Star Trek: Voyager (season 7)

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{5/5} “Two crews, Maquis and Starfleet, are going to become one, and they’ll make as big a mark on the Delta Quadrant as it’ll make on them, by protecting people like the Ocampans, curing diseases, encouraging peace. Children like Naomi and Icheb are going to grow up on this ship and call it home. And […]

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. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

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 […]

VOY String Theory: Evolution

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{4.5/5} “While most of these hotshots around here act all blasé about rearranging planetary systems and making stars go nova, the truth is, simple games of chance entertain them endlessly. I’ve seen Q at the slots for days, shoveling in their chips and pulling the handle to see if the primordial DNA combinations the box […]

Star Trek: Voyager (season 6)

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{5/5} “Keep a docking bay open for us.” — Captain Janeway, to Admiral Paris on Earth Star Trek: Voyager season 6, aired in 1999-2000 When the Doctor starts daydreaming, he imagines that he becomes the Emergency Command Hologram when Janeway becomes incapacitated. Back on Earth, Reg Barclay has become obsessed with finding a way to […]

VOY String Theory: Fusion

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{4.5/5} “Chakotay was not at all surprised to see that in the space of a breath, the jovial woman who had just lingered lovingly over a child’s drawing was gone and in her place stood the most determined leader to ever right point on a Federation vessel. Sometimes he thought they had survived this long […]

VOY String Theory: Cohesion

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{4.5/5} “‘You would retain your individuality, Lieutenant, not become a member of the collective. You couldn’t because there is no collective here.’ Seven of Nine stopped then and considered, realizing she was not being completely accurate. ‘Actually, that is not true: we would be the collective — a collective of two.’” Star Trek: Voyager — […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3)

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{5/5} “You had me at ‘unsanctioned mission.’” — Philippa Georgiou Star Trek: Discovery season 3, aired in 2020 Burnham arrives 930 years in the future, and immediately runs into Book, a courier. He reveals that the Federation is gone, having fallen after a tragedy called the Burn. Discovery finally arrives as well, but it crashes […]

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 […]

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 2020 Una McCormack PICARD: The Last Best Hope     2019 David Mack TNG: Collateral Damage Greg Cox TOS: The Antares Maelstrom       Dave Galanter DISCO: Dead Endless       Una McCormack DISCO: The Way to the […]