So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. Greg Cox

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    Current reading: VAMPIRA: DARK GODDESS OF HORROR by W. Scott Poole.

    'Tis the season!
     
  2. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I just re-read a couple of short stories from SNW 4.

    "A Little More Action," which presumed Iotian society evolved in a slightly different direction, and "Iridium-7-Tetrahydroxate Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend," in which Q saves Vash from assimilation.

    When I can make it to a bookstore, I'll pick up Coda I, although I will likely hold off on reading it because I'm once again auditioning CDs for my annual Christmas bulk purchase, and I'm also ironing the bugs out of a theoretically simple control mechanism for my new seat heater (which I installed 10 days ago, without the side-curtain airbag blowing up in my face) based on a 74LS76 TTL dual JK flip-flop (it works great in an online simulation, but has problems in real life).
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    As far as I know, there are NO female Bond authors. I think Lonemagpie just meant that he's been alternating male and female authors in general, not male and female Bond authors.
     
  4. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Wikipedia bears out that assertion, and I think it can be considered reliable for this question.

    Of course, there could be lots and lots of women writing Bond fanfic (probably very fertile ground for the Mary-Sue trope).

    I never did bother with any Ian Fleming myself. About the only Bond novel I ever read was Christopher Wood's novelization of the Roger Moore Moonraker (and that's kind of a "Bond novel in name only," I suppose). And I never especially cared for any of the pre-Moore Bond films, despise Never Say Never Again, and never bothered to see any of the post-Dalton ones. (Truth be told, my two favorite Bond films aren't Bond films at all; they're Flint films! "Repeat after me: I am not a pleasure unit" indeed!)
     
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  5. Stevil2001

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    There was a "Moneypenny Diaries" spin off written by a woman.
     
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  6. hbquikcomjamesl

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  7. Lonemagpie

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    There are no female Bond writers, unless you count the Moneypenny books. I was talking about a preference to alternate between male and female authors in my purely recrational reading in general- I had planned to read The Shakespeare Code by JL (Jennifer Lee) Carrell, (Buried In Their Bones in the original US edition) but between seeing NTTD and not being able to fin TSC in my library room, switched to the Bond.
     
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    Ok my mistake
     
  9. Allyn Gibson

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    One of my favorite numbered TNG novels is David Bischoff's Grounded -- the Enterprise-D gets infected by sentient mud!
     
  10. Veeza

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    No Time Like The Past was finished this morning. Really fun read - the trips to the past felt like little short stories within the novel and the second half of the book just rocketed along! Great stuff. Am I right in thinking this book was originally going to be set in the Kelvin Timeline? It certainly felt cinematic!

    First flowchart block is complete :hugegrin: next up the arrow takes me to Mere Anarchy...

     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Yep, I guess it's an open secret by now that I basically cannibalized my unpublished Kelvin novel, replacing Old Spock with Seven of Nine, although I ended up having to come up with plenty of new stuff as well. I'd say that maybe a third of NO TIME FROM THE PAST is salvaged from the Kelvin book. Mostly all the stuff about the Klingons (and the Federation bureaucrat) trying to get their hands on Seven of Nine because of her knowledge of the future.

    On the other hand, the whole time-travel treasure hunt plotline was new to this book.
     
  12. Reanok

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    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams
     
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  14. JD

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    Have you guys put together a list, or something, with all of the episodes where you talked to the authors? I've been wanting to listen to some, but it's kind of a pain having to go through every episode to find the one I'm looking for.

    Last week, I finished STVOY: To Lose The Earth, which I really enjoyed. While it did a pretty job of tying up a lot of the plot lines, I am a little disappointed we'll probably never get to see the new set up introduced at the end.
    I haven't started anything else, I'm just focusing on Witch's Reign until I finish it.
     
  15. Smiley

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    They’ve got a Goodreads bookshelf, so you can check which books have been covered. I am not aware of any way to check if the episode contains an author interview beyond checking the show notes.

    I started Rogue Elements and a reread of The Three-Body Problem.
     
  16. Reanok

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    The Restraunt at the end of the universe by Douglas Adams.
     
  17. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Mary Trump's latest opus, The Reckoning. It's a harrowing trip through what led to the Trump Presidency, and the worst (mostly hidden) abuses of presidency itself. It promises a prescription for how to restore sanity to America, but I haven't gotten that far (I'm still at least a dozen pages shy of the halfway point).
     
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    Life the Universe and everything by Douglas Adams
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    The Family Plot by Megan Collins, about a true-crime-obsessed family that literally discovers a murder in their own backyard. Fun so far.
     
  20. JD

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    I finished up Witch's Reign yesterday, and I started Justice League (New 52 series) Vol. 2: The Villain's Journey, written by Geoff Johns, with art by Jim Lee.