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December 9, 2007

ST:TNG Slings and Arrows 1 - A Sea of Troubles

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A Sea of Troubles, by Steven and Christina York

A couple weeks ago I bought Sony's ebook reader and I'm completely in love with it. This is the first full book I read on it. Actually finished this at least a week ago, but I completely forgot to write an entry for it.

So! This is the first in a 6 part series of Next Gen books that bridge Generations and First Contact. At the moment they're only available as ebooks, but the SCE ones are released as paperbacks so I'm assuming these will be eventually as well. This one is by Steven and Christina York.

There's a changeling infiltrator and there's interesting stuff with Data and his emotion chip (which is a new thing for him at the time this is set)

December 10, 2007

ST:TNG Slings and Arrows 2: The Oppressor's Wrong

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The Oppressor's Wrong, by Phaedra Weldon

The second book in the Slings and Arrows Next Gen series... this one is by Phaedra Weldon.

I finished it a few days ago, but was was a bit forget-full with the posting thing.

This one is a bit more on the political intrigue side. At the time these are set the Dominion War is going on which of course breeds a lot of paranoia and fear because of the nature of the enemy.

December 15, 2007

Blood Bank



Blood Bank, by Tanya Huff

I find short stories a little bit odd when they involved characters that you're used to seeing in full books. The stories are never as intricate, there isn't as much involved. They're fun, but they don't really capture me the way a real book will. There just isn't as much meat.

I did really like the Henry past stories, I always like finding out more about him and what he's been doing for 450 some years!

***If you haven't read book 4 stop reading now!***

Mostly it's just really odd not having Henry and Vicki together. I know they talk on the phone and stuff, but it just isn't the same. It makes me kinda sad.

December 18, 2007

Darkly Dreaming Dexter



Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay

This is the first of the Dexter books by Jeff Lindsay. I'd heard good things about the series on Showtime based on these books and got the first season off Netflix and quite enjoyed it so of course I had to check out the books.

It's a little odd in that the protagonist is a serial killer so it obviously isn't for everyone.

The entire first season of the show is based just on the first book which I really liked 'cuz it ended up being a much better adaptation of a book than usually happens since they had more time. They actually added some to the show that wasn't in the book.

There were also some fairly important changes regarding who's dead (and who isn't) at the end of season one and at the end of book one. I haven't read the second book yet to see how that affects the differences between season two and book two.

I liked the book a lot. It's definately weird though, since it's written in first person and I found myself identifying with the guy. It's a little odd when you discover you're rooting for a serial killer.

Mostly it deals with the Ice Truck Killer and figuring out who he is.

December 29, 2007

At All Costs



At All Costs (Honor Harrington), by David Weber

This one is the latest in the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. I'm sure I've said it before, but I love this series. It has that whole epic/military sci-fi/space opera thing going on.

There's a lot of rather... unconventional things going on in Honor's personal life, and of course being who she is that causes all kinds of drama. The scope of the military stuff becomes insanly huge, which kind of scares me as far as the future of the story goes. The numbers of people involved is rather overwhelming.

And of course I made it the end of the book when I was at work and only had a few pages left and only a few minutes until I had to put it down... and I was crying. The way Weber ends it is really beautiful, but incredibly heart-breaking at the same time.

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