Sunday, June 10, 2007

Book Hunting #9

I cannot claim the kill on this beautiful trophy. My wife, who is a better book hunter than I am, found this hardcover title buried under a ton of romance novels in the sale bin of Powerbooks. It is now safe among my other Star Trek books. Whew!
  1. (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (Genesis Wave: Book 4 ) Genesis Force
Total Cost: PhP 99.00

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Captain's Personal Log

Got sidetracked a bit. Penny lent me the 1st of Tamora Pierce's latest series, "Trickster's Choice (Daughter of the Lioness, Book 1)." Great author, great book, but I won't do a review of it here. Maybe later I'll make a separate blog for the other books I read besides Star Trek.

Next Review: Diane Carey's (Star Trek: The Original Series) Final Frontier

Yes, it's the last book I bought, and I couldn't wait to get other real world duties and distractions out of the way to start reading it.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Book Hunting #8

I really did not plan on buying any books for myself today as this was school supplies day for the kids. It just so happened that one of the kids wanted to go to the comfort room and there's a Booksale branch right beside it in Alimall. I got just one book:
  1. (Star Trek: The Original Series) Final Frontier
Total cost: PhP 75.00

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

(Star Trek: The Next Generation, No. 45) Intellivore

Title: Intellivore
Date Published: 1997
Author/s: Diane Duane
Main Plot:
The Enterprise leads a small fleet of Starfleet vessels to investigate the disappearance of starships in an almost starless region of the galaxy. One of the ships had already been in the area conducting archaeological research on civilizations that disappeared eons ago. Legends and the little proof they gather are all they have to repel the greatest threat to the galaxy ever imagined.

My Short Review:
An exhilarating story of how greed can take over the simple need to survive. An enemy so primal and yet so intelligent, it can anticipate your next move and be there with an open mouth just waiting for you to fall in. The parallels that Diane Duane invokes are all too real in today's world.

My Overall Rating:

Book Hunting #6

Did a fly-by on Booksale last week and found these two (nice clean covers too):
  1. (Star Trek: The Original Series, No. 89) New Earth, Book 1 of 6: Wagon Train to the Stars
  2. (Star Trek: Voyager, No. 19) Dark Matters, Book 1 of 3: Cloak and Dagger
Total Cost: P155.00

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Booklist: The Original Series (Books by William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens)

  • The Ashes of Eden
  • The Return
  • Avenger
  • Star Trek: Odyssey (contains The Ashes of Eden, The Return, and Avenger)
  • Spectre
  • Dark Victory
  • Preserver
  • Captain's Peril
  • Captain's Blood