Mere Anarchy Question?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Jsplinis, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Jsplinis

    Jsplinis Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Dec 20, 2012
    I have a question about the Mere Anarchy mini-series. Do you have to read the entire series to understand it or can the individual stories stand alone? I'm particularly interested in The Blood Rimmed Tide but will I be able to follow it without having read the rest?

    Thanks and have fun,
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    Each installment was written to stand as a separate story, necessarily, since they take place years apart and are by different authors, and each one has a different focus. If you pick up just one story in the middle, there will be a sense of the characters returning to a place they've been before and reconnecting with people they've known before, but then, a lot of standalone stories are like that. (How many TOS episodes had Kirk reuniting with old girlfriends?)

    In fact, I'd say that of all the stories, The Blood-Dimmed Tide is the one that probably works best as a standalone, since it has less to do with the people of Mestiko and more to do with the Klingons than the rest.