Star Trek: The Amazing Stories

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{5/5} “It is not possible for me to be with you today to honor my father. I am far away on a mission to promote galactic peace. My mission honors my father’s memory. Sarek and I often did not agree. Everyone knows that. And yet… he is the reason I am where I am today.” […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds V

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{5/5} “Within the confines of the library, the cadets were polished, serious, stiff. Outside, in the fresh air, amid the profusion of color, with the soft green grass beneath them, they were seedlings reaching for the sun. With their guards down and their minds open, they were flowers ready to blossom.” (from “Efflorescence”) Star Trek: […]

New Suns

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{5/5} “A country that has reached the age of wisdom would stop building monuments to the warmongers of its history, but rather erect them for its peacemakers, those who saved lives by preventing the course of events from descending into a time of sword and fire.” (from “The Virtue of Unfaithful Translations”) New Suns: Original […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds IV

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{5/5} “The thought processes of individuals are overly and confusingly complex… influenced by innumerable factors and sometimes contradictory input, to the point where one cannot fully understand one’s own mental actions and reactions, let alone hope to comprehend those of others.” (Seven, from “Black Hats”) Star Trek: Strange New Worlds IV edited by Dean Wesley […]

Star Trek: Voyager — Distant Shores

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{5/5} “Neelix may have been the nominal morale officer, and Tom Paris was clearly the life of the party hereabouts… but as she watched the crew interact, Marika sensed that Harry Kim was the true heart of Voyager, a stalwart, gentle, optimistic anchor keeping the crew from losing faith or growing embittered, as their counterparts […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds III

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{5/5} “When the bad memories rear up, I check to see if they have any relevance to my present circumstances. If they do, I learn whatever lesson they have to teach me. If they don’t, I summon happy thoughts and overwhelm the sadness, drowning my sorrows in joy.” (from “Dorian’s Diary”) Star Trek: Strange New […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Exhalation – Ted Chiang Stories of […]

Hieroglyph

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{4.5/5} “Audacious projects like the Great Pyramids, the Hoover Dam, or a moon landing didn’t just happen by accident. Someone had to imagine them and create a narrative that brought that vision to life for others. They are dreams that became real not because they were easy, but because they were hard… Big dreams — […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II

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{4.5/5} “Regarded in hushed circles as the ultimate temporal demon, Captain Kirk had apparently made a career of instilling ulcers in DTI agents up to, including, and after his death. That he should also be the man credited with finding the most sophisticated and powerful time-travel apparatus in history had made him the bane of […]