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Old August 5 2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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Thanks again for the kind words everyone.
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Old August 8 2013, 12:21 PM   #32
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8of5 has been kind enough to add a mention of the Reading Guide on his Reading Flow Chart page. Thanks again 8of5!
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Old August 10 2013, 01:35 PM   #33
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Superb! I can now use this to try and use this to help tidy up my own chronological reading order a bit more.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:05 AM   #34
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I just uploaded a monthly update. Added next months books and comics, and made a few tweaks. Also created a basic post-Nemesis reading order list like we discussed above. And I added a few pictures, the first of many I hope.

More additions to come as time goes by.
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Old August 15 2013, 02:27 PM   #35
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Love it!
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Old August 15 2013, 03:56 PM   #36
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Thanks for the easy to read Chronology. Very helpful as I try to catch up on 4 years worth of material this year.
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Old August 21 2013, 12:23 PM   #37
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I loved the days when, about every couple of weeks, someone new to Treklit would come here asking for help getting into the books and what order to read them in. It's fun to help people like that. It seems like that rarely happens anymore. I hope that so many of us having made useful projects like this haven't basically made it so easy to get into Treklit that those folks never need to ask for help. I suppose it's a mixed blessing.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:23 AM   #38
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Put up another monthly update. Next month's books and comics, and more covers. Hope to finish up the covers on all the lists by next month, and then start on a new and more interesting TrekLit study for publishing in November.
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Old November 15 2013, 04:59 AM   #39
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Still updating monthly. Plus I added a count of how many 5 year mission stories have ever been published. Anyone want to guess what the number is?

http://startreklitverse.yolasite.com...-are-there.php
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Old November 17 2013, 02:43 PM   #40
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Cool! That means all the TOS adventures so far could've really taken place over the course of the 'mere' five years?
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Old November 17 2013, 02:52 PM   #41
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Well I suppose it's possible, but when you factor in the fact that the majority of those take place in the final 2 years it seems less likely. It would be interesting to see those numbers broken down by year, but that was a more ambitious endeavour than I was up to at the moment. Maybe sometime.
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Old November 17 2013, 05:02 PM   #42
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87 adventures per year means one adventure every four days, which is definitely impossible. For one thing, a large percentage of those adventures take considerably more than four days apiece, with many covering weeks or more. "The Paradise Syndrome" alone spans two months. "Mind-sifter" in Bantam's The New Voyages spans over a year.

For another thing, travel time has to be taken into account. Space is enormous and one should logically expect weeks to pass between consecutive adventures. Especially if characters are injured or the ship is damaged at the end of one mission but they're back to normal by the next. (In "Tomorrow is Yesterday," Spock estimated it would take at least three weeks at a starbase to undo the Cygnetians' reprogramming of the computer.)

Not to mention that it's unrealistic to expect them to go from life-threatening adventure to life-threatening adventure with no downtime. Sure, you could assume that Starfleet tended to assign them specifically to high-risk situations, but a lot of TOS stories start out with routine star mapping or planetary surveys or delivery runs. It stands to reason that they would've had a significant number of routine, uneventful missions in between the dramatic, dangerous ones.

So really, even fitting 79 adventures into 3 years -- or 101 adventures into 4 years, counting TAS -- is pushing it. That's just 25-26 adventures per year, meaning about one every two weeks on average. Given travel, repair, and recovery time between televised missions, and given the duration of the missions themselves, even that would leave very little room for extra adventures in between. Fitting in one adventure every four days? Completely out of the question. (Not to mention how many TOS novels and stories contradict one another anyway.)
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Old December 16 2013, 12:18 AM   #43
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My update this month includes a simple Abrams-verse timeline including the comics, YA novels, game and films. I think someone asked for this when I first published the site, and I figured some people would find it useful, even though it doesn't connect with the Lit-verse.

http://startreklitverse.yolasite.com...ading-list.php
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Old December 16 2013, 10:01 AM   #44
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Thanks for the list! Because the alternative Trek is so small yet it invites spending an evening or two on a chronological experience of the whole story.
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Old March 18 2014, 03:20 AM   #45
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The guys at Literary Treks were kind enough to recommend the Reading Guide on this week's episode. Thanks again guys! http://trek.fm/literary-treks/

And I just updated the site for another month's releases.
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