I would have given up at the beginning if I let something like common sense dictate what I read. You don't even need continuity and canon to do your head in. Simple maths will do it.
The Original Series :- A five year mission... 3 live action TV seasons, 1 animated series...
Something like eighty to a hundred novels set in that five year mission.
Even with time dilation that doesn't work out, especially with books like Prime Directive, and eps like This Side of Paradise, which take up several months of narrative each.
"Don't try to live so wise. Don't cry 'cause you're so right.
Don't dry with fakes or fears, 'Cause you will hate yourself in the end."
Anime @ MyReviewer