So what are you reading now?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by kimc, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. Captain Randy Hall

    Captain Randy Hall Commodore Commodore

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    I've read all the Destiny books, as well as KRAD's Singular Destiny. Just between us, I really would have like to see even more changes, like Vulcan exploding. One of my favorite aliens in Trek is the Andorians, so naturally, their world got blown to smithereens. Anyone for New Andor?

    I just picked up Mere Anarchy (if that title's right) because I'm in a Classic Trek mood with the movie a few hops, skips and jumps away. I haven't even turned the first page yet, but I like a lot of the authors listed in the Contents page.

    And let me recommend the Trek comics being produced by IDW. Most of them are very good. They're in the middle of TNG: The Last Generation, which is the best TNG they've produced. They also have a mini-series called "Mission Ends," which talks about why the Big Three went their separate ways before they had to reunite for STTMP. They also have a comics series in which the spotlight on a particular alien. The first one is to be a romp with ... wait for it ... Tribbles!

    Give them a try!
     
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  2. Trent Roman

    Trent Roman Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm only a few stories into Sky's the Limit on account of having no time to pleasure read, but I finally found the last two Destiny books in stores (oh, and thanks for the spoiler Randy), as well as KRAD and CLB's latest entries, so I'm hoping to get to them soon enough and not have to avoid half the threads in the forum anymore. ;)

    Elsewhere, I've started on Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreisden (didn't sell well? can't imagine why, overbloated thing...), Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Stories by Stephen Crane (dirteh! there is such a thing as being too vernacular...) and Toni Morrison's Sula (I hate small towns). On the nonfiction side, I'm reading The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science, and the Imagination by Eric G. Wilson (don't much care for his style, but the research is good).

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  3. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    Oh dear. I tried a little more of Dark Victory and encountered a 400cm, 6kg animal which Kirk exclaims is the size of a domestic cat or dog. Err...I hope my kittens don't grow to more than twice my height...
     
  4. LapsedTrekkie

    LapsedTrekkie Ensign Red Shirt

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    I just finished reading Over a Torrent Sea.

    I know, I'm late.

    I am now re-reading the entire Titan series, and currently starting The Red King again.

    I'm also actively searching for my copy of Articles of the Federation, because it BUGS me that I cannot find it, and contemplating reading Rising Son & Unity again, both from perhaps my favorite DS9 writer. Tho Dafydd ab Hugh is pretty cool too.
     
  5. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    There have been a lot of measurement errors in some of the Trek books. In a few, it was obvious from the context that someone decided the measurements should be metric instead of imperial, but didn't do any conversion calculations. They just kept the number the same and substituted the word metres for feet.

    Currently reading the Torchwood novel Pack Animals by Peter Anghelides after finally finishing the Doctor Who novel Heritage by Dale Smith.
     
  6. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I just started the SW novel Yoda: Dark Rendevous the other day. I've been meaning to get back to SW since I started watching The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, so I was finishing up the Clone Wars/Dark Ages stuff, and then I was going to move on to either NJO or LotF.
     
  7. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    New Jedi Order. Avoid Legacy of the Force like a thing that ought to be avoided at all costs.
     
  8. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Just finished Your Movie Sucks by Roger Ebert. I loved it!
     
  9. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    ABSO-GOD-DAMN-LUTELY. This could not be more true.
     
  10. Arya

    Arya Ensign Newbie

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    I am reading Vulcan's soul book 2 Exiles by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shartz. it is great!!! The first book Exodus was really good too.
     
  11. T'Ressa Dax

    T'Ressa Dax Captain Captain

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    Reading Victory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon, last in the Vatta's War series. I'm hoping that just means I have another good series to look forward to.
     
  12. Hoshi_Mayweather

    Hoshi_Mayweather Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Right now (in terms of Trek)....I've read Grace Lee Whitney's autobiography...

    That woman has been through a lot, but she pulled through......

    I couldn't get into the first volume of 'The Rise of Khan Noonian Singh'....(I stopped after the first two chapters).

    *

    I've also read 'Fledgling' by Octavia Butler...and 'Aftermath' by LeVar Burton. (Both were good; 'Fledgling' was better, IMO).
     
  13. JD

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    That's pretty much what I've decided to do. Although I feel kinda guilty, because I got Betrayal, Sacrifice (in Hardcover:scream:), and Fury. I just sorta randomly picked up the books when I was at Wal-Mart and had extra money.

    Has there been any pre-release buzz about the Fate of the Jedi books yet? I'm considering reading the NJO and then just skipping to them, once I finish the Clone Wars and Dark Times stuff.
     
  14. Stevil2001

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    LotF killed any interest I've had in the ongoing Luke & co. adventures (and I bought every book in tNJO, Dark Nest, and LotF as they came out, whatever the format), so I haven't been paying much attention to the buzz on FotJ. However, it has two of the three same authors and the same format. And it looks to be relying heavily on the events of LotF. I can't imagine it'll be anything other than more of the same.

    God, I used to like Allston and Denning. I still do, actually. I wish I knew what had happened.
     
  15. Thrawn

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    I think that Star Wars's failure for me, right now, is its inability to decide if Evil and Good are actually real or not. Jacen's fall started as a chance to really explore moral ambiguity - he fell from the desire to do more GOOD, not out of any selfish reason - but then as soon as he fell, he instantly became the same stereotypical ranting idiot villain we've seen over and over again. And, well, then... He Just Had To Die. Luke, who redeemed VADER, decided that Jacen, who had by his own admission fallen out of the desire to do good, wasn't worth the effort.

    On the flipside, you've got the Clone Wars; cute stories about good and evil (specifically good winning against evil) set inside a war where both sides are fighting for the same guy so he can gain power for himself.

    The whole thing is morally incoherent.
     
  16. Paris

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    I've recently finished Titan: Over a Torrent Sea (great stuff), as well as the Voyager: Spirit Walk duology (third reading and I still like it:)). Currently, i'm reading both Mere Anarchy (lovin' it:techman:) and MJF's 4th Stargazer book, Oblivion. Also patiently waiting for Full Circle:drool:...
     
  17. nickyboy

    nickyboy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Reading Star Trek: A singular destiny by KRAD & I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan.

    Before these Destiny book 3 & American psycho
     
  18. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've just started The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.

    Grad school reading this week:
    - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

    And, amazingly, that's it! Which gives me a chance to prep my conference paper and get working on my seminar papers. Let's hope I don't squander this chance.
     
  19. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just finished Star Trek: Destiny Book II. About to jump into Book III. Can't wait to see how this all ends. This has been some of the best trek fiction in a long time.
    On my "to read" list is: Star Trek: Mere Anarchy, A Singular Destiny, Titan: Over a Torrent Sea, Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, and Star Wars: Death Star. I'm also waiting for the release of Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets, and Star Trek TOS: Troublesome Minds.
    I'm also 3 books in on Star Wars:LOTF. I will eventually jump back to that.
     
  20. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Not to be a broken record or anything, but... take your time. It just gets worse from there.
     
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