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theblitz January 22 2013 12:14 AM

"Terok Nor" and "Millenium"
 
Whilst trying to find my lost-a-home copy of Rising Son I was wondering what else to read.
Now reading Left Hand of Destiny.

Are the Terok Nor or Millenium trilogies worth getting?

Other possibilites are:

1. Go down the Klingon Empire branch.
2. Mirror Universe
3. Vaughn Background

Suggestions?

ronny January 22 2013 12:41 AM

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The first book in the Terok Nor trilogy is great. The other 2 books are pretty good but aren't quite up to par with the first one. I thought this was the better of the 2 trilogies.

I liked the first book in the Millennium trilogy but each one after that got successfully worse for me and it was a steep drop, as in I didn't care for the third book much at all.

Thrawn January 22 2013 12:43 AM

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I'd say that the usual opinion is that both aren't all-time classics, but both definitely have their high points. The first book of Terok Nor stands apart from the other two and is generally the favorite.

I think the Klingon Empire books are probably more interesting, on the whole, though it depends on your relative preference for Klingon culture and Bajor/Cardassia culture.

WarsTrek1993 January 22 2013 01:27 AM

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theblitz wrote: (Post 7570573)
2. Mirror Universe
3. Vaughn Background

Suggestions?

The MU anthologies I've read are pretty well-good; Obsidian Alliances and Shards And Shadows. The Sorrows Of Empire is highly recommended, too, along with Rise Like Lions and, if you don't mind a break from continuity, Dark Mirror.

Vaughn Background: Hands-down the best books for that are Serpents Among The Ruins and The Art Of The Impossible. (I can't speak for the DS9 relaunch, I've not read it yet.)

George Steinbrenner January 22 2013 01:35 AM

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Millennium is kind of weird, but it does have its moments (my favorite is the "dueling Starfleets" :lol: ).

Sci January 22 2013 02:18 AM

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The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.

WarsTrek1993 January 22 2013 02:32 AM

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Sci wrote: (Post 7571122)
The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.

I'll second this, and it also features a nice undercover Starfleet story in there!

JD January 22 2013 02:59 AM

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Sci wrote: (Post 7571122)
The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.

Yeah. DOV is one of my favorite Trek books I've ever read. The other two parts of the trilogy aren't quite as good, but are still worth reading.
I haven't read the Millenium trilogy yet (although I have owned them for years).

Thrawn January 22 2013 03:06 AM

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Oh, I forgot to mention - for my money, the absolute best thing on your list of possibles is Serpents Among The Ruins from the Vaughn backstory section. DRG3 laying it down.

bullethead January 22 2013 03:23 AM

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theblitz wrote: (Post 7570573)
1. Go down the Klingon Empire branch.
2. Mirror Universe

Do both. It's worth it.

JD January 22 2013 05:30 AM

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Thrawn wrote: (Post 7571356)
Oh, I forgot to mention - for my money, the absolute best thing on your list of possibles is Serpents Among The Ruins from the Vaughn backstory section. DRG3 laying it down.

That's another favorite of mine, not just Trek but books overall.

F. King Daniel January 22 2013 11:28 AM

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I loved the Millenium trilogy. Lots of alternate-future craziness with the Grigari, some of Treklit's most horrifying baddies. Haven't read Terok Nor yet.

Odo January 22 2013 05:08 PM

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Haven't read it, but doesn't Cast Now Shadow by Swallow also have some Vaughn back-story?

theblitz January 22 2013 05:32 PM

Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"
 
Bought the Mirror Universe books.
Hopefully I will find my missing book by the time I finish these.

ronny January 22 2013 06:50 PM

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Odo wrote: (Post 7573609)
Haven't read it, but doesn't Cast Now Shadow by Swallow also have some Vaughn back-story?

I'm only about 50 pages into it so far but yeah, Vaughn is in it.


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