What did you read in 2020?

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

  1. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    At the moment, I'm rereading TNG: Intellivore by Diane Duane. Shorter than usual for her, but given the constraints of the day when she wrote it...

    Anyway, I'm fixating on her references to star names mostly IAU-approvable on first read again, and trying to find B Hydri via SIMBAD with no luck. It's got to exist, right?
     
  2. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh! Forgot Picard: Last Best Hope, the Picard autobiography, a bunch of comics including Hive and a mountain of ancient fanfic including much of Kraith.
     
  3. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I look forward to your views on Kraith. I'm also reading some ancient fanfic. I'm enjoying the experience, even when I don't enjoy a particular fic.
     
  4. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Recreationally, i.e. not for work or research, these...


    1) – LEARNED OPTIMISM by Martin EP Seligman
    2) – DAWN OF THE DUMB by Charlie Brooker
    3) – THE SEARCHERS by Alan Le May
    4) – THE BURGLAR CAUGHT BY A SKELETON by Jeremy Clay
    5 – THE JUDGE CHILD by John Wagner, Alan Grant, et al6 – DEAD ISLAND by Mark Morris
    7 – THE MURDER ON THE LINKS by Agatha Christie
    8- GERMAN LONGSWORD STUDY GUIDE by Keith Farrell and Alex Bourdas
    9 – A VERY BRITISH MURDER by Lucy Worsley
    10 – SPARTAN GOLD by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood
    11- SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST by Sabine C Bauer
    12 – MY WICKED WICKED WAYS by Errol Flynn
    13 – CHANGELESS by Gail Carriger
    14 – SIN CITY 7: HELL AND BACK by Frank Miller
    15 – SEVEN OF NINE by Christie Golden.
    16 – THE WANTED by Robert Crais
    17 – A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AMAZONS, Women Warriors In Myth And History, by Lyn Webster Wild.
    18 – BEDLAM; LONDON AND ITS MAD by Catharine Arnold
    19 – THE CAT LOVER’S COFFEE TABLE BOOK. By Nanette Newman, Graham Tarrant, and Edward McGlachlan.
    20 – BLITZCAT by Robert Westall
    21 – MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie.
    22 – TWELVE ANGELS WEEPING by David Rudden
     
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  5. bfollowell

    bfollowell Captain Captain

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    I've usually started this thread the past few years. I'm glad to see someone else started one while I was AWOL.

    This was a busy year with lots of side projects, other hobbies, and a new grandson to interfere with my reading, so I was way down this year. I only read 18 books this year and 4 of those were graphic novel compilations. I only read six Star Trek related titles this year.

    Here's how my year panned out:

    The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: New World Order by Robert Kirkman
    The Walking Dead, Vol. 31: The Rotten Core by Robert Kirkman
    The Walking Dead, Vol. 32: Rest In Peace by Robert Kirkman
    Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
    The Walking Dead: Here's Negan! by Robert Kirkman
    Star Trek: Picard: Countdown by Kirsten Beyer
    Star Trek: Discovery: Dead Endless by Dave Galanter
    The Ironclads by Frank R. Donovan
    Star Trek: The Original Series: The Antares Maelstrom by Greg Cox
    Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack
    The Rising: The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant
    Feedback (Newsflesh, #4) by Mira Grant
    Star Trek: Discovery: Die Standing by John Jackson Miller
    The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal
    A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe (The Salvagers, #1) by Alex White
    Relentless (Drizzt Trilogy #3; The Legend of Drizzt #33) by R.A. Salvatore
    Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer
    Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2) by Ernest Cline
     
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  6. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    My 2020 reading (includes graphic novels, fanzines, audiobooks, etc.)

