Star Trek: TNG — The Last Stand

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{4.5/5} “We’ve been seeing the Krann only as wanderers, as rootless transients. We’ve been thinking that Krann society must have been affected in any number of bad ways by their ceaseless traveling. We forgot that the Krann live here. They’re used to being transients — except that they don’t think of themselves as that.” Star […]

Star Trek: TNG — Guises of the Mind

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{4/5} “I’ve never known you to turn away from anyone. That’s love, Data, that’s heart… Love isn’t just about emotion; it’s about choices and action. That’s why I say you have a heart, and like the rest of us, you just have to learn how to recognize what it’s telling you.” — Guinan Star Trek: […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Vendetta

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{4.5/5} “Instead of taking things at face value, you should be looking below the surface. You should see what could be, instead of what is. Anyone can fight a battle that’s easy to win. It’s fighting the battles that are impossible to win that causes humanity to take those great leaps forward.” Star Trek: The […]

Ark

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{4.5/5} “I’m no John Kennedy. If you want to hear the speech he gave on 15th May 1961, go find it. But the mandate I’m giving you now is similar. You have a challenge to fulfill that is immeasurably harder than flying to the moon, yet immeasurably more important. Your starship must be ready to […]

Flood

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{4.5/5} “The fact was, her access to HeadSpace was the product of a complex and interconnected society, the capstone of a pyramid grounded in very old technologies, in farming and mining and manufacture and transport and energy production. It was only as that essential pyramid was crumbling that Maria became fully aware of its existence.” […]

Infinity Beach

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{4.5/5} “We don’t like horizons. We don’t like limits. We always want to see beyond them. We don’t stop at the water’s edge, do we? What is a beach to us but a place from which to launch ourselves at the future?” Infinity Beach by Jack McDevitt, published in 2000 Humans were creating 6 novas […]

Star Trek: TNG — A Call to Darkness

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{4.5/5} “There were no benefits to being the first driver in the line… Mostly, it was a burden. But Picard had taken it up without hesitation. It gave him a measure of control over what happened to him. If he couldn’t dredge up his past, at least he could take an active part in preserving […]

Necessity

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{4.5/5} “People from the Republics hold the pursuit of excellence as a goal. The other cultural goals I have encountered in my experience and researches seem much less conducive to producing happiness for individuals and societies. Additionally, we do all believe in constant examination of facts and positions; and even when this decays to pious […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Dayton Ward DISCO: Drastic Measures James Swallow DISCO: Fear Itself 2017 David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ENT: Rise of the Federation […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Ruin     2018 Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Infinity Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few       John Scalzi Head On 2017 Kim Stanley Robinson New York 2140 Stephen Baxter The Massacre of […]