So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. John Clark

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    Well, I checked one of the book boxes and it turns out I do have the Daley ones (as well as the Lando series), but it's seriously a long time since I've read them. Splinter (paperback in my case) on the other hand is out on the active bookshelves and I have read that rather more recently.
     
  2. youngtrek

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    I felt the same way with the paperback copy of “Agents of Influence” that I checked out from the public library. I’ve gotten very used to reading novels and mostly text nonfiction books on my phone.
     
  3. Paris

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    After finishing KMFB's latest Voyager novel, I'm back on the comics. I caught up on Hickman's Black Monday Murders; I read the first arc of Venditti's Hawkman because of Bryan Hitch's artwork, and enjoyed it immensely; and now I'm going to read Tom King's Superman Up in The Sky
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    Today's library haul:

    RAMSES THE DAMNED: The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice and Christopher Rice.
    DRACULA'S CHILD by J.S. Barnes

    That's right. I'm not letting go of Halloween yet. :)
     
  5. Smiley

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    I am rereading some stories from Star Trek: Constellations. "Ambition" by William Leisner jumped up a notch in my estimation this time. All of the regulars plus a blueshirt get a moment or more in the spotlight, and the sci-fi story behind the crisis is really cool.
     
  6. Reanok

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    Death by French Espresso by Alec Erickson, Silent Night deadly night by Vicki Delaney.
     
  7. Smiley

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    I finished the anthology From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back today, which is probably the fastest I have read any book in a long time. The stories about General Veers (by Trek alum Christie Golden), L3-37, and 2-1B were my favorites. There's going to be something here for you if you are a fan of The Empire Strikes Back. I recommend the book, especially since proceeds from it are going to a charitable organization.
     
  8. Reanok

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    Star Trek TOS A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox
     
  9. Lonemagpie

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    18 – BEDLAM; LONDON AND ITS MAD by Catharine Arnold

    Much better than the Amazons book by Lyn Webster Wild last time; this one’s written by someone who knows their subject, is in the same field, and catches the mix of accurate detail and cheerful readability. A history of London’s Bethlem Hospital from its founding to its influence on every haunted asylum movie ever made, this is engaging and takes in the history of healthcare, mental healthcare, London, popular press, and even amusing diversions into witchcraft laws and jocular anecdotes.

    Very readable, knowledgable, written by a historian who is also a psychologist and engaging writer… Yeah, this should be a TV series as well. Get to it, BBC Two. Since I’ve been alternating male and female writers but had had to give up on the Amazons one I wasn’t sure whether to go for another female-written nonfiction book or just switch over to something else written by a bloke, but choosing this one definitely made up for the previous one.

    On a more general note, I notice my rate of reading has slowed now that we’re into winter, as it’s no longer the weather to catch some rays on the verandah with a book… I do love to read in bed, but then Lesley’s like ‘my eyes need the light off’ when I’ve gone about half a paragraph, even though I found two of her sleep masks, so I don’t really get to do that unless I want to go to bed about 9pm. Which I don’t.
     
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  10. JD

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    I finished up ST:TNG: Collateral Damage last night, and despite some issue when I first started it, I ended up really enjoying it. I then started the digital version of the Amazing Spider-Man omnibus, New Ways to Live. This is the longest comic collection I've read so far, with 18 individual comics clocking in at 476 pages. I'm just glad this is digital, because I don't think there's any way I could actually read a physical comic collection this big.
    After finishing the first issue in there, I remembered that the Star Wars: Catalyst e-book had the short story Voice of the Empire by Mur Lafferty as an extra at the end. I decided to take a short break from New Ways to Live to read that since it's only 10 pages.
     
  11. JD

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    I finished up Voice of the Empire pretty quickly last night since it was only 10 pages, and went back to Amazing Spider-Man: New Ways to Live.
     
  12. Damian

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    Just finished "To Lose the Earth" (recommend to any Voyager fan)

    Now it's on to "A Contest of Principles" by Greg Cox. His novels are usually a lot of fun so looking forward to it
     
  13. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I'm now up to page 575 of Don Quixote, which puts me at 61% done.

    Mr. Cox's latest opus sits atop the two-drawer wooden file cabinet (retrofitted with full-extension drawer tracks and a counterweight) that serves as my nightstand, waiting for me to chew through the remaining 365 pages of Cervantes.

    The Janeway "autobiography" is on the horizon.

    And at the office, I'm some 60-odd pages into the November Smithsonian, with the November NMRA Magazine (formerly Scale Rails, formerly NMRA Bulletin) on-deck.

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    Now past page 600, so I'm closing in on the 2/3 point, and past the big wedding scene in which Don Quixote actually gets something right for a change. (Which puts him ahead of Trump.)
     
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  14. Greg Cox

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    Current reading: LITTLE by Edward Carey. A novel about the life of Madame Tussaud.
     
  15. Kertrats47

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    The latest episode of the Positively Trek Book Club is up! Bruce and I spoke with Una McCormack about The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway. This was a really fun discussion, I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

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    Just finished TOS: A Contest of Principles, really enjoyed that one. We'll have an episode of the podcast with Greg Cox as our guest out next Friday!
     
  16. USS Firefly

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    Persepolis rising by James s.a Corey.
    WOW I did not expect that opening, that was a big surprise!
     
  17. Thrawn

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    You just hold on; the book after that one is a trip and a half
     
  18. USS Firefly

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    What do you mean? No I don't want to know. Can you give me a hint? No never mind.

    I hope that book 9 come out early next year.
    So far I love the Expanse novels and especialy the Roci crew.
     
  19. Lonemagpie

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    19 – THE CAT LOVER’S COFFEE TABLE BOOK. By Nanette Newman, Graham Tarrant, and Edward McGlachlan.

    A small, thin, far from coffee table book sized, 1983 novelty of amusing cat anecdotes accompanied by some great cartoons from McGlachlan that are somewhat of a highlight. Brief but amusing half hour timewaste, basically. A bog book, as it were.
     
  20. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Hmm. I seem to recall that somebody was working on a coffee table book about the history of . . . coffee tables.

    At any rate, I just passed the 75% point in Don Quixote. Quixote and Sancho are still lodging with a duke and duchess who are having a great deal of fun at their expense.