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Old November 26 2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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I've Started Reading again

My First novel to jump in is Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack, I understand this to be a good jumping in point, still there's things I've Obviously Missed. I know Riker is on the Titan and this Happens Post nemesis, but Picard and Crusher Married did this happen in another novel? And the weapons the Enterprise uses to destroy the Borg where were they obtained? I figure after all the Destiny Novels to move onto the Typhon Pact Series and then the Cold Equations series is this a good Plan?
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Old November 26 2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Go to Memory Beta (http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page) so you can get caught up on some of those stories and find out where specific events happened. I agree that Destiny is a good jumping in point. and where differnet characters are now.

Your plan will work fine and using Memory Beta, you'll get needed snippets and maybe discover some other books you'd like to read. It really is a great time to be reading trek with some excellent authors and stories.
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Old November 26 2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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MatthiasRussell wrote: View Post
Go to Memory Beta (http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page) so you can get caught up on some of those stories and find out where specific events happened. I agree that Destiny is a good jumping in point. and where differnet characters are now.

Your plan will work fine and using Memory Beta, you'll get needed snippets and maybe discover some other books you'd like to read. It really is a great time to be reading trek with some excellent authors and stories.
Thanks for the tip I'll check it out
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Old November 26 2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Re: I've Started Reading again

Memory Beta is a bit too spoiler-ific, IMO. Thrawn's excellent chart gives a good choice of reading orders: http://8of5.blogspot.com/p/trek-lit-reading-order.html

The Transphasic torpedoes in Destiny are actually from Voyager's TV finale, "Endgame"
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Old November 26 2012, 10:23 PM   #5
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Glad to see people are still finding that useful. Over Christmas I need to update it with the new stuff from the end of this year... looks like it'll stay pretty valid after that for a long time, with all the TOS next year.
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Old November 27 2012, 09:43 AM   #6
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Dave Scarpa wrote: View Post
My First novel to jump in is Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack, I understand this to be a good jumping in point, still there's things I've Obviously Missed. I know Riker is on the Titan and this Happens Post nemesis, but Picard and Crusher Married did this happen in another novel?
Picard and Crusher finally got over themselves and began a relationship in 2005's TNG: Death in Winter by Michael Jean Friedman. 2008's TNG: Greater than the Sum by Christopher L. Bennett, which was published the month immediately before Destiny: Gods of Night, establishes that they decided to tie the knot in between Greater and its immediate predecessor, TNG: Before Dishonor by Peter David (2007). Over the course of Greater than the Sum, Picard and Crusher agree to conceive a child, and Crusher is pregnant by novel's end.

And the weapons the Enterprise uses to destroy the Borg where were they obtained?
The transphasic torpedoes were established in VOY's series finale, "Endgame, Parts I & II" (2001). They are based on technology brought to the present from an alternate timeline's 25th Century, in which the U.S.S. Voyager did not return from the Delta Quadrant in 2377.

I figure after all the Destiny Novels to move onto the Typhon Pact Series and then the Cold Equations series is this a good Plan?
Well, Trelit series kind of go in different directions after that. The Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Titan series go off and have the U.S.S. Voyager and U.S.S. Titan go on long-range exploration missions to the Delta and Beta Quadrants, respectively, and they're separated enough that they're not as much affected by developments back in the Federation.

If you're looking for a more TNG/DSN bent, then after finishing Destiny, I would recommend reading in this order:
  • TNG: Losing the Peace by William Leisner (2009)
  • Star Trek: A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido (2009)
  • Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game by David Mack (2010)
  • Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III (2011)
  • Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward (2011)
  • TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic by David A. McIntee (2011)
  • Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within by Christopher L. Bennett (2011)
  • Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by David R. George III (2012)
  • Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by David R. George III (2012)
  • Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack (2012)
  • TNG: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack (2012)
  • TNG: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons by David Mack (2012)
  • TNG: Cold Equations: The Body Electric by David Mack (2012)

If you're interested in VOY, I'd recommend reading Kirsten Beyer's novels after Destiny:
  • VOY: Full Circle (2009)
  • VOY: Unworthy (2009)
  • VOY: Children of the Storm (2011)
  • VOY: The Eternal Tide (2012)

The TTN novels set after Destiny are:
  • TTN: Over a Torrent Sea by Christopher L. Bennett (2009)
  • TTN: Synthesis by James Swallow (2009)
  • Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire by Michael A. Martin (2010)
  • TTN: Fallen Gods by Michael A. Martin (2012)

If you enjoyed Destiny, I would also recommend that you pick up David Mack's Mirror Universe novels:
  • The Sorrows of Empire (2007; expanded edition 2010)
  • Rise Like Lions (2011)

You may also enjoy the Star Trek: Vanguard series. Set during the TOS era, they are:

- VAN: Harbinger by David Mack (2005)
- VAN: Summon the Thunder by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (2006)
- VAN: Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack (2007)
- VAN: Open Secrets by Dayton Ward (2009)
- VAN: Precipice by David Mack (2009)
- VAN: Declassified anthology (2011)
- Almost Tomorrow by Dayton Ward
- Hard News by Kevin Dilmore
- The Ruins of Noble Men by Marco Palmieri
- The Stars Look Down by David Mack
- VAN: What Judgments Come by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (2011)
- VAN: Storming Heaven by David Mack (2012)
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Old November 27 2012, 06:13 PM   #7
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Great post, Sci!
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Old November 28 2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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Sci wrote: View Post
If you enjoyed Destiny, I would also recommend that you pick up David Mack's Mirror Universe novels:
  • The Sorrows of Empire (2007; expanded edition 2010)
  • Rise Like Lions (2011)
You could easily enjoy just those two novels with no problem, but they are actually part of a longer MU series. The other books in the series are three anthologies:
*Glass Empires, which contains three short novels:
ENT: Age of the Empress (this picks up right after the end of ENT MU two parter and continues that story)
*TOS: Sorrows of Empire (this story was expanded into a separate full length novel mentioned by Sci)
TNG: The Worst of Both Worlds (follows Picard and Vash with appearances by a few other familiar faces)
*Obsidian Alliances:
VOY: The Mirror Scaled Serpent (the first MU appearances by the Voyager characters)
DS9: Saturn's Children (fills in the gaps between the last DS9 MU TV episode and another novel)
NF: Cutting Ties (the first appearance of the MU versions of the NF characters)
*Shards and Shadows: A collection of 12 short stories which continues some of the stories from the previous collections, features the first MU stories for Titan, Stargazer, Capt. April's Enterprise crew, and Vanguard, and a couple of stories that don't really fall into one series.
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