Dr. G-try some of the fanfic-some is good, some is bad and some will leave you wondering where all of this talent came from. Look on my previous entry in this topic for useful guides to ST fanfic that's worth a darn. As someone who has A LOT of time on my hands and a DEEP background in scifi in general I tell you my suggested story pages in my last entry are good to excellent reads.Give it a chance. Hey, its cheaper than going to Borders and buying something! And as good or better.