The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

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{5/5} “The universe is a vast and wild place, and in this chaotic variety lies not disintegration, but the means to realize a fuller, more sustained unity of self. In embracing what is different in others, we become more fully ourselves.” The Autobiography of Mr. Spock by Una McCormack, published in 2021 Before his mission […]

Star Trek

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Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. Spock Must Die! by James Blish 1970 -> 2/5 The Entropy Effect […]

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 VOY: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer VOY: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The […]

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 2021 Christopher L. Bennett TOS: Living Memory Cassandra Rose Clarke TNG: Shadows Have Offended 2020 Una McCormack PICARD: The Last Best Hope Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Higher Frontier       Kirsten Beyer VOY: To Lose the Earth   […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 2)

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{5/5} “Half the time when you see someone with the wrong amount of pips around here it’s usually just delicious street corn.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2, aired in 2021 Mariner and the captain, her mother, are getting a bit tired of working so closely together. Tendi thinks Rutherford has a problem in his […]

Star Trek: Living Memory

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{4.5/5} “The Federation isn’t perfect. We’re better than most, but we only got that way because of past generations of protestors who pushed for a better world. And we do backslide now and then — our leaders get complacent and lazy and need a kick in the pants to remind them what we stand for.” […]

Star Trek: The Higher Frontier

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{4.5/5} “Seems to me that you can’t learn that much from someone who’s already like you. That might just be why we’re out here exploring strange new worlds instead of ordinary old ones.” Star Trek: The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett, published in 2020 When many Aenar are killed on Andoria by unknown attackers, […]

Star Trek: TNG — Shadows Have Offended

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{4.5/5} “Picard laughed. It was the easiest he’d ever felt in Lwaxana’s presence. He realized with a start that he had been so involved in learning what happened that he had, just for the few moments it took her to tell the story, allowed himself to forget about Kota, the Enterprise, and the Romulan, and […]

Star Trek: Spock Must Die!

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{2/5} “Perhaps you can learn to live with two Spocks, but it would be somewhat painful for me. If you would imagine what it would be like to have a second James T. Kirk abroad in the universe, you will readily understand why.” Star Trek: Spock Must Die! by James Blish, published in 1970 The […]

Star Trek: The Final Reflection

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{4.5/5} “Krenn squeezed another sip of brandy down his throat. He knew perfectly well — and these officers must know that he knew — how often best qualified for a special mission meant most expendable.” Star Trek: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford, published in 1984 After everyone else has read the novel “The […]