Charting the Novel-verse

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

  1. Christopher

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    I think each of Dillard's first three books introduces new characters and advances their relationships, so it'd probably be best to read Mindshadow, Demons, and Bloodthirst before TLY, although Bloodthirst and Dreadnought! are sort of awkward read close together because they both involve independent conspiracies among Starfleet flag officers.

    The mention of Rittenhouse in TLY is in passing, and it doesn't address anything from Battlestations!, as far as I recall.


    I don't recally what aspects from those books are referred to in TFY, but it's probably just another minor detail rather than any specific events being referenced. Still, seeing as how The Vulcan Academy Murders and The IDIC Epidemic are consecutive adventures with continuing characters between them, it would make sense to read them together.
     
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    Thank you for that, it is exactly what I was wondering about. Now I'm intrigued about Dillard's first three novels, and will play the long game to build into The Lost Years. I don't think I would have worried about two books with similar ideas going on, but I will make use of your evaluation of Bloodthirst and Dreadnaught to give them space apart from each other. It should work out that way anyway, I'm planning on jumping forward to Dreadnaught!, it and Yesterday's Son are the next two I'm planning on tackling. Dillard's books I'll probably read with other books slotted between them anyway (not to mention that I'll be reading non-Star Trek books in the mix as well), so Bloodthirst and Dreadnaught will have plenty of space between each other. Your post is exactly what I was hoping for! :)
     
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    Are there any books that deal with Flint the Immortal post-TOS outside of Immortal Coil and Cold Equations?
     
  4. Christopher

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    He appears in The Eugenics Wars, Book 1; in "The Immortality Blues" in Strange New Worlds 09; and in my own Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic. Outside the current novel continuity, he appears in The Cry of the Onlies and Federation. And apparently the IDW Comics Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes crossover portrays him and DC's immortal villain Vandal Savage as alternate versions of one another.
     
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    Thanks!

    I had forgotten he appeared in Uncertain logic.
     
  6. JD

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    Where is he is Eugenics Wars Bk 1? I'm reading that right now, but I don't think I've come across him yet.
     
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    You'll know for sure when you run into him, there won't be any question to it.
     
  8. JD

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    Ok, I wasn't sure, because sometimes those kinds of appearances are small, subtle, cameos that I don't always pick up on.
     
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    I openly admit to being new to the Star Trek universe. I have obviously seen some of the movies in passing, but I recently discovered my inner sci-fi nerd. I am going to start watching TOS and all of the series in order as much as I can, but I'm also a huge reader and I want to read FROM THE BEGINNING.

    How far back should I go? Where can I find the most comprehensive list of literature going all the way back to Mission to Horatius? I really appreciate this thread and I'm just looking for where to begin.
     
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    Thanks! I wish I had time to make it even better.
     
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    I didn't know where to look for pretty comprehensive lists and this is extremely helpful with the breakdown. I was told to not worry so much about the Bantam books but focus on Pocket and just having everything broken down is great.
     
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