Trek Books You Read in 2014

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by EnriqueH, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. bfollowell

    bfollowell Captain Captain

    Sep 10, 2010
    Evansville, IN, USA
    I agree that is one heck of a list. I wish I could get paid to read at work! Instead, I'd likely get fired. I guess it all depends on the type of job you have. My job isn't one that allows me to do that. If I was reading, there'd be something else I wasn't doing that I should be. I guess it comes with being a maintenance supervisor for a major auto manufacturer. Not a lot of slack or downtime. Stevil2001 and smellincoffee, I am definitely envious of your obvious speed reading abilities, as well as your being able to find the time to read so much. Enjoy and more power to you!
  2. Thrawn

    Thrawn Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Washington, DC
    I was aiming for 100 novels / ebooks this year and almost made it... ended up at 96. 34 were Trek:

    Eugenics Wars 1
    Eugenics Wars 2
    To Reign in Hell

    TOS Standalone:
    Assignment: Eternity
    The Rings of Time
    That Which Divides
    From History's Shadow
    No Time Like the Past

    What Judgments Come
    Storming Heaven
    In Tempest's Wake

    Second Nature
    Point of Divergence

    Lost Era:
    One Constant Star

    Voyager pre-relaunch:
    The Black Shore
    Dark Matters: Cloak and Dagger
    Dark Matters: Ghost Dance
    Dark Matters: Shadow of Heaven

    Voyager Beyer:
    Acts of Contrition

    TNG post-Nemesis:
    The Light Fantastic
    Q Are Cordially Uninvited

    DS9 post-Fall:
    Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)
    ...(almost finished The Missing, got it done today.)

    Absent Enemies

    Watching the Clock
    Forgotten History
    The Collectors

    Section 31:

    The Fall:
    Peaceable Kingdoms
  3. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    Well, I am in graduate school and I teach literature, so a lot of them I read for my job, so to speak. And I actually do, as suggested above, read a decent amount of comic books for pleasure because they're easier to fit in around the books I read for "work." I am a fast reader (hence my choice of profession), but I am also really self-conscious about getting in a lot of reading time: I always read for pleasure over breakfast and before I go to sleep. Never ever use the computer during breakfast.

    Anyway, you got me curious, so I worked out how they all break down.

    Books for Teaching or Research: 39
    Collected Comic Books or Graphic Novels: 65
    Other Pleasure Reading: 39

    Whoa, that is a lot of comics, huh. Some do take a while (the 52 Omnibus collected 52 comics!), but four issues of the mediocre Doctor Who comic just fly by!
  4. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Commodore Commodore

    Jul 2, 2014
    Do you read anywhere? Or do you have a special room or chair?
  5. Plaristes

    Plaristes Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 27, 2011
    Notre Dame, IN
    Not counting non-fiction, this year I read 87 books and short stories. Of those, 9 were Trek. In the order I read them:

    Larry Nemecek, ST: Stellar Cartography: Selections from the Federation Astronomy Library
    David Mack, ST:TNG: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory
    David Mack, ST:TNG: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons
    Keith R.A. DeCandido, ST: The Klingon Art of War
    David Mack, ST:TNG: Cold Equations: The Body Electric
    Christopher L. Bennett, ST:E: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel
    David R. George III, ST: The Fall: Revelation and Dust
    Una McCormack, ST: The Fall: The Crimson Shadow
    Christopher L. Bennett, ST:DTI: The Collectors
  6. drc

    drc Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 3, 2004
    Mirror U: Sorrows of Empire
    Mirror U: Glass Empires
    VAN: Reap the Whirlwind
    VAN: Open Secrets
    VAN: Declassified (half-finished before it went back to library)
    VAN: Precipice
    Typhon Pact: All books
    Cold Equations: All books
    The Fall: Books 1-4
    TOS: Allegiance in Exile
    DTI: The Collectors
    ENT: Tower of Babel
  7. Kinggodzillak

    Kinggodzillak Captain Captain

    Jul 10, 2007
    A lot;

