Re: Essential Star Trek Novels That Even Non-Trekkers Should Read
I would say that that list should include at least a few of the following books published since 2001:
The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins by David R. George III
Star Trek: Destiny by David Mack
Star Trek: Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Deep Space Nine: The Never-Ending Sacrifice by Una McCormack
Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack
Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer
S.C.E.: Wildfire by David Mack
Titan: Orion's Hounds by Christopher L. Bennett
Articles ha way too much continuity for this list.
is no worse than a typical episode of The West Wing
in that regard; all of its continuity is stuff you don't have to have read to read AotF, and most of it is stuff you might not even realize is a reference to other books if you haven't read them.
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