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Old August 9 2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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Pick the best book from each series

This has probably been discussed but I think it's worthwhile to ask every once in a while as the universe of Trek books grows ever-larger and ever-harder-to-read-in-its-entirety.

What is your pick for the best single novel from each major Trek lit series (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, and literature series such as Titan, New Frontier, S.C.E., Stargazer, etc. etc.).

Also any favorite novelizations of episodes or films, and any favorite miniseries (like Invasion or Captain's Table).

I'm curious because I want to dive back in but don't have the time to read everything, and I think it will be helpful to hear the opinion of well-informed individuals like those on this board.
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Old August 9 2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

Titan: Orion's Hounds

SCE: Wildfire

New Frontier: Once Burned

TOS: Prime Directive

TNG: Q&A

VGR: Full Circle

GKN/KE: A Burning House
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Old August 9 2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

DS9: A Stich in Time,
S.C.E. Breakdowns,
VOY:String Theory - Fusion
TNG: Q Squared,
TOS: Crucible McCoy,
NF: Stone in Anvil,
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Old August 9 2009, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

TOS - Crucible: McCoy
Movie-nov. - Star Trek II
TNG - Q Squared
TTN - Taking Wing
NF - Once Burned
Lost Era - Art of the Impossible

I didn't read enough books of the other series to really pick a favourite.
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Old August 9 2009, 08:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the kind words about Provenance of Shadows.
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Old August 9 2009, 09:05 PM   #6
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

Star Treks wrote: View Post
This has probably been discussed but I think it's worthwhile to ask every once in a while as the universe of Trek books grows ever-larger and ever-harder-to-read-in-its-entirety.

What is your pick for the best single novel from each major Trek lit series (TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, and literature series such as Titan, New Frontier, S.C.E., Stargazer, etc. etc.).

Also any favorite novelizations of episodes or films, and any favorite miniseries (like Invasion or Captain's Table).

I'm curious because I want to dive back in but don't have the time to read everything, and I think it will be helpful to hear the opinion of well-informed individuals like those on this board.
TOS: In the Name of Honor by Dayton Ward
TNG: A Time for War, A Time for Peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido
DS9: Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh
VOY: Since you asked for novels: String Theory: Cohesion by Jeffrey Lang (The best Voyager story overall is the short story Eighteen Minutes by Terri Osborne, though IMO))
ENT: What Price Honor? by Dave Stern
Titan: Orion's Hounds by Christopher L. Bennett
Stargazer: Oblivion by Michael Jan Friedman
S.C.E./CoE: Wildfire by David Mack
New Frontier: Gods Above by Peter David
Gorkon/Klingon Empire: A Burning House by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Vanguard: Harbinger by David Mack
Young Adult novels: Capture the Flag! by John Vornholt
Novelization: Far beyond the Stars by Steven Barnes
Mini Series: Lost Era
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Old August 10 2009, 03:12 AM   #7
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

SCE: Still working on it.

New Frontier: I really didn't get into the series when it first came out. So I have avoided it since.

TOS: I don't read this universe at all.

TNG: Destiny Trilogy or A Time to Kill (both by Mr. Mack)

VGR: Never read a book yet. Man that show left a bad taste in my mouth.

GKN/KE: No clue what those letters even mean.
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Old August 10 2009, 03:42 AM   #8
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

Two that haven't been mentioned yet:

TNG: Vendetta by Peter David
DS9: Twilight by David R. George III
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Old August 10 2009, 03:55 AM   #9
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

GKN/KE represents the IKS Gorkon series, which changed it's title to Klingon Empire for the most recent book, A Burning House.

DS9: A Stitch in Time
TNG: A Time to Kill/Heal, (sorry, I can't pick just one)
Voy: Full Circle
TOS: Haven't read enough to feel comfortable picking a favorite.
ENT: The Good That Men Do
NF: Once Burned
SCE: Haven't read enough yet
GKN/KE: Only read 1 book
Titan: Orion's Hound
Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind
Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins
TNG/TTN/ sort of ENT/sort of DS9 /a tiny bit of Voy/: The Destiny trilogy
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Old August 10 2009, 04:27 AM   #10
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

TOS: My Enemy, My Ally
TNG: Q-Squared
DS9: Mission Gamma: Twilight
VOY: Fire Ship
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Old August 10 2009, 07:37 AM   #11
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oh, yeah, VGD: Reap the Whirlwind
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Old August 10 2009, 08:09 AM   #12
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

TOS: Vulcan's Heart
TNG: Immortal Coil
DS9: A Stitch in Time
VOY: Fire Ship
NF: Once Burned
Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible (unless Day of the Vipers counts, sorry, Keith)
Stargazer: Reunion
Miniseries: Lost Era
Anthology: Tales of the Dominon War.
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Old August 10 2009, 03:37 PM   #13
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Emh wrote: View Post
Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible (unless Day of the Vipers counts, sorry, Keith)
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Old August 10 2009, 03:54 PM   #14
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

Getting harder all the time:

TOS: "Uhura's Song"
TOS movie era: "Ex Machina"
TNG: "Immortal Coil"
DS9: "Andor: Paradigm" in WoDS9, Book 1
VOY: "Captain's Table: Fire Ship"
NF: Tie: "Captain's Table: Once Burned" and "Stone and Anvil"
Lost Era: "The Buried Age"
Novelization: Tie: "ST:TMP" and "ST III".
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Old August 10 2009, 05:00 PM   #15
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Re: Pick the best book from each series

TOS: Final Frontier; Prime Directive (I put two in this category since FF doesn't feature the "regulars")
TNG: Q-Squared
DS9: Stitch in Time
VOY: Ful Circle
ENT: Daedulus
SCE: Foundations
Lost Era: Serpent among the Ruins
NF: Gods Above
Vanguard: Open Secrets
Best Mini-Series: New Earth
Novelization: Wrath of Khan
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