TOS "core continuity" is a little harder to define as there has never been a serialized approach taken to the series. Below are books or series that were released with direct links to the larger book continuity.
The New Earth
concept was created Diane Carey and John Ordover and crossed into the Gateways
event that spanned the Trek lit line.
- Wagon Train to the Stars (Diane Carey)
- Belle Terre (Dean Wesley Smith with Diane Carey)
- Rough Trails (L.A. Graf)
- The Flaming Arrow (Kathy Oltion and Jerry Oltion)
- Thin Air (Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith)
- Challenger (Diane Carey)
- Gateways: Chainmail and the novella "Exodus" from Gateways book seven: What Lay Beyond (Diane Carey)
Five books by Greg Cox that tie themselves together through the use of Gary Seven, Khan, and Shaun Christopher. They are all tied to the larger novelverse through the use of the flag for Khan established in the novel Section 31: Abyss
, a part of the post-finale DS9 series. (Although the depiction of the Tal Shiar in Assignment Eternity
differs somewhat from the depiction in the "Vulcan's Noun
- Assignment Eternity
- The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonian Singh, Volume 1
- The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonian Singh, Volume 2
- To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonian Singh
- The Rings of Time
Cox referenced "The Aliens Are Coming" by Dayton Ward from Strange New Worlds III
and the backstory for Ralph Offenhouse established in TNG: Debtor's Planet
in The Eugenics Wars.
Cox took the name of Gary Seven's benefactors, "The Aegis", from DC Comics 2nd TOS series written by Howard Weinstein.
by Kevin Ryan
These are included as they incorporate the Palais de la Concorde, the seat of Federation government created for the larger novelverse, and events from this series were alluded to in the Vanguard
book Open Secrets
. However, according to author Kevin Ryan, the character Karel of the House of Gorkon was supposed to be the Gorkon of Star Trek VI (although he is never explicitly identified as such), which is inconsistent with the character's appearance in Vanguard
Errand of Vengeance
Errand of Fury
- The Edge of the Sword
- Killing Blow
- River of Blood
- Seeds of Rage
- Demands of Honor
- Sacrifices of War
(by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz)
This series takes Spock from the end of the TOS movie era into the TNG movie era. The final book in the series included an appearance by Christine Vale, a character created in the SCE series, then used in the TNG A Time to...
series, before finding home in the Titan
series. Also seen (or mentioned?) is Federation President Min Zife, originally seen in the A Time to...
books A Time to Kill
and A Time to Heal
by David Mack.
Also referred to, with modifications necessitated by later canon, were characters and situations established in "Rihannsu-verse" books (See below).
Events from Vulcan's Heart
were mentioned in The Lost Era
novel The Art of the Impossible
, Articles of the Federation
, and Titan: Taking Wing
Vulcan's Soul Section 31: Cloak
- Vulcan's Forge
- Vulcan's Heart
by S. D. Perry was a part of the Section 31
mini that crossed over into the post-finale DS9 books. Cloak
established the anti-31 cabal of Starfleet officers that Elias Vaughn of the DS9 novels is a member.
Gateways book one: One Small Step
and the novella "One Giant Leap" from Gateways book seven: What Lay Beyond
by Susan Wright were a part of the Gateways
event that spanned the lit line.
by Christopher L. Bennett used the Andorian naming convention established in the post-finale DS9 books and made a brief mention of events from the novel Section 31: Cloak
. Ex Machina also refers to Sulu's backstory as established in The Kobayashi Maru
by Julia Ecklar and elements of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture novelization by Gene Roddenberry (although the novelization itself differs from later established canon). It also establishes Willard Decker's multi-species crew experiment later referred to in the Titan
series and is consistent with The Captain's Daughter and "Night Whispers" from Enterprise Logs.
Forged In Fire
(By Martin and Mangels) and Sulu's role in it was foreshadowed in the Lost Era's Serpents Among The Ruins
by David R. George III.
A Choice of Catastrophes
(forthcoming) by Steve Mollmann and Michael Shuster
Cast No Shadows
by James Swallow features Elias Vaughn from the post-finale DS9 lit.
by Christopher L. Bennett is consistent with his Star Trek
: Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock
anthology-- The story "Devices and Desires" was referenced in TNG: Before Dishonor.
