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Old July 15 2011, 12:51 AM   #16
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Damn, I wish my site was ready to unveil. It is exactly what the original poster was wanting, a chronological reading list for each series, and for the entire Lit-verse. Can't wait til I get done with it. I'm about 1/2 done. TOS is so massive I've been stuck on it for a couple months. Plus my super slow work pace, what with real life and all getting in the way. The lists provided here so far aren't as complete as mine, which even has several stories not mentioned in the Charting the Novelverse thread.

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Old July 15 2011, 06:32 PM   #17
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^ Looking forward to it

And, Nasat, that's pretty fantastic; I still see a few I want to add, though, some in-series novels that are either in-continuity or worthwhile for other reasons.

But at a certain point, I think everyone makes their own decisions about stuff like that, and yours are certainly valid. Great list.
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Old July 15 2011, 11:15 PM   #18
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Well, I forgot the Prophecy and Change and Distant Shores anthologies (though The Calling in the former is probably best considered an alternate reality). Actually, there's several other entries I forgot - at least half the stories from Constellations and The Sky's The Limit, if not the whole volumes. Where Sea Meets Sky and Burning Dreams for some Pike goodness. Lives of Dax (oops!) Then there's the Voyager Gateways book No Man's Land, the Voyager Section 31 book Shadow, The Nanotech War (sorry, Voyager! You were neglected it seems...). Probably still a few more.

For what it's worth, I personally consider all the "maybes" on my list to be "yeses", but I wanted to leave it a bit less absolute for the OP.

And of course, Myriad Universes is an odd case by the very nature of the series - it's definitely not part of the continuity, yet it still draws on that continuity's bank of contents and is perfectly compatible in its way by virtue of its setting(s). So it's basically part of the idea of the modern shared 'verse even as it exists deliberately outside it.
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Old July 15 2011, 11:37 PM   #19
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For what it's worth, I personally consider all the "maybes" on my list to be "yeses", but I wanted to leave it a bit less absolute for the OP.
Nasat, I'm looking for an "as complete as possible" list so throw in as many as make sense ! I'm actually less interested in any TOS stuff and looking mainly at Vanguard and everything in TNG timeline that fits the current continuity. I'll try and go back to TOS later but am enjoying the novel continuity quite a bit and want to get any novels (or comics) that are referenced in, and don't contradict, this new novel continuity.
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Old July 15 2011, 11:55 PM   #20
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Damn, I wish my site was ready to unveil. It is exactly what the original poster was wanting, a chronological reading list for each series, and for the entire Lit-verse. Can't wait til I get done with it. I'm about 1/2 done. TOS is so massive I've been stuck on it for a couple months. Plus my super slow work pace, what with real life and all getting in the way. The lists provided here so far aren't as complete as mine, which even has several stories not mentioned in the Charting the Novelverse thread.

<Runs away to work on the site more.>
I look forwarded to it. The site based on the timeline in Voyages of Imagination came to a sudden halt.

http://sites.google.com/site/stvoti/Home/
http://sites.google.com/site/stvotitimeline/Home

I think those are different versions of the same site.
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Old July 16 2011, 12:15 AM   #21
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Yep that was a site I followed as well, and was dissapointed it kinda died. That kinda led to my idea to create a site, even though it will be formatted totally differently.

Hey Deranged Nasat what makes The Nanotech War connected to the Lit-verse?
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Old July 16 2011, 01:04 AM   #22
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Hey Deranged Nasat what makes The Nanotech War connected to the Lit-verse?
That's actually one of the novels that doesn't tie in as such, but fits perfectly fine anyway. So it's a "might as well throw it in" entry.
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Old July 16 2011, 01:45 AM   #23
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Hey Deranged Nasat what makes The Nanotech War connected to the Lit-verse?
That's actually one of the novels that doesn't tie in as such, but fits perfectly fine anyway. So it's a "might as well throw it in" entry.
It's an interesting story, but I'm not so sure it does quite fit in. I've only read it once so far, but I seem to recall it asserting that the Federation had some pretty sweeping laws against nanotechnology, which doesn't seem consistent with the use of medical nanites in TNG: "Evolution" and the like.
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Old July 16 2011, 01:58 AM   #24
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It's an interesting story, but I'm not so sure it does quite fit in. I've only read it once so far, but I seem to recall it asserting that the Federation had some pretty sweeping laws against nanotechnology, which doesn't seem consistent with the use of medical nanites in TNG: "Evolution" and the like.
I only read it once too, some time ago, so I might well have overlooked something when recalling it now - particularly if it was more a generalized concept of nanotech's use that doesn't add up, rather than a more striking overt contradiction. I'll defer to anyone who has more familiarity on this one.

Hmmm, I suppose it depends on how flexible or "forgiving" I'm being - it might still be a "squint and it can work" entry, depending on how strong or striking the difference between the novel's idea of Federation nanotech and other sources' is.
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Old July 16 2011, 02:34 AM   #25
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It's an interesting story, but I'm not so sure it does quite fit in. I've only read it once so far, but I seem to recall it asserting that the Federation had some pretty sweeping laws against nanotechnology, which doesn't seem consistent with the use of medical nanites in TNG: "Evolution" and the like.
Well that's more of a canon violation than a discontinuity with the Lit-verse. Of course canon violations should by definition be Lit-verse discontinuities as well, I suppose.
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Old July 16 2011, 11:32 AM   #26
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Here's where I jump in with my "why disqualify novels for stuff like that when incompatible episodes like "True Q"/"The Q and the Gray" and "Balance of Terror"/"Minefield" are still part of the same TV continuity?" speech.

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Old July 16 2011, 04:39 PM   #27
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Yep that was a site I followed as well, and was dissapointed it kinda died. That kinda led to my idea to create a site, even though it will be formatted totally differently.
Any chance we could get a look at your new site?
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Old July 16 2011, 07:39 PM   #28
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Any chance we could get a look at your new site?
Still a work in progrress but I've tried to pick up the pace. There will be a list for each series. Each entry will have notes when you hovor over it. The list is color coated as to importance to the overall storyline. This is just a glimpse of one of the smallest pages and there will be other features so don't think it's just simple and easy like this one page.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y22...screenshot.png

Really looking forward to sharing this with everyone and being able to supply it to the newcomers with questions that pop up so often.
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Old July 16 2011, 09:42 PM   #29
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Looks good so far. But can we get a list of all the book in the timeline order as well if that's not planned/ I hope that is planned.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:10 PM   #30
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Yep, that's the plan. That will be under 'The Complete Lit-verse Reading List.'
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