What Do You Plan To Read in 2018?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Since we have a thread for what we read last year, I thought it might be fun to do one for what we plan to read this year. I've got a ton of books I haven't read, so I'm not going through them all, but a few of the ones I hope to get to this year include.
    I still haven't gotten caught up on The Dresden Files, Kate Daniels, or Post-Nemesis Trek, so those continue on from last year. Last year I also started working on some old Trek paper books that I've have for ages and haven't read, so I'm going to keep working on those.
    Some of the Trek books I hope to read:
    Dayton Ward's 20th Century books
    Rihannsu: The Blood Wing Voyages
    Burning Dreams
    Entropy Effect

    Slings and Arrows
    Doomsday World

    Millenium trilogy

    Gateways: No Man's Land
    Dark Matter trilogy

    Rise of the Federation

    Voy:Distant Shores
    Lives of Dax
    TOS: Constellations
    TNG: The Sky's The Limit

    I'm also planning on starting a few new series soon
    Urban Fantasy:
    October Daye
    Mercy Thompson
    Peter Grant
    Kitty Norville

    Throne of Glass
    Wheel of Time
    Stormlight Archives
    Farseer Trilogy
    Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norell

    The Culture
    Old Man's War

    John Dies At the End
    Divine Misfortune

    Movie Novelizations and Tie-Ins:
    Modern Planet of the Apes
    Dark Knight Rises
    Man of Steel
    Suicide Squad
    The Flash/Arrow
    Pacific Rim

    BTS/Art of/Encyclopedias:
    Art of Zootopia
    Art of Moana
    The Art of Kubo & The Two Strings
    Dr. Who: Whology
    The Adventure Time Encyclopedia
    Fables Encyclopedia
    Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion... So Far, Fully Update and Up To Snuff

    I'm not sure if I'll get to all of these, but I'm hoping to at least read some of them.
  2. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Oct 23, 2017
    Ive read the millennium trilogy about 12 years ago. It’s a good book. I believe the DS9 game was based on it. That was a creepy game back in it’s time.
    Rise of the Federation is a good series. The time jumps aren’t as vast as the Romulan War series. It does a good job tying Enterprise into the greater continuity.
  3. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 7, 2015
    Planet Spaceball
    I plan to read all of Kristen Beyer's "Voyager" relaunch novels. (I'm two books in so far.)

    Others on my "Star Trek" to-read list:
    • Double Helix: Quarantine (The Maquis one with Chakotay, B'Elanna and Tom Riker)
    • No Time Like the Past (Seven of Nine meets Kirk)
    • Worlds of Deep Space Nine series
    • Eugenics Wars (mostly for Shannon O'Donnel and Rain Robinson)
    On my RE-read list...
    • Voyager: Echoes
    • The Nanotech War
    • The Lives of Dax
    • Dark Passions (the GOOD mirror universe stories, at least for Voyager)
  4. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I just remembered some others I forgot.
    Behind The Scenes:
    The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History
    Firefly: A Celebration

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

    The Never-Ending Story
  5. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 8, 2006
  6. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    More like inspired as the game, while using elements of the novels, went in a very different direction than the book.

    At least one book that I plan on reading in 2018 is V.E. Mitchell's Windows On A Lost World. I've had it for over 15 years, and the cover and write-up have always looked and sounded interesting. I just haven't gotten around to reading it, so I currently have it lined up as my next book.
  7. David Weller

    David Weller Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 14, 2017
    I’m planning on reading the last few pre-Destiny novels.

    Then Destiny and beyond.
  8. RuthlessNate

    RuthlessNate Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 21, 2009
    Oklahoma City
    With the lull in Trek books, I'm going to be branching out more. Frankly, I think they take up too much of my reading attention.

    I do have Voyager: Architects of Infinity and the next two Discovery novels preordered. I finished Andy Weir's Artemis yesterday, and I'm starting Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book today. I've got John Scalzi's Redshirts, Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars, and Cixin Liu's Three Body Problem all waiting on my bookshelf.

