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Old July 14 2011, 09:14 PM   #13
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Re: Book reading timeline

Okay, hold on to your sombreros, here's the really big version (hopefully saving Thrawn some work). All of these fit together, most link in with each other to some degree (minor or otherwise) and I've included a few that have no real overt connection but still fit comfortably in there. I've also included most of the New Frontier books, but I've underlined them - events and characters from that series are frequently referenced in the "mainstream" but it tends to do its own thing. So they're sort of blurred when it comes to linking in but worth including in a super-expanded list. Again, this is moving more or less chronologically from an in-universe perspective:

Enterprise (22nd century):

Rosetta (not of major importance, but fits fine and gets a reference or two elsewhere)
The Good That Men Do
Kobayashi Maru
The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptors Wing
(The second Romulan War book isn't out yet but it'll go here, of course).

Original Series and Movie (23rd century):

Vanguard: Harbinger
Vanguard: Summon the Thunder
Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind
Vanguard: Open Secrets
Vanguard: Precipice
Vanguard: Declassified
(Final two Vanguard books to come within next 12 months)
(You might want to include the Errand of Vengeance and Errand of Fury trilogies; six books that are rather stand-alone but make a few references to aspects of Klingoness that feature in the mainstream, and are given a nod or two in the Vanguard series. Not by any means essential, but you did say you're a total completist...)
(Maybe the two Eugenics Wars books, which have inspired a few later stories)
Section 31: Cloak (Not important but gets a reference or two later, like in "Ex Machina").
Troublesome Minds (No real continuity references, but nothing that contradicts; fits in fine)
Ex Machina
Unspoken Truth
(To Reign In Hell, if you included the Eugenics Wars books)
Forged In Fire
The Last Roundup (Not important, but works fine and introduces a (very) minor race that show up elsewhere)
The Captain's Daughter
Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire
The Sundered
Mere Anarchy series (available as an omnibus)

pre-TNG 24th century:

Cast No Shadow (which is out either this month or next)
Serpents Among the Ruins
Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers
The Art of the Impossible
Well of Souls
Vulcan's Heart
Terok Nor: Night of the Wolves
Deny Thy Father
Catalyst of Sorrows
The Buried Age
Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles.

Post-TNG, last few seasons of DS9, mid-Voyager:

The 34th Rule
Section 31: Rogue
NF: House of Cards
NF: Into the Void
NF: The Two-Front War
NF: End Game
NF: Once Burned
Immortal Coil (Not important, but fits in nicely)
Hollow Men (Ditto)
NF: Martyr
NF: Fire on High
Voyager: Cohesion (This Voyager trilogy isn't important but fits in fine):
Voyager: Fusion
Voyager: Evolution
The Battle of Betazed
Tales of the Dominion War
Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances

Post-DS9, late Voyager:

The Left Hand of Destiny, book one
The Left Hand of Destiny, book two
Gemworld, book one
Gemworld, book two (These two aren't essential but do get referenced later, worth including).
Diplomatic Implausibility
A Stitch in Time
NF: The Quiet Place
NF: Dark Allies
SCE omnibus: Have Tech, Will Travel
NF: Requiem
NF: Renaissance
NF: Restoration
(There's a New Frontier anthology, "No Limits", which offers links to the rest of the list in a few places as well as to New Frontier. The last story is set here on the timeline, so if you include the anthology you might read them all here)
Avatar, book one
Avatar, book two
SCE omnibus: Miracle Workers
Section 31: Abyss
Demons of Air and Darkness
NF: Cold Wars
SCE omnibus: Some Assembly Required
The Brave and the Bold (Two books, with four stories set in various series - this is the chronological position of the last of the four; you can read them all at once here).
SCE omnibus: No Surrender
SCE omnibus: Foundations
SCE omnibus: Wildfire
This Gray Spirit
NF: Being Human
NF: Gods Above
NF: Stone and Anvil
A Good Day to Die
SCE omnibus: Breakdowns
Lesser Evil
Honour Bound
Rising Son
Corps of Engineers omnibus: Aftermath
Enemy Territory
Worlds of DS9: Trill: Unjoined
Worlds of DS9: Bajor: Fragments and Omens
Corps of Engineers omnibus: Grand Designs
Worlds of DS9: Andor: Paradigm
A Burning House
Corps of Engineers omnibus: Creative Couplings
Worlds of DS9: Ferenginar: Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed
Mirror Universe anthology: Shards and Shadows
Worlds of DS9: Cardassia: The Lotus Flower
Corps of Engineers omnibus: Wounds
The Genesis Wave, book one
The Genesis Wave, book two
Worlds of DS9: Dominion: Olympus Descending
Genesis Force
Fearful Symmetry
Vulcan's Soul: Exodus
The Soul Key
Corps of Engineers omnibus: Out of the Cocoon
Vulcan’s Soul: Exiles
Vulcan’s Soul: Epiphany
Corps of Engineers omnibus: What’s Past


Voyager: Homecoming
Voyager: The Farther Shore
The Never-Ending Sacrifice
Voyager: Old Wounds
Voyager: Enemy of my Enemy
A Time to Be Born
A Time to Die
A Time to Sow
A Time to Harvest
A Time to Love
A Time to Hate
A Time To Kill
A Time to Heal
A Time For War/A Time for Peace
NF: After the Fall


Nf: Missing In Action
Tales From the Captain's Table (For the Riker story, though most of the others (set at earlier points) tie in to the mainstream too, and you can just read them all here)
Death in Winter
Titan: Taking Wing
Titan: The Red King
Titan: Orion’s Hounds
Q and A
Titan: Sword of Damocles
Before Dishonour
Articles of the Federation
Greater Than the Sum
Destiny: Gods of Night
Destiny: Mere Mortals
Destiny: Lost Souls
A Singular Destiny
Losing the Peace
Voyager: Full Circle
Titan: Over a Torrent Sea
Voyager: Unworthy
Titan: Synthesis
Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions
Voyager: Children of the Storm
Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire
DTI: Watching the Clock
Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game
Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire
Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony
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