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Old September 15 2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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New ST reader saying hello!

Hello!

I wanted to say hi to everyone in the book forum! I've been lurking for the past few weeks and have found the posts enormously helpful with my own reading order.

My name is Chris, 33 from Cincinnati Ohio. I've spent the last few years reading all the Star Wars novels in order set after Return of the Jedi. The books were a lot of fun but my heart has always missed the Trek universe.

With a reintroduction to the universe via Netflix and a "gotta read it" suggestion from a friend, I jumped back into Trek universe with the Destiny trilogy. While it was clear the characters has gone through some changes I was blown away! I decided to follow up with another trilogy by the same author, Cold Equations. Boy was I lost! I had an idea what was going on, but there were lots of characters I didn't know and it was clear the universe had changed quite a bit!

So I decided to read the Star Trek books in order (sort of) like I had the SW novels. So far I have read the "A time to" series and the Next Gen novels set after Nemesis. The Voyager novels (THANK YOU Kirsten Beyer for getting the band back together), the Gateway series, and some single novels like Articles of the Federation.

Right now I'm reading the DS9 novels, having just started Unity, and really enjoying the characters created for the relaunch.

Up after DS9, the Titan series, rereading the Destiny series, and the Typhon Act. I imagine by then I'll be ready to read "The Fall" storyline. I'd like to read the Vanguard series to be ready for the new Seekers novels, and I keep thinking I'd like to get into the S.C.E books as well as the New Frontier stuff.

So thats my crazy Star Trek novel plan! Glad to be around and hopefully soon I'll have enough books read to jump into the conversation!

-Chris
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Old September 15 2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the interweb! Hope you have a fun time
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Old September 15 2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Agreed- welcome to the Lit forum. There's so much to read and enjoy in Trek lit
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Old September 15 2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Glad you're here and really getting into TrekLit!
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Old September 15 2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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Hi welcome to the Trek lit forum.
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Old September 15 2013, 06:31 PM   #6
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Old September 15 2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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You are in for a fun ride, Slyvon. Hand on and have fun.
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Old September 15 2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Yeah, almost everything you listed is great reading. You're in for a hell of a ride.

Glad you hit Beyer's Voyager novels especially; they're tremendous!
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Old September 15 2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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Welcome! Don't skip Christopher Bennett's novels that aren't in those series you mentioned, as they're some of the very best of Treklit. I'm thinking particularly of The Buried Age and the DTI series. Those three novels are probably my favorite Trek novels of all time. :-)
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Old September 15 2013, 07:43 PM   #10
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Welcome! Don't skip Christopher Bennett's novels that aren't in those series you mentioned, as they're some of the very best of Treklit. I'm thinking particularly of The Buried Age and the DTI series. Those three novels are probably my favorite Trek novels of all time. :-)
Also don't forget Ex Machina! It continues the story of the TOS crew after the events of The Motion Picture. It shouldn't be missed
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Old September 15 2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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Plus I'm also a Christopher from Cincinnati, so there's that.
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Old September 15 2013, 09:32 PM   #12
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You can't swing a dead Targ these days without hitting three or four of us Christophers!

Thanks for the welcome everyone! Adding some Bennett books to the list. I had been thinking about reading those DTI books anyway!
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Old September 15 2013, 09:38 PM   #13
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^ I'm sorry you had to suffer through Articles of the Federation. That author's such a hack, what with his tiresome insistence on using his middle initials all the time, and all those goddamn baseball references...........
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Old September 15 2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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Welcome, Slyvon!

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Old September 15 2013, 09:40 PM   #15
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You can't swing a dead Targ these days without hitting three or four of us Christophers!

Thanks for the welcome everyone! Adding some Bennett books to the list. I had been thinking about reading those DTI books anyway!
Yeah, Bennett's name is a definite guarantee of quality.

Specifically, I second the recommendation for The Buried Age; that's my favorite of his. Incredibly rocking awesome.
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