What Do You Plan to Read in 2021

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by JD, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Since we did our "What Did You Read in 2020", I thought it might also be time to look ahead to next year. So do you have any specific reading plans for 2021?
    For the last few years I've been working my way through the Dresden Files and Kate Daniels series, and I'm getting close to caught up on both, so hopefully by the end of next year I'll be done.
    I'm also hoping to expand my reading horizons with some non-tie in Sci-Fi, like the Murderbot Diaries, Sprawl, and Wayfarers series, and epic fantasy like The Stormlight Archives, Shades of Magic, and Realm of the Elderlings Saga. I've also started a first read and reread of The Sigma Force series, so I'm continue that too.
    On the Star Trek front I got caught up on the TNG books this year, so now I'm moving on to DS9, Voyager, and Rise of the Federation.
    I've also got some other tie-ins and movie novelizations for things like the Arrowverse, the Andy Sirkis Planet of the Apes movies, Firefly, Godzilla, DC comics and movies, and Marvel comics and movies.
    I've got a some other stuff that'll probably be mixed in there, but that is the stuff I'm pretty confident I'll read.
    On the comics front, I'm most going to continue stuff I've been reading, like Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel, Astonishing X-Men, the New 52 and Rebirth Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. I've also got some non-Big Two stuff I've been working on like Lumberjanes, Chew, and Monstress. Like with my novels, there will probably be some other stuff mixed in there too.
     
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  2. David Weller

    David Weller Commander Red Shirt

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    More Star Trek, more Star Wars and just more of what I’ve read this year.
     
  3. Extrocomp

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    I plan to start right at the beginning of literature by reading the Pyramid Texts and move forward from there.
     
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  4. Stephen!

    Stephen! Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    At the moment, there's "Watching the Clock" and "The Body Electric, which I haven't finished reading yet". The next two DS9 novels, "Sacraments of Fire" and "Ascendance" - now that I've finished "The Missing" and "To Lose the Earth".
     
  5. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I plan on reading new Star Trek books and new Mystery books I got for Christmas.
     
  6. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I really want to get my butt in gear and get through the rest of the litverse in 2021. I had stopped after finishing the Destiny trilogy earlier this year.
     
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  7. Oz Trekkie

    Oz Trekkie Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    My list for 2021 will include all the new releases plus the list below and then my Literary Treks journey will be complete!


    The Dark Veil (Star Trek: Picard, #2)
    Swallow, James

    A Hard Rain
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, #1)
    Cox, Greg

    The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 2: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, #2)
    Cox, Greg

    To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek: The Eugenics Wars, #3)
    Cox, Greg

    The Lives of Dax
    Palmieri, Marco

    Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins
    Clark, Margaret

    The Genesis Wave: Book 1 of 3
    Vornholt, John

    The Genesis Wave: Book 2 of 3
    Vornholt, John

    The Genesis Wave: Book 3 of 3
    Vornholt, John

    Genesis Force
    Vornholt, John

    Nemesis
    Dillard, J.M.

    Starfleet Year One
    Friedman, Michael Jan *

    The Sky's the Limit
    Palmieri, Marco

    Star Trek Log One (Star Trek: Logs #1)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    How Much for Just the Planet? (Star Trek: Worlds Apart, #2)
    Ford, John M.

    Star Trek Log Two (Star Trek: Logs, #2)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds IV
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Star Trek Log Three (Star Trek: Logs, #3)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds V
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VI
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Star Trek Log Four (Star Trek: Logs, #4)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Movie Tie-in Novelization (2009)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek Log Five (Star Trek: Logs, #5)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VII
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Star Trek Log Six (Star Trek: Logs, #6)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek Log Seven (Star Trek: Logs, #7)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8

    Star Trek Log Eight (Star Trek: Logs, #8)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek Into Darkness
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek Log Nine (Star Trek: Logs, #9)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 9
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Star Trek Log Ten (Star Trek: Logs, #10)
    Foster, Alan Dean

    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10
    Smith, Dean Wesley

    Mission to Horatius
    Reynolds, Mack

    Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth
    Smith, Dean Wesley
     
  8. StefanM

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    I PLAN to read "Winds of Winter"... but that depends on George R.R. Martin ;)

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    The DS9 & TNG novels after The Fall. Maybe Eugenic Wars.
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    I have lofty goals to read the entire Culture saga this year.

    Not sure about Star Trek novels.
     
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  10. JWolf

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    I'm currently reading Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself. I plan on finishing this and catching up with the Star Trek eBooks.
     
