As for the sucking up part-I meant that in good fun
As did I.
Is there ONE Scotty Novel I should read that will give me insight into his character?
"Engines of Destiny" featured Scotty, TNG era. I have not read it, so I don't know whether to recommend it or not.
"Crossover" is okay. A good bit of it focuses on TNG-era Scotty.
As far as I know, the SCE
series has some tales that feature Scotty.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."