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 […]

Star Trek: Heart of the Sun

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{3.5/5} Star Trek: Heart of the Sun by Pamela Sargent & George Zebrowski, published in 1997 The Enterprise has been travelling to a few far flung planets whose databases fell victim to a virus. The last on the list, Tyrtaeus, proves to be a bit of a chore — the people aren’t particularly welcoming to […]

Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise

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{4/5} Star Trek: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox, published in 2014 The Enterprise is summoned to a system where two planets, Pavak and Oyolo, have been at war and are attempting to make peace. An ambassador is aboard to help broker a treaty — that ambassador is Kevin Riley. When Kirk is on […]

Best tie-in novels by year

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

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 […]

Star Trek: The Fall — Peaceable Kingdoms

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{4.5/5} Star Trek: The Fall — Peaceable Kingdoms by Dayton Ward, published in 2013 Captain Picard and the Enterprise are stuck at Ferenginar due to President pro tem Ishan’s orders. But Dr. Crusher sneaks away after getting a secret message from her old Cardassian friend Ilona Daret. Meanwhile Admirals Riker and Akaar at Starfleet Command […]

Star Trek: The Fall — The Poisoned Chalice

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{4.5/5} Star Trek: The Fall — The Poisoned Chalice by James Swallow, published in 2013 After “the shot heard round the galaxy” the Titan is recalled to Earth and Captain William Riker is promoted to Rear Admiral. He’s not sure the promotion is a good thing, especially when he begins to suspect that someone in […]

Star Trek: The Fall — A Ceremony of Losses

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{4.5/5} Star Trek: The Fall — A Ceremony of Losses by David Mack, published in 2013 Andor has seceded from the Federation and is being courted by the Typhon Pact. But if the Andorians can’t solve their fertility crisis soon, they’ll face extinction. Against orders, Dr. Julian Bashir makes it his mission to help the […]