I've been making my way through Vonda McIntyre's novel Enterprise: The First Adventure, and trying to keep track of details that carry over between McIntyre's other ST novels. One small detail that I thought I recognized was that Spock has a meditation stone in his quarters, that he sits on for meditation. I peaked back into the pages of The Wrath of Khan novelization and found it there, too (haven't gone further back to Entropy Effect yet. Just for fun I googled "Spock's Meditation Stone" to see if any online ST references were attentive enough to document it. I ended up stumbling on a series of hardcopy guide books to ST novels instead, called Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels. It's a series of books in several volumes that compiles information from the novels, and included Spock's meditation stone as part of the inventory of items he keeps in his quarters. There are several volumes to this reference series, seeming to start with a volume that covers all the 1970's, then the next early one covers 1980-'83. After that they cover ranges of 2 or 3 years. I poked around on one volume through google books, and it seemed pretty comprehensive. The excerpt samples on amazon show what seems to be an extensive glossary/encyclopedia section, then a listing of stardates of significance within a given novel, and then there's a section where a selection of quotes directly from a given novel are singled out. Has anyone else come across this series of reference guides? I like Voyages of Imagination a great deal for it's behind the scenes, but this looks like a deep dive into the contents of the novels. Like the Star Trek Encyclopedia, except for the novels. I know we have very handy online resources like Memory Alpha and Memory Beta, but they didn't catch information about Spock's mediation stone. How much luck would I have if I tried to google obscure stuff like Rumaiy or Kumburanya? Does anyone have any volumes of the series, are they good/helpful? I've been having fun compiling my own home-made compendium for TOS novels I've been reading through, but I'm wondering if these books would be easier?