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Old November 20 2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Favorite Titles

One of the things I like best about Trek stories are the titles. What are some of your favorite titles for novels, novellas, short stories, or comics?

Some of favorite novel titles are:
The Pandora Principle
Shadows on the Sun
To Reign in Hell
Serpents Among the Ruins
Engines of Destiny
Provenance of Shadows
A Choice of Catastrophes
Rough Beasts of Empire
To Storm Heaven
Tooth and Claw
Paths of Disharmony
Death in Winter
Indistinguishable from Magic
A Sea of Troubles
The Insolence of Office
Station Rage
Day of the Vipers
The Long Night
Demons of Air and Darkness
The Murdered Sun
Bless the Beasts
Armageddon Sky
The Farther Shore
Beneath the Raptor's Wing
Fire on High
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Old November 21 2013, 02:13 AM   #2
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"The Mystery Of The Missing Crew" --- intriguing title (that's so Hardy Boys-esque), unfortunately the story really fell flat.
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Old November 21 2013, 03:08 AM   #3
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I liked Engines of Destiny, A Choice of Catastrophes and To Storm Heaven. A lot of the newer titles are great.
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Old November 21 2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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The Never Ending Sacrafice
A Stitch in Time

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Old November 21 2013, 05:14 AM   #5
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Agreed that the newer novels often have more interesting names; but I'd like to look further back for my favorite novel name - How Much For Just The Planet. And, a special mention for The Case Of The Colonist's Corpse, because I'm a big Perry Mason fan too!
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Old November 21 2013, 05:56 AM   #6
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Dark Mirror
The Great Starship Race
The Case of the Colonist's Corpse
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Old November 21 2013, 06:39 AM   #7
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I was always big into Shakespeare, so I liked the title Perchance to Dream. I can't remember much about the story, though.

I'm also fond of The Left Hand of Destiny.
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Old November 21 2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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I love how poetic or classy so many Trek titles are these days. Being a Star Wars EU veteran I'm used to much simpler and blander titles.
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Old November 21 2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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Art of the Impossible

Shadows on the Sun

The Weight of Worlds

Orion's Hounds


"Waiting for G'Doh, or, How I Learned to Stop Moving and Hate People" (short story)

"Make-Believe" (short story)

A Burning House

Over a Torrent Sea

Summon the Thunder

Articles of Federation

Last Full Measure
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Old November 21 2013, 05:29 PM   #10
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Trek To Madworld was a unique title (no "Star Trek:")
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Old November 21 2013, 06:13 PM   #11
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
Trek To Madworld was a unique title (no "Star Trek:")
In fact, none of the original Trek novels, Bantam or Pocket, had Star Trek: as part of their title per se until Chain of Attack in 1987. Before then, the novels just had the book's title on the cover, plus text somewhere on the page that said "The new STAR TREK novel" or words to that effect. Bantam often used "The new STAR TREK experience" in a banner over the title.
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Old November 21 2013, 06:25 PM   #12
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Jerry Oltion's pike novel, "Where Sea Meets Sky" has my favourite trek title.
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Old November 22 2013, 02:10 AM   #13
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Orion's hounds

Sword of Damocles

Over a torrent sea

Places of exile

Raise the dawn

Revelation and dust

from the old school novels:


The Murdered sun
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Old November 22 2013, 02:51 AM   #14
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Blind Man's Bluff
Cast No Shadow
Once Burned
Provenance of Shadows
Taking Wing
The Chimes at Midnight

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Old November 22 2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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How Much for Just the Planet?
The Wounded Sky
The Last Talosian
A Stitch in Time
Stone and Anvil
Ex Machina

Well, okay, "The Last Talosian" was a fanfic by me, set between ST II and ST IV, but I thought it was a killer title!
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