Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by captcalhoun, Dec 22, 2011.
Finished re-reading Seize the Fire the other day, and am now working on re-reading Rough Beasts of Empire, which is making me sad.
Made it to the comic book shop for the first time in months. Now I can catch up on the X-Men, the Avengers, Batwoman, Buffy . . . and, yes, an honest-to-god Dark Shadows/Vampirella crossover. (Like I could possibly pass that up.)
I just finished Burn Notice: The Giveaway and about to start Star Trek: New Frontier: Excalibur: Renaissance.
I started STTNG: Indistinguishable from Magic, and the sixth Dresden Files novel, Blood Rites earlier today. I'm not even 30 pages into either one yet, and they are both already off to much better starts that Seize the Fire.
Just started The Riddled Post by Aaron Rosenberg.
I've also got on the schedule:-
More SCE books
Anno Dracula - Kim Newman
Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff
Grantville Gazette by Eric Flint etc all
For the Amazon currently free list
Thy Kingdom come by Don Helin (Haven't read any by him but thought I'd give it a try)
Hostile Content by Gordon Kent.
Just breezed through Fearful Symmetry. Compared to other DS9-R stories it really felt short. I liked the first half (side) but felt that it probably would have been better with the chapters alternating. That said, I'm really not sure how I feel about the "revelations" about Dukat.
Now onto The Soul Key. Already 55 pages in, enjoying it quite a bit.
Can't believe I'm closing in on the end of the DS9-R!
Just started reading Joe Casey and Tom Scioli's amazing Godland series from Image Comics. Fantastic kirby-esque world with fun dialogue and beautiful artwork. Also, I can't wait for the second book in Mack's trilogy to show up at the end of the month
I am nearly finished with Fear Agent. Is Heath Houston the only Goldwater Republican protagonist in the history of comics? I don't want to go political, but him arguing with his neocon dad was really fun.
Seize the fire (Typhoon pact)
I finished Persistence of Memory and have started Imperial Commando: 501st. Next up is Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight.
Hoping to finish before the new book is out?
Yep. Now that Episode VII has been announced I've kicked my Star Wars reading into high gear in the hopes of getting caught up before the new movie renders them completely inconsistent. And plus this gives me the added bonus of being ready for the fourth book in the Coruscant Nights series when it comes out.
I had the opposite reaction. I am not playing Swtor, despite the fact that i waited months for the free to play option.
I'm also getting ready to get back to my SW books which I haven't read in ages. Although for me it's the new season of The Clone Wars that got me into the mood for more SW, and the announcement of the new movie has only strengthened that desire.
THe EU was finallz better then ever, then the news came...
That's the thing, I've really been enjoying the Star Wars Expanded Universe from the books and comics too. (Never had the time to get in to the video games.) And after my initial shock, I'm even okay now that the EU as I know it may become an "alternate universe." But I'd rather finish reading it all before the new film contradicts it, so that I can enjoy each on their own without the contradictions pulling me out of the story.
Rereading the excellent Sharpe's Fortress.
Need something neeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Just getting ready to open Brinkmanship.
I found long ago that the best way to avoid letting contradictions pull you out of the story is simply to accept that it's a story -- to abandon the conceit that it's somehow "real" in any way and just accept it as a piece of entertainment. There are Trek novels/comics that I accept as part of the "real" universe and others that I just consider pure fiction set in that universe, and I don't enjoy the latter any less. In fact, in recent years I find that I often gravitate more toward rereading the books/comics that aren't in continuity as I see it, since there's less baggage attached (keeping track of the continuity is too much like my work).
So just think of the Star Wars stories contradicted by the movies or The Clone Wars as "historical fiction," as it were. If you can enjoy reading a Sherlock Holmes story with the full knowledge that there never really was a Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson in the real late 19th-century England, then there's no reason you can't enjoy an ST or SW novel depicting a version of events that didn't "really" happen in the canonical universe.
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