So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Smitty

    Smitty Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Finished "The Face of the Unknown" a couple of days ago, I really liked it. I started "A Time to Be Born" last night. Although I have read Destiny and enjoyed it I have not read much else post-nemesis. I will get to them eventually but I miss Data :confused: I already own many of the other books post Destiny and some of the other post-nemisis so I have plenty to get myself busy. I tend to vote with my dollar and buy books that I may not read for years after originally published. Crazy I know but I want to help support the genre (and authors) the best I can.
    I am hoping the "A Time To..." stuff is good, have seen mixed reviews for some of them and unfortunately these do not seem to have been reviewed here. I find that I go through "mania's" and my interests bounce between Star Trek, Star Wars and general Sci-Fi (not fantasy).
     
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  2. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

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  3. JD

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    Hey, you're paying for them, that's what matters.:techman:
     
  4. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    Robert Whitlow's The Confession, to be followed by his next book after that, A House Divided. Legal fiction with Christian themes. :)
     
  5. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I finished reading Star Trek The face of the unknown I thought the story about the First Federation was really interesting. It reminded me of a classic TOS tv show.
     
  6. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    wow sounds similar to me. I've bought all the post-Nemesis books up to latest one just released this month. But I'm waaaay behind on reading them. The last thing i read was the Destiny trilogy, which was when it first came out. So I haven't touched most trek-lit in years. I am now trying to rectify that; i'm currently re-reading the Destiny trilogy as a jumping-back on point. I'm also reading the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy at the same time. I'm currently on Aftermath: Life Debt.
     
  7. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

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    I finished Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows, Book 5: A Weary Life by Robert Greenberger.
    I then read Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows, Book 6: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    After that I read Star Trek: SCE: Oaths by Glenn Hauman.
    Then "Revisited, Part Two" by Anonymous from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change.
    I'm now reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Long Mirage by David R. George III.
     
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  8. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    I was told recently that the Destiny trilogy was a "masterpiece", so I'm giving that a go.

    Mid-way through the second book, and I'm really not seeing it. I hope there is something special to come.
     
  9. Mage

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    Working my way through Leviathan Awakes. I borrowed it from a friend, who thought I might like it. It's a very interesting story, but the writing style and the characters.... I dunno. Only halfway through, so we'll see.

    After that, it's back to The Dark Tower.
     
  10. Reanok

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    I finished reading Star trek TNG Headlong Flight. A great book. I started reading Return to the moon by Travis S.Taylor and Les Johnson.
     
  11. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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  12. Jbarney

    Jbarney Captain Captain

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    I'm reading the Voyager String Theory trilogy and it is pretty ho-hum. At least at this point.
     
  13. John Clark

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    The Regional Office is under attack by Manuel Gonzales. Interesting so far.
     
  14. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    THE HIDDEN OASIS by Paul Sussman. A real mixed bag. After intriguing first half dozen pages, absolutely fuck all happens for the next 170 (to the point that I almost gave up on it and did start just skimming). Then the chase-thriller plot that was advertised actually starts, and it's... OK. Nothing special. Better than Matthew Reilly, not as good as Cussler or Andy McDermott in the action fun stakes. For most of it, this is a racing smugglers to some stolen uranium kind of gig. Then in the last 120 pages or so, it jumps the shark into full-on random supernatural impossibility, which seems to have wandered in from a completely different book altogether and doesn't fit with what's gone on so far in this one. Throw in uninteresting characters and dialogue, and into the charity shop bag it goes.
     
  15. Laura Cynthia Chambers

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    If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock (book 2 in the "If I Run" series)
     
  16. John Clark

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    Well, Regional Office didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped:(

    Since then, I've read Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore (Fun) and am about to start on Section 31: Control by David Mack.

    After that, it's the new Arrow novel, A Generation of Vipers.
     
  17. Paris

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    Just finished DRG3's The Long Mirage and have moved onto a book I've wanted to read for years, Starfleet: Year One by MJF. I recently found a copy at a local used book store. I know it's not compatible with Christopher's ROTF books or Enterprise in general, but I still want to read it all the same :)
     
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  18. bok2384

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    After a sabbatical from reading Star Trek novels, I finally returned to the fold and ready the Vonda N. McIntyre novelizations of The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock. I've been wanting to read them for years, but have always been put off by the fact that they were novelizations. Jesus, these novels are now the definitive versions as far as I'm concerned! McIntyre put so much work into fleshing out the characters, both new and old.

    Throughout these two stories, she moved me to tears on several separate occasions, something that was impossible to do! But the deaths of Peter Preston, Spock, and David Marcus, as well as the reactions of the characters to those deaths did it. McIntyre also made me afraid and disgusted as she detailed Khan's torture of the Regula I Spacelab personnel.

    Before moving on to The Voyage Home, I decided to take a little break and pick up the novelization of Star Trek: Klingon by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Tell me about going from the sublime to the ridiculous! As a novelization of a computer game, I understand it's a tougher gig for the writers and the decision to tell the story of the game through Gowron was an inspired idea.

    Unfortunately, the framing story of a conference on DS9 with various interruptions from Gul Dukat and the Duras sisters left me absolutely cold. There was no depth given to any of the characters, restricting it to Riker trying to cop off with Dax and Admiral Jellico being mocked by Gowron. Even the "grand" finale of the Duras sisters kidnapping Gowron and Jellico with the Enterprise and Dukat in pursuit failed to thrill and had a bit of a hand wave resolution. Seriously, Dukat was able to track a Klingon Bird-of-Prey while cloaked and when Picard inquired as to how he basically replied: "I'll explain later."

    Even more exasperating when getting two-thirds of the way into the book and it just ends! I'm then treated to pages of behind the scenes about the making of the game!?! Written by David Mack!?! Jesus, why didn't they get Mack to write the novelization and left the background stuff to the other pair? At least, I'd have been guaranteed a cracking story then. :shrug::klingon:
     
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  19. Christopher

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    The Klingon novelization suffered from being too literal an adaptation of the game, with a nominally "main" character who was just an empty void for the player to insert oneself into, occasionally asked to make a token decision but otherwise a total non-entity. It read more like a hint book for the game than a story in its own right. Diane Carey's Starfleet Academy game novelization did better by building more of an original story around the events of the game.
     
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  20. Jbarney

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    String Theory continues to be average.
     
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