    03/04/2014 – 04/04/2014 – TOS: A Choice of Catastrophes
    07/04/2014 – 11/04/2014 – DS9: Twist of Faith
    11/04/2014 – 14/04/2014 – TNG: Blaze of Glory
    14/04/2014 – 23/04/2014 – DS9: These Haunted Seas
    24/04/2014 – 25/04/2014 – TOS: The Better Man
    28/04/2014 – 29/04/2014 – DS9: Cathedral
    30/04/2014 – DS9: Lesser Evil
    01/05/2014-02/05/2014 - DS9: Rising Son
    05/05/2014 – 07/05/2014 – DS9: Unity
    07/05/2014 – 09/05/2014 – TOS: No Time Like the Past
    11/05/2014 – TOS: Seasons of Light and Darkness
    12/05/2014 – 13/05/2014: TOS: The Pandora Principle
    14/05/2014 – 16/05/2014: TOS: Unspoken Truth
    27/05/2014 – 28/05/2014: TOS: Devil’s Bargain
    28/05/2014 – 30/05/2014: TOS: The Weight of Worlds
    02/06/2014 – 03/06/2014: TOS: The Covenant of the Crown
    03/06/2014 – 04/06/2014: TNG: The Children of Hamlin
    04/06/2014 – 06/06/2014: TOS: That Which Divides
    09/06/2014 – 11/06/2014: DS9: Worlds of DS9 Volume 1 – Cardassia and Andor
    11/06/2014 – 13/06/2014: DS9: Worlds of DS9 Volume 2 – Trill and Bajor
    16/06/2014 – 17/06/2014: DS9: Worlds of DS9 Volume 3 – The Dominion and Ferenginar
    18/06/2014 – 19/06/2014: DS9: Warpath
    23/06/2014 – 24/06/2014: DS9: Fearful Symmetry
    25/06/2014 – 26/06/2014: DS9: The Soul Key
    30/06/2014 – 02/07/2014: DS9: A Stitch in Time
    03/07/2014 – 04/07/2014: TNG: Rogue Saucer
    14/07/2014 – 15/07/2014: Destiny #1
    15/07/2014 – 17/07/2014: Destiny #2
    17/07/2014 – 18/07/2014: Destiny #3
    21/07/2014 – 22/07/2014: A Singular Destiny
    23/07/2014 – 24/07/2014: TNG: Losing the Peace
    24/07/2014 – 25/07/2014: TOS: The Disinherited
    28/07/2014 – 29/07/2014: TP: Zero Sum Game
    30/07/2014 – 31/07/2014: TP: Rough Beasts of Empire
    04/08/2014 – 06/08/2014: TP: Paths of Disharmony
    06/08/2014: TP: The Struggle Within
    07/08/2014 – 11/08/2014: TP: Plagues of Night
    11/08/2014 – 14/08/2014: TNG: Indistinguishable from Magic
    15/08/2014 – 16/08/2014: TOS: Twilight’s End
    26/08/2014 – 29/08/2014: TP: Raise the Dawn
    01/09/2014 – 02/09/2014: TP: Brinkmanship
    03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014: DS9: The Never-Ending Sacrifice
    08/09/2014 – 09/09/2014: TNG: Immortal Coil
    10/09/2014 – 11/09/2014: TNG: Cold Equations 1
    15/09/2014 – 16/09/2014: TNG: Cold Equations 2
    16/09/2014 – 17/09/2014: TNG: Cold Equations 3
  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Here' part 2 of my reading list Cast No shadow James Swallow, Un spoken, Truths Margaret Wander Bonnao, Ds9 Plague of Night Raise the Dawn by David R. George, Ds9 Soul Key. Q Zone Trilogy by Greg Cox. Star trek Sce Out of the Cocoon and No time like the past, TNG Rise like Lions.
  9. Cap'n Crunch

    Cap'n Crunch Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    My trek reading last year mostly in the order I read it:

    NF: Blind Man's Bluff by Peter David (started in 2013)
    A Very Klingon Khristmas by Paul Ruditis & Patrick Faircy
    Ongoing, Volume 3 (comic)
    The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow
    The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward
    VOY: Protectors by Kirsten Beyer
    TTN: Absent Enemies by John Jackson Miller
    TOS: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox
    ENT: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett
    Tales from the Captain's Table by Various
    TOS: Seasons of Light and Darkness by Michael A. Martin
    TOS: Serpents in the Garden by Jeff Mariotte
    TNG: Hive (comic)
    The Klingon Art of War by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    TLE: One Constant Star by David R. George III
    TNG: The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang
    TOS: The More Things Change by Scott Pearson
    SCE: The Belly of the Beast by Dead Wesley Smith
    SKRS: Second Nature by David Mack
    SKRS: Point of Divergence by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    SCE: Fatal Error by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    DS9: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
    VOY: Acts of Contrition by Kirsten Beyer
    SCE: Hard Crash by Christie Golden
    TNG: Q Are Cordially Uninvited... by Rudy Josephs
    S31: Disavowed by David Mack
    TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox
    SCE: Interphase by Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    DTI: The Collectors by Christopher L. Bennett
    Ships of the Line (2nd ed.)
    Nero (comic)
    DS9: The Missing by Una McCormack (finished this year)

