Sunday, September 26, 2010

"People don't need bridges, they use hovercars."*


Blimey! I've just realised that I've already read more books this year so far than in all of 2008 (23 in total - my best reading year since taking up blogging). So, without further ado, may I present the three books I've read this month:


26. Star Trek - The Art of the Film, by Mark Cotta Vaz

This was a birthday present from Indescribable. Although my birthday was back in March, Indescribable only saw fit to give me this book at the end of August - Lazy, thoughtless wench. Still, it was a nice surprise as I'd completely forgotten that she hadn't given me anything!
This took barely any time to read as it is mostly pictures, which is a bit disappointing as the last Art of Star Trek had quite a lot of text to go with its images, giving explanations and history for them.

* From page 51.


27. The Time Traveller's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

This one's a re-read. I first read it back in 2006 and it became part of this book meme.

It's still a lovely read: Intriguing, thoughtful, emotional and revealing.


28. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, edited by Dean Wesley Smith

This is an anthology of short stories "by the fans, for the fans!", the first in a series of ten. My favourite story amongst the twenty in this book is second prize winner: Of Cabbages and Kings, by Franklin Thatcher. The short story is about how the Enterprise NCC 1701-D deals with its sudden instant transport to another universe leaving all the crew behind.

I have to confess that I didn't read all the stories in this book as this is another re-read and I only wanted to read my favourite ones.


6 comments:

  1. I really like those behind-the-scenes books. Those are like soft-core porn for a true movie fan!

    My personal favorite Star Trek is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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  2. HOW THE ENTERPRISE DEALS WITH BEING TRANSPORTED TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE?!

    IT'S NOT SENTIENT - IT MUST JUST SIT THERE IN SPACE!

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  3. Are any of these required reading for Coven members?

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  4. xl: They're great, aren't they? I love reading all the extra info and seeing the props and art in more detail.

    Tim: My, you're in a wee bit of a snit, aren't you?

    Of course it's not sentient. Who ever said it was?
    Common sense (and the story's writer) dictates that the Enterprise would have sufficient artificial intelligence to deal with situations in which the crew are incapacitated, to prevent it from falling into enemy hands etc.

    MJ: Don't worry, there won't be a test.

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  5. MJ - no, reading fan-fiction is frowned upon in the coven.

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  6. Will it help that I read all 3 Being Human books?

    They were lovely by the way.

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