Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
I am knee deep in Peaceable Kingdoms! Loving it so far
Finished 24 ST novels in 2013. This year I finished reading "What Lay Beyond" (ST-Gateways #7, 2001 or 2002) by six authors with a timeline at the end by another gang. It seems one of the authors was a bit repetitively redundant but I seemed to forget about it. Currently reading "From History's Shadow" by Dayton Ward (2013) and I have already completed the first third of the book (the beginning).
I recently finished book four as well as Star Trek: Peaceable Kingdoms.
Decided my stack of unread comics was too high so I read the IDW ST ongoings from #1 to #28 and the first 3 Khan's last weekend. Next round of comics will be Dial H written by China Mieville.
I'm bouncing between Saturn's Children by Charles Stross and Peaceable Kingdoms.
Star trek A burning house, great book a real shame that there aren't any sequels.
I'm reading Last catcall by Sofie Kelly.
I finally picked up the Mirror Images comic mini-series. Pretty good - especially for IDW.
"Gryphon Precinct" by KRAD. Before that, "Off to be the Wizard" by Scott Meyer.
Yay! Hope you enjoy Gryphon.....
Say, would those Dragon Precinct books be appropriate for an eleven-year-old and a thirteen-year-old? I think my boys would love them.
I just started the first book in the String Theory trilogy. And I'm also reading Allison Weir's latest Tudor biography, this one of Henry VIII's mother.
trying to read the Romulan War novels and see how the war played out. then i might start the rise of the federation book 1.
That depends on your views on profanity. There is some foul language in the novels, but that's the only major red flag for those ages, I think. (There are discussions of sex, but nothing more overt than you'd see on network television.)
Good to know. I'm not that concerned about profanity--the boys are self-policing--so I'll likely pick up a couple and see if they like them.
Finished Doctor Sleep by Stephen King.
It was OK, but not a patch on, say, 11/22/63- essentially it's a race against time kind of thing. Actually, it really feels more like a Dean Koontz book than a King one (with a weird caravan-hating chapter I could easily believe had been written under the influence of Top Gear).
Though it's a sequel to The Shining, it works fine if you haven't read that book (or, like me, read it 30 years ago and don't remember it in great detail). The blurb and cover are really misleading, though- it's not that much about what the "Doctor Sleep" moniker refers to - kind of fortunate for those of us who've had to hang around hospitals a lot, as it does hit some truths - and the cat's hardly in it.
Though the plot rolls along nicely, and there are some good twists and tension, the villains really aren't that much of a threat, and it all seems kind of... inconsequential.
So, good, but not classic King.
Didn't manage to read much over Christmas at all, but I did read Peaceable kingdoms. Been on-and-off reading some Agatha Christie short story collections (some of her lesser-known work), and currently getting back to the DS9 relaunch with Mission Gamma: Twilight.
Groovy. I'd start with either Dragon Precinct (the first novel) or Tales from Dragon Precinct (the short story collection).
I just read the first two volumes of Walt Simonson's run on Thor that Marvel put out. What's amusing is not so much seeing how much The Dark World owed to that run (that's where Malekith came from, for starters), but how much the "Ragnarok and Roll" storyline that worked up to #350 (and included the next three issues) resembles the plot of The Avengers movie....
Just posted my review of The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms.
Currently finishing up Peter David's The Captain's Daughter and John Jackson Miller's Kenobi.
Finished "From History's Shadow" by Dayton Ward (August 2013) and am now about one-third of the way through "Shadow Lord" by Laurence Yep (ST-TOS #22, 1985). This latter book is entertaining by being good about doing everything a modern one must not do. It is not quite "Star Trekikly Correct" but puts other canon under stress in order to get to the essences. But then I am only about 1/3 through -- it could get very bad very quickly or even get very better very quicklier.
Had to update to Windows 8.1 from the Pro Preview Evaluation Copy. Did get it done all in one day but it was a nightmare. Lost e-mail by reinstalling Outlook. But it is done and I do not have to worry (I hope) about a January 15 crisis. Most of my apps have been reinstalled from discs or online. Still a bit more to do but my e-library is on my computer again and it is ready to sync with e-readers for my trek literature.
How was the book?
I just finished Star Trek: A burning house.
A real shame that there aren't any sequels about captain Klag and the IKS Gorkon
Excelsior: Forged in Fire. I love it but I wish there had been a better payoff with the Styles/Sulu rivalry. Really great Curzon Dax story with the always loveable "big 3" of TOS Klingons. (Kang, Kor, Koloth)
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