  11. Sci

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    I have a fairly ambitious reading list this year...
    • By Una McCormack
      • The Undefeated (In Progress)
      • Picard: The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack (In Progress)
      • The Never-Ending Sacrifice (Have read in past; re-read)
      • The Crimson Shadow (Have read in past; re-read)
    • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
    • "Perchance to Dream" by Sarah Brand
    • By John le Carré
      • The Honourable Schoolboy (Partially read in past; will need to restart. Book II of Karla trilogy.)
      • Smiley's People (Book III of Karla trilogy)
      • A Perfect Spy (Autobiographical)
      • A Legacy of Spies (Follow-up to The Spy Who Came in From the Cold)
      • Agent Running in the Field (Final novel)
    • A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Amrstrong (Partially read in past; will need to restart)
    • By Toni Morrison
      • Beloved
      • Jazz
      • Paradise
    • By Ursula K. Le Guinn
      • The Dispossessed
      • The Left Hand of Darkness
      • "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (Have read before. Re-read.)
      • "Science Fiction and Mrs. Brown"
    • Dune by Frank Herbert
    • By Lara Elena Donnelly
      • Amberlough (Nebula Award nominee; partially read in past; will need to restart)
      • Armistice
      • Amnesty
    • Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis
    • The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer
    • By Seth Dickinson
      • The Traitor Baru Cormorant
      • The Monster Baru Cormorant
      • The Tyrant Baru Cormorant
    • By Diana Peterfreund
      • For Darkness Shows the Stars
      • Across a Star-Swept Sea
      • Among the Nameless Stars
      • The First Star to Fall
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
      • Red Mars (Have read. Re-read)
      • Green Mars (Have read. Re-read)
      • Blue Mars (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
      • The Martians (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
      • The Ministry for the Future
    • By Gabriel García Márquez
      • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien años de soledad) [Translated by Gregory Rabassa] (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
      • The Autumn of the Patriarch (El otoño del patriarca) [Translated by Gregory Rabassa)
      • Love in the Time of Cholera (El amor en los tiempos del cólera) [Translated by Edith Grossman]
      • The General in His Labyrinth (El general en su laberinto) [Translated by Edith Grossman]
      • Of Love and Other Demons (Del amor y otros demonios) [Translated by Edith Grossman] (Have read. Re-read.)
    • By John Green
      • The Fault in Our Stars
      • Turtles All the Way Down
    • The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
    • By Stephen King
      • The Stand: Complete & Uncut Edition (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
      • The Eyes of the Dragon (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
      • It (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
    • The Master and the Margarita (Мастер и Маргарита) by Mikhail Bulgakov [Translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O'Connor]
    • By Bertolt Brecht
      • Mother Courage and Her Children (Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder) by Bertolt Brecht and Margarete Steffin [Translated by John Willett] (Play. Partially read in past; will have to restart.)
      • The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis) [Translated by Matthew Earnest] (Play. Have read; re-read.)
    • By Tony Kushner
      • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner (Play. Have read. Re-read.)
      • The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Play.)
    • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn (Partially read in past; will have to restart)
     
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  12. Extrocomp

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    I've changed my mind. Instead of doing this, I'll make a list of every fictional universe I'm interested in, use a random number generator to select one of them and then read every book that's part of that universe. Larger universes will have a higher chance of being selected than smaller universes because each universe will have a number of entries in the list equivalent to the number of decades that universe has had new stories added to it. For example, the Star Trek universe has had new stories in every decade from the 1960s to the 2020s, so it will have 7 entries in the list. I'm doing all this because I have a wide range of interests, but I have trouble making decisions and sticking with them.
     
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  13. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Did this ever get published? It was in my preorder queue on Amazon for what seemed like a decade before I finally got frustrated and canceled the order.
     
  14. Sci

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    You know, I had just assumed it had been published without looking it up. But it looks like it's going to be published in April.

    (You can also order the script from Dramatists Play Service Inc., though I don't know if you'd have to apply for the rights to mount a production for that too.)
     
  15. AKTunaya14

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    I plan to read my first Trek novel this month. I'll probably start with "Imzadi" since I have heard such good things and then dive into the others I ordered. ( "Ghost Ship" " A Rock and A Hard Place" and "New Frontier" "Imzadi II" ) There was no strategy there, btw, since it's all new and I figured I just needed to start somewhere. lol I will GLADY take any recommendations. Also, if there is a more appropriate thread for that please let me know, I will post there.

    In addition to that my current TBR pile for this year (so far) consists of "Mistborn" by Brandon Sanderson, #2 and #3 of Crown and Key series by Clay and Susan Griffith. "Our Time is Now" Stacey Abrams and maybe some chic lit by Colleen Hoover if I feel like I can handle a good cry. lol
    I would like to make a good dent into the rest of my book shelves but it's best to start small before the pile gets so big and I avoid it all together. :shrug::lol:
     
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  16. AKTunaya14

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    Do you plan to or have you already read "A Generation of Vipers" and "The Haunting of Barry Allen"? both Arrowverse novels from Clay and Susan Griffith?
     
  17. JD

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    I don't know the details since I never read it, but from what I've seen online, Ghost Ship was written before the show aired, so there is some stuff in it that is inconsistent with what ended up onscreen. Just a warning, so you don't confused.
     
  18. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    It was also written before the end of the Soviet Union :D
     
  19. tomswift2002

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    . Which also fits with “The Naked Now” and the USSR either still being around in the 24th century, or it was reborn at some time before that episode.
     
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  20. Christopher

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    And Chekov name-dropping Leningrad (rather than St. Petersburg) in "I, Mudd."