Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Kinda like a TOS-era DS9 ?
Now, now... Babylon 5 was horizontal, Harbinger is vertical!
I recently read The Mothership by Stephen Renneberg, Shift by Kim Curran, and Control by Kim Curran.
I came back to this site after only a short absence and with a new computer which makes reading so much more easy. But, it seems I must speed up my reading of newer books to keep up. Very much still reading "Warchild" by Friesner (ST-DS9 #7) and I have purchased so many of the newer books already. And more to come! Also must watch episodes of the serieses which I have missed out on. Much of the talk is becoming foreign. Thanks for the help about 'relaunch' (or, relaunches). The Trek BBS is on the favorites bar of this new computer. I did go to Bard-on-the-Beach again (twice) this year in Vancouver by the Space Centre. A nice location for Shakespeare.
I've just finished reading My Brother’s Keeper #3: Enterprise , as well as Vanguard #3 - Reap the Whirlwind, and i've moved onto Vanguard #4 - Open Secrets. I'm hoping Dayton Ward can keep my interest as well as David Mack has on Vanguard. His and Kevin Dilmore's Summon the Thunder did, so i'm sure he will
A lot of things remind me more of B5 than DS9 - the diplomatic delegations, the interior parks, the trams to get about, the rougher unfinished areas away from the core, the raised officer level in the operations centre, etc.
Not saying thats a bad thing, just that its reminiscent.
And it is somewhat all alone in the night.
Enjoying the Captain's Daughter, and since things seem to be falling quite well (my Voyager rewatched just hit Flashback before I started CD) I figured I might hit Lost Era: The Sundred just to have my fill of Sulu and the Excelsior. Good idea or bad idea?
I really enjoyed The Sundered when I read it a few years ago. It's one of the only other Sulu -Excelsior stories other than Forged in Fire and CD. Definitely worth your time. tons of TOS people in it too
Thank you sir, I'll add it to the To read list. Forged in Fire caught my eye too, but I'm trying to do a chronological run, and seems I already missed that one. I'll get it on my next one (which I'm already planning, which might be a sign of madness)
Just started Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers.
Arrived with a whole pile of books so now I have plenty to read though I still haven't received my Destiny books so I am kinda stuck there.
My new book has given a whole new meaning to "dog-eared". My sister's puppy decided to chew on it.
If i'm not mistaken, a part of Forged in Fire takes place in 2295 (the body of the book is 2290 I believe), which is after Captain's Daughter, which I believe is in 2294. You may be safe if you are reading in chronological order. The Sundered is in 2298..
Recently read books:
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton - The first of the Kinsey Millhone "Alphabet" series. Good, solid mystery.
Supernatural: One Year Gone by Rebecca Dessertine - Excellent book, my favorite Supernatural novel so far.
Star Trek: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward.
Finally posted my review for Enterprise The First Adventure by Vonda N. McIntyre which you can read here
I have to be honest and say that I really can't get over the flying horse
Finished THEM: Adventures With Extremists by Jon Ronson, which was quite fun. Really shows how accurate the movie Four Lions is (or that the moviemakers have read the book!)
Finished Captain's Daughter, really liked it. Going to read Elves: Rise of the Taigethen before moving on. Still not decided on The Sundered, simply because it's over a fiver on Kindle, and it seems £5 is my upper limit for ebooks, that aren't collections anyway.
That is actually my least favorite Supernatural novel. Just goes to show how much peoples' tastes can differ.
True! I saw it had some bad reviews too. But still, I enjoyed it. It did fit very well in between seasons 5 and 6.
I finished The Hunger Games on Monday. I haven't gotten around to writing a review yet, but I loved it.
My rating: 5/5
I finished Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L. Bennett. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!
I then read the D'ndai story from New Frontier: No Limits, "A Lady of Xenex," by Peg Robinson.
I'm just about to start Fable: Blood Ties by Peter David.
Read and finished "The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius," "Why I Write," "A Hanging," and "Politics and the English Language," all essays by George Orwell.
Finally finished reading The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter.
Now moving on to Myra Bergman Ramos's English translation of Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Pedagogia do Oprimido) by Paulo Freire.
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I don't think it's that hard to understand.
Spoiler: Silent Weapons
The Breen's goal is to use a false diplomatic meeting with the Gorn Imperator to lure the Federation President out of UFP territory. From there, the Breen intend to use the Soong-type androids they build from Lore's leftover factory (from back when he was leading those rogue Borg in "Descent, Parts I & II") to launch a fake assassination attempt against the President. From there, their hope is that the Federation will recognize the androids' mimicry abilities and mobilize Starfleet forces away from a sector in UFP space where the Breen know that a starship from the Mirror Universe capable of opening up artificial wormholes has crashed. Thus captured, the Breen hope to use this technology to dominate both the Typhon Pact and known space.
Tl;dr: It's all a psych out to lure the Feds away from a crashed ship capable of opening artificial wormholes.
All you really need to know is that the Typhon Pact has moderate governments (Romulans and Gorn) and aggressive governments. The Breen Domo wants the Breen to become the dominant power and has a history of trying to seize advanced FTL tech in this quest. (They tried to steal UFP quantum slipstream tech in Zero Sum Game.)
How boring. There is life after Starfleet, y'know.
"Reasons?" Data II thinks Vasilvik can resurrect Lal. That's not "reasons." That's a very clear, and frankly very understandable, motivation. There's not a parent out there wouldn't tear the world apart for their kids.
Understand that Cold Equations is a loose trilogy linked by theme and by Data II's quest to resurrect "his daughter." It's not a tight, single-plot trilogy a la Destiny.
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