What novel can you re-read all the time?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Mage, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    There are some Trek novels I can just re-read all the time. Novels like Destiny ofcourse, but also A Singular Destiny or DRGIII's duology for the Typhon Pact, Vanguard: Harbinger and Mission Gamma: Twilight, to name a few.

    What are some of the Trek novels you can just re-read God knows how often, and never get bored with?
  2. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    I can't think of ANY novels I've read more than twice, nor any I would really want to.

    I might have a third run through Lord Of The Rings if I live long enough...
  3. Mimi

    Mimi Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 17, 2013
    I first got into trek literature reading 'A Stitch in Time' and 'The Never-ending Sacrifice.' I've reread the first, and will most likely reread the second at some point. But at the moment, I'm rushing through the rest of the DS9 relaunch books to get caught up with the current novels.
  4. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Rhode Island, USA
    Lots of the old TOS numbered books, Prime Directive, Federation for starters...
  5. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I've reread A Stitch in Time, both Avatars, the first 5 or 6 New Frontier, and Mission Gamma: Twilight.
    I have a bunch of others I hope tor reread eventually too.
    The rest of the DS9R
    Vanguard up to the last too
    The last 3 ATT books
    Orion's Hounds
    The Mirror Universe series
    The Myriad Universes series
    Serpents Among The Ruins
    The Art of the Impossible
    The Terok Nor trilogy
  6. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

    Jun 9, 2013
    The Captain's Table
    The Crucible books are always fun to read.

  7. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 12, 2010
    Spock's World, although I skip all of the Vulcan chapters except the one with Sarek and Amanda.
    Prime Directive.
    Maybe Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan. I like the background you don't see in the movie.
  8. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

    Dec 19, 2011
    The Escape by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristin Kathryn Rusch?
  9. Stoek

    Stoek Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2008
    Wellll let's see...

    Spock's World
    Articles Of The Federation
    A Singular Destiny
    Dark Mirror
    Ex Machina
    Both DTI novels
  10. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 3, 2003
    Andrew Timson
    Off the top of my head:

    My Enemy, My Ally
    The Romulan Way
    Articles of the Federation
    Dark Mirror
    A Stitch in Time
    Well of Souls
    Once Burned
  11. TrekAlliance92

    TrekAlliance92 Captain Captain

    Jan 15, 2005
    Some of my favorites to re-read include these standalones:
    The Original Series - Chain of Attack, The Three-Minute Universe
    The Next Generation - A Fury Scorned, Rogue Saucer
    Deep Space Nine - Fallen Heroes, Devil in the Sky, The Long Night
    Voyager - Ragnarok, Incident at Arbuk, Death of a Neutron Star

    And, these too:
    The Destiny Trilogy, The Eugenics Wars: One & Two, Brave and the Bold: TOS Story, Star Trek: New Earth (Books 2 & 5), Shatnerverse (Ashes of Eden, Avenger, Preserver), The Genesis Wave: Books 1 & 2
  12. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    If I could have seen the reading list of Trek books I have today when I started reading them 10 years ago, it would have been around 230 books and ebooks that I would eventually want to read, and thats not counting comics. After a decade I have read about 170. At the pace I'm going currently, with reading other things and having less time to read right now, it should take me 8 years to finish reading every Trek book I currently want to read. And thats not counting the books that will be released between now and then.

    So basically I don't read fast enough to ever go back and read something a second time. There are books I want to read again but who know if I'll ever get that chance.

    Wow putting numbers to all that makes me really want to quicken my reading pace. :(
  13. CaffeineAddict

    CaffeineAddict Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 25, 2013
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Its rare I read a book more than once, though I have read New Frontier through multiple times, albeit quite a few years apart. The only book I think I've read more than twice is Once Burned. That may be my favourite Trek novel.
  14. Kirks_Flying_Wig

    Kirks_Flying_Wig Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 13, 2006
    Q&A, Burning Dreams and Federation are the only novels I've read more than three times. I re-read all of Vanguard before reading Storming Heaven and I plan to re-read it all the way through again some day.

    I've re-read certain short stories from The Sky's The Limit and Shards and Shadows a few times too.
  15. chris_masters5

    chris_masters5 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 29, 2011
    Manchester, England
    The only novels I've read more than once is the DS9 Millenium trilogy.
  16. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    Adam Bede
  17. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    I love re-reading my favorite trek books like I like re-watching favorite trek episodes. I'm currently re-reading KRAD's A Singular Destiny. I've re-read all three Destiny books; Full Circle is a favorite. Both of David Mack's A Time To... books, as well as DRG3's Serpents Among the Ruins. The list continually grows...
  18. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    I re-read Diane Duane's The Wounded Sky every couple of years or so. Just a fun book.
  19. CaptPapa

    CaptPapa Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 15, 2009
    I really do not know . . .
    I have no problem rereading favorites, particularly these:

    The Vulcan Academy Murders

    Yesterday's Son
    Time for Yesterday

    Spock's World

    It's like visiting old friends.
  20. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Q-Squared by Peter David and Dark Mirror by Diane Duane are novels that I've read multiple times since childhood. Mind you, I haven't read them in some time. I think I'm due!