What did you read in 2020?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Stephen!, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. Stephen!

    Stephen! Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quite a few this year, compared to last year.

    "Hearts and Minds" (TNG)
    "Available Light" (TNG)
    "Collateral Damage" (TNG)
    "Master and Apprentice" (Star Wars)
    "The Missing" (DS9)
    "Brinkmanship" (Typhon Pact)
    "The Crimson Shadow" (The Fall)
  2. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    New year end, new thread created :)

    Have at it, all those of you who keep track of this sort of thing!

    And Merry Christmas, happy end of 2020 to you all - may your 2021 be filled with vaccines and joy
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  3. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    And XenForo is so helpful and yet if falls at the last hurdle of not letting me specify I wanted Stephen's thread beneath mine... oh well...
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  4. Desert Kris

    Desert Kris Captain Captain

    Dec 3, 2008
    Desert City
    The major ones I can remember off the top of my head:
    The Fifth Season

    Doctor No

    The Drawing of the Three
    Star Trek: Deep Domain, Strangers From the Sky, The Romulan Way

    Tales of the City of the Saved
    Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks, Fury From the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Space Pirates. Also the first four stories of the first Hartnell Annual, pretty lengthy stories.

    Also a couple stories from a massive concept anthology called We All Hear Stories in the Dark.
  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I read Rogue Saucer, those 2 Kelvin Universe novels and I'm halfway through Troublesome Minds right now.

    It's been a very busy year.
  6. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

    Dec 22, 2015
    I finally finished The Long Mirage, which I think I started back in 2019 when the German version came out. That very much slowed down my post-Nemesis reading.

    In current Trek, I read The Last, Best Hope and The Way to the Stars (which I am currently re-reading), both amazing novels by Una McCormack, and Desperate Measures by Dayton Ward, which did a very good job with the premise.

    I also read two Doctor Who novels, The Eight Doctors, which felt somewhat strange and ever so slightly out of character, and Prisoner of the Daleks, which worked much better.
  7. Oz Trekkie

    Oz Trekkie Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 2, 2017
    My 2020 reading list

    Latest listed first

    A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox
    To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer
    Architects of Infinity by Kirsten Beyer
    A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer
    Acts of Contrition by Kirsten Beyer
    Protectors by Kirsten Beyer
    The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer
    Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer
    Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer
    Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer
    More Beautiful Than Death by David Mack
    Die Standing by John Jackson Miller
    Agents of Influence by Dayton Ward
    Do Comets Dream? by S.P. Somtow
    Star Trek by John J. Ordover
    Equinox by Diane Carey
    Cast No Shadow by James Swallow
    Unspoken Truth by Margaret Wander Bonanno
    Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox
    Lust's Latinum Lost (And Found) by Paula M. Block
    Seasons of Light and Darkness by Michael A. Martin
    Miasma by Greg Cox
    The More Things Change by Scott Pearson
    Shadow of the Machine by Scott Harrison
    Serpents in the Garden by Jeffrey J. Mariotte
    The Latter Fire by James Swallow
    Allegiance in Exile by David R. George III
    Prophecy and Change by Marco Palmieri
    The Unsettling Stars by Alan Dean Foster
    The Rings of Time by Greg Cox
    The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox
    Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel
    That Which Divides by Dayton Ward
    Crisis of Consciousness by Dave Galanter
    Savage Trade by Tony Daniel
    The Shocks of Adversity by William Leisner
    A Choice of Catastrophes by Michael Schuster
    The Aliens Are Coming! by Dayton Ward
    Constellations by Marco Palmieri
    The Case of the Colonist's Corpse by Bob Ingersoll
    The Folded World by Jeff Mariotte
    Child of Two Worlds by Greg Cox
    The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett
    The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack
  8. 2of1million

    2of1million Captain Captain

    Jan 16, 2002
    I had a very slow reading year with only 20 books read. Here’s the Star Trek books I read this year.

    Star Trek Picard The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack
    Star Trek The Higher Frontier by Christopher L Bennett
    Star Trek TNG Balance Of Power by Dafydd ab Hugh
    Star Trek Voyager Chrysalis by David Niall Wilson
    Star Trek More Beautiful Than Death by David Mack
  9. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    I started the year doing a lot of reading, but it tailed off a bit in the last few months, so overall i read less than any recent year.
    I've always enjoyed Bernard Cornwells books, so i started reading some other historical fiction authors ( Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden). I made a start on The Expanse (late to the party on that one). A good end, but sad to read the final book of The Last Kingdom series, one of my favourites.
    I only read one Trek book this year, the Picard novel Last Best Hope, which I enjoyed more than the actual series.

