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Old October 14 2013, 08:26 PM   #16
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Re: How have the newer novels affected the reading order?

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I have no idea who the Jarta are
You can always have a quick peek at Memory Beta, the wiki for characters, places and events featured in the licensed tie-ins. It'll usually tell you what canonical events your descriptor was involved in and then, depending on how efficient/completist the fan contributors have been, all other appearances, eg:
http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Jarada

Beware of spoilers, but if you're looking for shortcut backstory so you can keep reading a particular series, you are possibly not too concerned about that.
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Old October 16 2013, 04:24 AM   #17
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Re: How have the newer novels affected the reading order?

I always reference back to the Relaunch Novels Timeline entry on Memory Beta, I think it's pretty close to what you have. It goes through the Fall.

http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Re...ovels_timeline

I'm pretty close to where you are. Just finished Resistance. I'm going back to read Tales of the Dominion War before heading on to Q&A. I started in November 2011, so almost two years to get through starting at DS9 relaunch to where I am now. I'd been a great ride so far, and I'm really looking forward to Destiny, plus working in Vanguard and Enterprise relaunch somewhere along the way.
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Old October 17 2013, 01:14 AM   #18
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I tried Avatar back in about 2002 but didn't really get into it, and hadn't really read any books apart from Harry Potter since then. Earlier this year I read the "A time to..." series, which took a long time, getting second hand books from amazon. The main reason was I wanted to know how Wesley had come back in Nemesis (and according to a deleted scene become an engineer)


After the disappointment of May 9th (ironic as it was our wedding anniversary), I realised the only way to get my trek fix would be to read the books.

So I moved onto Death in Winter, then Taking Wing, based on a few posts in this forum

Then Articles of the Federation, after a few chapters it mentioned something about the cliffhanger at the end of Taking wing.

I'd already bought Resistance, but it was at home, and I was 10,000 miles away stuck in Austrailia with a weekend and an ipad on my hands. I bought Tales of the Dominion war on the kindle app, then Red King, then decided to go back to the start, and then thanks to this forum, discovered

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/p/t...ing-order.html

Battle of Betazed, A stitch in time, left hand of destiny, Avatar followed. I was keen to jump to Unity, but reading the timeline at the front I decided to back track to Mission Gamma #1, then realised I should read, cold fusion (the SCE e-book), gateways #4 and abyss, now 57% through on mission gamma #1.

So that's about a dozen books in the last 3 months. Being trapped alone in foreign countries a lot does have it's benefits.
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Old October 17 2013, 02:00 AM   #19
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^ Love this story. We all come to it in our own unique way. The books have been just a ton of fun for me.
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Old October 17 2013, 05:33 AM   #20
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Agreed! Those clever writers/editors have created a pretty cohesive universe. Seems like a lot of us start somewhere in the middle but references and new characters quickly create a list of books to go seek out and read.
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Old October 17 2013, 12:37 PM   #21
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Agreed! Those clever writers/editors have created a pretty cohesive universe. Seems like a lot of us start somewhere in the middle but references and new characters quickly create a list of books to go seek out and read.
The integrated universe is the key. I'd read a few series in the past - the Furys, the Shatnerverse, etc. But aside from that the books all seemed very standalone. Necessarily nothing changed from the start of the book to the end, as obviously the TV series was still ongoing.

That's all changed now, I just didn't realise it.
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Old October 17 2013, 01:45 PM   #22
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Agreed! Those clever writers/editors have created a pretty cohesive universe. Seems like a lot of us start somewhere in the middle but references and new characters quickly create a list of books to go seek out and read.
The integrated universe is the key. I'd read a few series in the past - the Furys, the Shatnerverse, etc. But aside from that the books all seemed very standalone. Necessarily nothing changed from the start of the book to the end, as obviously the TV series was still ongoing.

That's all changed now, I just didn't realise it.
And it's been a gut-wrenching ride, too. I thought the Typhon Pact books following the Destiny series were a well crafted answer to the severe fracturing of the Federation. I was honestly very happy to have a few new stand alone TOS books to come back to and give me a chance to recollect my own thoughts. Single stories had a welcome mellowing effect. I still have a stack of new books yet to read and wait in anticipation for the new "Fall" series. All-in-all, I hope to do a lot of catching up during the winter months. I should be into them now, but in all honesty, with the passing of A.C. Crispin, I ended up flipping through her books again and am now in the middle of "Sarek".
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Old October 18 2013, 09:28 PM   #23
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The Destiny trilogy will be $1.99 a piece for Kindle on Wednesday. I should be getting to it in another two months or so, so solid timing for me.

http://www.davidmack.pro/blog/?p=4715
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