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Old December 31 2014, 04:59 AM   #1
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Trek Books You Read in 2014

All the books I've read this year have been Star Trek books, both fiction and non-fiction.

I read:

NON-FICTION

1) Star Trek Creator by David Alexander
2) Gene Roddenberry The Last Conversation
3) Gene Roddenberry The Myth & The Man
4) Inside Trek by Susan Sackett
5) Inside Star Trek by Solow & Justman (loved this)
6) The Making of Star Trek by Whitfield
7) The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
8) The Making of Star Trek II
9) Captain's Log: Shatner's Personal Account on Making of Trek V---surprised how candid this was because I was expecting it to be on the fluffy side.

10) I Am Not Spock
11) I Am Spock
12) DeForest Kelley: From Sawdust to Stardust
13) Chekov's Enterprise
14) Beam Me Up, Scotty: James Doohan Autobiography
15) The Longest Trek by Grace Lee Whitney
16) View From The Bridge by Nicholas Meyer

All these non-fiction books are recommended. I know some people aren't very interested in the actor biographies, but I am and I enjoyed them all in varying degrees.



Fiction:

1) The Covenant of the Crown by Howard Weinstein (loved this, especially the Spock & McCoy stuff, which I thought he nailed.)

2) Ex Machina (enjoyed it, though it's deliberately paced)

3) Spock Must Die (this is perhaps the only Trek book I read this year that I didn't care for. It's a curiousity.)

4) Mission to Horatius (Kids book, but I thought it got the characters and feel of TOS very well. Worth a look.)

5) Vulcan's Glory (This was very good, I wish Fontana had written more Trek Lit)

CURRENTLY READING: Beyond Uhura by Nichelle Nichols...
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Old December 31 2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

I read:

VAN: Harbinger
VAN: Summon the Thunder
VAN: Reap the Whirlwind
VAN: Open Secrets
VAN: Precipice
VAN: Declassified
VAN: What Judgments Come
VAN: Storming Heaven
VAN: In Tempest's Wake
Seekers: Second Nature
The Light Fantastic
A Time to Kill
A Time to Heal
A Time for War, a Time for Peace
VOY: Protectors
VOY: Acts of Contrition
TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise
TOS: The Shocks of Adversity
Cast No Shadow
SCE: The Belly of the Beast
SCE: Fatal Error
SCE: Hard Crash

I don't think I've read so much ST since 2001 or so... *g*
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Old December 31 2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

ENT: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel
VAN: Harbinger (reread)
SKRS: Second Nature
SKRS: Point of Divergence
TNG: The Light Fantastic
DS9: Section 31: Disavowed
VOY: Protectors
VOY: Acts of Contrition

A very light year as far as re-reading older works goes for me, but that's what you get for wanting to go through the entire Wheel of Time series again...
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Old December 31 2014, 11:16 AM   #4
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

Out of 39 books read this year, 17 were Trek:

TNG: Losing the Peace
New Worlds, New Civilizations
S31: Disavowed
Ships of the Line (2nd ed.)
TOS: The Wounded Sky
DTI: The Collectors
SKRS: Point of Divergence
SKRS: Second Nature
DS9: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)
DS9: Rising Son
TLE: One Constant Star
TOS: The More Things Change
Federation: The First 150 Years
ENT: Tower of Babel
Peaceable Kingdoms
TTN: Absent Enemies
VOY: Protectors

I aim to re-read more Trek books next year - hoping to go through the DS9 relaunch again and maybe Vanguard. Luckily (so far), the new releases for 2015 aren't packed with Trek books that I feel compelled to purchase. Although I'm certain this will change...
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Old December 31 2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

S31: Disavowed
ENT: Tower of Babel
Peaceable Kingdoms
TTN: Absent Enemies
VOY: Protectors
DTI: The Collectors
SKRS: Point of Divergence
SKRS: Second Nature
DS9: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)
TLE: One Constant Star
TOS: The More Things Change
VOY: Mosaic
TNG: Q are Cordially Uninvited...
DS9: This Gray Spirit
TLE: Serpents Among the Ruins
The Klingon Art of War
DS9: Twilight
TOS: Captain's Daughter
TOS: No Time Like the Past
TNG: Intelligence Gathering graphic novel
TNG: The Insolence of Office
JJ: Spock Reflections graphic novel
TNG: The Oppressor's Wrong
VOY: Protectors
TOS: Serpents in the Garden
TNG: The Light Fantastic
TNG: That Sleep of Death
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Old December 31 2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

Of the 37 books I read this year, 17 were Star Trek. The Star Trek titles I read this year were:

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peaceable Kingdoms
Star Trek: Voyager: Protectors
Star Trek: Titan: Absent Enemies
Star Trek: The Original Series: No Time Like the Past
Star Trek: The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic
Star Trek: Seekers: Second Nature
Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change
Star Trek: The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden
Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust's Latinum Lost
Star Trek: Voyager: Acts of Contrition
Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow
Star Trek: Enterprise: By the Book
Star Trek: Enterprise: What Price Honor?
Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q are Cordially Uninvited...
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Old December 31 2014, 07:55 PM   #7
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

I read 143 books this year (so far; I reckon it will be 144 by tonight). Three were Star Trek:
  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts by Zander Cannon
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimiliation² by Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2: The Siege by Peter David
One of them was good.
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Old December 31 2014, 11:41 PM   #8
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

I read 51 books this year, 33 of which were Star Trek. 51 is fewer than I was aiming for, but I kind of didn't read much in May or June. Still, though...

