Generic, but Pertinent Question

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by DS9_Klingon, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'm watching, or was recently watching by the time time you read this; Voyager Season 4 episode 17 and 18, I think...Hirogen's playing or 'Hunting' in the Holodeck as German Solider's/Dare I say impersonating
    Nazi's....Janeway and 7 of 9 are part of a French Resistance..Vive Le Petain!!! I mean...LoL...History joke..I'm a World War 1 junkie and Petain well By WWII..smh...
    I apologize for the brief digression. My actual question, besides Mr. Mack's upcoming Titan release featuring the Husnock.......What, if any, titles exist that feature a 'rare' alien race ?
    I get it, my UN has 'Klingon' in it Lol, but seriously, and I'll preface this by saying no offense by any means, but it's to the point of Ad Nasuem with Klingons and Romulans and we know about the Borg, etc....I'd like to dive into a decent title with a rare, ideally hostile, alien race that the Federation has to tackle...Help!!
    Of course, growing up with TNG, DS9 and Voyager, an Alien race excluding TOS options, would be ideal.....Wait...Im not a hater-->I'm 75% done with Greg Cox's Child of Two Worlds and am loving it!!

    Thank in advance!!
     
  2. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Huh? I can’t understand what you’re asking. At all.
     
  3. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Simply put--->Does a non-TOS novel(s) exist that features a rare, non-generic (These are Generic
    -->Klingon, Borg, Romulan--> So NOT these races) alien race, that's hostile such as the Hirogen or Species 8472-->These ARE rare examples of Species non-existent (Maybe?) in the Novel Universe exist ?
     
  4. Guest12

    Guest12 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I think the OP is asking for book recommendations that center around less widely explored species seen onscreen (i.e. not the Klingons, Romulans, Borg)?
     
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  5. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Yes! :beer:

     
  6. Guest12

    Guest12 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Kirstin Beyer's Voyager relaunch novels have done a good job of revisiting a number of the species the ship encountered on their original journey - sometimes species like the Voth and other times groups like Riley's people from "Unity". Species 8472 also make a reappearance in those novels, though.
     
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  7. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    Voyager: Her Klingon Soul and Mosaic deal with the Kazons.

    The DS9 gateways entry features the Hirogen, who also make a cameo in Destiny.
     
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  8. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was a bit confused by his example since I didn't think the Hirogen were that underused.
     
  9. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    I guess part of the confusion people are having stems from the fact that there are literally hundreds of Star Trek novels that don’t focus on the Klingons, Romulans, or Borg. So it’s hard to know where to begin with recommendations.
     
  10. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Ryan-- As you might assume, based on how long I've been a member of this forum, I'm new to the Novel Universe. Please Pardon my current level of knowledge.

    Love your website FYI keep it up!! :)
     
  11. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hi Todd and James--Please, let me know what titles (BOOKS, not television episodes) that include the Hirogen. I'm, quite intrigued by them.


     
  12. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks! It’s alot of fun having it and keeping it going.

    My comment wasn’t meant in a negative way, just saying it’s hard to know where to start. As far as your specific recomendation request, the only book I can recall that deals with the Hirogen is DS9: Demons of Air and Darkness. Of course if you think you might want to read the post-finale DS9 books anyway (and they are some of the best Treklitout there), you might as well start 3 books earlier with DS9: Avatar.
     
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  13. Jinn

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    And the whole overarching plot of the early DS9 relaunch involved a species from a single TNG episode.

    The parasites from "Conspiracy".
     
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    ............there are probably hundreds of Star Trek novels spotlighting lesser-known species.
     
  15. JD

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    @DS9_Klingon are you interested in stories that are part of the ongoing relaunch series or just stand alones?
     
  16. DS9_Klingon

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    @JD --> At this point, beggar's can't be chooser's, if you get my jist lol. So, all of the above. :)
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    We can probably narrow it to down to lesser-seen species previously seen on the TV shows.

    Like maybe the Hortas or the Calamarain or Gorns or whatever.
     
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  18. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    The graphic novel The Gorn Crisis is a cool farther exploration of the Gorn in the 24th century.
     
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    Jinn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The first, second and third Typhon Pact books deal with the Breen, Gorn and Tholians as well as the Andorians.
     
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  20. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    My suggestion: Go to Memory Beta and use its search engine to type in the names of screen-used aliens you like - and see what novel links there are. Or use Google and add "Memory Beta" as a descriptor.

    eg: http://memory-beta.wikia.com/wiki/Hirogen
     
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