There are over 100 species in the Federation (150 worlds?) who are some of those other species?, we always read and see the same ones. What's it like for very distant Federation worlds? What happens when a world joins the Federation? What's it like in the Federation council chambers? I would also enjoy a story about an outsiders view of the Federation. Any story relating to any of these I would appreciate. I've exhausted all the Trek lit that interest me and now I need my Trek fix, so I'm turning to fanfic ... but it's very hard to fins stories that appear interesting.