Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Star Trek Revelation and Dust
Just started Across the Universe by the writing team of Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski.
"Memory Prime" by Gar and Judith Reeves-Stevens.
Tales of the Wold Newton Universe by Philip José Farmer.
Last year I read the Wold Newton Alternate novels A Feast Unknown, The Mad Goblin and Lord of the Trees by Farmer. This guy was completely in tune with today's "remix" culture. Except he was doing it a half-century ago.
Abominable by Dan Simmons came out yesterday! I love The Terror and this one is already shaping up to be a great historical fiction thriller. There's an extended foreword that is just outstanding.
Also still working on Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. I hope to have both finished by the end of the month.
At the Simon & Schuster booth at New York Comic-Con recently, they were handing out free sleep masks printed with that book's title as promotions. They gave me one after my Rise of the Federation signing, and I think it actually helped me get some sleep in unfamiliar beds during my trip. At least, I think it helped me get to sleep faster, though I'm not sure I slept longer.
I have no idea what the book's about, though. But it strikes me as ironic that something to do with Stephen King would help me get sleep as opposed to losing sleep...
It's the long-awaited sequel to The Shining.
Danny Torrance has to save a girl from a traveling band of psychic vampires. You can't make this stuff up.
^I assume Stephen King could make it up.
Received my copy from Amazon as well yesterday. Simmons has really carved out a nice little niche for himself as the master of historical horror in the last decade. Books that are scary as hell and historically accurate, to an authentic degree.
Drood has forever changed my mental picture of Dickens and poor Wilkie Collins. The same can be said for Black Hills and General Custer.
Reading Doomsday World by the stacked writing team of Peter David, Carmen Carter, Robert Greenberger and Michael Jan Friedman. Just how do four writers collaborate on a 270 page book without stepping all over each other? I feel that at times I can pick up on certain inflections of the authors but by and large I have no idea how they do this.
Just published my review of Avatar, Book Two by S.D. Perry.
Also just blew through David Mack's The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses. What a read! Loved it. Review coming soon.
I just finished rereading Dayton Ward's debut novel, In the Name of Honor, for the first time in far too long. It holds up very well even though it tried tackling the Klingon forehead issue before "Affliction"/"Divergence" settled it, and it provides an excellent explanation for Kirk's uncharacteristic hatred of Klingons in TUC. Although I can tell it was under a different editorial regime, since the book disregards the existence of "More Tribbles, More Troubles," something I'm sure Dayton wouldn't have done if he hadn't been instructed to do so. And there's one more slight continuity glitch:
It ends with Gorkon unseating Chancellor Kesh in 2287, whereas Mere Anarchy: The Blood-Dimmed Tide has Kesh still in office in 2291. But ITNOH does say that Gorkon only assumed temporary chancellorship during Kesh's "illness," so it wasn't portrayed as irreversible. There could've been some later political reversal that put Kesh back in power.
I finished reading Star Wars Razor's edge by Martha Wells. I'm halfway through Gateways Ds9 Demons of Air and Darkness by Keith Decandido.
Naah, I mean James Luceno.
(I will read the James Rollins version next).
Oh, I didn't realize Luceno wrote the YA version. I didn't realize he ever wrote YA stuff.
I'm liking it so far...
I finished reading Demons of air and Darkness and started reading the last Section 31 Voyager novel Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith &Kristine Katherine Rush.
I'm reading Brink of Chaos by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall. It's the third book in the 'End Series'. I've also been reading bits and piece of books I have about JFK's assassination.
I finished Torchwood: Risk Assessment by James Goss the other day.
I'm now reading Star Trek: New Frontier: Missing in Action by Peter David.
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