    I'm also going to include my non-Trek reading:

    "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" by H.P. Lovecraft
    Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett
    Torchwood: The Lost Files (audio)
    The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
    The Walking Dead, Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars
    Emberverse series: The Protector's War by S.M. Stirling
    Monk: Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu by Lee Goldberg
    Castle: Storm Season (comic)
    Fable: "Reaver" by Peter David
    Once Upon a Time: Shadow of the Queen (comic)
    Stargate SG-1: Valhalla by Tim Waggoner
    Mass Effect: Evolution (comic)
    Grimm: The Icy Touch by John Shirley
    Torchwood: Consequences by Various
    Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
    Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming by Jo Graham & Melissa Scott
    Fringe: The Burning Man by Christa Faust
    The Walking Dead, Volume 4: The Heart's Desire
    Being Human: The Road by Simon Guerrier
    Walt Longmire: The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
    Supernatural: The Dogs of Edinburgh (comic)
    Firefly/Serenity: Those Left Behind (comic)
    Stargate SG-1: Ouroboros by Melissa Scott
    Torchwood: Lost Souls (audio)
    Walt Longmire: Death Without Company by Craig Johnson
    Castle: A Calm Before Storm (comic)
    Fable: "Jack of Blades" by Peter David
    Halo: Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund
  10. ICW

    ICW Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 17, 2009
    New Jersey
    TOS: Ex Machina (Personal rating 8/10)
    The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice (Personal rating 9/10)
    The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms (Personal rating 7.5/10)
    TNG: The Stuff Of Dreams (Personally rating 7.5/10)
    Voyager: Protectors (Personal rating 8/10)
    Titan: Absent Enemies (Personal rating 7.5/10)
    TNG graphic novel Forgiveness (Personal rating 7/10)
    Vanguard: In Tempest Wake (Personal rating 8/10)
    Seekers: Second Nature(Personal rating 8/10)
    Lust’s Latinum Lost (and Found) (Personal rating 7.5/10)
    Voyager: Acts of Contrition (Personal rating 8/10)
  11. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I read 103 books. The new job involves lots of time commuting on public transit...

    As far as Trek goes, I didn't feel like digging up all the titles but they pretty much fell into 3 categories:

    - All the 2013 titles I fell behind on.
    - All the 2014 titles until the 2nd Voyager book when I fell behind
    - The bulk of the old Voyager numbered books so I get get those off my unread shelf into a "read Star Trek" box. I think it was 16 of them. Man, that was brutal sometimes.

    Star Trek Reading Goals for 2015?
    - Finish up the 4 2014 books I'm behind on
    - Stay as up to date as possible on the 2015 books as they come up
    - Finish up the old TNG numbered books. I've just finished 3 which brings me down to 22 books, or 2 books a month for remaining months of the year.
    - A stretch goal is the 2nd Shatnerverse Trilogy.

    Assuming I hit my goals what I'll have left to read at the end of the year is:
    - What ever Shatnerverse books I haven't read yet
    - All 10 SNW, not really looking forward to that
    - And currently 35 old TOS numbered books.

    Then it's just staying caught up...
  12. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    I read 72 books this year (not counting short stories), which was down considerably from the 120 I read the year before, though I did read hundreds of Comics/Graphic Novels (whatever you prefer to call them), which took up time I would previously have spent reading books.

