Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Thanks. Glad you liked it.
I miss writing those ALIAS books. That was a fun gig while it lasted.
It has put me on the mood to watch the series again
I'm currently reading two books at the moment!
1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda by Raymond Benson (Alias-David Michaels).
2. DS9: The Search by Diane Carey.
No disrespect to Carey, but here metaphors in that novel are laughable. ("The Defiant didn't exactly have the water-lily elegance of starships that had come before her, but then again, she wasn't meant for a casual swim.") Still not a bad read, though
over the holidays finished
the dervish house by ian mcdobnald.. it was a slow read but very interesting near future.]
ian banks the bridge.
sieze the fire
storm front the first of the dresden books.
started on the second dresden book and also reading conrad heart of darkness.
I got through The Castle of Otranto over yesterday and today. It's nice and short, which is good because it's also really not all that great. I mean I know it's the first Gothic novel, but still. Next up on the 100 Great Novels list is Pride And Prejudice.
I also want to read some Dickens, seeing as how it's the bicentennial of his birth this year, and since I got the latest biography by Claire Tomalin. I'm thinking of Nicholas Nickleby, Dombey And Son, and Our Mutual Friend (this isn't counting all the ones I've already read).
I decided I was in the mood for something different, so I decided to through a CSI novel, Snake Eyes, into my reading mix.
Finished William Shatner's The Return. Review here! Now I'm reading Una McCormack's Deep Space Nine novel, The Never-Ending Sacrifice.
*Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes
*Indiana Jones Omnibus, Vol 2(It was okay)...
*Star Trek: Indistinguishable from Magic (Not as good as it could have been)
I started a CSI novel as well today: Greg Cox's Headhunter.
Finished up Rise Like Lions last night, absolutely LOVED it. Starting Star Wars: Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss today. On deck is Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History (edited by Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt) which I got for Christmas.
I'm also in the middle of Blankets, a graphic novel by Craig Thompson. It was also a Christmas present from a friend of mine who loves comics. I've never read any of Craig Thompson's work before, but I'm really loving it.
Thanks! Hope you like it. I had never written a murder mystery before.
I thought they got a new author who was going to be continuing the series either this year or next?
Feedback from a friend on my manuscript for my eBook talking about Asian-Americans in Star Trek (which was going to be an article).
I'm looking forward to reading:
*Star Trek: Cast No Shadow
*Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead
*Star Wars: Allegiance
My advice, skip Army of the Dead. It was absolutely terrible
Rise Like Lions
I may take your advice.
I haven't heard many good things about it.
I hadnt heard that, if its true I hope its someone that swings by and picks up her notebook because Im sure she had it all outlined. She is a terrific author who created an amazing culture in the Mandalorians.
Ironically when Clone Wars killed her book series she started writing books about the Clone Wars characters lol.
If you cant beat them join them I guess.
Star Wars Allegiance is awesome and do yourself a favor and have a copy of Zahn's "Choices of One" handy to jump right into after Allegiance.
I'm rereading DS9's "Fearful Symmetry".
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