Favorite alien race

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  1. CaptainDonovin

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    I will have to go w/ the Andorians. Enterprise made them a very interresting species to follow.
     
  2. Manisphere

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    The Klingons are easily the most developed race and culture in the ST universe. While I don't think they really fascinate me, I sure get a kick out of them every time they're onscreen.:klingon:

    My favorite race, though? Vulcans. Spock simply made them the coolest.:vulcan:

    Is the Borg Queen a race?:p
     
  3. Deranged Nasat

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    Ask a difficult question...:)

    My vote would be, no, she's
    the manifestation of an individual corrupted Caeliar consciousness clinging to life and
    attempting to absorb trillions of other beings, from multiple species, into one pseudo-race. :)
     
  4. Manisphere

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    That sounds like kinda like she's a race of one. As "singular" as it sounds.;)
     
  5. Rackon

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    Klingons can be fun...but...

    Ah...how dull of me, but I love the Vulcans best :vulcan: always have, always will.:) Spock made them very cool, and Sarek made them sexy.

    Runner up race would be the Rihannsu - basically Vulcans unbuttoned.:rommie:
     
  6. Rosalind

    Rosalind TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod Admiral

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    The Vulcan's Noun books by Susan Shwartz and Josepha Sherman:
    -- Vulcan's Forge
    -- Vulcan's Heart
    -- Vulcan's Soul, book 1: Exodus
    -- Vulcan's Soul, book 2: Exiles
    -- Vulcan's Soul, book 3: Epiphany

    Sarek by A.C. Crispin is a great book on one of my favourite characters.

    I remember I really enjoyed IDIC Epidemic and The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah.
     
  7. darkwing_duck1

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    You left out Diane Duane's "Spock's World", and "The Bloodwing Chronicles" (which also touches on Vulcans and Vulcan history.
     
  8. terpette

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    I like Trill, Andorians, and Klingons. In that order. Working on learning to speak Klingon, too. And I'll admit, I wasn't a huge fan of Andorians until that Enterprise episode where the female Andorian kicked the MACOs butts while she was barefoot in her underwear.

    Karen
     
  9. Rackon

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    And you left out Strangers From The Sky , about the first Vulcan-human contact following a Vulcan scout ship crash landing in the Pacific Ocean. This is a wonderful read and one of my favorite Trek books of all time.

    I'll heartily endorse all of the above mentioned books as well, although I will warn you the Vulcan Academy Murders and IDIC Epidemic novels are entertaining but pretty "light". You'll enjoy them. They're fun for us Vulcan lovers but not especially good mysteries - I knew who the perp was in the VAMs as soon as the character was introduced. As someone who loves both Sarek and the actor who portrayed him, "Sarek" is a must read IMO.

    As a Spock/Vulcan fan I would also recommend The Pandora Principle - which details Saavik's origin story and Vulcan/Rommulan conflict and has some touching Spock moments (I won't spoil them for you, you'll know them when you read them), as well as Vulcan's Glory, which has a fair bit about Vulcans and introduces us to Spocks first tour on Enterprise with Captain Pike - plus, Spock scores in this one (an historic moment for me). If you like Spock, there's also Mind Meld, which is a good enough though not great read..

    I'm cautiously optimistic that the forthcoming Star Trek-Refugees by Alan Dean Foster will deal honorably with the remnants of the Vulcan populations on the new colony world in the NuTrek timeline. (Seriously, with a title like that, what else could it be about?)

    I don't get the vibe from the powers that be at Pocket Books and Paramount that they're especially eager for Vulcan-centric books, nor for tales about the Rihannsu either for that matter. Perhaps they associate it more with TOS and/or Enterprise. But with the new movie I have hopes for future Vulcan stories. In fact, I'd love a series just about Vulcan history/expeditions/colonies etc. along the lines of New Frontier.
     
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  10. Freman

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    Wookiees.
     
  11. mackula

    mackula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    1. Romulans
    2. Borg
    3. Hirogen (I know they're not much in books, at least the ones I have read)
     
  12. Anika Hanson

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    The Klingons
    The Cardassians
    The Romulans
    J'em Hadar
    Hirogen
     

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