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 […]

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders

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{5/5} “James T. Kirk could no longer count the number of planets he had visited in his lifetime of careening about the galaxy, but he knew of very few with any size of human population that did not have an Italian restaurant.” Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah, published in 1984 Kirk, […]

Star Trek: The Last Roundup

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{4.5/5} “It’s noble to die for a friend, for someone you love and value. But how much nobler — and harder — is it to die for a stranger? Commander Sandra Lower died for people she had never met. And she made that choice freely. Now that, cadets, is a command decision.” Star Trek: The […]

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: […]

The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

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{4.5/5} “What I took mostly from these events was what I tried to tell Seven of Nine later, that a single act of compassion can transform us. Having met Tret Rekheny, however briefly, it was not so easy, in future, for me to think of all Cardassians as cruel, as murderous, as vicious. Some of […]