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Old July 13 2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Enterprise books

I haven't read any of the Enterprise books yet. I liked the show, I wish it hadn't been cancelled. I felt like there was a lot more story to be told, for sure!

Do you guys recommend the books? Are they good? Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Old July 13 2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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I liked the show too, especially the fourth season is the best in Trek that has ever come to the TV-screens. But.... forget the books. It started slow and has been getting even worse since then. I almost fell asleep when trying to read Kobayashi Maru, Romulan War 1 is sitting on the shelf, unread for many month. Imho a series that definitely needs a fresh start, as Voyager got with Full Circle. Better use your time to read some Trek-novels, like Vanguard, Mirror & Myriad Universe, Destiny, TOS Crucible...... Anything, but not Enterprise.
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Old July 13 2011, 07:43 AM   #3
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Well, this is just my opinion, but I do recommend some of them. I loved "Daedalus" and "Daedalus' Children" and "Rosetta", but the ones I enjoyed the most were the three written by Andy Mangels and Michael Martin (Last Full Measure, The Good That Men Do, Kobayashi Maru) and the Romulan War novel, "Beneath the Raptor's Wing" by Michael Martin. Out of the last four titles, "The Good That Men Do" is my favourite. It was a well paced novel, full of intrigue and suspense, and really setting the pace for the books to come. It could have easily been a three-parter arc of its own on the show. What's great about "The Good That Men Do" is that for me (now this is just an opinion), but it has a 24th Century counterpart in "Zero Sum Game" for several plot elements are shared between both stories, albeit with very different characters and situations. When I got home from church service in Africa, the one book I was dying to pick up was "Beneath The Raptor's Wing" and it really didn't disappoint at all. True, a lot was going on, and a lot had to be squished into a book like that, but I didn't think it detracted from the narrative whatsoever. I cannot wait for part 2. Then again, I was one of those people who really liked "Enterprise".
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Old July 13 2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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Re: Enterprise books

Sadly, I have to agree with Kopernikus. Not because I dislike agreeing, but because I had such high hopes for the Enterprise relaunch novels. But it was not to be, as they are truly boring. At least up until the 60% mark of Kobayashi Maru, which is when I couldn't take it anymore. There's tons of better Trek literature around.
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Old July 13 2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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I thought The Good That Men Do was fantastic, but Kobayashi Maru and The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wings weren't as good. I heard Last Full Measure was pretty good, but I haven't read that one, and I know nothing about the ENT books that were published before the "relaunch" (basically, every book since Last Full Measure).
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Old July 13 2011, 09:08 AM   #6
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I think the post-series books and direction are awful. But I recommend the novels set during the show: Daedalus, Daedalus' Children (season 2) and Rosetta (season 4), all by Dave Stern.

What Price Honor (also Dave Stern) isn't as good as the above, but it's worth a read too. Just add one year to th botched dates within coz otherwise it's set the year before Enterprise launched.
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Old July 13 2011, 10:58 AM   #7
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Re: Enterprise books

Quite a range of opinions. I love "The Good That Men Do" - if you loved the series, and hated the finale as much as I did, that book goes a long way toward fixing the problems with that most loathsome of Trek episodes...which pretty much spit in the faces of the fans and the cast of the series. I've not read the sequels so I'm not sure how well they work, but I can't recommend this volume highly enough. Also, if you've not read the "Destiny" trilogy by David Mack, the Enterprise series and the post series books help set up that trilogy.
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Old July 13 2011, 05:23 PM   #8
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Re: Enterprise books

Wow, opinions are pretty much split!

What really got me interested was my husband told me


So I'm seriously curious about that.
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Old July 13 2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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I was Ambivalent about The Good that Men Do and it's sequel but I absolutely loved The Romulan War. The Romulan War is looked at from so many angles and really thought out. I'm looking forward to the second half.
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Old July 13 2011, 07:27 PM   #10
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I like The good that men and Kobayashi maru. i also liked the Romulan war novel but it would've been better without all the endless Ganneett Brooks chapters in the book were boring.
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Old July 13 2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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Any Klingon-centric ENT books?
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Old July 13 2011, 08:14 PM   #12
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I wish the books would work this one thing out, once and for all:

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Old July 13 2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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Re: Enterprise books

MagGu wrote: View Post
Wow, opinions are pretty much split!

What really got me interested was my husband told me


So I'm seriously curious about that.
I'll try to be vague, but that's actually one of my bigger criticisms of the line.

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Old July 14 2011, 06:13 AM   #14
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
I wish the books would work this one thing out, once and for all:

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Good question I've been wondering about who that character really is too I hope the next book will answer alot of the cliffhanger storylines left off in the previous book.
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Old July 14 2011, 06:36 AM   #15
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I've read The Good That Men Do and Kobayashi Maru. I loved TGTMD, and liked KM.
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