So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Smiley

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    I am 90% done with a reread of Excelsior: Forged in Fire. Any scenes featuring one or more of the ambassadors (Sarek, Curzon Dax, or Kamarag) are like catnip to me. They fill me with such joy. Pairing them with Sulu and the big three TOS Klingons was a brilliant move.
     
  2. USS Firefly

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    I also like that book, but I am a big captain Sulu fan
     
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  3. Kertrats47

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    I finally got to read Enterprise: The First Adventure after it has sat on my bookshelf for years. Bruce and I discuss the novel in the latest episode of the Positively Trek Book Club. Definitely enjoyed this one, curious to see what everyone else thinks of this novel!

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    About to start Picard: Rogue Elements by John Jackson Miller.
     
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  4. youngtrek

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    (Copy of post made to my personal Facebook page.) A few days ago I finished reading Battlestar Galactica Shipyards: The Encyclopedia of Battlestar Galactica Ships (Eaglemoss/HeroCollector, 2020). (Also listed a lot of places like Amazon as The Ships of Battlestar Galactica.)

    “Featuring Ships From the Original and the Reimagined Series”, as it says on the cover (although, I should point out up front that only twenty-nine out of this “reference” style book’s one hundred and seventy-four pages feature original 1978-1979 tv series Battlestar Galactica ships (16.7%). The rest covers ships from the 2003-2009 SCI-FI series.

    Which is fine if, like me, you like both. However, there are some original series purists (ones who don’t care for the newer series) who should probably see if they might be able to check a copy of this book out from their local public library (as I did) rather than investing the money in buying a copy.

    That said, this, like Eaglemoss/HeroCollector’s Star Trek Shipyards books, is a great resource for anyone who likes the overall Battlestar Galactica franchise and, in particular, looking over and admiring page after page of pictures and multiple-angle illustrations of the spaceships created for both series.

    As with the Star Trek Shipyards series—of which there currently six volumes covering the ships from the various Star Trek television series and movies with at least two more coming out soon)—the Battlestar Galactica Shipyards book is a collection of articles originally released in magazine form, each magazine bundled with a die-cast metal and plastic display model of the same ship covered in the magazine. (The reason there aren’t more of the original series ships in the book is because the models series is likewise mostly “reimagined” Battlestar Galactica, with only five out of the so far twenty-three ships in the models series are original series ones.)

    Each ship covered in the book gets a text article covering the in-universe history of that ship (or model of ships) including summaries of significant moments from the television series, followed by detailed front, side, top, and bottom view CGI illustrations.

    (The original magazines also usually have articles on the designing of the ships but those HeroCollector decided to put those articles in a separate series of books, their “Designing Starships” series. A Battlestar Galactica: Designing Spaceships volume is due out in October 2021.)

    If you are big into and into Battlestar Galactica or into science fiction spaceships in general, I highly recommend Battlestar Galactica Shipyards (and also the Star Trek Shipyards books, too). I gave this four out of five stars on GoodReads.
     
  5. USS Firefly

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    Finished the last Smallville companion, season 7. Too bad seasons 8, 9 and 10 don't have a companion.
    Next book will be "The spy and the traitor" by Ben Macintyre
     
  6. Charles Phipps

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    Going on a Picard and DISCO novel binge.

    I'm also pleased that Amazon's all-seeing overlord has noticed my love of the books! I am now a Top Contributor for Star trek.
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  7. Greg Cox

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    THE LADIES OF THE SECRET CIRCUS by Constance Sayers: Jazz Age Paris, a magical circus, a family curse stretching over generations, etc. A real page-turner so far.
     
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  8. John Clark

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    Recently finished At The End of The Journey by Charles Gannon (Set in The Black Tide Rising series). Not bad.

    Also recently finished A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell. I'd enjoyed the movie, but there are some differences. Again, not bad, but I prefer the movie in this case.

    Now it's Fail State by John Birmingham.
     
  9. seigezunt

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    I'm reading Legacies #2: Best Defense to my kid for bedtime story, which I've discovered is a great way to get Trek novel reading done. We had been reading The Good That Men Do, as the kid is an Enterprise fan, but after listening to the Captain to Captain audiobook on a trip, kid requested a switch to that trilogy.

    Oh, and for non-Trek, I'm reading a bunch of stuff, most notably Omoo, Herman Melville's second novel about his adventures in the Pacific. A big fan of Moby-Dick, I've decided to tackle his other novels. The first, Typee, was really good, and you can see some of the ideas that he would bring into Moby-Dick.
     
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    Crisis of Consciousness by Dave Galanter
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    OMOO and TYPEE are both beloved by designers of crossword puzzles. :)
     
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  12. Reanok

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    I finished reading Star Trek Picard Rogue Elements by John Jackson Miller it 's a really good story about Chrisobal Rios. I highly recommend this book.
     
  13. Christopher

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    I've barely even heard of them in any other context, even in English class.
     
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  14. Stevil2001

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    I can never remember if it's OMOO or OOMO.
    I read Typee in a graduate seminar on adventure, but I only recollect the bare bones of it, and don't think I was very impressed.
     
  15. KRAD

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    As a novelist, Herman Melville was a great short-story writer.
     
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  16. seigezunt

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    Might have been a case of low expectations on my part. Barely anything happens in it, but I enjoy his writing style, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how critical he was of the presence of missionaries in Polynesia.
     
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  17. Reanok

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    Claws for alarm by Cate Conte
     
  18. Cyfa

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    The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger - for the third or fourth time :adore:
     
  19. USS Firefly

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    Finished "The spy and the traitor" by Ben Macintyre, a very interesting book about spies.

    Now I am reading 1984 by George Orwell
     
  20. Daddy Todd

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    Just finished Space: 1999: Born for Adversity by David McIntee, as part of my Space: 1999 re-read (that ground to a halt in April trying to read the novelizations of the dire Year Two, and just got restarted by skipping ahead). McIntee's is probably the best Space: 1999 novel of the Powys lot. I really liked it.

    Proceeding with Space: 1999: Omega by William Latham.