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Old April 7 2013, 08:38 PM   #74
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Re: The Continuity of Days Gone By

You know, I just now realized that I left Enterprise: The First Adventure off my list of the '80s novelverse. I did mention in my preliminary list that it might count, but said that I couldn't remember any cross-references that would connect it. Now I realize there is one: it introduced the names George and Winona for Kirk's parents, which were then reused in Final Frontier and Best Destiny, which are on the current version of the '80s-verse list. (It also established the name Jocelyn for McCoy's ex-wife, which has been used in numerous other books, though I'm not sure if any of them are on the '80s-verse list. And I could swear the "Admiral Noguchi" mentioned in E:TFA was mentioned in other books as well, but I can't find any evidence of that online.)

That makes four books I've added to the list since it was last edited, and it's now closed to editing, so I suppose I should post my current, revised list:

Before TOS:
2170s: The Final Reflection (body)
2183: Final Frontier (body)
2188: Best Destiny (flashbacks)
c. 2204: Enterprise: The First Adventure

During TOS (c. 2207-10):
Final Frontier (frame) (just after "City on the Edge")
The Vulcan Academy Murders and The IDIC Epidemic (just before "A Private Little War")

After TOS/2nd 5-year mission:
Prime Directive (early year 5 of mission)
Yesterday's Son (2 years after "All Our Yesterdays," so late year 5)
Uhura's Song
Shadow Lord
The Wounded Sky
My Enemy, My Ally
The Abode of Life
Crisis on Centaurus
Chain of Attack
The Final Nexus
Dreams of the Raven
How Much for Just the Planet?
Memory Prime
Doctor's Orders
The Entropy Effect
The Romulan Way
(8 years after "Enterprise Incident")
The Final Reflection (frame) (10 years after “Errand of Mercy”)

Interim period:
The Lost Years

Movie era:
Spock's World (shortly after TMP)
Rules of Engagement
The Pandora Principle
(just after Saavik enters Academy)
Dwellers in the Crucible (during Saavik's time at Academy)
Deep Domain (Kirk returns to Admiralty)
Strangers from the Sky (frame)
Time for Yesterday (shortly pre-TWOK)
TWOK, TSFS, TVH (McIntyre novelizations)
Music of the Spheres (after TVH)
Best Destiny (just after TUC)

My placement of E:TFA in c. 2204 is based on Kirk being slightly under 30 in the novel. That would put it four-plus years before "The Deadly Years," which by SFC dating (at least the version on Memory Beta) would be in mid- to late 2208.
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