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Old January 11 2008, 01:16 AM   #1
alicelouise
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Favorite Trek paperbacks

1. The Final Reflection by John Ford. The Klingons turned out to be different in future Trek. Still a good read.
2. My Enemy, My Ally by Diane Duane. Good story involving the Romulans.
3. A stitch in Time by Andrew Robinson. The Cardassian point of view.
4. The Vanguard series Star Trek fiction set in the Kirk era but not involving Main Trek Characters.
5. The LIves of Dax by Marco Palmieri biography of the symbiont Dax in various Star Trek eras.
6. The Wounded Sky by Diane Duane a non human scientist tests out a new propulsion system on the Enterprise. The ending reminds me of "Charlotte's Web".

So that being said what are your favorites?
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Old January 11 2008, 01:50 AM   #2
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

That's a tough question because there are so many great books out there. Here just a few of my favorites...

A Stitch in Time by Andrew J. Robinson
Once Burned by Peter David
Immortal Coil by Jeffery Lang
Cathedral by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
Q-Squared by Peter David
Reunion by Michael Jan Friedman
Rising Son by S.D. Perry
Abyss by Jeffery Lang & David Weddle
Rogue by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
The Art of the Impossible by Keith R.A. Decandido
No Limits by various
Tales of the Dominion War by various
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Old January 11 2008, 01:51 AM   #3
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

My favorites in no particular order:
A Stitch in Time, Q-Squared, The Art of the Impossible, Serpents Among the Ruins, the last three A Time To books, Aticles of the Federation, Titan series, Vanguard series, New Frontier series.
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Old January 11 2008, 02:42 AM   #4
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

Spock Must Die by James Blish
The "Avatar" DS9 2 book series
Q-Squared
The New Frontier series
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Old January 11 2008, 03:33 AM   #5
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

There's too many to list, but for whatever reason, I keep going back to Ishmael, by Barbara Hambly. And I never saw one episode of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (good movie, though....)
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Old January 11 2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

The Sundered (Martin/Mangels)
Vulcan's Heart (Shwartz/Sherman)
The Good That Men Do (Martin/Mangels)
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Old January 11 2008, 03:48 AM   #7
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

Lorraine Anderson said:
I never saw one episode of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
"Here Come the Brides".
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Old January 11 2008, 03:53 AM   #8
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

I have numerous all-time faves: "The Galactic Whirlpool", "The Entropy Effect", "Strangers from the Sky", "Final Frontier", novelizations of TMP, ST II and ST III, "Uhura's Song", "TNG: Immortal Coil", "NF: Gateways: Cold Wars", "NF: Stone and Anvil", "Andor: Paradigm" in WoDS9 Book 1, "Crucible: McCoy", to name a few.
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Old January 11 2008, 06:49 AM   #9
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

There are many (MANY) great Trek books out there, so I'll try and sort my favorites by Series:

DS9: Millennium, A Stitch in Time, 37th Rule, Avatar, Left Hand of Destiny, Unity, Hollow Men

New Frontier: all of it, especially books 1-4

Vanguard: all of it

Lost Era: Art of the Impossible, Serpents among the ruins, The Buried Age

TNG: Vendetta, Q-Squared, Imzadi, Dark Mirror, Devil's Heart,A Time to Kill/Heal, A Time for War/Peace

TOS: Prime Directive, The Lost Years, Vulcan's Heart, Spock's World, Strangers from the Sky, Sarek, Crucible:McCoy, Federation

Other: Articles of the Federation
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Old January 11 2008, 08:36 AM   #10
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word up, RonG, Prime Directive is the shizzle.

my faces:
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Burning Dreams
Q&A
Double or Nothing
Once Burned
Wildfire
A Time to Kill/A Time to Hate
A Good Day to Die
Enemy Territory
Orion's Hounds
Diplomatic Implausibility
alll 3 VGD books
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Old January 11 2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

Hmm, just swinging my eyes along my bookshelves I'd pick out: Avatar, Cloak, Unity, Warpath, Articles of the Federation, Q & A and Before Dishonor.

And I'm currently half way through Burning Dreams and imagine that will join the list when I'm done.
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Old January 11 2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

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Rising Son by S.D. Perry
I seem to remember there being a fair amount of hate for that book after it came out, but it is one of my favourite's too.
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Old January 11 2008, 09:55 AM   #13
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

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Rising Son by S.D. Perry
I seem to remember there being a fair amount of hate for that book after it came out, but it is one of my favourite's too.
It's probably what you call a "sleeper" hit. People weren't sure if they wanted a whole Jake novel, but the SF plot and new characters were so compelling, and the final events set up the next wave of novels so well. Yeah, it's great.

And I just realized I forgot two "Captain's Table" novels: "VOY: Fire Ship" and "NF: Once Burned".
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Old January 11 2008, 11:37 AM   #14
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

Haven't read much, but I've enjoyed:

Vanguard Series
New Frontier 1-4
SCE series
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Old January 11 2008, 12:11 PM   #15
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Re: Favorite Trek paperbacks

My Top Ten Novels:

1. Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh
2. The left Hand of Destiny - Duology by J.G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang
3. A Stitch in Time by Andrew J. Robinson
4. In the Name of Honor by Dayton Ward
T5. Far Beyond the Stars by Steven Barnes
T5. Hollow Men by Una McCormack
T5. Ishmael by Barbara Hambly
T5. Mission Gamma 1 : Twilight by David R. George III
T9. A time for war, a time for peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido
T9. Serpents among the Ruins by David R. George III
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