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reviewing all the novelsWed, 01 Apr 2015 19:57:37 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2Comment on No New ‘Star Trek’ eBooks to be released by Nicola
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:57:37 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/index.php/no-new-star-trek-ebooks-to-be-released/#comment-51919What has happened to Lt. Uhuru and Mr. Sulu? I soemtimes joke about how the artists for the covers of books seem to often not read the book. Did the comic book illustrators miss the show completely?With regard to blonde Uhura, I’ve soemtimes suspected that the illustrators based her look on who filled in for Uhura in one episode.Not sure about Sulu, but the version here bears a certain resemblance to , the back-up doctor from the original series…
Comment on Review: Star Trek 5,6,7,8,9,10 by James Blish (1972-1973) by Jay
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:51:49 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/index.php/review-star-trek-5678910-by-james-blish-1972-1973/#comment-11506I just want to thank you for doing these reviews. I’m even happier to see that this site is still up to date and going strong! I too am on a quest to read all the Star Trek novels. I saw that these Blish novelizations existed and I was not looking forward to them. It’s good to hear that they are utterly skippable. You have a new faithful reader of this blog and keep it up!
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:25:38 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/?p=5#comment-6848I have read nearly four hundred of these wonderfully imaginative books. I just started With the Next Generation and then the others bloomed in time. I am still finding ones I have not read. I wonder if you have comment or would like to discuss them. I am open for that.
I have to admit that I like the books better than the shows as I can see them more richly– this is no poor reflection on the shows and movies, I think our minds are much more well accoutered to creating magnificence and wonder… Especially when we approach the material with magic in the mind and wonder the least of the fabric we work with. Also, the characters don’t age. I find the Aging of our friend Brent Spinner has pushed the envelope of our believing in the fantasy of Data. (I thought the series/collection of books that explore Data are lovely if not limited. I have thought About writing a “final answers” book about Data. I get carried away and find out just why the other authors have written in all the open-endedness.)
See, I have rattled on long enough. I, at least, have the mindfulness to catch on when I get carried away. I enjoy the subject and think that Star Trek offers the best mode to investigate and enquire of ourselves what kind of future we are creating now and what might be beyond our grasping fingers. Star Trek is about our future; a happy future where we get over much of what separates us here on the planet… It is a future where the better parts of us survived our own greed and arrogance. If only to see what they think of when they incision the far future… I would love to stand on the deck of a cutting edge craft that is punching the boundaries in exploration with an outstretched hand in friendship and not in empire building.
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Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:15:03 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/?p=14#comment-4243Racism, sexism, get off it already. This was a good book. SHOCKED!!!! MY GOD!!!
You should be more shocked on what’s going on in the world today than what James Blish wrote in this book.
He spread the word on paper about Star Trek and I thank James Blish for all his talent and persistence. So what if Uhura let out a FAT AFRICAN LAUGH????
It just gets me how people are still living in their closet. OH MY, I’M SO OFFENDED!!!
Read and enjoy. Great book..
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Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:17:04 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/index.php/review-1978-captain-of-the-starship-william-shatner-live/#comment-2602I love how Shatner is holding a camera tripod to look like a gun of some type!
This is one LP I don’t have, I missed it somehow. Thanks for the entry! I have just found you and added your blog to my own blog’s list of links.
Keep up the good work, it’s neat to read your takes on the books I read over the years and collected.
]]>Comment on Review: 1970 Spock Must Die! by James Blish by Clarissa
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 09:45:46 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/?p=14#comment-167People should read this.
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Thu, 17 Apr 2008 02:46:43 +0000http://www.readingstartrek.com/?p=14#comment-16I just picked this book up and was struck by the level of racism and sexism in it. Blish even has a paragraph long description of why white women are attracted to Spock (it’s a stepping stone towards sex with other races which women find scary but also tititlating). Uhura at one point lets out a “fat african laugh.”