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Old March 18 2013, 09:57 AM   #16
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I loved Red Sector. Deserves four or five stars, IMO.
I hung on every word, then discovered the old Psi Phi BBS and everyone was hating on it! Really took me by surprise that people were so negative to it. The previous "Double Helix" books had been really same-y and this one was fresh and interesting and I loved the original characters.

"Double or Nothing", the New Frontier book, is also great.

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And Double Helix sort of confused the issue by publishing the whole thing under the TNG brand, but it really was a multi-series crossover like the others.
A last-minute decision, because it was originally announced as TNG, DS9, TOS (well, TNG Spock & McCoy, and links back to "Balance of Terror"), VOY and NF titles. I think I even saw a few as cover art in promos? TNG was selling really big numbers at the time, and DS9 and VOY weren't.
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Old March 18 2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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The numbered TNG books are my fave ST literature, ever (well, I drifted away from them at about book #40).

Particular favourites:
#4 Survivors
#7 Masks (love this one!)
#9 A Call To Darkness
#16 Contamination
#18 Q In Law
#23 War Drums
#28 Here There Be Dragons

Just a whole lot of fun in these few years of books...
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Old March 18 2013, 04:32 PM   #18
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Masks seems to be a particular favorite amongst people of the early TNG numbered novels.
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Old March 18 2013, 09:55 PM   #19
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I think I will track down "Strike Zone" (#5), next. I have read good reviews online.
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Old March 19 2013, 01:02 PM   #20
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I think I will track down "Strike Zone" (#5), next. I have read good reviews online.
It's definitely worth a read, just for Peter David's great mix of humor and seriousness. The only bad part is a subplot with a dying kid who can exert telepathic influence on people and attempts to get in bed with Troi.
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Old March 19 2013, 02:44 PM   #21
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Dude, spoilers much?
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Old March 19 2013, 02:52 PM   #22
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Dude, spoilers much?
Well, it is getting on for 25 years old. Not sure if spoilers are REALLY necessary...?
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Old March 19 2013, 03:19 PM   #23
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I don't think that's a spoiler, because it just establishes the situation; it doesn't reveal how it turns out.
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Old March 19 2013, 04:20 PM   #24
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Well, it is getting on for 25 years old. Not sure if spoilers are REALLY necessary...?
Well I'd agree if patrick hadn't just announced his plans to read the book next...

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I don't think that's a spoiler, because it just establishes the situation; it doesn't reveal how it turns out.
Well for myself at least, I wouldn't want to know. I'd like to ease into it as it happens.
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Old March 19 2013, 07:45 PM   #25
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Great list of the older Tng novels. Qin law is one of my favorites of the numbered books. Survivors. A rock and A hard place. Most of the Tng books I kept are the older numbered novels.A.C. Crispins novel with Selar Adopting the andorian girl was my favorite part of that novel. Imzadi is one of my favorite TNG novels. I also like Howard Weinstein's novels Perchance to dream.I've been reading the older tng numbered books lately. I also like Metamorphsis and Immortal Coil.I like novels that feature Data in them.
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Old March 20 2013, 10:28 AM   #26
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I see used copies of " Imzadi", in every used book store I go into. I am guessing it sold very well when it was first released?
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Old March 20 2013, 10:40 AM   #27
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I would suspect so - It appears a lot on peoples best treklit lists, and was released when TNG was still ongoing.

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Imzadi II notes that the first was a New York Times bestseller.
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Old March 20 2013, 07:10 PM   #28
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I think I will track down "Strike Zone" (#5), next. I have read good reviews online.
The warning I would give is that while Peter David is a very talented writer, he has a very particular style and not everyone enjoys his humor. If you have read a Peter David novel and enjoyed it, then you will enjoy this book, if you have read a Peter David novel and didn't like it, be wary about going into this one.

Many writers get better over time, and their style may vary, but not Peter David. I found everyone one of his books that I read to feel pretty similar.

On the plus side, he has a penchant for certain background characters that he likes to develop and carry through all his books. It provides a nice sense of continuity beyond just what you saw on the screen.
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Old March 20 2013, 09:28 PM   #29
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Imzadi II notes that the first was a New York Times bestseller.
The paperback edition of "Imzadi" has the New York Times Bestseller mention as it's tag line. Remember, "Imzadi" was a hardcover release first in 1992 and then got a paperback release right around the airing of "Descent". (Not to mention, but the color for the Word "Imzadi" on the cover was changed for the paperback.)
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Old March 20 2013, 10:02 PM   #30
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Well when I'm north of 300 trek books with as limited shelf space as I have, I'm just happy I could find imzadi 2! And in thirteen minutes by my edit date, must be a record.

I'll find my copy of imzadi at some point when I don't need it, no doubt
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