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Old June 21 2013, 12:48 AM   #16
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Re: Newbie

Lemurette wrote: View Post
JD, I still haven't watched anything aside from the two latest movies... But I think I'd rather read the books in order to build fresh pictures in my mind - I admit I'm a little afraid of the "old" looks of the technologies and characters in the original movies and series...
I don't know that there's a correct order to the novels. Some of them are numbered, but the numbers don't accurately reflect when they happen in time. I would recommend picking out a few novels that interest you and going from there.

If you're worried about understanding the technology of TOS, it might be easier to start with something like Star Trek Constellations. This book isn't one story but several short stories together. Each story features one or two of the characters, so you should be able to get a sense of their personalities and tendencies from them.

"Many things seem clever to an imbecile." --Captain Thelin th'Valrass, USS Enterprise-- "The Chimes at Midnight"
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