For old time readers, remember back in the day, the Trek books were numbered??? Except if it was a special series (ie. New Earth or Lost Era) those were not numbered. I do sorta miss it as it helped me keep track of what to read. Yeah, most of the numbered books were stand-alones, but I find it easier when books are read in publication order. As a side note, I miss when the book would have the last couple of pages of books that were published. I used it as sorta a checklist to keep track of what I have yet to read. Of course, I've been reading Trek for almost 30 years and I overall kept on top of it. I feel sorry for the folks who are just now getting into Trek with a zillion books it seems of Trek Lit and that he or she will NEVER get to them all.