Star Trek: TNG — Armageddon’s Arrow

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{4.5/5} “There were numerous stories and tall tales shared by senior cadets alleging that the simple matter of naming a new vessel ‘Enterprise’ brought with it the jinx of being plagued by all manner of time-based trickery, and that the Federation’s Department of Temporal Investigations even had a special group, ‘Section 1701,’ dedicated to nothing […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Takedown

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{4.5/5} “This is Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise… Aventine, you are ordered to stand down immediately. I repeat, stand down immediately, or we will fire!” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Takedown by John Jackson Miller, published in 2015 Admiral Riker has been sent to a peace conference that will be attended by […]

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — The Missing

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{4.5/5} “A careful student of other worlds and cultures quickly learns to look beyond the formal face presented to discover what he or she can about the ordinary people — or, even more wisely, the marginal. One learns the true nature of a civilization from the way it treats its sick, weak, and poor.” Star […]

Tie-in books

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

The tie-in books that I will continue to read come from the worlds of Star Trek, Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica. Ones I’ve tried in the past include Star Wars, The X-Files, and Indiana Jones. Novels Best of the best B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

Star Trek: Devil’s Bargain

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{4.5/5} “A Vesbian must not be away from the local ecology for more than a few weeks. If one of us is, he or she will develop a rapid autoimmune collapse that will bring on death within days… We need the biosphere of this world. We are genetically engineered to need it, and this process […]

Star Trek: Renegades

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{3.5/5} “Your sacrifice honours me.” Star Trek: Renegades, released in 2015 Two primary worlds where the Federation gets its dilithium have been destroyed. Admiral Chekov knows who’s behind it but the Federation Council refuses to listen. He asks his old friend Tuvok to put together a special team to take care of this problem — […]

Star Trek: In the Name of Honor

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{4.5/5} “‘The legend of Kahless,’ Koloth continued, ‘is the foundation upon which the Empire stands. Without his guidance, we are doomed to a fate of self-destruction. For a time, that was forgotten by many Klingons. Other, selfish concerns blinded us to Kahless’ teachings, but that is beginning to change.’” Star Trek: In the Name of […]

Star Trek: Crisis of Consciousness

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{4/5} “Instinctively, the Captain knew not to ask her who she was to try, convict, and carry out a sentence for past crimes. The consciousnesses within Zhatan probably remembered the atrocities they suffered. To her — to all of them — this was not something from a school lesson. It was their personal history.” Star […]

Star Trek: TNG — The Light Fantastic

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{4.5/5} Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Light Fantastic by Jeffrey Lang, published in 2014 Data has left Starfleet and is living with his daughter Lal on Orion Prime — he inherited a casino there from his father Dr. Soong. Then Lal is kidnapped by someone he never expected to see again — Moriarty. […]

Star Trek: TNG — Immortal Coil

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{4.5/5} “You can’t battle life… You have to learn to treat it like a waltz and your problems are your partner. Step lightly, try to keep time with the music and smile.” Star Trek: The Next Generation — Immortal Coil by Jeffrey Lang, published in 2002 The Enterprise is called to the Daystrom Institute on […]