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Your Favorite Trek Books

Reginald_Broccoli

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Report this Jan. 23 2008, 11:10 am

I have just started reading trek books. (Seen every episode and movie) I am currently reading "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julie Ecklar.

I am wondering if there are some books that are considered far and above the others, or simply your personal favorite. Where should I start? Thanks!

EmeraldWarrior

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Report this Jan. 23 2008, 2:14 pm

I've only been reading Star Trek Books for like a little less than a year. But I've read quite a few already. Nowhere near all of them, though. So far here are some of my Favorites:

ST: The Next Generation:
-Resistance - Post-Nemesis book involving The Borg and lot to do with Picard. Also introduces new members of Enterprise-E's crew after other members leave to join Captain Riker on the "Titan".
-Q & A - Post-Nemesis book involving Q and Picard. Great thought provoking stuff here. And helps tie toegether the link between Picard, humanity, and Q.
-The Sky's The Limit - Collection of all new short-stories.

ST: Voyager:
-ST Voyager: String Theory Trilogy (Cohesion, Fusion, & Evolution) - Great Alternate Univese & Time Travel story in the grand Star Trek Tradition.

ST: Mirror Universe:
-ST Mirror Universe: Glass Empires - It's the freaking Mirror Universe, you gotta love this! Dark, sexy, and evil.
-ST Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances - Same as last comment.

ST: Shatnerverse:
-ST: The Return - Takes place directly after the events in ST: Generations. Kirk is revived using technology from a Borg & Romulan Alliance. And it's up to Picard, Ambassador Spock, & Enterpise-E's crew to save the universe from the Alliance and Kirk. Probably my 2nd favoritue book after ST: The Spectre.
-ST: The Spectre - 1st in Shatner's Mirror Universe Trilogy, I haven't read the other 2 yet, & am currently in the middle of the 2nd one, Dark Victory. This on may be my all time favorite Trek book. I seriously couldn't put it down. It had me at the edge of my seat, and I finished it in a day and a half! This one has it all: Mirror Kirk, Mirror Picard, Mirror Spock, Mirror Janeway, Mirror Tom Paris, Mirror Voyager, Picard & Enterprise-E, and Kirk, Spock, McCoy, & Scotty!

-Nate-

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Report this Jan. 23 2008, 3:12 pm

Quote (Reginald_Broccoli @ Jan. 23 2008, 3:10 pm)
I have just started reading trek books. (Seen every episode and movie) I am currently reading "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julie Ecklar.

I am wondering if there are some books that are considered far and above the others, or simply your personal favorite. Where should I start? Thanks!

so you've seen every episode of all five series?
Which series was your favorite (if you have one)?

Reginald_Broccoli

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Report this Jan. 23 2008, 3:57 pm

Quote (_Roadhog_ @ Jan. 22 2008, 4:12 pm)
Quote (Reginald_Broccoli @ Jan. 23 2008, 3:10 pm)
I have just started reading trek books. (Seen every episode and movie) I am currently reading "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julie Ecklar.

I am wondering if there are some books that are considered far and above the others, or simply your personal favorite. Where should I start? Thanks!

so you've seen every episode of all five series?
Which series was your favorite (if you have one)?

I would say there are possible there are a few Voyager episodes that I missed but other than that I've pretty much seen all of them.  I would have to say DS9 is my favorite, with TNG and TOS in second. I'll dare to say that I actually enjoyed Enterprise as well.

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Report this Jan. 23 2008, 4:12 pm

Quote (Reginald_Broccoli @ Jan. 23 2008, 7:57 pm)
Quote (_Roadhog_ @ Jan. 22 2008, 4:12 pm)
Quote (Reginald_Broccoli @ Jan. 23 2008, 3:10 pm)
I have just started reading trek books. (Seen every episode and movie) I am currently reading "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julie Ecklar.

I am wondering if there are some books that are considered far and above the others, or simply your personal favorite. Where should I start? Thanks!

so you've seen every episode of all five series?
Which series was your favorite (if you have one)?

I would say there are possible there are a few Voyager episodes that I missed but other than that I've pretty much seen all of them.  I would have to say DS9 is my favorite, with TNG and TOS in second. I'll dare to say that I actually enjoyed Enterprise as well.

well this thread is pinned up near the top of this board, and it's got a big answer for you: Books F.A.Q.
See Q.: What's the order of the post-DS9 books?
Then check them out in the search engine of this website, but beware, possible spoilers: Memory Beta

The "DS9 Relaunch" is widely regarded as an incredible success - a definite worthy continuation of the television series.  IMO, I enjoy the "8th season" more than the previous seven.

I would highly recommend you check it out.

commodore_shawn

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Report this Jan. 24 2008, 2:10 am

Welcome to the book club. There are a ton of great trek books. Anything by Peter David, Keith ra decandido, david mack, Diane Carey (though sometimes hers take a few chapters to warm up) Michael jan friedman. Also some individal books that were really good are:
1) Uhuras Song (TOS)
2) Kobyoshi muru (TOS)
3) all the lost era books.
4)  Spartucas TNG
5) Deadulas 1 and 2 (Ent)
6) the black shore (voy)
the starfleet corps of engineers is really good.
Theres so much, really whatever your favorite series has some good books out there. Just go find them .

NuclearWessels

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Report this Jan. 24 2008, 1:18 pm

My favourite books, hands down, DS9's Milennium Trilogy

LION26

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Report this Jan. 24 2008, 9:15 pm

Hey All,

I'm a new member,

My favorite trek books so far are:

Voyager Homecoming Series

Sprit Walk Series,

TNG:

Planet X,
Resistance
Death in Winter

juliansgirl7

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Report this Jan. 24 2008, 10:46 pm

Warchild, and Cathedral(both DS9)

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Report this Jan. 24 2008, 10:48 pm

Quote (NuclearWessels @ Jan. 24 2008, 1:18 pm)
My favourite books, hands down, DS9's Milennium Trilogy

Definitely the same for me as well. I also really liked A Stitch in Time by Andrew Robinson, a "biography" of Garak.

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Report this Jan. 26 2008, 8:47 am

Quote (juliansgirl7 @ Jan. 25 2008, 2:46 am)
Warchild, and Cathedral(both DS9)

ever read Abyss?  As a Bashir fan, I bet you'd like it (considering those other two titles you mentioned)

JeanLucPicard1701E

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Report this Jan. 26 2008, 8:46 pm

I just finished reading "Burning Dreams"  After the first 50-80 pages, it picked up and got good.  

Are there any other good Christopher Pike books out there? I love the character.

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Report this Jan. 26 2008, 9:23 pm

IQ is my favorite.  The Shatnerverse books are fun as long as you don't take them too seriously.  The concepts are pretty crazy, but they're a fun read.

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Report this Jan. 26 2008, 10:52 pm

Quote (JeanLucPicard1701E @ Jan. 26 2008, 1:46 pm)
I just finished reading "Burning Dreams" ¿After the first 50-80 pages, it picked up and got good. ¿

Are there any other good Christopher Pike books out there? I love the character.

yeah I thought that about 'Burning Dreams' too when i read it a couple months back.

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Report this Jan. 27 2008, 8:57 am

Quote (commodore_shawn @ Jan. 27 2008, 2:52 am)
Quote (JeanLucPicard1701E @ Jan. 26 2008, 1:46 pm)
I just finished reading "Burning Dreams" ?After the first 50-80 pages, it picked up and got good. ?

Are there any other good Christopher Pike books out there? I love the character.

yeah I thought that about 'Burning Dreams' too when i read it a couple months back.

There's a good short story in The Lives of Dax which included Pike, it's called Sins of the Mother.

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