Charting the Novel-verse

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Turtletrekker, May 26, 2010.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    Does it matter if it is, in some minor way?
     
  2. Yevetha

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    I grew up with Sw EU so i like to keep my universe consistent.

    What about the "Errand Trilogies"?

    memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Errand_of_Vengeance
     
  3. Christopher

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    Not that I know of; on the contrary, it's become the one source that every other book or comic about the Stargazer has treated as gospel. Although it has been contradicted in a couple of small ways by later canon. For one thing, it shows Jack Crusher dying during a repair operation in space, but a later TNG episode established that Jack died on an "away mission," although no other details were given (so it's possible to reconcile it if you squint a little). For another, it was written based on the assumption of early TNG that holodecks were a fairly recent innovation, because there's a scene where Worf is showing off the Enterprise's holodeck to the visiting Starfleet officers and explaining how it works, and they're all amazed as if they've never seen one before. It was later established that holodecks were an earlier and more commonplace invention, so that scene feels rather awkward today.

    But those are no worse than the inconsistencies between earlier and later canon episodes when it comes to things like the holodeck or character backstories or whatever. For that reason, and because of how influential Reunion has become on subsequent Trek Lit, I find it's best just to gloss over the minor continuity issues and accept the bulk of the work. (I just skip over the "Here's how a holodeck works" sequence.)
     
  4. Yevetha

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    Thanks.
     
  5. Yevetha

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    Are there comics/comic series that don't follow the main characters(those who were on tv) besides Starfleet Academy and Early Voyages?
     
  6. captcalhoun

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    there is a NF one-shot called "Double Time" from Wildstorm and a mini-series called "Turnabout" from IDW.
     
  7. Yevetha

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    Nothing else?
     
  8. ryan123450

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    There's way more than that...

    • Marvel published a Romulan/ Borg comic entitled 'Operation: Assimilation.'
    • Wildstorm published a comic anthology 'Star Trek Special' which contained a few stories not based on the main characters.
    • IDW has 6 or 7 issues which star TOS Romulans.
    • They also published several Alien Spotlight, Crew, and Captain's Log comics which either star all new characters or at least secondary characters.
    • There's also IDWs Assignment: Earth miniseries starring Gary Seven.
    • There are several issues of Malibu and DC comics which I think are basically spin offs which don't star the main characters much if at all, but I couldn't tell you offhand which ones.
     
  9. Qutluch

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    I'm new to Trek literature. Any suggestions on where I should start?
     
  10. captcalhoun

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    did you read the thread?
     
  11. timothy

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    I was wondering if they will release any more IDW STAR TREK comics on the nook?
     
  12. Thrawn

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    Check my signature :)
     
  13. Qutluch

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    Thanks. With so many choices and suggestions I wasn't quite sure where to start.
     
  14. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    Thrawn - thanks, I have been reading Trek Lit for a long time, and there is so much in my brain that this list really helped!
     
  15. Travis Chesser

    Travis Chesser Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Hey, long time lurker, don't respond much, but I was wondering if anyone could clarify some of the dates (in modern years and months) the current books take place. I know some books are really good at putting the month and year and some don't, I like to have that information, helps my spatial awareness. Thanks!
     
  16. JD

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    The Typhon Pact, DTI, new Voyager Relaunch, and Indistinguishale From Magic cover from 2381-'83.
     
  17. King Daniel Beyond

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    "Plagues of Night" starts in April 2382 and ends in August 2383.

    It's weird to realize that, by "now", Picard's commanded the Enterprise-E for longer than the -D, and the events of the DS9 TV show finished 8 years ago.

    Weird in a good way.
     
  18. Travis Chesser

    Travis Chesser Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Yeah, I know Plagues of Night has the dates and some of the other novels do as well. But going back to roughly post-Nemesis I was wondering if anyone, or any site, had the listings of the year and months that books took place. I really am spatially challenged and it is a handy resource when I can see that year and month, etc.
     
  19. captcalhoun

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    Memory Beta would be your friend.

    memory-beta.wikia.com
     
  20. ryan123450

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    Memory Beta is still pretty sketchy when it comes to the most recent batch of novels though.
     

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