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What is your favorite Star Trek book?

JamesMatthew

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Report this Dec. 27 2009, 4:11 pm

Maybe I'm a little new to the site to start a new topic but I figured no one would kill me.Anyway,I want to ask anyone who has read multiple Star Trek books what is your favorite.
I can tell you that my favorite is a TOS book called "How much for just the planet".It was the first trek book I ever owned or read but what I liked about it was it was pure comedy.Allmost no substantive matter, just a completely comedic storyline.

Gryffindor7

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Report this Dec. 28 2009, 11:05 am

Welcome to the boards, James... and I think one is never too new to start a topic here :cool:.
I can't tell which is my favourite Star Trek book since I have quite a few to choose from. But I can safely say that any books that has Spock as the central figure gets my vote... therefore Vulcan's Forge, Spock's World and Vulcan's Glory are at the top of my list.

This_Is_Not_A_Test

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Report this Dec. 28 2009, 1:48 pm

I'm with you, James Matthew. "How Much For Just the Planet" is my single favorite ST novel. And Gryffindor7, Spock doesn't guarantee quality. "Spock Must Die," "Spock, Messiah" and "Black Ice" are three of the worst novels I've ever read, Trek or otherwise, in any language. The three of them were so bad they made other words angry. The reason they're out of print now is because, like the Gnostic gospels, it was determined that they aren't meant to be seen the masses. Also, if you find a copy, you should shoot it with a gun until it's illegible.

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Report this Dec. 28 2009, 8:35 pm

right now...possibly The Good That Men Do (Martin/Mangels). it sure ACCOMPLISHED more in a single novel, re-writing and transforming a sucky last episode (of Enterprise), simultaneously DEFTLY reconciling a few more canon inconsistencies so casually and easily...something Martin has continued to do right through the present Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing.

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Report this Dec. 29 2009, 12:38 am

I really liked "How Much for Just the Planet?" too.   I haven't read it since it came out, so I don't know if it will live up to my memories.    I tried re-reading

My favorite books recently have been "The Neverending Sacrifice" and the first Vanguard novel.

Batteryman

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Report this Dec. 30 2009, 10:11 am

Hard to say, how about a top list:

Destiny Trilogy (just the three, the fourth book was OK but I wouldnt put it in a favorite category)

or

Federation

or

Dreadnought & Battlestations

or

The Good That Men Do

Dan NJ

trekkiefan3000

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Report this Dec. 30 2009, 4:38 pm

i am readin one by William Shatner called Collision Course. it's pretty much like ST 11. it's great  :honorable: :bored: :logical:

This_Is_Not_A_Test

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Report this Dec. 30 2009, 7:23 pm

Quote (This_Is_Not_A_Test @ Dec. 28 2009, 1:48 pm)
three of the worst novels I've ever read, Trek or otherwise, in any language.

I think I made myself perfectly clear.

sonofspock1

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Report this Dec. 31 2009, 3:45 pm

Strangers From The Sky from way back when. Story is pretty redundant nowadays due to ST: First Contact, but still a great read. Plus all the Vanguard books and Dave Mack's Destiny trilogy.

JamesMatthew

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 3:25 pm

To reply to Gryffindor7,I read "Vulcans Glory",I liked Pike being in it,and I liked the murder mystery.
I am glad that This_Is_Not_A_Test agrees with me,but I have a copy of "Spock Messiah' that I have never read but I don't think that I will shoot it.
And Nuadha,hurry up and re-read "How Much For The Planet".I think it will live up to your expectations.
Batteryman,lists are great.
And sonofspock1, I read "Strangers From The Sky" not too long ago and it is about my 3rd favorite.

Hawklord

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Report this Jan. 01 2010, 8:32 pm

There are several that I like. The Final Reflection, Web of the Romulans (the 1st Pocket Trek I read).

I'd say my favorite is the Vanguard series. (more than one book, but it's a continuing story)

TheDriver

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 8:57 pm

I have fond memories of Dreadnought, Battlestations, The Final Reflection, How Much for Just the Planet? and Best Destiny...

requiemtx

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Report this Jan. 02 2010, 11:44 pm

I loved Battlestations and Dreadnaught.  I got rid of many of my old start trek novels, but those I saved.  Also LOVE Final Frontier with Robert April and George Kirk and always thought this would make a great straight to DVD movie.

TheDriver

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Report this Jan. 03 2010, 2:55 am

Oh, I also really liked the DS9 Millennium trilogy.

Gryffindor7

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Report this Jan. 04 2010, 12:57 am

Quote (This_Is_Not_A_Test @ Dec. 27 2009, 2:48 pm)
And Gryffindor7, Spock doesn't guarantee quality. "Spock Must Die," "Spock, Messiah" and "Black Ice" are three of the worst novels I've ever read, Trek or otherwise, in any language. The three of them were so bad they made other words angry. The reason they're out of print now is because, like the Gnostic gospels, it was determined that they aren't meant to be seen the masses. Also, if you find a copy, you should shoot it with a gun until it's illegible.

Perhaps...but the ones that I read so far with Spock as the central figure, I find it good. I haven't read those three books you ¿mentioned, so no comment...and I would never shoot the books without reading it once at least. It could be a "'One man's trash is another man's treasure'" case...

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