The Past Decade of Trek Lit

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Mr Light, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. LMFAOschwarz

    LMFAOschwarz Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, it's kind of like eating a piece of delicious chocolate cake. "Boy, the rest of that cake looks gooood!". Eat it, and it's going to be a long, long time until you even want to look at one again! :barf:
     
  2. Mr Light

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    Serpents Among the Ruins by David R. George III (September 2003), set in 2311 aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) under the command of Captain John Harriman. This book chronicles the events of the Tomed Incident, when the Romulans withdrew from contact with other races.

    This sounds like a cool premise... anybody read this? Any good? It's by the author of 34th Rule!
     
  3. DorkBoy [TM]

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    Yes. That is one of my all-time favorite Trek books.
     
  4. Rowan Sjet

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    ^ Agreed! Brillaint book.
     
  5. ryan123450

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    Yes one of the best!
     
  6. Mr Light

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    I'm gonna buy it!
     
  7. Thrawn

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    Fantastic choice :)

    It's a bit of a slow starter, but the ending will smack you in the face. With awesome.
     
  8. JD

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    Good choice. Serpents is one of my favorite books in general. You might also want to check out the next book in The Lost Era series, The Art of the Impossible, it's great too.
     
  9. Skywalker

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    I remember when I first bought that. "A book about Harriman? Really?" From what I understand now, the salvaging of Harriman's character began with The Captain's Daughter by Peter David, but I wasn't aware of that novel at the time. So I was initially skeptical, but then I actually sat down and read the book, and I was blown away. It really is an excellent book. :techman:
     
  10. Mr Light

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    I'm 2/3 of the way through Art of the Impossible right now.
     
  11. Mr Light

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    Hey, turns out I procured but never read 3 DS9 books, were these any good?

    Hollow Men. Worlds of DS9: Cardassia/Andor. Worlds of DS9: Trill Bajor.
     
  12. Sci

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    ^^ Yes. All of them.
     
  13. Slyvon

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    I *just* finished Worlds of DS9: Trill/Bajor last night! They're fun, quick reads, and I'm amazed how much history and culture exists on these planets. I could read an entire series on the rebuilding of Cardassia.

    All the plots and characters however spawn from the previous eight DS9 novels, so hopefully you're reading those first!

    Now off to starting the last Worlds of DS9: Dominion and Ferenginar - which given the authors I'm sure I'm going to love!
     
  14. Mr Light

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    I'm not sure how interested I'll be in Andor or Bajor or Trill stories... Cardassia, Ferenginar, and the Dominion, on the other hand...
     
  15. Slyvon

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    I would recommend the Bajor story because it sets up the next group of Novels. Plus it stars the Siskos and the rest of the DS9 family.
     
  16. Mr Light

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    I just finished "The Art of the Impossible", which I found very enjoyable despite the fact that it mainly followed original characters. I really liked how many vital bits of Trek backstory were woven into a single story that touched on the lives of so many important characters. I can't even remember all the events that happened such as the origin of Worf and the death of Troi's father. I also liked seeing the conflict between the Klingons and Cardassians. I liked how comically petty and inept most of the Klingons and Cardassians were.

    I don't remember the DS9 Relaunch books anymore but do they establish right off the bat that Dax and Vaughn knew each other and didn't care for one another?

    Are the rest of the Lost Era books this important to Trek continuity? I bought the Serpents one by David George so I'll read that now.
     
  17. tomswift2002

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    It's been 10 years since I read the mini-series, but the 2298 book (The Sundered) contains background info for a race that reappears in "Taking Wing"---or is it "The Red King"? Sundered sets up stuff for one of the first two Titan novels.

    The rest tend to be stand-alone's--- "Well Of Souls" takes place within "The Art Of The Impossible", since TAOTI covers about 2 decades; Souls also gives us a rare glimpse into life on the Enterprise-C. As I recall Souls felt like a possible "Pilot" for a book series that really went nowhere. "Deny Thy Father" and "Catalyst Of Sorrows" are early adventures for Riker and Sisko, taking place while they are either in the Academy or with them as ensigns and lieutenants.
     
  18. JD

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    The Sundered was followed up in The Red King.
     
  19. KRAD

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    Thanks muchly!


    That they knew each other was established early on, yes, though the disdain they initially had came was first established in TAOTI.
     
  20. DorkBoy [TM]

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    Well of Souls is the only other memorable book in that group of Lost Era books for me.

    It was kind of a love it or hate it book. I enjoyed it but it was very dense - not light reading for sure.

    Definitely read Serpents, it was the best of the bunch. :)
     

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