Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Me too, still a shame she never had her own novel.
Love the Elias Vaughn character, considering at 101 he has the stamina of a 50 year old, well he made a baby at 70 plus, makes the 'no genetic engineering of humans/people' ban in the Federation laughable. Oh well its Star trek its not meant to make sense lol
Recently finished Dark Phoenix by Stuart Moore.
Now I'm onto Arisen:Odyssey by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ADF's Mad Amos Malone: The Complete Stories. I started on the pieces that hadn't been in the original Mad Amos book. Now I'm working my way through the earlier stories -- I just re-read "Witchen Woes" this morning, which has one of ADF's funniest lines:
Amos is explaining how he'd defeated the live kitchen witch in a cooking contest, by serving her "chimera chili," the flavor of which changes every few seconds:
Nothing wrong with the writing, but there are definitely typographical problems (spacesoccasionally droppedout), and I would expect a hardcover edition listing for $30 to be Smyth-sewn, and not just held together with padding adhesive. (I have a few high-end trade paperbacks that were Smyth-sewn!)
Finished up the Twist of Faith collection, now reading “My Enemy, My Ally”.
Star Trek TNG The Romulan Stratagem by Robert Greenberger
I finished Star Trek: The Original Series: The Fearful Summons by Denny Martin Flinn. I've seen several comments around here about how bad it is and I have to agree. It's definitely not the worst Star Trek novel I've ever read (The Laertian Gamble and anything by Marshak & Culbreath), but it's just not good. My biggest problem is that a lot of the dialogue doesn't feel natural for the characters. I had a hard time imagining many of the lines coming out of the characters mouths, especially Kirk & Spock. Aside from the dialogue, it seemed like it was written by someone who had never written a novel before. Apparently the author had written some non-fiction & two other (non-Trek) novels before, but this one just feels amateurish, and actually makes me not want to read any of the author's other works. In fact it reads like bad fan fiction to me. There were also some problems with the ebook formatting, but I can't hold that against the author. Plot wise, the story was fine and with better pacing & writing could have been pretty interesting. I'd give it two out of five stars.
I then read the comic collections Star Trek: Ongoing: Volume 10 (containing the Behemoth & Eurydice story arcs) and Torchwood: Volume 3: The Culling.
I'm now reading Star Trek: The Next Generation: Available Light by Dayton Ward.
i've buried myself in trek reading. I'm currently on TOS: Errand of Vengeance Book I: The Edge of the Sword and TNG: Strike Zone.
Star Trek Tos Mindshadow by J.M Dillard
Last night I finished up Doctor Strange: The Oath, and started The Dresden Files: Brief Cases by Jim Butcher. I actually borrowed this one from the second digital library app I get access to through my local library.
Star Trek Tos The Rings of time by Greg Cox
Just posted a review of Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido. I love this novel. Definitely one of my all-time favourite Trek novels now!
Currently reading the sixth and final book in the New Earth miniseries: Challenger by Diane Carey.
Reading the "Crimson Skies" books, "Pirate's Gold", "Rogue Flyer" and the Xbox tie-in novel. I love the Crimson Skies universe, Dieselpunk before the word was even invented. Cool aircraft, sky pirates and honking big zeppelins in 1930's America. How can you go wrong. Alas that the other volumes of the "Wings of Fortune" and "Wings of Justice" series were only printed in German. Or Portugese.
Jinking left he brought the huge 70 caliber cannon of his Curtis-Wright J2 Fury to bear on the pirate Brigand. "Not on my watch, pal" he muttered and pressed the trigger with a leather gloved hand...
Just picked up a cheap copy of ISHMAEL by Barbara Hambly for nostalgia's sake. Looking forward to rereading it for the first time since the eighties.
Finished up Semiosis by Sue Burke. It's a brilliant novel about plant sentience. Now I'm reading The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor.
Really struggling with "My Enemy, My Ally". Just not a fan of Diane Duane's writing style. Might have to toss it on my too read pile for the time being.
I should do that, too. Maybe I'll do it in my vacation - whenever it'll be.....
I finished up A Fistful of Warlocks, the first story in The Dresden Files: Brief Cases, last night, and I posted my thoughts on it over in the Urban Fantasy thread in the SFF section.
I struggled with it too. I liked her style for The Wounded Sky, but it was a weird fit for ME, MA and all I expected of the book's storyline. I finished it, but it was a slow drag across the finish line.
It's a fun read. Lots of easter eggs.
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