old VHS copy at a local used bookstore!
     
  15. Sho

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    VHS in 2009/10? :wtf:
     
  16. rahullak

    rahullak Commodore Commodore

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    Currently into Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Persistence of Memory. Unsure of what next after that.
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    Yep, it was cheaper and easier than buying a boxed set of DVDs.

    Rest assured, I'm slowly converting my Trek library to DVD, but it's on an "as-needed" basis. At the moment, I have all the movies and TOS on DVD, but the later series are represented by a fairly random assortment of episodes on VHS, which you can still pick up pretty cheaply on-line or at this cool used bookstore in Havre de Grace.

    I think the last VHS tape I picked up was that Voyager episode about the dead astronaut, which I wanted to rewatch before writing Rings of Time. Again, it was cheaper and more efficient than buying an entire season of Voyager just to research one episode.
     
  18. Sho

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  19. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Haven't done the Blu-Ray thing yet. Baby steps. :)

    Remember, you're talking to someone who doesn't own a smartphone, has never read an ebook, and wouldn't know how to text, tweet, or torrent if my life depended on it.

    Although I did switch from floppy disks to flash drives about a year ago . . . .
     
  20. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was actually dead-set on DVD being the last physical medium I buy into myself, but with the streaming options still being so unsatisfyingly low-bitrate, I picked up a Blu-ray player just for TNG in the end. Haven't regretted it though, it's been about a decade since I watched the show from start to finish, and with the quality difference there's plenty of new details to oogle at - so I'm watching one episode per week again, like in the old days, seemingly neatly filling the gaps between the season set release dates that way.

    Anyways, going widely off-topic, sorry ...