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Old February 11 2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Enterprise Lit

Hi Everyone,
I'm Max, I'm a beginner to the Star Trek Universe.
Ive watched alot of TNG, and Ent, recently and Original series yeeears ago.

I've never read a Star Trek Novel, But would like to start
with the Prequel era,

1. The Early Years of Zephram Cochran and what exactly caused
the world to split apart into factions ultimately culminating in WW3

2. Any books, Detailing the "Enterprise" series w/ Capt Archer

Please help
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Old February 11 2014, 04:09 PM   #2
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1) That period hasn't really been covered at all. The closest there is would be Federation, though that was written in 1994 and has since been superseded by canon.

2) Here's a full list of Enterprise novels, including novelizations of episodes, tie-in novels set during the series, the Romulan War novels and the new Rise of the Federation series.
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Old February 11 2014, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hi Wormhole,

*Edit* thanks for the Link WH

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Old February 11 2014, 05:49 PM   #4
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I would personally just start with "The Good That Men Do" and go from there. This might help you in getting into the lit and keeping it all straight. It does me!
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Old February 11 2014, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Enterprise Lit

Enterpriserules wrote: View Post
I would personally just start with "The Good That Men Do" and go from there. This might help you in getting into the lit and keeping it all straight. It does me!
I second this. "The Good That Men Do" is an excellent read and a great place to start reading Enterprise books.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:30 PM   #6
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Trek Lit "Enterprise" is doing what TV "Enterprise" should have done from the inception, showing us the beginnings of the Federation.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:51 PM   #7
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The Good that men do is one of my favorite Enterprise novels.Rosetta is also another good Enterprise novel. Also the novel based on the Xindi episode by J.M.Dillard

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Old February 12 2014, 02:25 AM   #8
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Some of the early Enterprise Relaunch books aren't that amazing. But keep reading them. They get better and all of them are important for the overall story.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:47 AM   #9
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Re: Enterprise Lit

As stated before, Federation is a great read. It was written before First Contact, so some of the details don't match up, but if you just treat it as a Myriad Universes story now, it's still one of the best written.

There are several Enterprise novels that take place after the series:

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Old February 12 2014, 03:34 AM   #10
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There are several Enterprise novels that take place after the series:

Those do not take place after the series, and I've already edited the Memory Beta ENT-novels list to correct that erroneous placement. Rosetta is set between "Bound" and "Demons" -- it's supposed to be what's going on in the main timeline while "In a Mirror, Darkly" is happening in the Mirror Universe, and it leads pretty much directly into the beginning of "Demons." And although Last Full Measure has a frame story set in 2238, the actual story is set early in season 3, between "The Xindi" and "Anomaly."

I think the source of the confusion is that those two books were written after the series, even though they were set during it.

(By the way, do you have to insert all those hyperlinks manually one at a time, or is there some way I haven't discovered to copy and paste a text passage with links and formatting included?)
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Old February 12 2014, 03:46 AM   #11
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Thanks. I edited my posts. I actually haven't read any of those yet. I'm using Firefox and everything copied over formatted and linked like that.
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Old February 12 2014, 03:59 AM   #12
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Oh, that must be it. I suppose I'd be better off switching to Firefox full-time, but I just like Opera's controls and interface better.
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Old February 12 2014, 12:40 PM   #13
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Oh, that must be it. I suppose I'd be better off switching to Firefox full-time, but I just like Opera's controls and interface better.
I switched back from Firefox to Opera a few months ago. Opera now uses webkit engine, which practically makes it Chrome, albeit with a nicer interface.

Firefox may still have certain advantages over it, but I don't think it's worth it.
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Old February 12 2014, 03:19 PM   #14
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^What version of Opera are you using? I have 12.16 and it says there's no newer version available. But it's having increasing compatibility problems of late -- it doesn't get along with Facebook at all anymore.
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^ I wouldn't call "not getting along with Facebook" a problem, as such. I'd call it an advantage.
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