Authors you can’t go wrong with, part 7

This list continues from part 6.

Peter S. Beagle

Beagle also wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Sarek.”

  • Masterpiece
    • The Last Unicorn
  • Good book
    • A Fine and Private Place

Christopher L. Bennett

Bennett’s Star Trek books are always worth reading.

  • Great books
    • TOS: Ex Machina
    • TNG: Greater than the Sum
    • TITAN: Orion’s Hounds
    • ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Watching the Clock
    • ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Forgotten History
    • ST: Typhon Pact #5 — The Struggle Within
  • Good book
    • TITAN: Over a Torrent Sea

Margaret Wander Bonanno

Bonanno has written some terrific Star Trek books, as well as one (Probe) that was rewritten against her wishes.

  • Great books
    • TOS: Burning Dreams
    • TOS: Dwellers in the Crucible
    • TOS: Strangers From the Sky

Diane Carey

Carey was a prolific Star Trek author in the old days.

  • Great books
    • TOS: Battlestations!
    • TOS: Best Destiny
    • TOS: Dreadnaught!
    • TOS: First Frontier (with Dr. James I. Kirkland)
    • TOS: Invasion #1 — First Strike
    • TNG: Ship of the Line

Christie Golden

With her Star Trek novels, Golden has focused on the Voyager series but also wrote a fitting final adventure for the Original Series crew.

  • Great books
    • TOS: The Last Roundup
    • VOY: The Farther Shore
    • VOY: Homecoming
    • VOY: Seven of Nine

Nalo Hopkinson

Hopkinson’s books are infused with her Carribean upbringing.

  • Great books
    • Brown Girl in the Ring
    • Midnight Robber

Jean Lorrah

Outside the Star Trek universe Lorrah is probably most famous for her Sime/Gen series with Jacqueline Lichtenberg.

  • Great books
    • TOS: The IDIC Epidemic
    • TOS: The Vulcan Academy Murders
    • TNG: Metamorphosis

James Morrow

Morrow’s books will make you laugh and think.

  • Great books
    • Only Begotten Daughter
    • Towing Jehovah

Jo Walton

I’ve also read some of Walton’s nonfiction book What Makes This Book So Great.

  • Masterpiece
    • Tooth and Claw
  • Great book
    • Among Others

Peter Watts

Watts’ books are somewhat difficult to read but they contain fascinating ideas.

  • Great books
    • Blindsight
    • Starfish

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