Star Trek Vanguard: Best Trek Lit Series Ever?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Infern0, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

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    Have just finished reading through the entire series, and i'm sad it's over.

    I've read a lot of Trek-Lit, and I have to give Vanguard my vote for the best, most well-written Trek Lit out there.

    Who else loved Vanguard?
     
  2. Art Vandelay

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    Yes, Vanguard was utterly wonderful. I wish something would take its place in TrekLit sooner rather than later.
     
  3. USS Firefly

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    I'm a big fan of the DS9 relaunch books, New Frontier en the Destiny/Typhon pact books, can you compare it with Vanguard books?

    Perhaps I will try them
     
  4. DorkBoy [TM]

    DorkBoy [TM] Captain Captain

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    Yep. Vanguard was amazing. Easily the best series out there. And I'm glad they gave it a decent ending. So many serieses just languish and fizzle or end with unresolved plot points (DS9 relaunch, New Frontier).

    Read it, you'll like it.

    It's not just a good star trek series. Its great sci-fi that just happens to be set in the Star Trek universe.

    Book 3 was my favorite. I've forgotten the title but I think its the one that is really hard to find in print. (So you may have to get the ebook or something if you can't find it.)
     
  5. zarkon

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    Yeah, it was good.

    Errand or New Frontier is probably my favourite I guess
     
  6. Patrick O'Brien

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    Vanguard was my all time favorite Trek series:bolian:
     
  7. David Mack

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    Well, I certainly agree, but I'm a tad biased. ;)

    Thank you, very kind of you to say.

    The elusive third book in the saga is Reap the Whirlwind. Alas, at this point, all I can do is suggest to folks that they buy it as an eBook.
     
  8. indianatrekker26

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    This is a series I really need to finish. I've read the first 4 books, but then I just fell behind. I do own all 8 books.
     
  9. Defcon

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    I just checked if the POD TPB is still available (it is) and it really fucks up the price for the eBook. :cardie:

    The eBook is listed at over 20 $ by S&S at the moment, but I guess it's cheap in comparison to the POD TPB (over 25 $).

    The cheapest option for new books atm is to get the German translation for those understanding German (around 15 $ including worldwide delivery via book depository). ;)
     
  10. David Mack

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    ^ Every time I think S&S can't screw up that book's sales any worse, they find a new way. Forget what I said about eBooks and just buy it used from AbeBooks.
     
  11. Hartzilla2007

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    Wow the reprinting problems for Reap the Whirlwind make me glad I got my copy while ot was still in print.
     
  12. Relayer1

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    I'd like to see another TOS series like Vanguard.

    Maybe a little less structured and maybe less regular, but something adding depth to the 23rd Century era and picking up some of the Vanguard characters as well as the old favourites.
     
  13. Mysterion

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    Love the Vanguard series. Really captured the feel of the TOS-era for me. Was simultaneously sad to see it end and ahppy that they didn't milk it until it became stale or silly.
     
  14. nightwind1

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    Vanguard was awesome, but I don't think it quite tops Diane Duane's Rihannsu series.
     
  15. Sho

    Sho Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Reap situation is particularly crappy considering it's the board's most liked Trek novel among the ones we have review threads for (to the degree that the polls are comparable given the different sets of voters, etc etc).
     
  16. JD

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    I really don't understand that. I don't see why they feel they have to mark up the price of the E-book. I can kind of see when it's a newly released E-book, and they want to to keep things competitive, but it seems kind of crappy to me to mark it up after it's been the lower price for years.
     
  17. USS Firefly

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    I've ordered Vanguard book1 Harbinger!
     
  18. Patrick O'Brien

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    I noticed on David Mack's blog that he has a few projects in the works with S&S. Looking forward to hearing about what they are:)
     
  19. Skywalker

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    I've only read the first book. Money's been tight recently so I haven't been able to pick up the rest of the series. It's killing me because I loved Harbinger and I want to see what happens and be able to read all the spoilery review threads! :lol:
     
  20. E-DUB

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    I loved Vanguard. It brought a gritty DS9 ambiance to the 23rd century.