    Interstat #25-#30 (fz) ed. by Teri Meyer & Ann Crouch
    Interstat #31-#36 (fz) ed. by Teri Meyer & Ann Crouch
    Interstat #37-#42 (fz) ed. by Teri Meyer & Ann Crouch
    Interstat #43-#50 (fz) ed. by Teri Meyer & Ann Crouch
    The Halkan Council (fz) #1-#3, #5-#6 ed. By Shirley Huang & Sandy Yingling
    Discovery: Aftermath #1-#3 (gn) by Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson/Tony Shasteen & J.D. Mettler
    The Halkan Council (fz) #7-#12 ed. by Shirley Huang & Sandy Yingling
    The Halkan Council (fz) #13-#18 ed. by Shirley Huang & Sandy Yingling
    Doctor's Orders (audiobook) by Diane Duane
    The Halkan Council (fz) #19-#27 ed. by Shirley Huang & Sandy Yingling
    Interstat (fz) #51-#56 ed. by Teri Meyer & Ann Crouch
    Swordhunt/Honor Blade by Diane Duane
    Discovery: Dead Endless (audiobook) by Dave Galanter
    The Empty Chair by Diane Duane
    The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre
    The Monkees by Andrew Sandoval
    Picard: The Last Best Hope (audiobook) by Una McCormack
    The Darkover Newsletter (fz) 8,9/10,19/20-28, 31-54 edited by Ann Sharp
    The Klingon Gambit by Robert E. Vardeman
    Benchmarks Revisited by Algis Budrys
    The Higher Frontier (audiobook) by Christopher L. Bennett
    Solid State: The Story of Abbey Road and the End of the Beatles by Kenneth Womanck
    Monkee Business: The Revolutionary Made-For-TV Band by Eric Lefcowitz
    Benchmarks Continued by Algis Budrys
    Wuvable Oaf (gn) by Ed Luce
    Wuvable Oaf: Blood and Metal (gn) by Ed Luce
    The Interdependency III: The Last Emperox (audiobook) by John Scalzi
    Stardate 8-11 (fz) edited by Various
    Black Fire by Sonni Cooper
    Infinite Diversity #5 (fz) ed by Pat Harris (Black Fire cut scenes by Sonni Cooper)
    Star Trek (Kelvin): The Unsettling Stars (Audiobook) by Alan Dean Foster
    Star Trek: DeepSpace Nine (Seasons 1-7) by Various/Various
    24 Frames into the Future by John Scalzi
    Farscape: Red Sky at Morning (gn) by O'Bannon & DeCandido/Sliney & Atkinson
    Farscape: Scorpius: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (gn) by O'Bannon & Mack/Ruiz & Woodward
    Farscape: Compulsions (gn) by O'Bannon & DeCandido/Sliney & Atkinson
    Farscape: Scorpius: Glorious Basterds (gn) by O'Bannon & Mack/Purcell & Woodward
    A Budrys Miscellany by Algis Budrys
    Benchmarks Concluded by Algis Budrys
    These Are The Voyages - Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek in the 1970's II by Marc Cushman
    These Are The Voyages - Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek in the 1970's III by Marc Cushman
    Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Inside the Art & Visual Effects by Jeff Bond & Gene Kozicki
    The Beatles Finally Let It Be by Bruce Spizer
    Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films by Matthew Field & Ajay Chowdhury
    James Bond Films: 1962-20 (movies) Various/Various/Various
    Beyond the Outposts by Algis Budrys
    Consider Phlebas (audiobook) by Iain M. Banks
    The Book on the Edge of Forever by Christopher Priest
    In Search of Wonder, Third Edition by Damon Knight
    The Futurians by Damon Knight
    The Issue at Hand by "William Atheling, Jr." (James Blish)
    More Issues at Hand by "William Atheling, Jr." (James Blish)
    Elton John: Jewel Box by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, etc.
    The Tale That Wags The God by James Blish
    New Maps of Hell by Kingsley Amis
    All Our Yesterdays: The Fanzine Columns by Harry Warner, Jr.
    Space: 1999 1: Breakaway (Powysverse equivalent) by Ball/Tubb/Booth/Jansen/Sokol
    Space: 1999 2: Moon Odyssey (Powysverse equivalent) by Tubb/Rankine/Ball
    Space: 1999 3: The Space Guardians (Powysverse equivalent) by Brian Ball/John Rankine

    So, a bunch of Sci-Fi criticism from the '40's to the '80's, a bunch of nostalgic stuff, Trek fanzines from the golden era of Trekfandon (the '70's), Scalzi new and old, and my belated discovery of Banks's The Culture. All in all, a great year.
     
  7. frankieteardrop

    frankieteardrop Commander Red Shirt

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    Books
    Narrow Rooms by James Purdy
    Star Trek: Picard - The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack
    The Ghastly One: The 42nd Street Netherworld of Director Andy Milligan by Jimmy McDonough
    Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby
    Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin
    Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
    Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary by Sasha Geffen
    Paperbacks From Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix
    Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
    Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma by Laura Westengard
    Dad Made Dirty Movies: The Erotic World of Stephen C. Apostolof by Joe Blevins and Jordan Todorov
    The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway by Una McCormack

