So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 9, 2003
    ^ Overall I liked all of Keith's Supernatural novels, but the others I have read where somewhat inferior (still average to decent though). I still haven't read the last three novels, although I bought them when they came out.

    (BTW If you're interested you can find my reviews of those I have read here, as well as links to my interviews with Joe Schreiber and Keith where they talked about The Unholy Cause and Heart of the Dragon respectively.)

    There are two Supernatural novels in the pipeline at the moment:

    Rite of Passage by John Passarella in August and Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson in November.
  2. RonG

    RonG Captain Captain

    Dec 21, 2007
    Fluidic Space
    Finished the secnd John Verdon novel Shut Your Eyes Tight yesterday. It was even better than the firt one! :techman:

    Starting The Rings of Time (The Verdon novel delayed my starting this newest Greg Cox novel :) )
  3. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    In the mood for some Trek, I embarked on the Q Continuum trilogy, by some guy who hangs around here...
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  4. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 22, 2011
    Washington State, USA
    I finished Q&A. Its definately my least favorite Q book. I'm a huge Q fan, but I just didn't like it. Compared to the excellent Q-Continuum Trilogy by Greg Cox, Q&A is very mediocre. There were a few interesting things, but overall it wasn't very good.

    Now, on to Forgotten History. I loved the last Star Trek - DTI book, so I'm hoping this is good.
  5. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I recently read Triggers and The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible along with book six of Enteprises of Great Pitch and Moment.
  6. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    William Rotsler's Star Trek Short Stories. Hilarious quote from Admiral Tatenen, to Admiral Kirk, about the Klingons: "You give them a parsec and they'll take a light-year, son!" :lol: what a cautious bunch.
  7. Fer

    Fer Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 9, 2009
    Pittsburgh PA area
    Just finished Christopher's Ex Machina and I absolutely LOVED it! TMP will always have a very special place in my heart, and this book expanded on it wonderfully. I really wish he would have been able to continue it as a series, I'd love to read more. (And yes, I'm aware DTI: Forgotten History uses this timeframe, that's what pushed me to finally read Ex Machina. I bought it when it came out just because it was set during the TMP era, but with so many "ongoing" book series, TOS stand-alones tend to fall through the cracks if I fall behind on my reading. If it had become a series at the time, the second book coming out would have pushed me to read the first one sooner. So now I'm doubly looking forward to reading Forgotten History!)

    I'm now reading Republic Commando: True Colors. Next up is probably going to be A Princess of Mars. Then on to Forgotten History!
  8. Mr. Domino

    Mr. Domino Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 30, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    Taking a very brief break from Trek-related reading to read Into the Shadows, the first Shadowrun anthology.

    Read all of them. That was an excellent, excellent anthology. The standouts for me were KRAD's The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned, which serves as a prequel to The Battle of Betazed, A Song Well Sung by Robert Greenberger, which fleshes out an important part of the background for the IKS Gorkon series, and Twilight's Wrath, by David Mack, the Shinzon story you mentioned.

    Also, I've been meaning to ask - is your username actually intended to be a Space: 1999 reference? If so, major props.
  9. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    That's a strange quote, because isn't a parsec a greater distance than a light-year? Something like 3.25 light-years, isn't it?
  10. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    ^Yes, that's presumably why he thought it was funny.
  11. bfollowell

    bfollowell Captain Captain

    Sep 10, 2010
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Reading through the anthologies. I'm about 2/3 of the way through Star Trek: Constellations.

    - Byron
  12. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
  13. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Ijust finishe dreading Black Fire by Sonni cooper . I thought I'd read either Pawn or Symbols By Majiss larson or another Startrek novel.
  14. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Ah. Sorry. I'll see myself out. ><
  15. S. Gomez

    S. Gomez Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 9, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Finished Doctor Who And The Crusaders last night, and it isn't a bad read. There is plenty of old-style adventure to be had with this one, something the Classic series of Doctor Who excelled at, especially in the black-and-white era. The book almost reads like one of the better pulp novels from the early 20th century, and in my opinion that isn't a bad thing. Ian and Barbara's romantic relationship, which Whitaker had teased in his novel of The Daleks, is taken further here. I liked that, because I'd always wondered about those two. Does that make me a shipper? :)

    In addition, I've also been checking out the comic series Sandman Mystery Theatre. It isn't bad so far. And I'm still working through A Clash of Kings. Only about 250 pages to go...Why does it feel like such a slog all of a sudden?
  16. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

    Apr 29, 2005
    re-reading Reap the Whirlwind
  17. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

    May 20, 2005
    Heart of Dixie
    The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain. I recently finished The Wal-Mart Effect.
  18. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Me too :)
  19. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 8, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I was planning to open the review thread for Reap next week-ish, good timing.
  20. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Just finished reading The 4400: Welcome to Promise City the first of the two post finale novels. Really enjoyed it, it was a great continuation of the series that (IMO at least) felt like it could have been an arc of episodes from a 5th season. My score: 4/5.
    I decided to go ahead and start the second one, Promises Broken. I believe this one ties up most of the story lines left over from the show. I can't wait to see how it ties things up.