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Old October 29 2013, 02:47 AM   #16
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Re: The Past Decade of Trek Lit

Yeah, in my recommendation of the Voyager re-relaunch, I should have mentioned that I never cared much for Voyager either.

People who didn't care much for the show (or the earlier novels) are raving about it. That's about as strong a recommendation as you can get.
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Old October 29 2013, 03:20 AM   #17
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I really, really, really got sick of the Mirror Universe. I know I read a couple Mirror books circa 2000, I don't remember if I liked them or not.
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Old October 29 2013, 03:32 AM   #18
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^ Those books were long before the current Treklit incarnation of the Mirror Universe. You might want to consider giving the new MU novels a look before you write them off.

By the same token, before you read Keith R.A. DeCandido's A Time for War, A Time for Peace, you might want to consider reading the two novels that immediately precede it in continuity — my own A Time to Kill and A Time to Heal.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:34 AM   #19
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Don't ask me; the last Star Trek book I read was Spock Must Die!
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Old October 30 2013, 04:00 AM   #20
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I really, really, really got sick of the Mirror Universe. I know I read a couple Mirror books circa 2000, I don't remember if I liked them or not.
Like David Mack said, these were long after that. The first one, Glass Empires, came out in 2007. They also turned what started as a gimmicky concept into a huge, epic, great story.
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Old October 30 2013, 04:05 AM   #21
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Mr Light wrote: View Post
I really, really, really got sick of the Mirror Universe. I know I read a couple Mirror books circa 2000, I don't remember if I liked them or not.
Yeah, it's kind of like eating a piece of delicious chocolate cake. "Boy, the rest of that cake looks gooood!". Eat it, and it's going to be a long, long time until you even want to look at one again!
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Old October 31 2013, 01:10 PM   #22
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Serpents Among the Ruins by David R. George III (September 2003), set in 2311 aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) under the command of Captain John Harriman. This book chronicles the events of the Tomed Incident, when the Romulans withdrew from contact with other races.

This sounds like a cool premise... anybody read this? Any good? It's by the author of 34th Rule!
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Old October 31 2013, 01:50 PM   #23
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Yes. That is one of my all-time favorite Trek books.
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Old October 31 2013, 02:18 PM   #24
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^ Agreed! Brillaint book.
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Old October 31 2013, 05:42 PM   #25
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Yes one of the best!
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Old October 31 2013, 08:38 PM   #26
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I'm gonna buy it!
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Old November 1 2013, 02:28 AM   #27
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Fantastic choice

It's a bit of a slow starter, but the ending will smack you in the face. With awesome.
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Old November 1 2013, 02:51 AM   #28
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Good choice. Serpents is one of my favorite books in general. You might also want to check out the next book in The Lost Era series, The Art of the Impossible, it's great too.
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Old November 1 2013, 02:53 AM   #29
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I remember when I first bought that. "A book about Harriman? Really?" From what I understand now, the salvaging of Harriman's character began with The Captain's Daughter by Peter David, but I wasn't aware of that novel at the time. So I was initially skeptical, but then I actually sat down and read the book, and I was blown away. It really is an excellent book.
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Old November 1 2013, 04:53 AM   #30
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I'm 2/3 of the way through Art of the Impossible right now.
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