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Old January 22 2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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"Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

Whilst trying to find my lost-a-home copy of Rising Son I was wondering what else to read.
Now reading Left Hand of Destiny.

Are the Terok Nor or Millenium trilogies worth getting?

Other possibilites are:

1. Go down the Klingon Empire branch.
2. Mirror Universe
3. Vaughn Background

Suggestions?
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Old January 22 2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

The first book in the Terok Nor trilogy is great. The other 2 books are pretty good but aren't quite up to par with the first one. I thought this was the better of the 2 trilogies.

I liked the first book in the Millennium trilogy but each one after that got successfully worse for me and it was a steep drop, as in I didn't care for the third book much at all.
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Old January 22 2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

I'd say that the usual opinion is that both aren't all-time classics, but both definitely have their high points. The first book of Terok Nor stands apart from the other two and is generally the favorite.

I think the Klingon Empire books are probably more interesting, on the whole, though it depends on your relative preference for Klingon culture and Bajor/Cardassia culture.
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Old January 22 2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

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2. Mirror Universe
3. Vaughn Background

Suggestions?
The MU anthologies I've read are pretty well-good; Obsidian Alliances and Shards And Shadows. The Sorrows Of Empire is highly recommended, too, along with Rise Like Lions and, if you don't mind a break from continuity, Dark Mirror.

Vaughn Background: Hands-down the best books for that are Serpents Among The Ruins and The Art Of The Impossible. (I can't speak for the DS9 relaunch, I've not read it yet.)
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Old January 22 2013, 01:35 AM   #5
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

Millennium is kind of weird, but it does have its moments (my favorite is the "dueling Starfleets" ).
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Old January 22 2013, 02:18 AM   #6
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.
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Old January 22 2013, 02:32 AM   #7
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The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.
I'll second this, and it also features a nice undercover Starfleet story in there!
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Old January 22 2013, 02:59 AM   #8
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The first book in the Terk Nor trilogy, Day of the Vipers, is just bloody brilliant. It's the story of how Cardassia came into contact with Bajor, and gradually took it over; a great political thriller about how imperialism and greed corrupt a government and destroy a society.
Yeah. DOV is one of my favorite Trek books I've ever read. The other two parts of the trilogy aren't quite as good, but are still worth reading.
I haven't read the Millenium trilogy yet (although I have owned them for years).
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Old January 22 2013, 03:06 AM   #9
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

Oh, I forgot to mention - for my money, the absolute best thing on your list of possibles is Serpents Among The Ruins from the Vaughn backstory section. DRG3 laying it down.
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Old January 22 2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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theblitz wrote: View Post
1. Go down the Klingon Empire branch.
2. Mirror Universe
Do both. It's worth it.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:30 AM   #11
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Oh, I forgot to mention - for my money, the absolute best thing on your list of possibles is Serpents Among The Ruins from the Vaughn backstory section. DRG3 laying it down.
That's another favorite of mine, not just Trek but books overall.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

I loved the Millenium trilogy. Lots of alternate-future craziness with the Grigari, some of Treklit's most horrifying baddies. Haven't read Terok Nor yet.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:08 PM   #13
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Re: "Terok Nor" and "Millenium"

Haven't read it, but doesn't Cast Now Shadow by Swallow also have some Vaughn back-story?
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Old January 22 2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Bought the Mirror Universe books.
Hopefully I will find my missing book by the time I finish these.
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Old January 22 2013, 06:50 PM   #15
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Haven't read it, but doesn't Cast Now Shadow by Swallow also have some Vaughn back-story?
I'm only about 50 pages into it so far but yeah, Vaughn is in it.
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