    Of those 72, 29 were Trek books:

    • Peaceable Kingdoms (The Fall) - Dayton Ward
    • Mission Gamma I: Twilight (DS9) - David R. George III
    • Mission Gamma II: This Grey Spirit (DS9) - Heather Jarman
    • A Time To Be Born (TNG) - John Vornholt
    • A Time To Die (TNG) - John Vornholt
    • A Time To Sow (TNG) - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    • A Time To Harvest (TNG) - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    • A Time to Love (TNG) - Robert Greenberger
    • A Time to Hate (TNG) - Robert Greenberger
    • Absent Enemies (Titan) - John Jackson Miller
    • A Time to Kill (TNG) - David Mack
    • A Time to Heal (TNG) - David Mack
    • A Time for War, A Time for Peace ( TNG) - Keith R A DeCandido
    • Mission Gamma III: Cathedral (DS9) - Martin & Mangels
    • Mission Gamma IV: Lesser Evil (DS9) - Robert Simpson
    • Rising Son (DS9) - S.D. Perry
    • Unity (DS9) - S.D. Perry
    • No Time Like The Past (TOS) - Greg Cox
    • The Siege (DS9) - Peter David
    • The Light Fantastic (TNG) - Jeffrey Lang
    • Seekers 1: Second Nature - David Mack
    • Star Trek: Seekers 2 - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
    • Lusts Latinum Lost (and found) (DS9) - Paula M Block
    • Cast No Shadow (Star Trek) - James Swallow
    • Q are cordially uninvited (TNG) - Rudy Josephs
    • Hollow Men (DS9) - Una McCormack
    • Section 31: Disavowed - David Mack
    • Full Circle - Kirsten Beyer
    • Unworthy - Kirsten Beyer

    I also read about half of Children of the Storm, but didn't finish it in the year so it doesn't count. Overall I read a lot of Trek in the first few months of the year, then tailed off and mostly read non-trek the rest of the year, with the exception of the new releases I was interested in, until December when I started reading the Voyage relaunch.
  13. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    2014 was a great year of trek reading for me. Lots of great books to enjoy, and a few re-reads as well :techman:

    I read 11 of the trek novel releases for 2014:
    The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms
    VOY: Protectors
    TOS: Serpents in the Garden
    ROTF: Tower of Babel
    TLE: One Constant Star
    TNG: The Light Fantastic
    Seekers 1: Second Nature
    VOY: Acts of Contrition
    S31: Disavowed
    TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise
    DS9: The Missing

    I also read some comics:
    Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever comic series
    Star Trek ongoing comic series #35-40

    I also got about half way through both Seekers 2: Point of Divergence, and DS9: Hollow Men. Both will be picked up again...they were put aside for other trek novels.

    Some trek books I re-read included:
    TNG: A Time for War, a Time for Peace
    TNG/GKN: Diplomatic Implausibility
    GKN: A Good Day to Die
    TLE: The Art of The Impossible
    A Singular Destiny

    Older trek novels I read for the first time included:
    DS9: Avatar book 1
    DS9: Avatar book 2
    DS9: Section 31: Abyss
    DS9: Gateways #4: Demons of Air and Darkness
    DS9: Mission Gamma #1: Twilight
    MyrU: Infinity's Prism
    MyrU: Echoes and Refractions
    MyrU: Shattered Light

    30+ trek stories read, and all of my re-reads were KRAD books. Can you tell I miss his trek work? Hopefully we get more from him in the future :techman:
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
  14. Claudia

    Claudia Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 23, 2006
    Sector 001
    Oh, I, second that. KRAD brings something unique to his novels, a certain brand of humour even in the most serious of stories which is sorely missing, consistent high quality... and his love for Star Trek which was reflected in every book he was involved with. I certainly hope he'll eventually be back in the novel-verse as well (at least he had a Trek-publication last year, so that's something, I guess).
  15. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

    Nov 28, 1999
    New York City
    Thank you both very much. That was very sweet of both of you to say. Know that it's appreciated. :bolian:
  16. Etoile

    Etoile Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 3, 2006
    Washington DC
    Only three Trek books, but a bunch of other fiction and non-fiction, plus a boatload of grad school reading. I could have read a lot more if not for grad school...

    TNG: Q&A - DeCandido
    TNG: Articles of the Federation - DeCandido
    TOS: Troublesome Minds - Galanter
  17. greenmystik

    greenmystik Captain Captain

    Oct 28, 2007
    I read 19 trek books last year. I had read up to the typhon pact back when it debuted in '11, then stopped b/c there were no new books. Started reading Star Wars, then came back to Trek in the middle of 2014. I love what they're doing with it so far.

