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Old September 13 2012, 06:32 PM   #46
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

Encounter at farpoint or Imazadii, I can't remember the order.
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Old September 13 2012, 06:57 PM   #47
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

I don't really remember the first Trek novel I read. If I had to guess, I'd say it was either Jeri Taylor's "Mosaic", or Diane Carey's novelisation of "Flashback".
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Old September 13 2012, 07:37 PM   #48
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Pretty sure it was either Crossover or Federation. I remember going to the library and was astounded at how many Star Trek novels were in circulation. This was back in the mid 90's. I went back recently and couldn't find any Star Trek novels. Times are a changin.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:35 AM   #49
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

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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?
She actually just won a Hugo last week for her novella "The Man Who Bridged the Mist".
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Old September 14 2012, 04:36 AM   #50
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

My first one would have been the first James Blish adaptation, when it first hit the stands.
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Old September 14 2012, 05:31 AM   #51
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It was either one of the Blish or Foster novelizations. Can't remember which one I picked up first way back in grade school.
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Old September 14 2012, 06:45 AM   #52
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Final Frontier by Diane Carey and Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre.

I've read many Trek books since than and these two are still my favorite Trek novels.
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Old September 14 2012, 06:47 AM   #53
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Kind of odd how this got to four pages even after linking the old thread .
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Old September 14 2012, 01:44 PM   #54
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

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Pretty sure it was either Crossover or Federation. I remember going to the library and was astounded at how many Star Trek novels were in circulation. This was back in the mid 90's. I went back recently and couldn't find any Star Trek novels. Times are a changin.
Same here. I used to look forward to borrowing the latest numbered TNG or DS9 novel from my local library, but now I'd be very lucky to find any tie-in books at all, let alone Trek.
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Old September 14 2012, 02:18 PM   #55
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First Destiny book
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Old September 15 2012, 03:58 PM   #56
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The abridged version of Generations, when I would have been 11.
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Old September 15 2012, 05:06 PM   #57
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

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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?
She actually just won a Hugo last week for her novella "The Man Who Bridged the Mist".
Really? That's fantastic. I knew the list was out, but I've only had a chance to glance at it thus far.
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Old September 15 2012, 06:15 PM   #58
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Dragon's Honor by the duo of Kij Johnson and Greg Cox...

So... yeah, what ever happened to Kij?
She actually just won a Hugo last week for her novella "The Man Who Bridged the Mist".
Really? That's fantastic. I knew the list was out, but I've only had a chance to glance at it thus far.
Kij has won a couple of Nebulas, too, as well as several other awards. She's mostly concentrating on her original work these days, including two acclaimed fantasy novels based on Japanese myths and legends.
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Old September 15 2012, 08:46 PM   #59
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Re: What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

My first one was Web of the Romulans, bought at a Ben Franklin's for a trip to take my brother to college back in 1983. Had just seen TWOK on HBO shortly before that.
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Old September 17 2012, 09:26 PM   #60
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A friend at school knew that Iwas a big ST fan and gave me a copy of new frontier: house of cards.

I was so p!$$€d at the cliffhanger because I had no idea where to get the rest of the series in 1999!

Thanks to all the lads at Amazon for making it easy to spend my money on ST novels.
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