Re: Most important books?
I would definitely substitute Gerrold’s “Trouble With Tribbles” for “The Making of Star Trek”. The two don’t even seem like they were written by the same person.
They weren't, but you sort of correct yourself later in the post. I wonder if Gerrold was deliberately trying to confuse people by giving his book a similar title to Whitfield's.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)