Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
VOY A pocket full of lies
I just posted my review of Star Trek #54: The Lost Years, Book 2: A Flag Full of Stars by Brad Ferguson.
I'm currently re-reading Titan: Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller, as well as Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series by Aaron Harvey & Rick Schepis.
I like the TOS Lost years novel A Flagful of stars by Brad Ferguson. I really like the Lost years novel with Chekov and Sulu and Uhura by L.A. Graff it's a good book.
I've finished reading "Places of Exile" (Myriad Universes) and now back to reading the Star Wars novel, "Master & Apprentice".
I'm reading "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" by Michael Chabon. It's a far cry from "Calypso" or Picard, but it's not bad. I mean, it won the Pulitzer, so there's that. My wife and I are also reading "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King. Should have it finished by the time the movie is out.
I remember being very excited about the premise of Kavalier and Clay. There was a lot that I liked about the book. Yet there was a lot that I didn't understand. I liked the period piece aspect, the historical setting and so forth, yet I felt disorientated by some of the time jumps and narrative jumps. I liked the behind-the-scenes of the comic book industry, and the backgrounds of Kavalier and Clay, but some aspects of their characters' journey's felt choppy at times. I liked some of the ideas about The Escapist, comic book character they create, however I felt that character's biography/synopsis needed a little streamlining. Overall, I'm glad I had the chance to read it. But it wasn't quite what I hoped it would be.
I've been going through Stephen King a bit, being fairly new to his work (even though he's been there in pop culture for decades). I have reached a point where the second Dark Tower book is up in my reading schedule, but I also just finished The Shining a week or two before the trailer for Doctor Sleep came out. Now I'm trying to decide if I will stick with my schedule, or postpone The Drawing of the Three in favor of Doctor Sleep.
After the addictive Star Trek: Control by David Mack I just finished Star Trek Enigma Tales.
What a great novel, only complaints are that the novel is too short and Garak's plan at the end.
Now I am going to start with Star Trek Original Sin, finally Sisko exploring the Gamma Quadrant
I finished re-reading Odyssey by Jack McDevitt It was a really good story and I enjoyed reading it again. I'm now re-reading Starhawk by Jack McDevitt.
Just picked up a new NIGHT STALKER novella by Jim Beard. Haven't had a chance to start it yet.
The current relative dearth of new TrekLit has me catching up on a whole bunch of newsletters.
I just started reading "Death's Angel" by Kathleen Sky, the final Star Trek Bantam book I haven't read.
Typhon pact book 1 - Zero sum game
Can’t wait to hear what you think...
Ha-ha...I've heard this book isn't regarded very highly.
I'm up to chapter 3. So far it hasn't gone off the rails yet...but there's plenty of book left for that to happen
I always liked it. Certainly better than a lot of the stuff Bantam was putting out, at the time. For that matter, better than some of the stuff Pocket was putting out at first.
I am half way through Star Trek Original Sin, tough book to get through.
The further I get the more I skip the 2380 story, such a boring story. The 2386 is so far ok
Typhon pact - Zero Sum Game
Read about a third of the novelization of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock today. Vonda did a good job. She spent three chapters logically moving all the players into their proper places, which the movie itself didn’t bother to do.
That much setup at the start before getting into the actual plot wouldn't have worked in a movie anyway. It's not that it didn't bother to, it's that it didn't need to -- it started at the point that established everything we really needed to know for the story going forward. Its only significant omission was not explaining Carol's absence, but that wasn't crucial to the movie's narrative, so it was expendable. Movies have to be told much more compactly and efficiently than novels. They're more like novellas.
Echo by Jack McDevitt
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