RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,053
Posts: 5,431,283
Members: 24,923
Currently online: 666
Newest member: In_Correct

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Chrysalis
By: Michelle on Oct 18

The Next Generation Season Seven Blu-ray Details
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

CBS Launches Streaming Service
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Yelchin In New Indie Thriller
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Saldana In The Book of Life
By: T'Bonz on Oct 17

Cracked’s New Sci-Fi Satire
By: T'Bonz on Oct 16

Beltran Introduces Shakespeare To Theater Group
By: T'Bonz on Oct 16

Burton To Be Honored at Facets Boo! Bash
By: T'Bonz on Oct 16

New Trek Puzzles
By: T'Bonz on Oct 15

Star Trek Online: Delta Rising
By: T'Bonz on Oct 15


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 18 2013, 08:06 PM   #16
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Which book comes first?

Spocky8492 wrote: View Post
I have the same kind of question for Sword of Damocles and Greater Than The Sum.
I started to read the TNG relaunch a few years ago in the goal to read the Destiny trilogie. So now I'm at the point in both series TNG and Titan to read either Sword of Damocles or Greater Than The Sum. I believe I read somewhere that it's better to read Sword of Damocles before Greater Than The Sum, but I don't remember where I read that and why it was better in this order. Is it true or it doesn't matter? I checked on 'The Reading Order Flowchart from Thrawn and 8of5 and the two books are at the same level. So what is your advise?
It doesn't matter that much. They're in separate series and there aren't any direct continuity elements between them. There are only two reasons I can think of for reading Sword of Damocles first. One reason, a trivial one, is simply that it takes place earlier -- in fact, by my estimate it happens around the same time as Before Dishonor. The other is that it makes sense to get the pre-Destiny TTN novels out of the way before reading GTTS, because GTTS is the direct prologue to Destiny.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 18 2013, 09:41 PM   #17
Thrawn
Rear Admiral
 
Thrawn's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: Which book comes first?

^ Exactly what I was about to post
__________________
The Almighty Star Trek Lit-Verse Reading Order Flowchart - be confused no longer about what to read next, or what to read first.
Thrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19 2013, 03:32 PM   #18
Spocky8492
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Location: France
Re: Which book comes first?

Thank you. It's exactly the kind of information I was looking for and the fact that Greater Than The Sum is the direct prologue to Destiny is for me an excelent reason to read Sword of Damocles first. I'm currently reading The good that men do, but after it I will jump to Sword of Damocles.
Spocky8492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 21 2013, 05:02 PM   #19
Therin of Andor
Admiral
 
Therin of Andor's Avatar
 
Location: New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
View Therin of Andor's Twitter Profile
Re: Which book comes first?

Spocky8492 wrote: View Post
I believe I read somewhere that it's better to read Sword of Damocles before Greater Than The Sum, but I don't remember where I read that and why it was better in this order. Is it true or it doesn't matter? I checked on 'The Reading Order Flowchart from Thrawn and 8of5 and the two books are at the same level. So what is your advise?
I don't believe there are any instances where reading ST novels in order of their publication spoils anything. That's the order that avid readers-who-are-caught-up-on-everything read them, after all. Using the publication dates (behind the title page) only gets tricky if you're reading a MMPB reprint of a hardcover or trade, or a hardcopy version of one of the debut-in-eBook tales.
__________________
Thiptho lapth! Ian (Entire post is personal opinion)
The Andor Files @ http://andorfiles.blogspot.com/
http://therinofandor.blogspot.com/
Therin of Andor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 21 2013, 05:19 PM   #20
lvsxy808
Rear Admiral
 
lvsxy808's Avatar
 
Location: London
Re: Which book comes first?

zarkon wrote: View Post
vorador33 wrote: View Post
^ I agree, I just read through these books recently and didn’t really feel like the new characters were portrayed very inconsistently at all. They were so new and broadly defined in Q & A that i hand no problem with the way they acted in the next book.

...

To be honest though i realize my opinion is probably the minority because i loved Before Dishonour and most people seem to have hated it.
Perhaps the minority here, but I doubt the dislike is that widespread - a good amount of it is due to issues that don't actually have anything to do with the quality of the writing.

That said, you may want to spoiler tag the part of your post that I haven't quoted. The OP hasn't read this book yet.
It's not so bad - it's only a scene where Picard tries Beverly's makeup on, after all.

.
__________________
DS9-R fans! Want to know what happened after The Soul Key?

Read Deep Space Nine, Season 10
All 22 eps available to read on-screen or download and keep!
lvsxy808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 21 2013, 06:06 PM   #21
zarkon
Captain
 
zarkon's Avatar
 
Re: Which book comes first?

lvsxy808 wrote: View Post
It's not so bad - it's only a scene where Picard tries Beverly's makeup on, after all.

.
I want to spare the captain's blushes
__________________
In defeat, malice. In victory, revenge.
zarkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 22 2013, 06:32 AM   #22
Kertrats47
Commodore
 
Kertrats47's Avatar
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
View Kertrats47's Twitter Profile
Re: Which book comes first?

zarkon wrote: View Post
lvsxy808 wrote: View Post
It's not so bad - it's only a scene where Picard tries Beverly's makeup on, after all.

.
I want to spare the captain's blushes
So is that what they're referring to when they say that a Starfleet captain has gone rouge?
__________________
Trek Lit Reviews (Voyager: Acts of Contrition by Kirsten Beyer - October 16th, 2014)
2014 Star Trek Book Releases
Kertrats47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 26 2013, 02:32 PM   #23
Freman
Fleet Captain
 
Freman's Avatar
 
Location: Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Re: Which book comes first?

zarkon wrote: View Post
vorador33 wrote: View Post
^ I agree, I just read through these books recently and didn’t really feel like the new characters were portrayed very inconsistently at all. They were so new and broadly defined in Q & A that i hand no problem with the way they acted in the next book.

...

To be honest though i realize my opinion is probably the minority because i loved Before Dishonour and most people seem to have hated it.
Perhaps the minority here, but I doubt the dislike is that widespread - a good amount of it is due to issues that don't actually have anything to do with the quality of the writing.

That said, you may want to spoiler tag the part of your post that I haven't quoted. The OP hasn't read this book yet.
I have now, so it's no problem. lol In fact I've read all of Greater than the Sum now too, and am reading The Eternal Tide while I wait for my copy of Losing the Peace to show up (I already read the Destiny trilogy a long while back, so I didn't skip them or anything).
__________________
Booyaka!!!!
Freman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.