So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Does anyone remember Flowers in the attic series by V.C Andrews, why was she so obsessed with incest in all her books???
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    FYI: Lifetime has been running adaptations of her novels this summer.

    What amuses me is the way "V.C. Andrews" keeps churning out new books every season even though she died more than thirty years ago. At this point, there are way more ghost-written books by "V.C. Andrews (TM)" than there are books actually written by Virginia Andrews . . . .

    As for the incest angle . . . well, the first book was a HUGE bestseller, so maybe she just stuck with what was working for her? :)
     
  3. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Hmm. Just as "Laura Lee Hope," "Franklin W. Dixon," and "Carolyn Keene" were all pseudonyms for Edward Stratemeyer's stable of anonymous-by-contract ghost writers. Or "L. A. GRAF" a pseudonym for a team of ST writers ("Let's All Get Rich And Famous").

    Except, of course, for V. C. Andrews having been a real person.
     
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  4. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    I'm making my way through the Game of Thrones book series. I'm reading the 4th book and should finish it soon. Then I'll read #5.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Don't forget "Victor Appleton," the "author" of the TOM SWIFT books.

    I'll cop to having been "Victor Appleton" on occasion.
     
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  6. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Then I guess you're in the company of Howard Garis, among others. :lol: Are you at liberty to say any more on the subject?

    I was under the impression that Stratemeyer had retired Tom Swift over 20 years before I was born, but my currently-in-the-early-construction-stages new model railroad layout is filled with nods to Stratemeyer children's novels (e.g., "Lakeport," "Ocean Cliff," and "Meadowbrook" are locations thereon), and the backstory has the earliest line on that right-of-way founded by Victor Appleton.

    Looking at the "Tom Swift" article on Wikipedia, I see that I was mistaken about the series being retired.

    FWIW, I grew up on The Bobbsey Twins (which ran continuously from 1904 to 1979), and my library includes at least one version of each entry. And I have both the original and "purple cover" versions of the first three (the originals as Project Gutenberg offprints), and both the original and "purple cover" versions of "Baby May" and "Cherry Corners" (both of which are cases in which the original story was completely discarded: "Baby May" morphed from a story about a foundling child into a story about a baseball-playing baby elephant, and "Cherry Corners" had to be replaced because the original was a sequel to the original "Baby May").
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    At this late date, I don't think there's any harm in revealing that I was involved with a relatively short-lived revival of TOM SWIFT some years back. I wrote one book entirely (The Robot Olympics) and outlined several others, which were farmed out to other writers.
     
  8. JD

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    The 3 Eureka tie-in novels were all credited to "Cris Ramsay", but were in fact written different people, who were not named Cris Ramsay. I believe Substitution Method and Road Less Traveled were by Aaron Rosenberg, and Brain Box Blues was written by someone else, I'm not sure who.
     
  9. Reanok

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    Death by Cafe Mocha by Alex Erickson
     
  10. Kilana2

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    Finished Far Beyond the Stars and Blind Man's Bluff.

    Heading into The Antares Maelstrom and The Long Mirage.....
     
  11. Kertrats47

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    The latest episode of Literary Treks has been published! I really enjoyed recording this one: Bruce and I, along with a couple of guest co-hosts, talked about Marvel's Star Trek: Early Voyages issues 1-4 in Literary Treks 280: The Rigellians are Psycho.
     
  12. JD

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    Yesterday I finished STTNG: Hearts and Minds by @Dayton War, and started the comic collection Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 4: End of Games. The main story arc is written by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Laroca, The Misadventures of Triple-Zero and Beetee has art by Mike Norton, and Coda has art by Max Fiumara.
     
  13. USS Firefly

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    Star Trek: Control by David Mack
     
  14. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Be afraid, be very afraid
     
  15. Nyotarules

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    VOY - Atonement
     
  16. Damian

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    Now that I completed "The Enterprise War" (an excellent read BTW) I'm on to the latest original series novel "The Antares Maelstrom" by Greg Cox.

    As much as I enjoyed the Pike era Enterprise adventure and Christopher's "The Captain's Oath" depicting Kirks early years as captain, it'll be nice to read a good old fashioned original series novel ;).
     
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    So far a very trilling book, hard to put aside. I am now almost at the end, David Mack is an evil writer :wah:
     
  18. Nyotarules

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    Yes he is, he made Bambi evil
     
  19. USS Firefly

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    And worst.

    Too bad I can't become president of America.
    I would have put the best Trek novel writers In a big mansion, and let them write in peace a couple of great saga's like ''Vanguard'' and ''lost Era'' and more political novels set after ''Control''.

    Of course family and friends can visit them one day in the weekend :)
     
  20. JD

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    I just started reading ST: Section 31: Disavowed by @David Mack as part of my read through of the TNG and Titan books. Usually I'd consider this DS9 rather than TNG, but since it and Control have such a big impact on the TNG arc, I'm reading them now rather than with the other DS9 books.