    • Battle Flag (The Starbuck Chronicles) - Bernard Cornwell
    • Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • The Bloody Ground (The Starbuck Chronicles) - Bernard Cornwell
    • The Kimball Group Reader: Relentlessly Practical Tools for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (Remastered Collection) - Ralph Kimball; Margy Ross; Et Al.
    • Stormbird (Wars of the Roses) - Conn Iggulden
    • The ABC Murders (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Trinity (Wars of the Roses) - Conn Iggulden
    • The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modelling (Third Edition) - Ralph Kimball; Margy Ross
    • The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit: Practical Techniques for Extracting, Cleaning, Conforming and Delivering Data - Ralph Kimball; Joe Caserta
    • Bloodline (Wars of the Roses) - Conn Iggulden
    • Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil (The Grantchester Mysteries) - James Runcie
    • Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Ravenspur (Wars of the Roses) - Conn Iggulden
    • The Last Best Hope (Star Trek: Picard) - Una McCormack
    • Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • The Forgotten Legion (The Forgotten Legion) - Ben Kane
    • Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Appointment with Death (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • The Silver Eagle (The Forgotten Legion) - Ben Kane
    • Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • The Road to Rome (The Forgotten Legion) - Ben Kane
    • SQL Server Execution Plans, Third Edition - Grant Fritchey
    • Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse) - James S A Corey
    • One, Two, Buckle my Shoe (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles - Bernard Cornwell
    • Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Spartacus: The Gladiator (Spartacus) - Ben Kane
    • Caliban's War (The Expanse) - James S A Corey
    • Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • Spartacus: Rebellion (Spartacus) - Ben Kane
    • Poirot and Me - David Suchet
    • Artemis - Andy Weir
    • The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
    • Clash of Empires (Clash of Empires) - Ben Kane
    • The Hollow (Hercule Poirot) - Agatha Christie
    • The Constant Rabbit - Jasper Fforde
    • Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs) - Jacqueline Winspear
    • Azincourt - Bernard Cornwell
    • Gods of Risk (The Expanse) - James S A Corey
    • The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman
    • The Killings at Kingfisher Hill - Sophie Hannah
    • Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse) - James S A Corey
    • War Lord (The Last Kingdom) - Bernard Cornwell
    • Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike) - Robert Galbraith
    • Highland Fling (Mirabelle Bevan Mysteries) - Sara Sheridan
    • Lionheart - Ben Kane
    • The Sandman (Audible) - Neil Gaiman & Dirk Maggs
    • The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs) - Jacqueline Winspear
  10. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 11, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    To Lose the Earth

    Hopefully I can do a lot better next year.
  11. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    I have read 96 books so far this year; I may squeeze in a 97th if I can get through the rest of Nicholas Nickleby in the next week. Low year for me (my annual average is in the 150s).

    Of those, 12 were Star Trek books:
    1. Discovery: Dead Endless by Dave Galanter
    2. Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack
    3. The Next Generation: Cold Equations, Book III: The Body Electric by David Mack
    4. Department of Temporal Investigations: Time Lock by Christopher L. Bennett
    5. The Next Generation: The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow
    6. Department of Temporal Investigations: Shield of the Gods by Christopher L. Bennett
    7. The Next Generation: Q Are Cordially Uninvited... by Rudy Josephs
    8. The Fall: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III
    9. The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
    10. The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack
    11. The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
    12. The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
    As you can see, other than keeping up with CBSAA tie-ins (though I skipped Die Standing), I have been working on catching up with Destiny-era fiction.

    If you want to know what other books I've read, I blog about it every month!
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  12. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    2020 ain't over yet.
  13. Little_kingsfan

    Little_kingsfan Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 25, 2015
    Sacramento, CA
    For Star Trek this year, I read the entire Vanguard and Seekers franchise (a reread), No Time Like the Past (reread), The Higher Frontier, Agents of Influence, Die Standing, To Lose the Earth, and A Contest of Principles...oh, and the Kirk Fu Manual. There was likely a few more I skimmed but didn't actually read or reread all the way through like Desperate Measures but for the most part that was it.
  14. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

    Oct 6, 2006
    Orange County, CA
    Well, obviously all the ST novels published this year. And I re-read Assignment: Eternity (and a few others).

