So, just to sum up:
The canon establishes horrific acts of terrorism, numerous small battles, four or five major wars, ongoing cold wars, and an existential threat from the Borg.... and that's an optimistic future.
The novels establish one truly exceptional atrocity in the Borg Invasion, and an ongoing cold war which nonetheless carries the promise of eventual peace -- and they're doom and gloom and full of nothing but death and subvert the premise of Star Trek.
'Cos that makes sense?
Off the top of my head, trek lit also narrated the genesis wave disaster, the Cold equations 3 destruction, the millenium trilogy war end federation defeat, etc, etc, etc.
Even books not geared toward large body counts depict loss of iconic symbols - DS9, most of the voyager fleet.
You missed a LOT of disasters/wars there, Sci.
And yes, this incessant succession of lovingly depicted catastrophes DOES make the trek lit universe a crap-sack world.
- your 'summing up' of my previous post is nothing of the sort.
- about canon - really, Sci?
For you, a few words mentioning some 'incident' decades ago or some skirmishes, relatively small scale terrorist attacks, repeatedly stopped borg (again, with relatively little casualties) equate the sheer scale of the death/destruction from trek lit?
Gross hyperbolics wont make your position less hollow.