Best Trek books

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Lapis Exilis, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Lapis Exilis

    Lapis Exilis Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What are the best Trek books? I'm wondering if there's any consensus in fandom on this question.
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    I have a hearty love of old Trek novels, The Entropy Effect; Uhura's Song; My Enemy, My Ally; Spock's World are a few faves. But I've also read and loved newer ones (Survivors; The Lives of Dax), though I feel a bit out of the loop for the past several years.

    But I've read nearly as much Trek commentary, from the old Best of Trek books (collections of articles from Trek magazine 1974-1994 or thereabouts; I could rarely get my hands on the actual mag), but also loved Enterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek and I'm just starting Star Trek: The Human Frontier.

    How about you?
     
  2. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

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    I guess this is something for the Literature forum......
     
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  5. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

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    1. Sarek - TOS
    2. Yesterday's Son - TOS
    3. DS9 - Terok Nor Trilogy
    4. The Neverending Sacrifice - DS9
    5. Fallen Heroes - DS9
    6. The Three-Minute- Universe - TOS
    7. Q-in-Law - TNG
    8. Dragon's Honor - TNG
    9. Crucible - McCoy - The Provenance of Shadows
    10. Unity - DS9
    11. Section 31 - Control
    12. A Time to..... books, especially the last three novels
    13. The Left Hand of Destiny I+II, DS9
    14. Star Trek Destiny Trilogy
    15. All of the Vanguard novels.

    Just to name a few of my favorites.....
     
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  6. DS9forever

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    A Stitch in Time & The 34th Rule from DS9.
     
  7. Leutnant Tamara Jagellovsk

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    How could I forget these two books? DS9 simply has many great novels.....
     
  8. Nyotarules

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    Star Trek Vanguard series
    The Never ending sacrifice
    Star Trek Destiny series
    Star Trek New Frontier series
    Star Trek Myriad universe books
    Worlds of Star Trek series
    Star Trek Mirror universe books
     
  9. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    All of Vanguard. Vanguard is pretty much the only TrekLit series I ever recommend to non-Trek fans.
     
  10. Reanok

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    Ditto the whole Vanguard series is good. TNG Imzadi by Peter David. Diane Duane's Romulan book series is one of my all time favorite series of novels. Spock's World.Also the Myriad Universe books too.
     
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    Star trek Destiny
    Star Trek Vanguard series
    The lost Era novels
    And the early DS9 novels set after the show
     
  12. XCV330

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    Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual.
     
  13. JD

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    I think there are just way to many books, and way to many fans with vastly different tastes for there to ever be a consensus on one, single best Trek book ever.
    As for my favorites:
    The Titan series
    The Vanguard series
    The Myriad Universes series
    The Mirror Universe series
    TNG: Imzadi
    TNG: Q-Squared
    The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins
    The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible
    The Lost Era: The Buried Age
    Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers
    The Destiny series
    A Time to Kill/Heal/War, Peace
    Articles of the Federation
    The early DS9 Relaunch
    The second phase of the Voyager Relaunch
     
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    Vanguard
    Destiny
    The Voyager relaunch once Kirsten Beyer takes over

    I recommend all three of these to non-Trek fans and they pretty universally love them. The only thing about Beyer's Voyager books is you have to realize that she spends the whole first novel picking up the pieces from a bunch of other books that came before and putting them away so that at the end she can start her own stories. If you're willing to just go with it for one book, then the rest follows from there beautifully and is one of my favorite novel series ever.
     
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    Engines of Destiny.
     
  16. King Daniel Beyond

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    Fiction:
    Too many to count, but...
    Prime Directive
    Crossroad
    Dreadnought!
    Final Frontier
    The Lost Years
    Q-Squared
    Vendetta
    Dark Mirrror

    Nonfiction Fiction:
    Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise
    The Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology
    FASA TNG Officer's Manual

    Nonfiction:
    Inside Star Trek
     
  17. Reanok

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    Enterprise The good that man do By Andy Mangels and Micheal A. Martin.
     
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    The Q Continuum trilogy
    No Time like the Past
    The First half of the New Frontier novels

    The Enterprise novels are good as well. Love how they try and make everything fit into the lore. I hope we get more in the future.
     
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  19. GaryH

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    Anything by Una McCormack is really good as well.
    I also agree with the Early New Frontier and Mirror Universe recommendations.
    The Enterprise War is a recent Discovery novel that you can pick up in most book stores if you want a fun in print story
     
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  20. Julio Angel Ortiz

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    In no particular order and missing other amazing books:

    Star Trek: Destiny trilogy
    Star Trek: Titan - Orion's Hounds
    Star Trek: Titan - Synthesis
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma
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    Star Trek: Crucible Book One: Provenance of Shadows
    Star Trek: New Frontier - Stone and Anvil