So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Christopher

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    Well, I wouldn't give him sole credit, since he didn't conceive the stories to those films. Anyway, those were both cases of resetting things to real time after the previous installments had compressed time. TMP was made a decade after TOS and pretended to be only a few years later. And TWOK through TFF were made over the course of seven years but spanned less than a year of story time (despite the Okudachron's clumsy effort to spread them over three years). I think that, in both cases, the makers of TWOK and TUC just decided "Okay, we can't keep pretending the actors are that young anymore."
     
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  2. Stephen!

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    Finished "Hollow Men" and back to reading "Takedown"
     
  3. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Having finished the Picard "autobiography," I'm now a chapter into Keith Olbermann's Trump is F*cking Crazy (a book that, merely by invoking the title, would simultaneously break two rules on Fountain Pen Network). Next will probably be a re-read of CLB's Forgotten History.
     
  4. borgboy

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    Shadow of the Machine is in my to read list.
    I’ve read many - not all - of the 80s Trek books. I don’t recall any of them having such a strong feeling of capturing the essence of TMP era.
    It doesn’t help that the covert art regularly featured the wrong uniforms.
     
  5. JD

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    Finished the Rick & Morty comic collection last night. The last couple standalone issues and the bonus shorts were just as good as the longer arc. Definitely recommend it for any fans of the show who are looking for more stories between seasons.
     
  6. Damian

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    Borgboy, Yeah, I agree. The early books from the 80's were sometimes hard to tell. There were not historian notes most of the time and the covers frequently showed a refit Enterprise with original series uniforms. Sometimes the narrative would clue you in. I notice Memory Alpha & Beta usually have the years most of the books are supposed to take place in. But like you noted, even when they did take place after TMP, they rarely referred to events from that film. It's interesting to read the few books after TMP, but before TWOK was released (6 I believe) because they only had TMP to draw on.
     
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  7. David Weller

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    I only started reading the Star Trek novels early last year. After reading Kevin J Anderson’s The Saga of Seven Sons I was looking for a new space saga.

    In a brief comment on Twitter I mentioned that I thought it would appeal to Star Trek fans.

    Then I thought ‘Why the f*** aren’t I reading the Star Trek novels?’ Especially since I had watched all the TV episodes and movies.

    In general terms I started with the Time to... series and am moving forward from there to Destiny and beyond.

    Although I do go back and read something older from time to time.
     
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    Finished dawn of the planet of the apes: firestorm, a great novel, immediately ordered war for the planet of the apes: revelations.
    Meanwhile I am going to read Childhood's end
     
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  9. Damian

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    The Time to novels are probably a good place to start from, esp. if you want to get into the Post-Nemesis novels for TNG. I would say you could go back slightly further to Vornholt's Genesis Wave novels because the Time to novels referred to some events from the Genesis Wave here and there, but that's less necessary if you want the whole story (plus the Genesis Wave story was a great quadrilogy). For DS9 the relaunches officially started with Avatar (though A Stitch in Time was added to the relaunches retroactively I believe), and as you get later in the TNG stories they sometimes link up with TNG. In a way I envy you, you're embarking on some good and fun stories. You're in for a treat with the Destiny story and the later The Fall series.
     
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    Link up with DS9 I meant.
     
  11. David Weller

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    I read the Time to... novels some time ago and have started on the post-Nemesis stuff.

    I’m reading the 24th century novels in publication order.

    Next up is David Mack’s Warpath (once I finish book 3 of the String Theory trilogy.)
     
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    Legacies - Best Defense.

    I love it that McCoy's daughter is involved. And it is still very exciting. Can't wait for Purgatory's Key.
     
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    In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury
     
  14. JD

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    I decided I was in the mood for something new yesterday, so I started the Klingon Empire travel guide.
     
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    Kilana Purgatory's key is a fantastic book. You'll enjoy finding out what happens next in the continuing story arc. It's a great book full of suprises.
     
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    Book 14 of the Arisen Series by Michael Stephen Fuchs at the moment.
     
  17. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Continuing with Olbermann's Trump is F*cking Crazy. Coming up on the first days of November. At least it's entertaining, looking back at Olbermann's predictions (which mirrored my own) in the hindsight of knowing that so far, Trump has been restrained from doing as much damage to the country -- or the planet -- as was expected, and that (thank God) he's doing far more damage to himself and the Tea Party than was expected, or than he's doing to anything else.
     
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    Sarek is another great character showing up. He positively comes alive in my mind while reading the story. And even the Romulans are interesting for a change....:rommie:
     
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    Just finished I, the Constable and Of Other Worlds. The latter is a posthumous CS Lewis collection of essays about literature, particularly science fiction, fantasy, and children's. It also includes a couple of short stories also published in From Narnia to a Space Odyssey, which was a series of letters between Lewis and Arthur C. Clarke, as well as a few short stories from both authors.
     
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    Just finished Seekers: Long Shot. Talk about Murphy's Law! Great characterization on this one. I really started to visualize the crew and who I wanted to cast. On to Seekers: All That's Left.