Novelverse "facts" you've taken into your head-canon

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by WarpTenLizard, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 7, 2015
    Planet Spaceball
    The "Star Trek" novels are not considered canon, which is good news for those of us who take issue with some of them, or who just want to imagine our own continuation of the shows we love. However, there are certain "facts" about the characters, species or worlds revealed in the novels that I love so much, I personally like to believe they are "true" even when watching the shows.

    For me, these include:

    - The Andorians having four genders
    - The Trill being marsupials
    - Author Christopher L. Bennett's explanation of Fluidic space from the short story "Places of Exile"

    What are some things from the books that you like to think of as true facts for the world of "Star Trek?"
  2. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    Basically all of it :techman:
  3. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Oct 23, 2017
    Everything from the Enterprise series after the tv series.
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  4. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Until/unless we get series set after Voyager and Nemesis the books are what happened next for me.
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  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    Basically I prefer what was done in “Starfleet Year One” and consider that the start to TOS-TAS-TNG-DS9-VOY.
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  6. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

    May 22, 2000
    Vanguard happened.

    It’s true. All of it.
  7. Brennyren

    Brennyren Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 20, 2003
    near Pittsburgh, PA
    While I know Diane Duane's Rihannsu books were rendered non-canonical by the presentation of "Romulus" and "Remus" in Nemesis (just one of the reasons I don't like Nemesis!), whenever I think of Romulans I still find myself thinking of Diane's Rihannsu history.
  8. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

    Jul 12, 2001
    Victoria, Australia
    Trelane is Q's illegitimate son (Q-Squared).

    Sure, it's contradicted in Voyager, but if anyone can get around canon quirks, it's the Q.
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  9. thribs

    thribs Commodore Commodore

    Oct 23, 2017
    Was it because of Remus because Kirk does mention that in their debut episode.
  10. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Most of the post DS9 novels are "the real stuff" for me (give or take a few) but I especially like the novelverse take on the Breen.
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  11. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    Actually the "we are Romulans!" from way back in "Balance of Terror" alone contradicts the idea that "Romulan" is a name humans gave the Rihannsu. ENT: "Minefield" later gave us a Romulan/human first contact where they introduced themselves as Romulans.
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  12. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    Basicly what ryan123450 and JD said.
  13. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 1, 2006
    Rutland UK
    Shatnerverse ;)

    I also like some of the Lost Era stuff set between Generations and Encounter at Farpoint, as well as thePost-series stuff for ENT, TNG and DS9, the way the characters and universe has moved on is fascinating
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  14. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

    Jun 2, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    That the first Borg drone was basically German. (ST: Destiny). That’s where efficiency comes from! :bolian:
  15. Jinn

    Jinn Temporal Location: 1988 Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2015
    The Blue Area of the Moon
    Wasn't the German MACO the one who killed himself by walking into cold water?
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  16. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    Columbia's Engineer, Karl something, was one of the first drones, but wasn't he Austrian?

    EDIT: Just checked, yup, Austrian.
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  17. φ of π

    φ of π Captain Captain

    Aug 26, 2016
    Unimatrix √-1
    Novels are published fanfiction.

    Then again, the TV episodes are fanfiction scripts that got broadcast.

    For better or worse.

    See: Caeliar (race), Threshold (VOY ep)
  18. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 7, 2013
    I am reading your (and Kevin Dilmore) Vanguard novel now and it is REAL.
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  19. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Worf becoming Picard's XO on the Enterprise-E.

    The Titan being a Luna-class starship.
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  20. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    No, they're licensed tie-ins. Fanfiction is something you do for fun, as a hobby, with complete freedom to do whatever you feel like. Tie-in fiction is paid, contracted professional work that has to meet the approval of editors and licensors. They're profoundly different things, just as playing pro basketball is very different from playing a pickup game in the park, or just as being a restaurant chef is very different from cooking recreationally at home.