So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I finished reading Star trek SCE Wounds there's some great ds9 stories in this book. I started Armageddon's Arrow by Dayton Ward It's a fact paced read and well written.
     
  2. Kilana2

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    In Across the Universe there is a Dr. Ilsa Soong aboard the Enterprise. I take it that she has nothing to do with the Soongs.... Like Christopher has nothing to do with Harve Bennett. ;)
     
  3. Jakks

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    Currently: Half way through "Cibola Burn" (The Expanse Book-4) by James S. A. Corey. I'm enjoying it, as I have the rest of the series.

    Bit behind on my Star Trek reading. Next up for that is "The Missing" by Una McCormack. Looking forward to it.
     
  4. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Books completed in May:
    "Primates in Nature" by Alison F. Richard (1985)
    "Memoirs of a Madman" (French & English, Timothy Unwin) by Gustave Flaubert
    "Grief & Pain in the Plan of God" by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (Logos Software, 1982, 2004)
    "The Everlasting Man" by G. K. Chesterton (1925)
    "The Badlands" (Books 1 & 2) by Susan Wright (1999)
    "Caretaker" (ST-VOY #1) by L. A. Graf (1995) [Actual authors listed at end of book: Julia Ecklar & Karen Rose Cercone]

    I went to "Freud's Last Session" where I heard about the Chesterton book. I also just finished watching Season 2 of The Next Generation.

    And, I just read "A Global Space Control Strategy" by B. T. Cesul in Air & Space Power Journal (November-December 2014), pp. 66-81.

    Maybe I shall read "Dark Allies" (NF #8) by Peter David next. I am also gradually finishing off the numbered novels of TNG and have several to go. Only just started (sort of) the Voyager series. Well into the DS9 series. Maybe Avatar next. Buying a good number of the new releases is challenging but I do what I can.
     
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  5. indianatrekker26

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    I just wrapped up TOS: The Search for Spock novelization. Now i'm already about halfway through TOS: The Voyage Home novelization. Just fantastic stuff by Vonda McIntyre. I love all the stuff she expanded on from the films, especially Saavik. Up next will be TOS: Chain of Attack by Gene Deweese.
     
  6. JD

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    I'm about 100 pages from the end of the White Night, one of the Dresden Files novels, so I decided to start STVOY: Acts of Contrition.
     
  7. 20fridge

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    I just started Doctor Who: The Shroud of Sorrow. So far, so good.
     
  8. Kilana2

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    Vanguard 8: Storming Heaven

    German version: Sturm auf den Himmel

    There's a big translation mistake: Captain Nassir has a "sex change" at one point, turning into a female Deltan. When I checked up on him in Memory Beta, I found out that it didn't really matter in the end considering his fate......
     
  9. ryan123450

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    Started the upcoming Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden. Loving it so far. I would absolutely love more unused Clone Wars stories done in this way.

    Also reading Star Wars: Outlander on my second time through the Dark Horse prequel era comics.
     
  10. JD5000

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    Finished 'Perchance to Dream' by Howard Weinstein earlier this week and I really enjoyed it. Definitely one of the better numbered TNG novels.

    On to 'Armageddon's Arrow' by Dayton Ward.
     
  11. indianatrekker26

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    I'm currently halfway through TOS: Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese. Kind of a slow novel, but the last few chapters things have finally picked up and gotten more interesting. Up next will be TOS: Deep Domain by Howard Weinstein.
     
  12. Chev 7

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    Currently reading the Myriad Universes series. Almost done with Places of Exile and then once I'm done with those I'm going to be rereading Vanguard. I love the Vanguard series.
     
  13. Reanok

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    I'm reading Star Wars Honor among thieves by Tony Denning. I really like the story so far taking place after star wars and before The Empire strikes back.
     
  14. roseake

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    I have two days until my last exam, and have the Destiny trilogy and The Crimson Shadow sat on my desk ready and waiting. Usually I'm a stickler for continuity, but I bought TCS a couple of months ago when I thought I'd be seeing Una McCormack in Leicester and my plans fell through, and I'm just not willing to wait and catch up while it's sat right there. From what I've heard, it doesn't really matter what order you read The Fall series in anyway, right?
     
  15. ryan123450

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    Going through Star Wars on Marvel Unlimited. I finished the Ki-Adi-Mundi arcs and can now move on to the much better Quinlan Vos focused arcs.
     
  16. Kertrats47

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    Just posted my review of Dayton Ward's Armageddon's Arrow. I really enjoyed this one!

