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Old May 26 2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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Re: Charting the Novel-verse

TNG -- Core continuity
The A Time to... series was the beginning of the serialized approach to TNG story-telling. I start TNG's "core continuity" there...

The A Time to... series featured Lieutenant Christine Vale, who was created as Enterprise security chief in SCE: Belly of the Beast, and used consistently thereafter. A Time to Be Born/Die used the Androssi, a race also created for the SCE series. A Time to Love/Hate used the Riker/Troi backstory established in Imzadi.

  • A Time to Be Born by John Vornholt
  • A Time to Die by John Vornholt
  • A Time to Sow by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
  • A Time to Harvest by Dayton ward and Kevin Dilmore
  • A Time to Love by Robert Greenberger
  • A Time to Hate by Robert Greenberger
  • A Time to Kill by David Mack
  • A Time to Heal by David Mack
  • A Time for War, a Time for Peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Star Trek: Nemesis (motion picture)
  • Death in Winter by Michael Jan Friedman
  • Resistance by J.M. Dillard
  • Q & A by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Before Dishonor by Peter David
  • Greater Than The Sum By Christopher L. Bennett
Death in Winter followed up on several Stargazer characters. Q&A crossed over into the New Frontier, Titan and IKS Gorkon continuities as well as referencing every book featuring Q to date. Before Dishonor referenced the short story "Devices and Desires" by Kevin Lauderdale and also served as a sequel to Vendetta.

Destiny by David Mack
  • Gods of Night
  • Lost Souls
  • Mere Mortals
  • Losing The Peace By William Leisner
  • Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward
  • Indistinguishable From Magic By David A. McIntee
  • Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within by Christopher L. Bennett (e-book exclusive)
  • Typhon Pact: Brinksmanship by Una McCormack
  • Cold Equations by David Mack
    **The Persistance of Memory
    **Silent Weapons
    **The Body Electric
  • The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow

Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido--
Included here as it continues the story of President Nanietta Bacco and her administration started in TNG's A Time for War, A Time for Peace.

Ship of the Line by Diane Carey established elements of Scotty's background that were later utilized in the SCE book, The Future Begins.

Section 31: Rogue by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels was part of the Section 31 mini that tied into the post-finale DS9 books and introduced the character of Ranul Keru, who would eventually make his way briefly into the DS9 fiction before finding a home in the Titan series.

Gateways book three: Doors Into Chaos and the novella "The Other Side" by Robert Greenberger from Gateways book Seven: What Lay Beyond crossed directly into the post-finale DS9 and New Frontier series while crossing over with the entire lit-line at the time.

Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang had a brief nod to the character of Ranul Keru, created for the Section 31 novel, Rogue, who later became a part of the crew of Titan. The Cold Equations trilogy by David Mack is a direct sequel to Immortal Coil.

The Battle of Betazed guest stars Elias Vaughn of the post-finale DS9 series. Certain events from this book are directly picked up in VOY: Old Wounds.

Diplomatic Implausibility by KRAD established the crew of the IKS Gorkon, who would later be the stars of their own short-lived series. It also foreshadowed events yet to come in the post-finale DS9 series.

The Brave and the Bold book two, The Final Artifact" also by KRAD, is a part of a story that connects to both the DS9 and Gorkon continuities.

The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett uses Q in a way that works with Q & A, and the Mabrae, a race established in TBA is later seen again in Christopher's Greater Than The Sum.

Debtor's Planet by W.R. Thompson. Backstory for Ralph Offenhouse utilized in The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonian Singh.

