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trutrek13

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Report this Dec. 24 2011, 3:59 pm

Any recommedations?


-Collision Course by Bill Shat


-Vulcan forge


-Vulcan heart


-Troublesome minds


-Star Trek: Probe


-Captain's Glory series by Bill Shat

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 24 2011, 9:40 pm

You might want to throw this into the "Books & Products" forum.


 


I really liked the Rihannsu series by Diane Duane.  It was originally five books, but I think they published an omnibus version.


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Report this Jan. 19 2012, 7:23 pm

The Killing Time by Della Van Hise....it came out in 1985. A great read. An alternate universe....


 



 


 


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Report this Jan. 19 2012, 7:24 pm

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> Killing Time by Della Van Hise....it came out in 1985. A great read. An alternate universe....

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Report this Jan. 20 2012, 5:21 am

Though I've not read it, I've always found this one to be quite interesting.


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Report this Jan. 20 2012, 7:19 am

I don't read any Trek books now, but when I was young I had quite a few of the books, edited by James Blish, which were written-up episodes. In some cases they were done by the original writer, in others I think other people wrote them - sometimes they even changed the plot a little, I seem to recall.

I remember that in the forward to one of them, Blish reprinted a letter he'd received from a US army officer whose unit were, I think, in Korea and had really got into Trek - he even got NCC-1701 platesfor his jeep I think...

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Report this Jan. 20 2012, 9:45 am

I read A LOT of (TOS) Trek books in junior high, high school, and college.


And some of the most memorable were...


- The Final Reflection by John M. Ford (life and service of a TOS-era Klingon)


- How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford (amusing comedy)


- Dreadnought! by Diane Carey (POV from a female Starfleet cadet)


- Battlestations! by Diane Carey (sequel to Dreadnought!)


- Best Destiny by Diane Carey (origin of Kirk)


These all seemed of a much higher-quality than the rest.


But I also quite liked the Star Trek Logs, which were more in-depth retellings of the animated series' episodes. (Often a 22-minute episode would be expanded into a remarkably entertaining full-length novel!)


In addition, while I don't recall it being a particulary great novel, I did enjoy Shadow Lord by Laurence Yep because it placed Sulu and Spock in the middle of a samurai-like epic. I mean, the cover had both of them wielding swords - VERY cool to my 13 year-old self.



A couple of years ago, I stopped into a used bookstore and walked out with a few other (TOS) Trek novels that seemed interesting. Among them...


- Final Frontier by Diane Carey (tale of Kirk's father; apparently, Best Destiny was the sequel)


- The Pandora Principle by Carolyn Clowes (origin of Saavik)


- Yesterday's Son by A.C. Crispin (a sequel to the episode "All Our Yesterdays")


- Time for Yesterday by A.C. Crispin (a sequel to Yesterday's Son)


- Corona by Greg Bear (what can I say? I was drawn to the beautiful Vulcan girl on the cover ... ha)


Anyway, I hope to get around to reading them at some point.


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Report this Jan. 20 2012, 11:17 pm

Haven't read any TOS books yet but I did stumble across a copy of Log 4 and Shadows of the Sun (Among other TNG and DS9 books too) at a secondhand bookshop in Hobart while I was over there recently.


The bookshop owner was really nice, actually. Last time I went there he showed me his complete collection of Star Trek factfiles, and this time I could only pick out a few books, but he saw I liked Star Trek and told me that I could pick two or three more books for no cost.


Both (actually, all) look interesting and I know I shall get to them eventually.


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Report this Jan. 23 2012, 10:29 am

Peter David's writing is awesome. He's among my favorite writers with David Mack, Chris Bennett and K. Beyer from the Voyager relaunch.

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Report this Jan. 24 2012, 6:38 am

i had quite a few of the Blish books with covers in the style below - don't know what happened to them - i guess my mum gave them to the charity shop...


i'd forgotten he wrote them all up, but the fact he used early scripts explains why the plots were different sometimes - it does say on the cover that they're adaptations


i don't think we should knock them too much though - i remember reading and re-reading them many times, as i did with favourite books when i was young



 


 


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Report this Jan. 25 2012, 9:48 pm

Peter David's writing style - in both his comics work and sci-fi novels - is a bit too "nudge-nudge-wink-wink" for my tastes. Although, I can definitely see the appeal. I mean, I certainly don't hate the guy (or his writing).


I always found Diane Duane's work a bit boring. *shrug*


And I only read a few of the Blish books. They weren't particularly memorable, but I don't recall them being all that bad.


Did anyone ever read any TOS books by Michael Jan Friedman? (I read a few of his TNG books, including Reunion and some of the Stargazer novels. And I remember them being pretty decent.) Anyway, he wrote some books focusing on Gary Mitchell, and I'm interested to hear if they were any good or not...


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Report this Jan. 26 2012, 8:31 pm

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As is so often the way. *sigh*


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Report this Jan. 29 2012, 1:50 am

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>i had quite a few of the Blish books with covers in the style below - don't know what happened to them - i guess my mum gave them to the charity shop...

>i'd forgotten he wrote them all up, but the fact he used early scripts explains why the plots were different sometimes - it does say on the cover that they're adaptations

>i don't think we should knock them too much though - i remember reading and re-reading them many times, as i did with favourite books when i was young

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My father threw mine out when I moved out of home claiming he would mind my books.

I reread them many many times considering that was my only Star Trek for maany years. I loved them at the time.


 


parents really can be thoughtless can't they!


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Report this Feb. 05 2012, 11:27 pm

Almost forgot until I was listening to it the other night I also have both volumes of The Eugenics Wars on audio.


The verdict: Both good. The first one is a bit better than the second, though.


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Report this Feb. 08 2012, 6:21 am

My favorite Trek books would probably have to be the Khan series by Greg Cox. 

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