So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. John Clark

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    I missed a load of Trek novels until I got back into the series with Destiny. Now it's generally a case of keeping up to date with new releases and popping back to the older ones as and when. Fortunately, I think I'm current with the arc ones and just read the older stand alones as and when.

    However, currently, I'm on a non Trek kick and have just finished Ahsoka by E K Johnston and have moved on to A Girl in Time by John Birmingham. So far the Birmingham novel isn't grabbing me as much as previous work by him, but I'm not that far in. Ahsoka went by quickly though.

    ETA: - I'm a little further into "A Girl in Time" now and it's getting more interesting:)
     
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  2. USS Firefly

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    Just finished Startrek: Prey book 1, have to wait a week to receive books 2 and 3.
    Now starting with Star trek DTI: Watching the clock.
     
  3. John Clark

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    Almost finished with "A Girl in Time". There are certain things in the novel that I suspect some people are going to find heavy handed and dislike but other than that, it's been good. I still prefer Axis of Time by the same author though.

    After that, it'll be The Face of The Unknown by Christopher L Bennett.
     
  4. Reanok

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    I started reading the second Non fiction 50th Star trek book with the behind scenes interviews about the different Tv series TNG , Ds9 Voyager, Enterprise and J.J. Abrams movies. It certainly has been an interesting read so far.
     
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  5. Jinn

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    DS9: The Lives of Dax short story - Old Souls
     
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  6. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.
     
  7. Kilana2

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    Still busy with Vulcan's Soul - Exiles.
     
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  8. Reanok

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    I started reading Prey book 1 Hell's heart by John J. Miller It's an fascinating to see events unfold from the movie The Search for Spock in this novel.
     
  9. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I finished Something Wicket This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury this morning. I think I'll continue Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King tonight.
     
  10. ronny

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    A local theater is showing some Bowie films next weekend including The Man Who Fell to Earth which I've never seen before. I've also never read the book so I've just started that in preparation for seeing the movie.
     
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    Got started on Christopher's Face of the Unknown a few days ago. I usually pass on 5YM but between the author and the subject matter, I couldn't resist. And I'm loving it so far.
     
  12. Nancy Debretsion

    Nancy Debretsion Writer Red Shirt

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    I'm reading Neuromancer.
     
  13. Reanok

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    I started reading Star Trek Prey The Jackal's Trick by John Miller.I really like the second book it's been full of unexpected story twists and turns and intrigue.
     
  14. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Star Trek: Prey: The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller.
    I'm currently reading Stargate SG-1: Hall of the Two Truths by Susannah Parker Sinard.
     
  15. John Clark

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    Made a start on The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris.
     
  16. Cyfa

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    I've just finished Grinny by Nicholas Fisk, and started The City and the Stars by Arthur C Clarke.
     
  17. Nyotarules

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  18. geotrek

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    "Forgotten History" by Christopher Bennett. So far, so fun.
     
  19. Lonemagpie

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    MR MID-LIFE CRISIS AND FRIENDS by Jack Collier & Sarah Lawrence. OK, so it's a little novelty thing of few pages that Lesley gave me for Xmas, with a page each on several dubious modern middle-aged Mr Men – Mr Mid-Life Crisis, Mr Shed, Mr Geek, etc – which are quite amusing and fit well with the “official” Mr Men books today. Thankfully I don't seem to fit any of them quite that much, though I do share with Mr Commuter the pleasure in watching others try to find a seat after I've got one. Mind you, the best entry in it is one Lesley wrote on the inside of the back cover...

    Normally I wouldn't bother posting about such a short novelty, but I wanted to get more books read and a more regular book log back as early as possible this year, not as a New Year resolution of the “oh, I must get back into the habit of reading more,” but as reaffirmation of being able to read properly again, in the sense of my eyes being able to distinguish normal text on a printed page – because there was a point last April/May when my sight had degraded to the point where I couldn't.

    So, anyway, there's the first finishing of 2017. Which really should have been Tess Gerritsen's Gravity, but I'm struggling with that due to it being boring, and also wanted to read something new in the New Year, rather than be slogging through something I started a month ago...
     
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  20. Desert Kris

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    I recently finished Diane Carey's Dreadnought as part of my read through of the ST "eighties novel continuity" and a month before that I properly read through the novelization of The Wrath of Khan (never quite managed it from beginning to end before). Khan was a pretty good book, for developing Saavik's personal history, a lot of interesting little additions. McIntyre had some interesting ideas about the Genesis team and would like to have read more about Vance Madison and Del March. I consoled myself with the thought that maybe their Kelvin-universe counterparts have longer lives and more of their kind of whimsical, everyday adventures.

    I knew going in to Dreadnought some of the criticisms the book catches flack for. And so, forewarned, I felt ready. And it worked out ok. I can see how the character of Piper is a target for being labelled a Mary Sue, and I saw some of the author's intentions to speculate about what Kirk might have been like early in his career as well. Don't really care about the argument that much, Piper is quite annoying at times. There was a problematic section of a few pages where Piper preaches and her Vulcan tagalong sychophantically enables her with one word affirmations after a paragraph or two's worth of monologuing. Later Piper compounds her sin by demonizing the rogue vice-Admiral for sermonizing...was Diane Carey trying to be ironic about Piper's flaws? Despite Piper's problems, Dreadnought still managed to be a fun space opera adventure.

    I was struck by how much Dreadnought seems to be a predecessor of the first two Kelvin timeline ST movies. I liked Piper's journey from a cadet who crashes the test simulation, to getting thrown into an emergency situation where she accumulates an entourage of colleagues that sometimes help her and sometimes conflict with her, with the story ending with her in the chair, figuring out how to command a starship and save the day. It boggles the mind how much of Into Darkness is there, too, with a rogue admiral, corrupt elements in Star Fleet, and a new super-Starship (that's called a Dreadnought, no less) that is going to be used to start a war in order to justify the consolidation of a repurposing of Starfleet and the Federation.

    Anyway, enjoying my read through of the "eighties novel continuity" books, even though it's slow going for a slow reader.
     
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