Personally, I still haven't read any of the Titan
novels, but I very much like the idea of a novel series focussed on good old-fashioned exploration and alien diversity.
I mentioned over in the What are you reading?
thread that I'm re-reading the early TNG
novel The Peacekeepers
by Gene DeWeese
right now (see here
), which is a story very much in that vein. It's a lot of fun, and while I'm admittedly talking somewhat out of my behind since I'm by no means caught up on the continuity yet, it's a kind of story I'm somewhat missing in TrekLit of late. That's not to say that I don't like stories that deal with the socio-economic and politic realities of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants (I very much do, I loved Articles of the Federation
in particular and the Typhon Pact sounds fascinating), but I think a counter-weight of more exploration-focused stories is needed to maintain a healthy balance. Given that I hope Titan
continues to do well in that space.
Then again, Fallen Gods
ties in with the Pact too now ...
Ah well, I've already bought them all, anyway. Just need to finally get there!