So, at a certain point I started to fall behind when it came to Star Trek novels. While I used to read them avidly as they came out, I started to slip further and further behind, especially when it came to what I've come to think of the "Destiny Era" books, those novels set after Nemesis, the chronologically final part of the canon. Though I have read almost a hundred Star Trek books over the past seven years, the last Destiny Era novel I read was Titan: Synthesis by James Swallow, way back in February 2010! I've been keeping a list, of course, and now I'm nearly fifty books behind. I've read the set-up of the Typhon Pact in Destiny: A Singular Destiny, but never actually read the Typhon Pact novels themselves; I basically left off just before they got started. Now, finally, I'm going to start tackling that list. Forumgoers may be familiar with my Deep Space Nine reread, and I'm going to take a similar format here, writing up my general thoughts on each novel, plus other random ideas as may occur to me. So that I don't drown in Star Trek novels, I'm going to do them in batches of five in chronological order: read five, then do some other books, then do five more, and so on. I did something similar to this for Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, and it took me nineteen months to get through 34 books, so I anticipate that this will take me something on the order of 30 months, so I guess I can look forward to wrapping up in December 2019. By which time there will be even more books! I said I'd be starting with the Typhon Pact novels, but that's not quite true. There are some books set before Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire that I think will provide some context and set-up and otherwise tie into the Destiny Era stuff, so I'll start with them. (I briefly considered titling this The Typhon Pact and Beyond and Before, but decided that was too silly.) So as soon as I post this, I'll start to read the first of my first five: Phase One: 2268-83, 2377-81 1. The Original Series: From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward 2. The Original Series: Allegiance in Exile by David R. George III 3. The Rings of Time by Greg Cox 4. The Original Series: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward 5. Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack Comments as I go are of course welcome.