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Old May 22 2013, 04:55 PM   #16
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I really like Memory Prime it's a fast paced read and the Enterprise crew get a lot to do in this book another good TOS novel Choice of Catastrophies is a Great McCoy novel and other McCoy Novels Dreams of the Raven by Carmen Carter and Shadows on the sun By Micheal Jan friedman. The better man by Howard Weinstein. Weight Of World's by Greag Cox and Ring of Time are also good Tos books.There's also a Diane Duane novel where Dr. McCoy is in command of the Enterprise after Captain disappeeras mysteriously in the book and the Klingons join forces to fight space pirates.
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Old May 22 2013, 06:17 PM   #17
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There's also a Diane Duane novel where Dr. McCoy is in command of the Enterprise after Captain disappeeras mysteriously in the book and the Klingons join forces to fight space pirates.
It's been quite a while, but that sounds like Doctor's Orders.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:09 PM   #18
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There's also a Diane Duane novel where Dr. McCoy is in command of the Enterprise after Captain disappeeras mysteriously in the book and the Klingons join forces to fight space pirates.
It's been quite a while, but that sounds like Doctor's Orders.
Thanks that's the title I couldn't recall.I really like that book a lot.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:43 AM   #19
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The Eugenics Wars novels,
How much are the TOS characters in those? I haven't read them yet myself, but I was under the impression that they were just in short framing sequences that set up the Kahn story, which took up the majority of the books.
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Old May 23 2013, 02:32 PM   #20
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The Final Reflection by John M. Ford
- The best star trek book there is. Totally at odds with any trek from TNG onwards since it was written in the eighties. Not a typical tos book as kirk & the enterprise are barely in it, and used solely as a framing device.

Federation(TOS + TNG), by Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens.
-It spans three eras and focuses on Zefram Cochrane(based on his TOS appearance, First Contact hadn't come out at this point). It feels like the kind of epic "The Motion Picture" tried and failed to be.

Memory Prime by Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens
Great take on artificial intelligence and conspiracies.

Yesterday's Son/Time for Yesterday by Ann C Crispin
A couple of great books that focus on spock and a rather surprising relationship.

Spock's World by Diane Duane
Deals with Vulcan -its past and what they think it's future should be. Includes an absolutely barnstorming McCoy speech.

Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane
Kirk puts McCoy in the captains chair, and things spiral out of control from there. Some great aliens to boot.

The "Errand" series by Kevin Ryan
-It's made up of two trilogies, Errand of Vengeance and Errand of Fury, which tell the story of the TOS era conflict between the federation and the klingons, split into basically four viewpoints - a starfleet command officer on earth, a security officer aboard the enterprise who is a klingon infiltrator, an officer aboard a klingon warship, and finally kirk.
One of the best flowing, and most satisfying trek sagas I've read.
Book order if you're interested:
The Edge of the Sword
Killing Blow
River of Blood
Seeds of Rage
Demands of Honor
Sacrifices of War

Also, not strictly TOS, but close - Where Sea Meets Sky by Jerry Oltion, which is a very enjoyable cap'n pike exploration tale with a nautical feel. Was part of the "captains table" series, but doesn't require reading any of them.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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The Eugenics Wars novels,
How much are the TOS characters in those? I haven't read them yet myself, but I was under the impression that they were just in short framing sequences that set up the Kahn story, which took up the majority of the books.
That's a fair description. The books are mostly about Gary Seven, Roberta Lincoln, and Khan.
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Old May 23 2013, 04:32 PM   #22
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The Eugenics Wars novels,
How much are the TOS characters in those? I haven't read them yet myself, but I was under the impression that they were just in short framing sequences that set up the Kahn story, which took up the majority of the books.
That's a fair description. The books are mostly about Gary Seven, Roberta Lincoln, and Khan.
If we're including Vanguard which only has occasional Kirk Spock and Co. visits (two I think), I'm including The Eugenics Wars...

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Old May 23 2013, 05:07 PM   #23
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Final frontier & Best Destiny by Diane Carey are good novels. The Myriad Universe story Chimes at Midnigth an au look at the Startrek 3 movie is really one of my favorite stories from the myriad universe books. Constellations Startrek Tos short story anthology and Mere Anarchy are excellent stories by different Startrek writers. Crossroad by Barbara Hambly. The wrath of Khan and Search for Spock novels by Vonda McIntire.
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Old May 24 2013, 06:24 AM   #24
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How much are the TOS characters in those? I haven't read them yet myself, but I was under the impression that they were just in short framing sequences that set up the Kahn story, which took up the majority of the books.
That's a fair description. The books are mostly about Gary Seven, Roberta Lincoln, and Khan.
If we're including Vanguard which only has occasional Kirk Spock and Co. visits (two I think), I'm including The Eugenics Wars...

That's fair. I forgot people had included Vanguard.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:08 PM   #25
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I just reread Ann Crispin's Yesterday Saga, which is still a lot of fun.
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Old May 25 2013, 12:33 AM   #26
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I just reread Ann Crispin's Yesterday Saga, which is still a lot of fun.
The best, in my opinion. Gotta follow it up with Time For Yesterday though.
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Old May 25 2013, 12:46 AM   #27
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I just reread Ann Crispin's Yesterday Saga, which is still a lot of fun.
The best, in my opinion. Gotta follow it up with Time For Yesterday though.
Just to be clear, I was recommending both books. The Yesterday Saga encompasses both Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday.
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Old May 25 2013, 02:15 AM   #28
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I just reread Ann Crispin's Yesterday Saga, which is still a lot of fun.
The best, in my opinion. Gotta follow it up with Time For Yesterday though.
Just to be clear, I was recommending both books. The Yesterday Saga encompasses both Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday.
I beg your pardon, yes you did. Sorry, bad eyes here . . .
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Old May 25 2013, 10:18 AM   #29
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Vanguard series.
Oh yes, I agree. I just didn't think of Vanguard as quite TOS !
I have no idea how the OP defines TOS.
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Old May 26 2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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I'm going to second My Enemy, My Ally and Fedeeation. Also really enjoyed Crossover and Sarek. Although I was a teen when I read those.
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