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Old September 13 2012, 02:59 AM   #31
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

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Probably the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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Old September 13 2012, 03:56 AM   #32
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Either The TMP novel, The Entropy Effect (which I can recall pretty much nothing about) or one of the Blish adaptations.

It was a long time ago...and far far away.
Yeah, you can definitely make out the age range in this thread!
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I'll have you know I'm a very young 49. Well...immature at least !

Hey, I've been around the Sun 49 times, too!

My first Star Trek book was Star Trek 4 (James Blish), when it first came out - 1975, I think. Then came Star Trek 6, 10, and hundreds more... (I really need a house with a HUUUUGE library - you authors write too damn much! )
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Old September 13 2012, 04:13 AM   #33
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Yeah, you can definitely make out the age range in this thread!
^ And to think I used to like you !

I'll have you know I'm a very young 49. Well...immature at least !

Hey, I've been around the Sun 49 times, too!
I've still got a few revolutions on both of you!

But I'm impressed that you can actually remember which Blish book it was!
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Old September 13 2012, 05:26 AM   #34
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

I'm going to take the question quite literally. There are several Trek books that I read but the first one that I clearly remember was Spock's World. All of the ones before that were enjoyable enough but this was amazing in a way that none of those others were. It felt like I was looking through a window into a real time and place instead of just reading a story.
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Old September 13 2012, 05:28 AM   #35
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

I can't recall the very first Trek novel I ever read, mostly because I bought like 12 differennt Trek Hardcovers on Clearance when I local bookseller was going out of business and then proceeded to read all of them in no particular order one after another.

I liked them well enough (Federation was the one that left the biggest impression I guess) and the experience of constant reading lead me into picking up my first Trek paperback which was Rogue Saucer by Vornholt. (More for the gimmick of another saucer I guess, I was a kid.) Didn't really love the story, but I decided to give paperbacks another shot.

So the first Trek Paperback I actually enjoyed was the one I read right after that, which was actually the book that was released the month before...

Dragon's Honor by the duo of Kij Johnson and Greg Cox...

So... yeah, what ever happened to Kij?
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Old September 13 2012, 05:52 AM   #36
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Q-Space. Must have been 1996.
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Old September 13 2012, 06:01 AM   #37
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"Spock Must Die", sometime around '81-'82 IIRC

The first TV show I can remember watching is "Beyond the Farthest Star" from TAS.
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Old September 13 2012, 06:09 AM   #38
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The novelisation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 1991.
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Old September 13 2012, 11:50 AM   #39
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Old September 13 2012, 11:59 AM   #40
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My first two books (after seeing two episodes of Star Trek: TOS and a few episodes of Str Trek: TNG) was Spock's World (Duane) and Final Frontier (Carey).

Neither of them was especially good for a beginner, I feel. I was a bit confused by what was happening in them for a while.. .P
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Old September 13 2012, 12:46 PM   #41
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The Maximum Warp duology.
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Old September 13 2012, 01:07 PM   #42
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^ And to think I used to like you !

I'll have you know I'm a very young 49. Well...immature at least !

Hey, I've been around the Sun 49 times, too!
I've still got a few revolutions on both of you!

But I'm impressed that you can actually remember which Blish book it was!
I wish I could...
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Old September 13 2012, 01:15 PM   #43
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In french : the galactic whirlwind
In English : ship of the line.

Perhaps I should reread TGW, because the editor used to shorten the books while translating them
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Old September 13 2012, 02:03 PM   #44
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

I remember reading Q-Space not long after it came out, but then for whatever reason could never find the second book. I re-read the Q Trilogy about a year ago, and didn't really recall a lot of it. I think maybe I read the Peter David Worf SFA books before this, though.

However, that was basically a singular episode. A few years later I remember - but not which order - picking up Maximum Warp and Do Comets Dream?. At the time I read it, I remember really liking Do Comets Dream?. I should give it a reread soon. So I think Q-Space is my first, but the latter two are probably the ones that got me started on the Trek books.
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Old September 13 2012, 04:13 PM   #45
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I remember that thx first Trek book I read was "Capture The Flag" by John Vornholt. I was about 10 when I first read it, and I remember seeing ads in the back of some Hardy Boys books, and then I asked Santa for the book (and Atlantis Station) for Christmas. Both books were under the tree Christmas morning.
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