I like Diane Carey's stories. I'm reading her Captain's Table book now for Captain Janeway. Her books are written quite a bit different from other authors. I see her background reflected in her books, but being that I have very little familiarity with it personally, I always find the details in her book a bit hard to follow at points. I find that I have to re-read paragraphs because I suddenly realize I missed something important or something I didn't quite understand. I don't intend that as a criticism, and I don't mind the different style so much. But it ends up taking me twice as long to get through her books. As a comparison I read the last DS9 Gamma book in about 2 weeks. I've been reading Carey's Captain's Table for 2 weeks and am only about halfway through it. Her stories are always very good, so I don't think twice about reading them, but I have to make sure I stay focused when reading it.