Mere Anarchy collection
  • A Sea of Troubles by J. Steven York and Christina F. York
  • The Oppressor's Wrong by Phaedra M. Weldon
  • The Insolence of Office by William Leisner
  • That Sleep of Death by Terri Osbourne
  • A Weary Life by Robert Greenberger
  • Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment by Keith R.A. DeCandido
The Sky's The Limit anthology
  • "Meet with Triumph and Disaster" by Michael Schuster & Steve Mollmann
  • "Acts of Compassion" by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
  • "Redshift" by Richard C. White
  • "Among the Clouds" by Scott Pearson
  • "Thinking of You" by Greg Cox
  • "Turncoats" by Susan Shwartz
  • "Ordinary Days" by James Swallow
  • "'Twould Ring the Bells of Heaven" by Amy Sisson
  • "Friends With the Sparrows" by Christopher L. Bennett
  • "Suicide Note" by Geoff Trowbridge
  • "Four Lights" by Keith R. A. DeCandido
  • "'Til Death" by Bob Ingersoll & Thom Zahler
  • "On the Spot" by David A. McIntee
  • "Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt You" by Michael Schuster & Steve Mollmann
Peter David
Peter David has managed to set threads of continuity throughout just about Star Trek book he has ever written. His TNG works include...
Strike Zone
  • PAD's first Trek novel ever laid a lot of ground and introduced a lot of plot elements that he would later revisit. The Selelvians would later become major players in New Frontier and the Kreel have most recently been mentioned as having been conquered by the Kinshaya, a race originally mentioned in John Ford's The Final Reflection and most recently, political players in the recently formed Typhon Pact as related in A Singular Destiny. This book also featured the first appearance the second generation security team of Meyers and Boyajin. This team would follow PAD into his DS9 book and into the New Frontier series.
  • The character of Kobry and the powerful Cognocenti were holdovers from PAD's original DC comics run on TOS at DC.
A Rock and a Hard Place
  • The character of Quentin Stone is mentioned by name by Katerina Mueller in the story "Performance Appraisal" in the New Frontier anthology No Limits.
  • This novel began the beginning of PAD's development of the character Elizabeth Shelby and her captain, Morgan Korsmo, that would become part of her New Frontier backstory. The character of Korsmo was mentioned in the first New Frontier book as the previous Captain of the Starship Excalibur, and Korsmo appeared in that capacity in the story "Making a Difference" in No Limits.
  • Several plot elements from Vendetta would later be picked up on in PAD's most recent TNG novel, Before Dishonor.
Imzadi and Imzadi 2: Triangle
  • The Riker/Troi backstory established in Imzadi would later be used in A Time to Love and A Time to Hate.
  • Imzadi 2 featured a cameo from Elizabeth Shelby in her role of first officer of the Excalibur under Korsmo.
PAD's Q novels were all mentioned in Q & A. A Riker from an alternate future would view scenes from Q-in-Law in the Guardian of Forever in Imzadi.
  • Q-in-Law
  • Q-Squared
  • I,Q (written with John DeLancie),
His Young Adult trilogy featuring Worf at Starfleet Academy introduced four characters that would all later become prominent players in the New Frontier series.
  • Worf's First Adventure
  • Line of Fire
  • Survival
Michael Jan Friedman
Three of MJF's TNG books are consistent with his Stargazer series in the depiction of the crew. MJF also used Stargazer character Gilaad Ben Zoma in one issue of his DC comics run.
  • Reunion
  • Requiem (with Kevin Ryan)
  • The Valiant
Crossover established elements of Scotty's background that were later used in the SCE story The Future Begins by Mollmann and Shuster.

Double Helix
A six part TNG mini-series conceived by MJF and editor John Ordover that crossed over into both his own Stargazer continuity and PAD's New Frontier series. The individual books were written by various authors.
  • Infection (John Gregory Betancourt)
  • Vectors (Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
  • Red Sector (Diane Carey)
  • Quarantine (John Vornholt)
  • Double or Nothing (Peter David)
  • The First Virtue (MJF and Christie Golden)
Q-Continuum (by Greg Cox)
The events from this series were later mentioned in Q & A, and is consistant with New Frontier in regards to Selar's transfer to Excalibur and New Frontier (While being inconsistant with SCE and Sonya Gomez.)
  • Q-Space
  • Q-Zone
  • Q-Strike
Genesis Wave (by John Vornholt)
The catastrophic events and the diplomatic efforts of Alexander Rohzenko from this series were mentioned in Articles of the Federation. Alyssa Ogawa's family history as depicted here is inconsistent with her history in the Titan series.
  • Genesis Wave book one
  • Genesis Wave book two
  • Genesis Wave book three
  • Genesis Force
Gemworld (John Vornholt)
The backstory for Melora Pazlar and events from this novel were utilized in the Titan novel Taking Wing.
  • Gemworld book one
  • Gemworld book two
Maximum Warp (by Dave Galantar and Greg Broduer)
This duolgy featured a cameo from Tiris Jast, a character created for the post-finale DS9 novels.
  • Dark Zone
  • Forever Dark
Sequels to TOS books
  • Possession by J.M. Dillard and Kathleen O'Malley is a sequel to Dillard's TOS book Demons.
  • Intellivore by Diane Duane utilizes plot elements established by Duane in The Romulan Way.

Christopher L. Bennett's annotations for The Buried Age...
...and Greater Than the Sum.
William Leisner's annotations for Losing the Peace
I hate having thoughts on the top of my head. They usually jump off and commit suicide.

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