    Just finished Brinkmanship and gonna take another break for a month or two, or however long it takes to finish the new series I started. I don't wanna catch up again then be left with no more new trek!
  18. Spocky8492

    Spocky8492 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 16, 2013
    Last year I was finally able to read Destiny. It took me a few years to read the books leading to Destiny but I eventually was able to read them for all series except DS9. So last year I read:

    - Homecoming
    - The Farther Shore
    - Old Wounds
    - Enemy of My Enemy
    - Destiny #1: Gods of Night
    - Destiny #2: Mere Mortals
    - Destiny #3: Lost Souls
    - A Singular Destiny
    - Losing the Peace
    - Over a Torrent Sea (which I started in 2014 and finished in 2015)

    That's between 9 and 10 Star Trek novels which is much more than the previous years. :bolian:

    From now on I will be able to continue up to the Typhon Pact and I already started with Full Circle.
  19. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Oct 13, 2004
    Lots of comics, lots of memoir/behind the scenes stuff, and some related stuff (Redshirts, for example).

    Several Ebook novellas -- I love these because I can polish them off in a single sitting.

    Novel-wise, it was three Voyager novels, and the most recent Rise of the Federation novel (I always read Christopher's stuff as soon as it comes out. He's the only Trek writer who I make time for upon release.)

    01/17/2014 Star Trek TNG: Beginnings (gn) by Michael Carlin/Pablo Marcos, Carlos Garzon & Arne Starr
    01/21/2014 Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes by Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann
    02/04/2014 Star Trek: Vanguard: In Tempest's Wake (na) by Dayton Ward
    03/15/2014 Star Trek FAQ 2.0: Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond by Mark Clark
    04/21/2014 Just a Geek (audiobook) by Wil Wheaton
    04/22/2014 Dancing Barefoot (audiobook) by Wil Wheaton
    04/23/2014 The Happiest Days of Our Lives (audiobook) by Wil Wheaton
    05/12/2014 Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett
    06/10/2014 Redshirts (audiobook) by John Scalzi
    06/13/2014 Star Trek: TNG: The Q Trilogy (abridged audiobooks) by Peter David with John Delancie
    08/10/2014 New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics (Anthology) Edited by Joseph F. Berenato
    08/26/2014 These Are The Voyages - TOS Season Two by Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn
    09/02/2014 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found) (na) by Paula M. Block & Terry J. Erdmann
    09/06/2014 Star Trek: Countdown (gn) by Orci & Kurtzman, Johnson & Jones/Messina, Niro
    09/06/2014 Star Trek: Nero (gn) by Orci & Kurtzman, Johnson & Jones/Messina, Niro
    09/06/2014 Star Trek (gn) by Orci & Kurtzman, Johnson & Jones/Messina & Balboni, Carlucci, Niro & Traversi
    09/08/2014 Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 (TV Series) by Various
    10/12/2014 Star Trek: The More Things Change (na) by Scott Pearson
    10/14/2014 Star Trek: Seasons of Light and Darkness (na) by Michael A. Martin
    10/26/2014 Star Trek: Voyager: Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer
    11/08/2014 Star Trek: Voyager: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer
    11/09/2014 Star Trek Volume 1 (gn) by Mike Johnson/Molnar & Phillips
    11/10/2014 Star Trek Volume 2 (gn) by Mike Johnson/Corroney & Phillips
    11/10/2014 Star Trek Volume 3 (gn) by Mike Johnson/Molnar & Balboni
    11/10/2014 Star Trek Volume 4 (gn) by Mike Johnson/Molnar, Fajar, Prasetyo, Firmansyah
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Volume 5 (gn) by Mike Johnson/
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Countdown to Darkness (gn) by Orci & Johnson/Messina & Castelvetro
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Khan (gn) by Orci & Johnson/Messina, Castelvetro & Sposito
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Volume 6 After Darkness (gn) by Parrot, Johnson/Balboni, Fajar
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Volume 7 The Khitomer Conflict (gn) by Mike Johnson/Erfan Fajar
    11/11/2014 Star Trek Volume 8 (gn) by Mike Johnson/Lianj, Fajar, Ardhi, Coronney, Moya, Doan
    11/27/2014 Star Trek: Voyager: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer

    I had intended to rewatch all of Voyager before continuing on with the KMFB Relaunch (I read Full Circle several years ago, but never had time to read on) but only got as far as Season Two (Threshold, specifically) before giving up in disgust. Season One was much, MUCH better than I remembered it. Season Two was much, much worse. How did they go from "Pretty Damn Good" to "Oh My Gawd Awful" over the season break?