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Old April 5 2014, 12:57 AM   #1
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What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

In my last thread I asked your opinions of a few series. Most of the series didn't get the best reviews. I want to read some ST books that get lots of good reviews, so I thought I would try a different question. What are your favorite Star Trek books of any series?

I really enjoyed "A Stitch in Time," by Andrew J. Robinson.
"Destiny," and "Cold Equations," by David Mach. "The Buried age," by CLB. To name a few.
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Old April 5 2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

TOS: Ex Machina
Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind
Challenger: Gateways: Chainmail
The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins
The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible
TNG: The Buried Age
TNG: Vendetta
TNG: Imzadi
TNG: Q-Squared
DS9: A Stitch in Time
DS9: Avatar
DS9: Mission: Gamma: Twilight
Beyer's entire Voyager run so far, from Full Circle to Protectors, especially Children of the Storm
NF: Captain's Table: Once Burned
NF: Stone & Anvil
SCE: Wildfire
Titan: Over a Torrent Sea
Articles of the Federation
Destiny
Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night / Raise the Dawn
The Fall: The Crimson Shadow
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Old April 5 2014, 03:23 AM   #3
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

All-time favorite:

Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology.
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Old April 5 2014, 06:04 AM   #4
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Hmm. Let's see if I can narrow this down to a top ten or so...

Nope, I can't. Failed. But I do have some top standouts:

In no particular order:

- Spock's World by Diane Duane
- Destiny trilogy by David Mack (cheating, I know)
- DSN: The Never-Ending Sacrifice by Una McCormack
- The Fall: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack
- Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Vanguard: Reap the Whirlwind by David Mack
- Crucible: McCoy - Provenance of Shadows by David R. George III
- Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire/Rise Like Lions by David Mack (cheating again)
- Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night/Raise the Dawn by David R. George III (yet more cheating)
- The Captain's Daughter by Peter David
- TNG: Vendetta by Peter David
- S.C.E.: Wildfire by David Mack
- DSN: A Stitch in Time by Andrew J. Robinson

Honorable mention to Q Squared by Peter David; The Fall: A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack; Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers by James Swallow; Prime Directive by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevenes; Federation by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens; The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins by David R. George III; The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible by Keith R.A. DeCandido; A Time for War, A Time for Peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido; TNG: The Buried Age by Christopher L. Bennett; Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures/Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett; Ex Machina by Christopher L. Bennett; Section 31: Cloak by S.D. Perry; Section 31: Abyss by David Weddle and Jeffrey Lang; TNG: Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang; Strangers From the Sky by Margaret Wander Bonano; The Romulan Way by Diane Duane; The Fall: Revelation and Dust by David R. George III; Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack; A Time to Kill by David Mack; and A Time to Heal by David Mack.
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Old April 5 2014, 06:31 AM   #5
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

I have tend to have trouble differentiate some of the more arc heavy series individual entries so I tend to think of them as one thing.
Vanguard:
Harbinger - Declassified (that's all of them I've read)
Ds9:
Relaunch
A Stitch in Time
(Avatar - Warpath)
Titan:
Orion's Hounds
TNG:
Q-Squared
Imzadi
A Time to Kill/Heal
A Time for War, A Time for Peace
Relaunch:
Greater Than the Sum
Destiny
Typhon Pact:
Zero Sum Game
Rough Beasts of Empire
Plagues of Night/Raise the Dawn
Brinkmanship
The Lost Era:
Serpents Among The Ruins
The Art of The Impossible
The Buried Age
Articles of the Federation
Terok Nor:
Day of the Vipers

EDITED TO ADD NEW ENTRIES
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Old April 5 2014, 12:27 PM   #6
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

My current top 3:
  1. Articles of the Federation, by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  2. Orion's Hounds, by Christopher L. Bennett
  3. Wagon Train to the Stars, by Diane Carey
And completing the top 10, in no particular order:
  • Watching the Clock, by Christopher L. Bennett
  • Challenger, by Diane Carey
  • A Time for War, A Time for Peace, by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • This Gray Spirit, by Heather Jarman
  • Reap the Whirlwind, by David Mack
  • Wildfire, by David Mack
  • Avatar, by S.D. Perry

Note that I've tried to not include more than 2 novels by the same author. For some, that was a challenge...
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Old April 5 2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

A smattering of favourites:

Rosetta
Ex Machina
Day of the Vipers
Well of Souls
The Buried Age
Millennium Trilogy
The Left Hand of Destiny, books one and two.
A Stitch In Time
SCE: Balance of Nature
The Never-Ending Sacrifice
Orion's Hounds
Destiny Trilogy
Over A Torrent Sea
Watching the Clock
Plagues of Night/Raise the Dawn
A Ceremony of Losses

From outside the modern books:

Spock's World
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Old April 5 2014, 01:19 PM   #8
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

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Old April 6 2014, 05:33 PM   #9
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Anything by Diane Duane (especially The Wounded Sky), and the Vanguard series.
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Old April 6 2014, 08:14 PM   #10
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Destiny: Mere Mortals by David Mack
Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack
Mission Gamma: Twilight by David R. George III
Fire Ship by Diane Carey
Imzadi by Peter David
Q-Squared by Peter David
Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer
Metamorphosis by Jean Lorrah
Millennium: The Fall of Terok Nor by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
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Old April 6 2014, 11:22 PM   #11
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Mission Gamma: Twilight by David Mack
I didn't write that book; the credit for that one goes to David R. George III.
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Old April 6 2014, 11:35 PM   #12
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Cast No Shadow by James Swallow
Vanguard Series
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Old April 7 2014, 01:11 AM   #13
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Prime Directive

The Final Reflection

The Wounded Sky
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My Enemy, My Ally

A Stitch in Time

There are others that I enjoyed, but those are the ones I return to time & again and am never disappointed. The last part of the beginning chapter of PD makes me well up with tears EVERY time I read it.
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Old April 7 2014, 01:49 AM   #14
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Re: What are your favorite Star Trek Books?

Thanks for all the replies. With hundreds of ST books on my shelf it helps to have some suggestions.
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Old April 7 2014, 01:50 AM   #15
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Some of my favorites are:

Capture The Flag by John Vornholt
Q-In-Law by Peter Davide
The Escape by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Spectre by William Shatner
Dark Victory William Shatner
Preserver by William Shatner
Echoes by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Nina Hoffman
Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman
Flashback: The Novel by Diane Carey
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