So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Allyn Gibson

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    Alice's mom was around twenty in the early 60s; she used to go to clubs to see James Jones (a thinly disguised David Bowie) when he was starting out. (This is a plot point in Year One, before Four Doctors, as Jones also travels with the Doctor and Alice.) When Year One starts, Alice's mother has just died in 2014, and we're shown that she looks quite old. While I don't think we've ever learned Alice's birth year, her mother's age puts Alice's age in her early 40s. She's an interesting contrast to the eleventh Doctor; he's all mania and exuberance, and she's depressive and weighted down by it all. They really do care about each other.
     
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  2. USS Firefly

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    Star wars: The phantom menace by Terry Brooks
     
  3. Jinn

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    Finished Cloak, moving on to Fear Itself!
     
  4. Balok's Decoy

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    Rereading The Satanic Bible, which I like to keep in rotation now and then. Also reading Vineland by Thomas Pynchon, which is excellent.
     
  5. BillJ

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    Started Summon the Thunder by Wardilmore.
     
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  6. USS Firefly

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    Star Wars Attack of the Clones by R. A Salvatore
     
  7. Nyotarules

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    Brilliant series Vanguard, Star Trek at its best!
     
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  8. Allyn Gibson

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    My reaction to the Attack of the Clones novelization can be summed up as, "There's a really interesting story in here, and a really good director could make a really good movie out of this." In short, I liked that book.
     
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    I agree. I remember that ROTS was also a great novel and could have been good movie with the right director
     
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  10. Nyotarules

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    Just bought a kindle edition of Slay in your Lane - The Black Girl Bible
    The Black British female book's guide to this sexist, racist society we live in. It's our version of Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race.
     
  11. Riverside2233

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    I just finished book 2 in the Rihannsu series - The Romulan Way by Diane Duane and Peter Morwood.

    Again, another 30-year-old gem of a novel. It is well written and packs in solid Romulan canon as well as a bit of a spy novel. I'm not well versed in the complete backstories and who truly built the Rihannsu narrative, but I would imagine this is one of those novels future authors have combed over time and time again to use as an framework for Federation / Romulan relations moving forward.

    I'm looking forward to reading Swordhunt next.
     
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  12. Nyotarules

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    Its a shame the TNG writers never used this book as a bible.
     
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    So far in AOTC novel Obi-Wan is the arrogant one and he criticized everything Anakin says or does, I mean comon give the boy a break. So far I like Anakin' s humor
     
  14. Kertrats47

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    Just uploaded my video review of Deep Space Nine: I, The Constable by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann. I rather enjoyed this one!

    Recently finished David Mack's Midnight Front (and immediately pre-ordered The Iron Codex), as well as Enterprise: Surak's Soul by J.M. Dillard. Currently reading TNG: A Time to Harvest by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore for an upcoming episode of Literary Treks.
     
  15. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    Posted another review today, this one for Star Trek #2: The Entropy Effect by Vonda McIntyre.

    Also had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Phil Farrand, author of The Nitpickers Guides, this past week for an upcoming episode of Literary Treks! Look for that one in a couple of weeks!
     
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    Star wars the cestus deception by steven barnes
     
  17. JD

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    This morning I finished up the e-book version of ST: Prey Book 1: Hell's Heart by John Jackson Miller (@JJMiller) and I started the digital version of the collection edition of the Dresden Files comic miniseries Down Town, written by Jim Butcher and Mark Powers, with art by Carlos Gomez. I'll post my thoughts on Hell's Heart over in the review thread after I get off work this afternoon.
     
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    I'm rereading Star Trek The Jackal's trick book 2 in the Prey miniseries
     
  19. StefanM

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    My hollidays have begun, and yesterday I finished the german edition of WoDS9 3, Trill.
    After Cardassia and Andor, AGAIN some terrorists... But I really liked this one.
    I found this story much more interesting than the two books before, and this time, the story really mattered.
    I also Like Bashir and Ezri, and they really got a good story.

    My problem with this novel was the endlich.
    Some kind of a double unhappy ending. Killing 90% of the Trill symbionts ist VERY extreme. I hope, they continue this, and didn't just use it for the shock.
    Also the end of their relationship was something I didn't want to read, but for all the upcoming Events, ist had to happen.

    Now I continue with Bajor.
     
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  20. Kertrats47

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    Latest episode of Literary Treks is up: Literary Treks 235: Make It Sow!, all about TNG: A Time to Sow by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.

    Currently still reading the follow-up, A Time to Harvest.
     
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