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Old February 28 2014, 10:18 PM   #16
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Re: The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

Thanks for updating the booklist its very handy to find out where different books are tied into earlier stories in the different Star trek book series.
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Old February 28 2014, 10:31 PM   #17
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Re: The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

Wish there was a good paper size to print this on
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Old March 1 2014, 02:18 AM   #18
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Thanks all, glad you all like and find it useful

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Just to be clear, at this point the "time and effort" is almost entirely 8of5. I'm mostly just proofreading!
Oh come now, you had lots of ideas to add! Not to mention spurring me to get round to actually getting the update done!

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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.
Heck I've looked at this thing for hours and still return to it as a reference. Something like it should be printed in the back of every book! Or at least a series specific simplified version. There really don't seem to be many clues for less familiar readers as to how everything flows.

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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.
Squee. We nearly forgot the Silent Weapons link, was one of the last additions Thrawn thought to add in! I noted at the time I was hoping that plot point would continue in Disavowed. Exciting!

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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...
We're trying to contain it to things most strongly tied into the current mega-continuity. I've not read any of the Vulcan's noun books, so I'm a bit clueless on the strength of the connection there.

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No Time Like the Past belongs in the Crossover section since it does feature Voyager.
Not read it yet, so yet discover where it might fit, but we're trying to be quite selective - If it's not got some sort of connection to the other books it won't go on. Lots of last year's stand-alone TOS books aren't there for example, but Allegiance in Exile is, due to its DS9 connection.

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Also, Absent Enemies should no longer be marked as to be released as it is released.
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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.
What Thrawn said! As well as making it accurate without having to do an update with every new book it also helps show which series are currently ongoing. For instance if you wanted to start reading a new series, you could see there's nothing new in New Frontier coming up this year, so you might choose to continue to keep that in the to-read pile, while instead making sure you get caught up on Vanguard ready to lead you into Seekers.

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Wish there was a good paper size to print this on
Yeah it's ended up a bit square now. Give it a couple more years and it will probably have lengthened out to a nice A-number proportion.
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Old March 1 2014, 04:02 AM   #19
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Heck I've looked at this thing for hours and still return to it as a reference. Something like it should be printed in the back of every book! Or at least a series specific simplified version. There really don't seem to be many clues for less familiar readers as to how everything flows.
Great idea! I would think the editors would want to make things more understandable for everyone. And maybe it would increase sales too.
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Old March 1 2014, 10:20 AM   #20
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Re: The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

My only quibble and that's all it is, you didn't use any Trek fonts
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Old March 1 2014, 11:12 AM   #21
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I worry sometimes that the chart itself looks too complicated, but at least well-explained complexity is better than mysterious complexity.
If it gets to complicated, we just have to create the "The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart" Reading Flow Chart.
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Old March 1 2014, 01:02 PM   #22
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We're trying to contain it to things most strongly tied into the current mega-continuity. I've not read any of the Vulcan's noun books, so I'm a bit clueless on the strength of the connection there.
It's strong. The Vulcan's Soul trilogy sets up much of the Romulan politics we see in Taking Wing, and the epilogue of the final book directly references the Titan events. The trilogy shows Rehaek and Torath taking control of the Tal Shiar, Tomalak making a move towards becoming politically visible, and Neral's final attempt at reforms before being deposed by Hiren, which is mentioned in Taking Wing. Zife and Azernal feature, and the new aliens, the Watraii, will be mentioned in A Singular Destiny and Typhon Pact. Also, Scotty references SCE stories from time to time.

If there's room to squeeze in "Vulcan's Soul" trilogy in the Titan backstory box, alongside Rogue, Gemworld, The Sundered, etc, I'd recommend it.
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Old March 3 2014, 05:53 PM   #23
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I worry sometimes that the chart itself looks too complicated, but at least well-explained complexity is better than mysterious complexity.
If it gets to complicated, we just have to create the "The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart" Reading Flow Chart.
The thought has crossed my mind to do a few single series with immediate connections versions.

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If there's room to squeeze in "Vulcan's Soul" trilogy in the Titan backstory box, alongside Rogue, Gemworld, The Sundered, etc, I'd recommend it.
I nearly added Starfleet Academy to that box this time too, for Pava backstory. Maybe I'll give in to that thought on the next iteration.
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Old March 7 2014, 07:12 PM   #24
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If nothing else, No Time Like the Past fits in the crossover section since it is at the very least a crossover with Voyager.
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Old March 11 2014, 01:27 AM   #25
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Re: The Almighty Star Trek Lit-verse Reading Order Flow Chart Mark III

Hey, guys! Your work just got a very complimentary plug over on io9.com:

http://io9.com/the-proper-reading-or...n-a-1540828541

Nicely done!
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Old March 11 2014, 01:28 AM   #26
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Just saw that myself. Super cool; I love io9.
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Old March 11 2014, 01:30 AM   #27
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That is pretty awesome!
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Old March 11 2014, 01:32 AM   #28
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That is so cool. Congrats, guys!
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Old March 11 2014, 01:52 AM   #29
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Great job!
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Congrats!
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