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Old April 5 2013, 10:25 PM   #6
Mysterion
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Re: best star trek books and novels

Well, I won't claim these to be the "best" necessarily, but they are some of my favorites:

The Wounded Sky; My Enemy, My Ally; The Romulan Way - Diane Duane - Three of the better TOS-era novels. The Wounded Sky especially captures a sense of wonder that few other Trek novels seem to. Diane Duanee captures the voices and personalities of the TOs characters better than any other writer has.

The Galactic Whirlpool - David Gerrold - from a story he orginally pitched to the TOS production staff. A TOs story from someone who actually wrote TOS we saw on-screen. This book has a lot of really fun little details in it.

How Much For Just The Planet? - John Ford - TOS as a musical comedy. Really.

Ishmael - Barbara Hambly - TOS meets Here Come The Brides. Really.

Prime Directive - Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens - Would have made a really good finale to TOS. Epic story.

The Entropy Effect - Vonda McIntyre - Best of the early Pocket publishing era. A couple shocking plot twists. If you don't read any of the other books I've listed here, be sure to read this one.
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