^ Then it might be a good moment to mention that the response here made me pick it up as well, as the only one of this year's 5YM books so far, because I'm not a big fan of TOS
in general (not that I dislike it or that I can't appreciate it, and some of my favorite Trek books have even been TOS
ones, I just don't tend to actively seek them out most of the time). I ended up voting "Outstanding" - it was a strong, well-flowing read, written well-enough to be thoroughly entertaining on its own merits, rather than just on the back of TOS
tropes. If you write more Trek books in the future I'll likely pick them up based on that track record.