- Introduction by David Gerrold
- "First, Do No Harm" by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
- "The Landing Party" by Robert Greenberger
- "Official Record" by Howard Weinstein
- "Fracture" by Jeff Bond
- "Chaotic Response" by Stuart Moore
- "As Others See Us" by Christopher L. Bennett
- "See No Evil" by Jill Sherwin
- "The Leader" by Dave Galanter
- "Ambition" by William Leisner
- "Devices and Desires" by Kevin Lauderdale
- "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Jeffrey Lang
- "Make-Believe" by Allyn Gibson
- Things Fall Apart by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
- The Centre Cannot Hold by Mike W. Barr
- Shadows of the Indignant by Dave Galanter
- The Darkness Drops Again by Christopher L. Bennett
- The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Howard Weinstein
- It's Hour Come 'Round by Margaret Wander Bonnano
Christopher L. Bennett's annotations for Ex Machina...
...Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again...
...and "As Others See Us" from Constellations.
The following books about Captain Christopher Pike are all largely consistent with each other, and have tenuous ties to the novelverse
- Vulcan's Glory by D.C. Fontana
- The Rift by Peter David (which also includes the original security team of Meyers and Boyajin, who appeared in PAD's TOS comics and were mentioned in Strike Zone. )
- Legacy by Michael Jan Friedman
by Margaret Wander Bonanno, while not inconsistent with the above books, still followed it's own path. It was consistent with the relationship established between Spock and Saavik in Vulcan's Heart
, and included the character of Moves-With-Burning-Grace from the Marvel Early Voyages
comic and the SCE series. Also mentioned was the Palais de la Concorde, the Federation seat of power established for the lit.
Enterprise: The First Adventure
by Vonda McIntyre is referenced in multiple novels, particularly in the "Rihannsu-verse"
The Final Reflection
by John M. Ford-- the book within the book was named as a favorite of Worf's in the DS9 short story "Broken Oaths" by Keith R. A. DeCandido in the DS9 anthology Prophecy and Change. Articles of the Federation
established the the Klingon game of klin'zha, established in TFR, is still a popular game in the Empire. The Kinshaya, recent member of the Typhon Pact, were established in TFR. Klingon Imperial Intelligence as developed was established in TFR. The IKS Gorkon
series established that Klingons still enjoy watching holo-vids of "Battle Cruiser Vengenance", as established in TFR. The Withiki from TFR were mentioned in the SCE tale The Future Begins
Strangers From the Sky
by Margaret Wander Bonanno makes reference to The Final Reflection
The Pandora Principle
by Carolyn Crowes established the background for Saavik that was later used for the character in other works, including Unspoken Truth
by Margaret Wander Bonanno.
by Jerry Oltion was referenced in SCE's Ishtar Rising.
by Margaret Wander Bonanno utilized the background established for Saavik in The Pandora Principle.
The Captain's Daughter
by Peter David established the backstories for Demora Sulu and John Harriman that were later used in the Lost Era novel Serpents Among the Ruins
. The Captain's Daughter
is consistent with PAD's short story "Shakedown" from the anthology Enterprise Logs
In The Name of Honor
by Dayton Ward established Chancellor Kesh, who served as Klingon Chancellor before Gorkon. One of the Chancellor-class vessels of the IKS Gorkon
series was named after Kesh. However, like the Errand of... series, the depiction of Gorkon herein is not consistent with what has been established in the Vanguard
The Brave and the Bold
book one, "The First Artifact" is part of the same story that includes segments set in both the DS9 and Gorkon continuities.
The Last Round-up
by Christie Golden established the Huanni, a race later used by Golden in her post-finale Voyager books.
SCE-- The Future Begins
While The Future Begins
By Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster is a tale of the SCE, it focuses on Scotty, trying to tell his life story while including many of his novel appearances. For a full accounting of this book's crossovers, see the SCE page.
