I purchased two used TNG numbered books at a book store near my house yesterday. "Chains of Command"(#21) by Bill McCay and Eloise Flood and "Balance of Power"(33) by Dafydd Ab Hugh. Started reading #21, so far so good. I plan on slowly reading older TNG novels when i get a chance and I have a few questions. Are there any essential books or standouts I should look for regarding the TNG numbered books? Maybe an old thread on BBS that could be consulted? Any general info on the numberd books (ones to read or those I should skip) would be helpful.