    Finishing up Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and starting a re-read of David Mack's Deep Space Nine: Warpath.
     
  17. Kilana2

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    Started with the German edition of New Frontier - Gods Above (Mehr als Götter).
     
  18. JD5000

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    Still reading "Armageddon's Arrow" and enjoying it.

    I wrote a fan mail to Una McCormack after reading "The Missing" back in January, wondering where Katherine "D." Pulaski (KDP, in the note to Crusher) came from, and got a response this week. Turns out Pulaski's middle name will remain a mystery, Ms. McCormack said she had a reason for this, but can't recall what it was.

    In case anyone else was wondering about that.

    Also, she was very nice in her response to my message. Cool lady.
     
  19. Desert Kris

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    I've started reading through My Enemy, My Ally. I'm glad that I read The Wounded Sky several months ago, it was definitely worthwhile having established a certain amount of familiarity with Diane Duane's original characters.

    It's a bit of a challenging read, though. The Enterprise continue to bit conspicuously amused, appreciative, playful, and generally warm and fuzzy. It occurred to me just now, as I was typing, that this is to juxtapose the Enterprise, Starfleet, and the Federation from what she is establishing about Ael and her Cuirass and Bloodwing crews, and Rihannsu culture. So the chapters are going back and forth between the two, establishing a baseline of similarities and differences, I guess.

    To a certain extent it's nice to settle in with the Enterprise crew, in a relaxed sort of way, before things start getting crazy. It's just a little slow getting started. I hope things start to get crazy...really crazy. I get a little overwhelmed by the scope of diversity that Diane Duane is elaborating on; it's nice to see this level of diversity; some of the aliens are so very strange. It's a good thing, but I found myself stopping and starting quite a bit with a chapter showing the Starfleet Neutral Zone patrol taskforce meeting to plan out a strategy.

    Anyway, it's not putting me off, I'm just finding it a bit of a challenging read. I'm looking forward to Diane Duane's development of the Rihannsu culture, and Kirk and Enterprise's interaction with Ael and Bloodwing.
     
  20. ryan123450

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    I finished the upcoming Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden yesterday. Now on to a Star Trek three-in-a-row. Two New Frontiers and a Titan. Here's my spoiler free review of Dark Disciple, check my website for the full spoilers...

    For fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this is a must read novel. Action packed, emotional, a great addition to the Star Wars story.
    Adapted from eight unfilmed scripts for The Clone Wars season seven, this novel probably far outshines what the episodes themselves would have been. While we loose the visual spectacle of the episodes, the emotional depth and adult themes which are allowed to be presented in novel form make this the perfect story to have been adapted. I found myself, as I was reading, trying to figure out when the episode breaks would have taken place for the first half of the book. After that I gave up and assumed that the story was changed enough from the screenplay to make it too difficult to figure out.

    While I'm greatly enjoying the new canon novel/comic/tv show inter-connectivity, the mention of Level 1313 several times in the story made me mourn the loss of some of what was sure to to come if Lucasfilm hadn't been bought by Disney and so many planned stories had been abandoned. The move toward inter-connectivity that Lucasfilm was already planning on would have been very interesting as well.

    Dark Disciple picks up where the final tidbits of The Clone Wars left off, with Ventress a bounty hunter and the Clone Wars going very badly for the Republic. Quinlan Vos and Ventress team up to assassinate Count Dooku and sparks fly. This story on it's surface would seem questionable, but I found myself totally buying the Ventress/Vos storyline, and I grew to love Ventress as a character even more than I did by the end of The Clone Wars. Golden does such a great job of capturing Ventress's voice, which I suppose can be chalked up to having the screenplay already given to her, but still give her credit for some great writing. I became so invested in the story that I was almost to the point of wondering if Ventress and Vos would actually succeed in eliminating Count Dooku.

    Not being a huge fan of Ms. Golden's Star Trek novels, I was very impressed by this first of her Star Wars books I have read. I hope to read more from her in the future.
    I am sure that since this book was so good it will be a hit. Hopefully that will give Lucasfilm reason to publish more unused The Clone Wars storylines. I would love to see that Boba Fett/ Cad Bane teamup as a novel. More Mandolorians would be great. And we simply must see the final story of Ahsoka and Rex in what would have been the series finale. Plus, where is Darth Maul?!!!???!!!

    I give Dark Disciple a 9 out of 10 stars! Keep up the good work Del Rey!