What was the first Trek book you remember reading?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by SimpleLogic, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. jimternet

    jimternet Ensign Newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    My first was Jeri Taylor's Pathways (in hardback, fairly recently out), and I was hooked ever since. It also provided a good introduction to the Voyager characters, as I was a new Trek viewer at around the same time.

    I'm going to guess at 1998?

    (It's in my parents' loft now with the half of my collection that hasn't yet made it to the flat I've lived in for five years. A good dozen made the transition in a rucksack last week though.)
  2. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    ^Yes, I think that was the first in the series all right.
  3. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    I take back my answer. I forgot I read both Jeri Taylor novels back when they were "considered canon".
  4. WarsTrek1993

    WarsTrek1993 Captain Captain

    Nov 18, 2011
    The Final Frontier, TX
    Spectre, by William Shatner back in 2006.
  5. JRoss

    JRoss Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 19, 2010
    Vendetta by Peter David

    Edit: perhaps it was Q-in-Law, if Q-in-Law is a book where Q messes with somebody's wedding and someone falls from a cliff on the holodeck. I honestly don't remember much from the book. Or maybe it was this audiobook that we all listened to on a road trip, wherein TNG crew encounter a myth-based planet.
  6. Violet.Phoenix

    Violet.Phoenix Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 31, 2011
    A distant corner of the Zeta Quadrant...
    Star Trek Voyager: The Escape. Picked it up at a used bookstore years ago, and I've been reading Trek books ever since.
  7. Faldor

    Faldor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 4, 2001
    the mad spaces between the stars
    TNG: Rogue Saucer. I actually found it in a charity shop not too long ago but didn't feel the need to reread it
  8. Zeo Ranger IX

    Zeo Ranger IX Ensign Red Shirt

    Apr 22, 2008
    TOS's The Three-Minute Universe followed by Vulcan's Glory. Both excellent.
  9. OverlordSpock

    OverlordSpock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 4, 2009
    The Depths of the Murky Platte River...
    Uhura's Song followed by The Entropy Effect.

    Uhura's Song remains one of my all-time favorite Trek novels.
  10. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    The first Trek books I read were the TNG Starfleet Academy books. At the time I was to young to read something that complex, so my mom read them to me as my before bed stories. I continued on with the series myself once I was old enough to read chapter books. I think they might even have been the first chapter books I ever read.
    My first adult Trek books were the first four NF books. But the books that really got me hooked on TrekLit was the Avatar books.
  11. rfmcdpei

    rfmcdpei Captain Captain

    Aug 19, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Me too!
  12. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

    May 26, 2007
    In many different universes, simultaneously.
    Hey, I've been around the Sun 49 times, too! :D

    My first Star Trek book was Star Trek 4 (James Blish), when it first came out - 1975, I think. Then came Star Trek 6, 10, and hundreds more... (I really need a house with a HUUUUGE library - you authors write too damn much! :lol:)
  13. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Oxford, PA
    I've still got a few revolutions on both of you!

    But I'm impressed that you can actually remember which Blish book it was!
  14. Stoek

    Stoek Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 10, 2008
    I'm going to take the question quite literally. There are several Trek books that I read but the first one that I clearly remember was Spock's World. All of the ones before that were enjoyable enough but this was amazing in a way that none of those others were. It felt like I was looking through a window into a real time and place instead of just reading a story.
  15. Technobuilder

    Technobuilder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 5, 1999
    Nashville, TN
    I can't recall the very first Trek novel I ever read, mostly because I bought like 12 differennt Trek Hardcovers on Clearance when I local bookseller was going out of business and then proceeded to read all of them in no particular order one after another.

    I liked them well enough (Federation was the one that left the biggest impression I guess) and the experience of constant reading lead me into picking up my first Trek paperback which was Rogue Saucer by Vornholt. (More for the gimmick of another saucer I guess, I was a kid.) Didn't really love the story, but I decided to give paperbacks another shot.

    So the first Trek Paperback I actually enjoyed was the one I read right after that, which was actually the book that was released the month before...

    Dragon's Honor by the duo of Kij Johnson and Greg Cox...

    So... yeah, what ever happened to Kij?
  16. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2001
    Chattanooga, TN
    Q-Space. Must have been 1996.
  17. Ian Keldon

    Ian Keldon Fleet Captain

    Dec 22, 2011
    "Spock Must Die", sometime around '81-'82 IIRC

    The first TV show I can remember watching is "Beyond the Farthest Star" from TAS.
  18. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Captain Captain

    Jan 30, 2005
    New Vertiform City
    The novelisation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in 1991.
  19. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Me four!
  20. Peak

    Peak Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 26, 2002
    My first two books (after seeing two episodes of Star Trek: TOS and a few episodes of Str Trek: TNG) was Spock's World (Duane) and Final Frontier (Carey).

    Neither of them was especially good for a beginner, I feel. I was a bit confused by what was happening in them for a while.. .P