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King Daniel Into Darkness September 10 2013 03:26 PM

In-universe books you'd like to read
 
We've gotten to read a couple of in-universe Trek books before, like The Final Reflection, Strangers From the Sky or even the old Star Fleet Technical Manual, but many more have been mentioned. Which do you wish you could read?

Top of my list is one that's come up here before, the memoirs of James T. Kirk and Ambassador Spock, mentioned a few times in Peter David's New Frontier series. Such books would be fascinating. Unless all of TOS is declassified by the 24th century (which I seriously doubt) I imagine these memoirs would necessarily be incomplete. Would Kirk still write about Edith Keeler, somehow skirting around how he got to 1930's Earth? Or ignore her altogether? Would names (that we the viewers know) be switched around to protect some people, as frequently happens in such real-life books? Would Spock's memoirs be a dry, detailed tome or an insight into his human/vulcan turmoil? Was his death and resurrection ever made common knowledge?

Other books or even academic papers I've read mentions of and wish I could read more are:

An Analysis of the Five-Year Missions by Admiral Glynis Kestall Tabor (Prime Directive) - It'd be nice to get the bigger picture, and learn the impact and fallout from what was learned by the Enteprise and her sister ships during The Original Series. Although perhaps this is covered in Federation: The First 150 Years?

Encyclopedia of Spaceflight, by R. April and S. April (various FASA publications) - what would the Star Trek Encyclopedia be like if it were based on the universe of the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology and FASA's RPG booklets?

Lonemagpie September 10 2013 03:29 PM

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Vulcan Love Slave.

In the post-50 Shades world you'd think it'd sell...

bullethead September 10 2013 08:45 PM

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Anything Klingon, especially if it's Battlecruiser Vengeance related.

Sho September 10 2013 09:21 PM

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Of course, Vulcan Love Slave would probably quickly be eclipsed by Women Warriors at the River of Blood in the charts.

Lonemagpie September 10 2013 09:36 PM

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I'd want to write that as the sequel to Vulcan Love Slave...

Relayer1 September 10 2013 09:42 PM

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Pitch it ffs. How much damage can it do ? ;)

CaptPapa September 10 2013 10:26 PM

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A very interesting idea. The thought of biographies (Kirk, Spock, etc) had occured to me, but for some reason, not memoirs. I like it though. :techman:

Elias Vaughn September 11 2013 01:32 AM

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I vaguely remember Picard being a fan of some guy called Shake's Peer. I'd read some of that stuff I guess. Barring that, maybe some Dixon Hill.

JD September 11 2013 03:49 AM

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What about the in-universe version of The Never-Ending Sacrifice? That's the only in universe book I can think of right now.

Avro Arrow September 11 2013 05:57 AM

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The Romulan Way by Terise Haleakala-LoBrutto.

And that Encyclopedia of Spaceflight mentioned by King Daniel Into Darkness sounds fascinating too.

Tosk September 11 2013 06:00 AM

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Meditations on a Crimson Shadow.

And maybe some day I'll read I, The Jury just for the heck of it. ;)

Turtletrekker September 11 2013 06:17 AM

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The Adventures of Flotter.

Christopher September 11 2013 01:48 PM

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Quote:

Avro Arrow wrote: (Post 8629633)
The Romulan Way by Terise Haleakala-LoBrutto.

Err, that's what the first six even-numbered chapters of TRW were supposed to be -- Terise's actual monograph on Rihannsu history. So you've already read that.

KRAD September 11 2013 04:15 PM

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BTW, The Klingon Art of War is presented as an actual book in the Star Trek universe. (The Klingon title is qeS'a'.)

Christopher September 11 2013 04:19 PM

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Quote:

KRAD wrote: (Post 8631007)
(The Klingon title is qeS'a'.)

Which would seem to translate as "Important Advice," more or less.


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