Action Trek

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Saratoga NX-3842, May 5, 2008.

  1. Saratoga NX-3842

    Saratoga NX-3842 Supreme Overlord of the Universe

    Mar 16, 2005
    I've been reviewing my library. i don't have any ACTION TREK. Anybody have a good idea for a heart thumping joy riding action book that keeps you on the edge of your seat like A time to Kill\Heal?>
  2. TigerBait

    TigerBait Captain Captain

    May 11, 2001
    Charlotte NC , USA
    Warpath, Rogue
  3. Starfury

    Starfury Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 11, 2006
    Deep Space Nine: Fallen Heroes, by Daffyd ab Hugh
  4. 8of5

    8of5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 10, 2003
    Lincoln, UK
    I'd say Unity is quite actiony.

    And Resistance had a fair ol' amount of action, maybe too much and not enough of anything else...
  5. Kopernikus

    Kopernikus Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 14, 2004
    Hamburg, Germany
    Almost everything from David Mack does fit into that category, e.g. CoE Wildfire and the Entire Vanguard-Series. And I'm quite sure that we're going to see lots of action in the Upcoming Destiny-Arc.
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  6. RookieBatman

    RookieBatman Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2005
    Out there, thataway...
    The Ashes of Eden reads like a big-screen action/adventure. In fact, the whole Shatnerverse is pretty "matinee" style, over-the-top adventure, which is what many people don't like about it, but sounds like it might be right up your alley if you like the Original Series.
  7. Leaf

    Leaf Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Apr 28, 2008
    If you don't mind old, I just finished From The Depths by Victor Milan. It was really exciting. There's fights galore on watercraft, fistfights, spaceships....

    It was awesome.
  8. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    I haven't read Vanguard yet but wholly agree with Wildfire. The Eugenics War duology has a lot of action scenes too.
  9. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I'd have to second the recommendation for Vanguard. I'm reading the first Terok Nor book, and it's got a fair amount of action after the first few chapters. It's not non-stop action, but what action there is is pretty exiting IMO.
  10. Rabid Trekkie

    Rabid Trekkie Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 8, 2008
    Pasadena, Tx
    The Gorkon/Klingon Empire series is perfect for this. Klingons being Klingons without the Federation around to temper their actions or Starfleet officers there to look down on them for how they believe and act.
  11. vanguarduk

    vanguarduk Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 1, 2006
    Wirral U K
    I have just re-visited this action packed story from the DS9 series. It is a full blooded tale of what I believe that Trek should be like. Life is a battle and survival of that battle is reward for a long life or a glorious death! Klingons and Romulans are soft compared to the Bekkir! Let's have more tales about these aliens.
    Great story Daffyd! It's about time you wrote another Trek story!

    Reading ; Trill (Worlds of DS9)
    DS9 Proud Helios
    Next ; Terok Nor (Day of the Vipers) (Amazon delay)
  12. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 25, 2002
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    I loved Fallen Heroes. Later, I read the Rebels trilogy. It was, imho, terribly disappointing. Dafydd seems to be happy right now being a right-wingnut blogger. If it keeps him from doing more books like Rebels, that's fine by me.
  13. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

    Nov 28, 1999
    New York City
    Since Fallen Heroes, Daffyd wrote six more Trek novels: the TNG novel Balance of Power, the VOY novel Invasion!: The Final Fury, and the DS9 novels Vengeance and the Rebels trilogy The Conquered, The Courageous, and The Liberated.
  14. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I've read them all but Balance of Power and out of all of them Fallen Heroes is the high mark. By a LOT.

    And the blog is a nightmare of illogic. And not even written all that well either. I used to read it once in a while to try to get the other perspective but when he wrote on the day Tom Delay resigned that he was a "class act" I realized there was nothing there for me.
  15. Section 31

    Section 31 Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 10, 2005
    Definitely the Vanguard series. That would be my #1 recommendation. Also, Kevin Ryan's Errand of Vengeance/Fury trilogies are very action-oriented.