What do you plan to read in 2012?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

    Dec 24, 2007
    Redmond, Oregon, United States of America
    The first book that came to mind is Christopher's DTI: Forgotten History. I'd also like to read Indistinguishable from Magic.

    I've been working my way through the recently published first volume of Mark Twain's Autobiography and will continue reading it in 2012.

    I receieved a Kindle for Christmas this year and was thrilled to find the large number of public domain works one can get for FREE. I'm already stock piling HG Wells and Jules Verne books to (re)read
  2. DeVario

    DeVario Commodore Commodore

    Oct 31, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Most of my 2012 reading will consist of catching up on the Vanguard series (I'm still on Reap the Whirlwind), and from the '12 schedule I plan to pick up VAN: Storming Heaven, DTI: Forgotten History, DRG's Typhon Pact novels, VOY: The Eternal Tide and David Mack's trilogy.

    For non-Trek fiction, really the only thing on my list would be Ed Falco's The Family Corleone. (Godfather prequel)
  3. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm going to try to read all the new Trek novels this year, as well as the ones I still haven't read from last year (Romulan War: To Brave the Storm, Rise Like Lions, & The Struggle Within). I also still have Myriad Universes: Shattered Light on my shelf. I'm also going to try to catch up with New Frontier, SCE, and IDW's comics.

    Non-Trek, I plan to read On the Oceans of Eternity by SM Stirling, the third/final novel in the Nantucket series. Then I'm going to continue with Stirling's The Change/Emberverse series.

    I'm also gonna read the occasional tie-ins to various series.
  4. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 7, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    I'm going to finish New Frontier. I'm half way through After the Fall right now. After that, I'm going to read the Stargazer series, the start the TNG novels.
  5. WarsTrek1993

    WarsTrek1993 Captain Captain

    Nov 18, 2011
    The Final Frontier, TX
    I plan to read and reread quite a few books this year. And since I've picked up many Trek books on my trip, it adds to it:

    (Note: I'm rather behind with the whole Star Trek book senario).
    * means rereading...

    All of my Star Wars books (and hopefully a few of the new releases this year).
    The DESTINY trilogy*
    Ex Machina (Looking forward to that)
    Dark Mirror
    The Hunt For Red October*
    Orion's Hounds
    Some of the Vanguard series (including Storming Heaven)
    The Buried Age
    The new Typhon Pact and VOY entries
    Fallen Gods
    Forgotten History

    Just a few to mention. ;) I'm sure I'll definitely read many more...
  6. Mage

    Mage Commodore Commodore

    Jun 17, 2007
    I've read so much Trek in 2012, that I want to tone that down a little and read some more classics. Although there were a few Trek novels I felt I rushed through to quickly so I could finish as much books in 2011, so I'll be reading a few.

    I have a few Dickens novels lying around for a while I really want to get into, the collected works of Asimov has been lying around as well. I've been thinking about re-reading the Hobbit before the movie hits theaters. Part of my girlfriend's study requires her to read a lot of classic English and American lit, so we have some of that around.

    As for Trek, most of the new releases this year are must-haves for me, and I was planning on getting the entire Mirror Universe novels. Other then that, we'll see what happens.
  7. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 8, 2006
    Labrador City. woof
    Hoping to read a majority of the Trek books that are new this year, I read most of last years titles. Other than that & keeping up with the comics I'm no hooked on I may start reading some of the John Sanford series.
  8. terpette

    terpette Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 7, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    Hrm... I really want to get caught up on all the 24th century TNG novels. Finish the Vanguard stuff. And that Department of Temporal Investigations novel.

    In non-Treklit, my only goal is to read all the "Game of Thrones" series of books. That'll be more than enough entertainment.

  9. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 8, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I've got MiƩville's Embassytown and A Dance with Dragons on the immediate todo, and want to finally start on the Culture series.

    Trek-wise I'll continue my slow plodding along in the desparate hope of some day catching up and being able to join in the new releases banter. Thinking of taking a break from that and reading through Vanguard though, since it's nice and self-contained.

    Also considering taking a look at KRAD's original stuff.
  10. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Now that Star Trek: Vanguard is ending this year, and I've only read the first one, I'm planning to read the entire series, probably this summer.

    Also, given that the last book, DECLASSIFIED, is actually, a collection of short stories that take place at specific points in the story, I won't read that as a book, but put the stories in it where they belong according to the author notes inside. For example, the first story takes place before the first novel, so I'd start with that.
  11. David Mack

    David Mack Writer Commodore

    Jan 25, 2003
    New York, NY
    ^ Well, you can read the saga any way you want, but I'd actually suggest you read it in publication order rather than in strict chronological order.
  12. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    There are two books after Declassified, What Judgments Come which came out late last year, and Storming Heaven which comes out this March.
  13. Jar Jar Binks

    Jar Jar Binks Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    I am very, very far behind on my Trek Lit, and I plan to remedy that in 2012. I probably won't get through all of this list by the end of the year (as there are other books I'll want to read), but I'm going to try to put as big a dent into it as I can.