    And I read Don Quixote, in the relatively new Edith Grossman translation.
  15. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Here are the books I read this year based off of my list on Goodreads.
    1. Solo: A Star Wars Story novelization by Mur Lafferty
    2. Star Trek: Section 31: Control by David Mack
    3. Star Trek: The Badlands Book Two of Two
    4. The Art of Ratchet & Clank
    5. Star Trek: Voyager: Gateways #5: No Man's Land and In the Queue (novella in Gateways #7: What Lay Beyond) by Christie Golden
    6. Star Trek: Titan: Fortune of War by David Mack
    7. Star Trek: TNG: Available Light by Dayton Ward
    8. The Dresden Files: Changes by Jim Butcher
    9. Multiple stories from The Dresden Files Side Jobs by Jim Butcher
    10. Star Wars: Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
    11. Star Trek: TNG: Collateral Damage by David Mack
    12. Star Wars: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
    1. The Flash Vol. 4: Reverse written by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato with art by Francis Manapul
    2. Star Trek Mirror Images #1-4 written by David and Scott Tipton with art by David Messina
    3. Superman: Secret Origin written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank
    4. Doctor Who The Eighth Doctor Vol. 1: A Matter of Life and Death written by George Mann with art by Emma Vieceli
    5. Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted written by Joss Whedon with art by John Cassaday
    6. Star Trek: Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment written by DC Fontana and Derek Chester with art by Gordon Purcell
    7. Justice written by Jim Krueger with art by Alex Ross
    8. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita written by David and Scott Tipton with art by Angel Hernandez, Carlos Nieto, and Tony Shasteen
    9. Spider-Man: Died In Your Arms Tonight written by Dan Slott, Marc Guggenheim, Roger Stern, and Mark Waid, with art by Mario Alberti, Pat Ollife, John Romita Jr. and Val Semeiks
    10. Star Trek Waypoint Special #1 written by Dave Baker, Brandon M. Easton, Nicole Goux, Jackson Lanzing, Matthew Dow Smith, with art by Nicole Goux, Josh Hood, Sonny Liew, Matthew Dow Smith
    11. Aquaman #1-#6 written by Geoff Johns with art by Ivan Reis
    12. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 1: Aphra written by Kireon Gillen with art by Kev Walker
    13. Star Trek: Debt of Honor written by Chris Claremont with art by Adam Hughes
    14. Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death writing and art by by Tony S. Daniel
    15. Fantatsic Four: The Master of Doom written by Mark Millar with art by Bryan Hitch
    16. Chew Vol. 1: Taster's Choice written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory
    17. The Flash Vol. 5: History Lesson written by Brian Buccellato with art by Patrick Zircher
    18. The Simpsons Comics Showstopper written by Ian Boothby, Mary Trainor, Len Wein and Chuck Dixon, with art by Juan Ortiz, and John Costanza
    19. Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan written by Faith Erin Hicks, Noelle Stevenson, and Shannon Waters, with art by Carolyn Nowak
    20. Batman: Death of The Family written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo
    21. Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening written by Marjorie M. Liu and art by Sana Takeda
    22. Spider-Man: New Ways to Live written by a whole bunch of people, and with art by even more people
    23. Eureka Vol. 1 story by Andrew Crosby and Jaime Paglia, script by Brandon Hay, with art by Diego Barreto
    24. Aquaman Vol. 2: The Others written by Geoff Johns with art by Joe Prado and Ivan Reis
  16. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
    No Star Trek this year.

    Interference by Sue Burke
    To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
    Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
    Dune: The Duke of Caladan by BH & KJA
    The Sisterhood of Dune by BH & KJA
    If It Bleeds by Stephen King
    Heaven's River by Dennis E. Taylor
    Kindred by Octavia Butler
    The Last Astronaut by David Wellington
    Devolution by Max Brooks
    Providence by Max Barry
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
    Old Man's War by John Scalzi (reread)
    The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
    The Lost Colony by John Scalzi
    The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi (novelette)
    Transcription by Kate Atkinson
    The Long Earth by Stephen Baxter & Terry Pratchett (reread)
    The Long War
    The Long Mars
    The Long Utopia
    The Long Cosmos
    To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers (novella)
    The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
    Terminus by Peter Clines
    Run by Blake Crouch
    Blackout by Connie Willis
  17. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

    Dec 4, 2001
    Crusher Disciple
    I read the Picard readup books. I read Diane Duane's Spock's World and started reading the Rihannsu series again.

    Thanks to Picard, I got on a Vulcan/ Romulan kick.
  18. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

    Mar 19, 2001
    Sunny California
    My 2020 list is here. Star Trek books are in bold.

    Are Snakes Necessary - Brian De Palma and Susan Lehman
    The Battle for Betazed - Charlotte Douglas and Susan Kearney
    Apropos of Nothing - Woody Allen
    The Life And Death of Classical Music - Norman Lebrecht
    Colonel Sun - Kingsley Amis
    Star Trek: The Cry of the Onlies - Judy Klass
    Double De Palma - Susan Dworkin
    Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils - Rob MacGregor
    Inside The Star Wars Empire - Bill Kimberlin
    James Bond - The Authorized Biography of 007 - John Pearson
    Vengeance is Mine - Mickey Spillane
    Wild Seed - Octavia E. Butler
    The Civil War: A Concise History - Louis P. Masur
    Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man - Mary L. Trump
    The Girl Who Lived Twice - David Lagercrantz
    A Rock And A Hard Place - Peter David
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Inside The Art & Visual Effects - Jeff Bond & Gene Kozicki

    I'll Bury My Dead - James Hadley Chase
    Quicksilver - Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
    And the Last Trump Shall Sound - Harry Turtledove, James Morrow, Cat Rambo
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - Campbell Black
    Star Trek: DS9 - The Heart of the Warrior - John Gregory Betancourt
    Diamonds Are Forever - Ian Fleming
    Nobody Lives Forever - John Gardner
    Target Practice - Nicholas Meyer
    Star Trek: Double, Double - Michael Jan Friedman
    My Life As A Mankiewicz - Tom Mankiewicz and Robert Crane
  19. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    I will allow update posts for any reading done between now and Dec 31st :D
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  20. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I forgot to include the Star Trek: SCE novella Cold Fushion by KRAD, which I read in the second paperback omnibus, Miracle Workers, under prose.
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