Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Started reading After The Fall this morning. Got over 200 pages in and need a break.
About halfway through String Theory: Evolution at the moment. It's been a hard read compared to the first two to be honest.
I started reading through novels in the Post-DS9/Post-Nemesis universe a few years back. I'm currently read Titan's Over a Torrent Sea.
A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky.
I started reading Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: The Novelization by A.C.H. Smith yesterday. I'm a huuuuuuge fan of the movie, so when I saw that they republished the novelization I had to read it.
I still have my 35-year-old copy of the original edition, though it's kind of water-damaged. Does the reprint have the photo insert in the middle?
I read a short story scifi story by Arthur Conan Doyle The Horror of the Heights.
I don't know, I have the e-book. I do know that both the hardcover and the e-book have a whole bunch of sketches from Brian Froud spread throughout it, along with a little "making of" thing from one of the Henson archivists, and a all of the notes that Jim Henson sent to A.C.H. Smith after one of his drafts.
I'm amazed at just how different it's been from the movie in just the first chapter, a lot of the same stuff is happening overall, but most of the details are different.
Whoa, the original didn't have any of those things -- although I think there was a different book of Froud's artwork released at the time.
I do remember it giving a rather different, more fleshed-out perspective on things.
Oh yeah, it's definitely doing that.
Just received my Foundations trilogy omnibus fresh from across the pond. About to get some pre-VAN reading in.
Just quite on star wars: an imperial commando: 501st, I just couldn't stand the characters.
Tonight i am hoing to start with "Bite me!: The unofficial guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
I finished Missing in Action last night. The story, as connected with After The Fall was good enough, although I have to admit the Si Cwan was my favorite New Frontier character. Interesting fate. One interesting thread that I found a bit disappointing was the underused back ground of the Borg. Throughout the story, which does admittedly happen over a short time period, the crew observes facts that suggest the Borg are in the area. Seemed like there should have been more concern about it. Two points of interest that should have lead the NF crew to at least ponder the presence of the Borg a bit more....first the transwarp conduits. Wouldn't that be serious red flag? Maybe not. And then the scene where the alien ships encounter Excalibur, one of the aliens appears in front of them with a separated Borg arm visible, for all to see.
Eh. Its a minor quibble though. It unfolds right before and during Nemesis, so the Romulan political situation got attention. Not to mention the crumbling political situation within the local space. Still, the hints of the Borg in the area could sparked a little more concern?
I moved onto Inception this morning and I am loving it.
Just finished S.C.E. Foundations Book 1 and moving on with some pre-VAN chronological reading. I have seen some lists that show Where Time Stands Still and Distant Early Warning as pre-Harbinger reads, but reading the synopsis of Where Time makes it sound like it is later into the TAS "Time Trap" storyline (2269ish), while Distant Early Warning is 2265, right?
I guess my question is this: where do I go next? Distant Early Warning and then right into Harbinger? or does Where Time offer more USS Lovell insight?
Going to finish Star Wars Aftermath: Empires End tomorrow. Glad to get all the reveals but this book wasn't any better than the other two.
That's right, yeah; Where Time Stands Still isn't pre-VAN at all.
The former; Where Time Stands Still is a good story, but it's more about the inhabitants of the Delta Triangle than it is digging into the crew of the Lovell. And like you found out, it comes much later than the start of Vanguard anyway.
Mass Effect: Nexus Uprising by Jason Hough. It's ok so far.
I just wrapped up Destiny: Gods of Night last night. This morning I started Destiny: Mere Mortals. I'm trying to get caught up in the Post-Nemesis books. I have a ways to go. Gods of Night was amazing.
I started reading Satr Trek Tos The Face of the Unknown by Christopher L.Bennett.
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