    If I enjoy Red Mars and Three Body Problem, I'll probably pick up their sequels. I also recently read the novella Binti by Nnedi Okafor and I'm interested to read its sequels, as well as Okafor's other work. I wouldn't mind checking out David Mack's Midnight Front either.
  9. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I plan on going to the library to catch up reading on reading books series by my favorite authors..Mysteries,Scifi and historical novels this year.
  10. dstyer

    dstyer Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 7, 2009
    Battle Creek, MI
    While I plan to investigate new books by favorite authors, I also plan to go back over Trek books of yesteryear. This includes the old Bantam TOS novels and the TAS adaptations by Alan Dean Foster. It's been more than 20 years since I've read these.
  11. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    I still have a lot of old Trek books that I've collected for years, so wit this break in the publishing, they will be "New" stories to me.
  12. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Dec 21, 2016
    Tons of catching up to do. I've only just begun my Star War Literature journey (2015). I would like to jump into a more unknown region, specifically for me, TOS Era.
  13. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 31, 2015
    Erlangen, Germany
    Unread TOS novels (at least some of them).
    The German translation of the Prey novels.
    Perhaps finanally the Captain's Table Omnibus stories.
    DS9 Far beyond the Stars.
    I'm looking forward to reading the new Voyager novel - Architects of Infinity.
    Some other German Trek Novels.
  14. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr is next on my to-read list.

    Plus, the editor in me is eagerly looking forward to a couple of mss. that should be showing up in my in-box soon.
  15. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    According to LibraryThing, I have 51 Star Trek books in my to be read pile. Hopefully I read at least some of them, continuing my Destiny Era marathon. I'm guessing I'll get through about fifteen this year.

    Outside of Star Trek, the next few books on my reading list are:
    • The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 by Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Atterby with Karen Joy Fowler (eds.)
    • Romeo and/or Juliet: a chooseable-path adventure by Ryan North and William Shakespeare and You
    • War Stories: New Military Science Fiction by Jaym Gates & Andrew Liptak (eds.)
    • Commodore Hornblower / Lord Hornblower / Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies / The Hornblower Companion by C. S. Forester [I might reread the earlier Hornblower books, since somehow it's been almost ten years since I left off reading them!]
    • Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
    I'll also continue my "cyclical reads":
    • Every month: Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales [ten down, six to go]
    • Every three months: The New Doctor Who Adventures
    • Every four months: James Bond 007 by Ian Fleming
    • Every six months: Legion of Super-Heroes
    • Every twelve months: Charles Dickens
    I'll probably also be a Worldcon supporting member again this year, and thus read as many of the Hugo finalits as possible so I can vote informedly.

    My wife is a big fan of Okarfor's YA fiction; there's a lot of excitement in the Mollmann household that she seems to have suddenly broke through and hit it big.
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  16. Desert Kris

    Desert Kris Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 3, 2008
    Here and there.
    Star Trek reads planned-- Vulcan Academy Murders, Dwellers in the Crucible, Enterprise: The First Adventure. Maybe throw in New Frotier: Fire on High. From the DC Volume 1 comic run, I think I'll finish the sequence where the crew are assigned as command crew for the Excelsior.
    Star Wars-- Bloodline, Aftermath: Life Debt. The Poe Dameron story in Before the Awakening.
    Doctor Who-- Timewyrm: Apocalypse, Birthright, Prisoner of the Daleks. Faction Paradox: Warring States.
    Ian Flemming-- Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever. Maybe, hopefully From Russia With Love.
    Stephen King-- Salem's Lot, The Drawing of the Three, Eyes of the Dragon, Apt Pupil (from the Different Seasons collection).
    Robert E. Howard-- Worms of the Earth, The Valley of the Worm, The Blue Flame of Vengeance, The Daughter of Erlik Khan.
    Misc.-- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Ready Player One, maybe; I keep putting this one off.
    Other Comics: Continue to whittle away at the original Larry Hama G.I. Joe series, and The Invisibles.
    This is a pretty ambitious list, since I'm a terribly slow reader. I'm hopeful, though.
  17. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 7, 2013
    I am rereading my Star Trek novels, the Vanguard saga, Lost Era novels, and saving Section 31: control and Enigma Tales for when they continue the novels.
    Then I am to go rereading my Star Wars novels.

    And as for new novels, I can't deside If I am going to start with The Dresden files or The Hornblower novels, I have read many mixed reviews about both novels.
    So any advise is appreciated
  18. RuthlessNate

    RuthlessNate Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 21, 2009
    Oklahoma City
    Afrofuturism in general seems to be hitting the mainstream in a big way in the last year, especially with Black Panther coming to theaters next month, which I think is pretty cool.
  19. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Victoria, Australia
    I'm not interested in any new Trek novels, unless my library happens to get hold of a Discovery one.

    For non-Trek, I want to read Child of a Mad God by RA Salvatore, New Watch and Sixth Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko and Season of Storms by Andrzej Sapkowski.
  20. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    On the USS Sovereign
    Mostly Trek novels and some comic nooksy