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Old June 11 2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Question about the Klingon books

Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting into the reading the Klingon books, I.K.S. Gorkon Novels, Klingon Empire: A Burning House and others, but when I look on Simon & Schuster and other sites Klingons don't have their own section. How would I go about looking up the various Klingon books that are out there if they don't have a section?

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ETA: Ok, I went to Simon & Schuster and did a search for Klingon in the Star Trek book section and came across them, but I was just hoping to find a list on the side like the one's for TNG, Voy and others. Thanks everyone.
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Old June 11 2009, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
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Old June 11 2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

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Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Don't forget "The Left Hand of Destiny"!
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Old June 11 2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

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Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Don't forget "The Left Hand of Destiny"!
Yeah, it didn't occur to me at the time, but there are other writers who have taken Klag and his crew on. He's in the two Left Hand of Destiny books, the Destiny trilogy by David Mack, Q and A by DeCandido, among others.
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Old June 11 2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

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Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Don't forget "The Left Hand of Destiny"!
Yeah, it didn't occur to me at the time, but there are other writers who have taken Klag and his crew on. He's in the two Left Hand of Destiny books, the Destiny trilogy by David Mack, Q and A by DeCandido, among others.
Klag wasn't in LHofD. I simply meant that LHofD is a key Klingon story.
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Old June 11 2009, 07:43 PM   #6
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

OmahaStar wrote: View Post
Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House
One more in here: The Brave and the Bold, Part Four, which comes between Diplomatic Implausibility and A Good Day to Die.
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Old June 11 2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

First off, thanks for the replies, I do appreciate it very much.

OmahaStar wrote: View Post
Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Secondly, should I read these books in this order, or does it matter? I know the IKS books are in a specific order, so those I do have to read, but I'm sure about the others. Thanks for the guidance.
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Old June 11 2009, 07:59 PM   #8
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

AdmiralSteven wrote: View Post
First off, thanks for the replies, I do appreciate it very much.

OmahaStar wrote: View Post
Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Secondly, should I read these books in this order, or does it matter? I know the IKS books are in a specific order, so those I do have to read, but I'm sure about the others. Thanks for the guidance.
They are best read in order, yes. I would begin with "The Left Hand of Destiny", then the Gorkon/Klingon Empire books in order. "The Brave and the Bold, book two" story comes prior to the Gorkon series, but should you have difficulty tracking that one down or wish to stick to the full-length novels, Gorkon book one summarizes its plot anyway, so don't worry.
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Old June 11 2009, 08:00 PM   #9
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

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AdmiralSteven wrote: View Post
First off, thanks for the replies, I do appreciate it very much.

OmahaStar wrote: View Post
Not sure if there is one. You're pretty much looking for Keith DeCandido's books, though. The books are as follows:

1 - TNG Diplomatic Immunity
2 - IKS 1 - A Good Day to Die
3 - IKS 2 - Honor Bound
4 - IKS 3 - Enemy Territory
5 - Klingon Empire 1 - A Burning House

Related short stories include:

A Song Well Sung by the minor deity Robert Greenberger in Tales of the Dominion War
A story told by Klag in the Captain's Table anthology

There's also a mirror universe story in Shares and Shadows.

And I *think* they make an appearance somewhere in the SCE series, but not sure which story or stories.
Secondly, should I read these books in this order, or does it matter? I know the IKS books are in a specific order, so those I do have to read, but I'm sure about the others. Thanks for the guidance.
They are best read in order, yes. I would begin with "The Left Hand of Destiny", then the Gorkon/Klingon Empire books in order. "The Brave and the Bold, book two" story comes prior to the Gorkon series, but should you have difficulty tracking that one down or wish to stick to the full-length novels, Gorkon book one summarizes its plot anyway, so don't worry.
Cool, thanks. I do appreciate it.
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Old June 11 2009, 08:09 PM   #10
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

If you haven't started yet, I would encourage you to start with Diplomatic Implausibility. It creates the entire IKS Gorkon backstory, and introduces the major players. Plus, it's a pretty darn good story. It was based on that book that Paramount let the IKS Gorkon/Klingon series be launched.
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Old June 11 2009, 08:12 PM   #11
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you should definitely read them in order as there are character deaths in various books which would be spoilt in later volumes.
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Old June 11 2009, 08:32 PM   #12
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

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If you haven't started yet, I would encourage you to start with Diplomatic Implausibility. It creates the entire IKS Gorkon backstory, and introduces the major players. Plus, it's a pretty darn good story. It was based on that book that Paramount let the IKS Gorkon/Klingon series be launched.
Thanks for that one...I'll add it to my list.

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you should definitely read them in order as there are character deaths in various books which would be spoilt in later volumes.
I do like reading books in order when I can figure it out. Sometimes it's not always easy to figure out, but when I can, I do.
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Old June 12 2009, 12:05 AM   #13
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

Just another opinion... I got tired of the Klingons in onscreen Trek ages ago. But I enjoyed the heck out of the Klingon books. The books have room to explore the Klingons as individuals rather than as stereotypes, and that makes all the difference.
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Old June 12 2009, 04:06 AM   #14
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Re: Question about the Klingon books

Here's the Memory Beta pages for the IKS Gorkon/Klingon Empire series, The Brave and the Bold, Diplomatic Implausability and The Left Hand of Destiny.
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Old June 12 2009, 01:29 PM   #15
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Thanks for those links, JD, I appreciate it. I read the brief summaries and now I can't wait to get to reading them.
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