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Old May 14 2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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For the 50th time

I just finished Federation. what a great book. i love it more each time but it makes me sad.

is there a trek book out there as good and sweeping as this one? i would love to find it.
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Old May 15 2009, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'd say Imzadi comes close in terms of scope and heart, although it's only one crew.
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Old May 15 2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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I don't know if you've read it yet, but I would definitely describe the Destiny trilogy as good and sweeping.
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Old May 15 2009, 12:55 AM   #4
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The Q Continuum Trilogy by Greg Cox is quite sweeping.
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#48 Q-Zone
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So is the Millennium Trilogy by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Fall of Terok Nor
The War of the Prophets
Inferno

Both trilogies are quite good and quite sweeping.
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Old May 15 2009, 02:32 AM   #5
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Re: For the 50th time

Destiny certainly qualifies as "good and sweeping," and is probably along the lines of what you're looking for, but any thread asking for TrekLit recommendations needs a gratuitous Articles of the Federation mention.
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Old May 15 2009, 03:04 AM   #6
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I read Federation, Imzadi, and Sarek all around the same time, and they all were fantastic. Sarek even made me cry.
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Old May 15 2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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You also might want to check out Excelsior: Forged in Fire.
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Old May 15 2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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It invlolves the Ent-B under Harriman and Demora Sulu, but Serpents Among the Ruins is a pretty epic and sweeping. Same goes for the next Lost Era book, The Art of the Impossible.
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Old May 15 2009, 09:04 AM   #9
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And if you want some epic, sweeping Cardassian history, A Stitch In Time.
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Old May 15 2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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Re: For the 50th time

JWolf wrote: View Post
The Q Continuum Trilogy by Greg Cox is quite sweeping.
#47 Q-Space
#48 Q-Zone
#49 Q-Strike
No. No, it's not. "Swept under a rug" perhaps?
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Old May 15 2009, 06:27 PM   #11
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^ Ooh, I like that trilogy. But then, I really like Q and it's extraordinarily Q-ish. Don't read it unless you love Q.

I'm not sure I'd call it sweeping...I mean, it hippity-hops through vast quanties of galactic history, but now that I think about it, I'm not sure I can define "sweeping." I fear that's one of those things you recognize when you see it but find difficult to put into words.
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Old May 15 2009, 09:31 PM   #12
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I had the same problem TBH, so I was just thinking of big epid books, and the two I recommened were the first to pop into my head.
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Old May 16 2009, 01:22 AM   #13
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And if you want some epic, sweeping Cardassian history, A Stitch In Time.
And if you want some epic, sweeping Cardassian and Bajoran history, read the Terok Nor trilogy:

Day of the Vipers
Night of the Wolves
Dawn of the Eagles
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Old May 16 2009, 02:03 AM   #14
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for recent stuff the Destiny Trilogy is very, very good. Earlier stuff Federation I really liked and actually brought back with me from my parents to read. Imzadi is another one that even my Mum who likes Trek but doesn't read it loves. Also liked Prime Directive that was a good story of the original crew. Dark Mirror was an interesting one
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Old May 16 2009, 03:48 PM   #15
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The stories in the Mirror and Myirad Universes books are also pretty epic.
Especially The Sorrows of Empire from the first MU book, which covers events from the end of Mirror, Mirror all the way through to around the same time as Undiscovered Country and the opening of Generations in the main universe.
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