That's all true. I was just trying to think of novels that 'felt' like they could be part of the shows and many of Duane's novels just don't 'feel' like original series episodes. I was just trying to think of a good Star Trek story that feels like it could be just another episode of the TV series where there are no continuity issues (granted, most novels would probably be more like a 3 or 4 part episode but they can still 'feel' like just another episode). I figured since there were plenty of Star Trek books that fit the bill....they're great books that have the feel of the TV series and don't conflict with what's on screen, why not start with something like that. Certainly you can always dive into other types of novels down the road. I'd never let continuity issues stop me from reading other novels.