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Old March 19 2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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Michael Jan Friedman

So i just finished the Stargazer series and REALLY like Friedman's style. he's written so many books, i don't know what to read next.


So what's the best MJF book?
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Old March 19 2009, 11:25 PM   #2
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Well, I would not recommend Death In Winter or either of his entries in the Day Of Honor series. And his Captain's Table entry is pretty lame, too.

That's all I've read of his though. I've heard that TNG: Requiem is pretty solid.
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Old March 19 2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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Well, I would not recommend Death In Winter...
Really? I rather liked Death in Winter.
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Old March 19 2009, 11:51 PM   #4
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Saratoga NX-3842 wrote: View Post
So i just finished the Stargazer series and REALLY like Friedman's style. he's written so many books, i don't know what to read next.
Did you read Reunion as part of the Stargazer series? If not, that should be your next stop. Double Helix #6, co-written with Christie Golden, also acts as a sort of 'backdoor' Stargazer novel.

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Old March 20 2009, 12:00 AM   #5
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Re: Michael Jan Friedman

I have a soft spot for Crossover, mostly because of the whole scene where Scotty steals the Yorktown. It's pure fanwank, but I love it.

I'll throw in another vote for Requiem, and Starfleet: Year One, because it offers up an alternative take on 22nd century Trek, written as it was before Enterprise came along.
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Old March 20 2009, 12:26 AM   #6
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He did a lot of good work in comics, too.
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Old March 20 2009, 02:40 AM   #7
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i loved his work on the star trek TNG comic for DC. Alot of good stories there.
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Old March 20 2009, 04:20 AM   #8
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Don't forget his Predator and Wolf-Man books.
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Old March 20 2009, 04:29 AM   #9
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Dayton Ward wrote: View Post
I have a soft spot for Crossover, mostly because of the whole scene where Scotty steals the Yorktown. It's pure fanwank, but I love it.
While I had some issues with McCoy in that book, I still liked it. And I could SO see Scotty steal a starship.

Didn't he write Kahless too? I really liked that one.
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Old March 20 2009, 05:31 AM   #10
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Re: Michael Jan Friedman

Crossover is good, and Kahless is one of the best Klingon novels. (Pick the latter up in the The Hand of Kahless collection, which also has John M. Ford's The Final Reflection, which is the best Klingon novel.)

Legacy is a solid TOS story, as is Double, Double, but my favorite TOS story is probably his half of The Modala Imperative comic book, which is a 100% perfect second-season episode of TOS.

ETA: I am totally shamed that I forgot Shadows on the Sun, an excellent McCoy story. Mike's certainly done some solid work.
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Old March 20 2009, 05:42 AM   #11
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I thought that Double, Double was really good. It's a sequel to the TOS episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".
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Old March 20 2009, 07:05 AM   #12
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Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
Legacy is a solid TOS story, as is Double, Double, ... and half of The Modala Imperative comic book...
Totally agree! Also "Faces of Fire" and the "My Brother's Keeper" trilogy!
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Old March 20 2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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Dayton Ward wrote: View Post
I have a soft spot for Crossover, mostly because of the whole scene where Scotty steals the Yorktown. It's pure fanwank, but I love it.

I'll throw in another vote for Requiem, and Starfleet: Year One, because it offers up an alternative take on 22nd century Trek, written as it was before Enterprise came along.

Requiem was co-written with Kevin Ryan

Also, I think he was one of the 4 that wrote an early TOS book (Title escapes me).

His story in Shards and Shadows was an okay read as well.

The Valiant was good as was Progenitor.


Still waiting for a new Stargazer novel if indeed this series hasn't been "canceled".
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Old March 20 2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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"Reunion" is rather good.

Out of nostalgia too, I recommend "A Call To Darkness" and "Fortune's Light", and the early TNG comic stuff is good fun too.
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Old March 20 2009, 07:07 PM   #15
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I'd have to say Reunion and Kahless were two of his best works.
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