Only as far as it wouldn't be part of some big crossover. To me, Titan has been at it's best when it's dealing with new races, new planets. The first two books in the series, as much as I like M&M, were going over ground we've already seen, follow ups to Nemesis and The Sundered. Orion's Hounds was excellent. Sword of Damocles was also good. Not quite at the level of OH but an enjoyable read. Then came Destiny. A good story although too dark for my tastes. Well written and it had the desired effect of removing the Borg from the table. Then we got Over a Torrent Sea, another excellent book from Christopher. Synthesis was a great follow up. A truly alien encounter. Now we're back among the familiar faces. The Gorn haven't had a lot of screen time but are a favorite to some. Fair enough but I'd prefer to see something new. Titan should be about first contacts and strange new life. Encountering another familiar race should be the last thing they should do. A random encounter with an established race makes space seem to small, too cozy. So, in answer to your question, no, not really.