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domo_arigato

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Report this May. 04 2011, 9:59 pm

So I have been out of the literary loop for a while. Yay, college and working? But anyways, I have found that I am really, really, REALLY out of the loop and I really need to get back into it because I miss my Trek books. :[ 


Would someone be kind enough to list or link to a listing of books i've missed out on? These are the most recent ones I've read: 


...the Destiny arc


...A Singular Destiny


...Loosing the Peace


...and Synthesis.


I'm not particularily interested on catching up with Voyager at the moment, unless there is some HUGELY important event that effects everything else (other than the return to the Delta Quadrant).


Thanks a bunch!


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Six of Nine

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Report this May. 05 2011, 3:40 am

Resistance


Greater than the Sum


Before Dishonor


These are all borg books


As a wise man once wrote, : "Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever".

Matthias Russell

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Report this May. 05 2011, 5:41 am

But those are all BEFORE destiny, he wants the ones that come after.

You also want the Typhon Pact novels, Indistinguishable from Magic, and Over a Torrent Sea. To make it easy, just go to memory beta and search "titan" and "tng relaunch" to get a complete list in order.

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Report this May. 05 2011, 7:42 am

Domo,


Surprisingly enough, the Voyager books are probably some of the best of what you haven't yet read.  I has some reticence in picking the Voyager books up too, but I am glad that I did.  Kirsten Beyer and David Mack are the two best Trek writers out there IMO (David McGintee looks promising too). Indistinguishable From Magic was really good, but long. 


I might suggest just reading spoilers on the Typhon books.  In my opinion the 4 books went like this: pretty good, sub-par, stabmyeyesout-dreadful-emoSisko-trainwreck-ForcedRomulanPlot-rotten, and then mediocre. 


There are also other books outside the TNG timeframe, but I am not up on those either.  I am going to start the Vanguard series shortly though.

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Report this May. 05 2011, 8:36 am

Quote: Matthias Russell @ May. 05 2011, 5:41 am

>But those are all BEFORE destiny, he wants the ones that come after. You also want the Typhon Pact novels, Indistinguishable from Magic, and Over a Torrent Sea. To make it easy, just go to memory beta and search "titan" and "tng relaunch" to get a complete list in order.


Oh Typhon Pact finally came out? o.O Yeah I'm definitely way out of the loop for mising the four books i've been looking forward to the most. 


Thank yuo both for the help. 


 


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Report this May. 05 2011, 9:47 am

Like J said, though, you don't HAVE to read all of Typhon Pact. 1 is pretty much ds9 character centric. 2 is dull but I think will be important to future Titan books. 3 is pretty much only a MUST if you are a Sisko fan and/or want to keep up with the Romulans. If you are focusing on TNG, 4 is the only essential.

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Report this May. 05 2011, 11:47 am

Yeah, the Typhon Pact books aren't actually a series.  Amazon numbers them but the books themselves are not numbered; they can be read in any order. There is a minor subplot with Elias Vaughn in Zero Sum Game that makes a little bit more sense if you were to read Rough Beasts of Empire first (or at least the first chapter of it). Although, If I had read Rough Beasts of Empire first I probably would have dropped the series.  


These four books are really uneven in terms of quality and none of them are the best offering from any of the authors. 

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Report this May. 05 2011, 12:20 pm

ZSG was awesome! I have yet to read anything by David Mack that was easy to put down.

The rest may not have been the best but are pivotal.

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Report this May. 05 2011, 1:35 pm

Haha, since when hasn't a DS9 relaunch NOT been boring? Other than WArpath.


Has anyone read the Romulan War book by Martin?

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Report this May. 05 2011, 1:52 pm

I have not read the new one, I read the old ones a while back.  His work has not been the same since he stopped collaborating with Andy Mangels in my opinion.

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Report this May. 05 2011, 2:23 pm

Quote: j3067 @ May. 05 2011, 1:52 pm

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>I have not read the new one, I read the old ones a while back.  His work has not been the same since he stopped collaborating with Andy Mangels in my opinion.

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not as good?


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Report this May. 05 2011, 3:27 pm

I've read the 3 ENT books.  They are a good story but a dry read.  A little too wordy with lots of material that can easily be skimmed through.  Definitely things ENT fans should, read though.


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Report this May. 05 2011, 4:57 pm

Articles of the Federation is a great read


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Report this May. 05 2011, 6:11 pm

I read The Romulan War. I definately think it's worth a read if you wanted a 5th season of Enterprise. Unlike Enterprise however (and I'll just say it is because there is no rush for a weekly product to be fair) the story is much more oriented to try and patch the bridge between what we saw on Enterprise and TOS, both in story and visually. It even goes into the whole 'one man aircraft' and 'nuclear warheads' thing that Spock mentioned.


I didn't always agree with Martin's interpretation of the characters, but hey, characters evolve. And I can't wait for the next one. Plus the Daedalus is front and center! Heaven!


And yes Zero Sum Game is DS9 (and even more so Bashir) orient\ed, but it's a great story. i know so because DS9 is the series I've seen the least off and I was hooked without knowing the Jack pack characters. So I say go read it and Path of Disharmony! And the Titan book too....I haven't though, or the Sisko book, And.I.Think.I.Can.Live.With.It. (props to those who quickly get it )


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Report this May. 06 2011, 4:08 am

The only character presentation in ENT that I disagreed with Martin on was Travis but, MAN, what a rough time that guy has. Loved it when Trip and Tpol finally got laid. And, yes, excellent job weaving a take that does not disagree with TOS.

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