Best Book for a Specific Character

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  1. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Pretty much self-explanatory. Name an ST character, then a novel that, in your opinion, best showcases that character. Here we go: Leonard McCoy, "Crucible 1-Provenance of Shadows".
     
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  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    “Doctor’s Orders” Dr. McCoy
     
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  3. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    I haven't read THE ENTERPRISE WAR yet, but prior to DISCO, the definitive Pike novel was probably BURNING DREAMS by Margaret Wander Bonanno.
     
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  4. GaryH

    GaryH Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Who also wrote the definitive Saavik novel, Unspoken Truth
     
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  5. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

    Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Can anyone name good books featuring Beverly and LaForge as main characters? Also many things from Sisko's past remain still mysterious....
     
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  6. Daddy Todd

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    Q-In-Law - Lwaxana Troi
     
  7. JD

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    I haven't read Metamorphosis, so for me the definitive Data novel is Immortal Coil.



    I think you've got your titles mixed up, Q2 is the Voyager episode with Q's son. Do you mean Q-Squared?


    Can't think of anything focusing squarely on Beverly, but we do have Indistinguishable from Magic for Geordi.
     
  8. 20fridge

    20fridge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Brinkmanship and The Missing both feature Crusher more heavily than the average Trek novel.
     
  9. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

    Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Indeed, I mixed up the titles, I meant Q-Squared....;)

    I didn't like IFM, but for Geordi we have the Genesis Wave books.....
     
  10. borgboy

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    I actually had a friend ask me for the best book for Beverly last night. My recommendation was QSquared.
     
  11. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

    Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I remember nice scenes involving Beverly in Dragon's Honor....

    Death in Winter is the novel per excellence featuring Beverly! I just forgot it.... :D
     
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  12. JD

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    I've still never read Death in Winter, when it came out the overall reaction here seemed to be "meh", and I wasn't at a point where I read every TNG relaunch book like I do now. I have thought about going back and reading it, and Resistance, which I also skipped due to the reaction on here.
     
  13. Starbreaker

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    Riker/Deanna - Imzadi
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  14. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    The first 2 Voyager relaunch books by Kirsten Beyer, Full Circle and Unworthy, turn Chakotay into the character we always wanted him to be.
     
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  17. tomswift2002

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    Just saw “Whom Gods Destroy” on SPACE last night and it had Captain/Lord Garth in it.

    And there was the “Garth of Izaar” book.
     
  18. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've heard that if Steve Ihnat hadn't passed away that Garth might have been the baddie in ST2 rather than Khan.
     
  19. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    I'm glad they didn't go that route. Garth was cured at the end of the episode. Granted, treating mental illness as something that can be easily cured is really simplistic, but at least it's more optimistic and positive than the tendency of fiction to treat it as something that dooms a person to perpetual relapses into villainy.
     
  20. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I never did enjoy the Garth episode. I only watched some of it the other night because I was flipping through channels and there was nothing else on.