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Chu'lak May 21 2013 08:51 PM

TOS Me a suggestion
 
So Into Darkness has got me back in the TOS mood. The problem is i've been reading trek books for 20 years, and have never read a really good TOS book. Devil's Bargain was great cuz it read just like a tv show.

I'm trying to read Entropy Effect but it is SO dated.

what are some of the great TOS books?

CaptPapa May 21 2013 09:13 PM

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Dated :confused:

Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).

JohnChod May 21 2013 09:22 PM

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I've liked a fair number of TOS books over the years. Shouldn't they feel dated? They are based on a 1960's TV series!

One that springs to 'mind' immediately for me is Troublesome Minds. It really does have the feel of a TV episode and it has a relatively jarring conclusion.

JD May 21 2013 09:45 PM

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I really enjoyed that one when I read it back when it first came out.

indianatrekker26 May 21 2013 10:19 PM

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CaptPapa wrote: (Post 8130805)
Dated :confused:

Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).

I just finished "Yesterday's Son." Quite a fun book. STID also got me back into a trek TOS reading mood. What's more, as I was reading "Yesterday's Son" i kept picturing/hearing Pine, Quinto, etc in the roles.

Chu'lak May 21 2013 10:28 PM

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indianatrekker26 wrote: (Post 8131216)
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CaptPapa wrote: (Post 8130805)
Dated :confused:

Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).

I just finished "Yesterday's Son." Quite a fun book. STID also got me back into a trek TOS reading mood. What's more, as I was reading "Yesterday's Son" i kept picturing/hearing Pine, Quinto, etc in the roles.

Yes, I am hearing their voices of Shatner and Nimoy

Mysterion May 21 2013 10:29 PM

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Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane
My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane
Rules of Engagement by Peter Morwood
The Galactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold

Relayer1 May 21 2013 10:41 PM

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I'm not that keen on TOS novels but I would suggest Dreadnought, The Eugenics Wars novels, Ex Machina, Cast No Shadow, Devils Bargain and The Weight Of Worlds. I think the DTI novels count too.

Troublesome Minds was recommended earlier. I disagree...

Stevil2001 May 21 2013 11:22 PM

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Crossroad by Barbara Hambly is my favorite standalone TOS novel. The recent Children of Kings (about the Pike crew) was very solid.

trampledamage May 22 2013 03:41 AM

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My Enemy My Ally is one of my favourites. I also always enjoy re-reading Memory Prime. It's based off a TOS episode, but you don't need to have seen it to enjoy the book because I never have :lol:

Stevil2001 May 22 2013 04:59 AM

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Memory Prime has the greatest McCoy-Spock banter scene in all Treklit.

Ain Jalut May 22 2013 08:31 AM

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Vanguard series.

Relayer1 May 22 2013 08:52 AM

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Ain Jalut wrote: (Post 8134078)
Vanguard series.

Oh yes, I agree. I just didn't think of Vanguard as quite TOS !

tomswift2002 May 22 2013 10:32 AM

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Shatner's "Starfleet Academy: Collision Course". Actually, all of Shatner's Trek books.

NotLKH May 22 2013 03:05 PM

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Star Trek: The Original Series: Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows


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