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.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites