Re: Charting the Novel-verse
JJ Abrams' Star Trek movie is canon, so they have to follow the movie once they get to that point, but they do not have to follow Countdown or STO. After I finished Rough Beasts of Empire, I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps some of the stuff in that book happened in order to set up Abrams' movie.
Over the course of many encounters and many years, I have successfully developed a standard operating procedure for dealing with big, nasty monsters. Run away. Me and Monty Python.
Harry Dresden - Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)