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Kernos January 10 2010 06:09 PM

What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Does anyone have a list or point me to a link of Star Trek books that are ONLY available as e-books.

I got a Kindle for Christmas and want to read what I may have missed.

TIA,

Kernos

reech January 10 2010 06:22 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Only the books after book 60 for S.C.E. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfle...s_of_Engineers ) since the others have been collected into paperbacks, and the 6 part Star Trek TNG 'Slings and Arrows' ( http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Slings_and_Arrows ) series are the 'exclusive' ebooks.

However, the SCE ones may still continue to become paperback.

William Leisner January 10 2010 06:31 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Some of the older Trek titles may be out of print/out of stock indefinitely as paperbacks, but available as downloads (though those generally are not too difficult to find used).

Then there is DS9: Cathedral, a newer book that's gone out of print, which is selling for up to $85 on Amazon Marketplace, but only $5.59 as a Kindle edition.

Therin of Andor January 10 2010 09:29 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Not a novel, but another Pocket Books eBook-only publication is "The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Trials and Tribble-ations" by Terry Erdmann.

It's excellent, and was my first eBook purchase.

Judith Sisko January 11 2010 07:37 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 3740890)
Not a novel, but another Pocket Books eBook-only publication is "The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Trials and Tribble-ations" by Terry Erdmann.

It's excellent, and was my first eBook purchase.

I've had my cursor poised over the "Buy Me" button a few times for this. It's good, then??

My first eBook purchase was "Distant Early Warning"

SCE and Vanguard, what a combination!!

JS

Dayton Ward January 11 2010 08:12 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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Judith Sisko wrote: (Post 3743487)
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 3740890)
Not a novel, but another Pocket Books eBook-only publication is "The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Trials and Tribble-ations" by Terry Erdmann.

It's excellent, and was my first eBook purchase.

I've had my cursor poised over the "Buy Me" button a few times for this. It's good, then??

I enjoyed it, and wish we could've had a hardcopy version, perhaps even an expanded edition with more photos.

Quote:

My first eBook purchase was "Distant Early Warning"

SCE and Vanguard, what a combination!!


http://pics.livejournal.com/daytonward/pic/0004b811

:cool:

Therin of Andor January 11 2010 10:57 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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Judith Sisko wrote: (Post 3743487)
I've had my cursor poised over the "Buy Me" button a few times for this. It's good, then??

Sure! Loved it!

By memory, some of the pics were a bit distorted, but that could have been an incompatibility with my first iMac. (My old PowerMac couldn't download eBooks and my PC at work had a firewall.)

tmclough January 12 2010 03:03 AM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
How good would it (The Magic of Tribbles) be on an e-ink display, as the OP indicated they had received a Kindle? My guess is that the e-ink wouldn't do the photos justice.

Therin of Andor January 12 2010 03:22 AM

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tmclough wrote: (Post 3745144)
How good would it (The Magic of Tribbles) be on an e-ink display, as the OP indicated they had received a Kindle? My guess is that the e-ink wouldn't do the photos justice.

No idea, but it's the words I wanted to read. Most of the pics are frame grabs from the episode, IIRC.

Nerroth January 12 2010 05:47 AM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Speaking of Distant Early Warning, is there any indication that it may be published in-print - wither alone or in a collection - at some point in the future?

Stevil2001 January 12 2010 06:06 AM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
Presumably, it'll show up in the Corps of Engineers: What's Past collection, whenever that finally materializes. Not that I'm anxious for it or anything.

ronny January 12 2010 06:14 AM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 3740890)
Not a novel, but another Pocket Books eBook-only publication is "The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Trials and Tribble-ations" by Terry Erdmann.

It's excellent, and was my first eBook purchase.

I had no idea that existed. Thanks for the info.

Judith Sisko January 12 2010 02:15 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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tmclough wrote: (Post 3745144)
How good would it (The Magic of Tribbles) be on an e-ink display, as the OP indicated they had received a Kindle? My guess is that the e-ink wouldn't do the photos justice.

Some of it would depend on your eReader. For instance, the Sony has 8 levels of grayscale; the Kindle and the nook both have 16.

JS

Therin of Andor January 12 2010 09:18 PM

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ronny wrote: (Post 3745619)
I had no idea that existed. Thanks for the info.

Mr Erdmann owes me a commission. ;)

JWolf January 15 2010 12:18 PM

Re: What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?
 
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Judith Sisko wrote: (Post 3746153)
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tmclough wrote: (Post 3745144)
How good would it (The Magic of Tribbles) be on an e-ink display, as the OP indicated they had received a Kindle? My guess is that the e-ink wouldn't do the photos justice.

Some of it would depend on your eReader. For instance, the Sony has 8 levels of grayscale; the Kindle and the nook both have 16.

JS

The Sony Reader PRS-900 does have 16 shades.

As for eBook readers and Star Trek, it's a good way to easily get Star Trek books that are now out of print. All of the eBooks that S&S sell are ePub and the Kindle won't handle that. So if you have some you bought from S&S in the past and want to redownload them, forget the Kindle as a choice as they won't work. However, on a Sony Reader, they'll work very well.


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