Re: What is the biggest reason that you read Trek novels/stories?
I like to read, and I like Trek. It's a great way to get more new stories, some better than what we got on TV set in one of my favorite universes. I love the characters, so I really enjoyed getting more stories about them than what we got on TV. It also gives us a chance to see stories and things that we never saw, for either storytelling choices or for budgetary reason. I'd easily put some of the best books above some of the best TV episodes. IMO Destiny is one of the best stories ever told in the Star Trek universe, and I think the franchise as a whole would be a lot worse of in terms of quality stories if we never got it.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites