Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
TITAN Fallen Gods
I started reading the digital collection of the Star Wars: Chewbacca comic miniseries written by Gerry Duggan, with art by Phil Noto.
The newest Literary Treks episode is available: Literary Treks 287: Fear Usually Leads to Chaos, in which we cover Destiny, Book I: Gods of Night by David Mack.
I'm currently reading the third book in the trilogy, Lost Souls.
Recently read Uhura’s Song for the first time. I know it’s often regarded as a highlight of the ‘80’s Trek Novelverse, but I just didn’t like it. Evan Wilson was just way too “manic pixie dreamgirl” for me. I know she was supposed to be adorable, and mysterious, and cuter than cute as she called Kirk out on what felt like every other page. But none of that worked for me. She was, quite simply, annoying.
And then, Kagan dragged out the ending to inject more Tail-Kinker (as Evan came to be known) hijinks... she could’ve easily lopped off about 75 pages and had a better novel. Well, at least in my opinion.
Evan/Tail-Kinker might not be an author-surrogate (Kagan stated she was patterened after her mother) but has every single other annoying characteristic of a Mary Sue. She out-doctors Bones, out-sciences Spock, and out-commands Kirk. She invented some engineering thingamajig that would’ve made Scotty green with envy. She bested Sulu at fencing, and Uhura at barding. I don’t recall what she did better than Chekov, but it wasn’t screaming. Poor Pavel still has to own that one.
So yeah, a big thumbs-down on Uhura’s Song from me.
Star trek SCE Sargasso Sea.
I finished reading the digital collection of the Star Wars: Chewbacca comic book miniseries on Tuesday, and yesterday I started the digital comic collection Amazing Spider-Man: American Son, written by Joe Kelly, and art by a whole bunch of people.
Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski
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