Therin of Andor wrote:
I totally agree with all of those choices by Dayton, and my only quibble with the readers' suggestions would be "Enterprise: The First Adventure", simply because Vonda McIntyre's "The Entropy Effect" (a real page-turner) and novelizations for ST II and III are vastly superior.
My other must-read for new readers would be "Strangers from the Sky" by Margaret Wander Bonanno. It is really epic in its scope, but touches base with TOS in so many ways.
I found Enterprise: The First Adventure
to be awful. The story was just not worthy of Kirk's first voyage as captain of the Enterprise
. Considering who wrote it, I'm surprised it is so bad.
There is one book I would swap out. I'd swap Mosaic
for Fire Ship
. I think the latter is a better book.