TOS novels and short stories referenced in The Future Begins (with thanks to Steve Mollmann):
- Engines of Destiny by Gene DeWeese
- The Kobayashi Maru by Julia Ecklar
- Traitor Winds by L.A. Graf
- Home is the Hunter by Dana Kramer-Rolls
- Dyson Sphere by Charles Pellegrino and George Zebrowski
- Crisis on Centaurus by Brad Ferguson
- "Dorians Diary" by G. Wood in Strange New Worlds III
- "Ancient History" by Robert J. Mendenhall in Strange New Worlds IV
- "Bum Radish: Five Spins on a Turquoise Reindeer" by T. G. Theodore in Strange New Worlds IV
- "Full Circle" by Scott Pearson in Strange New Worlds VII
- "Out of Time" (DC's 1994 TNG special)
- "Old Debts" (DC's 1995 TNG special)
The history of the Romulans used in the Vulcan's Soul
trilogy, was largely based (with significant modification to accomodate later established canon) on the history created by Diane Duane in her book The Romulan Way
. Duane wrote a whole series of books utilizing her "Lower Decks" crewmen who appeared in other books by other authors of the era, creating a loose continuity of their own.
Several aspects of the "Rihannsu-verse" clash with later canon, including the depiction of Remus, the Romulan political structure and aspects of the Federation government.
Diane Duane (with Peter Morwood)
All of Duane's TOS books included at least one of her distinctive Enterprise crew members including Harb Tanzer, Naraht the Horta, Janice Kersarus or Lia Burke.
Diane Carey- Fortunes of War
- The Wounded Sky
- My Enemy, My Ally
- The Romulan Way (with Peter Morwood, Duane's husband)
- Honor Blade
- The Empty Chair
- Spock's World
- Doctor's Orders
- Rules of Engagement (by Peter Morwood)
Events from Diane Carey's books following Enterprise crewman Piper and an attempted coup by Vice-Admiral Rittenhouse and it's aftermath were later brought up in The Lost Years ("The Rittenhouse scandal") as the reason for Kirk's promotion to Admiral.
J. M. Dillard and The Lost Years
J. M. Dillard wrote several novels with her own "Lower Decks" cast, and then wrote the first book of the Lost Years series. She incorporated elements from Spock's World
and The Romulan Way
into the tale, along with plot elements from Dreadnought!
and her own characters. The following are written by Dillard except where noted otherwise.
A.C. Crispen-- The Yesterday Saga
- The Lost Years
- Traitor Winds (by L. A. Graf)
- A Flag Full of Stars (by Brad Ferguson)
The second of A. C. Crispen's books about Zar, Spock's son with Zarabeth from All Our Yesterdays
, featured a number of references to other books, including cameos from Diane Duane's Naraht the Horta and J.M. Dillard's Ingrit Tompson.
- Yesterday's Son
- Time For Yesterday
Referenced in Time for Yesterday
The "Nexus trilogy"...
- The Entropy Effect by Vonda McIntyre
- Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre
- Crisis On Centaurus by Brad Ferguson
- Deep Domain By Howard Weinstein
- The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah
- The IDIC Epidemic, also by Jean Lorrah is connected as it is a direct sequel to The Vulcan Academy Murders. (Both books are also referred to in the Vanguard novel Precipice.)
Ingrit Tompson from J.M. Dillard's books appears in "The Final Nexus".
- The Abode of Life by Lee Corey
- Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese
- The Final Nexus by Gene DeWese
Diane Carey's "George Kirk" duology
- Final Frontier (used the "Rihannsu" model for the Romulans)
- Best Destiny
"Though Hell Should Bar the Way" by Greg Cox from Enterprise Logs
is consistent with these works.
Other books with "Rihannsu-verse
- Uhura's Song by Janet Kagan (utilizes McIntyre crewman "Snarl")
- Shadow Lord by Lawrence Yep (references McIntyre's Sulu backstory)
- How Much for Just the Planet? by John M. Ford (Utililized the Klinzhai model for Klingons established in The Final Reflection)
- Dwellers in the Crucible by Margaret Wander Bonano(Utilizes Rihannsu and Klinzhai models for Romulans and Klingons)
- Strangers from the Sky by Margaret Wander Bonano (mentioned in Spock's World)
- Dreams of the Raven by Carmen Carter (Klinzhai model for Klingons)
- Music of the Spheres-- by Margaret Wander Bonano (Unpublished but readily available novel by our own Garamet that utilized the Rihannsu model for Romulans. Contact her and she'll e-mail you a copy.)
It's worth noting that, even though it is no longer accurate to canon, many of the authors in the "Rihannsu" era would use the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology
written by Stan Goldstein, Fred Goldstein and Rick Sternback as a reference point in dating their books.