    Comics
    The Lonliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine
    Killadelphia by Rodney Barnes, Jason Shawn, Alexander, Luis NCT, and Marshall Dillon
    Hedra by Jesse Longergan
    The Green Lantern Season Two #1-10 by Grant Morrison, Liam Sharp, Xermanico, Steve Oliff, Steven Wands and Tom Orzechowski
    Lois Lane #1-12 by Greg Rucka, Mike Perkins, Paul Mounts, Andy Troy, Gabe Eltaeb and Simon Bowland
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #1-12 by Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Nathan Fairburn
    Witch Hat Atelier Vol 1-6 by Kamome Shirahama
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Too Long a Sacrifice #1-4 by David Tipton, Scott Tipton, Greg Scott, and Felipe Sobreiro
    House of X/Powers of X Vol 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, R.B. Silva and Marte Gracia
    John Constantine: Hellblazer by Simon Spurrier, Aaron Campbell, Matias Bergara, Jordie Bellaire, & Aditya Bidikar
    Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, & Janice Chiang
    Kill a Man by Steve Orlando, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Alec Morgan and Jim Campbell

    I love Ed Luce! Came to his work via his contributions to Henry & Glenn Forever and dove right into Wuvable Oaf from there. There should be more comics about cat-loving grindcore bears with satanic wrestling alter-egos.
     
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  8. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I could not possibly agree more fervently!
     
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  9. StefanM

    StefanM Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    My Cross Cult Star Trek reading list 2020:

    86 Star Trek – New Frontier Band 13 Stein und Amboss (Peter David Stone and Anvil ) 15.12.2019-19.02.2020 67
    87 Star Trek – Picard Band 1 Die letzte und einzige Hoffnung (Una McCormack The Last Best Hope ) 20.02.2020-06.04.2020 47
    88 Star Trek – The Fall Band 1 Erkenntnisse aus Ruinen (David R. George III Revelations and Dust) 07.04.2020-17.05.2020 41
    89 Star Trek – The Fall Band 2 Der karminrote Schatten (Una McCormack The Crimson Shadow) 18.05.2020-08.06.2020 22
    90 Star Trek – The Original Series Band 7 Früher war alles besser (Greg Cox No Time Like the Past) 23.05.2020-08.06.2020 17
    91 Star Trek – The Original Series Band 4 Der Friedenstifter (Jerry Oltion Mudd in Your Eye ) 14.06.2020-05.07.2020 22
    92 Star Trek – The Fall Band 3 Auf verlorenem Posten (David Mack A Ceremony of Losses) 09.06.2020-18.07.2020 40
    93 Star Trek – Voyager Band 11 Sühne (Kirsten Beyer Atonement) 14.10.2019-30.07.2020 291
    94 Star Trek – Titan Band 7 Gefallene Götter (Michael A. Martin Fallen Gods) 31.07.2020-07.08.2020 8
    95 Star Trek – The Original Series Band 2 Feuertaufe: Spock – Das Feuer und die Rose (David R. George III Spock – The Fire and the Rose) 18.07.2020-31.08.2020 45
    96 Star Trek – The Fall Band 4 Der Giftbecher (James Swallow The Poisoned Chalice) 19.07.2020-09.09.2020 53
    97 Star Trek – The Next Generation Band 11 Das Licht der Fantasie (Jeffrey Lang The Light Fantastic) 08.08.2020-17.10.2020 71
    102/1 Star Trek – The Original Series Band 9 Miasma (Greg Cox Miasma) 13.10.2020-12.11.2020 31
    98 Star Trek – Prometheus Band 1 Feuer gegen Feuer (Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg Fire with Fire) 18.07.2020-21.11.2020 127
    99 Star Trek – Prometheus Band 2 Der Ursprung allen Zorns (Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg The Root of All Rage 22.11.2020-28.11.2020 7
    102/2 Star Trek – The Next Generation Der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind (James Swallow The Stuff of Dreams) 18.10.2020-29.11.2020 43
    100 Star Trek – The Fall Band 5 Königreiche des Friedens (Dayton Ward Peaceable Kingdoms) 10.09.2020-09.12.2020 91
    101 Star Trek – Prometheus Band 3 Im Herz des Chaos (Bernd Perplies & Christian Humberg In the Heart of Chaos) 29.11.2020-10.12.2020 12
    102/3 Star Trek – Titan Abwesende Feinde (John Jackson Miller Absent Enemies) 30.11.2020-14.12.2020 15
    103 Star Trek – The Next Generation Band 12 Jagd (John Jackson Miller Takedown) 15.12.2020-30.12.2020 16
     
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