The Trek books I read, in order of reading, were:

The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
The Captain's Daughter by Peter David
Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book Three: Cathedral by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Voyager: Protectors by Kirsten Beyer
The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins by David R. George III
Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book Four: Lesser Evil by Robert Simpson
Titan: Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller
The Original Series: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox
Terok Nor, Book One: Day of the Vipers by James Swallow
Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett
Deep Space Nine: Rising Son by S.D. Perry
The Original Series: Seasons of Light and Darkness by Michael A. Martin
The Original Series: Serpents in the Garden by Jeff Mariotte
The Lost Era: One Constant Star by David R. George III
The Next Generation: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
The Original Series: The More Things Change by Scott Pearson
The Klingon Art of War: Ancient Principles of Ruthless Honor by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Seekers #1: Second Nature by David Mack
These Are The Voyages: TOS, Season Two by Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn
Seekers #2: Point of Divergence by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
Deep Space Nine: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
Terok Nor, Book Two: Night of the Wolves by S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison
Voyager: Acts of Contrition by Kirsten Beyer
The Next Generation: Q Are Cordially Uninvited... by Rudy Josephs
Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One by J.G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang
Terok Nor, Book Three: Dawn of the Eagles by S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison
Section 31: Disavowed by David Mack
Deep Space Nine: The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two by J.G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang
The Next Generation #45: Intellivore by Diane Duane
The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox
Deep Space Nine: Unity by S.D. Perry
Department of Temporal Investigations: The Collectors by Christopher L. Bennett
The Next Generation: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane
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Old January 1 2015, 12:00 AM   #9
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

Stevil2001 wrote: View Post
I read 143 books this year (so far; I reckon it will be 144 by tonight). Three were Star Trek:
  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts by Zander Cannon
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimiliation² by Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2: The Siege by Peter David
One of them was good.
Holy shit! 143 books???

It would take me, what, 5 years at my rate to catch up with what you did in a year!! How did you find the time? I'm so jealous. Or maybe I'm just a slow reader? How do you do it? Please share.
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Old January 1 2015, 12:19 AM   #10
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

Here are the trek books I've read in 2014, mainly the DS9 Relaunch:

Avatar I
Avatar II
Abyss
Demons of Air and Darkness
Mission Gamma: Twilight
Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit
Mission Gamma: Cathedral
Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil

Currently Reading: Rising Son
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Old January 1 2015, 02:00 AM   #11
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

The only Trek book I read this year was No Time Like the Past, which was a nice TOS/VOY mash-up with some great call-backs to past TOS episodes.
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Old January 1 2015, 02:27 AM   #12
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

I read 30 books in all, and 6 were Trek books.
SCE: No Surrender
VOY: The Eternal Tide
TNG: Dark Mirror
TNG: Cold Equations #1: The Persistence of Memory
VOY: Protectors
SCE: Foundations
Of the 5 books I'm reading right now, two are Trek, VAN: What Judgements Come, and TNG: Cold Equations #2: Silent Weapons.
I probably would have gotten more reading done, but I went a couple months where I didn't really do any reading. I'm hoping to do better next year.
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Old January 1 2015, 04:11 AM   #13
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

TTN Absent Enemies
TOS No Time Like the Past
ENT Tower of Babel
TOS Seasons of Light and Darkness
TOS Serpents in the Garden
TOS The More Things Change
DATA The Light Fantastic
SKRS Second Nature
SKRS Point of Divergence
TOS Foul Deeds Will Rise
DTI The Collectors

The Star Trek ongoing comics
The City on the Edge of Forever comic adaptation
Flesh and Stone comic one-shot
The Stardate Collections, Vol. 1 & 2
John Byrne Photo-comics

TOS Unspoken Truth
TOS Cast No Shadow
ENT By the Book

DS9
Avatar, Books 1 & 2
Section 31: Abyss
Gateways: Demons of Air and Darkness, follow-up story
Mission Gamma: Twilight
Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit
Mission Gamma: Cathedral
Mission Gamma: Lesser Evil
Rising Son
Unity

TNG
A Time to Be Born
A Time to Die
A Time to Sow
A Time to Harvest
A Time to Love
A Time to Hate
A Time to Kill

New Life and New Civilizations, the Trek comics retrospective
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Old January 1 2015, 04:34 AM   #14
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Re: Trek Books You Read in 2014

I forbade myself from buying new books until I read the ones I had, so I didn't read much:

Star Trek Cold Equations, Book Three: The Body Electric, David Mack
Star Trek Eugenic Wars: the Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume I
The Eugenics Wars: the Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume II, Greg Cox
To Reign in Hell: the Exile of Khan Noonien Singh, Greg Cox
No Time Like the Past, Greg Cox
Twilight's End, Jerry Altion
Mirror Universe: the Sorrows of Empire, David Mack
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Old January 1 2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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EnriqueH wrote: View Post
Stevil2001 wrote: View Post
I read 143 books this year (so far; I reckon it will be 144 by tonight). Three were Star Trek:
  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts by Zander Cannon
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who: Assimiliation² by Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2: The Siege by Peter David
One of them was good.
Holy shit! 143 books???

It would take me, what, 5 years at my rate to catch up with what you did in a year!! How did you find the time? I'm so jealous. Or maybe I'm just a slow reader? How do you do it? Please share.
Well, take a look at the second one on the list. That's a comic anthology. If most of that list is comics or comic anthologies, 143 isn't all that impressive. If those are just a small part of what he read, then it's much more impressive. I'd never imply that comics aren't books, but they're not exactly like reading war and Peace or the latest 1,000 page novel from Stephen King either.

Still, it's likely far more than I read this year. Many more hours at work, building a house, and moving twice took its toll on my reading time this year. Great job Stevil2001!
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