Best tie-in novels by year

Here’s a list of the best novels that tie in with a TV show. The TV shows that make the grade are Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, and the Star Trek shows. The big winner is Peter David, with 5 books in the winner column.

Legend:

B5 Babylon 5
BSG Battlestar Galactica
DS9 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
ST Star Trek crossover
TITAN Star Trek: Titan
TNG Star Trek: The Next Generation
TOS Star Trek: The Original Series
VOY Star Trek: Voyager

 

Winner Runner Ups
Year Author Title Author Title
2014 Greg Cox TOS: No Time Like the Past
2013 Una McCormack ST: The Fall — The Crimson Shadow David R. George III TOS: Allegiance in Exile
David R. George III ST: The Fall — Revelation and Dust
David Mack ST: The Fall — A Ceremony of Losses
James Swallow ST: The Fall — The Poisoned Chalice
Dayton Ward ST: The Fall — Peaceable Kingdoms
2012 David Mack TNG: Cold Equations — The Persistence of Memory Christopher Bennett ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Forgotten History
David R. George III ST: Typhon Pact — Plagues of Night
David R. George III ST: Typhon Pact — Raise the Dawn
David Mack TNG: Cold Equations — Silent Weapons
David Mack TNG: Cold Equations — The Body Electric
Michael A. Martin TITAN: Fallen Gods
Una McCormack ST: Typhon Pact — Brinkmanship
2011 Christopher Bennett ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Watching the Clock David R. George III ST: Typhon Pact — Rough Beasts of Empire
Dayton Ward ST: Typhon Pact — Paths of Disharmony
2010 Michael A. Martin ST: Typhon Pact — Seize the Fire David Mack ST: Typhon Pact — Zero Sum Game
2009 Mike W. Barr & others TOS: Mere Anarchy Keith R. A. DeCandido ST: A Singular Destiny
Dave Galanter TOS: Troublesome Minds
William Leisner TNG: Losing the Peace
2008 David Mack ST: Destiny Book 3 — Lost Souls Christopher Bennett TNG: Greater than the Sum
David Mack ST: Destiny Book 1 — Gods of Night
David Mack ST: Destiny Book 2 — Mere Mortals
2007 David R. George III TOS Crucible: Kirk – The Star to Every Wandering Peter David TNG: Before Dishonor
Keith R. A. DeCandido TNG: Q & A
J. M. Dillard TNG: Resistance
Steven Harper BSG: Unity
Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz TOS: Vulcan’s Soul, Book Three — Epiphany
Geoffrey Thorne TITAN: Sword of Damocles
2006 David R. George III TOS Crucible: McCoy — Provenance of Shadows Christopher Bennett TITAN: Orion’s Hounds
Margaret Wander Bonnano TOS: Burning Dreams
Peter David BSG: Sagittarius is Bleeding
Diane Duane TOS: Rihannsu, Book Five — The Empty Chair
David R. George III TOS Crucible: Spock – The Fire and the Rose
Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz TOS: Vulcan’s Soul, Book Two — Exiles
2005 Michael Jan Friedman TNG: Death in Winter Christopher Bennett TOS: Ex Machina
Gene DeWeese ST: Engines of Destiny
Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels TITAN: Taking Wing
Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels TITAN: The Red King
2004 Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz TOS: Vulcan’s Soul, Book One — Exodus
2003 Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels ST: The Lost Era — The Sundered Christie Golden VOY: The Farther Shore
Christie Golden VOY: Homecoming
2002 Christie Golden TOS: The Last Roundup
2001 Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages — Invoking Darkness Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages — Casting Shadows
Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages — Summoning Light
S. D. Perry DS9: Avatar, Book One
S. D. Perry DS9: Avatar, Book Two
John Vornholt TNG: Genesis Wave, Book Two
2000 Peter David B5: Legions of Fire — Out of the Darkness Peter David B5: Legions of Fire — Armies of Light and Dark
Diane Duane TOS: Rihannsu, Book Four: Honor Blade
Diane Duane TOS: Rihannsu, Book Three: Swordhunt
Andrew J. Robinson DS9: A Stitch in Time
William Shatner & others TOS: Preserver
John Vornholt TNG: Genesis Wave, Book One
1999 J. Gregory Keyes B5: Final Reckoning — The Fate of Bester Peter David B5: Legions of Fire — The Long Night of Centauri Prime
J. Gregory Keyes B5: Deadly Relations — Bester Ascendant
William Shatner & others TOS: Dark Victory
Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz TOS: Vulcan’s Heart
Armin Shimerman & David R. George III DS9: The 34th Rule
1998 Peter David TNG: Triangle — Imzadi II Christie Golden VOY: Seven of Nine
J. Gregory Keyes B5: Dark Genesis — The Birth of the Psi Corps
Jerry Oltion TOS: The Captain’s Table — Where Seas Meets Sky
William Shatner & others TOS: Spectre
1997 Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz TOS: Vulcan’s Forge Diane Carey TNG: Ship of the Line
William Shatner & others TOS: Avenger
John Vornholt TOS: Mind Meld
1996 Diane Carey TOS: Invasion — First Strike L. A. Graf DS9: Invasion — Time’s Enemy
Dafydd ab Hugh VOY: Invasion — The Final Fury
William Shatner & others TOS: The Return
Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch TNG: Invasion — The Soldiers of Fear
1995 William Shatner & others TOS: The Ashes of Eden Diane Carey & Dr. James I. Kirkland TOS: First Frontier
Peter David TOS: The Captain’s Daughter
J. M. Dillard TOS: Recovery
Michael Jan Friedman TNG: Crossover
1994 Peter David TNG: Q-Squared A. C. Crispin TOS: Sarek
L. A. Graf TOS: Traitor Winds
Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens TOS: Federation
1993
1992 Peter David TNG: Imzadi Diane Carey TOS: Best Destiny
John Vornholt TOS: Sanctuary
1991 Peter David TNG: Q-in-Law Peter David TOS: The Rift
Peter David TNG: Vendetta
1990 Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens TOS: Prime Directive Peter David TNG: A Rock and a Hard Place
Diane Duane TOS: Doctor’s Orders
Jean Lorrah TNG: Metamorphosis
1989 J. M. Dillard TOS: The Lost Years Peter David TNG: Strike Zone
Michael Jan Friedman TOS: Double, Double
Michael Jan Friedman TNG: A Call to Darkness
1988 Diane Duane TOS: Spock’s World A. C. Crispin TOS: Time For Yesterday
D. C. Fontana TOS: Vulcan’s Glory
Jean Lorrah TOS: The IDIC Epidemic
Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens TOS: Memory Prime
1987 John M. Ford TOS: How Much For Just the Planet? Margaret Wander Bonnano TOS: Strangers From the Sky
1986 Vonda N. McIntyre TOS: Enterprise — The First Adventure Diane Carey TOS: Battlestations!
Diane Carey TOS: Dreadnaught!
J. M. Dillard TOS: Demons
J. M. Dillard TOS: Mindshadow
1985 Barbaba Hambly TOS: Ishmael Margaret Wander Bonnano TOS: Dwellers in the Crucible
Della Van Hise TOS: Killing Time
Janet Kagan TOS: Uhura’s Song
1984 Diane Duane TOS: My Enemy, My Ally John M. Ford TOS: The Final Reflection
Jean Lorrah TOS: The Vulcan Academy Murders
Melinda Snodgrass TOS: The Tears of the Singers
1983 A. C. Crispin TOS: Yesterday’s Son
1982
1981 Vonda N. McIntyre TOS: The Entropy Effect

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