Re: And Then, It Happened
- On Thursday, August 30, 2007, blackcoatcowboy wrote:
> Any recommendations for my father, a retired 65 year old veteran?FEDERATION would be a good choice.
I'd recommend CONSTELLATIONS, and not because I have a story in the
book--it's good anthology, period. :)
For a retired veteran, I might suggest Dayton Ward's IN THE NAME OF
HONOR. That would be right up his alley.
Comparisons of Holden Caulfield and Huck Finn are inevitable. Huck
comes off better. Huck understood freedom in the American way, as
the absence of social restraints, and did something about it by
lighting out for the territories. Holden merely pioneered a new
fashion statement with his baseball cap: "I swung the old peak
round to the back." In case you were wondering about the pedigree
of that bit of contemporary infantilism.
-- George F. Will, "Holden Caulfield, American Whiner"
The Washington Post, 1 July 2001
- I'd recommend:
Section 31: Rogue (one of the best TNG stories ever)
Titan: Taking Wing and The Red King
DS9: The 34th Rule
Lost Era: Serpents Amongst The Ruins.
Cream of the crop right there. Cream of the crop.
Jackie's recommendations for Vendetta and Q SQUARED are also top notch
choices in my opinion.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
On Behalf Of Jackie Bundy
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 2:38 AM
Subject: Re: [Star Trek Books] And Then, It Happened
If he likes TOS I'd definately recommend SPOCK'S WORLD
by Diane Duanne, THE FINAL REFLECTION by John Ford,
FEDERATION by Judith and Garth Reeves-Stevens and
STRANGERS FROM THE SKY by Margaret Wander Bonanno.
Some great early TNG includes VENDETTA and Q, SQUARED
both by Peter David. If he is a big Picard fan I'd
also recommend REUNION by Michael Jan Friedman and
SHIPS OF THE LINE by Diane Carey.
Oh and the Khan novels EUGENICS WARS, BOOK 1 & 2 by
Greg Cox are a really fun if the character of Khan
appeals to him at all.
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> >I have read only a fraction of the books but have
> all books prior to
> >2002 and most from then to now.
> >Any recommendations for my father, a retired 65
> year old veteran?
- My dad liked TOS. I gave him The New Frontier books.
He like it.
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