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Old May 21 2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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TOS Me a suggestion

So Into Darkness has got me back in the TOS mood. The problem is i've been reading trek books for 20 years, and have never read a really good TOS book. Devil's Bargain was great cuz it read just like a tv show.

I'm trying to read Entropy Effect but it is SO dated.

what are some of the great TOS books?
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Old May 21 2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).
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Old May 21 2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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I've liked a fair number of TOS books over the years. Shouldn't they feel dated? They are based on a 1960's TV series!

One that springs to 'mind' immediately for me is Troublesome Minds. It really does have the feel of a TV episode and it has a relatively jarring conclusion.
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Old May 21 2013, 09:45 PM   #4
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I really enjoyed that one when I read it back when it first came out.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:19 PM   #5
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Dated

Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).
I just finished "Yesterday's Son." Quite a fun book. STID also got me back into a trek TOS reading mood. What's more, as I was reading "Yesterday's Son" i kept picturing/hearing Pine, Quinto, etc in the roles.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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Dated

Try Yesterday's Son and Time For Yesterday, both by AC Crispin - you can't go wrong there (in my opinion).
I just finished "Yesterday's Son." Quite a fun book. STID also got me back into a trek TOS reading mood. What's more, as I was reading "Yesterday's Son" i kept picturing/hearing Pine, Quinto, etc in the roles.
Yes, I am hearing their voices of Shatner and Nimoy
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Old May 21 2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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Prime Directive by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane
My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane
Rules of Engagement by Peter Morwood
The Galactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold
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Old May 21 2013, 10:41 PM   #8
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I'm not that keen on TOS novels but I would suggest Dreadnought, The Eugenics Wars novels, Ex Machina, Cast No Shadow, Devils Bargain and The Weight Of Worlds. I think the DTI novels count too.

Troublesome Minds was recommended earlier. I disagree...
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Old May 21 2013, 11:22 PM   #9
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Crossroad by Barbara Hambly is my favorite standalone TOS novel. The recent Children of Kings (about the Pike crew) was very solid.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:41 AM   #10
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My Enemy My Ally is one of my favourites. I also always enjoy re-reading Memory Prime. It's based off a TOS episode, but you don't need to have seen it to enjoy the book because I never have
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Old May 22 2013, 04:59 AM   #11
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Memory Prime has the greatest McCoy-Spock banter scene in all Treklit.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:31 AM   #12
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Vanguard series.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:52 AM   #13
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Ain Jalut wrote: View Post
Vanguard series.
Oh yes, I agree. I just didn't think of Vanguard as quite TOS !
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Old May 22 2013, 10:32 AM   #14
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Shatner's "Starfleet Academy: Collision Course". Actually, all of Shatner's Trek books.
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Old May 22 2013, 03:05 PM   #15
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Star Trek: The Original Series: Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows
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