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Old February 28 2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

Hi all, I'm pleased to announce that after days of bouncing back and forth ideas and refinements, Thrawn and I have completed work on version 3 of the super handy, if increasingly huge, Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart.

As well as adding all the latest releases tied into the wider continuity, we've also included a new feature to help track the various series and settings through their appearances in crossovers and cameos. Each story now has a little collection of dots with it, which indicate the series involved in any given tale.

Hope you all continue to find it useful
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Old February 28 2014, 12:57 AM   #2
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Nice. This is going to be really useful now that I have to set up my new GoodReads account. I have the novelverse in it's own section, and I was trying to keep it all in chronological order, but I was having trouble remembering what went where. This will definitely help alot.
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Old February 28 2014, 01:26 AM   #3
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Excellent work! I'll tell you right now that you'll eventually need to add at least two dotted lines -- one to link MU: Rise Like Lions to S31: Disavowed, and another to link Cold Equations: Silent Weapons to Disavowed.
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Old February 28 2014, 01:27 AM   #4
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^ The Breen are going to get their advanced propulsion, damn it, even if they have to destroy the entire Confederacy to do it!

8of5, Thrawn, this is amazing. Excellent work! The time and effort the two of you have put into this is very impressive. This keeps getting better and better.

I wonder (and I know you only have so much space) - is it possible at some point to add in the Vulcan's Soul trilogy as part of the Titan backstory? It sets up much of what we're presented with in Taking Wing regarding Romulan politics. And of course Vulcan's Heart is backstory for Vulcan's Soul...
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Old February 28 2014, 01:57 AM   #5
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I really like the new dots feature guys! As always great work, and keep it up!

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Nice. This is going to be really useful now that I have to set up my new GoodReads account. I have the novelverse in it's own section, and I was trying to keep it all in chronological order, but I was having trouble remembering what went where. This will definitely help alot.
Don't forget about the chronological lists over at my site, JD. They should be pretty helpful to you as well. Link below.
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Old February 28 2014, 02:34 AM   #6
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Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
8of5, Thrawn, this is amazing. Excellent work! The time and effort the two of you have put into this is very impressive. This keeps getting better and better.
Just to be clear, at this point the "time and effort" is almost entirely 8of5. I'm mostly just proofreading!

It's definitely way better than I'd have ever done. I love the dots.
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Old February 28 2014, 02:54 AM   #7
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Re: The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

I've not yet read No Time Like the Past. Does it belong in this chart? Also, Absent Enemies should no longer be marked as to be released as it is released.

The new chart is very good! Wonderful job!
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Old February 28 2014, 04:04 AM   #8
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We decided, rather than having to update every month with every new release, that instead of marking "upcoming" we'd mark "2014 releases" instead. If we don't update this for three months, the "upcoming" stars on three books would be wrong, but the "2014 releases" stars would still be accurate.
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Old February 28 2014, 07:33 AM   #9
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Such a fantastic resource. The original flow chart (plus some advice from Thrawn) really helped me put together my (mostly) chronological reading order a year or two ago. Of course I still haven't entirely caught up on everything I want to get caught up on, but eventually I'll get there.
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Old February 28 2014, 02:51 PM   #10
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Bloody Brilliant! I use this all the time and send people too it constantly!
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Old February 28 2014, 03:42 PM   #11
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It's nice to see so much positive feedback. I feel like TrekLit is sort of intimidating to get into these days, and I hope this helps. I worry sometimes that the chart itself looks too complicated, but at least well-explained complexity is better than mysterious complexity.
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Old February 28 2014, 03:46 PM   #12
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The chart is awesome, you guys did a great job!
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Old February 28 2014, 08:27 PM   #13
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This chart will be great to have for me. I just started reading TNG: Death in Winter the other night, with the plan to read all of the post-Nemesis stuff in chronological order. this will be a huge assist.
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Old February 28 2014, 08:32 PM   #14
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This chart will be great to have for me. I just started reading TNG: Death in Winter the other night, with the plan to read all of the post-Nemesis stuff in chronological order. this will be a huge assist.
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Old February 28 2014, 09:48 PM   #15
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No Time Like the Past belongs in the Crossover section since it does feature Voyager.

As long as the chart is being updated to correct this oversight, the released books can also be marked as released.
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