What Star Trek novels are ONLY available as e-books?

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  1. Kernos

    Kernos Cadet Newbie

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    Does anyone have a list or point me to a link of Star Trek books that are ONLY available as e-books.

    I got a Kindle for Christmas and want to read what I may have missed.

    TIA,

    Kernos
     
  2. reech

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  3. William Leisner

    William Leisner Scribbler Rear Admiral

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    Some of the older Trek titles may be out of print/out of stock indefinitely as paperbacks, but available as downloads (though those generally are not too difficult to find used).

    Then there is DS9: Cathedral, a newer book that's gone out of print, which is selling for up to $85 on Amazon Marketplace, but only $5.59 as a Kindle edition.
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Not a novel, but another Pocket Books eBook-only publication is "The Magic of Tribbles: The Making of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, Trials and Tribble-ations" by Terry Erdmann.

    It's excellent, and was my first eBook purchase.
     
  5. Judith Sisko

    Judith Sisko Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've had my cursor poised over the "Buy Me" button a few times for this. It's good, then??

    My first eBook purchase was "Distant Early Warning"

    SCE and Vanguard, what a combination!!

    JS
     
  6. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    I enjoyed it, and wish we could've had a hardcopy version, perhaps even an expanded edition with more photos.



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  7. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Sure! Loved it!

    By memory, some of the pics were a bit distorted, but that could have been an incompatibility with my first iMac. (My old PowerMac couldn't download eBooks and my PC at work had a firewall.)
     
  8. tmclough

    tmclough Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    How good would it (The Magic of Tribbles) be on an e-ink display, as the OP indicated they had received a Kindle? My guess is that the e-ink wouldn't do the photos justice.
     
  9. Therin of Andor

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    No idea, but it's the words I wanted to read. Most of the pics are frame grabs from the episode, IIRC.
     
  10. Nerroth

    Nerroth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Speaking of Distant Early Warning, is there any indication that it may be published in-print - wither alone or in a collection - at some point in the future?
     
  11. Stevil2001

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    Presumably, it'll show up in the Corps of Engineers: What's Past collection, whenever that finally materializes. Not that I'm anxious for it or anything.
     
  12. ronny

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    I had no idea that existed. Thanks for the info.
     
  13. Judith Sisko

    Judith Sisko Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Some of it would depend on your eReader. For instance, the Sony has 8 levels of grayscale; the Kindle and the nook both have 16.

    JS
     
  14. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Mr Erdmann owes me a commission. ;)
     
  15. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    The Sony Reader PRS-900 does have 16 shades.

    As for eBook readers and Star Trek, it's a good way to easily get Star Trek books that are now out of print. All of the eBooks that S&S sell are ePub and the Kindle won't handle that. So if you have some you bought from S&S in the past and want to redownload them, forget the Kindle as a choice as they won't work. However, on a Sony Reader, they'll work very well.
     
  16. Judith Sisko

    Judith Sisko Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    sigh...

    Some of it would depend on your eReader. For instance, the Sony Pocket Reader (PRS-300) and the Sony Touch Edition (PRS-600) have 8 levels of grayscale; the Kindle, the nook, and the Sony Daily Edition (PRS-900) [which costs $140 more than either the Kindle or nook] all have 16.

    (Good grief!)
     

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