    ENT: The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm
    VGD: Harbinger
    VGD: Summon the Thunder
    VGD: Reap the Whirlwind
    VGD: Open Secrets
    VGD: Precipice
    VGD: Declassified
    VGD: What Judgments Come
    VGD: Storming Heaven
    TOS: Section 31: Cloak
    TLE: The Art of the Impossible
    TLE: Well of Souls
    Terok Nor: Night of the Wolves
    TLE: Deny Thy Father
    TLE: Catalyst of Sorrows
    Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles
    TNG: Section 31: Rogue
    DS9: Avatar (I & II)
    DS9: Section 31: Abyss
    DS9: Gateways: Demons of Air and Darkness
    DS9: Gateways: Horn and Ivory
    DS9: Mission Gamma (I-IV)
    DS9: Rising Son
    DS9: Unity
    DS9: Worlds of Deep Space Nine (I-III)
    DS9: Warpath
    DS9: Fearful Symmetry
    DS9: The Soul Key
    DS9: The Never-Ending Sacrifice (maybe)
    TNG: A Time to... (at least the final three, maybe the first six)
    TNG: Death in Winter
    TTN: The Red King
    Articles of the Federation
    TTN: Orion's Hounds
    TNG: Resistance
    TNG: Q & A
    TNG: Before Dishonor
    TTN: Sword of Damocles
    TNG: Greater Than the Sum
    Destiny: Gods of Night
    Destiny: Mere Mortals
    Destiny: Lost Souls
    TNG: Losing the Peace
    A Singular Destiny
    VGR: Full Circle
    TTN: Over a Torrent Sea
    Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire
    DTI: Watching the Clock
    VGR: Unworthy
    TTN: Synthesis
    VGR: Children of the Storm
    Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game
    Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire
    Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony
    Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within
    TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic
    DTI: Forgotten History
    Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night
    Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn
    TTN: Fallen Gods
    VGR: The Eternal Tide

    I want to get caught up with the "present day" ASAP, so I might skip the TLE and DS9 books (:eek:) and get back to them later. Haven't decided yet. And of course this doesn't include New Frontier, which I'll also get around to later (I've only read the first four of those). :ouch:
  14. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Victoria, Australia
    Sitting around waiting to be read:
    Half a dozen Discworld books
    Adam Gilchrist's autobiography
    The Medical Detectives
    Crimes Against Humanity

    On order:
    Beating Back the Devil (medical-related)
    The Heyman Hustle (Paul Heyman's autobiography)
    Blind Man's Bluff (likely the only new Trek book I'll read this year)

    and, best of all...

    The Annotated version of The Phantom Tollbooth. Woo! :D

    I also intend to get hold of the Game of Thrones series at some point.
  15. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    A lot of Charles Stross and China Mieville. Only ST I'm planning on reading at the moment are the last of the Vanguard and MU books.
  16. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Yes, I know. I was just singling out DECLASSIFIED because that one is a collection of short novels. I already have WHAT JUDGEMENTS COME on the shelf with the rest. I'm just waiting on the last one.

    That, and I'm still working my way through Harry Turttledove's excellent (so far) World War series. It'll most likely be June before I finish that.
  17. Senjus

    Senjus Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 25, 2010
    Do not read these I read the first to and gave up in disgust. It was the absolute worst thing I read last year. Avoid at all costs.
  18. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Oh and K.W. Jeter is going to be at SFinSF in about a month so I'm in the middle of the blacklog of used stuff I have by him from my shelves.
  19. Sakrysta

    Sakrysta Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2001
    Please just imagine that I have italicized all these book titles. I just can't face doing them all tonight. :lol:

    • Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III (in progress)
    • Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward
    • Indistinguishable from Magic by David A. McIntee
    • Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett
    • Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer
    • The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
    • The City of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
    • Soul on Fire: The Turbulent Times of Paul of Tarsus by LeGette Blythe
    • The Chronicles of the Kings series by Lynn Austin
    • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
    • The English Garden series by Lori Wick
    • The Gideon Trilogy by Linda Buckley-Archer
    • The Jackelian series (The Court of the Air and The Kingdom beyond the Waves) by Stephen Hunt
    • The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead
    • The Legend of Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore
    • The Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb
    • The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers
    • You Wish by Jason Lethcoe
    • The Petaybee and Twins of Petaybe series by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
    • The Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb
    • The Refiner's Fire series by Lynn Austin
    • The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin
    • DS9 - Hollow Men by Una McCormack
    • TNG - Gemworld One and Two by John Vornholt (it keeps getting referenced in Titan, so I feel compelled. ;))
    • TNG - I, Q by Peter David & John de Lancie
    • TNG - Q-Squared by Peter David
    • TOS - A Choice of Catastrophes by Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster
    • TOS - Cast No Shadow by James Swallow
    • TOS - Ex Machina by Christopher L. Bennett
    • TOS - Inception by Brittan Dennison and S. D. Perry
    • TOS - Mere Anarchy trade by a bunch of people I'm too lazy to type out. ;)
    • Engines of Destiny by Gene DeWeese
    • Excelsior: Forged in Fire by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin
    • The 3 Myriad Universes trades
    • The Nantucket trilogy by S. M. Stirling
    • The Emberverse series by S. M. Stirling
    • The Tiger and Del series by Jennifer Roberson
    • A Live Coal in the Sea by Madeleine L'Engle
    • Darwin's Black Box by Michael Behe
    • Discourse on Free Will by Erasmus and Martin Luther
    • Dragon Precinct by Keith R. A. DeCandido
    • Half Moon by Eoin Colfer
    • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
    • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
    • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
    • Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane
    • The Calling by David Mack
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

    That is, of course, the ambitious version. I will in no way make it through all of that.
  20. Paper Moon

    Paper Moon Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 28, 2011
    Ohnonononono! Don't skip the DS9 relaunch books! I'm rereading them (just got the Twist of Faith and These Haunted Seas anthologies) and I had forgotten how truly awesome they are. :D Like, rereading Avatar has thrown into relief just how much To Brave The Storm pales in comparison. :borg: (Well, caveat, I understand that Warpath, The Soul Key, and Fearful Symmetry are not as well received. But I've loved everything else that I read.)

    Also, I have a hunch that several of the new books coming out this year will reference stuff from DS9-R.

    Course, the authors are all really good about summarizing when needed, so you would survive if you had to go without, but...