So What Are you Reading?: Generations

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

  1. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    I'm now re-reading CLB's The Face of the Unknown. Another one of my "outstanding" votes that is entirely indifferent to the "Canon Prime" vs. "First Splinter Novelverse" question, despite having been written and published concurrently with the existence of the First Splinter continuity.

    I will note, however, that there is one other novel I can think of, of the top of my head, that at least obliquely references the First Federation: in the second of Diane Carey's "Piper" novels, Battlestations, Piper finds herself reluctantly in command of a beat-up construction tug, Tyrannosaurus Rex (which she renames Banana Republic), and Judd "Scanner" Sandage declares that with its extraordinarily powerful tractor beam, the tug is "a Fesarius."

    (And yes, I really liked Diane Carey's early ST novels, the "Robert April and Geordie Kirk" books and the "Piper" books. Even with her hard-libertarian politics. Her later works did, I'll admit, leave something to be desired.)
     
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  2. Christopher

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    Well, the First Splinter only splintered in 2373, so anything before then is theoretically still game. Though I suspect it's only a matter of time before Strange New Worlds establishes something that negates my TOS-era continuity.
     
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  3. DS9_Klingon

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    Recently picked up a fairly new, unread and appearing in nearly mint condition 'Rihannsu:The Bloodwing Voyages' By Diane Duane. Over on eBay. Nice looking omnibus. At least the first four books of the series (Though, I'm reading on these threads that the latter two titles, the names are currently evading me, are below average...I'm hoping that's not the case). Glad these are all subjective reviews lol Of course, it omits 'Empty Chair'. I will purchase that in the very near future...Have a nice weekend everyone!!
     
  4. JD

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    Have you seen the Amazon Prime miniseries with John Malkovich and Rupert Grint?
     
  5. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Just finished my re-read of The Face of the Unknown. And it's as good as I remember.

    Funny thing: all I could remember about the First Federation going in was that their worlds were hidden from the rest of the galaxy. By something very big.
     
  6. Arpy

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    How to Stop Time, by Matt Haig
    PIC: Dark Veil, by James Swallow
    Calypso (audiobook), by David Sedaris
    The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, by John Koenig
     
  7. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    About a third of the way into re-reading The Prometheus Design. It's as bad as I remember, but it's still one of M&C's better works. Haven't yet decided whether to rate it "poor" or merely "below average."
     
  8. Reanok

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    Into the depths by Robert Ballard
     
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    Firefly life Signs by James Lovegrove
     
  10. Greg Cox

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    The House in Fern Canyon by Willo Davis Roberts. A gothic romance from 1970.

    (Just wrote an essay on DARK SHADOWS so I was in the mood to read a gothic from that era.)
     
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  11. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Oh really? Where will your essay on Dark Shadows be published?

    (Asks the guy who watched all 1225 episodes of Dark Shadows on Amazon Prime in 2018)
     
  12. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for asking. More details as they come, but it's for an upcoming collection of essays on the original TV series. Not sure if the title and pub date has been officially announced yet.
     
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  13. rahullak

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    I looked and couldn't find a miniseries with Agatha Christie's Poirot or ABC Murders on Prime. What's the title of the miniseries?
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ABC_Murders_(TV_series)

    I confess I had no idea that was Rupert Grint as the police inspector until I read a review afterwards.
     
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  15. Smiley

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/0FFO44V0ZZSV5SQVG74W1RI713/ref=atv_dl_rdr?tag=justus1ktp-20

    It's also available to buy on DVD, at least in a UK version (source: Wikipedia).

    I am reading The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn for at least the 3rd time. If you like his style of smart protagonists deducing what is really going on while trying to battle their way out of deadly danger, then you will definitely like this one.

    I am also doing a chronological Dune read/reread. Currently, I just finished The Battle of Corrin and have jumped into Sisterhood of Dune.
     
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  16. rahullak

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    Ach...it's not available in my location (India). But, thanks!
     
  17. Reanok

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    Star Trek Voyager Shadow by Dean Wesley Smith&Kristine Katherine Rush.
     
  18. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Last night, I read The More Things Change. Pretty much in one sitting.
     
  19. Reanok

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    Star Wars Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry and Saturn Run by John Sanford
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    Just reread "The Homecoming" by Ray Bradbury. One of my favorite of his stories.

    Amusingly, the story (first published in 1946) refers to 1990 as far in the future.