RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,677
Posts: 5,429,900
Members: 24,824
Currently online: 551
Newest member: Frazier101


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 17 2013, 06:17 AM   #1
Smitty
Lieutenant Commander
 
Smitty's Avatar
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
your favorite standalone novel?

Anyone interested in sharing their favorite standalone novel in series (TOS, TNG, VOY, etc)

There are lots of great trilogies (destiny) and miniseries (vanguard) out there but what about those that are standalone?

To start, mine are:

TNG: immortal coil
TOS: prime directive
__________________
Please, Captain, not in front of the Klingons. -Spock to Kirk

Last edited by Smitty; December 17 2013 at 05:18 PM.
Smitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 07:45 AM   #2
otomo
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

Though it's been un-continuitied by so much, I thought Federation really was impactful as a book. After that, The Captain's Daughter, though I may like that more because my mom brought it home for me on a sick day when I was really young and it's a fond memory.
otomo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 11:13 AM   #3
King Daniel Into Darkness
Admiral
 
King Daniel Into Darkness's Avatar
 
Location: England again
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

100% standalones only (not including some of my favourites like Final Frontier or Dreadnought which because part of a loose duology later with Best Destiny and Battle Stations)
A few have been left quite far out of continuity by later Trek canon and/or the novelverse (case in point: Federation, which was totally contradicted by First Contact, and The Final Reflection, which is about very different Klingons to the ones in TNG, DS9 and ENT)

TOS:

Crossroad

The Final Reflection

Prime Directive

The Time Trap

Ishmael

The Pandora Principle

Federation (TNG crossover)

TNG:

Dark Mirror

Q-Squared

The Devil's Heart

DS9:

Fallen Heroes

A Stitch in Time

The 34th Rule

VOY:

The Escape

Echoes

Battle Lines

ENT:

Rosetta
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
King Daniel Into Darkness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 02:00 PM   #4
Mimi
Lieutenant Commander
 
Mimi's Avatar
 
Location: Florida
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

The Neverending Sacrifice. It a really unexpected novel, and I ended up enjoying it immensely.

I also enjoyed the really tragic short story 'A Gutted World'.
Mimi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 02:03 PM   #5
zarkon
Captain
 
zarkon's Avatar
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

TOS : The Final Reflection
TNG : Q-Squared
DS9 : 34th rule
NF : Once Burned

Also, "Federation" doesn't truly belong to any one era but deserves to be on any "best of" list for me. "Where Sea Meet Sky" is a great pike book, and the six book "Errand of Vengance/Errand of Fury" is my favourite mini-series.
__________________
In defeat, malice. In victory, revenge.
zarkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 02:30 PM   #6
Reanok
Commodore
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

TOS Uhura's song ,Wounded sky ,Spock's world.Corona A choice of Catastrophies TNG Imzadi Battle of betazed Brinkmanship . Ds9 Emmissary&Unity Favorite son Ds9 .The millenum trilogy. ENT Rosetta & The xindi novel by J.M.Dillard The Good that men do also The Rise of the federation book1. Voy Children of the storm.
Reanok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 02:43 PM   #7
Darth Duck
Commodore
 
Darth Duck's Avatar
 
Location: The Maritimes
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

The Final Reflection, hands down.
Darth Duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 04:02 PM   #8
CaptPapa
Commander
 
Location: I really do not know . . .
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

The Vulcan Academy Murders is my favorite; closely followed by Spock's World.
__________________
ME, what did I do?
CaptPapa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 04:11 PM   #9
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

^The Vulcan Academy Murders isn't entirely a standalone, though, since it has a direct sequel, The IDIC Epidemic. Or is that too strict a definition a "standalone?"
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 4/8/14 including annotations for Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 04:57 PM   #10
Taranis
Lieutenant
 
Taranis's Avatar
 
Location: Dublin Ireland
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

the ones I enjoyed

Strangers from the Sky
Vendetta
Best Destiny
Enterprise: The First Adventure
The Vulcan Academy Murders
Vendetta
Taranis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 05:43 PM   #11
Ovation
Vice Admiral
 
Location: La Belle Province or The Green Mountain State (depends on the day of the week)
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

Darth Duck wrote: View Post
The Final Reflection, hands down.
Same here. I've read about 100 or so (have about 90 of them, in a box somewhere) since the early 80s and this is the only one for which I recall the title instantly and remember in any great detail (and I read it when it was first published). One of my biggest disappointments about Klingons on-screen after this book came out is how different (and inferior, to me) they have been compared to those in this book.
Ovation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 07:24 PM   #12
E-DUB
Captain
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

Another vote for "Federation".
E-DUB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 08:52 PM   #13
EliyahuQeoni
Commodore
 
EliyahuQeoni's Avatar
 
Location: Redmond, Oregon, United States of America, North America, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way, Universe
View EliyahuQeoni's Twitter Profile
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
  • Federation
  • Final Frontier (It had a sequel, but I count it as a stand alone because that's how it was originally published)
  • Prime Directive
  • Imzadi
__________________
"Canon is only important to certain people because they have to cling to their knowledge of the minutiae. Open your mind! Be a Star Trek fan and open your mind and say, 'Where does Star Trek want to take me now'." - Leonard Nimoy
EliyahuQeoni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 10:57 PM   #14
Cyfa
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

TOS: I can't decide between The Pandora Principle, Final Frontier or Prime Directive?
DS9: The Never Ending Sacrifice
TLE: Serpents Among the Ruins
And one that doesn't really fit anywhere: DTI: Watching the Clock

Last edited by Cyfa; December 17 2013 at 11:15 PM. Reason: Arrgh! I remembered the wrong book.
Cyfa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 17 2013, 11:28 PM   #15
Skywalker
Admiral
 
Skywalker's Avatar
 
Re: your favorite standalone novel?

Christopher wrote: View Post
^The Vulcan Academy Murders isn't entirely a standalone, though, since it has a direct sequel, The IDIC Epidemic. Or is that too strict a definition a "standalone?"
I think it would be too strict if The Vulcan Academy Murders wasn't originally written with a sequel in mind. If it was, then I'd say it's fair.
Skywalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.