King Daniel wrote:
I love the depth and scope that the novels add to Trek. The Trek universe is probably the biggest and richest fictional universe out there.
Add to that the fact that novels are capable of greater thematic depth and characterization than film or most individual episodes of television (and the fact that well into the 2000s, much of TV Trek was constrained by the tropes and conventions of the 1980s due to Berman and company seemingly being frozen in time), and you have a recipe for a literary version of the Star Trek
Universe that is much richer and more emotionally and intellectually stimulating than much of the canon upon which it is based.